Sunday, January 5, 2014

Cupularostrum sappho brachiopod from Lake Erie

This is a specimen of what I know is a Cupularostrum and I think is a C. sappho. I found it while splitting some harder limestone nodules that are found in the Wanakah shale along the Lake Erie shoreline near Buffalo, NY. I'm quite pleased to see that it's an articulated specimen and not crushed. It can be difficult to extract good specimens from the harder nodules as often the fossils wind up being split or otherwise damaged.

Pedicle valve

This was found along the shoreline of Lake Erie near 18 Mile Creek in the Wanakah shale, Ludlowville formation. The Ludlowville formation is Devonian (Givetian stage).

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