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Mississippian Worm? Missouri

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KimboSlice

From the Mississippian time period. Found in Boone County, MO in a creek bed. It measures approximately 1/2 an inch. I may be reaching to think it’s a worm, but I’m new to identifying my own fossil finds, so please don’t make fun! Included are two photos, with and without flash. Thanks in advance for your help. 

 

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Ludwigia

Looks more like a small orthocone nautiloid to me, but it would help if you could post higher resolution photos. These are not quite sharp enough.

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TqB

Looks like an orthocone to me too.

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KimboSlice
10 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Looks more like a small orthocone nautiloid to me, but it would help if you could post higher resolution photos. These are not quite sharp enough.

I agree! I wasn’t really able to get super high resolution photos because it’s so small. I’ll try to post some clearer photos here in a bit. Thanks for your input! Much appreciated. :) 

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KimboSlice
11 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Looks more like a small orthocone nautiloid to me, but it would help if you could post higher resolution photos. These are not quite sharp enough.

Do these help? I tried to get them in natural sunlight, and as clear as I could. Measures at 1/2 inch. Not sure if I included that before but just in case I did. 

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TqB

Not sure, but it looks more like a weathered crinoid stem now, with the apparent taper due to it going into the rock. And that's definitely a smaller piece of crinoid below it, maybe a cirrus (side branch) which is showing the same sort of texture where it's been weathered.

 

 

 

 

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abyssunder

That was my thought too, a crinoid holdfast or branching column as a possible ID. :)

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Ludwigia

I'll go along with the others now that I can see it better. Thanks for the new pics.

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