Worthenia tabulata specimen CG-0110

The gastropod Worthenia tabulata is a more popular species than some that I have written about. A quick search online reveals more pages than average compared to others. This genus of gastropod existed for 216 million years in the fossil record, surviving the Permian-Triassic extinction that many local genera diedRead More →

Tolypammina sp

Tolypannina and encrusting forams in general are a new subject for me. I have long wondered what the tiny growths were in many specimens I have collected. I recently attempted to identify the Crinoid Calyx Plate specimen. @Missourian, a member of the Fossil Forum, noticed that it was likely coveredRead More →

Crinoid Calyx plate with scale

Crinoid Calyx specimens are well known in the world of paleontology. I personally have not found one that I could identify as such. Crinoid columns are very common in local rocks. However, Crinoid Calyx pieces seem to be rare locally. I found several columns just yesterday, when collecting limestone thatRead More →

This 15th specimen of Petalodus ohioensis was lying right out in the open today. The odd part was its placement. Last Fall I had pulled a piece of limestone to shore and was attempting to split it. I cleaved off a few small pieces. However, it was getting late andRead More →

Update: This specimen was not a Bellerophon. It was a Pennoceras. The genus Bellerophon is chock full of different species. This particular specimen was found in the soft punky later over top of the limestone, right after I found a specimen of Pulchratia. I often find pieces of these, butRead More →

Pulchratia is a genus of brachiopod known from the Late Carboniferous through the end of the Permian. After doing some visual research with local fossil plates, I settled on the genus Pulchratia. I considered Juresania, which is a sister genus within the Echinoconchidae family, but Pulchratia fit better. This isRead More →