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Fossilized Barnacle Cluster

Fossilized Barnacle Cluster
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A prime example of fossilized barnacles traced to the Paleozoic Era, Devonian Period (between 360 million to 410 million years ago). Barnacles play an important role in estimating paleo-water depths. A barnacle is a type of arthropod belonging to the infraclass Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea, and is hence related to crabs and lobsters. This specimen is perhaps of the Regerella species. Overall size measure 5 inches by 5 inches. Location: King George, VA.

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