Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cincinnatian Conodonts

Pictures of conodont pieces from Jefferson County, Indiana. These fossil pieces belonged to creatures existing in the Upper Ordovician Period of Maysvillian-Cincinnatian Stage.

Thanks to Kenny for the images. [UPDATED: Thanks to Solius Symbiosus for correcting me about these not being scolecodonts but instead conodonts.]









Every fossils is about 1-3 mm in length and have been magnified 20x.  Note they are also glued down to a slides so there is a residue in the background.

2 comments:

soliussymbiosus said...

The coloring suggests that they are conodonts. Here is a nice site dedicated to micros:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/GeolSci/micropal/conodont.html

Fossil Detective said...

Thanks for the correction. I have updated the posting.