7.7" Polished Fossil Teredo (Shipworm Bored) Wood - England

This is a polished slab of fossil Teredo Wood from the Isle of Sheppey in England. Teredo petrified wood is unique because of the "worming" of the original wood by the prehistoric Teredo (Teredolites longissimus) - a worm-shaped, marine mollusk related to modern clams, mussels, and oysters. This petrified wood comes out of the London Clay Formation and is Eocene in age. The teredo burrows have been lined with calcite giving the petrified wood a very interesting look.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Under shortwave ultraviolet light, the calcite-lined burrows exhibit a vibrant fluorescence.
FOR SALE
$95 $83
DETAILS
SPECIES
Teredolites longissimus
AGE
LOCATION
Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England
FORMATION
London Clay Formation
SIZE
7.7 x 4", .8" thick
ITEM
#279339
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