Elegant Ordovician Fenestrate Bryozoan Fossil

Bryozoa indet

Phylum Bryozoa

Geological Time: Ordovician

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fossil: 70 mm tall by 85 mm across (plus partials) on a 195 mm by 130 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Draa Valley, Morocco

Fossil Code: 12022

Price: Sold

Bryozoan FossilDescription: This is a fine example of an Ordovician Moroccan fenestrate bryozoan. Also termed (moss Bryozoaanimals”, the Bryozoans are colonial animals who make a living as filter feeders. The window-like structures (fenestrae) were also seen in Graptolites as a result of convergent evolution to serve as filters (see my other offerings for examples from other locations around the globe.

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