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I am a new member and put this post in the introduction forum without looking at the other forums first, so am redoing here.

Sorry for the confusion.

I would like some help identifying the tubular fossils as shown. The sample came from my Father's collection and I have no idea what the age of the sample is or its provenance. The rock matrix is carbonate.

I have been told that the features are bone, that they are coral, that they are not coral, and that they are wood.post-9753-0-65824300-1346803966_thumb.jpgpost-9753-0-37459900-1346803974_thumb.jpgpost-9753-0-36622700-1346803980_thumb.jpgpost-9753-0-67658500-1346803986_thumb.jpgpost-9753-0-96524900-1346803992_thumb.jpg

Any help someone could give me I would appreciate.

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I'm not completely certain, but they make me think of rudists (a very abberant sort of bivalve that grew to look like a coral).


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That's two for the ever tricky rudist.

"There has been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about." - Ashleigh Ellwood Brilliant

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” - Thomas Henry Huxley

>Paleontology is an evolving science.

>May your wonders never cease!

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