Catalog Number: CG-0056
This is the largest Solenochilus I have found to date. It was found as part of an interesting array of fossils that included Metacoceras, Petalodus and a Trilobite pygidium all in close proximity. As I was removing the Petalodus, I noticed the shell curve, but it was buried in limestone. As I finished cleaning up the tooth, I took a hammer to the rock and the rest was revealed. I cut this square piece from the much larger rock.
These are some of the best suture lines in a Solenochilus specimen I have seen so far. The siphuncle is visible on the ventral margin and the suture lines are straight. This specimen was found in Brush Creek Limestone.
The following is a gallery of photos of the Solenochilus specimen.
This is the 4th Solenochilus I have found to date. It is the largest of the four. Each one has been interesting in its own right.