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  1. Rockhound Ryan

    ID - one plant, one animal

    Would love to know what species I have here. The trilobites are in a fine grained sandstone or siltstone, approx. 1 to 1.5cm. The plant fossil is in flaky but rigid shale, It did break coming out and you can see my snarge repair job with some black glue. The largest fern frond itself is about 6 to 7 cm but similar smaller impressions are all over the piece, inside in different "layers" of the shale and on the reverse side as well. Trilobites found at Swatera Gap roadcut on I-81 in PA, the fern is found in the Glenshaw Glass RR cut off of Rt. 8 in Etna, PA. (just 7 miles north of Pittsbur
  2. I collected this fern from the Middle Pennsylvanian of eastern Illinois. It is not a form I recognize. Do any of the plant enthusiasts here have any thoughts?
  3. Hello all! I went on a trip last weekend for fossil ferns around the Pottsville/St. Clair area and found something I think is interesting. Is this a seed pod or something different? As always, all help is greatly appreciated! @historianmichael
  4. On September 17th, 2022, ESCONI held a field trip to a coal mine spoil pile near Danville, IL. It was a fairly hot day with temperatures in the upper 80's. However, it was a productive field trip. There had been quite a bit of work on the hill this summer and it was looking quite different from the spring. The road to the top went around from the left instead of the right. There weren't as many exposed fossils in "Red Dog" found this time, but concretions were readily available for collecting. There were a few Forum members present. @deutscheben @connorp I'm sure I'm forge
  5. nickja

    petrified fern trunk?

    Hi I found this petrified log of some sort in a sandstone cliff near Inverness Cape Breton Island and am wondering if anyone here knows what it would have been interesting looking pattern around the outside its how I would imagine the bark of a giant fern/ palm tree trunk would have looked long ago , also does anyone know how I could clean it up and bring out more of the bark like texture without damaging the fossil?
  6. So I found a collapsed shale and sandstone pile off the side of the road and it seems to have some neat stuff. This seems to be falling from a layer about 100 feet up on the road cut so unfortunately its mostly shattered and cracked through the layers instead of along the flats of them. A lot of it seems to be similar to the "Kentucky coal fields" finds you see online with the grey shale and black specimens, but some of it seems very different. Below are some attached pictures with nothing done to the specimens other than a decent brushing. What appear to be Neoropteris leaves, branches, f
  7. debivort

    A few more Mazon pieces for now

    Here are the last of recently collected Mazon material with fossils already showing. More to come as the freeze-thaw cycles take effect. Thanks as always @Nimravis @stats @RCFossils @deutscheben @Mark Kmiecik @Runner64 Specimen 1 (4.1 cm long) — A fern, found as is. Enough detail for an ID? Specimen 2 (9.1 cm long) — Macroneuropteris? Found as is. Did a light vinegar wash. Specimen 3 (2.7 cm in diameter) — Found already split. D and E illuminated to show relief. Now that my copy of Wittry's Fauna has arrived,
  8. connorp

    A couple Mazon Creek Flora to ID

    Here are two new Mazon Creek finds I'm not positive on. This first one looks very familiar but I can't place it. The second is a nice 3D piece of wood. My best guess is a Psaronius stem (tree fern), but I haven't found anything like this before so I was hoping for a second opinion. @Nimravis @stats @Mark Kmiecik @deutscheben @RCFossils I appreciate any help.
  9. Marco90

    Pecopteris villosa

    From the album: My collection in progress

    Pecopteris villosa Brongniart 1822 Location: Mazon Creek, Illinois, USA Age: 323 - 299 Mya (Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous) Measurements: 2x12,5 cm Kingdom: Plantae Division: Polypodiophyta Class: Polypodiopsida Subclass: Marattiidae Order: Marattiales Family: Marattiaceae
  10. From the album: Missouri Plant Fossils

    A long time ago I had neglected to turn over a piece of Winterset limestone that contained ferns and to my surprise on the back was this specimen! I was told it could be a Neuropters lindalhi a couple of months ago and never uploaded it onto this site.
  11. Hello all, I have some excess ferns from St. Clair that I am looking to trade for other fossils. I am happy to do individual trades or group trades (will update this to reflect what is and is not available) I am interested in anything and everything fossil related. Some things that interest me (but not limited to): Dinosaur material (Moroccan specimens are welcome) Reptile material Trilobites Display cases / stands Other offers are welcome PACollection.pdf See attached PDF for ferns currently avai
  12. truceburner

    Fantastic Fern Fossil In Flint

    An acquaintance found this on a ranch outside of Roscoe, TX. I presume it's some sort of fern. Any chance we could narrow it down further? It's a lovely specimen with a special remembrance for the collector. Appreciate any help you can offer.
  13. I was inspired by @Mark Kmiecik and his quality photographs to finally learn some basic image editing. I had this beautiful Crenulopteris acadica fern open yesterday and figured it would be a good specimen to make a first attempt. Let me know your thoughts.
  14. For the most part, fertile ferns are rare in the Mazon Creek flora. The only exception being Diplazites, of which ~1/2 of all specimens are fertile. This is my first non-Diplazites fertile fern. I really like the interplay between the white mineral deposits, the brown matrix, and the scattered pyrite crystals - a very artistic specimen I think. My best guess is that this is Cyathocarpus hemitelioides, but I am not positive. Close up of a fertile pinnule Close up of sterile pinnules at the base
  15. Yoda

    Mazon Creek - unknown fern

    Perhaps one of the Mazon Creek experts could help with the ID of this Was sold to me as Mazon Creek Pecopteris Look a bit different to the usual Pecopteris that I have seen
  16. RobFallen

    Neuropteris semi reticulata

    From the album: Robs Fossil Collection

    Neuropteris semi reticulata - Rare British Carboniferous Seed Fern Plant fossil from Whitehaven, Cumbria, United Kingdom
  17. Praefectus


    From the album: Prae's Collection (REMPC)

    REMPC P0021 Fossil Fern Macroneuropteris macrophylla Carboniferous, Late Pennsylvanian Llewellyn Formation, Bear Valley Strip Mine Coal Township, PA, USA
  18. The fern belongs to the Pennsylvanian period. It was found in Missouri in the potsdam formation it’s around 4cm
  19. Tetradium

    Dryopteris guyottii

    From the album: Florissant Fossil Bed collected by Me

    Dryopteris guyottii Rare but I suspects the tip is uncommonly preserved. Two specimens and their negative molds. One is a partial leaf and the other is the tip of a leaf.
  20. historianmichael

    Mariopteris decipiens

    From the album: Llewellyn Formation Plants of Pennsylvania

    Mariopteris decipiens Late Pennsylvanian Llewellyn Formation Schuylkill Co., PA
  21. historianmichael

    Cyathocarpus arborea

    From the album: Llewellyn Formation Plants of Pennsylvania

    Cyathocarpus arborea Late Pennsylvanian Llewellyn Formation Schuylkill Co., PA
  22. historianmichael

    Neuropteris flexuosa

    From the album: Llewellyn Formation Plants of Pennsylvania

    Neuropteris flexuosa Late Pennsylvanian Llewellyn Formation Schuylkill Co., PA
  23. Location: Missouri Time period: Pennsylvanian Formation: Possibly Upper Winterset Limestone Hello! I happened to come across one odd fossil that I could not recognize Some close ups on the leaves The only thing I could certainly determine it is some sort of Fern but beyond that I am unfamiliar of what species it could belong to My next specimen is a Fern leaf of some sort but due to its poor preservation is hard for me to determine what it is from, any Ideas?
  24. paleoflor

    Oligocarpia sp.

    From the album: Steinbruch Piesberg (Osnabrück, Germany)

    © T.K.T. Wolterbeek

  25. Deb RL

    Feather or Fern

    My husband and I found this in Myrtle Beach, SC this week. It's not wood or bone, so we are wondering if it is feather or fern. Your help is needed. Thanks!
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