Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Cambrian Trilobites Found in Conasauga Formation



Trilobite fossils found in the Conasauga Formation of Murray County Georgia USA. These Middle Cambrian Period trilobites are known as Aphelaspis brachyphasis. Thanks to Kenny for these images.






Sunday, July 15, 2018

Decaschisma pentalobus Blastoid Fossil


This fossil is quite a rare find. It was found during the Family Paleontology Camp on July 11, 2018 at the Falls of the Ohio State Park. Diane Esery, a volunteer discovered it at the collecting pile at the edge of the parking lot. She donated it to the state park collection. That material is Waldron Shale brought in from a quarry in Clark County Indiana USA. It measures about 1 cm in length.

The blastoid fossil appears to be a Decaschisma pentalobus (Hall). It dates to the Silurian Period. Thanks to Alan for the images.