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  1. I have read that land worm fossil are extremely rare but how about marine worm fossils? Are marine worm fossils as rare as land worms and has anyone every seen photos or heard of a marine worm that might have a calcium-like outer shell?? Thanks
  2. Recently I’ve found some strange fossils from an area in Simi Valley (Southern California). I had thought there were only shells, but turns out there is vertebrate material! Among other fragments, I found a couple big whale vertebrae as well as this piece here that I am unsure about. I’ve seen some mentions of fossils from smaller marine mammals like dolphins and pinnipeds, maybe it’s one of those? Unfortunately there only one end present, so I’m not expecting to get anything too specific. The formation is about 5 million to 11 thousand years more. Hopefully I can get some more interesting things from that spot. Thanks!
  3. Fossil ID Requested, paleozoic reef

    Here is a limestone reef rock from Tucki Mountain in Death Valley. The strata is vertical. There was a band of reef rock several hundred feet across. Lots of crinoids but it's the sponge / archaeocyathan fossils that I'd like to know about. This is the first time I've done this, so I'm not sure how the answers arrive... Thanks very much! Dick
  4. San Diego ID

    This piece was found at the Del Mar Formation in San Diego. It looks like there might be a bone in the middle (see close up). I’m a complete novice at this, so any information is valuable. Do you think it might be bone?
  5. Hi, here is a bunch of tiny beauties from Texas (Lake Bridgeport). If somebody can help ID the gastropods at 1:40 and a crinoid at 4:20, it would be much appreciated.
  6. unknown in flint

    Found on a parking lot in southern Poland. The flints in the area can be either Late Jurassic or Late Cretaceous-Paleogene in age. The most common fossils are sponges, but ichnofossils, brachiopods, bivalves, echinoids, bryozoans and dasyclads also occur. Any idea on this one?
  7. Hi all I found this at Post Oak Creek in Sherman, TX, this weekend. I'm unsure of what it is--maybe part of a crustacean (quarter for reference). There are two "sockets" on either side of the flat portion. Any help with an ID would be much appreciated (a fossilized shrimp part has been floated). Thanks!
  8. Marine Fossil ID Request

    Fossil Forum folks have been a huge help to me so far. Here is another ID request for a fossil found recently in ORDOVICIAN limestone of SE Minnesota USA fH
  9. I've been lucky enough to get hold of halisaur skull fragments over the past few years! I'd like to start assembling them in to some sort of composite for display purposes within my collection! I would love to see any Halisaurus skulls you guys have? Especially bone layouts so I may identify where my bones fit! Thanks!
  10. I am nearly sure the top piece is Metacoceras. The middle is a clam, but what species? Perhaps Astartella concentrica? The bottom, what is that thing? 6477/6478 show it in detail. I find these a lot. Are they brachiopods? Not shown, but there is a horn coral on the back of the piece in a cross section.
  11. So, I have two more fossils (I think), that I could really use help with.... Both found in same location(s) and formation(s) as my prior posts. The first, looks like the impression of a mollusk/shell to me (about 3/4' in diameter) ??? The second, I cant even begin to guess as I would probably be wrong anyway. lol Its corkscrew in shape and about 3/4' long. It left a mirrored impression of itself on the opposing rock. Any thoughts???!!! Thanks in advance. :0)
  12. Algae anomaly

    Hello everyone, I had recievrd this as a part of set of many fossils a few years ago as a gif, it was labeled as an algae fossil and the piece is very interesting but I am not sure what it is and what the age could be, one side is very glossy while the other is partially so, the glossy side has very interesting coloration and I am unsure of what it could be a mineral or a part of the fossil, the other side has some staining which could also be the fossil I am really not sure but another very unique thing about this is that y the side of the rock has almost a fiberous look with lines running up the specimen. The ruler provided is in inches, Thank you very much.
  13. deep sclerochronology

    robiproufliersclerogeochemDSRDSRII2014.pdf The geochemistry of deep-sea coral skeletons: A review of vital effects and applications for palaeoceanography Laura F. Robinson, Jess F. Adkins , Norbert Frank , Alexander C. Gagnon ,Nancy G. Prouty , E. Brendan Roark , Tina van de Flierdt Deep Sea Research 99,2013
  14. I am going to start adding some images of my favorite finds which I call Collection Pieces. Identifications range from maybe, probably to most likely. I've only started to seriously collect over the past year. I've spent a great deal of time studying and learning Geology, as a hobby. I am located in Western Pennsylvania. At first, a map of the area. Anything in bright yellow is the Glenshaw Formation. The Ames Limestone layer exists between the Glenshaw and the Casselman Formations, which is the Orange color on the map. I have yet to explore the Ames Limestone, so I've only found fossils that exist in the marine zones below the Ames. Second and Third, are Metacoceras. The Fourth photo is of another Metacoceras. The id is slightly less likely as I can only see a few of the rounded spines. But I'm pretty sure it is one. Coming up next is a Mooreoceras that I found just this past weekend. I maintain everything on a website, that is listed in my profile. Thank you! Clint
  15. unknown

    Ordovician or Silurian. Pleistocene erratic boulder. Central Poland. Black, shelly object + nicely ornamented mould, which may or may not belong to the same fossil. As always - sorry for the unpreped state + poor photos. So far, I considered: Leptaena fragment, trilobite sclerite, or Catenipora in side view. Any ideas?
  16. Marine coprolites? Maybe?

    Hello, I find a lot of what I believe to be marine fossils from the Cretaceous period on my land up in Grayson County, North Texas, but I am not certain what kind of fossils they are. Here are pictures of what I think are coprolites? Thank you in advance for your help in identification.
  17. Nice fossil tentacle but from what?

    I recently acquired this very lovely fossil tentacle with amazing color and nicely prepped. I just cannot figure out from what specimen this could be from, or even if it is real. I believe it is legit because it has some crystallized aspects and if it's fake it is a very good one!
  18. benthic ecology

    ZU IVO GALLMETZER, ALEXANDRA HASELMAIR, ADAM TOMASOVYCH, ANNA-KATHARINA MAUTNER, SARA-MARIA SCHNEDL,DANIELE CASSIN, ROBERTO ZONTA, AND MARTIN ZUSCHIN TRACING ORIGIN AND COLLAPSE OF HOLOCENE BENTHIC BASELINE COMMUNITIES IN THE NORTHERN ADRIATIC SEA PALAIOS*,2019,v.34 *yes,you read that correctly >>>>>>>>monumentally interesting<<<<<<<<<<<<
  19. Real Stumper

    Okay, I concede early on that this may be abiotic, but I just have this gut feeling that it's not an accidental pattern. I found this on the banks of the Potomac River in Virginia. The geology there is mostly early to mid-Miocene clays with a Pleistocene terrestrial bog iron layer on top of 40 to 80 ft cliffs overlooking the river. All fossil-bearing. This looks like clay, but I'm not positive that it is from the Miocene layers. There is a row of tiny lumps all about the same ship and almost in a contiguous line. One is just a little offset.
  20. Fun day with the wifey and some nice finds
  21. I collected with @ rwise in the Goodland Limestone, Lower Cretaceous of Cooke County Texas today. I found this semi-circular fossil that may be a burrow. Looking closer at the large end there was a dotted line, lower left. Closer... Closer... Closer... That's a mm scale and this is the best my camera will do close-in... Any ideas?
  22. Mosasaur Teeth?

    I bought these at a Rock Shop in or near Moab Utah. Pretty sure the dude said they were from around there. What do you guys think?
  23. Orthoceras?

    Was given to me as a gift. Not sure where from.
  24. Ammonite or Nautiloid?

    I was given this as a gift as a child. I gave the other half to a friend some time ago. Here Are the Pictures my dudes:
  25. Unknown Impression?

    Im really not sure what this could be. It was found yesterday in 2 million year old fransician muds at Centerville. Im thinking some sort of plant impression. Or maybe a fragmentary piece of sand dollar which are known from this locality aswell.
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