Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Fossil Hunting in Iowa. April, 2013. Brachiopods and Horned Coral.
As you can see, I found a helluva lot of horned coral. I'm not sure of their various taxonomies but there appear to be three different variations. I base this off of size, segments, and the appearance of the outside and inside of each specimen (bumpy, smooth, varied?). But, damn, I'm not a geologist so I'll leave the tedium to those paid poorly for it (always end with a preposition).
As for the brachiopods, there appear to be several of those as well. I believe I have four or five variations. Not to mention a nice piece of branched coral (hanging out above the penny in the bottom photograph).
As always, happy huntings. I hope you find something good today.