Monday, September 28, 2009

Carboniferous Bryozoan Fenestella

This picture is of a Carboniferous Period bryozoan called Fenestella membranacea. It appears to have been found in Algeria and is stored in museum in France.


El Pelon said...

I guess I should say "carboniferous" instead of "Mississippian" when talking to Europeans.

Fossil Detective said...

Since this fossil was found outside the United States I used that Carboniferous term.

I believe the term Carboniferous Period covers both the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian Periods. So it is probably a good idea to refer to the multiple names allowing for the broader audience one can encounter on the Internet.

Thanks for the comment.