Thursday, September 4, 2008

Spiny Snail on the Floor

While waiting for volunteer orientation for IdeaFestival ( at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky, I was studying the images on the floor in the lobby. I took some pictures of the fossil images.

The images are wearing off floor but the artists were symbolizing the Falls of the Ohio. This picture is showing three snails. They also have images of trilobites, corals, sponges, and bryozoans.

Snail Platyceras dumosum

Here is the view of the rock shown in yesterday's entry but it is the bottom side.

It is neat the at fossil came through the bottom of the rock and it has spines underneath.

Again, this gastropod is from the Devonian Period Jeffersonville Limestone and appears to be Platyceras dumosum (Conrad, 1840).