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of interesting information. Not every specimen will be perfectly preserved -

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Dawsonoceras amycus is a cephalopod from the Waldron Shale

Fossil Type:

Cephalopod

Name:

Dawsonoceras amycus (Hall)

Formation:

Waldron Shale

Age:

Wenlockian, Middle Silurian

Location:

Clark Co., Indiana

Notes:

Dawsonoceras is a widespread Silurian nautiloid cephalopod. The sutures undulate in a zig-zag pattern. Falls of the Ohio State Park specimen.

Date Posted:

October 24, 2014

 

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