Paleonet: Help with identification of mystery fossils

friedmanhvj at friedmanhvj at
Thu Oct 4 01:57:21 UTC 2012

They look like very small fish scales (pics 4 and 6) the others I am not sure.
Virginia Friedman

--- On Wed, 10/3/12, Erik <orbulina at> wrote:

From: Erik <orbulina at>
Subject: Re: Paleonet: Help with identification of mystery fossils
To: PaleoNet at
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 6:52 PM

The photos of the fossils I mentioned are currently awaiting approval in the administrator's inbox. In the meantime please see this link:!i=2126781032&k=NsX8rcm


On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Erik <orbulina at> wrote:

Dear Paleofriends,

I wonder if any of you have an idea of what these fossils are? They were found in a thin mudrock interval interpreted as an interdune environment within a well-documented desert sandstone of the Weber Formation (Colorado,USA) of Late Carboniferous (Pennsylvanian) to Permian age. 

I received the following guesses: desert shrub bark, insect wings.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks,

Erik Anthonissen l Earth Scientist (Biostratigrapher) 
CHEVRON Energy Technology Company

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