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Found 31 results

  1. Fossil found in Missouri creek

    I'm thinking a very nice example of fenestrate bryozoan base.
  2. Bryozoan for further ID

    I can't help either, but looks similar to some I found a few years ago. http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/search/&q=Bryozoan&author=Bullsnake&sortby=relevancy
  3. Bryozoan?

    I went on a little road trip with my brother for non-fossil related purposes. So I didn't take my camera or gear, but lo and behold, on the way he said, "There's a road cut I want to show you if you want to take a look at it." Oh well. I'm sure I'll make a trip back to it. Turned out to be pretty productive, not to mention it's right next to a construction quarry. I took down info, so I'll make a pitch to them. Upper Pennsylvanian Virgilian Series Shawnee Group Oread fm. Size range is 2 - 2.5cm. They all seem to have grown from a central stem, not unlike a mushroom as seen by the larger one still attached to the matrix. Top view of typical specimen: Bottom view: Micro views: Top Bottom Bottom variation Other organisms found at the site include: Brachiopods- Hustedia, Composita, Chonetid, Meekella. Crinoid, Cephalopod, Horn Coral. There was also a nice Syringopora coral, but needed tools to collect it. (Or at least the camera for a picture) Thanks for the help!
  4. Yet another Weird echinoderm

    Out of left field here, but it's funny how those 'star-like' plates resemble modern freshwater bryozoan.
  5. Does anybody recognize this? I'm guessing a dermal denticle, but the elongated shape is unusual to me. Other microfauna in the matrix includes shark(cladodont) teeth, fish teeth, gastropods, goniatites, crinoid and echinoid plates and spines, ostracods, brachiopods, bryozoan, and conodonts. For scale field of view= ~1cm. Magnification 20X Magnification 40X
  6. Pennsylvanian crinoid cup or sponge

    Perhaps an encrusting bryozoan, or algae. It somewhat reminds me of these bryozoa I found. Pennsylvanian, Virgilian series.
  7. Pennsylvanian Coral

    The lace coral may also be a type of bryozoan of the fenestrate type. Pretty common and typical in the K.C. Pennsylvanian. The 'grains' are likely foraminifera called fusulinids. I'll link some posts about these this evening...off to work now.
  8. Is This An Egg Or A Formation?

    I'm kind of seeing encrusting bryozoan, or maybe even sponge. Short of that I'd say concretion. What is the size, and do you know where it came from?
  9. My Bryozoa Before And After Prep

    Very nice specimen and prep. That other part (the parallel 'rays') doesn't really look bryozoan to me. Or am I not seeing it right?
  10. Need Some Help

    Hi, and welcome to the forum! Nice finds! Pictures 2 and 3 look like a bryozoan, the lacey (fenestrate?) type. Probably a cast. 4 and 5 look like a spiriferid brachiopod. Maybe another cast. 6 and 7 look like a brachiopod also, of a different type. An impression. 1, 8, and 9, I haven't a clue! That's the best I can do. There are many more members here that can probably be more specific. EDIT: You beat me Tim!
  11. Backyard Trip

    Pinniretepora. I've been finding this in the scope. I figured bryozoan, but hadn't looked it up yet. (Stuff is kind of packed away for moving right now) World class thread, Mitch!
  12. Weekend Finds

    Nice! Looks like one of the corals is bryozoan encrusted, too!
  13. Not sure, but this appears to be a mollusc of some sort: And this one appears to be an imprint of a lacey type of bryozoan: I can't make anything out of the others that I'm familiar with. Hope this helps!
  14. Johnson County, Kansas Fossil Hunt

    Hickory Creek shale finds. Thanks to Missourian for showing us what to look for, I finally have sponge specimens (another first): Loose pieces: And 3 different perspectives in matrix ( 2 different cross section views, and a 3D piece): Crinoid cups, and a stem encrusted with Bryozoan: Various Brachiopods, Horn coral, and a tiny Trilobite pygidium (just above the 4cm mark on the ruler): And finally, another first, part of a Cladodus shark tooth: I had to spotlight it with a flashlight to get any detail out of it! I think everyone had a great time, and found some neat stuff, but... wait 'til you get a load of JeepDigger's finds. He did pretty well that day!
  15. A little baby pygidium: Horn coral- Notice one with the bryozoan attached: Lacey Bryozoan- These are really common, but I thought this was a cool 'layer cake':
  16. Show Your Look-Alikes

    Now for texture. Pennsylvanian shark tooth: Credit to Missourian for explaining this Worn oolites (Note the complete oolites in the surrounding matrix): Bryozoan (Fistulipora?) Note the rougher texture, and appears to be same material as the matrix: I think you get the idea!
  17. Pennsylvanian Semi-Circular Tube

    Thanks, Indy. A search led me to your site, as well. There is a Mississippian example, I believe on an archimedes bryozoan..
  18. Pennsylvanian Bryozoan Fan

    Nice looking piece! It looks like an encrusting bryozoan is on it, too! Can you explain (without going over my head)?
  19. A Day Trip Back In Time

    Again, no clue on this one either: On this, I initially thought it was a bryozoan when I found it, but I'm kind of thinking mollusc: I apologize for id questions in the wrong forum, but I thought the whole story might give better perspective. Thanks for looking! Steve
  20. Bryozoans And Corals. Age? Genus? Formation?

    By the KGS map, it is Pennsylvanian. It looks like the city sits on the border of the Shawnee and Douglas groups. If the bryozoan you are questioning is the 1st picture on the bottom row, I think it is coral. Nice finds!
  21. Something Special Or Just Fossil Art

    I'm thinking maybe Evactinopora bryozoan.
  22. Tiny Ameura Tail

    I was finding trilobite fragments in the slag (correct term?) of a huge roadcut that I'm attempting to work out the strata for. I found a cool hash rock (about 2.5 inches diameter), with several brach species, bryozoan, maybe algae, and other yet unidentified fragments and imprints. I did my usual 'going over with the loupe' when I got home, and ran across this baby Ameura tail. Isn't it cute? First, the site and hash rock; And a closeup: Thanks for looking!
  23. Textbook Oligocene Seaweed

    Certainly is awesome! Congratulations! Is that a bryozoan encrustation on your first picture, also?
  24. Show Us Your Algae

    Upper Penn., Lansing group, Plattsburg fm.(thanks for the help, Missourian). Recognizing this piece as similar to a previous post in this thread, I was debating whether to post it or not. But, while examining it, this little white speck caught my eye. That's it, right next to the 1mm mark. and, next to a dime So, that called for some deeper examination with the loupe. It's very tooth-like, but there is alot of white minerally looking stuff in the matrix, so it might just be a worn piece of mineral. I don't know. Either way, it literally pointed me to another first for me...a conodont! I've circled the 'tooth' in red, and the conodont in green (and labeled the circles for our color-blind friends). The arrows point to a couple of polyp looking things, and the trapezoid is another thing that may be bryozoan. The holes look really irregular, though. Sorry if this gets too far off topic, but one thing led to another with this piece. I'm still proud of my algae, though! Steve
  25. Kc, Ks Finds - I-435 / Holiday Drive

    Fenestrate bryozoan. Your 2nd unknown kind of looks like a dendrite, but I'm not sure about that.
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