Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pentamerus nysius Brachiopod

 A Pentamerus nysius brachiopod found in the Niagaran layer of Jefferson County, Kentucky. This fossil is one of the larger brachiopods found in the area. This Silurian Period creature tended to fossilize together. Thanks to Kenny for extracting it.


Dave said...

That is pretty cool Mike. The only Pentamerus I've seen are the internal casts that look like pigs feet. Is that from the Louisville Limestone?

Kentuckiana Mike said...

It was a neat find. Yes, the fossil was found in the Louisville Limestone.