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  1. acetabular

    Whiskey Bridge oysters? Bryan TX

    I went collecting at the Eocene Whiskey Bridge Locality and found a number of oysters (I presume) that I cannot find good IDs for online. I was wondering if anyone here had a better idea. I additionally found some bone fragments that I am curious about, though I don't know how well they can be ID'd.
  2. Only two weeks ago, when i was out rock hunting on the south western coast of Norway, I found two rocks with fossils inside them. In Norway, fossils are only found in Oslo, Trondheim and on the northern part of Norway. The only fossils found in the west are in Ritlandskratere, an ancient meteor crater, four hours away from where i found mine. The fossils are some brachiopods and clams, a trilobite tail, a belemnite fragment and a belemnite phragmocone. There could maybe be some new species or sub species. I am waiting for the response of the Natural History
  3. On a recent trip in Perú, near the coastal town San Juan de Marcona, I saw several middle to late Pleistocene marine terraces. In this one, fossil fragile clams and stout scallops are well-preserved, separately packed in thin strata. I think they are Anomia peruviana and Argopecten purpuratus. clamsscallops Also found one unidentified gastropod Photo shows clam stratum just below scallop stratum.
  4. Hi everybody, Boy, it's been a while since I made a post, but then it's been a while since I did any kind of fossil hunting. A friend of mine who I met while volunteering for a nature center invited me out on a camping trip to the Olympic Peninsula. He claimed to know a couple beaches where the concretion game is really good, and he sure wasn't wrong! The weather was mostly terrible; bitter cold and heavy rain punctuated by occasional blue sky, but when you love beachcombing as much as we do, you forget about it! This is the Pysht Formation at Twin Beach. Lots o
  5. Clam fossils help scientists find errors in evolutionary tree calculations by Louise Lerner, University of Chicago, PhysOrg, Decemebr 2, 2021 Tha paywalled paper is: Nicholas M. A. Crouch et al, Calibrating phylogenies assuming bifurcation or budding alters inferred macroevolutionary dynamics in a densely sampled phylogeny of bivalve families, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2021). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2021.2178 Yours, Paul H.
  6. Finally got to visit Mineral Wells Fossil Park. Got there right at 8am, and were the only ones there ! Gonna have to go again
  7. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Today in the creek I found this rock I broke apart and it was loaded with all kinds of brachiopods. Photos:
  8. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Today in the creek I found a fossil slab with a lot of different brachiopods fossils in it. Here is a photo:
  9. Nebfossil

    Seven stars PA Hamilton group

    Anyone know if this is the head of a trilobite? I know some big ones are found there. Also what is the third pic. Been there many times and never found these two.
  10. Hey all, Apologies for my hand in the photos, they're the only pics of the fossils I will be able to take for a while. Here are two fossils found at the Topanga Formation, or The Ampitheater, a roadside sandstone and siltstone bed in Topanga Canyon, Southern California housing middle Miocene fossils. The clam was my best find, but I'm not sure of its exact categorization. It measures about 4 inches long and 2.5 inches wide and thick. (10.16 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm) I had some thoughts based on this list that it may be Chionopsis temb
  11. Some my daughter and I found hunting lake texhoma . Still got to do a little cleaning.
  12. FossilHunterNYC

    Clam shells ? Species ?

    Are these clam shells and from what species ? Big Brook Preserve NJ
  13. PaleoRyder

    North Cascades Mollusk ID

    I recently found clam fossils in a river bed in the North Cascades (NW side of Kittitas County) that I'd love to identify. See attached image. Each fossil is approximately 3.5" long and 3" wide.
  14. hi everyone this is matt again today in the creek I found some neat brachiopods and bivalves fossils here are some photos
  15. We finished our trip to California just over a week ago. We stop at Jalama Beach but found no fish. I only found these 2 fossils but do not know what they are.
  16. Hi all! What a great forum!- so many experts!. This is my collection of "clam shells", and on a previous forum I saw discussion on similar shells between Wilkingia and Allorisma. Only took the two views initially to save MB. Thoughts, feedback and ideas as to species and age? All found on one gravel bar hiking KC, though not on the same dates. Thanks! Bone
  17. Hi all, I have fossils from Singapore's Jurong Formation, aged from late Triassic to early Jurassic (235 - 175 mya). Some were found over 10 years ago by a fossil-digger while others were dug up recently by the two of us. Several specimens have been handed over to our local museum. However, no one really knows what family or genus these bivalves belong to. I was hoping you guys could help. Specimen 0A Specimen 0B Specimen 0B alt view Specimen 0B alt view
  18. JamesAndTheFossilPeach

    4/19/2019

    after arriving in Utah I was itching to get out and dig. So I found a spot on google and boy did it pay off. I anyone knows what layer it is or what these are please let me know. I can’t do close up of any of the fossils tomorrow if need be.
  19. Wolf89

    My Aurora Pile

    Hey everyone! About 2 weeks ago, the VERY generous @AshHendrick gave a portion of his Aurora pile, straight from the mine! I put it around a wood frame in my yard, and have hunted it for hours almost every day. This will be an ongoing thread, I will prob not update every day, but at least weekly. This is the pile. It's bigger than it looks in this pic (about 5.5 x 5.5 feet [a little less than 2 meters i think]) What I do is I sift into the bucket, so I don't go through it twice. I dump it somewhere else. Day 1 Coral Fish vert
  20. BuddingPaleo

    Gastropods and little clams

    My eyes are crossing trying to ID these snails and such, and I'm getting mixed times so I can't be right on them. Any help would totally rock. 2 pics each of first three, 3 angles of the fourth and fifth (clams): top, bottom, and seam. I think I got all that right! Lol
  21. Years ago I use to hunt what was called the Scotai Bluffs when I live in Northern California, Eureka. I found hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of clams in those days. 99.9% were not very good. The preservation being not so good, but once in a rare while, and knowing where to look, I did find some very nicely preserved clams, but even these 'good' ones were far and few between! These are known as Clinocardium meekianum. This is one of the very best groupings ive ever found. 3 of these stuck onto a rock. Yes, these are polished but I do have one or two of these really nicely preserv
  22. Cgs928

    Help identifying these shells!

    Can anyone identify these shells that I collected from the Glen Rose Limestone near Spring Branch, Texas. The outcrop is around 110 Ma.
  23. Cgs928

    Glen Rose Formation Fossils

    Hello all, I am working on my thesis covering fossils of the lower Glen Rose Formation. Could anyone possibly help me identify these specimens? These are heart urchins which I suspect to be Epiaster whitei... Could these be heteraster instead? They range from 3 to 5 cm in diameter and are mostly crushed or broken...
  24. Kayak christian

    North texas lake

    Our trips all start out as a kayak fishing adventure. We usually end up pulling ashore for a little while and exploring. On this trip we found a lot of these fossil clams. Very cool. I dont know much about them just thought i would share.
  25. I had about an hour and a half to go hunt for fossils today. Someone had been asking to go hunting with me and today was the only time I’d be free to go until after New Years. There has been a lot of construction on highway 75 in McKinney, TX and they took a lot of the rock dug up during construction and dumped it in a field by 75 just north of the county courthouse on the east side of 75. I had seen the piles of construction rock several times and wanted to check out what fossils might be in the McKinney underground. I doubted there would be much of interest, because it’s th
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