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May 20, 2014 7:43 PM

help with identification

I found this fossils at "Ramon crater"- Israel.

Can you help me to identify them?

many thanks,

Dafna Cohen


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    May 20, 2014 10:34 PM (in response to Dafna)
    Re: help with identification

    Very nice! Dafna.

    The specimens look to be 'as found' do you know how old the rocks are?



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        May 22, 2014 8:55 PM (in response to Dafna)
        Re: help with identification

        It is not that I haven't looked at this question...

        ...It is that I am stumped!


        Your photos are good, but it is such a shame we can see only cross sections. That's the way the rock presents the fossils, I know. If only we could see them in 3D, we'd have a better chance of recognizing them.


        The geology of Ramon Makhtesh is fascinating, but I have not found much useful literature on its fossils.


        To ID your specimens, 'local knowledge' would be very helpful.

        It appears we cannot offer that.

        I suggest you contact an Israeli university, eg.

        - Ben Gurion University, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

        - Hebrew University, Institute of Earth Sciences


        If you get IDs, please let us know!


        While you are doing that, it is still possible that somebody here might give you an ID, so check your email for follow-up postings.



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