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Rhombiferan cystoid Holocystites cylindricus from Ripley County, Indiana

Fossil Type:

Rhombiferan (Cystoid)

Name:

Holocystites cylindricus (Hall)

Formation:

Osgood

Age:

Wenlockian, Middle Silurian

Location:

Ripley Co., Indiana

Notes:

Rhombiferans (cystoids) are uncommon fossils, though there a certain formations and locations with them in abundance. The Osgood Formation of Ripley County, Indiana is one example. This is a well-preserved specimen from the Rick Schrantz collection.

Date Posted:

April 16, 2014

 

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