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I found this in West Yorkshire, UK recently in coal mining waste from the Pennine Lower Coal Measures formation (Westphalian A, upper Carboniferous). On the rock, there are several plant fossils such as Neuropteris leaves, but also this fossil. I am unsure whether this is the abdomen of an arachnid or insect, or just a plant fossil. On one part of the fossil, there is what seems to be a faint imprint of a Neuropteris leaf. However, this imprint seems to be from a different fossil which formed on top of the possible arachnid/insect. Do you think this is indeed an arachnid/insect fossil or just a plant fragment? Thanks, Daniel
All, My son found this orb-weaver spider at the Florissant Fossil Quarry in Colorado last month. It's about 1.5" (4cm) between the tips of the longest legs. There are short thorns on the abdomen, and possibly on the bases of the legs as well. Overall, it's very much like the golden orb-weavers whose webs I have the occasional misfortune of walking into in my garden. Can anybody tell me what genus, or perhaps even species this may be?
StevenJD posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionFound some more cool insects and one spider this weekend.