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Offline skeeter

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Can you identify this fossil?
« on: 02/05/2010 19:11:19 »
I went fossil hunting with my son and a friend yesterday.  We found about 200 shark teeth, several bones and this item we are not able to identify.  Any suggestions?  Thanks


 

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« Reply #1 on: 02/05/2010 19:21:56 »
Here is another picture of it.  Looks like growth rings on it, but they are actually under another layer that is somewhat worn off.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 02/05/2010 21:56:10 »
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An orthocone can be thought of as like a Nautilus  shell, but with the shell straight and uncoiled. It was previously believed that these represented the most primitive form of nautiloid, but it is now known that the earliest nautiloids had shells that were slightly curved.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthocone 

Artist's impression of Baculites Grandis ...
 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baculites
« Last Edit: 03/05/2010 15:20:20 by RD »
 

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« Reply #3 on: 02/05/2010 23:36:33 »
HI Skeeter!

Welcome!!

One thing would help greatly - a picture of the end that is towards your thumb in the first picture. Is it possibee to get one?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 03/05/2010 00:23:11 »
I can do bigger ...



[ but not a different point of view ].
« Last Edit: 03/05/2010 00:34:24 by RD »
 

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« Reply #5 on: 03/05/2010 02:14:22 »
Here you go.  Thanks every one.

 

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« Reply #6 on: 04/05/2010 18:08:10 »
I think RD is probably correct. It does look significantly like a nautiloid.

I have asked frethack to look at this when he gets though with his exam today or tomorrow. It is almost the end of the semester.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 04/05/2010 23:20:19 »
Are you guys sure it's not from a sabre tooth moggy?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/05/2010 00:13:36 »

Just looking at the place which makes the model Baculites (above) and noticed that they have fossilized Muppets  :) ...


http://www.bhigr.com/store/product.php?productid=304
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/05/2010 03:52:35 »
MY LORD!

Geezer, I didn't know you came mounted on a iron base! That's INCREDIBLE!!!!!
 

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