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Unknown Fossil - Widder Formation - Hungry Hollow


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Good day, this is a fossil collected from the Widder Formation at Hungry Hollow. I was wondering if someone might know what this is? It is 3.8 cm x 4 cm and appears to have dimples across its surface, what I believe to have been spines.



Corey Lablans

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PLATYCERAS dumosum Gastropod.

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Definitely a platyceras spiny gastropod. Reasonably common at that location very often found in association with crinoids. A spine would have protruded from each of those bumps.

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Chiming in late here but Mikey and Malcolm are correct. The spiny Platyceras are not terribly common in my collecting experiences.



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