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Found 5 results

  1. Arkansas Gastropod Operculum?

    I found this gastropod in creek gravel northeast arkansas southern border of the ozark uplift.It appears to have a operculum [trap door].But it is unlike the common ceratopea.I need help with this fossil.Is it a trap door or a gastropod stuck inside another gastropod?Map is lower ordovician but I find different age fossils in this stream.Thanks.
  2. This fossil comes from Northeast Arkansas lower part of the Ozark uplift.Map says Lower Ordovician but don,t thank that is right.An ID would be great.Thanks.
  3. I bought this out of curiosity and because I think it's rather beautiful. It was sold as a bryozoan which it clearly isn't though you can see why it was. It seems to be a diploporitan echinoderm, showing internal structure of plates (humatipores) and a small area of the external layer with diplopores. The location is given as Tafilalet region, Erfoud area, Anti-Atlas Mountains. My questions are: 1) is it Devonian (as sold) or perhaps Ordovician? Both are possible for the area - I've read that Devonian diploporitans occur in Morocco. These would be sphaeronitidae - the only group to survive into the Devonian. 2) Has anyone come across anything similar from Morocco, or indeed elsewhere, and can you narrow down the ID? Back surface, showing that it consists of articulated plates (these are the same plates as the other side, it's not a compressed hollow specimen). patch of diplopores: Ramifying humatipore respiratory structures: Closeup of plates showing pustular ornament:
  4. Just a Interesting Rock?

    Here is a rock that I have had in my basement since summer. It has finally made it to Forum members to voice their opinion on. I know it is NOT a rugosa coral (a joke for those who saw my previous ID request). I am thinking possibly a stromatolite? Or because of the karst topography in the region, it may be a type of flowstone from a cave. Or maybe one of those rocks to put out in the garden. The bottom of the specimen: The top: Side views:
  5. Fossil Unknowns, Location Unknown

    My fossil fascination began about 4 years ago, so I may be a little further along the learning curve than a few of our members. Let me offer this sound advise to all newbies to fossil hunting/ collecting. LABEL your finds with as much detail as one can. I guarantee your memory will NOT be good enough 4 years later and you will end up suffering some of the frustrations that I have experienced with some of my finds. Here are a few items that I am asking identification on simply because I did not label. They were in a very small box and my only written words about them was "tiny fossils". I can not even think of where I collected these at or whether they were gifted to me. I am suspicious that it was Ordovician rock though. So with your help and the confidence I have in our Forum members, I expect the genus, species, and exact road cut that I found these at can be given by 5 pm tonight. Kidding aside, any tidbit of advice is truly appreciated. Mike P.S. For you newbies, ALWAYS include size when posting items for ID, something I always forget. These items are about dime size.
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