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LARGE SEA HORSE FOSSIL

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Dvddave

Hello everybody 

I found this fossil  yesterday 

the piece I also believe to be a paleolithic sculpture 

containing fish /bears etc

i would be very grateful if any of you guys 

could verify this fossil for me

the fossil measures approx 8cm

best regards 

David

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-Andy-

Not a seahorse I am afraid. This is what a seahorse fossil looks like.

 

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I am not sure if it's even a fossil or sculpture. It could be a mineral formation instead. We need more pictures, and we need the locality of where you found this.

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Rockwood

I'm not sure what this is. It could be a fossil, but I think sea horse, fish, and bear can all be ruled out.

You can post more photos as a response to the topic. 

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Dvddave

Here are some more photos 

many thanks 

David 

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Dvddave

I was meaning these chips to represent a face ? 

Also fish shaped on both sides 

maybe a paleolithic sculpture 

many thanks for your reply 

david

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Ludwigia

It appears to be a partial ammonite imbedded in the stone. The other part seems to have broken off, since you can see the impression of the ribs and septa in the cross cut at the bottom of the first photo. In the photos that you've just posted you can see it even better. The stone is certainly not a paleolithic sculpture, but rather a concretion containing an ammonite and other fossilized bits. What you see as face or fish is just what we call pareidolia

 

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TqB

Roughly where was it found?

 

It looks to me like flint nodules in Chalk, some of them being banded flint  which often takes on strange pseudofosil forms.

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Taogan

I'm with Tarquin on this one. No fossils just interestingly shaped flint nodules. The first one is a banded flint, no sign of an ammonite in there to my eyes. Flint takes all sorts of shapes and sometimes looks very convincing, but fossils are rarely preserved as flint. 

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Troodon

I just see a geologic shape formed by natural conditions not man-made.  

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abyssunder

Definitely flint nodule.

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Rockwood

Quick aside: Seahorses are just odd fish.

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WhodamanHD
1 hour ago, Rockwood said:

Quick aside: Seahorses are just odd fish.

What!!!?!!?! I thought they were horses that lived in the sea!!:P

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Ludwigia

Ok then. I'll go along with banded flint nodule as well, since I just noticed that pliocene is given in the tabs. Echinoids in flint are quite common, and other fossils do occur as well, so I thought maybe a rare ammonite was possible. I guess I'm just suffering from pareidolia, but that object sure did look like an ammonite viewed towards the venter to me.

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Rockwood
26 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

What!!!?!!?! I thought they were horses that lived in the sea!!:P

Nope, all artiodactyls. :) 

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JohnBrewer

Not an orthocone in the first pic then? :headscratch:

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Ludwigia
2 hours ago, JohnBrewer said:

Not an orthocone in the first pic then? :headscratch:

We're talking Pliocene here John ;)

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FossilDAWG

Pliocene?  I'll admit I am unaware of any flint nodule bearing chalk deposits of Pliocene age.  Where are such deposits found?  I associate flint and chalk with Cretaceous deposits.

 

Don

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ynot

@Dvddave says it is pliocene, but fails to give a location or how He determined that age.

I am in the chert camp on this piece.

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abyssunder

Don't know the age , but it's clearly visible the dark flint core of the specimen. Sometimes flint nodules can contain fossil.

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WhodamanHD

No matter the age, wouldn’t say orthocone, septa(e? What ever the plural of septa is) are uneven. Geologic for me.

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abyssunder

septum - sing.
septa - plur.

all in nominative, accusative and vocative case

:)

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ynot

I think She's got it!

YEAH Fifi !!! Good call.

 

 

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fifbrindacier

Here are other photos, one of the result of pressure and the other seems to be biopertubations.58cb00fc18c1c_silexcurieux1.JPG.a719e239ee0b60650883bfd784196bdd.JPG.beed7977f5c00bba5c34a4339d639e3d.JPGDSCN7157rr.jpg.2b31c1d6e7c23b08437e7b3917c71fb1.thumb.jpg.954450f0058a90c3ef4d73c0e303cb6a.jpgDSCN7174r2.jpg.2f986a0eeaac7acc0919516873ae0bcd.thumb.jpg.817180a8c312c7c7e6164d5b61037445.jpgs

 

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fifbrindacier
5 minutes ago, ynot said:

I think She's got it!

YEAH Fifi !!! Good call.

 

 

Thank you Tony.:D

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