Paleonet: fossil worm tubes

Andrzej Pisera apis at twarda.pan.pl
Thu Jan 12 17:45:47 GMT 2017


Dear All,

if not the age I would say they are nubecularid (Miocene) forams. I am
preety convinced that they have nothing to do with worms, but are sessile
forams.

best reagrds
ANDRZEJ PISERA




> Thank you for the reference. I will definitely read this paper. Also, here
> is a link to three photographs:
>
> http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2017/01/fossil-microscopic-encrusting-tubular.html
>
> The first photograph indicates a larger tubular organism, which I think is
> some kind of worm. If you have any ideas about this, I would be grateful.
> The other two photographs show the smaller tubular organism, which I think
> is too small to be a worm. Foraminifera have been suggested as a
> possibility. Any ideas about this one?
>
> Thank you,
> David
>
> David C Kopaska-Merkel
> Geological Survey of Alabama
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> From: Paleonet [mailto:paleonet-bounces at nhm.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Roger D.
> K. Thomas
> Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:28 AM
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> Subject: Re: Paleonet: fossil worm tubes
>
> David:
> You did not attach any images.  Consider microconchids.  See this
> excellent paper, which is available via direct search, on line.   Kind
> regards,  Roger Thomas
> Ippolitov, A. P., Vinn, O., Kupriyanova, E. K. & Jäger, M. Written in
> stone: history of serpulid polychaetes through time. Mem. Mus. Victoria
> 71, 123-159 (2014).
>
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 2:17 PM, David Kopaska-Merkel
> <davidkm at gsa.state.al.us<mailto:davidkm at gsa.state.al.us>> wrote:
> Is anyone on this list familiar with these? I do not mean serpulids. I
> have found some tubes that are substantially smaller than serpulids and I
> don't know what they are.
>
> David
>
> David C Kopaska-Merkel
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