Photos by Bill Heimbrock, Mike Bonar and Cindy Striley. Words by Bill Heimbrock
The Kope formation is good for nicely preserved Cephalopods, and
and it was true for this site. Here's a couple of pictures of some that were
The ground was covered with Bryozoans
in spots (see pic below).
The best Bryozoan find of the trip was this beautifully
falciformis, which was likely found near the top of our site, in the
Fairview Formation, or in some material that was pushed down the hill.
Another nice to find was this Bryozoan Batostoma
with holes left from the interesting animal called Catellocaula vallata.
This animal is interesting because it may be a Chordate, thought to include
Here are some more Bryozoans found that day, interesting just
for their various shapes.
This site turned out to be great for unusually large specimens of the annelid
worm tube, Cornulites and other Cornulitids. These worms attached themselves to
crinoid stems in most of the examples we see from this site. Here's a few.
Another way worm tubes attached was to share a substrate with
Bryozoans. Here's one of many examples we saw that day.
Next Page: Brachiopods, Trilobites and Ichnofossils Found
T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Page 1: The Site and Fossil
Page 2: Fossils Found That Day: Best Finds - Echinoderms
Page 3: Fossils Found: Cephalopods, Bryozoans and Worm Tubes
Page 4: Fossils Found: Brachiopods, Trilobites and Ichnofossils
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