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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum, Dean. :) 

Your item looks more like a sponge or bryozoan, to me. 

Where was it found, (geographically - state, county, town)  and what size is it?

Regards,

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abyssunder

It could be a branching bryozoan imprint in the matrix. Try to make a set of photos in daylight (natural light), if possible. :)

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Fossildude19

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Susan from PA

It does not appear to be a Cerotopsian frill in my opinion.  

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PFOOLEY

Many years ago I found an example of this and thought I found a huge starfish impression :o...

 

...instead it is Ophiomorpha, an ichnotaxon of a trace fossil...

 

...basically, the cast of a fecal pellet lined shrimp burrow. :)

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Fossildude19

I guess we need to know where it was found.  

OP's Location is South Bethlehem, NY. If found there, I would expect it to be Lower to Mid Devonian in age. 

I don't think Ophiomorpha  trace fossils went back that far.   :unsure: 

Although,... I can definitely see the resemblance. 

 

 

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PFOOLEY
7 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

I guess we need to know where it was found.  

 

 

 

While camping in the desert on the Wyoming/Utah border...at least according to the tags. ;)

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Fossildude19
24 minutes ago, PFOOLEY said:

 

While camping in the desert on the Wyoming/Utah border...at least according to the tags. ;)

 

Doh!  :blush: Thanks Mike. Your assesment makes sense now. 

 

I wish people would put that stuff in the post

I NEVER look at the tags.   They don't stand out enough - I end up going right to the post. 

:P 

 

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PFOOLEY
3 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

I wish people would put that stuff in the post

I NEVER look at the tags.   They don't stand out enough - I end up going right to the post. 

:P 

 

 

Agreed...but that is what the tags are for. :)

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Fossildude19

I thought the tags were to make searches easier/more quick. :P 

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Dean Sr

Yes and thank all of you for helping me identify this trace fossil ophiomorfa from near Vernal Utah I found this in the desert we were on an RV trip for 6 months collecting all the time much more to show on the problematic side thanks again Dean

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fifbrindacier

 

12 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

 

Doh!  :blush: Thanks Mike. Your assesment makes sense now. 

 

I wish people would put that stuff in the post

I NEVER look at the tags.   They don't stand out enough - I end up going right to the post. 

:P 

 

 

13 hours ago, PFOOLEY said:

 

While camping in the desert on the Wyoming/Utah border...at least according to the tags. ;)

 

I prefer the shrimps i find in my plate.:P

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Rockwood
18 hours ago, Carl said:

 But I don't see that if the time period is wrong...:P

A Ha ! I knew it ! I knew it all along.

That's why it's so important to know where things were found :)

 

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