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Found 30 results

  1. Mazon Identification Help Request

    Hi all, I have been having some trouble with this specimen. It came from a large collection of Mazon pieces I purchased a number of years back from collector Ron Brandt of Normal, Illinois, who self-collected and also purchased several extensive collections from others. Originally it was identified by someone (too far in the past) as an egg sac of some sort, but after some discussion with someone I would consider an expert, a fellow named Dan Damrow, who some of you may know, some doubt has been cast on that identification. I would be interested in any comments or insights you may have. Thanks, Paul
  2. Mazon ID Assistance - No.5 egg case?

    I have a Palaeoxyris that is significantly larger than this specimen. Is this a Palaeoxyris, and why would there be such a discrepancy in size between specimens?
  3. I Lied

    Sorry, I forgot about this one. If I post another within two weeks, I promise to distribute my entire Mazon collection among you all. Offer void in the United States and other countries. I think I know what this is, as I see a similar image of one in an RCFossils album. But just to double check, this is what I believe it to be: Mamayocaris Jaskowskii.
  4. Mazon Uncertains - 7 ?

    What I first thought to be a Cyclus, after photographing with shadows, looks kind of like a jellyfish (Reticulomedusa?).
  5. Mazon Uncertains - 9 ?

    The first and last ever discovered baby bottlenose dolphin to be found at Mazon Creek! How lucky am I? Not a clue.
  6. Mazon Uncertains - 4 ?

    I think I see body structures here, but I'm at a loss.
  7. Mazon Uncertains - 3 shrimp

    Another Acanthotelson Stimpsoni ?
  8. Mazon Uncertains - 1 jellyfish?

    This looks very similar to one I posted yesterday, but this one has a very defined outline. My guess would be Essexella jellyfish, or possibly coprolite. It's a little bugger.
  9. Mazon Uncertains - 2 worm?

    This could be a leaf of some sort, but if so, I don't think it would be typical of Mazon fossils, so I'm inclined to suggest a worm.
  10. Mazon Uncertains - 10 ?

    Are these leaves or wood, or nothing at all?
  11. Mazon Uncertains - 5 shrimp?

    I always thought this was the digestive tract of a worm, but after taking the pictures, I'm fairly convinced that it's a shrimp of some sort.
  12. Mazon ID Assistance - No.6 ?

    I'm doubting my initial thought that this is a leaf impression. It very much resembles some bark imprint images I have seen, but some of the other visual characteristics are misleading. Any thoughts?
  13. I'm thinking that this is probably Didontogaster.
  14. Mazon ID Assistance - No.7

    I have not seen any definitive images of leaves of this exact shape and pattern yet. The closest I can find is one of RCFossils images: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/image/11888-alethopteris-serli-rcmc0058ajpg/&browse=1 Do you think it's the same?
  15. I know I've seen images of this type of creature before, with the obvious oval structure, I think, being a mouth.
  16. My guess: Acanthotelson Stimpsoni
  17. Possibly Paucijaculum samamithion?
  18. Mazon ID Assistance - No. 10

    No idea. Or even if it is a fossil!
  19. Mazon Help - Number nine: Tully?

    I've narrowed it down to two incorrect identifications: Tullimonstrum or Nemavermes Mackeei.
  20. Mazon Help - Number eight: ?

    Don't have a good guess for this one. Are those eyes I'm seeing, or some other body part? Or is it fauna at all?
  21. Mazon Help - Number ten: worm

    Sorry, so small and dark it was difficult to photograph. Worm of some sort?
  22. Mazon Help - Number two: worm?

    Worm? Possibly Esconites Zelus or Achistrum?
  23. Mazon Help - Number five: fish?

    I'm holding out hope that this is a fish, but can't point to any specific characteristic that gives me that hope.
  24. Mazon Help - Number six: jellyfish

    Probably Essexella asherae, but wishing it were Lascoa Mesostaurata.
  25. Mazon Help - Number four: ?

    I am unsure if this is plant or animal.
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