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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. 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"
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. jnicholes

    Possible worm fossil?

    Hi everyone, So, I’m out volunteering at a school. A kid just found this, and wanted to show it to me. He thinks it’s a fossil, and I think so too. I want to be sure. To be honest, it may be a worm fossil. Even I think so. What do you guys think it is? A fossil? Jared
  13. GallinaPinta

    Fossil snake or worm?

    Hello, I found this peculiar stone and noticed it had something fossilized to its core, what on earth is it? I took the best pics I could. It was found in the san sebastian creek formation in Puerto Rico. San Sebastian Limestone.
  14. Jackmandu


    Found along the Missouri river...in S.E. South Dakota...any ideas??
  15. PaleoOrdo


    Could this be a small worm? The size is about 3cm. Martin
  16. A type of Paleoscolecid worm, not described yet. Related link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/299613058_Palaeoscolecid_worms_from_the_Lower_Ordovician_Fezouata_Lagerstatte_Morocco_Palaeoecological_and_palaeogeographical_implications
  17. Bradley Flynn

    Devonian ID please

    Any ideas what this could be? Is it a body part of another creature?
  18. Jj Rollins

    Fossils found in DC?

    In the past month or so, I've been finding these rocks which I'm starting to think contain fossils, or trace fossils. What exactly? Perhaps you can tell me. Obviously I'm new here but also, new to paying attention to and researching rocks. These were found in Washington DC.
  19. Pleuromya

    Is this a worm fossil?

    Hello, I noticed this looks like worm fossils, is it? I went to take some more pictures, but I think I've taken it away, so sorry that there is only one photo. It is from Northamptonshire, UK, which is Jurassic in age. Thanks.
  20. tjeis

    tubular trace fossils ID?

    New to geology, so excuse my paltry terminology. Description: Tubes, many branching, between 1-3cm in diameter, in places as thick as a forest root system, material very sandstone-y, surrounding material clay. from my research these seem like burrow casts of... worms? tetrapods? do burrow casts form in such abundance?
  21. SarahtheIchthyornis

    A worm or worm burrow in New Jersey?

    Hi everyone! I recently found this strange curled relief on a rock in Monmouth County NJ, due to the prevalence of burrows at this site, my guess is that this curl could be a worm (unlikely due to the whole soft tissue thing) or a worm burrow, or perhaps one of the tricks bog iron likes to play. Anyone got any ideas?
  22. matthew textor

    what kind of worm trails are these ?

    hi this is matt again today in the creek I found a fossil full of worm trails does anyone know what they are ?
  23. Rexofspades

    Trace Fossils from Miocene Potomac

    Hi, longtime lurker first time poster here. I was wondering if you guys can help me ID this concretion my family found years ago near Calvert. I believe it might be a trace fossil of some kind, possibly a burrow or tunnel. I have found similar types at Westmoreland State Park. I can upload pictures from different angles if needed. Any suggestions of what it could be?
  24. Gottobecdn

    Tree roots and a Worm?

    Found this rock today hiking with the kids. Never really been much into fossils but man this was interesting. Started thinking about how old it might be and if there's anything else that I'm not seeing due to my lack of knowledge. Came across this site so thought I would post it . Found in Niagara Bruce Trail in Ontario Canada...Rock was probably 14"-16 by 10" by 8" deep.
  25. 518 mya in the Cambrian period, a worm like creature named Facivermis ("torch worm") adapted to a tube dwelling lifestyle that lost it's need for it's lower limbs. This article describes how Facivermis is the earliest known animal to lose body parts ('secondary loss'). They also place Facivermis as a Lobopodian. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200227114446.htm The journal article can be found here for anyone interested (open access) - https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(20)30119-6?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretr
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