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Fossil identification

 
 
Pitter
 
Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2003 01:31 pm
http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/2adffb63/bc/My+Photos/P3150007.jpg?bcxRhe.At.Am1y99

This fossil I found in Missouri is 4 1/2" accross. Can anyone identify it for me?
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2003 03:20 pm
Pitter, I can't see the photo. Want to try again? Or can you describe it?
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2003 03:22 pm
Me neither, but the only fossil I would have a shot at identifying would be the ex-mother-in-law.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2003 03:23 pm
I can't see it either. Around here, I'd go to a natural history museum or a college/university archaeology dept for more info.
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Pitter
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2003 05:05 pm
Sorry the picture isn't showing. It didn't either for me at first then I right clicked the red X to "show picture" and there it is.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2003 06:23 pm
I wonder if it is a bitmap and too big to show on a2k? I tried to make it appear by clicking the red x, but no luck!

Try again. I found a small chunk of petrified wood yesterday (she brags). What a thrill!
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2003 06:26 pm
Nope, right-click/show picture didn't solve it for me either.
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2003 09:18 pm
Pitter maybe this site will help you identify you fossil:
Paleontology and Geology of Missouri
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gezzy
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 05:15 am
Clicking on the x didn't work for me either.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 05:28 am
I am such a geek. If you can show the pic, I could identify it for you. IS it an animal?

Does it have legs?

If no, Does it have a molluscan shell?
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Pitter
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 05:57 am
Farmerman
It looks more than anything like a big slug. I'll scale the image down and try again.
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Pitter
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 06:22 am
Sorry everyone, I can't seem to show the image here. I'll post it elsewhere and put the URL here.
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Pitter
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 07:41 am
OK I have posted some fossil photos on www.picturetrail.com/orejuela album titled "Fossils". I'm interested in identifying all of them but the one I was trying to show above is #1 and 1a.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 08:53 am
Wow -- the second fossil is so cool... much better than a piece of petrified wood. I recognize that and the shells, which we called angel-wings. Have you checked out this website below? I searched a little, and it had those "angel wing bivalves" plus a section of gastropods with nice photos:

http://www.lakeneosho.org/FaunaList.3.html
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Equus
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 09:24 am
Are we sure this is a fossil and not just a oddly-shaped rock?
It could be a coprolite.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 01:02 pm
Hi Pitter,

I don't recognize the first two specimens, but the third (#2) might be a trilobite: http://www.trilobites.com/site/index.cfm?action=item&prod_id=3130&

And the fourth (#3) looks like a brachiopod: http://www.lakeneosho.org/Miss20.html

I don't recognize the last picture.

Here's a good fossil site: http://www.extinctions.com
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cobalt
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 01:15 pm
agreed with eqqus - I too think coprolite
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 02:03 pm
The rock strata the fossils are found in will give the general epoch. Also, if the other fossils in that area are brachiopods and trilobites then we're probably talking about the Devonian (or thereabout).

How large were the coprolites in that age (how large were the creatures in the Devonian that left the crap that formed the coprolite), and how large is the fossil in question here?
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Piffka
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 02:05 pm
Good question about how large the critters of that time were... the first post says the fossil was 4 1/2 inches across!
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 21 Mar, 2003 02:18 pm
If the fossil is 4.5 inches across, and if that's a coprolite, then it implies a pretty big devonain fish I think.

I'm not saying it's impossible, I just don't know. Also, we might need to identify the epoch sample more accurately at this point.
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