Sunday, October 24, 2021

Hexagonaria Coral Fossil

These pictures of a Hexagonaria anna (Whitfield, 1973) coral fossil. It was found in the Bell Shale of the Traverse Group of Alpena, Michigan, USA. The coral lived in the Devonian Period.


 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Heliophyllum? Coral Fossil from Michigan


These pictures of what looks like a Heliophyllum sp. (Hall, 1846) coral fossil plus there are some bryozoan colonies. It was found in the Bell Shale of the Traverse Group of Rogers City, Michigan, USA. The coral lived in the Devonian Period.



 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Atrypa Brachiopod Fossil from Michigan


These pictures are of an Atrypa sp. (Hall, 1862) brachiopod fossil. It was found in the Genshaw Formation at Carmeuse Quarry of Rogers City, Michigan, USA. The brachiopod lived in the Devonian Period (Givetian age). In September 2011, Dave wrote about another brachiopod from this area which is called "Blue Beds". The fossil has a blackish-brown color. Dave speculated that it might caused by hydrocarbons (bitumen, tar, or oil). See his post at Views of the Mahantango blog here.