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Please help me identify this beautiful fossil from WI creek bed!

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hantre05

I was wondering through a beautiful moss covered forest in central Wisconsin(waupaca county) the other day and was walking though the creek picking up rocks that I thought looked neat. That’s when I came across this. One guy told me he thinks it’s some kind of clam from the Silurian period but it’s also covered in other fossils. Thanks! P.s. I’m sorry I had to hold them and get my fingers in the pictures, their was no other options.

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connorp

Welcome to the forum. Your pictures are not super clear so it's hard to tell. I see at least what looks like a fragment of a brachiopod.

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Rockwood

I agree that the most recognizable shape, with a corrugated look, is likely a brachiopod. The one that is shaped more like an ear is likely a bivalve (clam), and the whole thing is made up of less recognizable fragments of fossils.

In the Paleozoic brachiopods were a much greater percentage of the shellfish fauna, as bivalves are today. 

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