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"Thing" from Balegem, Belgium

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Max-fossils

Hello!

 

Looking through all my fossils, I found this thing at some point. It was in a small bottle with Ray teeth from Balegem (BE), a fossil location containing fossils (sharkteeth, ray teeth, fish teeth, and other marine material) from the Eocene (25-35mya). I'm pretty sure that this thing is not a ray tooth though. Any clue what it could be?

 

Photo 1: front

Photo 2: back

Photo 3: closeup front

 

Thanks in advance for the help!

 

Best regards,

 

Max

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Max-fossils

Seriously, no one?:(

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Harry Pristis

Maybe a well-worn, pharyngeal grinding plate from a fish.  Just a guess.

 

 

 

 

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abyssunder

I think that could be Entobia on a shell remain.

 

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ynot
2 hours ago, Harry Pristis said:

 

Maybe a well-worn, pharyngeal grinding plate from a fish. 

 

That was My first thought as well.

Tony

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Max-fossils
On 1/15/2017 at 6:22 PM, Harry Pristis said:

Maybe a well-worn, pharyngeal grinding plate from a fish.  Just a guess.

 

 

 

 

fish_grinding_mills_group.JPG

fish_grinding_mills_trio.JPG

Thanks, I think that this is it!

Balegem is a location known for its fish/ray/shark teeth remains.

 

Thanks for the ID!

 

Max

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Max-fossils
22 hours ago, abyssunder said:

I think that could be Entobia on a shell remain.

 

image.jpeg.69b38a5a2b7d2dd2548ac6769444ba09.jpgimage.jpeg.352f199145bc893388f4714160837ce2.jpegEntobia-cast-close-Prairie-Bluff-Chalk-Formation.jpg

Thanks for the help! But I don't think you are right; the fossil's structure does not feel at all like a shell...

 

Thanks and best regards,

 

Max

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Max-fossils
22 hours ago, ynot said:

That was My first thought as well.

Tony

Alright, thanks for the extra support!

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