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Okie

Can anyone identify this mystery piece? Plant? Animal? Found on the outskirts of the Arbuckle Mountains, Murray Co., Oklahoma.

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dragonsfly

Do me a favor and add this photo to your other post of Arbuckle Mtn segmented thingie for comparison. Thanks, John

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Okie

I managed to edit a post and add two of these pics for comparison, John. Because of size limit, I couldn't add all four of them. Hope that's what you wanted....?

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Auspex

Showing these items (at least those from essentially the same strata) all in one place could help understand them better.

I'm a little embarrassed that they're proving to be hard to come to consensus on.

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Okie

Could this be a Crinoid stalk or whatever they're called? Crinoidea fossils are found in this area. Just a wild guess after viewing an Oklahoma Fossil website (Sam Noble Natural History Museum).

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FossilDAWG

As a very tentative suggestion, given the state of the specimen and the difficulty of interpreting the photos, I'll mention the possibility of an eroded fragment of a straight-shelled nautiloid. Photo #4 can be interpreted as showing a section of the siphuncle along with the surface of a septum. Photo #2 is suggestive of a couple of septa and remains of two cameral chambers.

Don

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Okie

Don, thank you for your suggestion. I've been looking at google and bing image searches. I'm completely at a loss to match it up with anything I've seen through the searches without using wishful thinking at some similarities.....at least I did not have an ah-ha moment. I just noticed that the Forum shows me as an 'advanced member', perhaps because of my multiple photos. I hope you all know I'm a complete novice regarding fossils..."dumb as a rock".

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