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Possible cephalopod and other fossils (single rock)?


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My daughter and I have started fossil hunting and came across this a few weeks ago. Pretty sure the ribbed-item (near the tip of my thumb) is a cephalopod, but unsure what the rest of the white pieces are? Thought they might be pieces of bone, or possibly wood? Not sure? Hoping someone could shed some light.

 

Found this on the Bruce Peninsula (Ontario, Canada), on the Georgian Bay shoreline.

 

Any insight would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Kristin.

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

The other items are either bryozoans, or corals. 

Neat cephalopod, as well. 

Regards,

 

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Thanks for the quick reply—appreciate it!

We came across quite a few cephalopod fossils—some that were quite a bit larger/nicer than this one—but this is the one the kid wanted. So, might go back and grab a nice sample for myself sometime now that I know what it is for sure.

Thanks again!

Kristin.

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Rugose corals.

Don't get me started on the horn thing. :)

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Tidgy's Dad

I'm pretty sure at least some of the other bits are bryozoans.

Nice Piece! :)

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@theboyk Can you give us a closer look. Perhaps larger file and /or smaller area ?

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If you click on the image, you'll get the full-sized image. I uploaded full resolution, and just clicked the picture (and then you have to click a second time once that one loads to go full-size) and you can get in nice and close. But, I can absolutely take a much more detailed series of images this weekend (we left it at our cabin on the Bruce Peninsula as that's where our collection lives). If there's specific details you want a closer view of, just let me know!

k.

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If you can zoom in further on the white shapes that seem to best define their characters.

Including something to indicate the scale will help as well.

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Welcome to TFF!

Nice nautilus. I agree that the other pieces are bryozoan.

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1 hour ago, theboyk said:

@Rockwood Will do!

It's a near certainty that these people are right. It's always good to study new stuff here though.

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I'm in the bryozoan camp, too - I've seen specimens scattered through rocks around my area that look just like the ones you've found.

 

Welcome to the forum from a fellow Ontarian!

 

Monica

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FossilSniper

Bryozoan.
Quite a lot of it in that rock, neat find.
I like the nautiloid.

I've never found both preserved together that nicely.

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