Fossil of the Month March  Gastropods

Fossil of the Month March Gastropods

Gastropods commonly called Snails. This is a great example of a Silurian snail from the Rochester Shale formation. Gastropods belong to the phylum Mollusca. The class of fossil Gastropoda in my collection is comprised of snails from saltwater. I have not yet found any...
Fossil of the Month February Cystoid

Fossil of the Month February Cystoid

Cystoids were animals that lived in the shallow salt water seas. This one is from the famous Rochester Shale of Middleport New York. It is Silurian in age. The Cystoid is made up of a “stem” using a “holdfast” to attach itself to a rock or...
Fossil of the Month January Brachiopods

Fossil of the Month January Brachiopods

Brachiopods have a hard external shell that is comprised of two asymmetrical halves called valves. The pedicle valve generally has a hole in it where the pedical or a stalk like structure like a “foot” comes out. Each half of the brachiopod shell has a...
Fossil of the Month  December Trilobite

Fossil of the Month December Trilobite

Trilobites are an extinct form of Arthropod most closely related to modern horseshoe crabs. They lived from the Cambrian Period to the end of the Permian. They are divided vertically into 3 distinct “lobes” hence the name tri-lob-ite. They are the Central...