Receptaculites

  • PE 16025 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 16025 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 16025
Taxonomic Name: Receptaculites
FM Catalog: Fossil Invertebrates
Object Kind: Hand Specimen
Lot count: 1
Phylum: Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order: Dasycladales
Family: Receptaculitidae
Identified By: Dr. Matthew H. Nitecki
Period: Ordovician
Formation: McKelligon Limestone
Coordinates Available?: No
Country: United States of America
State/Province/Territory: Texas
County: El Paso
Township: El Paso
EMu IRN: 4386723
Occurrence ID: 17968b14-7781-4801-a732-c55505acb122

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