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Placoblastus obovatus Thunder Bay formation David Thompson

Submitted on 2007-02-03 by David Thompson

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes: This is an Oral view of the same speciman with the Anal opening about 2:00 o'clock. Hands give scale

Photo title: Placoblastus obovatus

Taxa present: Placoblastus obovatus

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Spinocyrtia sp., Aulocystis commensalis Norway Point formation David Thompson

Submitted on 2007-02-12 by David Thompson

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Norway Point formation

Submitter notes: This old Brachiopod was encrusted with several types of creatures living on her & they died with her also. There were boring sponges,'Clionoides' on the growth lines of her valves & Aulocystis tabulate coral on her brachial valve. There are some small bryzoan also but these are not identifiable. This brachiopod is from the Norway Point member, also known as the 'boat launch.' Scott Vergiels assisted in this identification.

Photo title: Spinocyrtia sp. with epifauna.

Taxa present: Spinocyrtia sp., Aulocystis commensalis

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Rostroconchia Potter Farm formation David Thompson

Submitted on 2007-02-14 by David Thompson

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Potter Farm formation

Submitter notes: Rostroconchs are unusual mollusk with some controversy over where it fits in the evolution of the Mollusca. The Rostroconchs have their two halves connected at the back and are not seperate halves as are Brachiopods or Pelecypods. They have been treated as primitive branches of evolution in Mollusks but are also seen as their own Taxon within the Mollusks. Their strangeness is what attracts me.

Photo title: A Rostroconch from Alpena

Taxa present: Rostroconchia

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Rostroconchia Potter Farm formation David Thompson

Submitted on 2007-02-14 by David Thompson

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Potter Farm formation

Submitter notes: This view shows this mollusk from directly down on the speciman. This is about 1.5 cms. long.

Photo title: Rostroconch

Taxa present: Rostroconchia

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Heteroschisma alatum Potter Farm formation David Thompson

Submitted on 2007-02-17 by David Thompson

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Potter Farm formation

Submitter notes: This is a nice large example of the Devonian Blastoid, Heteroschisma alatum, oral view with fingers for scale. As I was stepping across a ditch, this was directly in front of the toe of my boot, I called my companions to see it before I tried to pick this up as it was large & easily seen. I hoped it was & it did prove to be complete.

Photo title: Devonian Blastoid

Taxa present: Heteroschisma alatum

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Heteroschisma alatum Potter Farm formation David Thompson

Submitted on 2007-02-17 by David Thompson

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Potter Farm formation

Submitter notes: This is a view showing the ornamentation in the interambulacral area of this blastoid that is charactoristic for species identification.

Photo title: side view of blastoid

Taxa present: Heteroschisma alatum

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Lipsanocystis traversensis Thunder Bay formation David Thompson

Submitted on 2007-02-19 by David Thompson

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes: This Cystoid shows a considerable tail portion in addition to the body of this cystoid. The background is finely broken Bryzoan fronds. This is from the Thunder Bay Limestone near Partridge Point, Alpena. The U.S. 10 cent pc. is for scale. The body is 2 cm long with the additional tail just about 3 cm.

Photo title: Devonian Cystoid

Taxa present: Lipsanocystis traversensis

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Nucleocrinus meloniformis Thunder Bay formation David Thompson

Submitted on 2007-03-25 by David Thompson

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes: This is one of three views of this Nucleocrinus meloniformis (Barris) specimen collected at Partridge Point in Alpena, MI. This is the oral view with a U.S. Ten cent piece for scale. This large pristine blastoid was just rolling in the water!

Photo title: Thunder Bay Blastoid

Taxa present: Nucleocrinus meloniformis

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Nucleocrinus meloniformis Thunder Bay formation David Thompson

Submitted on 2007-03-25 by David Thompson

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes: This is a side view of the Nucleocrinus m. showing Ambulacrum and detail of plates. 10 cent piece for scale. Although collected at Partridge Point, the formation is the Thunder Bay limestone.

Photo title: Second View of Blastoid

Taxa present: Nucleocrinus meloniformis

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Nucleocrinus meloniformis Thunder Bay formation David Thompson

Submitted on 2007-03-25 by David Thompson

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes: This is the stem end of the Nucleocrinus m. described in the other two views.

Photo title: Third View of Blastoid

Taxa present: Nucleocrinus meloniformis

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Lipsanocystis traversensis Thunder Bay formation Stan Hyne

Submitted on 2007-09-07 by Stan Hyne

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes:

Photo title: Cystoid

Taxa present: Lipsanocystis traversensis

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Nucleocrinus melonoformis Thunder Bay formation Stan Hyne

Submitted on 2007-09-07 by Stan Hyne

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes: Prepared by Scott Vergiels

Photo title: Blastoid with stem

Taxa present: Nucleocrinus melonoformis

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Pseudodechenella reimanni Thunder Bay formation Stan Hyne

Submitted on 2007-10-05 by Stan Hyne

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes: Prepared by Scott Vergiels

Photo title: Trilobite slab

Taxa present: Pseudodechenella reimanni

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Heteroschisma alatum Potter Farm formation Scott Vergiels

Submitted on 2007-11-04 by Scott Vergiels

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Potter Farm formation

Submitter notes: At about 19mm this blastoid is about twice the usual size for this species.

Photo title: 'Giant' Heteroschisma Blastoid

Taxa present: Heteroschisma alatum

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Heteroschisma alatum Potter Farm formation Scott Vergiels

Submitted on 2007-11-04 by Scott Vergiels

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Potter Farm formation

Submitter notes: Top view showing the ambulacra which measures 11mm across

Photo title: 'Giant' Heteroschisma Blastoid - Top View

Taxa present: Heteroschisma alatum

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Megistocrinus concavus Thunder Bay formation Joseph Koniecki

Submitted on 2008-02-17 by Joseph Koniecki

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes:

Photo title: Crinoid calyx

Taxa present: Megistocrinus concavus

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Dolatocrinus barrisi Thunder Bay formation Joseph Koniecki

Submitted on 2012-01-11 by Joseph Koniecki

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes: The specimen is 3 cm across.

Photo title: Crinoid calyx

Taxa present: Dolatocrinus barrisi

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Platyceras sp. Thunder Bay formation Joseph Koniecki

Submitted on 2008-02-17 by Joseph Koniecki

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes: It is interesting to note that Platyceras in not listed in either the checklist for the Traverse Group or Alpena book (Ehlers and Kesling 1970). Its occurrence should not be a surprise.

Photo title: Gastropod

Taxa present: Platyceras sp.

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Platyceras conicum Thunder Bay formation Joseph Koniecki

Submitted on 2008-02-17 by Joseph Koniecki

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes: It is interesting to note that Platyceras in not listed in either the checklist for the Traverse Group or Alpena book (Ehlers and Kesling 1970). Its occurrence should not be a surprise.

Photo title: Gastropod with brachiopod

Taxa present: Platyceras conicum

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Dipleura dekayi
Type Specimen
Thunder Bay formation ummp invertebrate paleontology

Submitted on 2008-03-01 by ummp invertebrate paleontology

Location (approximate): Alpena, Alpena, MI

Strat unit: Thunder Bay formation

Submitter notes: This specimen is a hypotype and is 17 cm across.

Photo title: Trilobite

Taxa present: Dipleura dekayi

UMMP specimen number: hypotype 54161

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