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UNKNOWN ANIMAL - ORDOVICIAN, WALES
UNKNOWN ANIMAL - ORDOVICIAN, WALES UNKNOWN ANIMAL - ORDOVICIAN, WALES UNKNOWN ANIMAL - ORDOVICIAN, WALES UNKNOWN ANIMAL - ORDOVICIAN, WALES
 

UNKNOWN ANIMAL - ORDOVICIAN, WALES


Echinoderm / Sponge / Arthropod ?

Palm sized piece of shale with one surface covered in a Toadstool shaped fossil. The well defined border and the shape at first suggests it may be a Cystoid, but there is no evidence of any plates. Sponges are common at Gilwern but this animal has a very distinct rim around the margin. It could easily be the edge of one of the thoracic segments of an Anomalacaris type huge predatory Arthropod. A bit of a mystery!

Ordovician, Lower Llanvirn Series
Old Tile Quarry, Upper Gilwern Hill, near Hundred House, Powys, Wales

Matrix: 10 x 9.5 x 1.8 cm
'Animal': 9 x 8.5 cm



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