Paleonet: Permian fossil identification

Matthew E. Clapham mclapham at ucsc.edu
Tue Oct 8 16:28:38 GMT 2019


My guess is that they are broken productid brachiopod spines, similar to
these from the Wandrawandian Formation at Warden Head.

Matthew

On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:12 AM Sangmin Lee <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?
>
> [image: 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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>
> Tel: +61 2 4221 5317
>
> E-mail: lsam at uow.edu.au
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