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  1. This is an odd one for me, anyone have any ideas?
  2. @stats @Mark Kmiecik @RCFossils @Peat Burns @connorp @deutscheben@fiddlehead I had been in contact with a friend (Bob) of mine that I met over 30 years ago. I met him through my fossil mentor Walter. Bob and Walter would collect in the 70’s and 80’s with many well know collectors, including Francis Tully. The would also bring fossils to the Field Museum so Dr. Eugene Richardson and others, could ID some of their finds. In our talks over the last several months, he had spoke about selling his collection and I advised him that I would be interested. We came to an agree
  3. Nimravis

    8-27-22 Mazon Creek ID?

    I just came across this piece that was found at Pit 11. I am leaning towards a weird preservation for a Octomedusa pieckorum, but it reminds me of something else that I cannot put my finger on, non Mazon Creek related. What do you think? @RCFossils @stats @Mark Kmiecik @connorp @deutscheben And any other Forum members.
  4. Nimravis

    8-16-22 Mazon Creek IDs

    Here are a couple pieces that I want to post to see what others think @RCFossils @Mark Kmiecik @stats @deutscheben @connorp This first piece, I think might be a G. Greenei. This next piece may be a “blade”, Esconichthys apopyris. And lastly, 2 worms.
  5. Stingray

    Cole hill rd 2nd trip

    Took a second trip to cole hill rd yesterday trying for different formations. I couldn’t locate any but found some similar hash plates and a few new items. waiting on a measuring block from @Misha in the mail but the sizes are approximately 3 to 6 inches on the hash plates.
  6. Nimravis

    8-4-22 Mazon Creek ID

    I am thinking that this is an example of Palaeoxyris prendelli, if it is, I believe it is my first of this specific one. @RCFossils @stats
  7. Nimravis

    8-1-22 Mazon Creek ID’s

    I have two pieces here that are odd and cannot pinpoint an ID, any help from @RCFossils @Mark Kmiecik @stats @connorp @deutscheben would be appreciated. #1 #2
  8. Nimravis

    8-2-22 Mazon Creek ID

    Just came across this piece in a box of loose concretions. It has the look of an insect wing, but believe it might be a Neuropteris inflata leaf. What do you think? @RCFossils @deutscheben @stats @connorp @Mark Kmiecik Sorry for the darker pics, but this is a real black concretion.
  9. Nimravis

    7-19-22 Mazon Creek ID

    I have two odd pieces tonight and was wondering if anyone has an idea. @RCFossils @deutscheben @Mark Kmiecik @stats @connorp This first one it odd looking, I am thinking fauna, but wonder if it is a seed. This next piece reminds me of an insect, but I think it might be a worm.
  10. Nimravis

    7-29-22 Mazon Creek ID’s

    @RCFossils @Mark Kmiecik @connorp @deutscheben @stats Looking for thoughts on these few pieces- It looks a bit like the barnacle Illilepas damrowi Thinking possible Reticulomedusa greenei This next one is odd looking and the only thing that I can think of is an Octomedusa pieckorum. Lastly, looking for something on this bivalve.
  11. Nimravis

    7-27-22 Mazon Creek ID

    I think it is a long shot, but could this be the Essex crustacean, Dithyrocaris? @RCFossils
  12. Nimravis

    7-22-22 Mazon Creek ID

    Here is a piece that I am getting a shrimpy feel, stomatopod? @RCFossils @Mark Kmiecik @stats @connorp @deutscheben
  13. This worm(?) is vexing me. I've got some clues, but none of them seem to add up to a definitive ID. Any ideas? These photos are from the vendor's listing of the specimen. Yes, I've been through the books, several times. I'm far from an expert in MC material, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
  14. Nimravis

    7-14-22 Mazon Creek ID

    I am looking to see what members think this piece might be, I am pretty sure that it a Fauna fossil, but the length and lack of real detail have me scratching my head.
  15. Nimravis

    7-16-22 Mazon Creek IDs

    @connorp @deutscheben @Mark Kmiecik @RCFossils Here are a few pieces that I am looking for ID’s on- I believe this first two pieces may be Mariopteris, if yes, what species? I have seen something like this before, but cannot remember where, I am thinking some type of seed? Lastly, I am looking for an ID on this poorly preserved, bushy looking worm. I was first thinking Palaeocampa anthrax, but it just does not seem correct.
  16. Nimravis

    7-13-22 Mazon Creek ID - Fauna

    I am looking to see what members this this little guy is. I was thinking that it is possibly the Arrow Worm, Mazoglossus ramsdelli, but am not convinced, the ribbing looks odd. @RCFossils @stats @Mark Kmiecik @deutscheben @connorp
  17. Nimravis

    7-10-22 Mazon Creek ID

    @stats, @fiddlehead, @Mark Kmiecik, @deutscheben, @connorp @RCFossils and any other member. Here is a piece that I cannot put my finger on and don’t recall seeing one before. Any help would be appreciated.
  18. Nimravis

    Mazon Creek ID’s

    Here are 3 Mazon Creek pieces that I am wondering about, I will tag the usual suspects. Thanks in advance. @stats, @Mark Kmiecik , @fiddlehead, @RCFossils, @connorp, @deutscheben
  19. tom_mo

    Mazon creek fossil id

    Hello- I am hoping to get some help with identification of a few concretions. These were all found in Mazon creek pit 11 area. Unfortunately, I was only able to find one side of these. The second to last may not be a fossil, but it has a really interesting/symmetrical shape so added it in just to check. I’m happy to take additional photos if needed. thanks in advance, this forum is always very helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to identifying! -tom
  20. So what is the difference between the lance fm and the hell creek fm? They both have the same dinosaur species and from what I can tell, other vertebrate species. The only difference that I can think of is that the lance fm is in Wyoming while the hell creek fm is in South Dakota, Montana, and North Dakota.
  21. First fossil? ever found from hitting rocks with hammer... I’m afraid to try to expose any more of it. Any ideas as to what it could be. First pics with ruler for scale and then without for better detail. I found it along Monster lake in an area where the sides had very recently eroded to expose lots of coal.
  22. KingsburyFossilHunter

    Horse, of course?

    Dear Fossil Forum, We have continued to visit the Brazos near Houston, and it has turned up horse. Teeth, a proximal phalange, and what I think is actually not horse, but a tapir calcaneus! My latest find is a vertebra, and it looks like thoracic vertebra 18 (T18). But, in comparing it to a photo of a modern horse example, the facet for rib attachment is smaller in proportion, and lots of other details look a little different as well. Does anyone know of good resources for researching fossil horse ancestor vertebrae? Or know if there is variation in contemporary vert s
  23. Hello- I am hoping to get some help with id for this concretion recently found at braidwood, pit 11. It was found already opened, unfortunately we couldn’t locate the other 1/2 of the fossil. looking at my literature, I am wondering if this is a roach? Thanks for any help with the id of this fossil! -tom
  24. For several years, @Gizmo and I have been working to grow a collection of vertebrate fossils from the Eastover formation for the Calvert Marine Museum and for our own study. We've developed a wide range of stream sites along the central Atlantic Coastal Plain and have collected a variety of vertebrates ranging from pinnipeds to fishes. This summer, @WhodamanHD and @HoppeHunting joined us to tackle some of the more difficult sites. Below are some bits and bobs from our trips this summer. This was a team effort so we thought it might be fun for this post to be a collective effort as well.
  25. The Amateur Paleontologist

    Have any fossils of abyssal animals been found?

    Hey everyone, hope you're all doing well I'm aware that many marine fossils come from animals that lived in not-very-deep seas. For instance, the Late Cretaceous European chalk was deposited in a sea that was around 300 meters deep. However, are there any fossils that are thought to be of organisms from very deep water? (e.g. from bathyal, abyssal and hadal zones, deeper than 2000 meters) Thanks for any info I'd find it cool to read about "abyssal fossils" if they exist! Christian
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