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Mystery fossil unveiled at Dayton, Ohio GSA meeting

Amateur paleontologist Ron Fine of Dayton, Ohio recently unveiled a 450 million-year-old fossil which he dubbed as “Godzillus.” He discovered the fossil last year in Northern Kentucky a year ago and presented it during a Geological Society of America meeting at the Dayton Convention Center.

The elliptical-shaped specimen measures 3.5-foot wide by 6.5-foot long and is believed to be the largest fossil recovered from the Cincinnati area. The question at the GSA meeting was whether it was animal, vegetable or mineral. “We are looking for people who might have an idea of what it is,” said Ben Dattilo, an assistant professor of geology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, who is researching the discovery.