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dalmayshun posted a topic in Fossil IDI thought this 6" split was an interesting conglomerate of various barchipods and others impressions from a drift pile near Newberry, MI. About the only impressions it lacks are a good trilobite impression, (though there is a softly pressed one on the other side) and graptolites. I don't know what any of these are, but they are pretty common in my splits... the little #3 image has brothers in almost every split ranging from 1/2 Inch long to 8 inches long ( longest one I have found there. ) such a cool degrading hill. Everyyear I go, more rocks have tumbled out of the hillside , waiting to be
I have several pieces similar to this from a drift hill near Newberry, UP, Michigan. I have been told it is Collingswood?, and found very nice pseudogygites impressions there, none whole however, just adding that for the location. At any rate, I have been trying to figure out what these orthocones are. I have several layered from various rocks which are quite small...little cone shaped impressions from 1/2 " to these. all of them are flattened, with that distinctive crush mark down the middle, where the oval part collapsed. My reason for this post, other than still being curious as to what the
While browsing the Dinosaur Mailing List, I came upon a news article regarding Dystrophaeus: http://fox13now.com/2014/08/28/skeleton-of-dinosaur-first-unearthed-155-years-ago-now-being-excavated/ With respect to the discovery of Dystrophaeus in 1859, it is noteworthy that the discoverer, John Newberry, couldn't excavate the whole skeleton of this species because of the difficult terrain, but at least was able to recover some bones, all from the forelimb and scapular regions, and loan them to the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Now the Dystrophaeus Project crew has