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  2. Geiseltaliellus maarius Smith, 2009

    He lost it playing cards... Sorry, I couldn't help myself. It seems to be very common that G. maarius. is found without a tail. Maybe he could drop it. According to Krister Smith, about half of the lizards found no longer have a complete tail.
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  4. Geiseltaliellus maarius Smith, 2009

    Wow, what happened to the tail?
  5. Geiseltaliellus maarius Smith, 2009

    Nice lizard fossil. Very cool thing to find!.
  6. Lit.: Smith, K. (2009) Eocene lizards of the clade Geiseltaliellus from Messel and Geiseltal, Germany, and the Early Radiation of Iguanidae (Reptilia: Squamata). Peabody Museum of Natural History Yale University Bulletin, 50(2), October 2009: 219-306.
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  8. Phyllograptus typus?, Hall 1858

    Not sure about the id, but this is a lovely and unusual graptolite. It's nice to see all these wonderful graptolites, a group often overlooked. I love 'em.
  9. Phyllograptus fructicosus?, Hall 1858

    That's a beauty, but it may have been renamed. Have a good read of the paper that Ben posted under the other graptolite.
  10. Tetragraptus serra Brongniart, 1828

    Nice graptolite! And a nice paper, Ben. I have a specimen of Tetragrptus serrra, posted under Adam's Ordovician in the Member's Collections Threads (not this collection thread) It's one of my favourite graptolites.
  11. Tetragraptus serra Brongniart, 1828

    Nice find! There is now at least one person with a fair bit of -/the requisite graptolite knowledge,and its not me.Spongy Joe is the one to ask,perhaps Tidgy's Dad as well,possibly Tarq as well below,from 2017,about 3. 7 Mb/possibly nice to have &/or use vandenbergRevision_of_zonal_and_related_graptolites_of_the_L.pdf
  12. Tetragraptus serra Brongniart, 1828

    Graptolite collected from Spring Gully, Bendigo, Victoria.
  13. Graptolite collected from Spring Gully, Bendigo, Victoria. I believe it is T. fructicosus but would appreciate a second opinion.
  14. Phyllograptus typus?, Hall 1858

    Graptolite collected from Spring Gully, Bendigo, Victoria. Believe it is P. Typhus but not sure. P. anna maybe?
  15. Thalassina anomala, Herbst, 1804

    There is earlier and recent literature that has included Thalassina squamifera as a valid fossil species. However, I would trust the authors of the monograph as the absolute top fossil crustacean experts in the world. Check your PM as I sent you the Schweitzer et al. 2010 monograph so you can independently verify all the valid fossil species of Thalassina. Apparently, Thalassina grandidactylus is a Lower Cretaceous species from France. By process of elimination it would seem that Thalassina anomala (Herbst, 1804) best fits your specimen. You can contact Carrie Schweitzer or Rodney Feldmann for any possible updates on the taxonomy of Thalassina in the 8 years since the monograph was first published.
  16. Flabellum gambierense, Duncan,1864

    That's a really lovely looking coral.
  17. Flabellum gambierense, Duncan,1864

    Common coral collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria.
  18. Flabellum victoriae, Duncan 1864

    Common coral collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria.
  19. Thalassina anomala, Herbst, 1804

    You are correct. This species can still be found throughout Northern Australia. But this is fossil is Thalassina squamifera.
  20. Thalassina anomala, Herbst, 1804

    Thalassina squamifera is a modern species. The fossil taxa according to Schweitzer et al. 2010: Thalassina Latreille, 1806 Thalassina anomala (Herbst, 1804) (=T. antiqua Bell, 1844; Thalassina emeryi Bell, 1845) Thalassina grandidactylus Robineau-Desvoidy, 1849 Schweitzer, C.E., Feldmann, R.M., Garassino, A., Karasawa, H., & Schweigert, G., 2010 Systematic list of fossil decapod crustacean species. Crustaceana Monographs, 10:1-222
  21. Thalassina anomala, Herbst, 1804

    Given to me by a member of the Australian Fossil Club. Will add more information about the formation soon.
  22. Myonia sp

    Myonia sp. shell collected from Mulbring Quarry, New South Wales, Australia. "A Revision of the Genus Myonia, With Notes on Allied Genera From the Permio-Carboniferous of New South Wales". Harold O. Fletcher, Asst. Paleontologist the Australian Museum. 13 September 1932.
  23. Austrotriton sp

    @Max-fossils @Tidgy's Dad Thank you
  24. Austrotriton sp

  25. Austrotriton sp

    I love the shape of this one. Most unusual.
  26. Conus sp

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria.
  27. Austrotriton sp

    Common shell collected from Fossil Beach, Mornington, Victoria.
  28. Barbatia celleporacea Tate, 1886

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