Fenestellid bryozoan

Specimen #1033
Taxon: Family Fenestellidae, Genus indet. Possibly Fenestella or Polypora
Locality: McCoy, Eagle County, CO
Age: Pennsylvanian Period, Desmoinesian Stage
Rock unit: Minturn Formation, Robinson Member
Collector: W. Itano

This is the skeleton of a bryozoan, a colonial animal. It is unusually complete for this locality. Unfortunately, the small openings, called zooecia, which held the organisms, are not visible, since they are on the other side. This makes it difficult to determine the genus. This specimen has been donated to the Denver Museum of Natural History. The scale is in cm.

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