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Mazon Uncertains - 6 snails?

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One that I initially thought was a coprolite, after photographing and zooming in, I believe I'm seeing a large group of tiny snails.

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Tidgy's Dad

Yes, lots of little snails for sure! 

Couldn't be in a coprolite, could they?

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Nimravis

They are and I am at a loss for there name- I believe Spirobis, but can’t recall.

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Tidgy's Dad
46 minutes ago, Nimravis said:

They are and I am at a loss for there name- I believe Spirobis, but can’t recall.

Strobeus? 

Spirorbis is a recent little snail, I believe. 

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Archie

These certainly look like the spirorbis I sometimes see encrusting leaves in lower Carb/Mississippian freshwater limestones, cool to see them in a coprolite I hadn't thought anything ate them!

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WhodamanHD
13 minutes ago, Archie said:

These certainly look like the spirorbis I sometimes see encrusting leaves in lower Carb/Mississippian freshwater limestones, cool to see them in a coprolite I hadn't thought anything ate them!

Old habits die hard...

From this paper: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/249547339_Convergence_in_small_spiral_worm_tubes_'Spirorbis'_and_its_palaeoenvironmental_implications

 

 

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Archie
2 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

Thanks I didn't realise this, convergent evolution is fascinating!

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WhodamanHD
1 hour ago, Archie said:

Thanks I didn't realise this, convergent evolution is fascinating!

‘Tis! Can also be annoying to (yes I’m looking at you Great white shark and Megalodon:P)

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