Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Leperditia Giant Ostracod Fossil

Here is a picture of a Leperditia ostracod fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Creatures like this existed in the Silurian Period (about 430 million years ago). Fossil was found in Aminne, Sweden.

Image taken in June 2014.


Tony Edger said...

Now, that's a big ostracode (I'll go with the American spelling and pronunciation). Any idea how large this specimen is?

Kentuckiana Mike said...

It was behind glass so I could not put a coin near it for reference. If I recall it was about the size of a pecan.