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Jayson Kowinsky


This is a cluster of poorly preserved spiriferid brachiopods.   They are found in clusters on occasion.

As to what type (genus) they are, I have no clue.  There are lots of types and these ones are too worn to see any of the genus specific traits.

I attached a picture tracing them out on your image, and also an image of a similar cluster of better preserved ones from a different local.


The other side of it, it looks like that could be a piece of brachiopod impression (the ridges area).  The rest of it may have a bryozoan colony growing on it, those tiny little bumpy thingys (to be technical).


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