Paleonet: Permian fossil identification

Ron West rrwest at ksu.edu
Tue Oct 8 12:08:46 GMT 2019


Look like Scaphopods, Plagioglypta canna has been reported from the Permian.

Cheers - Ron

On Oct 7, 2019, at 21:18, Sangmin Lee <sangminlee76 at gmail.com<mailto:sangminlee76 at gmail.com>> wrote:

Dear Paleonet users,

We recently found abundant small tube-shaped fossil shells from Permian rocks in eastern Australia (as shown in the image below). I was told that they might be the shells of a type of foraminifera. However, some of my colleagues do not agree.

Could you give me any of your opinions about the fossils?

<Questionable fossils.jpg>

Kind regards,
Sam

Dr Sangmin Lee
Associate Research Fellow
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
University of Wollongong
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E-mail: lsam at uow.edu.au<mailto:lsam at uow.edu.au>
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