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  1. My question is this: Is it too late to enter for the FOTM? Just in case, I'll go ahead and write up my entry: Here are my October Fossil of the Month entries. These were found between Oct 5-8 1st: A complete (well, 98%) Olenellus clarki with both positive and negative. In 8 days of digging and splitting this is the only complete trilobite to split out cleanly and there may be only 3 others (partially buried) 2nd: A larger slab with 31 cephalons (compete and partials) and 1 possible complete trilobite (partially buried). This is by far the largest coll
  2. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our s
  3. This is the official The Fossil Forum Find of the Month winner's gallery. A few suggestions by Auspex led to this Gallery of the Find Of The Month winners, but the Fossils will speak for themselves. Although it is November 2010, we want to thank again all who have shared their finds and knowledge in the contests. Now, we present to you the Winning Fossils from the beginning. Enjoy!
  4. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past
  5. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends January 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Asteropygine trilobite (Greenops sp.) - Devonian, Mahantango Fm (387 Ma) - Pennsylvania 2. Dipleura dekayi trilobite - Devonian, Moscow Fm - New York 3. Pagurus banderensis hermit crab claw - Cretaceous, Glen Rose Fm - Texas 4. Fenestella sp. bryozoan - Pennsylvanian - Missouri
  6. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends January 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Synechodus tenuis shark tooth - Cretaceous, Ferruginous Sands Fm - Whale Chine, Isle of Wight, UK 2. Archeolamna sp. cf. A. kopingensis shark tooth - Cretaceous - Texas 3. Physogaleus contortus shark tooth - Neogene, Pungo River Fm - North Carolina 4. Hempristis serra shark tooth - Neogene, Pungo River Fm - North Carolina
  7. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends December 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Palaeocarcharodon orientalis shark tooth - Late Paleocene (Thanetian), Aquia Formation, Piscataway Member - Potomac River, Charles County, Maryland 2. Protolamna sp. shark tooth - Cretaceous, Santonian, Hinoshima Formation - Japan 3. Basal Mosasaur - Cretaceous (Turonian), Eagle Ford Formation - Central Texas
  8. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends December 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Urasterella montana starfish - Upper Carboniferous (Pennsylvanian) Kasimovian stage Kreviakian substage - Kasimov town, Ryazan region, Russia 2. Coilopoceras inflatum ammonite - Upper Cretaceous (Turonian), Mancos Shale, Juana Lopez member - Sandoval County, New Mexico 3. Delocrinus vulgatus crinoid cup - Upper Pennsylvanian, Harpersvi
  9. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds.
  10. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends November 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Dimetrodon sp. phalanx - Permian - Texas 2. Saurocephalus woodwardii fish jaws - Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian - ENCI, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands 3. Aepycamelus sp. camel jaw - Middle Miocene, Clarendonian, Truckee River Fm. - Nevada
  11. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends November 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Uddenites sp. goniatite - Pennsylvanian, Finis Shale - Texas 2. Spider, indet. Chelicerate - Miocene, Messinian Stage - near Murat, Cantal Dept., France 3. Greenops sp. trilobite - Middle Devonian, Windom Shale - New York 4. Echinocaris punctata phyllocarid - Middle Devonian, Windom Shale - New York
  12. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will
  13. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends October 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Spathognathodus? sp. conodont jaw - Leighton Formation, Přídolí, Silurian - Pembroke, Washington County, Maine 2. Otodus obliquus shark tooth - Aquia Fm, Paleocene (59-55.5 Ma) - Prince Georges County, Maryland 3. Protohadros byrdi dentary tooth - Woodbine Formation, Cretaceous - Denton County, Texas 4. Ginglymostoma sp. (possibl
  14. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends October 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Carneyella pilea edrioasteroid - Late Ordovician, Bellevue Formation (452.0 - 449.5 Ma) - Mason County, Kentucky 2. Mesostylus faujasi shrimp claw - Nekum Chalk, Maastricht Formation, Cretaceous (68 Ma) - Romontbos Quarry, Eben-Emael, Belgium 3. Pulalius vulgaris crab - Lincoln Creek Formation, Paleogene - Southwest Washington State
  15. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59
  16. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59
  17. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends September 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Pachystropheus rhaeticus vertebrae - Triassic, Rhaetian, Westbury Formation (~210 Ma) - Aust near Bristol, UK 2. Herpetotherium fugax metatherian mammal - Oligocene, White River Fm, Orellan lnd mammal age - Converse Co, Wyoming 3. Hadrodus hewletti pycnodont fish tooth - Late Cretaceous (Ozan Fm) - Austin, Texas
  18. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends September 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Annularia radiata leaf whorls - Francis Creek Shale (Pennsylvanian) - Grundy Co., Illinois 2. Millipede - Francis Creek Shale (Pennsylvanian) - Grundy Co., Illinois 3. Ophiura sp. brittlestar arm segment - Cretaceous, Del Rio Formation - Travis County, Central Texas 4. Shimanskya postremus cephalopo
  19. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends August 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Aspidichthys cf. placoderm armor - Late Devonian (Frasnian) Neuville Fm - Chimay, Belgium 2. Phlebolepis elegans thelodont scale - Silurian (Pridoli) Leighton Formation - Pembroke, Maine 3. Parvodus heterodon hybodont shark tooth - Cretaceous, Barremian, Vectis Formation - Yaverland, Isle of Wight, UK 4. Theropod indet
  20. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends August 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Mucrospirifer thedfordensis brachiopod - Mid Devonian, Hungary Hollow Formation and Arkona Shale (350 Ma) - Rock Glen, Arkona, Ontario 2. Epihoplites compressus ammonite - Lower Cretaceous, Gault Clay. Albian Age - Cap Blanc Nez, France 3. Petrified wood, Family Lauraceae (laurel tree) - Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian age, Dawson Formation (70-66 Ma) - A
  21. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59
  22. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends July 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Globidens sp. mosasaur tooth - Ozan Formation (late Cretaceous) - Fannin County, Texas 2. Pterosaur digit bone - Toolebuc Formation, Albian, Early Cretaceous - NW Queensland, Australia 3. Otodus naidini shark tooth - Early Danian (Pine Barrens Member, Clayton Fm.) - Central Alabama 4. Temnospondyl footprints (ichnofossil)
  23. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better docume
  24. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends July 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Eurypterus remipes sea Ssorpion - Silurian - New York 2. Crussoliceras divisum ammonite - Early Kimmeridgian, Late Jurassic - Upper Danube Valley, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 3. Sinespinaspis markhami trilobite - Cotton Formation, Late Llandovery (early Silurian) - Cotton Hill Quarry, Forbes, NSW, Australia
  25. Well, we seem to have a 3-way tie with some very diverse fossils--all spectacular and enviable finds but we need a single winner. To decide on the winner for this month's contest we're going to do a run-off contest among the 3 leading entries. Rather than another 9 days of voting we're going to have this contest run for the next 3 days to decide the ultimate winner for this month. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! The poll ends June 14th (midnight EST). 1. Daspletosaurus sp. tyrannosaurid tooth - Late Cretaceous, Dinosaur Park FM - St
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