Paleonet: Permian fossil identification

Allen Aigen serirach at
Tue Oct 8 12:23:53 GMT 2019

If the shells are hollow, tapered and open only on the large end, scaphopods do look like a good bet.  Separate a few and make thin sections—might help to decide.
Allen Aigen

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From: Ron West
Sent: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:10 AM
To: PaleoNet
Subject: Re: Paleonet: Permian fossil identification

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

Cheers - Ron

On Oct 7, 2019, at 21:18, Sangmin Lee <sangminlee76 at> 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,

Dr Sangmin Lee
Associate Research Fellow
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
University of Wollongong 
Northfield Ave, NSW 2522, Australia
Tel: +61 2 4221 5317
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