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Ron W Davies

Fossil of 'tongue' found in France. In cliffs on the D130, above the river Yonne. Coordinates 47°35'03.2"N 3°38'41.5"E

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Ron W Davies

Could only upload one image within the max upload. I have many many photo's from different angles but not sure how to upload.DSC_1923.thumb.JPG.b316cf2a036d4f17ba281e51a9db69dc.JPG

 

The tongue appears to be encrusted in a approx 1-2mm thick crytalised substance, with areas breaking off and revealing the white. There is a larger clear crystal at the tip of the 'tongue'. There is also a spherical object, perhaps an eye, adjacent the tongue.

 

Look forward to your responses.

 

Best,

 

Ron 

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Kane

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Just from this image, I'm not seeing soft tissue fossilization, which is an exceptionally rare phenomenon under very specific conditions (such as in identified Lagerstatte Konservat areas). Instead, what I am seeing here is possibly sediments of a marine environment, possibly a steinkern of a gastropod with the larger piece on the left.

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DanKurek

Hi,

 

Soft tissue is rarely found fossilized on large animals and is nearly never found by itself. I think what you have here is a concretion that happens to look like a tongue.

 

Hope this helps,

Daniel

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Raggedy Man

Pareidolia

 

a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists

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Fossildude19

+1 for concretion.

Not a fossil tongue.

Steinkern  is more likely.

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ynot

I see a steinkern with calcite crystals growing where the voids are/were.

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