Thursday, May 2, 2024

Pentremites godoni Blastoid Fossils


Picture of a number of blastoid fossils that appear to be Pentremites godoni (Defrance, 1819). They were found by Lucien Beckner (1872-1963) in Meade County, Kentucky USA. The fossils date to the Mississippian Period. This picture was taken last year and since then the fossils have been cleaned. Hopefully will post some new pictures soon.

The Kentucky Geological Survey has a nice web page about blastoid fossils. Go there to learn all kinds of interesting information, for instance, the first blastoid described in 1808 literature was from western Kentucky.