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Hello again, here is my most beautiful sand dollar fossil. We picked it up yesterday on a beach close to Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

I have found dozens of these, but rarely find one so flat. I would love to know the species name if possible.IMG-20190404-WA0004.thumb.jpeg.ea975b3319c5f8e70eecf4c4784ac17e.jpeg20190404_172045.thumb.jpg.81d03597f7cbb26eb5e05e347ad98295.jpg

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Plax

Try googling Melitta or Encope.

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MrBones
4 hours ago, Plax said:

Try googling Melitta or Encope.

I don't think it is one of these, I can see only two of the groves/holes  present on my fossil. It still could be one of these if the fossil has been severly damaged or worn.

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Plax

age?

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MrBones
19 minutes ago, Plax said:

age?

I am not sure, the beach is man made and I do not know where they got the material. It might be about 5 million years, but I am unsure.

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MrBones
15 minutes ago, Plax said:

I suggest you do some googling such as "Pliocene Echinoids, Arabian Peninsula". I came up with this paper:

 

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02988814

 

8 minutes ago, Plax said:

I will have a look at these sites. Unfortunately it is very difficult to get information of fossils and geology in my town and region. But I think I referenced a helpful site in one of my older posts, I will search for it.

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Coco

Hi,

 

I can't help you.This sea urchin isn't complete, it is missing parts on its edges. We only see one lunule (at the top of the picture) but I think it had several. The ideal would be to find a more complete specimen to get an idea of the shape of its contour.

 

Coco

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caterpillar

I think Echinodiscus desori from miocene

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3 minutes ago, caterpillar said:

I think Echinodiscus desori from miocene

These look very similar!

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MrBones

I think the fossils are from Miocene to Pliocene. Here are some similar fossils I have found in the same area.20190405_141041.thumb.jpg.5dddb73d953182f6f149e429dc32505e.jpg

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