Dry Dredgers Field Trip
April 29, 2006
Brookville, Indiana
Arnheim, Waynesville and Liberty Formations, Late Ordovician Period

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Inarticulate Brachiopods

All of the previous pictures were of Articulate Brachiopods. There were a number of kinds of Inarticulate Brachiopods found that day too. 

Here's a beautiful specimen of Trematis.

This next picture is also Trematis, but shows the flatter specimen. 

Here's a close-up of the above Trematis (below).

Another, more common genera of Inarticulate Brachiopod found was Petrocrania. In the next 3 pics, they are found encrusting the Brachiopod, Rafinesquina. In this first picture, we see Petrocrania encrusting a Petrocrania, encrusting a Rafinesquina! The game begins. How many layers of Petrocrania encrusting Petrocrania can YOU find????
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Notice in the Petrocrania above, the amorphous inarticulate was taking on the ridge pattern of it's host brachiopod.


No crinoid calyxes were found that day, at least that I know about. But here's a nice crinoid holdfast, called Lichenocrinus found that day.  (The second photo is a close-up of the same specimen.)

Next Page: Corals Found That Day

T A B L E     O F     C O N T E N T S

Page 1: Introduction to Site and Collecting
Page 2: More Colleting Pics

Page 3: Big Small Fossils and Trilobites

Page 4: Pelecypods (clams)

Page 5: Bryozoans

Page 6: Cephalopods and Gastropods

Page 7: Articulate Brachiopods

Page 8: Inarticulate Brachiopods and Crinoids

Page 9: Corals

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