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  1. RJB

    Lost ID for this gastropod

    Hi all. Just found this gastropod in a box for my collection and realized that the tag with all the info is gone. Sad to say. I found this along the Vanduzen River about 20 miles from where it empty's into the Eel river. I cant even recall the Formation. I think its one of the Wildcat group Formations? I do remember that I dontated one to a fella who worked for the Natural History Museum of LA. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you RB
  2. Hello everyone, I just came back from a short trip to Florida to visit some relatives who recently moved out there. I knew very little about fossil hunting in Florida but with the generous help of a number of forum members got to learn a lot. On one of the days while visiting, we decided to visit Venice. While there I did end up picking up some tiny shark and ray teeth, interesting modern shells but nothing particularly special, once we got off the beach, though, I noticed a pile of shell material in sandy matrix near the parking lot I initially thought it was just the same modern st
  3. JimTh

    Mississippian gastropod?

    Found this guy in crumbly shaley stuff, Monroe County, Indiana. The rippling shape reminds me a lot of a modern oyster shell. Closest thing I can match online is platyceras, but I don’t see any like this. The large associated crinoid plates are about 1/2” diameter for size reference. Is this worth prepping out and trying to glue together/consolidate?

    Cochlespira engonata

    From the album: Whiskey Bridge

    Cochlespira engonata, Burleson Co. Lutetian, Eocene Jan, 2023

    Michela trabeatoides

    From the album: Whiskey Bridge

    Michela trabeatoides, Burleson Co. Lutetian, Eocene Jan, 2023

    Mesalia claibornensis

    From the album: Whiskey Bridge

    Mesalia claibornensis, Burleson Co. Lutetian, Eocene Jan, 2023

    Distorsio septemdentata

    From the album: Whiskey Bridge

    Distorsio septemdentata, Burleson Co. Lutetian, Eocene Jan, 2023

    Gegania antiquata

    From the album: Whiskey Bridge

    Gegania antiquata, Burleson Co. Lutetian, Eocene Jan, 2023

    Protosurcula gabbii

    From the album: Whiskey Bridge

    Protosurcula gabbii, Burleson Co. Lutetian, Eocene Jan, 2023

    Anisomyon sp.

    From the album: Ozan Formation

    Anisomyon sp., Fannin Co. Campanian, Cretaceous Aug, 2021 One of my earliest finds and I had no idea what it was. It was included in my first post on this site and identified by @DPS Ammonite. Thanks!
  11. KH_Texas


    I own 2nd highest hill in Hayes Co. I have heard that this would have been beach area (central Texas) in the Cretaceous period. What type of Gastropod is this and can anyone tell me more info on this?

    Athleta petrosus

    From the album: Whiskey Bridge

    Athleta petrosus, Burleson Co. Lutetian, Eocene Jan, 2023
  13. Hi all! As you could know from my previous reports we have several mid-Oxfordian sites around Moscow, which are not the best ammonite-wise, but yield well-preserved gastropods and bivalves. Shchurovo quarry is one of the best thanks to its enormous spoil piles and less popularity among hobbyists. It's situated in the outskirts of the historic city of Kolomna, one of the preferred Muscovites' weekend destinations (also home to pastila if you know what it is). The quarry is situated some 100km from Moscow. Kolomna old center: Main buildings are made from the local li
  14. Lone Hunter

    Serpulid or Vermetidae?

    I already had 2 little piles of worm tubes then I found this larger single one today and appears the tube broke and exposed the worm. Examined the smaller ones more closely and noticed they have pyritized insides and cracks like on shell, started to wonder if they were gastropods, I see shiny spots and know the worm isn't preserved and tubes aren't shiny so doubting if they are Serpulid tubes. Also see what appears to be apeture on larger worm, so what are they? Last picture is backside of large one.

    Papillina dumosa

    From the album: Whiskey Bridge

    Papillina dumosa, Burleson Co. Lutetian, Eocene Jan, 2023
  16. Desrosiers1718

    Gastropod ID Simi Valley CA

    Found this Gastropod fossil in Simi Valley CA I know it’s Eocene. I was thinking Natica but not sure. Can anyone help ID.

    Conus Sauridens

    From the album: Whiskey Bridge

    Conus sauridens, Burleson Co. Lutetian, Eocene Jan, 2023
  18. Lordhonkhonk

    Fossil Shell?

    Poked around my local neck of the woods in San Pedro, California, along the coast by Point Fermin didn't have much luck aside from this... I'm not even sure if it's just eroded or an actual fossil some help in that regard would be particularly appreciated! Oh I'm assuming that if it is a fossil it came from the Altamira Shale?

    Nerinea sp., Bull Creek

    From the album: Walnut Formation

    Nerinea sp., Travis Co. Albian, Cretaceous Sept, 2022

    Anchura sp., Bee Cave Marl

    From the album: Walnut Formation

    Anchura sp., Travis Co. Albian, Cretaceous Sept, 2022
  21. This chunk of limestone was unearthed during an excavation for a business expansion. When excavator dumped the bucket containing this rock it split in two upon hitting the ground. The apparent spiral fossil was clearly revealed on both halves of the rock. The entire chunk of limestone is a triangular shape with a base of 620mm x 330mm peak heighth. The round spiral at the center is 160mm diameter. Location found is Hancock County, Garner, IA, USA and unearthed from the upper 10 feet of soil, glacial deposits from the Des Moines lobe of the Laurentide ice sheet. We'd gotten into subsurface
  22. RuMert

    Purpurina (Globipurpurina) plicata

    From the album: Late Jurassic gastropods of European Russia

    A rare Purpurinidae gastropod. Moscow Oblast, Shchurovo quarry, Middle Oxfordian, tenuiserratum zone. 1 cm
  23. Hi all. I haven’t posted on here for a while. But thought I’d share this beautiful Mauithoe insignis gastropod I found and prepped recently in New Zealand. It’s about mid Miocene age (12 million). There are only 2 sites in New Zealand where you can find this species. You usually find Mauithoe specimens around 4 cm in length, 7.5 cm is listed as the largest in the Bible on NZ fossil molluscs. Well this beast is bigger than that. As found After prep:
  24. The Pennsylvanian of Texas is a strange and exciting place. Even though I've been going at this whole fossil hunting thing for about a year and a half, my experience in this age of rock is extremely limited. And yet, many of my most prized specimens have come from such hunts. I've had the pleasure of visiting a few of the more prominent Pennsylvanian sites to be had around Central Texas, but now that I'm back up North, I thought it would be prime time to check out a spot that many have put in good words about. Another local collector, @PaleoPastels, had also been dipping her toes in the Paleoz
  25. RuMert

    Companella (Proacirsa) struvii

    From the album: Late Jurassic gastropods of European Russia

    A rare Anoptychiidae or Gordenellidae gastropod. Moscow Oblast, Shchurovo quarry, Middle Oxfordian, tenuiserratum zone
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