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Found 21 results

  1. From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral with Favositdae Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. The split taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia/Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria/Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa/ Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Stauriida/†Favositida Family: †Pycnostylidae/†Favositidae Genus: †Pycnostylus/†Favosites
  2. From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral with Favositdae Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. The split taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia/Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria/Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa/ Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Stauriida/†Favositida Family: †Pycnostylidae/†Favositidae Genus: †Pycnostylus/†Favosites
  3. From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral with Favositdae Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. The split taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia/Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria/Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa/ Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Stauriida/†Favositida Family: †Pycnostylidae/†Favositidae Genus: †Pycnostylus/†Favosites
  4. From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral with Favositdae Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. The split taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia/Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria/Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa/ Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Stauriida/†Favositida Family: †Pycnostylidae/†Favositidae Genus: †Pycnostylus/†Favosites
  5. From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral with Favositdae Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. The split taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia/Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria/Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa/ Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Stauriida/†Favositida Family: †Pycnostylidae/†Favositidae Genus: †Pycnostylus/†Favosites
  6. From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral with Favositdae Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. The split taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia/Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria/Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa/ Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Stauriida/†Favositida Family: †Pycnostylidae/†Favositidae Genus: †Pycnostylus/†Favosites
  7. From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral with Favositdae Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. The split taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia/Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria/Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa/ Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Stauriida/†Favositida Family: †Pycnostylidae/†Favositidae Genus: †Pycnostylus/†Favosites
  8. From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral with Favositdae Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. The split taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia/Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria/Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa/ Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Stauriida/†Favositida Family: †Pycnostylidae/†Favositidae Genus: †Pycnostylus/†Favosites
  9. From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral with Favositdae Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. The split taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia/Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria/Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa/ Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Stauriida/†Favositida Family: †Pycnostylidae/†Favositidae Genus: †Pycnostylus/†Favosites
  10. Pycnostylus Coral a1.JPG

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa Order: †Stauriida Family: †Pycnostylidae Genus: †Pycnostylus
  11. Pycnostylus Coral a1.JPG

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa Order: †Stauriida Family: †Pycnostylidae Genus: †Pycnostylus
  12. Pycnostylus Coral a1.JPG

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa Order: †Stauriida Family: †Pycnostylidae Genus: †Pycnostylus
  13. Pycnostylus Coral a1.JPG

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Pycnostylus Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Pycnostylus Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore. The genus Pycnostylus differs from Amplexus only in the circumstance that it grows in colonies of compound and apparently fasciculated corallites. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Rugosa Order: †Stauriida Family: †Pycnostylidae Genus: †Pycnostylus
  14. Favosites Coral A1.JPG

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Favosites Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Favositida Family: †Favositidae Genus: †Favosites
  15. Favosites Coral A1.JPG

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Favosites Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Favositida Family: †Favositidae Genus: †Favosites
  16. Favosites Coral A1.JPG

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Favosites Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Favositida Family: †Favositidae Genus: †Favosites
  17. Favosites Coral A1.JPG

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Favosites Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Favositida Family: †Favositidae Genus: †Favosites
  18. Favosites Coral A1.JPG

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Favosites Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Favositida Family: †Favositidae Genus: †Favosites
  19. Favosites Coral A1.JPG

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Favosites Coral Helderberg Limestone, found Central City area, Somerset County, PA; probably transported from Bedford County, PA Devonian Age (~400 Million Years ago) Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral"). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles. The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician to Late Permian. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa, Subclass: †Tabulata Order: †Favositida Family: †Favositidae Genus: †Favosites
  20. Orthida brachiopod.JPG

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Order Orthida brachiopod Pennsylvania, USA Ordovician Period (485.4 -443.8 million years ago) Orthida is an extinct order of brachiopods which appeared during the Early Cambrian period and became very diverse by the Ordovician, living in shallow-shelf seas. Orthids are the oldest member of the subphylum Rhynchonelliformea, and is the order from which all other brachiopods of this group stem. Physically they are usually strophic, with well-developed interareas. They also commonly have radiating ribs, sulcus, and fold structures. Typically one valve, often the brachial valve, is flatter than the other. The interior structure of the brachial valves are usually simple. In shape they are sub-circular to elliptical, with typically biconvex valves. There is some debate over the forms that first appeared of this order as to how they should be classified. However, they began to differentiate themselves by the late Early Cambrian period, and by the late Cambrian period had diversified into numerous varieties and reach 2 to 5 cm in width. Specimens from the late Cambrian to the earliest Ordovician exhibit shells with rounded and pointed pedical valves, with sharp to obtuse extremities and ridges that are fine to course. Punctate shells appear during the mid-Ordovician, which establish the suborder Dalmanellidina. The Ordovician is a productive period which gives rise to numerous genera in this order. However, they started to become greatly reduced by the end of the Ordovician extinction event. Both the impunctate and punctate survived through to the early Devonian Eventually, though, only the punctate lived on, and would play a minor role in benthic ecosystems until the late Permian, when they became extinct. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Brachiopoda Class: Rhynchonellata Order: †Orthida
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