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  1. Jeffrey P

    More Leptaena Brachiopods

    From the album: Lower Devonian

    Leptaena rhombonatis (brachiopods) Lower Devonian Kalkberg Formation Helderberg Group Leesville, NY
  2. Fossildude19

    Tentaculites sp.

    From the album: Fossildude's Finds

    Tentaculites (preserved in silica) Lower Devonian, Glenerie Limestone Tristates Group Route 9W road cut, Glenerie, NY. 2.7 cm.

    © 2022 T. Jones

  3. On Tuesday this week, myself and some of my family spontaneously decided to get out and drive to some interesting places in New York state to enjoy the day. We visited some beautiful locations like these two waterfalls: On our journey, we ended up around Gilboa, which is the location where one of the earliest known fossil forests was discovered with amazing plant and animal life, some of these fossils are exhibited outside near the town hall. This, being one of the many locations I had wanted to visit for years, was an opportunity I could not pass up, so while driving th
  4. paleoflor

    Lower Devonian plant

    L.S., Hope someone on TFF can help me with the identification of a plant fragment from the Lower Devonian (Pragian) of the Belgian Ardennes. The specimen in question consists of a 17 mm-long, 12 mm-wide oval-shaped body, which is seemingly covered in equant scales (though this could also be an artefact of the surface preservation) and has curved spine-like protrusions (see right hand-side of specimen in first two photographs). The detailed structure of the specimen is quite difficult to capture, so I added four photographs taken under different lighting conditions. Hope this is eno
  5. grg1109

    plant material

    I found this plant material in Union Springs, NY...at the conjuntion of Lower Devonian/Upper Silurian. Along with this was found...ugh, can't remember the name. Remind me of bean sprouts...I think starts with a "C". Is there enough to identify? Thanks Greg
  6. Fossildude19

    Platyceras nodosum gastropod

    From the album: Fossildude's Finds

    Platyceras nodosum. Lower Devonian Glenerie Limestone Tristates Group Glenerie, NY.

    © 2021 Tim Jones

  7. Was visiting a quarry in NW Ohio two weeks ago, and came across this gastropod. It's about 2" X 1.5" Had to do some research to identify it. Saw that not too many Platyceras dumosums have been discussed/presented on TFF. It's completely pyritized. Inside and out Here's a drawing of how they're thought to have looked Another view It also has some non-pyritized bryozoans (I think?) attached to the coil. How does this occur?
  8. Nautiloid

    Moroccan Scutellid trilobite

    From the album: Purchased Fossils

    Platyscutellum sp. Lower Devonian Morocco

    © Owen Yonkin 2021

  9. From the album: Lower Devonian Helderberg Group in Eastern NY

    Dalmanitid pygidium, possibly Odontochile micrurus Lower Devonian Helderberg Group Coeymans Formation

    © Owen Yonkin 2021

  10. Hello all! I’ve been going through some of my fossils from the New Scotland Formation and I stumbled upon this intriguing little piece. It’s about a centimeter wide and seems to be separated in the middle, almost like two connected plates of some kind. I’ve got a decent collection from this formation and I’ve never seen anything like this. Hopefully somebody on here can help me out. Thanks for looking!!
  11. Hello everyone! I have recently purchased this skull roof from an actinolepid placoderm from the lower Devonian of Ukraine, The fossil was labelled as Kujdanowiaspis, but there is also a closely related genus found there called Erikaspis. I have been looking at several papers to try and see what distinguishes the two and if it is possible to tell what mine is but right now I am not sure. Any help identifying the genus and even species if possible would be great, Thank you
  12. Hi all! After reading about @Kane's autumn trip to Ontario's Formosa Reef (Amherstburg Formation, Lower Devonian), I was inspired to find it and check it out myself. With the help of Ludvigsen's 1986 paper entitled "Reef trilobites from the Formosa Limestone (Lower Devonian) of southern Ontario," along with Google Maps' Satellite View, I was able to locate the reef, so Viola and I made the 2-hour drive yesterday to search the site for some new fossils. Here's Viola standing atop the reef: This was my first find of the day - a rock with a brachiopod AN
  13. Hi all! Yesterday I visited Formosa Reef here in Ontario (Amherstburg Formation, Lower Devonian), and I found these weird circular imprints on a few rocks - does anyone know what they are? @Kane Thanks a bunch! Monica photo with ruler for scale: close up photos:
  14. Hello everyone! I wanted to share some good news with you all... On Monday, March 16, 2020, I visited "Formosa Reef" in Ontario (Amherstburg Formation, Lower Devonian) for a little fossil hunt. One of the rocks that I found at the site had a trilobite piece that @piranha identified as the hypostome belonging to the trilobite Acanthopyge contusa. When I asked him if he knew of any museum/researcher who might be interested in my specimen, he suggested that I contact the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), and so I did. First, I emailed David Rudkin, and this is what
  15. grg1109


    I've found this Brachiopod but having a difficult time trying to identify it. It looks like "Anastrophia verneuili". However, I found it above the Lower Devonian which it is supposed to come from.
  16. Nautiloid

    Kosovopeltis free cheek

    From the album: Lower Devonian Helderberg Group in Eastern NY

    Kosovopeltis pompilius Lower Devonian Helderberg Gr. Kalkberg Fm. Rickard Hill Roadcut Schoharie, New York Collected 5/31/20
  17. I know this trip happened a while ago, but I’ve been pretty busy as of late finishing up the school year and such and haven’t had a chance to make a trip report. Hopefully y’all find this interesting.
  18. From the album: Lower Devonian Helderberg Group in Eastern NY

    Ancillotoechia acutiplicata Lower Devonian Helderberg Gr. Kalkberg Fm. Rickard Hill Roadcut Schoharie, New York Collected 5/31/20
  19. From the album: Lower Devonian Helderberg Group in Eastern NY

    Howellella cycloptera Lower Devonian Helderberg Gr. Kalkberg Fm. Rickard Hill Roadcut Schoharie, New York Collected 5/31/20
  20. Nautiloid

    Meristella from the Kalkberg Formation

    From the album: Lower Devonian Helderberg Group in Eastern NY

    Meristella princeps Lower Devonian Helderberg Gr. Kalkberg Fm. Rickard Hill Roadcut Schoharie, New York Collected 5/31/20
  21. From the album: Lower Devonian Helderberg Group in Eastern NY

    Discomyorthis oblata Lower Devonian Helderberg Gr. Kalkberg Fm. Rickard Hill Roadcut Schoharie, New York Collected 5/31/20
  22. Nautiloid

    Platyceras from the Kalkberg Formation

    From the album: Lower Devonian Helderberg Group in Eastern NY

    Platyceras spirale Lower Devonian Helderberg Gr. Kalkberg Fm. Rickard Hill Roadcut Schoharie, New York Collected 5/31/20
  23. Gastropods: Diaphorostoma depressum Platyceras spirale? Tremanotus profundus (very flattened specimen).
  24. I’m almost done prepping this gastropod I found a couple weeks ago at the roadcut along Rickard Hill Rd. in Schoharie, NY, but I am unsure of the species. It is from the Lower Devonian Kalkberg formation.
  25. I found this fossil last weekend at the road cut along Rickard Hill Road in Schoharie, New York. It is from the Lower Devonian Kalkberg formation. The surface has no texture at all. The fossil has a thickness of about 1mm. Originally I thought it was less than 2 inches long and wide but I was able to prep out the rest of the fossil due to the softness of the matrix. It is about 3 inches wide and long.
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