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While it may look like fossilized reptile or snake skin, it was most likely formed by a natural process. Most fossils are found in sedimentary rocks. Yours looks metamorphic or igneous.

I call this rock a form of pareidolia. 

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Actually it is none of the above.  You have an imprint of the outside of an ancient "tree".  Most likely a Lepidodendrales (scale trees), based on the small sample in the photos.  Nice find!  Where did you find it Eastern USA, England, elsewhere?

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These are called trace fossils  in that it is an imprint or trace of the original fossil   sea shells are  many times trace fossils.  What 4meter said is correct

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, 4meter said:

Actually it is none of the above.  You have an imprint of the outside of an ancient "tree".  Most likely a Lepidodendrales (scale trees), based on the small sample in the photos.  Nice find!  Where did you find it Eastern USA, England, elsewhere?

You're absolutely right. I knew it wasn't fossilized reptile skin so I eliminated fossilization completely. Good ID. 

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