Saturday, January 2, 2016

Blastoid Fossil with Brachioles

Starting off the new year with a picture of a super rare fossil find. This is a blastoid fossil with a stem
and part of its very thin feeding tube brachioles intact (see arrow in picture). Blastoid is a species of the genus Pentremites. It was found in the Indiana Springs Member of Crawford County, Indiana, USA. The fossil dates to the lower Carboniferous Period (Mississippian).

Great find Kenny!


Dave said...

That is a sweet find Kenny! I've seen some with the brachioles intact but very few with a stem as well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dave, it was a great way to end the year.