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  1. Duddyson

    Found a fossil in Utah

    I’m not sure what kind of fossil this is. I was digging in some shale and found this guy lying in there. I think it might be some kind of brachiopod. I found it south of Provo, Utah.
  2. Cspell

    Wheeler shale mystery

    Came across this cracking some shale...any help in id'ing it would be much appreciated!
  3. JamieLynn

    A Fossil A Day.....

    A Fossil A Day....keeps the blues away! Or something like that... I started an Instragram account (jamielynnfossilquest) and am posting a fossil a day, so I figured I should do that on here, to REAL fossil enthusiasts! I'm a few days behind, so I will start out with a few more than one a day but then it will settle down to One Fossil (but I will admit, I'll probably miss a few days, but I'll double up or whatever.) I'll start with Texas Pennsylvanian era, but will branch out to other locations and time periods, so expect a little of everything! So enjoy A Fossil A Day! Texas
  4. My cousin found some possible fossils while visiting a friend's ranch in Utah years ago (he has no idea where they were). While he was there him and his friend found "dinosaur bones" that were embedded in rock (he said he broke one in half trying to get it free). Since he heard I was getting into fossils he gave me a couple of the smaller ones. I don't think they're bones but wondered if they might be some sort of trace fossil (burrow?). Let me know what you think.
  5. Huntonia

    Wheeler Shale Unknown

    Hey guys, I found this last month in the Wheeler Shale in Utah, and I'm at a total loss as to what it is. I showed it to a friend who collects there regularly and he wasn't sure what it is either. He suggested it might be a carpoid or something similar. It's ever so slightly raised on the matrix. Does anyone recognize it? Scale in inches:
  6. There are so many beautifully colored dinosaur bones. Are the different species the reason for the different colors?
  7. Southern Utah - Grand Staircase between the Vermillion and Chocolate cliffs section. The geological period for this location is Upper Triassic. I was out exploring the cliff of a butte (more like a half-butte since one side was cliff and the other gently slopes north into alluvial sand) and came across what seemed like a very flat ancient creek bed, now just a small desert wash. It was strewn with quite large river rocks that did not belong, and were not found outside this sand creek. It was very cool, as this "river" was essentially at the top of the cliff and gently flowing away from
  8. creepyspiderlady

    Type of Dino ID possible from vertebrae?

    My dog and I were out rock hunting in Utah, right outside the dinosaur national monument park boundaries and she started digging furiously at a rock that I had tripped over. I looked back and I couldn’t believe what was sticking up out of the ground. It was a Dino bone vertebrae! I was in complete shock! I helped my dog clear the earth around it and found more and more pieces. Whole pieces. I knew I was supposed to do something but my mind went completely blank. I took the pieces that we had found to a paleontologist that lived on the same block as me. He told me that ‘they aren’t interested i
  9. Marco90

    Itagnostus interstrictus

    From the album: My collection in progress

    Itagnostus interstrictus White 1874 Location: Wheeler Formation, Utah, USA Age: 507 Mya (Wuliuan, Middle Cambrian) Measurements: 5x5x4,5 cm (matrix), 6x3 mm(trilobite) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Trilobitomorpha Class: Trilobita Order: Agnostida Suborder: Agnostina Family: Peronopsidae
  10. Marco90

    Elrathia kingii

    From the album: My collection in progress

    Elrathia kingii Meek 1870 Location: Wheeler Formation, Utah, USA Age: 507 Mya (Wuliuan, Middle Cambrian) Measurements: 3x2 cm Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Trilobitomorpha Class: Trilobita Order: Ptychopariida Suborder: Ptychopariina Family: Alokistocaridae
  11. Nautiloid

    Lemureops kilbeyi

    From the album: Nautiloid’s Trilobite Collection

    This gorgeous little bug comes from the Lower Ordovician Fillmore Formation in the Southern House Range of Utah. Definitely one of the coolest bugs in my collection! This was purchased from a good friend of mine.

    © Owen Yonkin 2022

  12. Finn

    Dinosaur Egg

    We found a few dinosaur eggs located in Utah. Not quite sure on exactly what they were laid by or even if they are fossilized eggs.
  13. Hi everyone! I'm gonna be spending a few days in Salt Lake City this August and am looking for advice. I'm debating between heading to the U-dig/New-dig sites in Delta UT for trilobites vs. heading to Kemmerer WY Green River for fish and other fossils. I wish I had time for both and to explore on my own, but time is limited. Any thoughts/suggestions? Also, any advice on finding petrified wood around the Salt Lake City area? Thanks so much!!
  14. I'm going to be taking a trip to the southwest (Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and possibly Texas) pretty soon, and I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas as to where I could go fossil hunting. I'll provide the specific areas we'll be traveling to; I also previously lived in Colorado and have already found a few good sites, but would definitely be open to any other suggestions. Colorado seems pretty promising with some good fossil quarries (Florrisant Fossil Hunting and the Morrison Museum), and I grew up with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science as well as Dinosaur Ridge. I'll
  15. Found this in the Chinle Formation outside Moab, Utah. About 3/4" (19mm) long and 1/4" (6mm) wide at the base
  16. Mo.Starr

    UT Spence Shale Fossil?

    Found in Blacksmith Canyon, UT area. Research indicates there are exposures of Cambrian in/near this formation. Burgess Shale type Cambrian fossils are found nearby in the Wellsville mountains. Wondering if could be Yuknessia or Sphenoecium. References: https://kumip.ku.edu/cambria.../Utah-Localities&Geology.html http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/58341-utah-fossil-id-not-the-trilobite/ https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/32568435.pdf https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331617957_The_Spence_Shale_Lagerstatte_an_Important_Window_into_Cambrian_Biodive
  17. Reptile tracks dating from 251 MYA from the early Triassic were stolen around 2017/2018 from Capitol Reef National Park, but only recently noticed. Hopefully the perpetrators will be found and the fossils recovered. https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1563/care-rfi-05102022.htm
  18. BDT

    Seed pod?

    Hello, I’m trying to identify this specimen. It was found in San Juan Cty UT in an area where petrified wood is common. The left end (large end) appears to be where a stem attached. There is a seam the full length. It looks like a large petrified seed pod. The specimen was broken. I attached pic of broken end.
  19. fossilhuntr1

    Utah Unidentified Fossil

    It is from the Wheeler Formation in Utah.
  20. ptera


    Trilobite head segments? I haven't seen a complete one yet. I think its from cambrian ophir/maxfield in Utah. Can anyone help me id these? Thanks. Brachiopod?
  21. I found this rock near Green River Utah, east of the San Rafael Swell. Can anyone help me identify it?
  22. ptera


    Any guesses? I think these are hyoliths, from the cambrian ophir shale in Utah.
  23. Hi all, We were in the Yellow Cat/Poison Strip area this summer and came across what we think might be a dinosaur bone in the Poison Strip sandstone layer. We also found agate/jasper. Trouble is, the “bone” is an unusual shape and the petrified wood for the area supposedly has lost its grain structure, so I’m not sure what to say. Wondering if anyone else can chime in about these? thanks, Lloyd
  24. Hi All, This past summer, my daughter and I went to a couple of sites in the Green River Formation to look for leaf and insect fossils. Here's a video we made about our trip and findings. We also visited the Field House of Natural History in Vernal and the curator took us on a tour of the collection. cheers, Lloyd
  25. Fossilized Dad

    Dinosaur National Monument

    This past summer, we went to Dinosaur National Monument. I'd highly recommend it to anyone interested in dinosaur fossils and people with kids. It's a great opportunity to see fossil dinosaurs in their natural state and in a quarry, plus other fossils are around too (e.g. mini clams). I know you can't collect there, but it's good to see sites with an abundance of fossils the way they've been for ages. Lloyd
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