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#1 dudeman

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:45 PM

Hello,

Here is one of my finds from a fishing trip last week in South Central Wisconsin. It appears to be a skull and maybe some bones still in the host rock. Help please...

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:00 PM

No I can see where you are thinking its Turtle just another cool psudeofossil.

Heres a map, where is SC Wisconsin did you say it was from.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:05 PM

Right between Beloit, WI & Clinton, WI on the banks of the Turtle creek. Very close to the IL state line.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:07 PM

The texture looks like coral...ish :)
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:08 PM

I do find a lot of coral.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:13 PM

yeah, Looks like its Paleozoic material.

Silurian - Devonian.

Reptile Linage if turtle doesnt go that old

Judging by the geometry Im thinking coral also.
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Dallas Paleontology Society Occasional Papers Vol. 9 2011
"Pennsylvanian Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of Outcrops in Jacksboro, Texas"
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Texas Paleontology Society Feb, 2011
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"Beer, Bacon, and Bivalves!"
"Say NO to illegal fossil buying / selling"
"They belong in a museum."

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