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Jun 13, 2013 9:53 AM

fossil bug?

hello,

I wonder what this fossil might be, is it a bug? Do you have any ideas?

Thanks a lot

imprint bug 041.JPGimprint bug 042.JPGimprint bug 043.JPG

by the way thanks a lot for your great help (Mike, Museum Staff, and all of you who are helping amatours like myself to identify their findings)

 

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    Jun 14, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to 1bear)
    Re: fossil bug?

    Hello 1bear!

    Please tell us where you found this fossil? (so that we can suggest an age).

    From the photograph it look like a section of crinoid stem. Is the cross-section circular, I cannot quite see from the image? Are the lines inbetween the apparent stripes wiggly/ripply?

    I will await your reply before adding more information about crinoids .... if you are interested?

    All the best,

    Fiona

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      Jun 14, 2013 1:23 PM (in response to Fiona - Museum ID team)
      Re: fossil bug?

      Let me just add another question to Fiona's:

      is it cylindrical (parallel-sided) or does it taper (even if only slightly)?

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