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Hi, first time poster. I found this fossil at my granddads house when I was ~5. Recently came across it while cleaning. Could someone ID the species for me?

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It looks like a tiny crab.

Where is it from?

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At first I thought it was a piece of a Trilobite - but I'll let the heavies chime in.

That's a better possibility, given the location.

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"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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I thought trilobite as well - possibly a piece of Triarthrus sp.

Maybe a pygidium, or piece of thorax, and possibly ventrally preserved.

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Maybe Scott can clear this one up.

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