Worm Tubes Find A Home

Cornulites are generally found on sessile critters, but recently, I found a colony of worm tubes attached to partial carapace from the trilobite,  Isotelus gigas. It appears that the epibionts found their home on a molted carapace, rather that on the living critter.

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Lexington Limestone

Millersburg Mb

Franklin Co. Ky.


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4 Responses to “Worm Tubes Find A Home”

  1. Shamalama Says:

    Neat Piece, Had that been Devonian I would have called them Aulopora corals.

  2. Solius Symbiosus Says:

    Hmmm… there is a resemblance. Also, to some cylostomate bryozoans. Good ideal for a future post. Thanks Dave.

  3. Shamalama Says:

    Definitely room to explore evolutionary convergence. 🙂

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