Entobia cretacea (Portlock 1843) Trace fossil of sponge borings in oyster

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Alternative Title

Sponge trace fossil

Description

(uncatalogued) The holes in this Gryphaeid oyster were left behind by a boring sponge. Boring organisms have the ability to dissolve calcareous shell which allows them to encrust other living and dead organisms.

Date Created

66 million years

Spatial Coverage

Prairie Bluff Fm. (Chalk)

Temporal Coverage

Late Cretaceous

Type

PhysicalObject

Source

Files

Entobia cretacica PB.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Entobia cretacea (Portlock 1843) Trace fossil of sponge borings in oyster,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed October 7, 2022, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/1527.

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