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Pennsylvanian Fossils from the Glenshaw Formation

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cngodles

I am going to start adding some images of my favorite finds which I call Collection Pieces. Identifications range from maybe, probably to most likely. I've only started to seriously collect over the past year. I've spent a great deal of time studying and learning Geology, as a hobby. I am located in Western Pennsylvania.

 

At first, a map of the area. Anything in bright yellow is the Glenshaw Formation. The Ames Limestone layer exists between the Glenshaw and the Casselman Formations, which is the Orange color on the map. I have yet to explore the Ames Limestone, so I've only found fossils that exist in the marine zones below the Ames.

 

Second and Third, are Metacoceras.

 

The Fourth photo is of another Metacoceras. The id is slightly less likely as I can only see a few of the rounded spines. But I'm pretty sure it is one.

 

Coming up next is a Mooreoceras that I found just this past weekend.

 

I maintain everything on a website, that is listed in my profile.

 

Thank you!

Clint

 

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cngodles

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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