Dry Dredgers Field Trip
To a Northern Kentucky Road Cut
Southgate Member, Kope Formation
October 23, 2004

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Page 5: Graptolites Found

On this site, the rock surfaces also commonly reveal black "pencil marks" called Grapotolites. These animals were more likely floaters, rather than crawlers. 

Closer examination of these Graptolites show intricate structures and can help identify the genera and species.

It takes an even closer look at these graptolites with a 10x loup to be able to identify these specimens as Geniculograptus typicalis.

Some of these graptolites were 3-dimensional, made out of pyrite.

Others were 3-dimensional in a lighter color. Here's a 3-D graptolite I found that day (below) that is not only pale in color, but appears to have cups on one side only. This is probably a different, less common, genera.

Next Page: Trilobites Found

T A B L E   OF   C O N T E N T S

Page 1: Introduction (collecting pics)

Fossils Found That Day:
Page 2: Crinoids Part 1

Page 3: Crinoids Part 2

Page 4: Burrows

Page 5: Graptolites

Page 6: Trilobites

Page 7: Cephalopods

Page 8: Other Molluscs

Page 9: Brachiopods and Bryozoans

Pics From Our Trip To This Site in 2002

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