Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Unknown Kope Formation Fossils

Is this some sort of tooth or a spine?  While investing the trace fossil I presented in the post a few days ago with the microscope, I noticed this brown-amber colored object.  My cousin suggested it might be part of a conodont. Rock plate was found in Carroll County, Kentucky in the Kope Formation of the Ordovician Period.  All images on this page are at 40x magnification with a microscope.


This last fossil might be some sort of coral.  I magnified thinking it might be a bryozoan that are common in the area but the pores look too big.

4 comments:

soliussymbiosus said...

I think that the first photois a conodont. It looks similar to the cone type of part associated with Gamachignathus sp., and is of the appropriate color and size.

Fossil Detective said...

Thanks for the comment.

The first two pictures are of the same fossil, the first illuminated with incandescent lighting and the second with a white LED.

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