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I found this behind my house in Hartwick NY in Otsego county. I can tell it is starfish, but looking for any information about it. We are on shale bed so we find fossils all the time. Mostly small shells and ferns. This is a first for our family. It measures 2.5 inches from tip to tip of star fish. 

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-AnThOnY-

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Fossildude19

Whoa!  :faint:
What a great and uncommon find! :blink:

It looks like a Devonaster sp. (eucharis?)  starfish, from the Devonian period. Possibly from the Panther Mountain Formation. 

:wub: AWESOME!!! 

 


Can we see pictures of the "Ferns" you are finding?

I suspect  you are actually finding  Plumalina plumeria.

Regards,

 

 

 

EDIT: This post may be of interest. 

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

That is a fantastic find!

We get a lot of people that have preconceived ideas about their finds, which are usually wrong. It is nice to have one that is spot on, and such a nice example.

 

Regards,

Tony

 

PS If You found it this month it would be an excellent entry for the "Fossil of the Month" contest here on TFF.

Link to thread....

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/forum/150-fossil-of-the-month/

 

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Carl

Spectacular and very rare! Congrats! That's a show-stopper.

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westcoast

Extraordinary find!

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Peat Burns

:faint::faint::faint::faint::faint:

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Bone guy

I would give anything to find any fossils in the hills behind my house, let alone a super rare starfish! Congratulations! :D 

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