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I have learned so much and enjoy the Squaliformes thread so much, that i wanted to get a start on the next one. I am very curious about the Orectolobiformes fossils that are lurking in the collections of TFF members. Carpet Sharks are not only represented by teeth but there are also opportunities for far more complete specimens, especially from the Cretaceous of Lebanon. The goal of this thread is show off our fossils but also exchange information, learn and in general just appreciate some of the sharks less frequently seen on TFF. Orectolobiformes fossils date back as far as the E
fossilsonwheels posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionI thought it would be fun and possibly helpful to other collectors to discuss the results of my first foray into the world of micro fossil exploration. I had purchased some quantities of micro matrix from two different formations and they provided vastly different experiences for me as a collector. I got a vial of micro fossils from the Neva formation which is from Kansas and is Permian. This stuff really proved to be quite a challenge and was not ideal to start with. These are TINY fossils and I was not equipped to handle such small fossils. Identifying the shark material was chal
I had some excellent luck with the micro fossils from the Mesaverde formation today. I came across a really beautiful tooth that I believe belonged to a Bamboo Shark. I think this tiny 1mm beauty is a Chiloscyllium tooth. I am not real sure what else this might be. It is attached to a tiny piece of matrix so I can not get pictures of the other side. The described species from the formation is Chiloscyllium missouriense and I found little on line about that particular species. This micro matrix comes from Colorado. The paper I have describes the Mesaverde in Wyoming. Th
I am currently quite excited as I get to concentrate my collecting on Cretaceous era sharks. We are pretty solid on the Dino programs so the shark education programs are getting some attention. We want to bring more scientific depth and broader diversity of sharks to the programs. At the moment, this means a fun spin through the Cretaceous. This also does help the dinosaur programs too as we want to discuss the Western Interior Seaway in more depth. One of the things an expansion in the Cretaceous means is some fun with micro matrix and tiny shark teeth. I have done some work with