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Brachiopod or Horn Coral

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Nate c

A friend of mine found an interesting fossil a Keifer Creek in St.Louis Missouri. He was unsure of what it was but I assumed that it was a horn coral or perhaps a vertically split brachiopod. I am not the best at identifying fossils so I was hoping someone on the forum with more experience could take a look at it. The fossil being referred to is in the middle of the stone.20171115_194409.thumb.jpg.fc15a4fa292e3b0f67004717126fd749.jpg

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Fossildude19

Cropped and brightened:

 

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Peat Burns

I'm inclined to think rugose (horn) coral in cross section, even though it's more oval than most.  Might be some form of deformation.

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Rockwood

Looks like a tabulate colony to me. It would be sort of a side view of the corallites.

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Tidgy's Dad

Flattened / squashed rugose 'horn' coral for me. 

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