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  1. Yoda

    Mazon Creek Worm

    This Mazon Creek nodule arrived for me today. Label said : Polychaete worm - Astreptoscolex anasilosus Had a look in my copy of Wittry and it doesn’t quite seem to match. Thoughts ?
  2. rocket


    From the album: Fossils from the Plattenkalke of the Altmühl Valley

    Another rare find, a worm calling "Eunicides". Worms are rare and mostly bad preserved. This is a "medium quality - preservation", but, get one...
  3. This worm(?) is vexing me. I've got some clues, but none of them seem to add up to a definitive ID. Any ideas? These photos are from the vendor's listing of the specimen. Yes, I've been through the books, several times. I'm far from an expert in MC material, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Nimravis

    7-13-22 Mazon Creek ID - Fauna

    I am looking to see what members this this little guy is. I was thinking that it is possibly the Arrow Worm, Mazoglossus ramsdelli, but am not convinced, the ribbing looks odd. @RCFossils @stats @Mark Kmiecik @deutscheben @connorp
  5. JD1969

    Fossilized worm?

    Just not sure what I'm looking at here. I found this while searching for metiorites in northern Arizona, specifically around Holbrook, Az. I'm sure someone here might have an answer for me. So thanks in advance. I also should mention I'm new to the site so please forgive me if I posted this wrong. Thanks. J.D.
  6. Irongiant97

    Clams and worms?

    Keewatin, MN, USA. Overburden pile from local iron mine. So I believe these to NOT be glacial erratics like my other fossils, which would be a first for me!!! Some obviously seem like clams of some sort, but what I stood out to me the most was the holes and subsequent worm-like things inside, most of which were loose enough to remove (albeit I broke most of them). My guess is they’re some kind of worms, any thoughts?
  7. I found it in an area where traces of worms and crustaceans abound, but there are no other remains (shells or corals). I asked on national forum (Spain) and they tell me that it is too big to be a polychaete. They suggested a burrow. Any other ideas or votes for burrow? Thanks, The coin has a diameter of 1.62cm
  8. I found it in an area where traces of worms and crustaceans abound, but there are no other remains (shells or corals). I asked on national forum (Spain) and they tell me that it is too big to be a polychaete. They suggested a burrow. Any other ideas or votes for burrow? Thanks, The coin has a diameter of 1.62cm
  9. ThatCarpenterGuy

    Is this common?

    I was doing an initial cleaning of this piece to categorize, label and store for future preparation. I do this by brushing the loose dirt off with a natural bristled paint brush and then a quick cleaning with my dust collector to pick up some of the finer particles. This time, while using the dust collector, a little surprise popped out. My first thought was tube worm, well preserved and free enough for the suction to pull it out. Thankfully it didn’t detach! I was wondering if this is a common occurrence. Has anyone else experienced this? And do you agree that it’s most likely a t
  10. Rockwood

    Worm stampede ?

    Found on gravel bar in Trinity River Arlington, TX. This appears to be worm tubes, but what were they up to ?
  11. mr fossil


    I found this rock in a area not logged in any geological map except one French map from 1963 which logged it as Cretaceous with a question mark. It is surrounded by Precambrian mountains and sedimentary rocks just randomly pop out so I thought I should investigate. Near Makkah Saudi Arabia. I found volcanic, Precambrian and sedimentary rocks there which confused me . Anyways I was wondering if this is a fossil and if it is the. What type
  12. What is this thing? It looks like a platypus worm with spines coming out of its head. It’s from the Maotianshan Shale in Yunnan, China. What is it?
  13. paleoman1234

    Trace fossil of???

    Trilobite or worm trail? Or something else? Found near red river gorge in Kentucky. Size: 5" x 3.5" x .5"
  14. jikohr

    Mazon Creek id help

    Hi everyone, I was going through some more of my Mazon creek material and could use some help with ids I have some ideas what these might be, but I'm still pretty inexperienced and would really appreciate some help. Thank you in advance!
  15. KompsFossilsNMinerals

    Possible Worm Fossil?

    Hi everyone, I recently checked out a spot in Danube, NY for trilobites. I made sure to take a ton of shale home for further examination, and I split a piece and found this. This is the best picture I could get at the moment, hopefully it is sufficient. It does not come off after running under some water.
  16. SarahtheIchthyornis

    Several Hop Brook Specimens

    Several fossils found by my friends and I in Hop Brook we need help IDing, first, perhaps the tip of a crab claw? (graduations on the side are one mm each) the second, bog iron, or the relief of a worm burrow? the third.... uhhh.... I'm not sure, and I being the "expert" of the group, was given it for safe keeping
  17. PaleoOrdo

    Unknown Cambrian

    Today I went back in time to what I believe is a cambrian site in Norway. I have some graptolites if someone like to find the age.... The fossile I however want to present first is this strange one. Is it a graptolite or a worm? Perhaps its inner parts? The size is not more than 1 cm length. Martin
  18. Hollie Bird

    Mazon creek purchase (again)

    Hi everyone I recently spied this mazon creek nodule on an online auction site and stuck in a cheeky bid as I thought it looked interesting. Listed as "unidentified worm from Mason creek" Perhaps preservation is too poor for a positive ID however if anyone has any thoughts as to ID please mention. Total length of feature around 3cm.
  19. Acquired one in 2018, which I believe it should be a Calvapilosa kroegeri, or the 'armored worm'. Any ideas on this ID? Related link: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/06/newly-discovered-slug-looks-like-a-hairy-toe-and-could-reveal-the-ancestry-of-molluscs-calvapiloa-kroegeri
  20. Wrangellian

    Chengjiang puzzle

    Here's a specimen I acquired a while back. The worm is quite small (21mm long, ~1mm wide) and hard to photograph but I did my best. The question is, what are those little oval pellet-like things inside (or on) the worm? Its last meal? Parasite? Something taphonomic in nature (I doubt it)? Any ideas would be appreciated! Not sure of the worm's ID, either. I guess either Maotianshania or Cricocosmia (or Paleoscolex?) They're all so similar I'm not sure how to tell them apart. There should be enough detail - looks like everything including the spiny head/proboscis (left end) is visible.
  21. Iguana Joe

    Worm or eel like creature? ID Please

    I collect fossils incidently usually while doing other activities outdoors . I have a number and most I have been able to identify with books. I'm not a really serious collector and not great on geology. I found this particular fossil while on a hunting trip near Williamsburg PA Blair County near the Huntingdon County line circa 1990 and misplaced it until today. It appears to have a worm like (or eel like) creature with what seems an identifiable head. It could also be just a worm like stick projection. The stone is probably sedimentary limestone but not sure. I found another probab
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