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Unknown Pleistocene Fossil (Possibly Limpet)
Pseudogygites posted a topic in Fossil IDHi! I’m still trying to identify one fossil from a particular unit of Pleistocene/Early Holocene lacustrine silt from my hometown of Saskatoon, but I figured I would look away from it for a bit to try and identify another fossil from the same unit I’ve been unable to classify. I have two specimens, both apparently of the same species. They are both approximately 0.5 millimetres across. They are perfectly circular, with lines radiating from the centre and rings of alternating colours (possibly representing growth lines). One specimen is photographed dorsally, showing its circular shape, the ot
wHAT IS THIS?
PaleoOrdo posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsYesterday I found two strange forms in the same stone. It is from middle ordovicium. Could they be foraminifera? Here is one of them Martin
Unknown ordovician fossil, foram or rugose coral?
PaleoOrdo posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsCan please someone help me? I found this fossil from an middle ordovician place. Could it be a horncoral or a foram with a spiralform? The specimen is about 2 cm in diameter, some parts hidden in the stone. Any help very appreciated.
Kcee posted a topic in Micro-paleontologyHello all, I believe that one of these is a foraminifera, not too sure if that tiny bivalve and snail would be considered one or not. Anyone have any ideal what period these may be from? Was digging some old bivalves and gastropods out of some sandstone and came across a boulder that had hundreds of microfossils mixed in it's debris. The size range from what you see here to less than 0.50mm. Some if this stuff is really cool looking.
A few micro invertebrates from Beaumaris, Australia
Foozil posted a topic in Member CollectionsHere are a few micros from the Miocene of Beaumaris in Victoria, Australia. Sorry about the horrible pics as per usual... All of these were found in matrix that was inside a bivalve, some interesting stuff can also be found inside larger gastropods and brachiopods. I'll post more eventually. #1. Teeeeeeny little foram. Should probably also mention that the ruler is in millimetres. #2. Bryozoans ......
Ordovician Micro Mystery - Foram or Something Else
GeschWhat posted a topic in Fossil IDI was out hunting near Spring Valley, Minnesota with @Bev and @minnbuckeye the last couple of days. As always, I was looking for coprolites. Mike came across this first piece, sitting loose in a piece of weathered matrix. While we were splitting rocks, we found a virgin layer of the source matrix. When we got back to Bev's fossil barn (everyone should have one), I took a peak under the microscope at two of the loose, irregular objects but couldn't really see much because of the powdery iron oxide coating. When I lightly rinsed them, they revealed these microscopic (calcareous) jack-shaped obje
Foram from Santa Fe?
Max-fossils posted a topic in Fossil IDHi all, So here is a foram that I found in the Santa Fe River in northern Florida. I got told that it is either Eocene or Pleistocene. Well I know absolutely NOTHING about forams (the fact that they are single-called still confuses me! ), so I ask your help: what species is this one, how old is it, and how exactly would it have lived/looked like when it was alive? Thanks in advance, Max
Samphire Hoe, Sussex, England
Brittle Star posted a topic in Member CollectionsSamphire Hoe, Sussex is not far from Dover and was created by dumping stuff from the digging of the Channel Tunnel. It is a wonderful nature reserve, has a small shop/café, access to the beach and chalk fossils are easy to find on the surface of the fallen blocks. Mobile phone service is a bit weird as my phone connected and said Welcome to France, but Dutch tourists there had English connection. Good job there is a pay phone. Here are just a few of the bits I took a photo of. Not completely prepped yet but you get the idea of what can be found. Some are micro fossils from the dust as chalk ea
Nummulites foram, Eocene, Belgium
sdsnl posted a fossil in Forams. The Belgium Nummulites sp.that I have are 5 - 10 mm.
Nummulites laevigatus foram, Eocene, France
sdsnl posted a fossil in ForamsThe French N. laevigatus specimens that I have are 2-17mm in diameter. .
Anchispirocyclina lusitanica foram, Jurassic/Cretaceous, Portugal
sdsnl posted a fossil in ForamsMy specimens of this species are 2-3mm in diameter, and the thickness in the center is about 2/3 of the diameter. Thickness on the edge goes down to about 0.1mm. .
Image of Reophax foram
Raggedy Man posted a topic in Questions & AnswersIve been looking over some Platteville plates for a trade with a member, but I am having issues with finding access to some images or papers. The image or paper i'm looking for is on a middle ordovician foram, Reophax blackriveranus n. sp. thats found in the Platteville formation- Mifflin member. Papers on other forams found in this formation would also be appreciated. If anyone is able to assist, I would be grateful. Thanks! Best regards, Paul
ted coulianos posted a topic in Micro-paleontologyGot a snall sample of so-called "star sand" from Taketomi,Okinawa,Japan, that was loaded with some of (I think) the most beautiful forams: 99% of the sample consists of 2 species, Baculogypsina sphraerulata & Calcaroides spengleri; Went thru my inventory of forams & found some examples of their fossil kin: unfortunately, like any other fossil, the Miocene & Cretaceous ones have suffered a lot of wear & tear, but hopefully you'll be able to view & compare. Don't know if the images do them justice. Each foram is about the size of a grain of sand. [attachment=18991 8:for