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Newbie ID Help 2 - Fish tail?


Cheecheecago

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Cheecheecago

Hi, my kids and I are completely new to this, would love some help. Also if there is a paleontology version of "Let Me Google That For You", or Fossil ID for Dummies, etc., we'll gladly take those too!

 

We found this one in Pit 11 of Mazon Creek a few weeks ago, on an eroded slope under heavy shrub cover. It was cast in a concretion/nodule that we exposed through freezing and thawing. The nodule was already broken, so we do not have the whole fossil. To my untrained eye it looks like a fish tail (my 8 year old is convinced it is the claw of a Tully monster, of course). Can anyone make it out?

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fifbrindacier

Hi, and welcome to all from France.:yay-smiley-1:

 

All i can say about your fossil is that it isn't a fish tail.

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Fossildude19

Looks like a shrimp, perhaps Belotelson

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Mark Kmiecik

I was thinking shrimp fragment also. Nice find. Judging by the size, Belotelson is a good possibility.

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