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Do you have a cool fossil in your collection? It might become the next Featured Fossil!

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> Photo must be of good quality.

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>Scientific information is needed - so include as much data as possible. See the example below.

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Skeletal casts may be featured, but we won't use artistic renditions (except as an "extra" to link in the descriptive text).

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Stegerhynchus neglectus is a common, but small, brachiopod in the Waldron Shale.

Fossil Type: Brachiopod
Name (Genus, species) Stegerhynchus neglectus (Hall)
Formation: Waldron Shale
Age: Wenlockian, Middle Silurian
Location: Clark Co., Indiana


Interesting tidbits of information that add to the readers knowledge.

This genus is represented by several species that are always small. The genus is the most common rhynchonellid brachiopod of the Silurian, well-adapted for life on a muddy seafloor. There are several Waldron species of Stegerhynchus. Anonymous collection.

Date Posted: October 7, 2013


Created October 7, 2013