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Insect: Pseudohomothetus fossilis


Colour photograph of a gray rock with white label and dark oval shape below it
Insect: Pseudohomothetus fossilis. Upper Carboniferous. Saint John, New Brunswick. Collector: C.F. Hartt and J.B. Hogan, c. 1860. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 3014). Image width 6.5 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.