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Crankyjob21

I don’t know where it was found or how old was it is. 

I found it at one of the cave the mounds sleuthing sites in Dane county Wisconsin, its about 3cm long and looks a bit like coral.

 

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Darktooth

I think that this may be part of a criniod. 

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HuckMucus

Reminds me of a drum fish jaw without the tooth caps.  Only different.

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
59 minutes ago, Crankyjob21 said:

@Darktooth then why does it look so weird? 

To us it might look weird but crinoid holdfasts are kinda like roots .. .and I can imagine a world where this could be from that part of the animal. 

 

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fossilcrazy

I'm going to go with a portion of a Halysiocrinus calyx.

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abyssunder

I'm in the crinoid holdfast (root system).

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