2.6" Fossil Jellyfish (Essexella) Pos/Neg - Illinois

 
 
This is a beautifully preserved, 2.6", fossil jellyfish (Essexella), preserved in an ironstone nodule, from the Carbondale Formation near Essex, Illinois. This specimen is both the positive (convex) and negative (concave) sides of the fossil. It is the the arms and bell (body) of the jelly. Soft bodied organisms are rare in the fossil record making this specimen a unique addition to a collection.

Essexella is a scyphozoan jellyfish, that is to say a true jelly.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Essexella asherae
LOCATION
Essex, Illinois
FORMATION
Carbondale Formation
SIZE
2.6" jelly, 3.7 x 3.2" nodule
ITEM
#120712
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