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Featured Fossil

 

This page features a fossil with details 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!

All geological time periods are represented.

 

Bore hole in Brachiopod

Fossil Type:

Trace (Ichnofossil)

Name:

Bore hole in Brachiopod

Formation:

Sellersburg Limestone

Age:

Middle Devonian

Location:

Clark Co., Indiana

Notes:

Bore holes in shells are typically made by a predatory snail. There is no proof that this was the case, nor are there snails in the same formation that are unquestionably carnivorous. Richard Schrantz specimen and photo.

Date Posted:

February 22, 2017

 

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