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Gastropod or Cephalopod?


Doug Jena

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Found this (Needmore Formation) at Lost River Site near Wardensville, WV. Size is 40mm, 1.5 inches. Anyone know what this might be? Thank you.

Lost River Fossil.JPG

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Welcome to TFF!

Looks like an ammonite to Me.

Wait for others to be more specific.

Can We see a picture of the whole rock?

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I think it is a gastropod, but I can't conjure up a specific name at the moment.  The ornament (ribs and striations) is unlike any Needmore (or equivalent Hamilton group) cephalopod I am familiar with.  On the other hand the ornament is typical of many gastropods.

 

Don

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Let us have a look see if and when you may decide to prep it out a little more.

So far it looks like it is a nice piece.

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I know it's a bit curly for a sponge. A better photo might help to see what look like ridges running perpendicular to growth direction. I can see why @ynot thought it might be ammonite.

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I'll go along with Tim & Don. Almost 100% certain that it's a gastropod. It sure would help if you could prep it out of the matrix some more so that we could view the rest of it.

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