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Almost a year and a half ago, on my trip to Montour fossil pit, (and my first serious fossil hunt), I found a cephalopod, though not in shale. It was in some introduced gravel, and I immediately identified it as Michelinoceras - it has been my favorite animal for a really long time and I was very biassed. Later, because of the close septa, I thought it was spyroceras; then, since it didn't have annulations, orthoceratoidea indet. . After seeing some Treptoceras, then Cameroceras and Endoceras, I wondered if it were Treptoceras - the rock it is in I cannot identify. What is this cephalopod?
MeisTravis posted a topic in Member Fossil Trades Bulletin BoardI am looking to trade some of the fossils I’ve collected at Beltzville State Park and Montour Preserve for fossil shark or crocodile teeth. I pictured the fossils I’m looking to trade. Bivalves, coral, and some rocks with multiple specimens. If someone is interested in anything and has something other than what I’m looking for don’t be shy throw an offer my way, I’m interested in just about everything and would love to help expand others collections. Thanks all If anybody needs any other pictures of anything let me know
My wife found this tiny Devonian fossil fragment at the Montour Pit (PA) - the consensus is that this is Lingula (thanks fossilcrazy and malcomt). Lingula is a brachiopod genus that holds the distinction of being the oldest, relatively unchanged animal known. Fossils have been found in Cambrian rocks 550 million years old. Modern versions, relatively unchanged, exist today. These mobile creatures (see drawing) had a bivalve shell and a long "foot" called a pedicle. Fascinating creature.