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Gala01

Please can someone help identify pictured fossil. We found 2 of similar shape, with outer shape resembling a stingray, but the spine in the middle seems to be a much simpler structure then that of a stingray

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum. This could be either a concretion, or an infilled burrow. 

The mineral staining is similar to what I find little nodules or concretions in. 

 

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Gala01

Interesting. We found 2 near each other with identical shaping of outer triangular form and the middle body. The lower part of the tube had become detached, so my son and I had saved it to take a closer look at home.

Thank you Tim, I really thought it was something more than a concretion, but then again, I know nothing about fossils :)

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Mark Kmiecik
13 hours ago, Gala01 said:

Interesting. We found 2 near each other with identical shaping of outer triangular form and the middle body. The lower part of the tube had become detached, so my son and I had saved it to take a closer look at home.

Thank you Tim, I really thought it was something more than a concretion, but then again, I know nothing about fossils :)

The tube itself may be a fossil or may not. I don't recognize it as anything I am familiar with. The shapes and colors around it are not fossils. They lack the bilateral symmetry expected to be present in a skate or ray fossil, even if it had been distorted during preservation. The proportions are not correct. The layering near the bottom right is also saying "not organic" to me.

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