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Can you guys help me Identify this fossil?

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Guest WhodamanHD

Hello everyone, I'm part of the fossil forum and I saw a fossil that I thought looked like an isopod that needed an identification. After some research, this site turned up and I decided to ask y'all if you could confirm or deny my suspicions. It is from the Mississippian period, slightly before isopod are supposed to have evolved ( although a few say even before that) and it is land deposits, meaning it should be a terrestrial one. I don't know much about isopods so I was hoping you guys had some anatomical expertise In analyzing it. I've sent something like this to two other isopod experts but they haven't gotten back to me. Thank you and good luck! Ask if you need anything else.

link to see the pictures and the rest of the thread: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/74597-help-with-arthropod-id/&

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An isopod has a head, 7 body segments, and then smaller abdominal segments. I see maybe five segments and a head with no legs or abdomen so there's just not enough there.

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Guest WhodamanHD

Thanks everyone, especially @Allpet Roaches For the information, I have passed it on to the owner of the fossil and he is still evaluating it.

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