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Tinsyus Tinyus Lobstersaurous ?


haggy45

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Hi All,

My 5 year old found this in the gravel at the side of our house over the weekend. He hasn't put it down all weekend and has taken it to school today to show his teacher.

I would be very grateful if someone could give us a clue as to what it is.

It looks like a small hand or foot on one side, but we have no idea what the spring looking thing is. My son thinks it is "Tinsyus Tinyus Lobstersaurous" and i am in no position do disagree with him :)

Thanks

Paul

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Even better! It is a stalk and crown of a crinoid, or "sea lily", a marine animal related to starfish that looks like a plant.

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I agree - Great crinoid find!

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Many Thanks. I will do a bit of investigating and print this off to show him, he'll be very happy

Thanks again

Paul

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Nice find! and the journey begins into the fantastic world of paleontology. I was his age when I found my first fossil. Welcome to the Forum!

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
-Albert Einstein

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an exemplary first fossil that would satisfy even the most veteran collector!

Grüße,

Daniel A. Wöhr aus Südtexas

"To the motivated go the spoils."

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Again, Many thanks to you all. We did a bit of research together and now he has a little info pack to take to school to show his friends and teacher.

He also now wants to look for more. I used to look for them at the base of the cliffs on the coast of south wales where i grew up, so having my childhood passion reignited by my son is exciting

Paul

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