13.2" Plate of Archimedes Screw Bryozoan Fossils - Alabama

 
Here is a large plate of Archimedes sp. from the Bangor Formation of Alabama. This unusual cork-screw shaped bryozoan commonly referred to as an "Archimedes Screw" is unique to the Mississippian aged rocks of North America. There are a variety of other bryozoans and crinoid stems peppered throughout the limestone. This plate comes with an acrylic display stand.

Bryozoans are microscopic aquatic invertebrates that live in colonies, forming skeletal structures. The form of these skeletal structures is unique to each particular species. The individual Byrozoans which form the colonies are called zooids and are filter feeders, straining nutrients from the surrounding water.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Archimedes sp.
LOCATION
Alabama
FORMATION
Bangor Formation
SIZE
Longest bryozoan 2.6" long on 13.2 x 5.5" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#129488
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