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marine Upper Permian of Svalbard - I can’t even ID it to phylum!


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David Cothran

In a typical Permian (I’m fairly sure) marine trash slab with brachiopods and bryozoans.  I don’t have a good scale card handy, but the last image shows the slab with a metric ruler.  The specimen in the first image is visible at the top of the slab and it is representative size, ie. 0.8-1cm width/diameter and 2-5cm length.  Thanks for any help - I’m very curious about this one.

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David Cothran

Now that I actually look a the ruler a little better, they are a little smaller than my estimate above. Something like 0.5-0.8cm width/diameter by 1-3cm length.

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Fossildude19

This looks like a cross section through a bryozoan.

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David Cothran

Thanks!  That’s probably right - I’m not familiar with Bryozoa of this kind.  I think of them as looking like nets.  I’ll have to do some more reading.

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