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Ryann10006

Hello I present an interesting question that I'm not to confident to answer myself and am seeking help from the more knowledgeable. Since it seems like (from what I had seen) iron concretions can at rare times preserve certain fossils or traces in one way or another such as molluscs, brachopods, and such. Due to this would it be possible for material such as turtle shell scutes or maybe even croc scutes to turn up in such concretions in one way or another? (the pics are just snipets of general info that I came across online)

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DPS Ammonite

Yes, bones can occur in ironstone. In North Texas mainly shelly carbonate fossils in ironstone are common. If bones occur along with the shells than the bones end up in the ironstone.

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KimTexan

I think almost anything could be preserved in iron stone, concretion or otherwise. I have found pet wood in the Eocene. I have found ferns, calamities and other plant material in Carboniferous iron stone concretions. I have also found shells and crinoid pieces in them.

I am not sure if all Mazon fossils from concretions are considered iron stone, but some definitely are. Their diversity is extensive.

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Ryann10006

@DPS Ammonite @KimTexan Thank you very much for the info, this is the piece that started my questioning that I found in one in a spot described to have marine cretaceous material in it I also found one of a soft shell turtle, it looked to way to suspicious to dismiss automatically. Since that is the case it would be safe to consider this as a scute fossil?

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