Heterospongia

  • PE 5818 label
    Photographer: Paul S. Mayer : Field Museum of Natural History - Geology Department
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC 4.0
    Description: 2021 Summer IMLS Ordovician Digitization Project. Sponge label
  • PE 5818 fossil
    Photographer: Paul S. Mayer : Field Museum of Natural History - Geology Department
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC 4.0
    Description: 2021 Summer IMLS Ordovician Digitization Project. Sponge fossil
Catalog Number: PE 5818
Taxonomic Name: Heterospongia
FM Catalog: Fossil Invertebrates
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongea
Order: Lithistida
Family: Eospongiidae
Identified By: (Dr) Sandifer
Period: Ordovician
Earliest Epoch: Late Ordovician
Earliest Age: Richmondian
Coordinates Available?: No
Country: United States of America
State/Province/Territory: Ohio
County: Butler
Township: Oxford
EMu IRN: 4386722
Occurrence ID: f564bcb3-cfef-4c5f-8959-d8dc1d51c164

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