Fossil Identification?

LaFemme

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I found this fossil in New York. Does anyone know what type of animal it could be from & how old it would be? Thanks
 

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That sure looks like a lava rock. What do you think it is?
 

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I've never seeen perfectly round paw pads on any animal and no claws or nails on toes but I'm certainly not an expert. Let's see what others say...
 
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I've never seeen perfectly round paw pads on any animal and no claws or nails on toes but I'm certainly not an expert. Let's see what others say...
I thought the same about the round paw pad, I've been trying to find something similar. A lynx was the closest I could find. It's the only markings on the rock, so I'm assuming it has to be from something.
 
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I thought the same about the round paw pad, I've been trying to find something similar. A lynx was the closest I could find. It's the only markings on the rock, so I'm assuming it has to be from something.
I added a photo of the back of the rock to show the difference.
 

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I've seen whale bone with that kind of porosity. But I have no clue what the larger holes might be.
How heavy is it?
 

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Holes are too perfect to be paw print. Looks like some kind of limestone or coral.

Below is a type of limestone.

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I'd guess igneous rock from an old volcano. Nice, but not a fossil. The holes were made by escaping air bubbles as it cooled. New York only has ancient volcanos, this type of rock would not have survived so someone probably had it and dropped it. Best guess.
 

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Not a fossil, likely volcanic, as mentioned above. But really cool, just because it looks like a cat paw. A keeper for sure.
 

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Yeah, way too round. Nothing here leaves anything like that.
Sorry.
 

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