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Need help IDing this Indian microfossil

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ag927

Any chance someone knows what these are? They are most probably Holocene-aged (last 12,000 years). 

 

They come from a dry playa lake setting (inland) in India - the Thar Desert. Size is about 1mm wide, and 1.5+mm long... there is a funny raised hollow insert. Would love to get some tips!

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doushantuo

Am thinking phytoliths,but leaving the final verdict to an expert

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Tidgy's Dad
3 hours ago, doushantuo said:

Am thinking phytoliths,but leaving the final verdict to an expert

That's brilliant! :)

It may even be right. ;)

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Innocentx

Phytoliths are an incredibly interesting occurrence and worth reading up on.

Classification is difficult, though.

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ag927

Interesting! Thanks very much for the tip.

 

If there are more opinions I'd love to hear thoughts.

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