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Pennsylvanian Fossils from the Glenshaw Formation

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Mooreoceras was a nice find recently. It was in a very soft layer that I believe is eroded through contact with that water. Lucky for me, the fossil was better off and I even got three shiny septum plates.

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cngodles

A steinkern of a Composita.

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cngodles

Pecopteris

 

Not often do I find ferns with good coloring, but this one was an exception.

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cngodles

Pteronites

 

A sea pen, and apparently a great condition local example of one.

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Bguild

Nice looking stuff from a fellow Pennsylvanian aged digger!

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Tidgy's Dad

Very interesting finds.:)

Thanks for sharing.

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cngodles

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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

 

 

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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.

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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.

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cngodles

A larger leaf. Found this one just tonight.

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Mark Kmiecik
On 4/26/2019 at 10:43 PM, cngodles said:

A larger leaf. Found this one just tonight.

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This one is Macroneuropteris sp. 

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cngodles

Lepidodendron

 

Found right on the side of the road. It's a state road, however it's only of the ones that are numbered with 4 digits. So it's really a back country road. A couple of years ago they rebuilt portions of the road and dug up some of the road material. They dumped it as a small hill along the side of the road, including some pieces of sandstone. This one fortunately happened to be lying right on top of the soil. It's the best Lepidodendron specimen I've found to date.

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Petalodus Tooth

 

 

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cngodles

A second tooth I found, just last night.

 

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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. 

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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.

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cngodles

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

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Petalodus12

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

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cngodles

Here are some of the corals I've found.

 

First, a polished piece in limestone:

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

 

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Here is a whole specimen freed from lose limestone:

 

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

 

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cngodles

And some of the brachiopods. The locality preserves the aragonite from the original shell materials making them easy to find. However, they still don't easily come out of the limestone and make break. I'm not sure on the species of most, but I do have a general idea. I just haven't done the work connecting the dots.

 

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Linoproductus

 

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Little tiny one, preserved from eroded limestone.

 

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Same here, matrix and specimen is almost like hard dirt. Used to be limestone I think.

 

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Not sure on this species

 

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deutscheben

That's a nice array of brachiopods!

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