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Insect: Lithentomum hartii Scudder


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Insect: Lithentomum hartii Scudder. Upper Carboniferous. Saint John, New Brunswick. Collector: C.F. Hartt, c. 1860. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 3015). Specimen width 6 cm. Although the Fern Ledges gained its name from the plant fossils, the site has produced other interesting fossils. Phoronids, crustaceans, and xiphosurans lived in brackish coastal waters. A lowland community of snails, insects, arachnids, and myriapods inhabited coastal forests.