Burgess Shale Type Marpolia


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Just look at the detail in this plate collected and cleaned by World Famous Fossil Expert, Markus Martin.

This is a museum quality Burgess Shale Type Marpolia spissa algal tuft, algae from the Wheeler Shale of Millard County Utah. This is a great fossil that exhibits superb detail right down to the branches of the Algae. Please look closely at the exquisite detail.

Here is a Burgess Shale Type Marpolia fossil from the Cambrian Period.  They lived, thrived, and became extinct Millions of years before the age of dinosaurs!  We call this Burgess SHALE TYPE because they are not found in the Burgess Shale in Canada, where collecting is forbidden, but in similar deposits in Utah.  This was found and prepared by fossil expert Markus Marin. Because of his vast knowledge and skill this Rare animal from Utah is prepared beautifully.

Marpolia are normally found in the Burgess Shale. This algal tuft is composed of a central branch, from which long and relatively thin hairlike branches emerge. These branches may further subdivide into smaller branches and narrow along their length.

Markus is known world over because of his knowledge of these fossils.

This is a wonderful Burgess Shale Type Marpolia.

Here is a quite rare and very desirable algal tuft from the Cambrian Period. They lived, thrived, and became extinct MILLIONS of years before the age of dinosaurs!