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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
From http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com/2015/05/yuganotheca-elegans-early-cambrian.html: "An Early Cambrian Lophophorate Animal with affinities to Brachiopods and Phoronids. Lophophorates are animals which feed using a filter called a lophophore, which comprises a number of setae covered tentacles, to extract food from water. The group includes the shelled Brachiopods, the worm-like Phoronids, the minute Entoprocts, and colonial Bryozoans, and has been shown by molecular and embryonic evidence to be related to the Molluscs and Annelids. Within the Lophophorates the Phoronids
I don't think this has been a peer-reviewed publication,but i could be wrong. Don't think Ryland or McKinney/Jackson,because this looks like it was written as a sort of quick identification guide*,so it's NOT in that league. * the very summary depiction of "a bryozoan" will tell you that Incredibly slow download(32, Mb or thereabouts,took MINUTES on my Pc) And what do you get for your patience? Some good illustrations,and Bryozoa in living colour. The author is a bryozoan specialist,BTW http://www.bryozoa.net/library/1982/bock_1982.pdf edit: