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Re: State fossils - Ohio
Glen J. Kuban wrote:
> John Schneiderman added Ohio: _Isotelus gigas_ (a trilobite) to the
> list of state fossils.
In the interests of state-chauvenism <g>, this longtime resident of Ohio
would like to point out that it's _Isotelus maximus_, and it's not
merely a trilobite. It happens to be among the largest trilobites
known. The largest known specimen of _I. maximus_ is about 40cm long.
A somewhat smaller specimen about 30cm long, found by the same man in
almost the same locale at Caesar Creek State Park (Richmondian
formation, Cincinnatian epoch, Upper Ordovician), is in the Smithsonian.