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  1. koscojo

    Fossilized Tooth or Horn Coral?

    Found: Northwest Missouri (Nodaway County)
  2. Hardly anybody ever talks about the Cambrian fossils of the southern midcontinent (USA). They're super-underappreciated. Show us what you've got! Here's one to start us off: Thorax and pygidium of a trilobite, possibly Orygmaspis, typically referred to as "Orygmaspis cf. Orygmaspis llanoensis" but probably a different species altogether. Note the two pairs of macropleural spines marking the final thoracic segments. Davis Formation (late Cambrian: Furongian), south side of Highway 8, St. François County, Missouri.
  3. andoran

    Coral Fossil Pair ID

    I am brand new to the site, though I've been using information from it for awhile to help me prepare a Petoskey Stone presentation for my rock and mineral club. I am a novice and have just joined and started collecting. I graduated high school from Petoskey, so I thought I would start with Petoskey Stones. I no longer live in Michigan, so have been collecting specimens online for my presentation. I have a ton of Petoskey Stones. I am now collecting Hexagonaria from other locations and other corals, especially Rugose corals, that may be confused (either intentionally or not) with Petoskey
  4. From the album: Chondrichthyan Teeth From The Pennsylvanian Period

    hello! I come across these missing teeth every so often, likewise to some of the teeth I have in this album. Hopefully I will be able to find more specimens near in the future!
  5. Location: Missouri Period: Pennsylvanian Formation: Iola Limestone (Muncie Creek Shale Member or Raytown limestone member) Hello! I happened to take a trip to my usual fossil hunting spots in search of another tooth that was stuck in a rock I planned to dig out but found this delicate one before it and took it home. Sadly this was missing most of its pieces but I thought it could be identified. I couldn't really think of anything it most resembles as it does not look like my Campodus teeth or Petalodus teeth. That's mostly why I posted it here but it very well coul
  6. curatorcoulter

    Mudlarking the Meramec River in Missouri!

    Hi everybody, I'm a neophyte to the geological realm (especially regarding paleontology), but I thought I'd share some finds on the forum. In Layman's terms, I found some clams, possibly some coral, and (...wait I know this one) Crinoids! Any possible fossil ID would be great, happy to be here, and glad to join a community with similar interests! All items below were found within 100-200 yards of each-other on the Meramec river just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. 1) 2) 3) 4)
  7. Location: Missouri Period: Pennsylvanian Formation: Iola Limestone (Muncie Creek Shale Member) Hello! I have found similar pieces to this nodule below and I was wondering if this was a piece of exoskeleton from some assorted shrimp or some other crustacean/animal. Most of these pieces I find I assumed to be chert or very coprolitic in nature but the more visible "structure" in this specimen leads me to believe otherwise. My best guess is that this is a piece of crustacean and I hope that this piece will be recognizable by someone. I will say shrimp has been f
  8. Location: Missouri Period: Pennsylvanian Formation: Iola Limestone (Muncie Creek Shale Member) Hello! I have happened to come across a strange structure while attempting to retrieve a fossil from a limestone rock. While breaking the stone around this nodule the force was enough to separate 2/3rds of the fossil leaving the other section still in a massive slab of limestone that will need more time to dig out Nevertheless here is the structure in question Rotated: 1 of the 2 pieces I was abl
  9. New Species of Dinosaur Uncovered in Missouri May Lead to More Fossils Being Found in Area by Ayumi Davis, Newsweek, November 29, 2021 Bryan, J.R., Frederick, D.L., Schwimmer, D.R. and Siesser, W.G., 1991. First dinosaur record from Tennessee: A Campanian hadrosaur. Journal of Paleontology, 65(4), pp.696-697. More papers from David R Schwimmer, Columbus State University Yours, Paul H.
  10. Just a note that James Cullison's 1944 monograph on the rocks and fauna of the upper Lower Ordovician of Missouri and Arkansas is now freely available for download or perusal at https://archive.org/details/paper-cullison-1944-the-stratigraphy-of-some-lower-ordovician-formations-of-the This publication has always been devilishly tough to get a hold of. A nice systematic paleontology section deals with the many gastropods and other mollusks as well as the less diverse brachiopods, trilobites, and sponges. The monograph covers the following formations as currently accepted in Missour
  11. Location: Missouri Formation: Muncie Creek Shale Time Period: Pennsylvanian I have found many things in the phosphatic nodules from the Muncie Creek Shale formation ranging from scales, bones, coprolites and in some cases braincases or skull material however I have found very little of braincases and I was curious if someone could identify what they either belong to or in case of specimen #1 if it is indeed a braincase I was also wondering if someone could possibly link me to some material relating to Pennsylvanian period braincases as It
  12. Samurai

    Nautiloid in phosphatic nodule

    Location: Missouri Period: Pennsylvanian Formation: Iola Limestone (Muncie Creek Shale Member) (MO) hello! this is my first nautiloid in a phosphatic nodule from this locality and unfortunately the split wasn't desirable, nevertheless you can see the inside beauty of this specimen I know the genus Prouddenites have been found in these phosphatic nodules as the user Missourian happened to have a post from a couple years back showing his specimen the only issue is with mine its harder to see what it is since the outer shell isn't that v
  13. From the album: Missouri Ammonites and Nautiloids

    Here are some more detailed/more lit up areas of the shell and the other half other half
  14. Hi, I'm looking for help locating a plate that seems to be inexplicably missing from the online version of a classic trilobite paper. The plate I'm seeking is PLATE XXVI (26) from Lehi Hintze's 1952 paper Lower Ordovician trilobites from western Utah and eastern Nevada. Utah Geological and Mineralogical Survey Bulletin 48: 249 p. The only online version I've found, which seems to be missing plate XXVI, is here: https://ugspub.nr.utah.gov/publications/bulletins/b-48.pdf If anyone has access to a paper copy and can post a scan of PLATE XXVI (26) here
  15. All of these are from the Winterset Limestone Formation and dated to the Pennsylvanian period Found in Missouri I found this in a rock that was completely covered in these structures and had many layers to them Here are a few I decided to take home with me Natural color in daylight (measurements are in the last photo of this specimen): Specimen #2
  16. Hello! I happened to stumble across multiple seed fossils while fossil hunting recently looking for ferns and I decided i had enough seed pod mysteries to create this thread in hopes for identification Location: Missouri Time period: Pennsylvanian Formation: Upper Winterset Limestone Specimen #1 I would say this one is the most detailed plant seed fossil i have found so far ( Roughly 4.2mm) You can see the outline a bit better in the photo above Specimen #2 more rounder in shape (roughly 7mm)
  17. From the album: Missouri Plant Fossils

    I was recently contacted by a specialist who is studying Neuropteris lindahli and identified this section as most certainly being another piece, I have another section here which he identified as another Neuropteris Lindahli mislabeled as Pecopteris.
  18. Hi Everyone, I’d like to share a few posts on the shales I’ve been hunting recently in Kansas City, Missouri. Long story short – my neighbor is digging a ‘pond’ to China. He has massive equipment from his business and so far he’s dug through about 35 feet (~10.6 M) of material. My land matches his where the dam to the pond is and I saw shale in it which really surprised me since I’ve never found shale on my property. Even in the creeks and gullies. I would also like to say that I have been really inspired by the posts from @connorp and @deutscheben about the shale they find in Illinois
  19. Some day I'll bring the two home. But I don't feel like carrying them out one at a time.
  20. Missmissy

    Fossilized imprint scales Missouri?

    Can anyone help me out with this one, found on broken large shelf in seep spring run lighter lines are raised but middle of imprint is recessed with a slight stippled texture...each "square" is roughly 2"×2"....ideas???
  21. Traveling from Minnesota to Texas next week Take I35-W down and roughly following the Mississippi back up. Any recommendations for fossil or paleo related Museums to visit or fossil hunting trips/locales along this loop? I am mostly interested in vertebrate fossil hunting but would really be up for any good suggestions.
  22. Rypick

    Petrified Wood, or Imposter?

    Wanted an opinion on whether this is petrified wood or just a rock doing a clever impersonation. I found it in my in-laws' landscape rock at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Obviously, I have no idea if it originated from that area.
  23. I'm seeking this obscure but important paper on Pennsylvanian floras. If you have access to a copy, please consider sharing it. Thanks! BODE, H., 1958: "Die floristische Gliederung des Oberkarbons der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika." ("Floristic subdivision of upper Carboniferous age rocks in North America") Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft, Band 110, Heft 2, p. 217 - 259. DOI: 10.1127/zdgg/110/1958/217
  24. TKE

    Fossil ID

    Looking for help to ID this rock or fossil? Found in the Meramc River in Missouri. Thanks!
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