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Pterotoblastus gracile oral view     Pterotoblastus gracile side view

Fossil Type:

Blastoid

Name:

Pterotoblastus gracile Wanner

Formation:

Basleo Beds

Age:

Upper Permian

Location:

Basleo, Timor, Indonesia

Notes:

“Pteroto” refers to wings, the extended plates on this species. Compare it to Pterotocrinus, a Mississippian crinoid with so-called wing plates.  This tiny blastoid is only about 5 mm across, one of many species documented from the Basleo beds of Timor in Indonesia. Anonymous collection.

Date Posted:

February 3, 2016

 

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