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Featured Fossil


This page features a fossil with details about the specimen, its age,

where it was found, and a nugget of interesting information. Not every

specimen will be perfectly preserved - but all are a marvel of the natural world!

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A small scolecodont worm jaw element of Lobogenys from Kentucky.

Fossil Type:



Lobogenys sp.


Kope - Maysville


Cincinnatian, Upper Ordovician


Maysville, Mason Co., Kentucky


Scolecodont jaw elements are always small. This one is about 1 mm wide, putting it in the same size-range as conodonts. But the jaws of these creatures are different. Kenny Popp specimen and photo.

Date Posted:

July 23, 2017


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