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  1. Found these fossils: one sea urchin, belemnites (mainly Belemnella (Pachybelemnella) obtusa (Schulz, 1979) and/or sumensis and Belemnitella cf. minor II (Christensen, 1995) and one oyster (Pycnodonte vesicularis (Lamarck, 1806). Could anyone help me to determine the sea urchin? I think Hemiaster aquisgranensis (Schlüter, 1899)? Found in the ground around the Gulpen Formation (Cretaceous, late late Campanian, early Maastrichtian).
  2. RuMert

    Fili oysters

    From the album: Late Jurassic bivalves of European Russia

    Moscow, Fili park, Volgian, Nikitini zone
  3. guerormd

    Curious to know what this is?

    Found this on my land I live in North Texas, Dallas Texas specifically. Not familiar with fossil but would like to know any information anyone has on this. It’s about 4 inches in length 2.5 inches wide. It has some other impressions on it which I zoomed in on one of the pictures.
  4. historianmichael

    Agerostrea monmouthensis

    From the album: C&D Canal Micro Fossils

  5. I found this little oyster hiding in a long forgotten box of fossils from the Pawpaw formation at Lake Texoma and can't identify it. It has an odd beak. I don't know if the wrinkle at the ventral margin is normal or diagnostic. Left valve. extreior view (millimeter scale) interior view dorsal view anterior view oblique view
  6. Ninadanner

    Newbie find

    Taking my son for a nature hike yesterday morning, trying to inspire a love for the outdoors onto him. We ID everything we find, but this is our first fossil! Found this deep in the woods in millstone, Monmouth county. Spoke to two paleontologists, one said pycnodonte and the other said Ostrea. Help! I don’t know anything about fossils.
  7. I_gotta_rock

    Pearl Oyster with Bud

    This is a very rare find at this site. Although two members of the genus have been reported along the C and D Canal, this is the only one I've found at Reedy Point in 17 years of collecting there! PLEASE NOTE: It is possible that this was carried there during frequent human activity - perhaps in a tire tread from a vehicle that came from another site along the canal. This specimen has a 4mm pearl bud near the hinge on the interior side of the valve. Because there are more than one species of Pteria at the canal and this shell is heavily worn, I am refrainin
  8. Tony G.

    Post Oak Creek oysters

    Does anyone know the Genus/Species of these common oysters from Post Oak Creek, Sherman, Texas.
  9. AsystolicRythym

    Mystery shell in need of ID

    Hello, all! As my first submission for identification, let me present to you the first fossil(?) I collected from the field. I feel I should apologize for several things right now: I have very little functional knowledge of local geography, especially as it relates to this specimen. In truth, I wasn't hunting for fossils when I found it; I was fishing for catfish. Since childhood, my favorite fishing spot has been at the junction of a local creek (Indian Creek, if anyone happens to know the geography of South-West Iowa) and the Missouri River. Good spot for big catfish, and plenty of
  10. In 2008, I found one of the prizes of my collection amongst a pile of sand and broken bits at Calvert Cliffs. I knew from seeing museum specimens of Isognomon maxillata that even with the tip broken off, this was a great find. After admiring it on my shelf every day since, I decided to share it. Today it has a new home at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, which did not have any of this species or much of anything from that region amongst its 2,000,000+ mollusk specimens. Along with the Isognomon, I donated a Chesapectin nefrens shell with a number of pearl buds on the inside and a Tongu
  11. historianmichael

    Agerostrea falcata

    From the album: C&D Canal Micro Fossils

  12. historianmichael

    Exogyra cancellata

    From the album: C&D Canal Micro Fossils

  13. historianmichael

    Gryphaeostrea vomer

    From the album: C&D Canal Micro Fossils

  14. historianmichael

    Cubitostrea tecticosta

    From the album: C&D Canal Micro Fossils

  15. Texas has SO many of these little fossils, but I love them and can't help but pick them up. Behold a plethora of Illymatogyra arietinas. (I got a new lighting set up and I am LOVING the way the photos are coming out!) Size (1/2 - 1 3/4 inches)
  16. I_gotta_rock

    Fused Oysters

    From the album: Delaware Fossils

    Two Exogyra cancellata shells from the Cretaceous spoils of Reedy Point, Delaware. Although Exogyras typically detached themselves from their anchorage while still very small - about 2-3 cm - these two animals continued to live and grow together. The lower valve is about 10 cm on the long axis.
  17. Tidgy's Dad

    Ifrane, Morocco.

    Hi, gang. Some of you may remember the Southern Morocco trip I took in February. One of the places visited was quite near to me, about 70 km, lovely Swiss style mountain town called Ifrane where I found some Middle Jurassic brachiopods and echinoids. See http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/93193-ifrane-middle-atlas-morocco/&tab=comments#comment-1026671 A friend offered to drive me up there for the day so off we went I decided to check some outcrops on the other side of the road this time so went and had a peek.Sorry, no photos this time as wifey did
  18. Well Hello, Folks! This is my first post on The Fossil Forum. With my first ever fossil find! Just for some background, I was hiking in the badlands on a private property (with permission, friend of a friend), and I stumbled up a crusted-dirt hill when I knocked loose this black thing that went tumbling down the side of the hill behind me. It didn't look like a rock and I had to take a look. No kidding. An oyster fossil. I've never found a fossil before and I wasn't even looking for them! I was on top of the world. I took it to the land owner and asked if he
  19. Mary Lynn

    Please help ID this

    These were found along the Guadeloupe River in Texas. I picked up about six of them. Some help in identifying them would be appreciated.
  20. Becky Benfer

    Oyster or rock?

    Probably just another rock but sure has the shape of an oyster, in my opinion. Thought I’d ask....thanks for your help.
  21. Mr.Baker

    Fossil

    Does anyone know if it’s possible for the meat; the edible part, of an oyster to be fossilised?
  22. aek

    Silurian mollusk

    What type of mollusk is this? Oyster? Bivalve?Internal mold. Silurian Thanks for any help.
  23. Creek - Don

    Lake Texoma early Cretaceous oyster

    Duck Creek oyster ID please. This was the only one found in this area. I found numerous other early Cretaceous bivalves in Lake Texoma like Amphidonte walkeri, Graphea, Neithea.
  24. FossilizedJello

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    From the album: Huge Big Brook Fossil Collection

    Nice Gryphaea and exogyra oysters..very large ..biggest is 5.5 inches
  25. Mickey

    Bivalve fossil with pearl!

    I found this oyster fossil in a creek bed on a walk with my son in Austin, Texas sometime in May 2020. I believe it was in a Quaternary geologic formation. I’ve collected a number of these, but never with a pearl. Just curious if anyone else has seen one!
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