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Pseudogygites posted a topic in Fossil IDHi again everyone! I have a small fossil from a unit of lacustrine laminated silt from here in Saskatoon from the very late Pleistocene or early Holocene. The unit directly overlays a unit of till from the Wisconsinan glaciation. The unit contains carbonized plants stems, some of which are filled with wood boring beetle larva frass, diatoms, and burrows similar to Cruziana. In one of these hollowed-out burrows, I found this fossil, which is approximately 0.5 mm in length. It is composed of many extremely small carbonized plant fragments, all arranged horizontally from longest to shortest. I ha
Fossil Insects from the Eocene Florissant Fossil Beds (Teller Co, Colorado)
Opabinia Blues posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionBeing a Colorado native, I have taken multiple trips to the public-access Florissant Fossil Quarry located near Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in Florissant, Teller County, Colorado. This quarry provides fossil collectors fantastic access to the shale layers of the Florissant Formation, a late Eocene (Priabonian, ~34 million years old give or take) lagerstatte known for its diverse fauna of fossil insects, in addition to plants, gastropods, and very rarely vertebrates. Most fossils occur in very thinly laminated ashy grey shales. Other lithologies present include well-sorted tan cour
Plant and Insect Fossil Finds From Florissant Fossil Quarry ( Colorado )
Samurai posted a topic in Fossil IDLocation: Colorado Time: Late Eocene Epoch Formation: Florissant Formation Hello! I had the fortunate opportunity to visit the famous Florissant Fossil Quarry in Colorado and was able to collect some amazing stuff before the rain ended our class fossil hunting ventures. Nevertheless I have at least 3 insects that I was hoping I could ask for identifications on for here! I also added some of my plant fossil finds if anyone can recognize those too it would be great! Found this little fly guy Mosquito? or something else?
Petrified wood with grubs
Jk visitor posted a topic in Fossil IDAround 40 years ago my dad dug up this fossil, he worked in construction so it was likely not in the original location but perhaps in an old garden or waste pit. As a child I broke off the large grub, sorry! I was trying to get a closer look. Just wondered where this might have originated, what the insects were and what type of stone now inhabits their bodies, is it quartz? Found in England (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire area)
Douglas Pass, CO. Green River Fm Larvae
Tony G. posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsWent up to Douglas Pass, Colorado today for a hike with my wife. I have always hunted for fossils at the Radar Dome location. Today we decided to scout around for another location to collect. Hiked up a very steep hill to a shale exposure and found this larvae after only 1 minute of looking. We had not come prepared today to collect anything. Will probably head back up next weekend. The larvae is approx 2.25 cm across. There are also some parts of other larvae on the piece.
plant or insect?
kebbiet posted a topic in Member CollectionsI found this on a rock pile on an upstate (Palmyra area) New York farm. Glacial drumlins run north south. I have no training or experience infossil id but my biology background sees a nut/seed pod or a larvae/cocoon. Teardrop on one end and attachment? on the other. Can you help me id this?
Tony G. posted a gallery image in Members Gallery
From the album: Green River Formation. Parachute Creek Member. Douglas Pass, ColoradoLarvae from Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation. Douglas Pass, Colorado.