Wilkingia

This specimen is probably Wilkingia. But it could also be Phestia. I compared photos from a quick web search of each and I found examples of Wilkingia to be far more comparable. Wilkingia lived from the Carboniferous until the Permian periods of time. This particular specimen is from eroded matrix,Read More →

Maybe Pseudorthoceras, but I’m going to give more weight to Mooreoceras because of the large size of this specimen. The shell is a longicone. Also, the position of the Septal neck is off center, as shown on the following plate. I found the impression of the larger piece still inRead More →

A few layers of rock contain several concretions. We called these dinosaur eggs when we were younger, not knowing exactly what they were. We have come to find that these are simply hard, compact masses of matter. These settle within the muds and sands that make the local rocks. SomeRead More →

The clam Palaeoneilo is easy to spot on this specimen of shale. But, what I assumed was Lepidophylloides 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 LepidophylloidesRead More →

Meekospira peracuta is a high-spired gastropod. This specimen was found next to a concretion in shale. The large outer rim of the concretion is visible as a curved piece on the rock. The tip of the snail was more prominent when first pulled out, and attempted removal of the clayRead More →