Monday, September 22, 2014

Crassatella Pelecypod Fossil Evidence of Predation


The shell fossil in the first picture shows signs of predation probably from some sort of gastropod. These fossils appear to be Crassatella vadosus pelecypods (named by Morton 1834). They existed during the Cretaceous Period (about 70 million years ago). This fossil was found in McNairy County, Tennessee (Ripley Formation).

See their identification PDF at this LINK.

Learn more about these fossils at the Coon Creek Science Center web site: http://www.memphismuseums.org/coon_creek-overview

Fossils from the Herb Miracle collection.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cyprimeria Pelecypod Fossil


The fossil appears to be Cyprimeria alta pelecypod fossil. It existed during the Cretaceous Period (about 70 million years ago). This fossil was found in McNairy County, Tennessee (Ripley Formation).

Fossils from this locality have an identification PDF at this LINK.

Learn more about these fossils at the Coon Creek Science Center web site: http://www.memphismuseums.org/coon_creek-overview

Fossil from the Herb Miracle collection.