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ranitomeya

Anyone have any idea what this might be?  Was found last week while splitting Widder shale looking for Greenops. I usually don't take much home other than trilobites but I have never seen anything like this before.  From Hamilton group, Widder formation, was found alongside Greenops bits.  Any ideas would be appreciated.  Thanks!

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Micah

I'm no expert, but maybe some kind of cephalopod on the bottom right and the bumps appear to be braciopods or bivalves with crystal that filled in a crack between them? My first impression was that it was simply some kind of cavity that filled with quartz or some other crystal often fossils form those cavities though. My thoughts, but wait for an expert.

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Fossildude19

Hard to say, but I would look into phyllocarid mandibles, perhaps.

 

Cropped and contrasted.

 

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Regards,

 

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ranitomeya

Thanks!  It does look to be a phyllocarid mandible after comparing it to other pictures.  I appreciate your insight  Fossildude19.

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doushantuo

Great info.Don

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Ludwigia

Interesting. Any chance of exposing a bit more of it?

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trilobite nut

Definitely a phyllocarid mandible. I have a few from that area...good find!

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abyssunder

My fist impression was a jaw. Now, seeing the experts opinion, I'm sure I was not wrong. :)

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