Need Help With Mazon Creek Id
Posted 28 January 2009 - 11:48 AM
I'm new to this forum and kind of new to fossil collecting in general.
The concretion below was found in the Mazonia South Unit, Pit 11. (Right next to a Tully Monster!)
It's about 3 1/2" long with a curving central ridge that runs the length from its D shaped 'head'.
I can't figure it out at all. It doesn't look like any of the jellyfish I've found, and I can't find anything similar in my books. My family's best guess is "Baby Alien," but I'm hoping you all can come up with something else!
The darker picture is lit from the side, so hopefully you can see a little more or different detail.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:54 AM
I agree with Crinus. Click in the link, and you could see how the animal was. Remember that in your fosil, the skirt is fold, and not very well preserved.
A very good hunt! Quite rare specimen!
Thanks for all the replies!
I was really hoping it would be something a bit more unique than Essexella asherae! Oh well!
(N.AL.hunter - my kids are still on your side! )
This Essexella looks really different than the others I've found. I wasn't looking for it to be folded.
Do you think it's laying in the rock folded over on itself, kind of like the 1/2 jellyfish below ?
Thanks so much!
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