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I found this mysterious fossil in Richland, Michigan, and don't know what to make of it. It appears to have a fish scale and lots of bone fragments, as well as a piece of coral, in smoothed (Devonian?) sandstone. I don't know my fish very well; can anyone help?

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Fossildude19

The last two pictures are a bit poor in quality.

The first image looks a bit like a possible coprolite.

 

@Carl  @GeschWhat

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The rock is very worn, so there's a good chance it was transported so who knows what age. I don't think the pictures are clear or close enough to tell what this is.

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It's an interesting specimen but I'm not seeing the parts you refer to. Maybe if you could post an image with arrows pointing to the scale and the best of the bone fragments so we could have an easier time evaluating them.

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On 1/8/2022 at 8:46 PM, Fossildude19 said:

The last two pictures are a bit poor in quality.

The first image looks a bit like a possible coprolite.

 

@Carl  @GeschWhat

Hmmm... I see what you mean. But without much stronger evidence in that direction I'm going to go with rock.

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Bringing Fossils to Life

Here are some pictures with arrows.

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Bringing Fossils to Life

Trust me, though; I'm not good with fish, so I'm only guessing.

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GeschWhat

Hmm...I'm not really getting a coprolite vibe. I'm not seeing bone either. Shell fragments, maybe?

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