The Upper Windom Shale - Groves Creek
Ovid, NY

Note:  As always, please respect private property.  Permission to collect here must be obtained from the owner. 

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View of creek bed.  Brink of waterfalls in center of picture.   The rock visible is Windom Shale approximately 1 m below the Tully Limestone / Windom Shale contact.

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View looking upstream show falls formed by the Tully Limestone, and underlying Windom Shale..


Fossils from the Upper Windom Shale at Groves Creek
(Scale divisions = 1 cm)

Corals
Aulopora serpens Goldfuss - KAW1152.  See also under Atactotoechus furcatus below in "Bryozoa"
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Amplexiphyllus hamiltoniae Hall) - KAW1229
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Stereolasma rectum (Hall) - KAW1163
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Alveolites sp. - KAW1273
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An "elephant ear" shaped colony - note attachment in right image (above the right end of the scale). 
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Surface detail of above.

Bryozoa
Atactotoechus furcatus - KAW1152
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Above: A large branching colony;  below: detail of the surface (left) and of an Aulopora serpens colony on one branch.
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Fistulipora sp. - KAW 1151
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Right, surface detail.

Polypora multiplex Hall - KAW1257 (detail - right)
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Sulcoretipora incisurata
(Hall) - KAW1212

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Right: detail of frond.

 

Brachiopods
Protoleptostrophia perplana (Conrad) - KAW1211
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Pseudoatrypa devoniana
Webster - KAW1215
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Rhipidomella vanuxemi
Hall - KAW1213
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Gastropods
Platystoma lineata (Conrad) - KAW1214, KAW1462
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Trilobites
Greenops sp. - KAW1778
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Dipleura dekayi (Green) - KAW1186
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Left: pygidium; right: part of thoracic segment.

 

Crinoids
Dolatocrinus sp. - KAW1257 - draped with a Polypora frond.
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Dolatocrinus sp. - KAW1043 - a somewhat crushed specimen.  Note detail of arms and calyx plates (right)
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