PLATRYACHELLA: DEVONIAN BRACHIOPOD
Platryachella sp. / Devonian Brachiopod
This fellow is Platyrachella sp. a brachiopod from Middle Devonian deposits of the renamed the Little Cedar Formation, Cedar Valley Group (probably out of the Solon Member) near Benton County, deep in the agricultural belt of east-central Iowa.
Driving through Benton you see long, gently rolling slopes, farms of corn and soybean growing in deep black