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ID Fossil Turtle Shell ?

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RescueMJ

Found this cool fossil today.  Measures 6 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 inches high.  Venice, FL construction site.  Located 5 feet away from a nice Meg tooth.  Pleistocene material recovered within 50 yards.  My first thought was small tortoise shell fully intact.  Located close by was another larger size tortoise shell that was not fully fossilized.  Hoping someone can confirm this is a fossilized turtle shell.

Regards,

Michael

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GeschWhat

I believe what you have there is a septarian nodule. :)

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GeschWhat

You know, your septarian nodule is really light colored. For all I know, that may be typical for your area. By any chance does it feel sticky when you touch it with wet fingers? Most septarian nodules are not fossils. However, I have some that do contain fossils and another that is actually a coprolite (but not the patty shape).

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Bobby Rico

+1 septarian nodule . I have heard them been referred to as a “turtle stone” in the past. 

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