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Geniculograptus typicus mass mortality preserved

Fossil Type:

Graptolite

Name:

Geniculograptus typicus (Hall)?

Formation:

Kope

Age:

Cincinnatian, Upper Ordovician

Location:

Carroll Co., Kentucky

Notes:

Planktonic colonial hemicordate, graptolites are widely distributed floating on ancient sea currents. They are often found in mass mortality burials when conditions became deleterious. Click here for a view with detail. Anonymous collection.

Date Posted:

December 18, 2014

 

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