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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)


Bore hole in Brachiopod


Sellersburg Limestone


Middle Devonian


Clark Co., Indiana


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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Created April 12, 2012