Leperditia sp.


scale in cms

CLASS - Ostracoda
ORDER - Leperditicopida
FAMILY - Leperditiidae
GENUS/SPECIES - Leperditia sp.

ROCK UNIT - Medina Sandstone

AGE - Lower Silurian (430 million years old)

LOCALITY - Medina, Orleans Co., New York, USA


Ostracodes are tiny shrimp-like animals that live inside two bean-shaped shells (seen above, left; in close-up, right). Most are tiny and can only be identified with additional magnification. Leperditian ostracodes, such as this specimen, are unusually large and may reach 1 cm in length.

PRI 42988

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