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Not many crinoid parts were found, perhaps because people were picking up exclusively large objects. We did have one nice find in this category. It was a single plate from the calyx (cup) of Glyptocrinus fornschelli
Lots and lots of internal molds and partial casts were found. Here are pictures of some of them.
External molds of clams were also found.
This next specimen might be a clam. It's probably a cobble, though. You can see
bryozoan encrusting this stone on the left side. This indicates that it had this
shape in Ordovician times. Ordovician cobble stones rolled around on the ocean
floor providing a temporary substrate for all kinds of attaching animals.
Next Page: Cephalopods Found at the First Site
T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Page 1: First Site Collecting
and Best Find of the Year
Page 2: Fossils Found at First Site: Corals
Page 3: Fossils Found at First Site: Crinoids and Clams
Page 4: Fossils Found at First Site: Cephalopods, Trace Fossils and Bryozoans
Page 5: Fossils Found at First Site: Brachiopods
Page 6: Fossils Found at First Site: Snails
Page 7: The Second Site and Fossils Found There
See also Greg Courtney's video of the trip on YouTube.com
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