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Nimravis posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsAs I was heading home from Georgia, I made two quick stops in the pouring rain to collect some Mississippian fossils at Anna and Vienna, Illinois. I must state that these are not destination sites, the area are okay to stop at if you are passing by these areas. First up was a stop at Vienna, Illinois ( I-24 and Rt. 146 Exit 16). I picked up every fossil so you can see what is available. Blastoids Brachiopods Archimedes screw Crinoid Stems Horn Coral Fenestella Bryozoan Hash plate with Archimedes screw and Fenestella Bryozoan. About 15 minutes away is the road cut in Anna, Illinois. ( I-57 and Rt 146). Crinoid basal plates Blastoids- Archimedes screw Horn coral- Fenestella bryozoan- Crinoid stems Hash Plate-
The shark relative is genus of eugenodontia holocephalid from the Carboniferous-Pennsylvanian age Anna shale formation, Carbondale group, found in different Illinois coal mines. I dont know(yet)which mine these were found in. This unidentified species is of the "vorax-serratus- crenulatus-heinrichi" or "E. heinrichi group", with the teeth being more of a standard triangular shape, as opposed to being thinner and pointed at a forward angle as in the "E. minor" group http://www.thefossilforum.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=501751