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Suspected polychete worm found in Lergrav, Gotland

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ToaTrex

https://imgur.com/Si8x5Ve This fossil was found near the gate of Lergrav while I was on summer vacation in 2016. A somewhat famous rock formation on the north eastern side of the island of Gotland in the Baltic sea. These rock formations are known to locals as a Rauk. The main fossil is roughly 5 cm long brick red in colour with a grey segment from another individual about a centimetre long also located in the same stone. As Gotland is mainly made up from sedimentary rock from the ordoviscian and silurian mainly limestone that is when I assume the fossil is from. The fossil is seemingly made up of rows of square segments. 

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Ludwigia

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Foozil

Here it is. Interesting find.

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Al Dente

Your close up image looks like a bunch of zooids from a bryozoan.

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Phevo

+1 for bryozoan

 

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digit

That's where I went too.

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Carl

Same supposition

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Tidgy's Dad

Probably bryozoan, but it's very nice indeed! :)

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doushantuo

Maybe weathered Diplotrypa baltica ,but trying to id this is tantamount to hubris

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Malone

The patterns in the magnified picture are very interesting!

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