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Last week i enjoyed my holiday in Belgium in the Ardennes. Too bad that the weather was sometimes not that good but all in all it was a nice and successful holiday.

I spent one complete day in an old quarry near Resteigne, where you can find many different fossils. The layers belong to the Eifelium, Middle Devon.

For example I found brachiopods, corals and some trilobite parts. I will post them in a few days.

But I also found an interesting item which I cant identify ! Its about 2 cm long and in my eyes it looks strange :) Maybe a kind of crinoid??
Any help is welcome ! Thanks !

 

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I will venture two guesses, one being the underside of a trilobite cephalon, and two as you said a strange echnoid. I have no idea whether I, right or not, but hopefully others will. Good luck!

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That's a trilobite,methinks

(underneath: from Bignon & Cronier,Acta pal.Pol,figure rotated for ease of reading)

Possibly Gerastos?

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Thanks @WhodamanHD and @doushantuo !

My first impression was also that its a trilobite. But it has strange lateral "arms" or whatever it is ...

 

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Might be remnants of the preglabellar field,Seb*

edit: my terminology might be off.

*->But they look like they might be parts of the cephalon.

Piranha has seen all kinds of preservational type,and,frankly,I haven't.

Do you  know if it was the Lesse quarry you were in/at/near?

 

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My guess is a cross section of a brachiopod, with a remnant of the exposed sides.

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6 hours ago, doushantuo said:

Might be remnants of the preglabellar field,Seb*

edit: my terminology might be off.

*->But they look like they might be parts of the cephalon.

Piranha has seen all kinds of preservational type,and,frankly,I haven't.

Do you  know if it was the Lesse quarry you were in/at/near?

 

Thanks ! Lets see what he think ! And yes it was the Lesse quarry.

 

6 hours ago, ynot said:

My guess is a cross section of a brachiopod, with a remnant of the exposed sides.

Thanks @ynot ! Thats another good hypothesis ... although I have never seen a brachiopod like that :ninja:

 

It seems that it does have a kind of stem ...

 

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1 hour ago, Jeffrey P said:

Some variety of phyllocarid?

Thanks Jeffrey ! Thats indeed another possibility ... a bit confusing :wacko:

 

1 hour ago, JohnBrewer said:

Weird and cool :popcorn:

Thanks John !

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Looks like an echinoderm, to me. Maybe a worn blastoid or cystoid. Nice examples can be seen here .

 

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