Striacoceras

Pseudorthoceras was first described by G. H. Girty in 1912. It was part of a paper describing new species of Pennsylvanian fossils from the Wewoka Formation of Oklahoma. The species appeared 376 million years ago and disappeared during the Permian–Triassic extinction event, 252 million years ago. This extinction, known asRead More →

Huge slabs of weathered shale and slate run down the local stream nearby. Lifting pieces up can introduce you to a large number of different fern fossils. There are bits of Lepidophylloides and pieces of Lepidodendron bark. The ferns could be Neuropteris or Pecopteris, and I am leaning towards PecopterisRead More →

The shell is probably Schizodus I am told. The impression of the Crinoid is well defined. In my opinion this specimen worth keeping. Schizodus was first described by W. King in 1844. More online about Schizodus Taxon Page – FossilworksRead More →

Not sure what this is. I feel like it is common. What was interesting is the original shell material and the fact that is was two shells stacked. The first assumption I’ve heard is that is it Linoproductus.Read More →

The clam Palaeoneilo is easy to spot on this specimen of shale. But, the Lepidophylloides piece under the Microscope really sold me on adding this to my formal collection. Is it a leaf or a spine? However, after some further discussion with more seasoned fossil experts, the Lepidophylloides may actuallyRead More →

Meekospira peracuta

Meekospira peracuta shown here is a high-spired snail found next to a concretion in shale. The large outer rim of the concretion is shown to the left. The tip of the snail was more prominent when first pulled out, and attempted removal of the clay on the shale made meRead More →