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We moved on to a second site, which was a road cut just a mile or so away.
This was a great site for viewing the Arnheim Formation. We found some nice
things there, too.
Fossils Found on Site 2
The second site exposed a layer of the Arnheim that has a fairly rare
brachiopod. But it's abundant in this thin layer. The name is Retrosirostra
carleyi. It looks somewhat like a Hebertella, but the
triangular pedicle opening stretches along the pedicle valve. Here are 4 photos
of ones found that day. Note in the first picture, the pedicle opening is
visible, but, unfortunately, is covered up with debris. A modesty shield! :-)
There were lots of Rafinesquina too.
Next Page: More Fossils Found at the Second Site
T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Page 1: Site 1 Introduction
Page 2: Site 1 Collecting Pics
Page 3: Site 1 Fossils Found: Trilobites and Brachiopods
Page 4: Site 1 Fossils Found: Cephalopods, Bivalves and Gastropods
Page 5: Site 2: The Site and Brachiopods Found
Page 6: Site 2: Inarticulate Brachiopods and Gastropods Found
Page 7: Site 2 Bivalves, Bryozoans and Cephalopods Found
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