Itano Family Fossil Collection
My favorite hobby is collecting and studying fossils.Here are some photographs and descriptions of fossils collected by me and by other family members.Some of them have been donated to the Denver Museum of Natural History or the American Museum of Natural History. The identifications are my own, except where otherwise noted, and corrections and comments would be greatly appreciated. Some of the photographs include a scale, which is in cm unless otherwise stated.
I have made an effort to make these pages quick-to-download by restricting the size of the image files. For each specimen, a page with a small image loads first. If you want to see a larger image, click on the small image.
StudyWeb Excellence Award (January 1998)
- Itano, W. M., Houck, K. J., and Lockley, M. G. 2003. Ctenacanthus and other chondrichthyan spines
and denticles from the Minturn Formation (Pennsylvanian) of Colorado.
Journal of Paleontology, 77:524-535. PDF
- Itano, W. M., Webster, G. D., Houck, K. J., and Bateman, W. D. 2003.
The first Pennsylvanian batocrinid and other new echinoderms from the Minturn Formation
of central Colorado.
Mountain Geologist, 40:83-100.
- Itano, W. M., and Bateman, W. D. 2001. Synarmocrinus cobbani, a new crinoid
from the Minturn Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian) of Colorado.
Mountain Geologist, 38:71-76.
Other Publications, Presentations, and Projects
Fossils by State and Geological Formations
- Maryland - Chesapeake Group (Miocene)(Shark teeth, bivalves, gastropods)
- Maryland - Aquia Formation (Paleocene)(Shark teeth, chimaeroids, reptiles, bivalves, gastropods)
- Colorado - Pierre Shale (Cretaceous)(Ammonites, nautiloids, reptiles, bivalves, gastropods)
- Colorado - Niobrara Formation (Cretaceous)(Fish, marine reptiles, bivalves.)
- Colorado - Morrison Formation (Jurassic) (Dinosaurs.)
- Colorado - Belden Formation (Pennsylvanian)(Nautiloids, echinoids, bivalves, brachiopods, bryozoans)
- Colorado - Minturn Formation (Pennsylvanian)(Crinoids, nautiloids, gastropods, sharks, trilobites, bryozoans, echinoids, brachiopods, corals)
- Colorado - Chaffee Formation (Devonian)(Brachiopods)
- Texas - Del Rio Formation (Cretaceous)(Shark teeth, bivalves, ammonites, echinoids)
- Texas - Walnut Formation (Cretaceous)(Ammonites, bivalves, gastropods, echinoids)
- California - San Diego Formation (Pliocene)(Gastropods, bivalves, scaphopods, echinoids, shark teeth)
- Oregon - Astoria Formation (Miocene)(Gastropods, bivalves, scaphopods)
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Last modified: October 12, 2008.