Paleonet: Help with identification of mystery fossils

Graciela Piñeiro fossil at
Thu Oct 4 12:09:29 UTC 2012

Erik, I am sorry, I did not pay enough attention to the data you gave us in
your first message. Thus, yes, the finding of the scales is coherent with
the age of the sediments. If you can please, could tell me when I can see
the other fossils you found? Thank you.

2012/10/3 Erik <orbulina at>

> 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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