Jump to content
cngodles

Pennsylvanian Fossils from the Glenshaw Formation

Recommended Posts

cngodles

A steinkern of a Composita.

IMG_5204.JPG

IMG_5207.JPG

IMG_5209.JPG

IMG_5211.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bguild

Nice looking stuff from a fellow Pennsylvanian aged digger!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tidgy's Dad

Very interesting finds.:)

Thanks for sharing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

 A mold of a crinoid columnal. Is is embedded in what could be Schizodus.

IMG_5043.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

Paleoneil & Lepidophylloides

 

A clam, Paleoneilo, with what appears to be Lepidophylloides embedded right next to it. I was excited about this one because the leaf was well preserved.

20190314_001815183_iOS.jpg

20190314_002000066_iOS.jpg

20190314_002036005_iOS.jpg

20190314_001926373_iOS.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deutscheben

Nice, I enjoy seeing fossils from a new area to me, and the combination of plants and sea life is very interesting- similar yet quite distinctive from the Pennsylvanian material I find in Illinois. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Al Dente
On 4/25/2019 at 11:52 AM, cngodles said:

Paleoneil & Lepidophylloides

 

A clam, Paleoneilo, with what appears to be Lepidophylloides embedded right next to it. I was excited about this one because the leaf was well preserved.

20190314_001815183_iOS.jpg  20190314_002000066_iOS.jpg  20190314_002036005_iOS.jpg  20190314_001926373_iOS.jpg

 

I would guess this is a fish fin spine similar to #2 in this photo from the internet.

 

 

DFD03FCE-72AC-414D-938B-4A83F099A7B6.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

That is a very interesting detail. Also, it would more more likely to find it next to the clam than a leaf, but leaves were also preserved well after falling into water. Here's hoping I found my first piece of a fish. I know the limestone layer above (The Ames) contains teeth from Petalodus. Its about 80-120 feet above my layer however.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

A few more views. I’m going to have to change it’s name in the catalog. The more fish spines I look at, the more I’m convinced.

A493EA52-2BBA-4A41-8147-B84787C98376.jpeg

C01F0EE6-3691-44AA-A22C-C068051F01C7.jpeg

8FADB2A7-124E-4057-875F-E88E1C9B9313.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

A larger leaf. Found this one just tonight.

B30EE3B9-FEB6-409E-8477-D1BECDB88293.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mark Kmiecik
On 4/26/2019 at 10:43 PM, cngodles said:

A larger leaf. Found this one just tonight.

B30EE3B9-FEB6-409E-8477-D1BECDB88293.jpeg

This one is Macroneuropteris sp. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

Petalodus Tooth

 

 

1D9A9D84-E1B5-4D9D-B21E-5DEEF17A69E5.jpeg

 

petalodus-tooth-measurements.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

A second tooth I found, just last night.

 

petalodus-tooth-II-measurements.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deutscheben

Outstanding! Those teeth and the Lepidodendron are great. You are really putting together an excellent view of the ancient world in your collection area. I love to see how Pennsylvanian sites in other areas compare to those here in Illinois. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

Here is another Sea Pen. The sea pen shown above is actually the only one I’ve ever found that wasn’t in life position. Every other one I’ve found is standing up straight, with the wide end facing the sky.

B6B0A8B3-0513-41F7-A61A-D6CD24CD6C0C.jpeg

0BB39FC6-F8B8-40D6-8E38-B1F3554E543C.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

A Metacoceras, a very common genus locally. I’ve found at least a dozen and other dozen or more pieces.

A299D1F0-786A-4B60-ABE0-AABC73980FE2.jpeg

1BE85A0D-A69F-4550-98D0-EDF4678D378D.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Petalodus12

Wonderful finds! Glad to see another western Pennsylvania collector on here

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

Here are some of the corals I've found.

 

First, a polished piece in limestone:

BDAC5064-7C7C-43A9-BF5C-9E75A178FE42-sca

 

Here is a somewhat three dimensional look at the top of a specimen. The coral material has sort of worn away.

 

321FD9AB-4521-4C30-A1F7-3E15D3F3E6B6-sca

 

 

Here is a whole specimen freed from lose limestone:

 

42456A7E-70A1-42FA-B6B8-5497E6E14E1C.jpe

 

Here is one that was naturally split lengthwise. It is wet.

 

A5BF4D2E-CB11-4C5C-A318-36EF271C93A3.jpe

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deutscheben

That's a nice array of brachiopods!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×