Discovered on a Missouri Creek bank.
A penny shows the relative size of the star.
Fossil Collector: Jennifer S
Location: Southwest Missouri
[Editor's note: Ok...it's odd. It has the obvious look of a fossil starfish, but maybe that is too easy. Does anyone recognize this?]
I found this in eastern Kansas or western Missouri. However, it was on a gravel road, and I’m not sure where the quarry the gravel came from is located. Based on my scant knowledge of shells I’m calling it a brachiopod, but I’m not too sure. Any help with identifying it or its age would be greatly appreciated!
Found this on a Girl Scout camping trip. While the other girls were playing with each other's hair and making s’mores, I was fossil hunting!
Fossil Collector: AmandaZ
Location: Near Kansas/Missouri Border
Any Kansas Brachiopod collectors care to leave a comment to help AmandaZ identify this fossil?
A possible 5-inch tooth?
I found these while herping. I noticed the 5 inch in the large rock first. I then found these 2 within a 10 foot radius. There are no serrations in the one that appears to be a tooth. The other looks similar to a vertebrae. Object at left is about 1.5 inch in diameter.
Location: Kansas City, MO Creek bed
Fossil Collector: Heartlandherp
If there are a few Missouri collectors out there, please leave a comment and help us to identify these finds.
How weird is this one?
Found South Central Missouri, foothills of the Missouri Ozarks, 10 miles south of Rolla, MO on our land. Dirt/weedy washed-out rocky hillside. We don’t really think it’s a broken egg but that’s what it resembles There are yellow crystal specks abundant on one side of the center section, not so many on the other side but it does include some tiny black specks there. The “egg” ends are white & generally smooth with some slight creases and the center section is fairly smooth but rougher in texture. We hope someone knows what this is. My guess is some sort of throat bone/gizzard bit? I hope it’s not “just a rock”, the shape seems too odd not to be a fossil. And credit goes to my 13 year old son Derek for spotting this cool find. Thanks to everyone for looking.
Location: Rolla, Missouri
Editor’s Note: We agree. It’s weird. This looks to us like an artifact of some sort rather than a fossil. Is there anyone who can help identify it? Please leave a comment.