Silica Paraspirifer bownockeri and epifauna

Submitted by: David Thompson
Taxon: Paraspirifer bownockeri, Cornulites , Aulopora microbuccinata
Submit date: 2007-02-21
Location (approximate): Sylvania, Lucas, OH
Stratigraphy: Silica Formation
Age: Erian (Middle Devonian)
Submitter notes: This first view of this large & old Paraspirifer brachiopod shows the Left side of the fossil with several epifauna clearly visable. Near the hinge point is the scar of Cornulites sp. worm tube that create distinctive scars on both halves of the brachiopods valves. On the top bracial is Aulopra microbuccinata tabulate coral is quite visable & there is bryozoan intermixed with the corals but are hard to identify without higher magnification

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