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  2. Mazon Creek ID help?

    Hi all, Wondering if anyone can assist with IDing this fossil nodule from the Mazon Creek area. I think it’s a body fragment of a tully monster but not 100% by any means. I think there is an eye bar present so near the head area before the proboscis. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  3. Agos1221

    Can anyone help me to ID this nodule from Mazon Creek? I believe it is a tully monster fragment - near the head as there appears to be an eye bar present. Thanks!




  4. Florida mammal tooth seeks identity.

    @Harry Pristis is a great help to the forum
  5. Looking to hire someone to prep this monster ammo

    @Ptychodus04 ?? Cheers. -Ken
  6. Florida mammal tooth seeks identity.

    That’s what I was thinking, but I couldn’t find one that looked similar.
  7. Bivalve fossil with pearl!

    What a cool find indeed it looks like a blister pearl to me . I have one in my collection, found in Norfolk by a friend of mine.
  8. I would also look for a local paleontological club that does outings. I've heard there's one based in Birmingham, but there may be others. Rock and mineral clubs also sometimes have outings to collect fossils as well. There are definitely a number of good fossil sites in both of those states.
  9. Ouch, sorry to hear that. It really is just bad luck of the worst sort This is somewhat different. Whether it's a new dealer or an established one, never purchase a fossil without tracking involved
  10. finding avian fossils

  11. Bivalve fossil with pearl!

    Looking at the closer images, the (blister-)pearl does seem to be the same weathered and mineralized nacreous material as the inside surface of the shell. Pretty cool find but a bit big to hang on a necklace. Cheers. -Ken
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  13. Florida mammal tooth seeks identity.

    Looks like a type of whale tooth but I’m no expert. I’m sure you will get a more accurate ID
  14. Bivalve fossil with pearl!

    Ex·o·gy·ra | \ ˌeksəˈjīrə \ https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Exogyra Soft G.
  15. Hello everyone, I found this bad boy about a year ago in Wyoming. It was in a 100’ ravine and I tore my calf getting it out. I’ve tried to prep it out myself, but the matrix is extremely tough-I’ve spent a few hours with my CP9361, but I don’t have the time, tools, or skill to finish this. I’m guessing that it’s all or mostly in there, but who knows. It’s pretty heavy at around 40 or 50 lbs, but the preserved part that is extruding is very tough, almost metallic. Im looking to pay someone to prep this out for me-I really want to display this thing, especially considering the injury I sustained getting it out of the hole. If anyone has suggestions, or is willing to give it a go, let me know. cheers -J
  16. Can anyone help identify this fossil

    I agree with everyone else. Definitely crinoid cross section. Neat find
  17. I found this fossil last weekend at the road cut along Rickard Hill Road in Schoharie, New York. It is from the Lower Devonian Kalkberg formation. The surface has no texture at all. The fossil has a thickness of about 1mm. Originally I thought it was less than 2 inches long and wide but I was able to prep out the rest of the fossil due to the softness of the matrix. It is about 3 inches wide and long.
  18. Can anyone help identify this fossil

    Yup, ... worn crinoid in cross section. Image from HERE.
  19. Comparing fossils

    I agree. It's very interesting to compare modern to Fossil. It kind of gives you an idea of how they evolved. Not trying to be rude, but I kind of disagree. It looks like a fossil shell. It even has some filling Inside it. It's also very smooth and shiny, which I don't think a mold would do. Then again, I still am learning about fossils.
  20. Nodosaur Stomach Contents

    Hans-Peter Schmidt, Nikolas Hagemann, Kathleen Draper, Claudia Kammann PeerJ 7:e7373 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7373 The use of biochar in animal feeding peerj-7373.pdf NB for the PDF below:No figures,alas(*) (*)HiBi version of record available from edina Prondvai's Rese*r*hG*te page,I noticed(16,1 Mb) Attila Ősi, Edina Prondvai, , Jordan Mallon, Emese Réka Bodor Diversity and convergences in the evolution of feeding adaptations in ankylosaurs (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) Osi_et_al_MS_corrected.pdf FOSSIL PALMS (ARECACEAE, CORYPHOIDEAE) ASSOCIATED WITH JUVENILE HERBIVOROUS DINOSAURS IN THE UPPER CRETACEOUS AGUJA FORMATION, BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TEXAS Steven R. Manchester Thomas M. Lehman, and Elisabeth A. Wheeler Int. J. Plant Sci. 171(6):679–689. 2010. ijpdaguceUSAal. Cretaceoas IJPS.pdf
  21. Bivalve fossil with pearl!

    Also, how do you pronounce exogyra - hard 'g' or soft? Just curious.
  22. Comparing fossils

    I see growth lines on the Modern gastropod. The fossil looks like an internal mold, so would probably not show that detail. The both seem to have 3 whorls, I think. They both grew in a counter-clockwise orientation.
  23. Florida mammal tooth seeks identity.

    Good day, fellow TFF'ers! I need your help in identifying this tooth. It was "seeded" in a bag of Florida matrix I received from the forum's owner through his website. The matrix is only described as from the Miocene, and the seeded material from Eocene to Pleistocene, all from Florida. I have searched for hours online as to what this tooth might have belonged to and have come up with nothing. I'm sure at least one of you will know immediately, so please, help a girl out in giving this tooth its identity back.
  24. Moved to QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. I think John was cautioning members who might answer you to send info Via PM. Please read this pinned topic.
  25. Bivalve fossil with pearl!

    Here are a few more photos. I did not find it whole, just this side. I do have a few that are intact but I like em too much to look inside.
  26. Can you advise me how to write a private message? I don't know anyone in Ala. or Msp. I was wondering about roadcuts , etc. Thanks! Barby
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