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Brian James Maguire

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Brian James Maguire

hi guys need your help with a few fossil IDs please

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EDIT: In the light of further posts such as this one from Brian, it's become clear that these are actually cephalopods. The wobbly shape on the first photo is deceptive!
http://www.thefossilforum.com/topic/136035-trying-to-figure-out-if-this-is-all-one-fossil-or-two-separate-ones/?tab=comments#comment-1443904
 

 

 

 I think these are both longitudinal sections through lower Carboniferous solitary rugose corals, some genera of which have horizontal tabulae across the middle like :
 

Perhaps caniniids - here's a CaniniaIMG_0618.thumb.jpeg.0e023ff15f66186353f621b000186665.jpeg

 

Transverse section - you're likely to some like this in the same area:
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Brian James Maguire

thanks so much for the reply and information, very helpful thanks

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