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Bellerophon "snail" Bellerophon tuber from the Silurian Waldron Shale

Fossil Type:

Monoplacophoran (Bellerophont)

Name:

Bellerophon tuber Hall

Formation:

Waldron Shale

Age:

Wenlockian, Middle Silurian

Location:

Clark Co., Indiana

Notes:

Bellerophonts are planispiral mollusks noted for their slit (sinus) and muscle scars. The latter are not preserved in mud-filled Waldron specimens. The slit aligns with the ridge on the central-axis. The growth lines are also typical for the species. Anonymous collection. View = 2 cm.

Date Posted:

May 20, 2015

 

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