Pike County Missouri Fossils Donated to University of Tennessee at Martin

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Trilobite Isotelus Iowensis: Pike County, Missouri; These distant cousins of crabs and shrimp had delicate antennae and numerous legs for crawling and swimming.

The University of Tennessee at Martin’s fossil collection recently grew in size and quality with the donation of a trilobite collection. George Stone, of Carterville, Ill., made his second gift of museum-quality trilobites to the university, which was accepted July 24 by Dr. Michael Gibson, professor of geology…

… This collection came from a site in Pike County, Mo., and was found in Maquoketa Shale deposited when Illinois was a tropical muddy sea …. READ MORE >>>

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