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Fossil fragment from Iran, Conulariid?


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I got this rock sample from my mineralogist friend. The sample is from Iran (exact location unknown) one of their phosphate mines/deposits. Sample contains a fossil but what it is actually. I know it is a tiny fragment of a larger fossil but can you tell what it is. I´ve done some research and the only close enough species that I´ve found is conulariid but not sure if it is it, there are some differences... Thank you for your help!



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It looks like part of a crab carapace, something similar to Lophoranina.

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I agree! Just to mention, from the Eocene of Iran is known Lophoranina persica (Withers,1932).

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