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Fossil Identification


Fossils from Algeria


webmaster   21-09-2009 om 14:55

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The fossil photos above were sent to me by email. Fossils from Algeria are relatively unknown in the rest of the world.

quote:
Does anybody know more about these specimens?
Geologic age of our area: Carboneferous to Cretacious (More cretacious /cenomanian Algerian). Position North East Algeria 100 kms south Mediterranean sea (inland) 1000 m above sea water line.


1st specimen
This specimen there is two kinds all are disk form here in photo about 15 cm diameter one have bulb in center other have like fish tail i found i same place tens of pcs smallest have about 5 cm diam the biggest but broken have about 40 cm but rare 1%, the major 70% are btween 10 and 15 CM, thickness between 0,5 AND 1 cm

Specimen 1b:
Same as above but have tail in centre in place of bulb

1 and 1b ID by webmaster: Sea Urchin.

2nd specimen
gastropod

3rd specimen
Resolved in other forum it's a coral ASPIDISCUS CRISTATUS (cenomanian Algerien)

4th specimen
Bivalves LOPHA ? TRIGONIA ? dimension length 10 to 15 cm width up 2 cm ,width down 8 to 10 cm because down they have a hook form.


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webmaster   21-09-2009 om 15:10

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More fossils.

The last one is a nautilus

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omr3   23-09-2009 om 01:40

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quote:
webmaster wrote:
The fossil photos above were sent to me by email. Fossils from Algeria are relatively unknown in the rest of the world.

quote:
Does anybody know more about these specimens?
Geologic age of our area: Carboneferous to Cretacious (More cretacious /cenomanian Algerian). Position North East Algeria 100 kms south Mediterranean sea (inland) 1000 m
above sea water line.


Good day,

Thank's for posting my photos but recently for first fossil "disk form 1 and 1b" i discover that look like an actual coral kind "tabular coral" here is an photo.

regards


1st specimen
This specimen there is two kinds all are disk form here in photo about 15 cm diameter one have bulb in center other have like fish tail i found i same place tens of pcs smallest have about 5 cm diam the biggest but broken have about 40 cm but rare 1%, the major 70% are btween 10 and 15 CM, thickness between 0,5 AND 1 cm

Specimen 1b:
Same as above but have tail in centre in place of bulb

1 and 1b ID by webmaster: Sea Urchin.

2nd specimen
gastropod

3rd specimen
Resolved in other forum it's a coral ASPIDISCUS CRISTATUS (cenomanian Algerien)

4th specimen
Bivalves LOPHA ? TRIGONIA ? dimension length 10 to 15 cm width up 2 cm ,width down 8 to 10 cm because down they have a hook form.


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photo 1 and 1b is a coral IMG TAGS WERKEN NIET IN DIT FORUM! ZIE DE HELP PAGINA LINK[/img]

[Editted by omr3 on 23-09-2009 at 01:42 GMT +1]

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