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Scarce bryozoan. Dyscritella?


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Hi. Last month i've found this one on the Renmore Beach in Galway,Ireland. Early Carboniferous limestone from late Visean it's common all around Co Galway. I search for fossils in this county for 15 years and thats first fossil of this kind i got. Main specimens here are Siphonodendrons, Lithostrotions, Productids and many more brachiopods, corals, crinoids and gastropods. This one here I hope is bryozoan Dyscritella sp. I didn't look to my Mc Coy book yet but the species is described in Geological Survey of Ireland catalogue.

 

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That's a real nice specimen. Can't help with ID but as a fellow West of Ireland enthusiast I will watch this space...

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I think Dyscritella sp. is likely. 

Great find, it is beautiful. 

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It could be but telling one trepostome from another really needs high magnification and a specialist. Nice specimen. :)

 

 

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