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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Mysterious 'Monster' Fossil (?) Discovered by Amateur Paleontologist

Mysterious 'Monster' Fossil (?) Discovered by Amateur Paleontologist

Mysterious 'Monster' Discovered by Amateur
Paleontologist, ScienceDaily, April 24, 2012
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120424121738.htm

Animal, vegetable, mineral - or monster?
Giant nine-foot-high fossil dubbed 'Godzillus'
baffles experts. Mail Online, April 25, 2012,
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2134973/Animal-vegetable--monster-9ft-high-fossil-dubbed-Godzillus-baffles-experts.html

The original press release is:
Mysterious 'Monster' Discovered By Amateur
Paleontologist, University of Cincinnati, Greg Hand
http://www.uc.edu/news/nr.aspx?id=15649

The abstract is:
Fine, R., C. E. Brett, B. Dattilo, and D. L.
Meyer, 2012, An enigmatic Mat-like Fossil (?)
in the Kope Formation (Upper Ordovician),
Kenton county, Kentucky. Geological Society
of America Abstracts with Programs,
vol. 44, no. 5, p. 67.
http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012NC/finalprogram/abstract_202937.htm
http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012NC/finalprogram/session_31042.htm

In part, the abstract states:
"A new, enigmatic, large fossil(?) object from
a thin silty mudstone bed (up to 3 cm thick)
underlain by siltstone was excavated from the
lower Kope Formation (Economy Member,
basal Pioneer Valley submember) near
Covington, KY."

Yours,
Paul H.