- External morphology
Large macula on surface. Size 62.8 mm x 40 mm.
Collected 2018 In New York City. This Occlupanopsid was found in a rain-filled street gutter, its paper-pulp fibers fully engorged with water. Large, thin and delicate, the markings on its large macula resemble those of a local Children’s Hospital. It is possible that C. nosocomialis left its former hospital biome to gain access to water. Coincidentally, this cartonalia was collected during a visit to Mmuseumm to witness HORG’s display of collected occlupanids. What was then just another oddball toxodentid-mimic is now generating proper scrutiny as an early harbinger of a wave of Chartoniphytic species to come.