Data: This fossil was found in my friends yard in Tulsa Oklahoma and we are trying to identify it any help would be much appreciated.

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  • Joel's mystery fossil looks like a Mucrospirifer brachiopod, from the Devonian period. Don't know the species. Hope this helps! Cheerio, ... James C.

  • That mystery is definitely a spiriferid brachiopod, and since Tulsa is sitting on and totally surrounded for many miles in all directions by Pennsylvanian age rocks, it is almost certainly Neospirifer or a closely related genus. We have Mucrospirifer up here near Buffalo in the Devonian and that's pretty flat and different texture, and the other large Devonian spiriferids also look quite a bit different. Nice representative specimen. ...- Rick B

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