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Middle Devonian Mahantango Formation ID Requested

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Kurri Kline

New location, still in Eastern Panhandle WV.  One picture has the tip of a pencil so you can see size.  The circled part...I am not sure.  Are the shells brachiopods? I see some crinoid stem in there.  Thank you for your insights.

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westcoast

Yes, a variety of brachiopods and crinoid ossicles, the circled piece is most likely a fragment of a larger brachiopod.

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Rockwood

Agreed. I've found pieces of larger shells like this before. The shells appear to have been rather thin and the ridges show a rather sloppy pattern.

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Tidgy's Dad

Little Chonetes sp and larger Protoleptostrophia, I think. 

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Shamalama
2 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Little Chonetes sp and larger Protoleptostrophia, I think. 

Agreed but more correctly they are Devonochonetes sp. and are very common in the Mahantango formation in certain beds.  The larger circled fragment is possibly from a Protoleptostrophia perplana or a Devonochonetes coronatus.  Examples from the Mahantango in Pennsylvania on my blog: http://viewsofthemahantango.blogspot.com/2010/06/chonetesdevonochonetes.html

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Tidgy's Dad
1 hour ago, Shamalama said:

Agreed but more correctly they are Devonochonetes sp. and are very common in the Mahantango formation in certain beds.  The larger circled fragment is possibly from a Protoleptostrophia perplana or a Devonochonetes coronatus.  Examples from the Mahantango in Pennsylvania on my blog: http://viewsofthemahantango.blogspot.com/2010/06/chonetesdevonochonetes.html

Yum, Yum :)

Thanks

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Kurri Kline
15 hours ago, Shamalama said:

Agreed but more correctly they are Devonochonetes sp. and are very common in the Mahantango formation in certain beds.  The larger circled fragment is possibly from a Protoleptostrophia perplana or a Devonochonetes coronatus.  Examples from the Mahantango in Pennsylvania on my blog: http://viewsofthemahantango.blogspot.com/2010/06/chonetesdevonochonetes.html

Thank you everyone!  I checked out the blog, it is very informative!

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