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Another oddity. I collected this piece of Compton Limestone 3 or 4 months ago because it had "something" that I couldn't tell what was at the moment. To me, it appears to be some sort of calcite "shell." I considered it could be a trilo-bit, but it doesn't match well with comparable literature I have on hand. I found Ameropiltonia and Comptonaspis at this site, but this clearly is not either.

 

 I'm at a loss, though it appears to be a fossil. I figured it's worth posting here to see if someone might recognize what it could be?

 

Thanks-

Jay 

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The only way to know for sure would be to prep it out. It's in the realm of possibility to be shell.

Having said that, I'm getting a toothy vibe from it, with apprehension.

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I'm with @Bullsnake, best to prep it.  If I had to throw a wild guess, could it be a ventral cephalon?

-Jay

 

 

“The earth doesn't need new continents, but new men.”
― Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Bullsnake said:

The only way to know for sure would be to prep it out. It's in the realm of possibility to be shell.

Having said that, I'm getting a toothy vibe from it, with apprehension.

I agree, that would be a definitive way to find out. Currently, free time is small; and I have very little time to prep anything. I have a large backlog of crinoids to clean, and I prefer to get trilobites I find cleaned professionally. I am not skilled enough there.

 

 I only say that, because trilo-bit was the only thing that came to my mind. I don't really see any reason or traits to say it could be that though, besides the odd shape already weathered out and the "shell" look. I did not consider a tooth. I suppose I'll set it aside for now, and hope to clean it in future years.

 

Thanks for your opinion as always,

Jay

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19 minutes ago, Jaybot said:

I'm with @Bullsnake, best to prep it.  If I had to throw a wild guess, could it be a ventral cephalon?

Trilo-bit was my first impression, but now I look back at it I feel like I venture further from that thought. I just can't recognize what it could be.

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