Cambrian Algae Fossils

Name: Undescibed fossil algae

Geologic Time: Middle Cambrian

Size: 45mm and 55mm

Fossil Lagerstatten: Wheeler Shale, Millard County, Utah

fossil algaeTo our knowledge, this Cambrian-time fossil algae hasn't been described. It occurs in the uppermost part of the Wheeler Shale, and is commonly found in association with the Eocrinoid Gogia spiralis. They usually have an " X " shape, but sometimes a " Y " shape or occur as a curved single strand. Th specimen is unusual for the Wheeler Shale in having such excellent contrast.

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