Weird fossil?

Bill Shear wshear at EMAIL.HSC.EDU
Mon Apr 29 09:01:36 CDT 2002


On 4/26/02 3:05 PM, "Una Smith" <una at LANL.GOV> wrote:

> Ken Kinman wrote:
>>     Below is a link to a close-up photograph of a "mystery" fossil found in
>> Utah.  Perhaps it is wishful thinking, but to me it looks like a specimen of
>> Ainiktozoon, which is presently regarded as an arthropod (perhaps a
>> thylacocephalan crustacean).  Others see only "plant material" or just a
>> conglomerate non-fossil in this photo.
>
> FWIW, this specimen has been discussed at length already in the
> Usenet newsgroup sci.bio.paleontology.

Not very informative.  What was the conclusion of that discussion?

Bill Shear




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