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Stichocorys delemontensis (Miocene) like fossil from Oligocene
OregonFossil posted a topic in Micro-paleontologyLooking on the web for ID, I found Stichocorys delemontensis which is a Miocene animal, while this specimen is from the Pittsburg Bluff which is Oligocene. Shape is similar I think. Again this are from a 5 mpx camera and this is about as good as the image gets @ 800X. subject is almost centered in image.
Fossil inhabiting Tabulate coral from Middle Tennessee
Gregcohen posted a topic in Fossil IDI found a strange little critter in a chunk of Tabulate coral from the Nashville area when I was cleaning it. Most fossils from the area are 438-458 million years old. Any idea what would inhabit tabulate coral? I also included some other areas of the 20 pound chunk of silicified Tabulate corals. They vary in direction and over lay each other in various directions. I added more addition pieces to show high silicification and types in the area. The little critter is about 5mm across the dome.
Revisiting Spergen Hill, Indiana And Some Of Its Mississippian Micro-Fossils
dshamilla posted a topic in Micro-paleontologyThis is my first "new topic" post to the FF, so I hope I'm doing this correctly. If you have a microscope or equivalent and a current or potential interest in micro-fossils, you might enjoy collecting at the following historic locality: Mississippian Salem Limestone, about 5 miles east of Salem, Indiana off Rt. 160; Spergen (Spurgeon) Hill, railroad cut (Manon RR) paralleling S. Harristown Rd, 0.75 mi north of Rt. 160; south end of Trackside Road; approximately 140 meters S of Harristown, Washington Co., Indiana; diminuitive fauna; Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates: 16S 585024.
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digit posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionStill fossil hunting indoors during the summer (and the pandemic) amusing myself (and helping the FLMNH) by picking through micro-matrix from the Montbrook dig site in Florida. I've made some other posts featuring the interesting micros I've been finding to try to share a bit of the world of micro-fossils with a wider audience (Florida has more than megalodon teeth). I was picking through a sample of Montbrook micro-matrix. It was collected back in 2018 and was subsequently washed, dried, and sat in a zip-top bag for years awaiting someone to spend about a dozen hours picking thro
digit posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionNo, not named for the famous dive/snorkel spot in Grand Cayman where tourists can interact (usually quite safely) with swarms of Southern Stingrays but instead referring to the abundance of Dasyatis sp. teeth from the Montbrook fossil site in north-central Florida. While this site is a treasure trove of fossil material providing huge numbers of specimens of turtles as well as other creatures like alligators, gomphotheres, tapirs, peccaries, llamas, and ever an early saber-toothed cat, many taxa on the faunal list are only known from micro-fossils. In addition to valuable and scarce fossil rema
Tiny Treasure from Cookiecutter Creek
digit posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionI've spent a little time today picking through some very fine micro-matrix from Cookiecutter Creek. This is material that was caught by my 1/20" sifting screen and is so small that I have to use my camera-microscope to see things clearly. I'm searching for some of the rarer micro-fossils that occur in this creek (and actually make Cookiecutter Shark teeth seem common. Just came across what is probably the smallest Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius triangulus) tooth I think I've ever found. It's one of the posterior teeth from the lower right side. Posterior teeth are smaller and t
Micro-fossil (tooth?) Lower Oxford Clay, Callovian
jacob posted a topic in Fossil IDHello all, As part of my dissertation I have been sifting for micro-fossils using Braiser's (1980) white spirt method. The samples have yielded a range of micro-fossils, most of which I have been able to identify. However, this has stumped me. I believe it to be a tooth/toothplate from a fish, the enamel texture is similar to tooth textures I have seen before, though I cannot identify the species or if it is one. Any help or advice with this would be greatly appreciated! Cheers, Jacob.
Odd little micro shark tooth from Little Payne Creek, FL
digit posted a topic in Fossil IDThis morning I finished picking through some collections of micro-matrix I made earlier this year for a project I was working on. I was lucky enough to be able to meet-up with Jack, @Shellseeker to visit a collecting spot on Little Payne Creek where I was able to collect a nice bucket of micro-matrix. The fossils in this feeder creek to the Peace River often exhibit much nicer coloration than the grayscale fossils found in the Peace River itself. I came across a tiny shark tooth (8.5 mm x 5.5 mm) that has me stumped as I've not seen anything quite like it before while micro-matrix picking. You