Fossils of the Canadian Rockies
organized by type

Most of this stuff I'm still learning, and filling in more detail when I am able to.
If this is your area, and you see something incompletely or incorrectly labelled, I'd be very happy to hear from you. (see credits page)


Solitary Rugose Corals

Exposed Solitary Rugose Coral

weathered out of the rock
found on King Creek Ridge

Exposed Solitary Rugose Coral

weathered out of the [Rundle] limestone
found on South Opal Ridge

Exposed Solitary Rugose Coral

weathered out of Mississippian limestone of the Rundle Group
found on Mount Rae

Bed of mixed Rugose Corals

in limestone of the [Rundle Group]
found on South Opal Ridge

Bed of 4-8" Rugose Corals

in limestone of the [Rundle Group]
found on South Opal Ridge

side view of Solitary Rugose Coral

in Mississippian limestone of the Rundle Group
found on Mount Rae

side view of Solitary Rugose Coral

in [limestone]
found in Cougar Canyon

corner view of Solitary Rugose Coral

in [limestone]
found on Mount Lady Macdonald

side view of Solitary Rugose Coral

in [limestone]
found on Mount Lady Macdonald

Various small Solitary Rugose Corals

probable limestone
found near Elbow Lake

Solitary Rugose Coral

probable limestone
found near Elbow Lake

Another protruding Solitary Rugose Coral

probable limestone
found in Three Lakes Valley

Nicely exposed Solitary Rugose Coral

in [limestone]
found on Mount Lady Macdonald

Top view of coral with neat texture

in [limestone]
found in Cougar Canyon

Another interesting coral cross-section

in [limestone]
found on Mount Lady Macdonald

Collection of various Solitary Rugose Corals

in [limestone]
found in Cougar Canyon

Closer view of one of the larger corals

in [limestone]
found in Cougar Canyon

Exposed edge of a Solitary Rugose Coral

in [limestone]
found on Mount Lady Macdonald

Collection of many small Solitary Rugose Corals

unidentified rock
found on the west shore of Spray Lakes Reservoir


Colonial Rugose Corals

Small Colonial Rugose Coral

probable limestone
found in Three Lakes Valley

Large Colonial Rugose Coral

in limestone of the [Rundle Group]
found on South Opal Ridge


Tabulate Corals

Syringopora

in Mississippian limestone of the Rundle Group
found on Mount Rae

Syringopora

in Middle Cambrian [limestone], perhaps Pika formation
found on Door Jamb Mountain ridge

Unknown presumed tabulate coral

in Middle Cambrian [limestone], perhaps Pika formation
found on Door Jamb Mountain ridge

Thamnopora or similar?

in Middle Cambrian [limestone], perhaps Pika formation
found on Door Jamb Mountain ridge

Thamnopora or similar?

in Middle Cambrian [limestone], perhaps Pika formation
found on Door Jamb Mountain ridge


Brachiopods

undetermined Brachiopod

in Mississippian limestone of the Rundle Group
found on Mount Rae

large collection of Brachiopods

in Carboniferous [limestone], likely Rundle Group
found on Cascade Mountain

Close-up on the Brachiopods

in Carboniferous [limestone], likely Rundle Group
found on Cascade Mountain

Mostly exposed small Brachiopod

in Carboniferous [limestone], likely Rundle Group
found on Cascade Mountain

Very large Brachiopod with small fossils

in [limestone]
found below Old Goat Mountain

Close-up of the large Brachiopod

in [limestone]
found below Old Goat Mountain

undetermined Brachiopod print

in Carboniferous [limestone], likely Rundle Group
found on Cascade Mountain

presumed Brachiopod print

in [limestone] of the Rundle Group
found on Exshaw Mountain

[Echinoconchid] Brachiopod

unknown rock
found on King Creek Ridge

undetermined Brachiopod

presumably limestone.
found on Nihahi Ridge

[Orthotic] Brachiopod

presumably limestone.
found on Nihahi Ridge


Gastropods

Rock full of Gastropod fossils

unknown rock/formation
found on Hailstone Butte

unknown Gastropod

in [limestone] of unknown formation
found on Wasootch Ridge

unknown Gastropod

in [limestone] of the [Palliser formation]
found on The Rimwall

unknown Gastropod

in Middle Cambrian [limestone], perhaps Pika formation
found on Door Jamb Mountain ridge

unknown Gastropod

in Middle Cambrian [limestone], perhaps Pika formation
found on Door Jamb Mountain ridge


Assorted Loners

Bryozoan

unknown rock of unknown formation
found below the Canyon Creek Ice Caves

Bryozoan parts

unknown rock of unknown formation
found below the Canyon Creek Ice Caves

Various crinoids

unknown rock of unknown formation
found on Nihahi Ridge

A larger crinoid in cross-section

unknown rock of unknown formation
found along the Fullerton Loop

Orthoconic Nautiloid

in Devonian limestone of the Palliser formation
found in Jura Creek

Nice rock full of Oncoids

in Quartzite? of the Gog Group or maybe Whyte formation?
found near Wiwaxy Gap

Close-up of the Oncoids

in Quartzite? of the Gog Group or maybe Whyte formation?
found near Wiwaxy Gap

Stromatolite or Stromoatoporoid

in Middle Cambrian [limestone], perhaps Pika formation
found on Door Jamb Mountain ridge

Oolites / Oolitic limestone

unknown source rock
found at Ptarmigan Lake, Skoki


Trace Fossils

Thalassinoides

unknown rock of unknown age
found near Eiffel Lake

More Thalassinoides?

unknown rock of unknown age
found near Eiffel Lake

More Thalassinoides?

unknown rock of unknown age
found near Eiffel Lake

unknown presumed trace fossil

in Devonian limestone of the Palliser formation
found in Jura Creek


Uncertain Identifications

unidentified print

in Mississippian limestone of the Rundle Group
found on Mount Rae

trace fossils of some sort?

in [limestone] of the [Palliser formation]
found on The Rimwall

unknown - traces?

unknown rock of unknown age
found on Devil's Thumb

I have no idea what this is

in Middle Cambrian [limestone], perhaps Pika formation
found on Door Jamb Mountain ridge

Some sort of coral?

unknown rock of unknown age
found near Eiffel Lake

Unknown coral of some sort?

in limestone of the [Rundle Group]
found on Grizzly Peak

Unknown coral of some sort?

in limestone of the [Rundle Group]
found on Grizzly Peak

Unknown coral of some sort?

in limestone of the [Rundle Group]
found on Grizzly Peak

Top view of coral?

in limestone of the [Rundle Group]
found on Grizzly Peak

Probable coral

in limestone of the [Rundle Group]
found on Grizzly Peak

Inside view of more coral? Eroded?

in limestone of the [Rundle Group]
found on Grizzly Peak


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