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Fossilized scaphopods

Class: Scaphopoda


Scaphopods are a marine mollusc that form a hollow tusk shell. The 8 inch wide rock had one side exposing the fossils. Other possibilities present are Fusulinida, single-celled organisms that formed a porous shell and resemble compacted grains of rice. Died out during Permian extinction.


Spotted in a dry creek bed at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Elevation 5500 ft.

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Texas, USA

Lat: 31.90, Long: -104.83

Spotted on Oct 13, 2019
Submitted on Nov 24, 2019

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