Saturday, July 30, 2011

Stictoporellina from the Verulam

Stictoporellina sp. was the first recognizable Bryozoan I found within the rocks of the Verulam formation of Ontario. It's distinct enough to spot without having to rely on thin sections and microscopic analysis of them. It kind of looks like a chain link fence to me but with lots of little pores called zooids.

This specimen appears to have parts of the colony enveloping some rounded openings. Were these perhaps where soft bodied worms lived?

Yet another specimen...

You can see another specimen of this Bryozoan that I posted in an earlier entry by clicking here.

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