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South Eastern NY M. Devonian

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Many thanks to Stingray and Jeffrey P. for the opportunity to collect; they have wonderful finds from this trip. Gordon

ID's are on a "looks like" basis.


Goniafora hamiltonensis

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Mytilarca pyramidata

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Paleoneilo filosal


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See ID section "Middle Devonian Shell"

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Paleoneilo emarginata

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Very nice finds, Gordon - good variety of bivalves. 

The last unidentified one looks like Modiomorpha sp.

Paleozoic pelecypods don't get much love or exposure, here on the Forum. :)

Glad to see you and Jeffery combating that.

Thanks for posting.  


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Hi Gordon. Thanks for posting this. It was a great site and a great time with you and Chris. A very diverse bivalve population, plus gastropods and other treats. Really lucked out with the weather. They were predicting 100% chance of rain, but the rain stopped before we arrived and later the sun came out. A couple NYS Troopers were also positive companions displaying curiosity and support. The site, which is located near Wurtsboro (Sullivan Co.) NY. is, I believe, the Mount Marion Formation. Here's a couple of my bivalve finds. I'll be adding some gastropod pics later. By the way, those Goniophora rock!!!


Pseudoaviculopecten princeps and Cimitaria recurva



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Great finds by all Gordon and Jeff! I was going to comment that the rock and preservation looked like the Skaneateles formation but perhaps that is equivalent to the Mount Marion formation. 

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Hi everybody. As promised here are a couple more photos of finds from Monday's trip. These are gastropods:

The first is a Platyceras. The second one is a chunk of siltstone with at least three gastropods and parts of bivalves. The gastropods I have not been able to identify.



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They don't get much love but I am one who appreciates seeing them. (Gastros too)

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