paleontology
A brachiopod fossil discovery

I found this in eastern Kansas or western Missouri. However, it was on a gravel road, and I’m not sure where the quarry the gravel came from is located. Based on my scant knowledge of shells I’m calling it a brachiopod, but I’m not too sure. Any help with identifying it or its age would be greatly appreciated!

Fossil collecting on a Girl Scout trip is better than snores!

Found this on a Girl Scout camping trip. While the other girls were playing with each other's hair and making s’mores, I was fossil hunting!

Fossil Collector: AmandaZ
Location: Near Kansas/Missouri Border

Any Kansas Brachiopod collectors care to leave a comment to help AmandaZ identify this fossil?

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7 Responses to “What Kansas Brachiopod?”

  1. Keith C Krqaushaar says:

    Try this website, it may help you. http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Extension/home.html

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  2. Keith C Krqaushaar says:

    Topeka area, Manhattan area, Sedan, KS are good places that I know of which are good fossil hunting areas. I am still learning myself, but if you need help? I am the director of ARTS & MEMORIES MUSEUM in Riley, KS.

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  3. Solius says:

    It is some kink of rhynchonellid.

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  5. riffin says:

    the commisures on this specimen shows it is a rastellum . One form of alectryonia’s evoluted form.

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  6. dale says:

    perhaps a brachiopod of genus Enteletes

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  7. AmandaZ says:

    Thank you for the comments, everyone! After taking everything into consideration I’ve identified this fossil as enteles lamarckii.

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