Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Geniculograptus typicalis sp. Graptolite

Here are some nice fossils called graptolites and appear to be Geniculograptus typicalis sp.  This is an Ordovician fossil found in Woodford County, Kentucky.  Home of a fine Kentucky bourbon, Woodford Reserve.  Learn more at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail web site.  Drink and fossil hunt responsibly. :)

Note this genus use to be Climacograptus.  See this web site for details.

One thing I noticed about these fossils is they are very three-dimensional.  Most graptolites one finds are compressed into the matrix, these are not.

Thanks to Herb for the pictures and finding this nice fossils on a recent fishing trip.  Sweet!