Sunday, July 24, 2011

Plate Full of Scolecodonts





Recently, I found a plate with over 8 scolecodonts embedded on its surface.  Though the specimens are quite small and a magnifier is needed to make out details, it is an amazing find.  Fossil plate found in Trimble County, Kentucky in maybe the Drake Formation.  These animals existed in the Ordovician Period.  In addition to scolecodonts there are also a few graptolites and impressions of maybe brachiopods.










2 comments:

reynardo said...

Beautiful! And such clear specimens, and I do love the pictures.

And I'll be looking a lot closer at certain rocks from now on.

Dave said...

Wow, Great find! You have good eyes to be able to pick them out of the matrix like that while collecting.