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Mazon Creek - Pit 11 - Beware Of These Tiny Predators


evannorton

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Hi Folks-

A couple of little predators revealed themselves over the weekend.

A juvenile (tummy tooth worm) and a simple jaw worm.

Let me know if you disagree with either of my IDs.

Have a great day.

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Thanks, Mako. If I was in NC, I'd be hunting the much larger predators also.

My parents had a freind who was a paleontoloy professor at UNC - that got me hooked on fossiling as a kid - and culminated in a trip to the phosphate mines in NC.

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I would agree that the first specimen is probably a Didontogaster. the second is definately a Fossundecima.

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Is that the jaw or some other harder part at the top of the 2nd one?

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Hi W:

Yes that is the jaw apparatus. For the polychaete worms the jaws are one of the key identification elements.

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