Training Module 2 Which category best describes your fossil? 1. Isolated teeth 2. Jaws and tooth plates 3. Vertebrae 4. Scales, shells, and plates 5. Bones and bone fragments Try again! Isolated teeth usually have pointy tips or rounded ends.Try again! Jaws and tooth plates usually have rows of teeth or sockets for teeth that fell out.Try again! Vertebrae usually have circular cups at their ends and/or struts that stick out along the side.Try again! Bone fragments usually have broken cross sections that look like a hollow tube or like the end of a broken pencil. ID Sheet 1 1. My fossil has a rough surface with small holes that look like shallow pits. 2. My fossil has a flat, smooth, and shiny surface with sharp corners. ID Sheet 1-B 1. My fossil is shaped like a flat diamond with rounded sides and a pointed end. 2. My fossil is shaped like a square or rectangle and has a triangular point extending off the end. Try again! Your fossil should have a flat surface without any bumps or ridges. Try again! Your fossil should be more square than diamond shaped.Great work! You found a ray-finned fish scale! 1 – Fish scales may be shaped like a square, rectangle, or triangle. 2 – They are shiny and hard because of a substance called ganoin, which is similar to the enamel on our teeth. 3 – Only a few living fish, such as gars, still have this kind of skin armor that is harder than steel. Place your fossil in the correct box on the Fossil Training Sheet. Click here to identify another microfossil.