KGS Home Page Education Index Page Start of this Report

Ancient Life in Kansas Rocks, part 13 of 27

Common Fossils of Kansas--Rhynchonellid Brachiopod

Upper Pennsylvanian


Wellerella, shown slightly enlarged, is a small rhynchonellid brachiopod. It is typically small, globular, with a pointed pedicle beak, and a moderately well developed fold and sulcus. It is primarily classified upon internal features. (Drum Limestone, Upper Pennsylvanian)

Previous Page--Strophomenid Brachiopods || Next Page--Spiriferid and Terebratulid Brachiopods
KGS Home Page || Education Index Page

Kansas Geological Survey
Placed online Feb. 1997
URL = ""
Send comments and/or suggestions to