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Hi Everyone,

 

I found this specimen a while back and have been trying to identify it but have been unsuccessful. Its from a layer of shale within the Winterset Limestone, Kansas City group, Upper Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous. Scale in mm.

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I flaked it off a bigger piece that had bivalves in it which I'll post below. The depth of the flake is about 1/4th of an inch (6.35mm) thick. The fossil doesn’t carry through to either side of the flake. The piece at the top is the same specimen just what came apart when I cracked it. At the moment my guess is that it might be a bivalve of some sort but I can't find any that look similar.

 

Here are some other bivalve species that were in the same section. The color difference is from me scrubbing it with a brush which removed the gray matrix.

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Any feedback is much appreciated as I can't find anything close.

 

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The brachiopod Isogramma would get my vote. See the last picture in the post linked below for a similar specimen. Neat find.

 

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@Tidgy's Dad should be able to help.  Are you there my friend?  Notice you've been absent the last couple of days.  Hope you are alright.

 

Also, @Peat Burns would be a good source as well.

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@connorpThank you! I searched and searched on google, turns out I should have just been searching TFF! 

 

 

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Isogramma indeed.

 

Nice example of a rare brachiopod.

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@Missourian Thank you! I'm a little embarrassed I thought it was a bivalve. It was just so symmetrical...but hey we all have to start somewhere right!

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Tidgy's Dad

Nice find! 

That's yummy.

@grandpa I'm good but problems with my Internet / computer. Thanks for asking.:)

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34 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Nice find! 

That's yummy.

@grandpa I'm good but problems with my Internet / computer. Thanks for asking.:)

Glad you're back online.

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1 hour ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

I'm good but problems with my Internet / computer. Thanks for asking.:)

 

You really need to ditch this dodgy ISP once and for all!  dalek-smiley.gif?1292867578 :default_faint::o :P

 

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1 hour ago, JohnJ said:

Glad you're back online.

Thanks, but using wifey's phone thing and we hate each other. (Me and the phone, not me and wifey).

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24 minutes ago, piranha said:

 

You really need to ditch this dodgy ISP once and for all! 

 

Too right. But everything is closed cos of lockdown.:(

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13 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

using wifey's phone thing and we hate each other. (Me and the phone, not me and wifey).

We must be "brothers with another mother".

 

I used to work in the semiconductor industry.  I was in the chip manufacture end of the business, not in the end-user end at all.  Talk physics, chemistry, materials science technology of semiconductor manufacturing (20 years ago) and I was in the conversation.  Talk programming, interfacing, applications, etc.,  I was sleeping on the side.  I have no smart phone, nor even a dumb cell phone.  My wife (who was an RN and not involved in technology development at all) does; and I don't (want to) know how to use it at all.

 

Funny, I think.  :blink:

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3 hours ago, piranha said:

 

You really need to ditch this dodgy ISP once and for all!  dalek-smiley.gif?1292867578 :default_faint::o :P

 

So that's where that sound comes from!  :default_rofl:

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