Fossils of West Virginia


Lobolith 
Scyphocrinitid 
Class: Crinoidea 
Age: Devonian/Silurian 
Keyser, Mineral County WV 
3.5 inches 
Owner: Robert Pyle 
Notes: These were attached to the bottom stem of the Crinoid and acted as a float. 


Crinoid 
Ctenocrinus sp. 
Class: Crinoidea 
Age: Devonian 
Hardy County, WV 
about 4 inches high 
Owner: Tom Hay 
Notes: A near perfect calyx and stem 


Blastoid 
Pentremites 
Class: Blastoidea 
Age: Mississippian 
Mercer County, WV 
1.25 inches 
Owner: WVGES 
Notes: Pentremites is a genus of blastoid echinoderm that lived in the early Carboniferous. Its fossils are known from North America. 


 
 
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Petrified or Fossil Wood 
 
Class: Plant 
Age: Pennsylvanian 
Randolph County, West Virginia 
9.6 x 4.3 inches 
Owner: Ken Clarke 
Notes: West Virginia has some of the best plant fossils in the world but true petrified wood in West Virginia is rare. To be classed as petrified, minerals must have replaced the cellular structure leaving i 


Stromatolite 
Cryptzoon proliferum 
Class: Algae 
Age: Cambrian 
Sheperdstown, WV 
12 inches across 
Owner: Marshall University 
Notes: Oldest Fossils In West Virginia 


Fossils of West Virginia Volume 1 
Vertebrates & Invertebrates 
Class:  
Age: 2007 
 
8.5x11 inches 
Owner: by Dr. Hassan Amjad 
Notes: 544 pages full color 


Diadectes 
Diadectes 
Class: Amphibia 
Age: Permian / Dunkard 
Roane County, WV 
4.3 x 3 inches 
Owner: WVGS 
Notes: Very rare skull and only one known from West Virginia 


Early Amphibian 
Greererpeton burkemorani 
Class: Amphibia 
Age: Mississippian 
Greer, Monongalia County, WV 
7 x 5.5 inches 
Owner: WVGS 
Notes: This was a new genus & new species. 


Fossils of West Virginia Volume 2 
Fossil Plants 
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Age: 2007 
 
8.5x11 inches 
Owner: by Dr. Hassan Amjad 
Notes: 350 pages full color 


Trace Fossil 
Bifungites 
Class: Ichnofossils 
Age: Devonian 
Randolph County, WV 
1.5 inches 
Owner: Garton 
Notes: Very rare and unusual, Presumed to be a worm borrow 


Peccary 
Platygonus compressus 
Class: Mammalia 
Age: Pleistocene 
Monroe County, WV 
11 x 7.5 inches 
Owner: WVGS 
Notes: Skull & Complete Skeleton Carbon 14 Dates At 22,620 Years 


Trilobite 
Trimerus vanuxemi (Hall) 
Class: Trilobita 
Age: Devonian 
Greenbrier County, WV 
5.5 x 2.4 inches 
Owner: WVGS 
Notes: One of the largest from the state. 


Ground Sloth Claws 
Megalonyx jeffersonii 
Class: Mammalia 
Age: Pleistocene 
Haynes Cave, Monroe County, WV 
260 mm x 150 mm 
Owner: WVGES (donated by Ray Garton) 
Notes: This specimen was described by Thomas Jefferson in 1799. 


Mastodon Tooth 
Mammut americanum 
Class: Mammalia 
Age: Pleistocene 
Bowden Cave, Randolph County, WV 
75mm x 70mm (3 in. x 2.8 in.) 
Owner: WVGES (donated by Ray Garton) 
Notes: Partial mastodon tooth. 


Woolly Mammoth Tooth 
Mammuthus primigenius (Blumenbach) 
Class: Mammalia 
Age: Pleistocene 
Little Creek, WV 
240 mm x 90 mm x 175 mm (9.5 in x 3.5 in x 6.9 in) 
Owner: WVGES (donated by WVU Geology Dept. 
Notes: Large, well-preserved woolly mammoth tooth. 

   
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