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Aug 19, 2012 10:56 AM

Is This A Segmented Worm Or Centipede Fossil?

Hi,

 

We found this specimen in a small sandstone pebble on the beach near Scalby Mills just north of Scarborough. It was next to the dinosaur footprint bed in the shingle on the wave cut platform. Are we on the right track?

 

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    Aug 23, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to Clive)
    Re: Is This A Segmented Worm Or Centipede Fossil?

    Hi Clive,

     

    I don't think this is a segmented worm or centipede fossil I'm afriad - what it does appear to be is two stages of re-mineralisation of the rock, where the rock has fractured and then the cracks have been filled with the black material and then that has dehydrated and the cracks formed from that dehydration have also been filled with the white material.

     

    It's difficult to tell without seeing the actual object, but that would be my best guess.

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