Polychaete Fossil Worm Assemblage
the Lebanese Lagerstatt
Annelida; Class Polychaeta (?)
Time: Middle Cretaceous, Lower Cenomanian Stage (95 million years
worms are 25-45 mm long
Site: Lebanese Lagerstatt, Haqel, Lebanon
are undescribed annelid fossils from the Lebanese Lagerstatt best
known for its incredibly well-preserved fish and crustaceans. The
worms from the region have not as yet been studied in any detail.
These fine specimens exhibit distinctive annulation. However, if
they are polychaetes, there does not appear to be any preserved
setae. It is rare to obtain an example of even one such worm from
the locality, much less three as seen here.
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