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Brachiopod Fossil from Penn Dixie

Brachiopod fossil from Penn Dixie

Brachiopod Fossil from Penn Dixie
Located in Erie County

Image courtesy of Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center


Type: Public

Features: Important exposures & fossil areas; Representative fossils preserved in the Genundewa & North Evans Limestone,
Windom Shale, Tichenor Limestone,& Wanakah Shale.

Feature Type: Paleontological.

Reference: NYS Geological Association Field Trip Guidebook, 71st Annual Meeting 1999;
Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center: Visit to a Classic Geological and Outdoor Education Center.
For online reference please visit - www.nysga.net/Guidebooks.html

Quadrangle: Buffalo SE.

Reason for Designation: Has a complete exposure of the Middle Devonian Windom Shale along with the underlying Tichenor Limestone,
which has an unexplained pop-up structure on-site and the Wanakah Shale. Overlying the Windom Shale is the North Evans Limestone.