Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Calcite Heteromorph

A small portion of a heteromorph ammonoid, possibly Allocrioceras. This thing is only about 1.5mm long, photo taken through the eyepiece of my microscope. Dorsal side toward viewer, without impressed zone so it was completely evolute and probably open whorled, not enough preserved to tell if it was helical or not. From the Upper Cretaceous Mancos Shale, lower Upper Turonian Scaphites whitfieldi Zone.

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