"I found this in a creek bed in Snowball, Arkansas. Looks to me like a bit of petrified wood or some sort of palm tree? The center could that possibly be a crinoid? Just making guesses."
"Arkansas Geological Society says: You have found a nautiloid. These animals were the pre-cursors to the modern day squid and octopus. The living representative of this family is the Nautilus."
Fossil Collector: Elizabeth K.
Location: Snowball, Arkansas
[Editor's Note: The AGS usually knows what it is talking about, but we are having a difficult time seeing a nautiloid here. Anyone recognize it?]
Found on backpacking trip in the Boston Mountains in Arkansas at 2,000 elevation.
Fossil Hunter: Mike
Location: Boston Mountains, Arkansas