First described in 1870 by Meek and Worthen, Solenocheilus is a genus of Cephalopod. The identification is most likely, as two experts have noted the wide square shape of the specimen. For a short time I considered Ephippioceras. However, this specimen is much too large to be Ephippioceras, which areRead More →

One of two large specimens found in the same rock. This rock was found as a large piece embedded about 3 feet up a hillside. After wrestling it to the ground, a large sledgehammer split it into three large pieces, so that I could transport them home. I started toRead More →

My best bet on this specimen is a cephalopod, perhaps a Mooreoceras. It tapers ever so slightly, whereas a sea pen would be a much sharper. However, there are no discernible septal markings on the shell. The shape is nearly a circle in cross section. It measures 18mm in diameterRead More →

This small gastropod was found embedded within limestone in what I now call my limestone pile. As I collect limestone from the surrounding hillsides, The pieces I can carry end up here. There are over 62,000 species of gastropods, and they first appear during the early Cambrian period of time.Read More →

Euphemites, maybe

Update: This may be Euphemites. Examples from the Pennsylvanian Atlas of Life. Euphemites is a genus of the Bellerophontidae family. It is firmly within the Mollusca Phylum, but exact taxonomy is not universally agreed upon. I will likely have a lot of unidentified pieces. This includes many brachiopods, as theyRead More →

Listed below are specimens that I don’t have a solid identification for. I will continue to update this page as I add new pieces. As I am not an expert in fossil identification by any means, I prefer to get identification as opposed to just guessing. Pieces that need finalRead More →