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  1. Help to identify a Chinese fossil

    Hello, My name is Yuan - not a collector. As it happened, I was asked from a friend to sell a fossil which was excavated in Guanling Biota, Guizhou province, China, but I have no idea of what it is. So I posted here hoping to identify it with your Kindly help, of course. From a book that I read, I assume it belongs to the “Pelagic Roveacrinidae” family. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQYl3MLWCfVTHZrRVR0NW0xQTg/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQYl3MLWCfVRHVHSVZvYnhCelE/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQYl3MLWCfVZmxMQ3RTODVUTHc/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQYl3MLWCfVbEhqQmVkd0VuN3M/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQYl3MLWCfVUHNpbElWZTdUN0E/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQYl3MLWCfVYlhzNWNiRjFlaFk/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQYl3MLWCfVaU80eGFYblZGTU0/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQYl3MLWCfVcU1PWFV3eFd4M1U/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQYl3MLWCfVTGloaTN1Z2tTRXM/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQYl3MLWCfVNkdkZGc3ZW1JYlU/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwQYl3MLWCfVamRIdldfX0czMXc/view?usp=sharing If you have problems opening these link inform me. I would like to know what exactly it is and if this kind of fossil is rare. Thank you! Yuan.
  2. I don't seem to find a clear answer. Some places it says it's illegal, other places it says it's legal. It seems the law have change over time? In 2015 - is there any law agains buying chinese fossils from China?
  3. On ebay there are several fossils of something the sellers call "wolf fin fish": Are these real fossils? To me it looks like totally real fish. But it looks like all or most of the bones are gone? Is this normal in some fish fossils? Could it be just the impression of real fish (bones) in something that looks like stone - some sort of sement that is man made?
  4. Hi all, I'm from Singapore, and i would really appreciate if you could help me to take a look at this photo of a said authentic prehistoric dinosaur egg from China. The seller is from Singapore, and he claims that he bought this item from an antiques shop in China many years ago, and that antique shop has since shut down. Is this a genuine dinosaur egg? There are two eggs. kindly refer to the attachment photos Please do share your expertise!! Thank you in advance!
  5. Palaeolenus lantenoisi Mansuy, 1912

    From the album Invertebrates

    Palaeolenus lantenoisi Mansuy, 1912 Lower Cambrian Maotianshan Formation Chengjiang Province Yunnan PR China Length 1,2cm / .5" Lit.: Liu et al (2012) New occurence of the Cambrian Guanshan Biota in Huize, Yunnan, South China. Bull. of Geosciences 87,1, 125-132
  6. Palaeolenus douvillei Mansuy, 1912

    From the album Invertebrates

    Palaeolenus douvillei Mansuy, 1912 Lower Cambrian Guanshan Fauna Wulongqing Formation Shitangshan Quarry Guangwei District Kunming Provinz Yunnan PR China Length 1cm Lit.: Liu, J. et al.(2012) New occurence of the Cambrian (Stage 4, Series 2) Guanshan Biota in Huize, Yunnan, South China. Bulletin of Geosciences Vol. 87, 1, 2012, pp125-132
  7. Coronocephalus Jastrowi

    From the album Gifts and boughten!

    Coronocephalus Jastrowi, + & - Mountainous Area of western Hunan, China Silurian ~ 420 mya 27 mm long I boutgh this trilobite on internet! I am always scared that it would be a fake one when I buy on internet but this one have everything to say it is a real one ( other fossils on the rock and no glue) ! Great add to my collection!
  8. Coronocephalus Jastrowi

    From the album Gifts and boughten!

    Coronocephalus Jastrowi, + & - Mountainous Area of western Hunan, China Silurian ~ 420 mya 27 mm long I boutgh this trilobite on internet! I am always scared that it would be a fake one when I buy on internet but this one have everything to say it is a real one! Great add to my collection!
  9. Lycoptera davidi

    From the album Fossildude's Purchased/Gift Fossils

    Chinese fossil fish Lycoptera davidi - a gift from my good friend Carmine. Thank you, buddy. Yixian, Liaoning, China, Lower Cretaceous (Aptian)

    © © 2015 Tim Jones

  10. Hi all. I am stumped. Here there are three supposed eggs from China, not all of them are mine. While it would be simple enough to lump them all as "Hadrosaur Eggs" or "Dendroolithus", I want to give it another shot at getting their proper ID. I have consulted several experts in the field, including Tom Kapitany, Mike Holmes, Laogao of China etc... Egg 1: Opinions so far is that this may be an egg from Henan Province of China, but it does not look like the common hadrosaur egg, and Mike H after handling it, is very certain it is not. This egg is supposedly unhatched. It measures exactly 5" in diameter
  11. A new paper regarding a new primitive Early Jurassic theropod from the Lufeng Basin of China is out: Hai-Lu You, Yoichi Azuma, Tao Wang, Ya-Ming Wang and Zhi-Ming (2014). "The first well-preserved coelophysoid theropod dinosaur from Asia". Zootaxa 3873 (3): 233–249. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3873.3.3. Coming upon the heels of another basal theropod, Tachiraptor, Panguraptor represents the second basal theropod from the Lufeng basin (the first being Sinosaurus). Since China was so far apart from other continents yielding Early Jurassic theropods (Africa, North America, South America, India), more research is needed to determine how Early Jurassic theropods made it to China from Gondwana.
  12. First Mammals, 200 Mya

    Ancient Squirrel-Like Creatures Push Back Mammal Evolution LINK
  13. Before and After prep.

    From the album Fossildude's Purchased/Gift Fossils

    Lituites lii (Middle Ordovician ammonoid) before and after prep with air abrasives. The dolomite may have been a bit harsh, but some more matrix could be removed. I will have to take some time with baking soda to try to remove the excess. Not too bad, though.

    © © 2014 Tim Jones

  14. Here is an insect fossil I got lately. It is from the Liaoning province in China. I'll like to know what kind of insect this is. Thanks.
  15. Lituites lituus

    From the album Fossildude's Purchased/Gift Fossils

    Chinese Middle Ordovician ammonoid - Lituites lituus. Purchased in Bar Harbor, ME. I don't usually buy fossils, but I don't normally get to collect ammonites/ammonoids, personally, and the price was right! I felt that this might benefit from some prep work. I plan to use air abrasives to try to clean it up a bit.

    © © 2014 Tim Jones

  16. Not too long ago there were some questions concerning the legality of any Chinese or in this case a Mongolian dinosaur skull. I have clipped the short article from the Denver Post, March 26th, 2014 paper for your... consideration.
  17. Hi, I'm new here, and show my collection of Damesella (Trilobite), they are from the Zhangxia Formation, Middle Cambrian of Shandong province, North China.
  18. HI all. Went for another round of fossil-hunting in old Chinese mineral shops, and this time I was rewarded with two rather spectacular specimens. First up, a gigantic insect that comes from Liaoning. The end of its wings to its feelers measure an impressive 76 mm. I am assuming it's a cricket, but I would appreciate help in ID-ing. Secondly, a large soft-shell turtle carapace. I am assuming Trionyx or Anosteira. Unfortunately no locality was provided. All I can say is, the matrix is very crumbly and porus, and is reddish in color.
  19. Here's an interesting article about a giant sauropod found in Xinjiang, China: http://www.dradio.de/dlf/sendungen/forschak/2267836/ (in German) Xinjiangtitan is truly a giant for its time, with a length of about 100 feet long, far bigger than Bellusaurus and Klamelisaurus (also from the Wucaiwan Formation [=lower Shishugou Formation] of Xinjiang]). Therefore, it's clear that gigantism in sauropods existed 20 million years before Supersaurus and Diplodocus hallorum lumbered through the floodplains of western North America as the largest-ever sauropods of Late Jurassic North America. I'd be curious to see if Xinjiangtitan is as big as the largest Alamosaurus specimen described by Fowler and Sullivan (2011).
  20. Here is paper you might find interesting as it regards a possible geographic origin of early birds and mammals: Sven Kurbel (2013) Hypothesis of homeothermy evolution on isolated South China Craton that moved from equator to cold north latitudes 250 to 200 Myr ago. Journal of Theoretical Biology (advance online publication) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.09.018 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022519313004463 While the climate of southern China during the Early Jurassic provides a window into the geographic origins of homeothermic animals (mammals, birds), the problem with the validity of the hypothesis is that all Early Jurassic theropod dinosaurs found in South China are non-tetanuran (although theropod footprints in Inner Mongolia suggest that there may be Early Jurassic theropod body fossils waiting to be found in Inner Mongolia) and that the oldest paravians (Pedopenna, Xiaotingia, Eosinopteryx, Aurornis) are of Middle-Late Jurassic age. However, it's not hard to imagine a Middle Jurassic paravian occurring in South China because the Oxfordian-age alvarezsaur Haplocheirus is closer to paravians, therizinosaurs, and oviraptorosaurs than to any other coelurosaur group. Only time will they if the hypothesis of an Asian origin for Avialae based on climatic conditions in southern China during the Early Jurassic is valid.
  21. Chinese Plesiosaurs

    While the Triassic deposits of southern China (incl. Tibet) have yielded a plethora of marine reptiles closely related to plesiosaurs, it's quite ironic that only a handful of plesiosaurs have been found in post-Triassic deposits in China. As far as I'm aware, Bishanopliosaurus, Yuzhoupliosaurus, and Sinopliosaurus* are the only Chinese plesiosaurs from post-Triassic rocks and they haven't been studied lately. Is it possible that the paucity of Jurassic plesiosaurs in China could be due to the limited exposures of Jurassic-aged marginal marine sediments in China (there aren't any Cretaceous-aged marine sediments in China that I'm aware of)? *Sinopliosaurus weiyuanensis Young, 1944 was named on the basis of disarticulated skeletal elements from the Early Jurassic, including an ischium, femur, a tooth, and some vertebrae. However, Young himself changed his mind about the association of the elements in the Sinopliosaurus hypodigm, restricting Sinopliosaurus to the femur and ischium and assigning the tooth and vertebrae to the teleosaur Peipehsuchus. In any case, the lectotype femur and ischium of Sinopliosaurus do not appear to sufficient grounds for creating a new taxon, and Sinopliosaurus is a nomen dubium known only from the Early Jurassic (Buffetaut et. al. 2008). The only other nominal species of Sinopliosaurus, S. fusuiensis (of Early Cretaceous age), is a spinosaurid and not a plesiosaur, as pointed out by Buffetaut et. al. Buffetaut, E.; Suteethorn, V.; Tong, H.; and Amiot, R. (2008). "An Early Cretaceous spinosaur theropod from southern China". Geological Magazine 145 (5): 745–748.doi:10.1017/S0016756808005360.
  22. Oldest Flying Fish Fossil Found In China

    Father of flying fish found in China, palaeontologists say PhysOrg, October 31, 2012 http://phys.org/news...ntologists.html Flying Fish Evolved To Escape Marine Reptile Predators, Fossil Research Suggests, Hufffington Post, Oct. 31, 2012 http://www.huffingto..._n_2048889.html Oldest flying fish fossil found in China, Nature News, October 31, 2012. http://www.nature.co...n-china-1.11707 Xu, G.-H., L.-J. Zhao, K.-Q. Gao and F.-X. Wu, 2012, A new stem-neopterygian fish from the Middle Triassic of China shows the earliest over-water gliding strategy of the vertebrates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Published online before print October 31, 2012. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2261 http://rspb.royalsoc.../rspb.2012.2261 best wishes, Paul H.
  23. Awesome fossil of the earliest found flying fish, Potanichthys xingyiensis: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20095637
  24. Huge Jurassic Turtle Bonebed Found In China

    Huge Deposit of Jurassic Turtle Remains Found in China ScienceDaily, Oct. 29, 2012, http://www.scienceda...21029111229.htm Paleontologists Discover Huge Site with Jurassic Turtle Remains. Sci-News, October 30, 2012, http://www.sci-news....ticle00690.html Time Lapse: Paleontological Excavation of a Jurassic Turtle Mass Deposit, Wings, O., M. Rabi, J. W. Schneider, L. Schwermann, G. Sun, C.-F. Zhou, and W. G. Joyce, 2012, An enormous Jurassic turtle bone bed from the Turpan Basin of Xinjiang, China. Naturwissenschaften. published online. http://www.springerl...5q277254344462/ Best wishes, Paul H.
  25. Hi, I am looking for where I might find serious scientific research about the geology of Mount Baigong and Lake Toson in the Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China. They are both located about 40 km southwest of the city of Delingha. I have seen all sorts of lurid, fanciful, fringe material about natural geological ironstone formations, which are called "Baigong Pipes," in newspapers and fringe web sites. However, I not been able to find anything about them published in serious scientific literature about them. For example, a Chinese newspaper stated that geologists had studied them and found them to be either fossil trees or tree roots. However, I have not been able to find anything that discusses this research in the formally published scientific literature. As a geologist, I am curious what they are. Personally, I am skeptical of the idea that they are fossil trees or roots. They look more like pipe-like concretions and other concretionary masses that occur in the Navajo and other Jurassic sandstones of Utah. Also, some of the people in the gem and mineral society, to which I belong, are also curious and it be nice if could find a few publications from which I could prepare a short article for the newsletter. Any citations, which anyone can recommend for papers that either discuss the geology of Mount Baigong and Lake Toson or the origin of the "Baigong Pipes" would be well appreciated. Best wishes, Paul H.