Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Columbian Fossil Ammonite


This fossil is Hoplocrioceras phillipi (Bean) found in Columbia. This ammonite dates to Lower Cretaceous Period.

It is on display at Indiana University Department of Geology in Bloomington Indiana, USA.

Thanks to Kenny for image.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Crinoid Calyx Fossil Macrocrinus mundulus


This crinoid calyx fossil is called Macrocrinus mundulus (Hall). It dates to the Mississippian Period and was found Keokuk of Warsaw, Illinois, USA.

The fossil is part of the Indiana University Department of Geology collection.

Thanks to Kenny for image.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Paraconularia missouriensis Fossil


This fossil is part of the Indiana University Department of Geology collection. It appears to be a Paraconularia missouriensis (Swallow). The approximately 13.5 cm long fossil was found in Washington County, Indiana, USA. The specimen dates to the Mississippian Period.

Thanks to Kenny for the image.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Crinoid Fossil Pentacrinus briareus


This large fossil plate contains the remains of the crinoid Pentacrinus briareus. It was found in Lyme Regis, county Dorset, England. The fossil dates to Lower Lias of Lower Jurassic Period. Dimensions of the plate are about 16 cm by 15 cm.

It is part of the Indiana University Department of Geology collection.

Thanks to Kenny for image.

Pleistocene Fossil Turtle Shell

Fossil turtle shell found in cave in Lawrence County Indiana USA. Dates to the Pleistocene Epoch of the Quatemary Period (Cenozoic Era).

Fossil part of the Indiana University collection. Thanks to Kenny for image.