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

Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Page 6: Trilobites!

Finally - - - What every fossil hunter waits to see - - - TRILOBITES! This site was particularly good for the abundant molted "lace collar" of the delicate trilobite, Cryptolithus

There were also a number of whole Flexicalymene granulosa found.

Since the Kope formations are loaded with shale, numerous examples of the Flexicalymene's burrows were found (below). These are called Rhusophycus.

Also, many fragments of the giant trilobite, Isotelus, were found. The picture below shoes what remains of the tail section, or pygidium. 

The picture below shows some Isotelus trilobite fragments next to a nicely preserved fragment of a Nautiloid Cephalopod.

Next Page: Cephalopods Found That Day

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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