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Any idea what kind of fossil it is?  It’s from Guizhou, looks like a pipefish or sea snake?

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DatFossilBoy

Could it be a crinoid? A stem with the roots still attached?

It looks a bit peculiar to be a fish... I can see small sections/ripples.

Not an exert though. Lets see what the others say.

Regards

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Fossildude19

I'm not seeing pipefish here, or any kind of fish, for that matter. :headscratch:

I think more detailed photos are needed.

It does seem to resemble a part of crinoid, more than anything else. 

Wait for some other opinions, though.

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ynot

Maybe a fish fin spine?

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

It is Early Cambrian Eocrinoid because in Guizhou the rock layers are dated by this age. 

Eocrinoids often do not have roots, their stems are short ant what I see here is long, narrow calyx of early very primitive eocrinoid. 

Very great find! (Y)

 

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Fossildude19
27 minutes ago, ynot said:

Maybe a fish fin spine?

I don't think so, due to the unusual twisted feature in the center of the item. 

Also, the weird segmentation towards the end of the left hand side. 

 

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RJB

Very interesting.  I certainly dont know, but I would have guessed some kind of fish spine too.

 

RB

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Ot maybe there are two eocrinoids under each other. It is also possible talking about twisted feature. :)

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ynot
39 minutes ago, D.N.FossilmanLithuania said:

It is Early Cambrian Eocrinoid because in Guizhou the rock layers are dated by this age. 

Guizhou has rock from many ages, not cambrian only.

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GeschWhat

Okay, I am way out of my element here. I have no idea what this is, but what if we flip it and fan out the arms/stalks. I'm seeing three and a holdfast or root system. Please forgive the image, it was done hastily, but hopefully you'll get the idea.

 

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GeschWhat

I don't know if this will help, but I have sketched the top arm/stalk. The arrows indicate splits.

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Rockwood

Perhaps it would be helpful to have an image of a modern crinoid as a reference to judge how a finer degree of preservation may appear.

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Another subject I can say- if it is grass fossil then it should be very young (probably Cenozoic), I am not sure if there in Guizhou rocks varie from Cambrian to this era. :)

So, probably it is primitive crinoid because the shale also looks quite Cambrian like.

 

Best Regards

Domas  

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abyssunder

Maybe some kind of serpulid worm(s) ?

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