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DICTYOCARIS RAMSEYI - A PROBLEMATICAL FOSSIL - SILURIAN, SCOTLAND.
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DICTYOCARIS RAMSEYI - A PROBLEMATICAL FOSSIL - SILURIAN, SCOTLAND.


Dictyocaris ramsayi.

Triangular piece of grey shale. One surface is covered with a sheet like organism with a series of 'holes' in it. Dictyocaris was once thought to be a large Arthropod. The holes in it were attributed to the suctorial mouth of the lamprey like fish, Jamoytius kerwoodi. An alternative, and more like explanation is that Dictyocaris is an algal sheet deposited in times of quiet deposition. The 'holes' are more likely to be the imprints of the worm, Spirorbis. That said, Dictyocaris still remains a problematical fossil. Really 'classic' example.  Unusual.

Silurian Wenlockian, Priesthill Group.
stream issuing from the east flank of Grouse Hill, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Specimen : 5.7 x 7 x 0.7 cm.



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