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Unknown marine organism from Anshun


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May we have better images? To me it looks a bit like a turtle carapace, but I'm no expert on Chinese fossils.

Life started in the ocean. And so did my interest in fossils;).

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Looks like a phyllocarid carapace, to me. 

Not seeing anything remotely turtie-ish at all. :unsure:

 

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11 minutes ago, Fossildude19 said:

Looks like a phyllocarid carapace, to me. 

Not seeing anything remotely turtie-ish at all. :unsure:

 

Well I guess the shape? Actually yeah it lacks the texture of a turtle shell, my bad.

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There is also an ammonite imprint just to the upper right, which gives an indication of age.

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Mrs. Spongy has a good suggestion: a piece of a large broken ammonite, looking at a septum. I reckon it makes sense, but then I have to say that. ;)

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4 hours ago, caldigger said:

There is also an ammonite imprint just to the upper right, which gives an indication of age.

Age should be Triassic Carnian stage. The ribbed ammonoid above looks like a Trachyceras species. The unknown part/fossil could be as said above a shell part of a big ammonoid. Joannites sp. or Carnites  are possible smooth shelled ammonoids of that timespan.

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