Paleonet: [External] Permian fossil identification

Denis Bates denisbates at
Wed Oct 9 08:42:02 GMT 2019


I think also that they might be productid spines. Here is a paper which shows some good ones:
However, I'm a bit puzzled by the banding they show, which doesn't appear to be present on any I've seen, or in the ones in this paper.
Denis Bates

On Tue, 8 Oct 2019 09:38:41 -0400, Kimberly Cook <kijucook at> wrote:

  May also be disassociated Syringopora sp., hard to tell without a cross section as mentioned above.  


Kimberly J. Cook

Data Preservation Assistant– Indiana Geological and Water Survey

MLS Candidate – Department of Information and Library Science

Indiana University


On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 3:07 AM Sangmin Lee <sangminlee76 at> wrote:

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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?



Kind regards,



Dr Sangmin Lee

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School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

University of Wollongong 

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