• Troy Carter posted a new specimen in the group Group logo of Bodacious BrachiopodsBodacious Brachiopods from the myFOSSIL app 2 years, 11 months ago

    2 years, 11 months ago
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Troy Carter has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

    • Hi Troy! I’m having a little trouble telling from the picture so do you think this fossil is one continuous spiral or are these stacked chambers? If one spiral, then it is probably a gastropod (snail). If it is stacked chambers, then it is probably some sort of cephalopod (group containing squids, octopi and ammonites).

    • Not a spiral,more like the stacked chambers with a small round circle that seems to go thru each section.

    • Hi, Troy! Looks like a cephalopod to me! I can sort of make out the siphuncle (tube within the stacked chambers) and it appears to be not central – which is an identification clue.

    • Thank you, sorry for the poor photo.

    • The pictures are pretty blurry, and there’s no size information/scale or horizon info, so it’s hard to make an ID…. It’s definitely not a brachiopod, so at least there’s that. If it’s tiny, my guess would be a tentaculitid of some kind. If it’s large, as it almost seems to be in the first photo, it begins to look more like a cephalopod.

    • Could it be a hyolith?

    • Looks like turritella snail shell to me