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CamelbackMike

Any ideas about the type of Bryozoa in the left rock?  I found several of these long string types this past weekend in the Devonian shale at Beltzville State Park in PA.  Very different from the other bryozoa I have found there in the past.

 

Thanks,

Mike

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westcoast

Yeah cool bryozoan but look at that wonderful brachiopod :)

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Shamalama

Mike,  It's hard to tell from the pic without a scale what the size of the specimen is.  I'm not prepared to say it is a Bryozoan as it looks more like a coral to me. Thamnopytchia sp. is more likely. Compare what you found to this image:

 

 

 

Edit: and that is a fantastic internal cast of a Spirifirid Brachiopod. Possibly Mucrospirifer or Mediospirifer. It will depend on the size of the interarea between the valves along the hinge line.

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fifbrindacier

I agree this is a branched coral, and that we would be more sure of its Identity with a scale.

What is PA ?

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ClearLake

@fifbrindacier  PA is the abbreviation for the US state of Pennsylvania.  Beltzville State Park is in the eastern part of the state, not too far from the New Jersey border. 

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fifbrindacier
21 hours ago, ClearLake said:

@fifbrindacier  PA is the abbreviation for the US state of Pennsylvania.  Beltzville State Park is in the eastern part of the state, not too far from the New Jersey border. 

Thank you mate.:)

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