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Dawsonoceras amycus is a cephalopod from the Waldron Shale

Fossil Type:



Dawsonoceras amycus (Hall)


Waldron Shale


Wenlockian, Middle Silurian


Clark Co., Indiana


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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