Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Thalassocystis striata Alga Fossil


Here is an alga fossil called Thalassocystis striata (Taggart & Parker, 1976). It existed in the Silurian Period (443-417 million years ago). The fossil was found in Michigan, USA.

The fossil was on display in the Evolving Planet section of The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago Illinois, USA as of August 2020. Accession number is PP43982.


A NEW FOSSIL ALGA FROM THE SILURIAN OF MICHIGAN by Ralph E. Taggart and Lee R. Parker American Journal of Botany, Volume 63, Issue 10 November-December 1976 pages 1390-1392