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  1. keithsdayoff

    Huge Kalligramma? Found in Nevada

    first of its kind in NA? I don’t want to disclose much about the location found for now except that it was at a high elevation. It was a very “just by chance” way to find it after I got lost. I was not looking for fossils nor am I a fossil collecter. Have not showed photos to any expert.
  2. Hi everyone, My friend bough some of Daohugou fossils for his museum and he asking to help for the ID. The only information that we got these fossils came from Nei Mongols, China. So do you have any idea about these fossil pls help us. Thanks for reading 1.
  3. I bought this online and they have 100 percent positive feed back. I can return it if its fake. I was told by a local rock hound that if it has an insect in the amber its 99 times out of 100 fake. I don't have it yet its out of Lithuania and will not be here for a few weeks. I can do the salt water test and ultra violet test but wondered what you guys thought visually. Thanks. il_794xN.2807983782_6qbi.webp il_794xN.2855654925_ey8q.webp il_794xN.2855655027_qkaj.webp il_794xN.2855655185_inhf.webp il_794xN.2855655297_8c87.webp il_1140xN.2855654925_ey8q.webp il_1140xN.285565
  4. oilshale

    Insect non det.

    From the album: Invertebrates

    Insect non det. (Mecoptera or Scorpionfly?) Middle Jurassic Daohugou Nei Mongol China
  5. connorp

    Mazon Creek - Leaf or wing?

    Here's a new find from the I&M trip last weekend. The nodule was full of indeterminate plant fragments, and I almost tossed it until this one small bit (~1cm in length) caught my eye. Maybe a wing fragment or am I being hopeful? The texture is much different than what I've seen in plants, but that's a bit hard to capture in pictures. I can try to get better pictures tomorrow in the sun if needed. As usual, any thoughts are much appreciated.
  6. Here is an insect fossil I got lately. It is from the Liaoning province in China. I'll like to know what kind of insect this is. Thanks.
  7. yardrockpaleo

    Heteropteran Insect

    From the album: Florissant Insects

    Dorsal and Ventral sides of an unidentified Heteropteran insect. Poecilocapsis perhaps? Notice the long legs!
  8. yardrockpaleo

    Heteropteran Insect Dorsal

    From the album: Florissant Insects

    The Dorsal side of an unidentified Heteropteran insect. Poecilocapsis perhaps?
  9. yardrockpaleo

    Heteropteran Insect ventral

    From the album: Florissant Insects

    The Ventral Side of an Unidentified Heteropteran Insect. Poecilocapsis, perhaps?
  10. I just posted on some fake fossil insects out of China at a show. It seems only fair that I post on an inexpensive nice find I got at the show from the famous Daohugou site in inner Mongolia in China. They are sold as both positive and negative. Check it out. Just remarkable preservation.
  11. CryptoJY

    Dragonfly wing or helicopter seed

    From what I've read and pictures I've perused I'm pretty convinced that this is a helicopter seed. Anybody have some insight for me? The venation looks too . . . regular, soI'm undecided. My son found it. I hope the photo does it justice.
  12. Making the most of the last of my unplanned leave from work, I decided to make a trip to the Eocene Upper Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation in Colorado. Unfortunately, the road was not plowed and there was isolated patches of snow on the ground: I decided to walk the 5 miles to the site anyway through snow, slush and mud., although other parts seemed clear and pleasant Mostly, it looked like this though. I didn't count on the extra effort it takes to walk through hilly landscape with slush and mud, which made the walk seem longer than it wa
  13. yardrockpaleo

    Weird Florissant Shale thing

    Hey everyone, Asking about a piece of shale I just opened, there appears to be a little soft-bodied creature on it, however, it could just be an insect. The small piece measures exactly 1 and 3/8 of an inch. Is it a badly preserved beetle? Notice the small oval-shaped things lining the back. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
  14. 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
  15. Hollie Bird

    Green river material

    Hello everyone I'm currently cataloguing my fossil collection and have came across some green river fossils with no real ID. I would greatly appreciate any advice from the green river buffs out. First up are some insects. Both labeled as from the Parachute creek member in Garfield County. Size is around 1cm each.
  16. Top Trilo

    Florissant insects.

    Nothing has been said in the Colorado section for almost a year now so lets kick it back up. A little over a week ago I posted some pictures of florissant stuff in the I.D. section. I got a lot of good help and then for the ones we couldn't figure out I tried searching for some that are similar but there's not many different photos online from florissant. I was wondering if anyone could help or if someone knew the florissant formation really well.
  17. Wanted to share an usual fossil I self collected a long time ago from the Triassic of New Jersey that I can't really find images of elsewhere on here. This a fossilized large Gall wasp nest, took me awhile to figure this one out initially. I've seen fossils insects but its a pleasant suprise to see a fossilized insect nest.
  18. Hi eveyone I bought these fossil insects online a while ago now. Seller said they were from the crato formation in brazil. I would love to know peoples thoughts on them. Are these sort of insects generally 100% natural? Also how are they prepped? Thanks
  19. Mousehead

    Amber mystery inclusion

    Hey! I blindly bought a bunch of rough Dominican amber and found this thing dead center in a large piece. The main blob has bubbles in it so I thought it might just be a pocket full of air, but after looking at the microscope and seeing appendages I'm not so sure. Is this just a fluke or actually something? These are the best photos I could take – any ideas?
  20. Here's a collection of all the specimens from florissant i still need an I.D. for. This large leaf i need an I.D. for Small bug about 1 centimeter across Some sort of moth i have no clue what insect this is. Could this be a dragonfly wing about 2 centimeters long but still partially covered. Could this be a wing to the right of the leaf Last one some sort of flying bug. Plant and insect experts please help I know it may be
  21. Top Trilo

    Florissant I.Ds

    At Florissant Colorado (dated to the Eocene) my family and I found these fossils and I would like to I D them to know what I found. I didn’t have a 12 inch/30 centimeter ruler so I used my six inch to make a ruler on a piece of paper it is accurate I promise. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  22. paleo.nath

    Any ideas as to what this is?

    I’m not sure what this is, if anything it’s about 7/8 of an inch long. I’m not even sure if it is a fossil, or just maybe a torn leaf.
  23. I recently moved into a house with some friends on our university campus, and this nice cabinet was included right past the front door. So of course I had to put together a little museum! These are just the fossils I have on me at this time, but I’ll probably pick some more up to add next time I visit home or if I go on a hunt soon. I tried adding some fun blurbs with a couple that I felt had some really cool information hiding in them. If there’s any specific part you want to see, or if you have any fun suggestions, let me know!
  24. lone5wolf117

    Insect form burmite amber

    Hello does anyone know what insect could this be? Its form burmite amber
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