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alpha8768 posted a topic in Fossil IDHey there The Fossil Forum. I have an hard one for you today (or perhaps not too hard -we'll see). I usually provide my fossil's location, precise strata and geological period, but this time I can't. The thing is that I found a large, conspicuous brachiopod in my college's wharehouse with no inscription on it and I'd like to ID the species so I can use it in my class. As you can observe, the specimen is quite large (roughly 10 cm across) and has very proeminent ribs with crazy rippled growth lines. The valve symmetry is not perfect, probably because of deformation or erosion.
I was recently reorganizing my fossil collection and thought I would share some pieces I collected during Paleontology field trips in undergrad at Alabama. I'm glad I took thorough notes at the time! The demopolis chalk is a popular formation for finding Exogyra/ostrea/pycnodonte shells and shark teeth. We visited a site in Tupelo, MS many times for surface collecting. Some of the cool pieces I found were many fragments of a mosasaur jaw (top pic, top 2 slots), a Squalicorax kaupi tooth, a scyliorhinus(?) tooth, bony fish vertebrae, and bony fish teeth. I was told the dark fossils
I was very lucky to land a gig with the fossil collections manager at GCSU for service hours in financial aid, and now I have my first chance to more seriously look into trilobite morphology, as they're the first specimens I'm working with! Will be uploading pictures every wednesday (collection work days(P.S., I know it's friday right now, sorry for being a little late)), and would appreciate experts like @piranha teaching me a thing or two about the morphology as I go to go along with what I read up on in the available literature. For those looking to ID, please know that we don'
Hello fellow forum members, it's Trevor. I am deciding between attending two different colleges, one is near Cleveland, Ohio and the other is near Lewisberg, PA. Fossiling is a large part of my decision. I already know some fern sites in PA and PA is closer to Maryland and Jersey so that's a plus. Can anyone tell me the fossil situation of Ohio or surrounding areas.