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Small, filamental fossil from U. Ord of Northern KY


Wendell Ricketts

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Wendell Ricketts

Hello, FFers:

 

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything about these filamental fossils from the U. Ord of Kenton County, Kentucky. Given the structure under the mike, I'm guessing bryozoan, but I'd never seen anything quite like this before. Can anyone tell me more? Including, maybe, an ID? (Or a different direction, if I'm wrong about their being bryozoa.)

 

The scale in the first pic is in mm.

 

Thanks!

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Could these be graptolites?

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Tidgy's Dad

Cellariform bryozoan, maybe? 

It's a beautiful piece.:b_love1:

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I agree with bryozoan (and that it's beautiful!).

 

Something like Nematopora - that's branched though and I can't see any there. Bryozoan ID is notoriously involved and that one is probably way off the mark!

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Absolutely beautiful bryozoan hashplate! 

 

 

  

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4 hours ago, TqB said:

Bryozoan ID is notoriously involved .....

Wendell Ricketts, my apologies, for this off-topic post:  

 

@TqB, are they as difficult to ID as Silurian crinoids seem to be? 

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7 hours ago, Pippa said:

Wendell Ricketts, my apologies, for this off-topic post:  

 

@TqB, are they as difficult to ID as Silurian crinoids seem to be? 

All groups have their problems of course and identification often hinges on features that non-specialists aren't aware of. :)

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4 hours ago, TqB said:

All groups have their problems of course and identification often hinges on features that non-specialists aren't aware of. :)

Understood! Thank you.

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