This page will feature fossils from all geological time periods. Each image will have some background about the specimen, its age, where it was found, and a nugget of interesting information.
Not every specimen will be perfectly preserved - but all are a marvel of the natural world!
Fossil Type: Mollusk (affinity uncertain)
Name: Tentaculites richmondensis Miller
Age: Cincinnatian, Upper Ordovician
Location: Madison, Jefferson Co., Indiana
Notes: Tentaculites is well-known in Ordovician through Devonian strata. Specimens from
the Devonian Hunsruck Shale in Germany show both tentacles and septa in chambers
like cephalopods. Note the fragments of Flexicalymene a common trilobite in this
formation. Anonymous collection.
Date Posted: May 23, 2013
Created April 12, 2012