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Fossils Found That Day, Part II
As you can see in the shot below, the finds were mostly
Brachiopods and Horn Coral.
A good number Cyclonema were found. This is one of the only
types of Gastropods (snails) on the site, that are shell replacements, rather
than simply internal molds.
Here's a two-sided internal mold of a bivalve, possibly Modiolopsis.
There were plenty of the very attractive Bryozoan
called Constellaria on the site. This bryozoan can be easily
identified by the star-shaped monticules.
And NOW! Some of the trilobites we found. Quite a few tiny,
but complete, Isotelus trilobites were found in the same layer found at Ceasar
Much bigger Isotelus trilobites were found, but they were too
fragmented for reassembly. Here is a very nice genal area.
As for Flexicalymene, we know that at least 30
specimens were found that day. The picture below is of a prone trilobite. It's
probably a molt, because the thorax segments are disarticulated.
Many members found two or three Flexi's. Here's one take-home
There was a mix of tiny Flexi's, from the top of the Liberty
Formation at this site, while the larger Flexi's are mostly from further down
the cut in the Ft. Ancient of the Waynesville Formation.
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