WVGES

Mini-Museum of Geology & Natural History,
Photographs of Selected Fossils


Dividing Line

Pleistocene: 8,000 to 2 million years ago

mastodon tooth, Mammut americanum mastodon tooth, Mammut americanum
Class: Mammalia
Age: Pleistocene
Locality: Bowden Cave, Randolph County, WV
Donated By: Ray Garton
#151
75 mm x 70 mm
(3.0 in x 2.8 in)

woolly mammoth tooth, Mammuthus primigenius (Blumenbach) woolly mammoth tooth, Mammuthus primigenius (Blumenbach)
Class: Mammalia
Age: Pleistocene
Locality: Little Creek, WV
Donated By: WVU Geology Department
#152
240 mm x 90 mm x 175 mm
(9.5 in x 3.5 in x 6.9 in)

ground sloth arm and claws, Megalonyx jeffersonii ground sloth claws, Megalonyx jeffersonii
Class: Mammalia
Age: Pleistocene
Locality: Haynes Cave, Monroe County, WV
Donated By: Ray Garton
#160
260 mm x 150 mm
(10.2 in x 5.9 in)

This specimen was described by Thomas Jefferson in 1799.

flat headed peccary, Platygonus compressus flat headed peccary, Platygonus compressus
Class: Mammalia
Age: Pleistocene
Locality: Patton Cave, Monroe County, WV
Donated By: USNM
#154
279 mm x 190 mm
(11.0 in x 7.5 in)

This specimen was Carbon 14 dated at 22,620 years.

Permian: 270 to 290 million years ago

reptile skull cast, Diadectes sp reptile skull cast, Diadectes sp
Class: Amphibia
Age: Permian
Locality: Reedy Creek, Roane County, WV
Donated By: Ray Garton
#150
110 mm x 75 mm
(4.3 in x 3.0 in)

tracks of pre-dinosaur, Dimetrodon berea (Tilton) tracks of pre-dinosaur, Dimetrodon berea (Tilton)
Class: Reptilia
Age: Permian
Locality: Hughes River Bridge at Berea, Ritchie County, WV
Donated By: WVU Geology Department
#126
650 mm x 450 mm
(25.6 in x 17.7 in)

Pennsylvanian: 290 to 310 million years ago

gastropod gastropod
Class: Gastropoda
Age: Pennsylvanian
Locality: Marion County, WV
#10
38 mm
(1.5 in)

fern Leaf, Neuropteris sp fern leaf, Alethropteris sp and Neuropteris sp
Class: Seed Fern
Age: Pennsylvanian
Locality: Tucker County, WV
Donated By: Dave Phillips
#68
279 mm x 229 mm
(11.0 in x 9.0 in)

early shark tooth, Orthacanthus sp early shark tooth, Orthacanthus sp
Class: Chondrichthyes
Age: Pennsylvanian
Locality: Englands Run Road, Route 50, Doddridge County, WV
Donated By: Ray Garton
#84
20 mm
(0.8 in)

The Itmann Fossil, Stigmaria (side view) The Itmann Fossil, Stigmaria
Class: Lycopoda
Age: Pennsylvanian
Locality: Itmann Mine, Wyoming County, WV
Donated By: Itmann Mine
#155
2.2 m x 1.9 m
(7.2 ft x 6.2 ft)

The Itmann Fossil, Stigmaria (top view) The Itmann Fossil (Form Genus Stigmaria). Discovered in 1974 in Consol's Itmann No. 1 Mine, Wyoming County, West Virginia. This "cast" fossil is a root system of a plant from the swamp forest of the Pennsylvanian Period (300 million years old).

Mississippian: 310 to 365 million years ago

crinoid stems crinoid stems
Age: Mississippian
Locality: Preston County, WV
#73
279 mm x 152 mm
(11.0 in x 6.0 in)

amphibian, Greererpeton burkemorani amphibian, Greererpeton burkemorani
Class: Amphibia
Age: Mississippian
Locality: Greer Quarry, Monongalia County, WV
#102
130 mm x 250 mm
(5.2 in x 9.8 in)

blastoid, Pentremites sp blastoid, Pentremites sp
Class: Blastoidea
Age: Mississippian
Locality: Mercer County, WV
Donated By: Dave Phillips
#12
35 mm x 35 mm
(1.4 in x 1.4 in)

Devonian: 365 to 400 million years ago

brachiopod brachiopod
Class: Articulata
Age: Devonian
Locality: Pendleton County, WV
#13
90 mm x 70 mm
(3.5 in x 2.8 in)

gastropod gastropod
Class: Gastropoda
Age: Middle Devonian
Locality: Hampshire County, WV
#2
33 mm x 34 mm
(1.3 in x 1.3 in)

glass sponge glass sponge, Hydnoceras sp
Phylum: Porifera
Age: Devonian
Locality: Preston and Tucker Counties, WV
Loaned By: Donald, Randy, and Jean Rinehart
#294
~ 350 mm x 250 mm
(~ 14 in x 10 in)

glass sponge glass sponge, Hydnoceras sp
Phylum: Porifera
Age: Devonian
Locality: Preston and Tucker Counties, WV
Loaned By: Donald, Randy, and Jean Rinehart
#294
~ 115 mm, in length
(~ 4.5 in, in length)

trilobite, Odontocephalus aegeria trilobite, Odontocephalus aegeria
Class: Trilobita
Age: Middle Devonian
Locality: Hardy County, WV
Donated By: Dave Phillips
#1
60 mm x 40 mm
(2.4 in x 1.6 in)

trilobite, Phacops rana trilobite, Phacops rana
Class: Trilobita
Age: Devonian
Locality: Hardy County, WV
Donated By: Dave Phillips
#14
33 mm x 30 mm
(1.3 in x 1.2 in)

trilobite, Trimerus vanuxemi (Hall) trilobite, Trimerus vanuxemi (Hall)
Class: Trilobita
Age: Devonian
Locality: Bobs Ridge, White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, WV
Donated By: WVU Geology Department
#8
140 mm x 60 mm
(5.5 in x 2.4 in)

Museum Curator: E. Ray Garton: Curator@PrehistoricPlanet.com


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