5" Ordovician Bryozoan (Chasmatopora) Plate - Estonia

This is a plate of Upper Ordovician, Bryozoan fossils primary of the species Chasmatopora papillosa and Pseudohornera bifida. They come from the Viivikonna Formation in Northeastern Estonia. The bryozoa have a white preservation that contrasts well against the lighter brown shale. Comes with an acrylic display stand

Bryozoans are microscopic aquatic invertebrates that live in colonies, forming skeletal structures. The form of these skeletal structures is unique to each particular species. The individual Byrozoans which form the colonies are called zooids and are filter feeders, straining nutrients from the surrounding water.
FOR SALE
$19
DETAILS
SPECIES
Chasmatopora papillosa & Pseudohornera bifida
LOCATION
Narva, Northeast Estonia
FORMATION
Viivikonna Formation, Kivioli Member
SIZE
Matrix 5x3.8"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#73502
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