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|Green Neospoggia; dominant in the late Carboniferous neospoggia-reefs|
|Topic Started: Sep 1 2010, 08:26 PM (560 Views)|
|Vultur-10||Sep 1 2010, 08:26 PM Post #1|
Green Neospoggia (Viridispoggia sp.)
Size: 4-10 m tall
Diet: plankton, small animals, occasionally neocharophytes
Habitat: north coast of Gondwana; eventually universal in shallow warm to temperate seas
Time: middle and late Carboniferous
When the forest-building neospoggia recovered from the end-Devonian extinction, they did so in a very big way. The forest neospoggia is not only far larger than previous species, its slender 'trunk' or central column is forked, and some of these 'branches' contain a special substrate (a mass of spongy, unreinforced chitin) allowing neocharophytes to 'take root' there. These neocharophytes attract small animals, which the neospoggia then eats; in extreme hunger the neospoggia can feed upon the plants themselves.
The first Viridispoggia species appeared in the mid-Carboniferous, in warm, shallow waters north of Gondwana. The genus rapidly expanded and diversified, however.
|Pando||Sep 2 2010, 01:08 AM Post #2|
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|The Dodo||Sep 2 2010, 01:21 AM Post #3|
|Yes, great concept.|
|Vultur-10||Sep 6 2010, 08:11 PM Post #4|
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