paleontology
Alabama bryozoa

Found while riding ATV with my wife along creek bank.

Alabama brachiopod fossil

Marine fossil from northern Alabama

Fossil collector: Grady B

Location: Northern Alabama

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3 Responses to “Alabama Marine Fossils”

  1. Solius Symbiosus says:

    The first one is a fenestrate bryozoan preserved in chert. The second one appears to be a partial valve from a brachiopod… probably a strophomenid.

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  2. Josh says:

    I have found a few of those too, I’m beginning to think that it’s a type of coral. If I’m correct its a fan coral.

    Contact me and ill upload some pictures of my finds.

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  3. Hi Josh. “Fan corrals” are from the schleractinian order and they didn’t evolve until the Mesozoic. It is clearly a fenestrate bryozoan… probably from the Mississippian Newman Formation.

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