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encrinite
Hi,

Does anyone have any ideas as to what this fossil is? It is from the island of Timor (West), Indonesia. I do not know the age but I can narrow it down to Permian, Triassic or Tertiary.

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encrinite
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Brittle Star
Hi
Can you give a specific location on the island where it was found? There is a vast difference between the ages you gave.
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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encrinite
Can't be sure exactly where it was found. Trouble is that I know for a fact that all 3 of those ages occur together in the area and the geology is a bit jumbled up so I can't be sure what age it is. However, from the preservation I think it is unlikely to be Permian. The Triassic mainly has Ammonites. In the tertiary there are mainly Echinoids and sharks teeth.
encrinite
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Dirty Pete
I guess there's a reason you haven't considered petrified wood. Tertiary volcanic activity combined with widespread forests produced a lot of it in Indonesia I believe.

Pete
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encrinite
Good idea! Maybe it is wood. And you are right, I have seen wood from there before.  It has looked more like a cross section of a tree trunk in the passed but this could well be a branch or from a different tree.

Thanks!
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