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It has been a long time since it rained enough to inhibit collecting ammonites out in the Puerco... ...so south of the Puerco it is. The southern edge of the Albuquerque Basin is composed of middle Miocene outcrops... ...I headed there for a few hours of hiking. I found many tid-bits of white mammal bone early on in my adventure. I followed a small "trail" of shards up the hill to find this piece of a camel jaw... ...followed by this (I think ) small piece of antler. What a great way to spend
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsFingerprints of ancient forests offer rare look at Florida 16 million years ago by Halle Marchese Florida Museum, September 18, 2019 https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/science/ancient-forest-fingerprints/ Alum Bluff fossils show life 15 million years ago Danielle Ivanov, gainesville.com, Sep 29, 2019 https://www.gainesville.com/news/20190929/alum-bluff-fossils-show-life-15-million-years-ago The paper is: Lott, T.A., Manchester, S.R. and Corbett, S.L., 2019. The Miocene flora of Alum Bluff, Liberty County, Florida. Acta P
here The first tetrapod from the mid-Miocene Clarkia lagersta¨tte (Idaho, USA) Jonathan J. M. Calede, *, John D. Orcutt, *, Winifred A. Kehl and Bill D. Richards http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4880 nb,large download,about 25 Mb.
I thought I would post a couple of photos of some unusual Sharktooth Hill Bonebed fossils. The first one is an unknown though now I think it's a cone. I showed it to a friend who helped me clean it by putting it in his ultrasonic cleaner. He wasn't sure but he also noticed what appears to be an attachment point at the top. It's abut 2 1/16 inches high (approx. 5.1cm). For years, it was partly covered in matrix and sat in a box with my bony fish stuff. I thought it might be some weird "growth" or other unfamiliar fish part. I decided to clean it earlier this year. It's the kind of fossi