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Willink

A found something that I am told is a starfish fossil. As an amateur, I would like to know more about it and what I actually have. Any help is very much appreciated.

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ynot

Welcome to TFF.

This is a sand dollar.

It is a distant relative of starfish.

Does not look like a fossil though.

 

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JohnBrewer

I agree with Tony

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WhodamanHD

Yeah a sand dollar, closer to a sea urchin than a starfish.

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Willink

Thank you for your help. It's a nice find and knowing what it is makes that much better of a find.

 

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Wrangellian

Where did you find it?

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Coco

Hi,

 

A recent sea urchin : Encope grandis. Mine (in my collection) come from Mexique. And yours ?

 

Coco

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ynot
1 hour ago, Wrangellian said:

Where did you find it?

 

5 minutes ago, Coco said:

And yours ?

 

Tags say Pacific coast of Mexico.

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Coco

Ah yes Tony ! I always forget to look at tags ! More exactly than the sea, I like to know from which country or state it comes.

 

Coco

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Wrangellian

So this is definitely modern, found on the beach...

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Coco

Hi,

 

11 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

So this is definitely modern,

 

Yes Eric ! :)

 

Coco

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Willink

Found it on a trip to Puerto Peñasco in Sonara State. It's South of Arizona.

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