I found this fossils at "Ramon crater"- Israel.
Can you help me to identify them?
I don't know how old the rocks are since at Ramon Makhtesh there are layers from different geological periods.
The most anciant of them is Triassic.
(It's realy 'as found'...)
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.
you are so right!
The first thing I did was to contact paleontologist (who I know) from the Hebrew University and with the 'Ramon Makhtesh visitor center' which is operated by the National Parks Authority in Israel.
Meanwhile I have no answer.
I'll conect whith Ben Gurion University and with the Institute of Earth Science as you suggested.
Thanks for your response,
Promise to update!
I hava an answer from the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Ben Gurion University-
The fossil in the yellow rock is a marine oyster, maybe Myophoria which tend to have such decorated profile (in the section we can't see the lock which help to determine the group).
The others are concentrates iron oxides in sandstones. Condensates are formed around organic substances (sometimes identifiable fossils). It would seem that it's fossils of plants or trees, and even fruits.
The rocks are Jurassic.