scale in cms
CLASS - Ostracoda
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.
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