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I hope, hope, hope that I don't wear out my welcome by asking questions about rocks with Fenestellan Bryozoan fossils in them! That's about all I got around here, but I do get other items IN those rocks that I don't recognize, like this one. Thanks so much to those guys who take the time to read and answer my questions - over and over again, LOL! This is yet another rock that I found in my yard and it is filled with what looks like layers of a variety of fenestellan bryozoan fossils? I have included a photo that shows what I am talking about, so please correct me if I am wrong! There is this shell like structure, though, that I am puzzled about. Is it part of the fenestellan colony or something totally different. I have studied the post about 3D structure of the fenestellan colonies and I don't think there is anything like this in them... But I could easily have missed something. I have more photos if needed? I also think I see some Rugosa coral on this rock, along with a few other things, but I will only ask one question at a time. ;-) Thanks! Ramona
I am learning to pick apart the items I find in the limestone fossiliferous rocks from my yard, but I see some things here that I am not familiar with. What is the tubular item at the bottom of the photo? And what are the tiny round black things? They look like poop, LOL! One of them is inside of a crinoid fossil, but it may have fallen there? This was found in Madison County, Alabama. I find fossiliferous limestone mostly with fenestellan bryzoan fossils, crinoids, coral, etc. Thanks! Ramona
Along with being a newly avid fossil student, I am also a stock photographer. I would like to submit these images for stock images, but I want to make sure that I am identifying them correctly. You guys have helped me learn EVERYTHING you see here! All of the names and labels, I learned here! Please let me know if I am missing any thing or have mislabeled any of these? I have numbered them to help with the identification. Thanks so much! Ramona
Ramona posted a topic in Fossil IDI keep finding rocks with these bowl-like structures on them, so I took one to examine more closely. I cleaned it well with my vinegar/water solution and then started removing as much soft matrix as I could with a dental pick. These bowl like structures have a fairly thick edge to them. Once I took macro photos of them, I could see that they do seem to be comprised of fenestellan bryzoan fossils, although I believe I do see some crinoids, too (not sure if I included those in the photos). I have been learning about the fenestellan bryzoan anatomy, but I am not sure where/if this fits in. I will post photos of the "bowls" and the surrounding areas, where I have removed some matrix. You may need to zoom in to see the tiny details. Thanks for any information! (Located in Huntsville, AL) Ramona