1.35" Ordovician Graptolite (Dictyonema) - Fillmore Formation, Utah

This is a detailed, 1.35" wide graptolite (Dictyonema sp) fossil from the Fillmore Formation in Utah. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Graptolites are tiny extinct animals that lived together in groups or colonies and shared the same skeleton. Each animal built its own living chamber, and these then were stuck together to make the colony. Some colonies grew like branches of a tree, with many living chambers on each branch. Different kinds of graptolite colonies had branches with different shapes. They could be straight, curved or even spiral-shaped.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Dictyonema sp.
LOCATION
FossilEra Lease, Southern House Range, Utah
FORMATION
Fillmore Formation - Carolinites nevadensis Zone
SIZE
1.35" across on 3.9x3.7" shale
CATEGORY
ITEM
#95476
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