Jump to content
Crazyhen

Unknown marine organism from Anshun

Recommended Posts

Crazyhen

Any idea what kind of fossil is this?  It’s from Anshun of Guizhou.

7BB57BAA-EA31-4FEF-802F-E9BFE19D4C87.jpeg

80764847-EC4C-4DE1-A650-CCC080002077.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
indominus rex

May we have better images? To me it looks a bit like a turtle carapace, but I'm no expert on Chinese fossils.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fossildude19

Looks like a phyllocarid carapace, to me. 

Not seeing anything remotely turtie-ish at all. :unsure:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
indominus rex
11 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Looks like a phyllocarid carapace, to me. 

Not seeing anything remotely turtie-ish at all. :unsure:

 

Well I guess the shape? Actually yeah it lacks the texture of a turtle shell, my bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
caldigger

There is also an ammonite imprint just to the upper right, which gives an indication of age.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spongy Joe

Mrs. Spongy has a good suggestion: a piece of a large broken ammonite, looking at a septum. I reckon it makes sense, but then I have to say that. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
andreas

 

4 hours ago, caldigger said:

There is also an ammonite imprint just to the upper right, which gives an indication of age.

Age should be Triassic Carnian stage. The ribbed ammonoid above looks like a Trachyceras species. The unknown part/fossil could be as said above a shell part of a big ammonoid. Joannites sp. or Carnites  are possible smooth shelled ammonoids of that timespan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×