paleontology
Possible criniod fossil

Shrimp or lobster ancestor? Note the U shaped flaps! Never seen those before! I was riding down the bike trail with my grandson who unfortunately fell and when I stopped to help I noticed the fossil. I picked up my grandson, who fortunately was not hurt, along with the strange fossil.

Collector: Richard B.

Location: Loveland, Ohio

[Editor's note: Overall, it looks like a crinoid fossil to us. The "flaps" may be a section that has simply been cut away from the rest, but we won't rule out your crustacean theory. Anyone else recognize this fossil? Please leave a response.]

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2 Responses to “I’m No Cephalopod!”

  1. Richard Clarence Benney says:

    Never saw crinoid stems that big in this neck of the woods.

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  2. Tim says:

    More likely an orthocone cephalopod.

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