Monday, July 12, 2010

Alabama Echinoderm Fossils

Echinoderm fossil that existed in the Eocene Epoch of the Palaeogene Period.  It was found in Monroeville, Alabama (Gosport Sand?).  My research shows two sand dollar fossils being found in Alabama: Periarchus lyelli and Protoscutella mississippiensis. The descriptions were difficult to decode and the images I found need to have higher resolution and contrast.

Thanks to Herb and Pam for the specimen.