2.7" Fossil Polychaete Worm (Polychaeta) - Illinois

This is a 2.7" fossil polychaete worm (Polychaeta) preserved in an ironstone nodule from the Carbondale Formation near Essex, Illinois. Under magnification the details of this well preserved specimen stand out.

Ploychaeta is an order of marine worms.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Polychaeta
LOCATION
Essex, Illinois
FORMATION
Carbondale Formation
SIZE
2.7" worm total length, 2.6 x 2.2" nodule
CATEGORY
ITEM
#120979
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