Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hemiaster whitei Fossil

A Hemiaster whitei sea urchin fossil found in Tarrant County, Texas. Goodland Formation was the location this fossil was located. The creature existed in the Lower Cretaceous Period (about 105 million years ago).

Thanks to Herb for the image.

Kentucky Star Fish Fossil

Here is a star fish or sea star fossil found on a field trip to Franklin County, Kentucky. It is a very rare find. The fossil was found in the Lexington Limestone and dates back to the Ordovician Period.

The Fossils of Ohio book shows one called Salteraster grandis (Meek).

Thanks to Kenny for the image.

Modern day star fish for comparison.  I believe the star fish was found in Florida.