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    DPS Ammonite
    • 1.75 mm across silicified shell of a microconchid, a possible Lophophorate, that is sometimes referred to as a “worm tube”. It is encrusted on a Caninia coral. Found in the Pennsylvanian Naco Formation limestone from northern Arizona. 
       

      Two microconchids are visible on the bottom of the lower right hand coral.
       

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microconchida

    Taxonomy

    Microconchid

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: ?
    Class: Tentaculita
    Order: Microconchida
    Family: ?
    Genus: ?
    Species: ?

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Paleozoic
    Period: Carboniferous
    Epoch: Middle
    International Age: Moscovian

    Stratigraphy

    Naco Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: Me
    Date Collected: 10/26/2020
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Dimensions

    Diameter: 1.75mm

    Location

    Roberts Mesa
    Gila County
    Arizona
    United States

    Comments

    1.75 mm across silicified shell of a microconchid, a possible Lophophorate, that is sometimes referred to as a “worm tube”. It is encrusted on a Caninia coral. Found in the Pennsylvanian Naco Formation limestone from northern Arizona. 
     

    Two microconchids are visible on the bottom of the lower right hand coral.
     

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microconchida

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    minnbuckeye

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    Those are tiny epibionts!! It took me awhile to find them. As I immerse myself into the hobby of fossils, I have learned to look much closer than I used to. Bigger is NOT better as is shown with your find. 

     

     Mike 

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