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I found this along AA Highway. These where at every stop I made during my 4 hour hunt. Most were on rocks too heavy for me to lift.

 

I did have a nice one that was a full specimen, but I lost it when I fell from the second teir of the roadcut (shouldn't have been climbing in the rain ha ha).  So I tried to draw out what can't be seen in the only specimen I have.

 

I looked through my fossil books and the closest thing I can find is maybe these are parts of cryptolithus. I wish I could have gotten more.

 

This one is about 2.5cm long and I saw some that were slightly larger and slightly smaller.

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Ludwigia
14 minutes ago, Muffinsaurus said:

the closest thing I can find is maybe these are parts of cryptolithus.

 

Looks to me that you could be correct, but let's allow @piranha to have the last word.

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Muffinsaurus
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42 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

 

Looks to me that you could be correct, but let's allow @piranha to have the last word.

Thanks! That would be cool if I'm right. I really wish I had gotten more of them. I'm hoping I have some hidden under the mud of some of the other chunks I brought home.

 

Edit: I think I might be right! I found the head of one under a clump of mud.

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Fossildude19

Yup. Looks like Cryptolithus sp. to me.

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Muffinsaurus
8 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Yup. Looks like Cryptolithus sp. to me.

:egypt:

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Yes, lace collar fragments and a partial cephalon of Cryptolithus tessellatus. Very common in the Kope Formation, but finding anything besides these bits is very hard.

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Muffinsaurus
4 minutes ago, connorp said:

Yes, lace collar fragments and a partial cephalon of Cryptolithus tessellatus. Very common in the Kope Formation, but finding anything besides these bits is very hard.

Thank you very much!

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Also, just FYI, being an Ordovician exposure pretty much rules out plant fossils. ;)

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Muffinsaurus
2 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Also, just FYI, being an Ordovician exposure pretty much rules out plant fossils. ;)

Thank you! I still have so much to learn.

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice finds! :)

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Muffinsaurus
2 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Nice finds! :)

Thank you:)

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