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  1. Anyone know what these are from?

    Found at a quarry in Eastern Ontario. We chiseled it from the rock at the quarry. Not sure what it is, we think it looks like teeth but we have no idea what from. Any help would be great
  2. Found in northern Ontario Canada in limestone
  3. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since May 6, 2018. Canada Faunas and Localities Alberta Alberta - Devonian Meijer Drees, N.C., et al. (2002). Lithostratigraphy, Sedimentology, Paleontology, Organic Petrology, and Organic Geochemistry of the Middle Devonian Ashern, Winnipegosis, and Eyot Formations in East-Central Alberta and West-Central Saskatchewan. Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 572. Alberta - Jurassic Frebold, H. (1966). Upper Pliensbachian Beds in the Fernie Group of Alberta. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 66-27. Martindale, R.C., et al. (2017). A new Early Jurassic (ca. 183 Ma) fossil Lagerstätte from Ya Ha Tinda, Alberta, Canada. The Geological Society of America, open access. (Thanks to Oxytropidoceras for finding this one!) Martindale, R.C., et al. (2017). Supplementary Data to "A new Early Jurassic fossil Lagerstätte from Ya Ha Tinda, Canada (~183 Ma)" - GSA Data Repository 2017066. Alberta - Cretaceous Brinkman, D.B. and A.G. Neuman (2002). Teleost Centra from Uppermost Judith River Group (Dinosaur Park Formation, Campanian) of Alberta, Canada. J.Paleont., 76(1). Brinkman, D.B., et al. (2004). Vertebrate palaeocommunities of the lower Judith River Group (Campanian) of southeastern Alberta, Canada, as interpreted from vertebrate microfossil assemblages. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 213. Cullen, T.M., et al. (2016). A vertebrate microsite from a marine-terrestrial transition in the Foremost Formation (Campanian) of Alberta, Canada, and the use of faunal assemblage data as a paleoenvironmental indicator. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 444. Dalzell, M.T.J. (2007). Correlated Biostratigraphy and Palaeoecology of Microplankton from the Bearpaw Formation (Campanian-Maastrichtian) of Alberta, Canada. Masters Thesis - University of Saskatchewan. Dodson, P. (1983). A Faunal Review of the Judith River (Oldman) Formation, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta. The Mosasaur, Vol.1. Eberth, D.A. (2010). A Revised Stratigraphic Architecture and History for the Horseshoe Canyon Formation (Upper Cretaceous) , Southern Alberta Plains. GeoCanada 2010 - Working with the Earth. Fanti, F. and T. Miyashita (2009). A high latitude vertebrate fossil assemblage from the Late Cretaceous of west-central Alberta, Canada: evidence for dinosaur nesting and vertebrate latitudinal gradient. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 275. Lavigne, J.M. (1999). Aspects of Marginal Marine Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Ichnology of the Upper Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon Formation, Drumheller, Alberta. Masters Thesis - University of Alberta. (158 pages) Lillegraven, J.A. (1969). Latest Cretaceous Mammals of Upper Part of Edmonton Formation of Alberta, Canada, and Review of Marsupial-Placental Dichotomy in Mammalian Evolution. The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, Article 50 (Vertebrata 12). Mellon, G.B. (1967). Stratigraphy and Petrology of the Lower Cretaceous Blairmore and Manville Groups, Alberta Foothills and Plains. Research Council of Alberta, Bulletin 21. Mychaluk, K.A., A.A. Levinson and R.L. Hall (2001). Ammolite: Iridescent Fossilized Ammonite from Southern Alberta, Canada. Gems and Gemology, Vol.37, Number 1. Nielsen, K.S., et al. (2008). 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British Columbia - Cretaceous Haggart, J.W., et al. (2009). Molluscan biostratigraphy and paleomagnetism of Campanian strata, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia: implications for Pacific coast North America biochronology. Cretaceous Research, 30. Plint, A.G. (1996). Marine and non-marine systems tracts in fourth-order sequences in the Early-Middle Cenomanian, Dunvegan Alloformation, northeastern British Columbia, Canada. In: High Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy: Innovations and Applications. Howell, J.A. and J.F Aitken (eds.), Geological Society Special Publication Number 104. British Columbia - Eocene Archibald, S.B., et al. (2011). Great Canadian Lagerstätten 1. Early Eocene Lagerstätten of the Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia and Washington State). Geoscience Canada, Vol.38, Number 4. Archibald, S.B., et al. (2010). Lagerstätten of the Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia and Washington): emergent communities in Early Eocene climates. 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  4. Just got back from Brechin and had a lovely time collecting with TFF members Malcomt and Ludwigia. Managed a pretty decent haul for my first time up there, and definitely my thanks to Malcolm who is a real veteran of the place in pointing out where to look and how to work the rock. It was a bit of a drive for us, but it was lovely. We had to leave a bit earlier to beat the traffic. So, pictures equal thousands of words, and all that. A few of our other members will probably have some other stuff to add to this thread. First up are hash plates. I am personally fond of them, and since these are in an Ordovician formation (Verulam) I've never collected before, it is all a great novelty to me. Gastros, brachs, byrozoans, trilo-bits, etc: And, a healthy serving of gastropods. I particularly like the large, high-spired ones (Fusispira sp.?) that weathered right out of the rock for easy surface collecting.
  5. Middle Devonian Bryozoan?

    Beyond being able to pick out a fenestellate bryozoan, my knowledge of bryozoans is quite poor. I was hoping for an ID on this one (bryozoan? sponge?), which is among the most peculiar I've found around these parts (these parts being fill deposited from Bois Blanc / Amherstburg Fms). Those large, circular pores were what persuaded me to take it home. Is it even a bryozoan? It is about an inch (though no saying how large it might have spread).
  6. When I found this fossil it has some green algal growth on it as I found it on the grass. The algae did not cover the entire fossil but is there some way I can remove the yellow coating of this fossil? I've been scrubbing it with a brush under running water for a while now and some of the dirt does come off.
  7. Stromatoporoid Growth Forms?

    Lately if you have seen some of the topics I've started, these trips revolve around an Ordovician reef I came across by the Credit River in Mississauga, Ontario. One of the few things I discovered while exploring these spots is that there are plenty of Stromatocerium sponges which I red is a stromatoporoid. My question is, can anyone lead me to any papers about the growth forms of Ordovician stromatoporoids? I have found specimens of stromatoporoids and from the way I see it, some of the specimens I found of the same species have different growth forms. Some have those things they call monticules on the surface, and some don't exhibit them at all. Instead these specimens exhibit cracks and splits on the surface of the organism with irregular bumps and overgrowths. I'd like to know what causes this. Some of these sponges, from what I have collected, colonize some pieces of Prismostylus on the top.
  8. Yesterday, after countless trips and exploring at the same old spots on the Credit River in Mississauga, Ont., I finally mustered the courage to go and wade on the water to an isolated exposure out the Georgian Bay Formation at Streetsville, Mississauga. I wanted to collect fossils that were not worn out as these were all I was finding in my old spots. I have been setting my eyes on this exposure from the other side of the Credit River for some time now ever since I started collecting along the Streetsville area and it could possibly harbour fresh material. The temperature of the afternoon was around 16-20 degrees Celsius so the water was not chilly as I was expecting it to be. I crossed the water barefoot with the water reaching up my knees at this tributary that separated the exposure from the main path. The Credit has many tributaries flowing and where the these tributaries converged the river, many exposures can be found along these places. After crossing I reached the other side without slipping on the slimy bottom. The exposure had thin footing for exploration but I was able to walk back and forth without slipping onto the water.
  9. Fossil ID: cephalopod?

    Hi Can you confirm that this is a cephalopod? if not what is that? Found on the lake Ontario Canada shore - region Mississauga
  10. Toronto Conularia

    Conularia formosa (Miller and Dyer, 1878). Specimen with a positive and a negative counterpart (matrix). Found while smashing a limestone layer at Mimico Creek, Toronto, Ontario. The matrix of the Conularia has the negative on it, as well as bryozoan bits. Bibliography: Ontario. Department of Mines. The Stratigraphy And Paleontology Of Toronto And Vicinity.
  11. Amecystis laevis

    Amecystis laevis (Ulrich and Kirk, 1921). Upper Bobcaygeon Formation, Middle Ordovician. Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. This specimen is among the ten specimens on a hash plate that was won in a bid and bought over Ebay. The specimen is missing the two tentacles at the top of the head. Length of the specimen was measured by using a measuring tape.
  12. Lingulichnus

    Lingulichnus verticalis (Hakes, 1976). The elliptical shaped and concave burrows or holes were made by a linguloid brachiopod burrowing in the sediment. I took this plate home as I have never seen so many Lingulichnus burrows on one plate. Rock is limestone and was most likely mud before it lithified. Bibliography: Systematic Ichnology of the Late Ordovician Georgian Bay Formation of Southern Ontario, Eastern Canada, 1998, by D. Christopher A. Stanley and Ron K. Pickerill
  13. Favistella sp.

    From the album Georgian Bay Formation Outside of Toronto, Ontario

    Favistella sp. (alveolata or calicina?) coral from the Credit River near Streetsville, Mississauga. Georgian Bay Formation, Streetsville Member, late Ordovician. Found as a loose specimen by the banks of the Credit River. This colonial rugose coral is very abundant along the site with many small loose colonies. Some colonies can be found on a limestone matrix. Please click on image sizes to see details of the corallites.
  14. Side Views of the Prismostylus sp. Specimen

    From the album Georgian Bay Formation Outside of Toronto, Ontario

    Side view of the Prismostylus sp. specimen. Credit River near the Streetsville area, Mississauga, Ontario. Georgian Bay Formation, Streetsville Member. Late Ordovician.
  15. Hi everyone! Well, Viola and I have officially expanded our fossil-hunting area to include Hungry Hollow!!! We joined in on a field trip organized by the Niagara Peninsula Geological Society this past Saturday, April 29th, and we spent 3 fairly cold and windy hours scouring the South Pit for fossils. Luckily, the pit's rocks are incredibly fossiliferous, so we came away with many specimens. Here are a few pictures of our adventure... Picture #1: Viola in the centre of the pit, looking for little things like brachiopods and bactrites: Picture #2: Viola at the side of the pit holding up her favourite solitary rugose coral: Picture #3: Most of our haul for the day: Picture #4: Some nice hash plates from the pit, mostly containing brachiopods and Tentaculites sp.: Picture #5: SO many rugose corals in the pit!!! Picture #6: A bunch of things, including brachiopods (Mucrospirifer arkonensis and others), crinoid bits, bryozoans, corals, smaller hash plates, and my favourites: pyritized bactrites: Picture #7: A pretty star-shaped encrusting bryozoan (Botryllopora socialis) on the side of a rugose coral: Picture #8: Some organisms on a Mucrospirifer arkonensis - perhaps a couple of gastropods or ammonoids, a bit of encrusting bryozoan, as well as a couple of tiny ostracods (maybe): Picture #9: An Eldredgeops rana cephalon (partial): Picture #10: A trilobite pygidium - it's orange and oh-so-cute!!! I have to thank @Bob for showing Viola and I around the pit, and telling us about the fossils that we were finding - he was an amazing help!!! We had such a great time - hopefully we'll be able to visit again soon!!! Monica (and Viola)
  16. Found this large broken tooth turned up in a agricultural field, 1/4 mile from a large river. the tooth is 2.5" long & i would say that the broken root end was probably an inch longer. Any help would be appreciated. Found in SW Ontario, Canada.
  17. Junk is not always junk

    Well I went out collecting on Saturday which turned out to be a cold and windy day. Got there after a two hour drive at about 7:45. Was too cold overall with the windchill, ended up leaving about 2:30, usually stay till about 4:00. I was pretty disapponted on the day as I only brought 5 pieces of matrix home with me. My two regular collecting buddes had no better luck (perhaps even less) than I did. One of them even gave up at 11:00 which was very unusual. For me, a crappy disarcticulated isotelus about 2 inches long but it had a nice cephalon with perfect eyes. A starfish which now that I look at it under a bright light and scope is probably a species I have never found before and two cute little hash plates with a bunch of cephalons from Flexi and calyptalaux on them. What actually made my day now that I have finished prepping it is a split that I did that showed the outline of a trilobite. In the field under cloudy conditions I thought it was perhaps a flexicalymene (nothing to get excited about) although it was fairly large and prone. Here is what it looked like before any prep. You can see why I was not too excited, it is not much to look at. I should have recognized in the field that this was a ceraurus with some potential but being a dull cloudy day it went into the bucket with little thought as to it being anything good. Well at 10 minutes into the prep using dolomite <325 mesh abrasive in a Comco air abrasion unit at 30 PSI with a .018 nozzle it was obvious that it was a ceraurus and if the pygidium was there under all the matrix then probably a fairly nice one. Usually the ceraurus found at this location are not buried in the matrix and are very flaky. Here is the bug at 10 minutes of prep. Definitely starting to show some potential
  18. Fossil leaf? Niagara, Ontario, Canada

    I'm new to this forum but thought you might be able to help. I found this fossil near to the whirlpool rapids in the Niagara River gorge in southern Ontario, Canada. As far I can figure out this looks like a leaf, perhaps some sort of angiosperm. It is a few centimetres long. However, the geology of the area is almost completely Silurian rocks. This wasn't found in situ so could be from rocks in the cliffs above, younger rocks no longer found in the area or introduced by people (unlikely). So two questions really. 1. Type of fossil? 2. Geological time period/range of fossil? Thanks!
  19. Are there any theropod dinosaur fossils that can be found in Ontario, Canda that is in a public collecting site that is Legal? examples of theropod dinosaurs: tyrannosaurids, dromaeosaurids, etc.
  20. The day began with a morning hunt at my honey hole at "riprap hill," and I was pretty much skunked. I think, after four years, I've picked the place over. There is virtually nothing left for me to split, and given a mild winter, nothing new has weathered out. But I at least was graced by the sight of the living in the form of this majestic animal: image.jpg_1
  21. First Timer

    Well every now and then you get lucky and don't even realize it. Was out collecting on Sunday and found what I thought was a few exposed spines of a meadowtownella trilobote. To my surprise when I got home and prepped it , turned out to be something totally different.. Trilo was prepped using 200 mesh dolomite at 20 PSI with a .015 nozzel. Prep time about 15 minutes, very fragile but no consolidant , glue or restoration. Drumroll... as I have never found this species before at this location or anywhere else..... This was found on the surface of a good thousand pound slab in a recent blast pile from the upper part of the verulam exposure at this quarry. Thankfully I had lugged my diamond saw down to the bottom of the pit otherwise this fella would have ended up in the crusher. My buddy Northern Sharks was at the quarry hunting the upper level and never made it down to the bottom (a long trek). I had commented to him over email that I had had a so-so day getting 5 or 6 trilos but nothing spectacular. Now that this is prepped I have changed my mind... I now rate it as a pretty good day. (also found a couple of isotelus, a couple of ceraurus, a very nice syringocrinus and a flexi) I believe it to be an inverted and essentially complete Hypodicranotus striatulus (Walcott) (perhaps pirahna will jump in here with his expertise Notice the partial hypostome whose shape is quite indicative of this species. In fact I may actually have another hypostone in a hash plate matrix that I found a few years ago in the same general that I thought came from a septapsis Trilo is 21mm long by 15.3mm wide
  22. Toronto Cephalopod Fossils

    Hi guys I just wanted to share some of the more interesting and unusual cephalopods that I've managed to amass over the past and nearly 4 years of hunting along the creeks and rivers of Toronto, Ontario. I was cataloguing them on my computer and I figured out that I might as well share them. The ones below all came from Mimico Creek. All the fossils belong to the Georgian Bay Formation, and are Late Ordovician in age. A Treptoceras crebispetum (author unknown) covered in an unidentified bryozoan. Length is around 15 cm. My first complete specimen and the same species as above. Complete ones like these found in the shale are often squashed. The body chamber is intact and the specimen approaches nearly 40 cm in length. The smallest complete specimen of the species that I have. This has the body chamber. Length is approximately 10 cm.
  23. First Ebay Acquisition

    I was very happy to have my first ebay bid won and this plate was what I got. I've always wanted some fossils from the Lake Simcoe area but I never had the capacity to travel outside that far out of Toronto. Apparently there are two types of cystoids on this plate. This plate comes from the Upper Bobcaygeon formation, Ordovician period from Simcoe County, Ontario. It's a very different fauna from what can be found here in the bedrock of Toronto. Cystoids don't occur in the Georgian Bay formation. Paying for this plate took a bit of a hit on my wallet but I think I think it's worth it considering that I don't have anything like this in my collection.
  24. Gigantic Devonian Monster Worm Discovered

    400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered in Canadian museum University of Bristol, February 21, 2017 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170221095643.htm https://phys.org/news/2017-02-million-year-gigantic-extinct-monster.html http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2017/february/giant-worm-fossil-.html Mats E. Eriksson, Luke A. Parry, and David M. Rudkin, 2017, Earth’s oldest ‘Bobbit worm’ – gigantism in a Devonian eunicidan polychaete. Scientific Reports, 2017; 7: 43061 DOI: 10.1038/srep43061 http://www.nature.com/articles/srep43061 Yours, Paul H.
  25. Fossil Hunting Near Perth, Ontario

    Hi everyone, I'm brand new to the world of fossils. I didn't even know that you could own a fossil until recently. So far, I have a couple of ammonites and trilobites that I've bought off ebay. I was wondering if anyone knows of anywhere near Perth where I could go looking for fossils. I would love to find one of my own. Thanks so much, Erin
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