FOSSILS SPECIMEN: SCAPHOPODA

Fossils are defined as any evidence of prehistoric life. There are two types of fossils: Body Fossils include remains of skeletal bones, shell, carapace, test and teeth. Trace Fossils are clues the organism existed such as foot prints, tracks, burrows and coprolites (fossil dung).

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Mollusca – Class: Scaphopoda

(tusk shells)

Mississippian (Lower Carboniferous) to Holocene

Scaphopod “Elephant Tusk”

Pennsylvanian (upper Carboniferous)

west Mineral Wells roadcut Palo Pinto County, Texas

Dentalium sp.

Eocene

Stone City Formation, Bryan, Texas

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