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Adam's Early / Lower Devonian
Tidgy's Dad posted a topic in Member CollectionsThe Devonian period is known as "The Age of Fish", but could also be known as "The Age of Brachiopods." In the Early / Lower Devonian, brachiopods reached the height of their diversity towards its end in the Emsian. We see the ancestral groups occurring, lingulids, craniids, orthids, protorthids, pentamerids, rhynchonellids and strophomenids, as well as the later successful groups we have seen before such as atrypids, athyrids and orthotetids, plus the rise of spiriferids, spiriferinids and productids and the beginning of the terebratulids. By the end of the Devonian , several of these g
two encrusting trepostome bryozoans?
Ramona posted a topic in Fossil IDI'm still trying to find an example of a xenomorph for @Rockwood and I ran across this strange scene on my 57 pound rock (yes, we weighed it) from my son's land in Pulaski, TN. I know from what I learned here that the pink part is trepostome bryozoan fossils (I love the coloring, by the way!). It appears to have almost a shell over it, though? And in another place a portion of it is "peeking through" the shell like substance? Is that another type of encrusting bryozoan? If so, would that make this a xenomorph? Thanks! Ramona
The beauty of bryozoa
Ramona posted a topic in Member CollectionsI hope this is allowed in the Fossil ID portion of the forum. I have learned so much here that I just want to "give back" for a moment. I am a photographer by trade and I want to share a few photos that show the beauty of bryozoa - trepostome bryozoan fossils in this case (thanks to the help from folks on this forum!) These are not huge and monumental discoveries, but the more I study them, the more I am fascinated by them. The more I learn, the more I NEED to learn. These creatures are beautiful in form, color, and substance. I have no questions in this post - just wanted to say THANKS i