Friday, March 31, 2017

Favosites Tabulate Coral Fossil


This image is of a Favosites (Emmonsia) emmonsi colonial coral fossil. It was found in the Jeffersonville Limestone of Clark County Indiana USA. The fossil dates to the Devonian Period.
This fossil was on display at the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center as of January 2016. This coral is one of over 200 species that were known to live in this area over 300 million years ago.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cerithium giganteum Gastropod Fossil


This gastropod fossil was on display at the Musée de Mineralogie (Mineralogy Museum) located at the MINES ParisTech, 60 Boulevard Saint-Michel 75006 Paris France (August 2016).

It is a Cerithium giganteum found at Issy-les-Moulineaux Isle of France Paris. Fossil dates to the Cenozoic Period.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stromatolite from Mauritania


This fossil stromatolite was found at Atar Mauritania. Fossil dates to the pre-Cambrian Period.

It was on display at the Musée de Mineralogie (Mineralogy Museum) located at the MINES ParisTech, 60 Boulevard Saint-Michel 75006 Paris France (August 2016).

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Taxocrinus Crinoid Calyx Fossil


This image is of what appears to be a disarticulated Taxocrinus whitfieldi crinoid calyx. It was found in the Glen Dean Formation of Grayson County, Kentucky USA. The fossil dates to the Mississippian Period.

Thanks to Kenny for the image.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Zamites feneonis Plant Fossil


As of August 2016, this fossil was on display at the Musée de Mineralogie (Mineralogy Museum) located at the MINES ParisTech, 60 Boulevard Saint-Michel 75006 Paris France.

It is a Zamites feneonis (Brongniart) found in a mine in Orbagnoux Ain France. Fossil dates to the Jurassic Period.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Phanocrinus parvaramus Crinoid Calyx Fossils


These pictures show Phanocrinus parvaramus crinoid calyx fossils. They were found in the Glen Dean Member of Grayson County Kentucky USA. The crinoids lived during the Mississippian Period. Thanks to Kenny for images.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Phacelocrinus longidactylus Crinoid Calyx Fossil

Here is an image of the bottom cup of a Phacelocrinus-longidactylus crinoid calyx. It existed the the Mississippian Period seas. The fossil was found in the Glen Dean member of Grayson County Kentucky USA. Thanks to Kenny for image.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Zeacrinites wortheni Crinoid Calyx Fossil

Here is one SWEET find! These pictures show a Zeacrinites wortheni crinoid calyx fossil. It was found the Glen Dean member of Grayson County Kentucky USA. This crinoid existed in the Mississippian Period seas. Thanks to Kenny for pictures.



Curious about how Zeacrinites was named? Check out this post to learn more: http://louisvillefossils.blogspot.com/2016/01/zeacrinites-wortheni-crinoid-calyx.html

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Phacelocrinus longidactylus Crinoid Calyx Fossil


These pictures show a very nice find of a Phacelocrinus longidactylus crinoid calyx fossil. This fossil is over 300 million years old and existed in the Mississippian Period. It was found in the Glen Dean Member of Grayson County, Kentucky USA.

Thanks to Kenny for images.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Onychocrinus pulaskiensis Crinoid Stem Fossils


Here is a picture of a collection of crinoid stem fossils recently collected in the Glen Dean Member of Grayson County Kentucky USA. They appear to be Onychocrinus pulaskiensis. These creatures existed in the Mississippian Period.

Thanks to Kenny for image.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Cladochonus Coral Overgrown by Crinoid


The image is of a tabulate coral Cladochonus beecheri? that grew on a crinoid column. The crinoid responded by growing over the coral leaving just the corallite openings. Some of the images show a root like structure that might be a crinoid holdfast or some sort of bryozoan.

Fossil found in the New Providence formation in Clark County, Indiana, USA. These creatures existed in the Mississippian Period.



Thanks to Kenny for the images and Bill for the identification.