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Nautiloid

A month or so ago I found these while trout fishing in a creek in the lower Champlain valley. I have no idea what they are, so any info would be very helpful. They were from Ordovician rock that was pretty barren except for a few brachiopods. 

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Nautiloid

These fossils are only about the length of my pinkie nail. 

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thelivingdead531

@Tidgy's Dad may be able to help. :)

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Tidgy's Dad

Maybe a bit big for ostracods. 

Dunno. :shrug:

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Nautiloid

Is it possible they might be weirdly shaped Bryozoa? They have a bumpy texture to them. 

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Herb

there are some large ostracods in the Ordovician of KY, some the size of a small fingernail.

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Jeffrey P

Hard to tell from the picture, but maybe Praspora, the bryozoan. I have a collection of those I found near Port Henry. 

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Nautiloid

@Jeffrey P
I can post some better pictures. 

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Nautiloid

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Nautiloid

I’m starting to think that they may be a bryozoan. 

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Rhiguita

They might be parts of the shells of lingulid brachiopods, When I was up there I found a large amount of those in shale and they looked like that on the underside of the reflective crossection.

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