Sunday, December 13, 2020

A Clam Fossil and Its Friends


Pictured above is a hash plate from the Calloway Creek Formation of Spencer County Kentucky USA. The main fossil is a mostly intact Caritodens demissa (Conrad, 1842) clam fossil with some interesting fossils on or around it. Below is unidentified 4mm diameter bryozoan fossil on the clam fossil.

Near the bryozoan on the shell is the 1.5 mm cephalon of unidentified trilobite fossil seen below.

Near by is the spine of an unidentified trilobite fossil measuring about 4 mm.

Off to the side of the shell is the pygidium of probably a Flexicalymene trilobite fossil about 5mm in size.

Thanks to Kenny for the pictures of his recent fossil find.

Pelecypod fossil originally described by Timothy Abbott Conrad in 1842 as Avicula demissa in "Observations of the Silurian and Devonian systems of the U.S., with descriptions of new organic remains" Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, v. 8, no. 2, p. 228-235.

Plate XIII figure 3

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