Friday, August 17, 2012

Washington State Ghost Shrimp Fossil Claws

These two images are what I think are Callianopsis clallamensis shrimp fossil claws. They might also be referred to as ghost or mud shrimp. Fossils are from the Washington state area and could be from either the Lincoln Creek or Pysht formations. The date of the fossils is to the Oligocene epoch of the Paleogene Period. The fossils were acquired by my cousin in a trade of fossils from the Louisville Kentucky area on a recent visit to the area.

Learn more about fossils from that area of Washington state, USA as this nice crab fossil web site: www.fossilcrabs.com

Thanks to Teri for the pictures.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael, looks like some species of "Natica" to me. Hard to tell w/o seeing the bottom side.
Herb

Anonymous said...

That comment was meant for the gastropods.

Hedley Buka said...

Nice masterpiece