Catalog Number: CG-0001
This brachiopod is beautifully centered in what is likely a concretion circle. The specimen was found in the high-hill shale. This layer contains a shale that I call mud stone. It comes out in larger pieces than thinner shale. The rock still splits rather easily, and it contains many concretions. The area contains a 1-2 inch thick layer of clay about 2 feet up in where I dug this out.
Orthotetes is a Brachiopod from the Family Orthotetidae. Identification is likely, however not 100% at the time.
Fossilworks indicates this species is distributed from 252.3 million years ago to 426 million years ago.
More About Orthotetes
- Fossilworks: http://fossilworks.org/bridge.pl?a=taxonInfo&taxon_no=93689
- Pennsylvanian Atlas of Ancient Life Midcontinent United States
- The Guadalupian Fauna – Plate IV