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  1. Echinoid coral ?

    Hi folks, 1 item here for ID. It is a beautiful half bagel shape with the surface made up of polygons. A portion of a smaller one to the side. I searched it a bit and determined Echinoid coral, but found no illustrations resembling this one. I wetted it slightly for the pic to enhance the details. Please verify. Thanks.
  2. What is this fossilized in?

    I found these fossils on the beach in western FL, and although I identified these as echinoids (I do not know the specific name as I am a newbie fossil collector), I do not know what they are fossilized in. It might be coral? I have absolutely no idea, but all of you smart paleontologists have probably seen this before and can tell me what it is and if it's rare or not. Thanks guys! I tried with the pictures but my camera isn't so great. Also please excuse my non scientific language, I am not an expert like all of you, but I'm learning! Here are more photos Excuse the shells
  3. Goniophorus?

    I found this a few days ago in the Grayson Marl Formation. It looks like a Goniophorus to me.
  4. Apex?Que?

    When three guys with that kind of reputation in echinodermology get together to write a paper,you just KNOW it's going to be good. Highly recommended,particularly if you love your Loven,Mortensen,Raff,etc. Extremely well illustrated,IMHO Saucepourtpical 04 me.pdf
  5. Took a trip last Friday to a quarry that has exposures of the Eocene Castle Hayne Formation and the Cretaceous PeeDee Formation. First let me say it was hot!!! Did I say it was hot? During the day many of us spent extra time in the cars/trucks with the a/c running and drinking extra fluids. The forecast temps were for the high 80's and low 90's, but down in the bowl of the quarry with no wind I believe it was in the high 90's low 100's. However the finds were very good. Almost everyone found at least one Hardouinia kellumi echinoid, several nice enchodus teeth were also found. I saw several crab carapaces along with abundant H. mortonis and Echinolampas appendiculatta echinoids. A massive C. auriculatus was found that in my opinion if the tip was there (feeding damage) would have been close to 4 3/8 inches. Lots of smaller Eocene teeth were found along with some Squalicorax. A multitude of brachiopods were found also, a few different species too. As far as myself I found plenty of brachiopods, Plictoria wilmingtonensis and 2 other species I am working on I.D.ing. Plenty of H. mortonis and E. appendiculatta. I also found one H. kellumi and a very uncommon high domed H. mortonis emmonsi echinoid. Also a beautiful, but small enchodus ferox tooth; a nice small Eocarpilius carolinensis crab carapace and a very nice Entemnotrochus nixus gastropod (slit shell). A few decent teeth and a smattering of other items. H. mortonis on a natural pedestal H. kellumi H. mortonis emmonsi in this last pic the emmonsi is on the left to show the difference in the dome Eocarpilius carolinensis Enchodus ferox tooth Entemnotrochus nixus gastropod and the best of the many H. mortonis
  6. Multi Echinoid rock

    Today I brought home a bunch of unprepped echinoid materail that I use to find at Scotia Bluffs in Northern California. This rock here looks a bit ugly at the moment, but there are several echy's in this rock and the color on these is a bit rare and should prep out quite nicely? Im going to try and get this one done before I leave on my next fossil hunting trip, next week. I really do like this rock, Its got some really good potential. RB
  7. Worn echinoid from Spain?

    Hi all, Some time ago I made a post asking about what the fossil my friend had found was. Now he gave it to me (because he doesn't have a passion for it), which of course I was really glad with. Anyways, by surprise he gave me a second one too. It's also from a beach near Sevilla (Spain); I'm thinking that it's another worn echinoid. Am I right? Best regards, Max
  8. interambulacral plate?

    Hi all! I believe I just found a interambulacral plate, but have never found one before and no echinoids have been found at this site before (as far as I can discover). I'd love it if I'm right, but if not and it's some strange cirnoid mutation that's okay as well. I found this south of Humboldt, Nebraska in what I believe is the Root formation, (but it was at the bottom of the roadcut, so it could also be from the Wood Siding or Onaga). Any help verifying/properly identifying this would be appreciated!
  9. no,i said MILIARY

    I am posting this because I think it is a necessary adjunct to Andy Smith's work Mo Milias.pdf figure:
  10. Echinocyamus parvus

    This tiny echinoid; 6.21 mm by 4.31 mm is extremely large for the species. Most range between 2 and 4 millimeter. The measurements were taken while taking pictures with my digital microscope. They are an uncommon find by most collectors. Seeing them in situ is extremely difficult unless the sediments have been very well weathered. Most I have found are from matrix I collected. The last picture of the 2 is meant to show the size range of these. The smaller one measures 2.68 mm long by 1.74 mm wide; and I have a few even smaller.
  11. Monmouth County Cretaceous IDs' needed

    Hello everyone! I need a little help on a few fossils from Big Brook. I'm trying to find out the genus of this ammonite and echinoid. I'm particularly curious about the echinoid, as I haven't heard of them being there. The last appears to be a tooth with some socket attached (under a loop, the root part looked reptilian so im leaning towards plesiosaur not not sure). Thanks in advance! -Frank
  12. Trace Fossils?

    Gettings, I was recently visiting the north coast of the Balearic Island of Menorca and what I found there was a moon like landscape formed apparently between the Cambrian and the Devonian period, the area of the island is called Favaritx in case someone feels interested and I saw this strange drawings at some rocks, which I suspect that may be ichnofossils or trace fossils from echinoids or molluscs... What do you think? Thank you very much.
  13. I collected another new Species with Dr. Stephen Crane last Saturday - Tiaromma Pomel, 1883. It is from the Walnut Formation. Specimens measure 7 mm up to 13 mm. Too bad I did not collect it before I published my new book Fossil Echinoids of Texas - A Monograph of Fossil Sea Urchins.
  14. I had a few hours to hunt Lower Glen Rose in Canyon Lake, Texas area this past week. I enjoyed pleasant sunny weather and some unusual success. Nothing too rare was found. I spent 30 minutes at Leptosalenia texana zone finding the usual 3 echinoids plus a nice 20mm x 8mm pycnodont tooth (2 pics). At another site (where my first hunt yielded one crushed Pygopyrina & a few crab claws a few weeks ago), I collected one small deflated Coenholectypus sp. plus several fragments. I also found one fairy complete Pygopyrina, one Leptosalenia sp., one Parothopsis comalensis, two juvenile Hyposalenia phillipsae, and one Goniopygus sp. plus a few nice spines and echinoid parts. See last pic. Great fossil hunting adventure. I wish they all could go that well.
  15. Water worn echinoid

    Found what I believe is a water worn echinoid on bank of the Concho River near San Angelo TX. I believe this is the San Angelo formation. Thoughts?
  16. Eurhodia rugosa ideali

    This echinoid is about the average size for this sub species. Eurhodia rugosa subspecies ideali was erected by Porter Kier in " The Echinoids of the Middle Eocene Warley Hill Formation, Santee Limestone and Castle Hayne Limestone of North and South Carolina" 1980
  17. Hardouinia kellumi

    This is the second kellumi I have added to collections. It is from a different location and is extremely clean.
  18. Hey Gang, I've had a good couple of weeks with hunting and part of the fun was running across this creek fragment. Approx 20 mm high and 70mm X 40mm wide--seems to be robust/biscuit like and rather large. Maybe I've got 20-25% of the test. Unfortunately the slice is very acute as it cut thru the specimen and may be impossible to ID lacking many important test features but I'm wondering if any of you Peace River and creek and Bone Valley folks have run across anything similar? 2nd and 3rd photos are oriented with the opening/periproct? at the bottom of the photos. Other photo angles provided to give a sense of thickness and general shape. Any feedback/thoughts are appreciated. Thanks. Regards, Chris
  19. Schizaster variabilis

    This is the second of this species I have added in Collections; to illustrate how variable their physical appearance can be. Hence, variabilis.
  20. Schizaster variabilis

    S. variabilis is an uncommon echinoid find in North Carolina. At present, to my knowledge there are 2 locations where it can be found. It occurs is the youngest part of the PeeDee. Most of the specimens are crushed or broken, which makes this one special as it is my only complete specimen. Variabilis is a good species name for this, I will be posting 2 others so you can see how variable they can be.
  21. Thylechinus mossomi

    Collected at Topsail Beach North Carolina during a beach re-nourishment project. This is a very rare species that was found occasionally during this project.
  22. Hemipatagus carolinensis

    From this location, the Martin Marietta Quarry at Belgrade this is a very rare echinoid Most found (90% plus) are broken and or crushed. All are matrix encrusted and any attempt at removing the matrix usually ends in disaster. This specimen is exceptionally clean and complete. One of my most prized finds from this quarry.
  23. Echinolampas appendiculata

    This echinoid is probably the most commonly found of all the echinoids in the Castle Hayne Formation. On a good trip when no one has collected the area recently, you can find 75 to 100 of them. Most however are in very poor shape, matrix or bryzoan encrusted. This particular specimen is an excellent example of the species. On the small side, it can be almost 3 times as large as this one.
  24. Fossil Garden

    Hi everyone, in my back yard to one side of my block patio, I have an area filled with rock that has a bench swing in it. In the open areas there, I started a fossil garden about 2 years ago. It has pet wood, shells, coral, teeth, echinoids and other fossily stuff. Does anyone else have such a thing in their yard? If so please share some pictures with all of us.
  25. irregular echinoid

    Self Collected from the Martin Marietta quarry Castle Hayne, N.C.