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Troy Dettinburn of Keyser found these interesting and unknown specimens in the Keyser, West Virginia area. They would be of Devonian or Silurian age. Some have suggested they are some form of Ichnofossil (trace fossil), a burrow filling of some sort or perhaps a coral or sponge. We just don't know at this point and invite your thoughts and comments--please contact the WVGES museum curator: E. Ray Garton at Curator@PrehistoricPlanet.com. You may view the specimens in person at the museum.

Example 1 of Unknown Fossil Example 6 of Unknown Fossil
Example 3 of Unknown Fossil Example 2 of Unknown Fossil
Example 4 of Unknown Fossil Example 5 of Unknown Fossil

View other "Wanted Fossils" - Pteridichnites, Bifungites, Unknown Trace Fossil, or Gordia?

  Museum Curator: E. Ray Garton: Curator@PrehistoricPlanet.com

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