Top view of Neospirifer

I have seen a few specimens of Neospirifer locally, however none this large and in as good as shape. I have settled on this being the genus Neospirifer (Fredricks 1919), or at least something from the Spiriferidae family. The prominent groove down the middle of the shell with two raisedRead More →

The shark tooth, Petalodus ohioensis, is the most common vertebrate fossil found locally. I have collected twelve specimens from the Brush Creek Limestone and one from the Pine Creek Limestone. I have a comprehensive live research article in general on the entire genus, Petalodus, available on this website. Click toRead More →

Entire specimen: Trilobite Free Cheek Genal Spine with metric scale

So far I’ve only collected Pygidium parts and perhaps a Thorax piece from local fossil trilobites. Yesterday August 6th, 2020, I found my first confirmed portion of what I’m fairly sure is the Free Cheek of a local Trilobite. These are held together tightly during life, and easily become dislodgedRead More →

This small specimen represents four leaves of the genus Neuropteris. These were arranged on a side branch, as each stem of the species had a number of side branches of different lengths to make what is a classic fern shape. These come from a shale layer about twenty feet belowRead More →

This is a nicer than usual specimen of Metacoceras I wanted to share today. The matrix that preserves the shell is softer and was exposed at the end of the boulder. I may clean it up further, however being fragile I may not be able to get much closer withoutRead More →