Although I said in my last blog post that the next post would feature the big spring dig, a lovely gift came in the mail today courtesy of Tony, a Fossil Forum friend. I had won a "guess the number" contest and chose an ammonite as my prize. Well, he added two Cambrian trilobites to the box, because that is just the generous guy he is.
The ammonite is from the Triassic of Nevada (possibly Frechites sp.). Let's have a closer look at the two ptychopariids...
The ventral view of a nice Bythicheilus typicum. This is described as a "fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder."
This is Bolaspidella reesae a lovely trilobite from the Wheeler Fm.
Ok, I promise the next post will be about the big dig. I just couldn't resist sharing this lovely gift.