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There are substantial collections of cephalopods in the repository. These fossils were, and still are, important index fossils, helping geologists connect surface outcrops with buried rock strata of similar age.

Many of the specimens were collected by early geologists at the BEG including W.S. Adkins and later by Keith Young.

 

Heteromorph ammonite
UT10130 Plesioturrilites brazoensis
Cretaceous, Williamson County, Texas

 

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