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Hi there, I'm new to fossil hunting and came across this today in the newly surfaced coast land mass at Kaikoura, New Zealand.

 

It's quite large; at least a foot long.

 

Move read about the fossils of ancient dolphins being found in the area and was wondering if there was any possibility of this being linked to those finds?

 

any help in identifying it would be greatly appreciated!

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DatFossilBoy

Humm.

To me it looks more like some plant fossil.

Im not an expert though.

Lets see what the others say.

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Magenta_sun
Done a bit more searching; perhaps it could be a coral or a shell; it's so hard to tell. The closest thing I can match it to is a giant oyster shell as it is quite flat and all the lines emanate from one central point, rather than off a central column like a leaf... interested to hear more theories!
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Purty dang cool whatever it is!

 

RB

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More info, please...

Am I correct that these two images are of different specimens?
What size are they?

A tag mentions New Zealand; is this where they are? If so, where in New Zealand? I now see that they are in Kaikoura.

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12 minutes ago, Auspex said:

different specimens?

I think it is just the one.

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1 minute ago, Bobby Rico said:

I think it is just the one.

Perhaps part and counterpart.
Two very different photographic techniques, though.

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indominus rex

I am not sure, but I believe it is a shell fossil of some kind. Here is a picture of one found in the same area.

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3 minutes ago, Auspex said:


Two very different photographic techniques, though.

Yes definitely and does confuse matters a little. :)

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The pattern seems to go beyond what I would expect of such a body fossil.

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@Auspex is correct. Knowing the size will really help with ID on this!

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Beautiful find!

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3 minutes ago, GeschWhat said:

Beautiful find!

No Lori!  You can't make this one out to be a coprolite, and I doubt he'll lick it to find out.

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43 minutes ago, caldigger said:

No Lori!  You can't make this one out to be a coprolite, and I doubt he'll lick it to find out.

Hey - I appreciate anything weird and unusual - even if it isn't a coprolite! :hearty-laugh:

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Dave (POM) Allen

definatly zoophycus found all over nz 

this is from taranaki nz

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