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Hello everyone! ive got three slabs of prints created by an unknown prehistoric animal (if it’s even created by an animal) that had been in my collection for quite some time now. Since I’m on the forum and still requires a proper identification for it any identification help from ichnofossil experts are much appreciated! Here are some pictures of the fossils but since the prints might not be that clearly seen I uploaded some other pictures highlighting the “lumps” or the pattern made by the print. Hope that helps.
Last one and I swear I’ll stop asking questions. This is the track in question about it being lightly stained and what you thought about staining. Is this a real trace fossil that you can tell of? If so is this light staining acceptable?
These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at email@example.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since July 22
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From the album: MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7Ichnogenus - Starfish Cast Chesterian Zone of the Bangor Limestone Formation in northern Alabama Mississippian Period This is a matrix with a Starfish Cast, a trace fossil of the Mississippian Period found in the Chester Zone of the Bangor Limestone Formation (ca 325,000,000 yrs old) in northern Alabama. The cast was formed when the Starfish borrowed into the sandy seafloor, then exited leaving a mold which was filled with materials forming the cast. Over eons of time as the land mass of the Mississippian Period rose and the seas retreated leaving the floor exposed to e