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Dinosaur fossil Claw? Found in PA Need help with ID

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WhodamanHD

It's not dinosaur, can you give an approximate location for the find, it will aid in finding out the age and identity. It does appear to be a fossil and I have a few ideas, but I'd like to have a formation.

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Kingofthekats

Easton Pennsylvania Raubsville

Near A River

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minnbuckeye

Cephalopod ?? best guess without knowing much.

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Kane

I would be happy with cephalopod given its location.

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Kingofthekats

This was found on a mountain area near a river but pretty far

from the river

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

It does have a superficial appearance of a nautiloid, but it is not quite right for that.

The rock in Pennsylvania are too old for dinosaur fossils - so that is out.

Not sure what it is though.

 

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WhodamanHD

I couldn't find any usable geological map of Northampton county. The uneven septa make me think eurypterid tail.

Closer to the river, I found reference to gneiss, but the spaces seem to wide to be geological foliation

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Kingofthekats

It is not a rock it very light

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ynot
5 minutes ago, Kingofthekats said:

It is not a rock it very light

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Rocks are a wide range of minerals and can have a different specific gravity, dependant on the minerals present.

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Kingofthekats

I know what you mean but it feels as light as a bone would be

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WhodamanHD
3 minutes ago, Kingofthekats said:

I know what you mean but it feels as light as a bone would be

Wit may be wise to consider fossils are usually replaced by rock, so fossils are rock and are usually heavy. One noticeable exception is coal, and carbon fossils, are relatively light. However your specimen does not seem to be coal, and it looks to be upon sandstone.

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joshuajbelanger

Solitary rugose coral?  

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Kingofthekats

What is the black on the outside?

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ynot
3 minutes ago, Kingofthekats said:

What is the black on the outside?

That is the fossil, but there may not be enough to  tell what it is.

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Kingofthekats

I thought it could be a tail or claw of some sort

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JohnBrewer

I'm thinking crustacean. 

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Kingofthekats

I found these two in the same area and they are really light too

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ynot
11 minutes ago, Kingofthekats said:

I thought it could be a tail or claw of some sort

Could be the tail of a crustacean, but not a claw.

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WhodamanHD
11 minutes ago, Kingofthekats said:

I thought it could be a tail or claw of some sort

These rocks are so old they are before most land animals had evolved, try to go back see if you can find anymore fossils, although I'm guessing the story is not over, and this one might get a good ID, maybe by someone in the area.

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ynot
3 minutes ago, Kingofthekats said:

I found these two in the same area and they are really light too

These 2 do not appear to be/have fossils.

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Kingofthekats

Yes because I found a lot of it and was not sure

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WhodamanHD
18 minutes ago, Troodon said:

This should pinpoint age, download largest file.  I'm on a phone cannot read it.

 

https://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/pageol/id/51987

I'm on an Idevise as well, I can't read it, but usgs says most rock in the county is of ordovician, some is of Cambrian, and a smidge is silurian.

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Kingofthekats

Right across from Ordovician is raubsville

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