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  1. Took the long trip to Red Hill for the second time today, my first attempt was fun but I found absolutely nothing and was totally confounded by the site in terms of where to look and what even to look for. This time I returned after a lot of reading and watching and did much better and (I think) found my very first Paleozoic vertebrate fossils! Curious if anyone experienced with the site could tell me about these and if anyone has any collecting (or preparation!) tips for the site. Also if anyone is planning any trips this season I'd love to tag along! First find was broken sadly,
  2. Misha

    Ptyctodus sp. toothplates

    From the album: Misha's Late Devonian Fossils

    Toothplates from the placoderms Ptyctodus sp. Late Devonian (Frasnian), Krivoborie quarry, Voronezh region, Russia.
  3. Misha

    Placoderm armor

    From the album: Misha's Late Devonian Fossils

    Armor bits from antiarch placoderms Asterolepis ornata. Lower Frasnian, Late Devonian, Lode Quarry, Latvia.
  4. Misha

    Bothriolepis flipper 2

    From the album: Misha's Late Devonian Fossils

    My second Bothriolepis sp. flipper partial. This one is smaller but also nicely preserved. Found at the same roadcut Late Devonian, Catskill Fm., PA.
  5. Misha

    Bothriolepis flipper

    From the album: Misha's Late Devonian Fossils

    Plate of small mixed fish bits from the late Devonian with a difficult to see but large piece of Bothriolepis sp. flipper in the middle of the block. Rte 15, Late Devonian, Catskill Fm., PA.
  6. At the “Dig with the Experts” earlier this month at Penn Dixie, I found this interesting surface fossil on a block that the on location experts seemed to agree was a placoderm fossil. Approximately 5 inches (12.5cm), it is thin, pigmented and has intermittent perforations or pustules. In an adjacent pile, another more extensive and remarkable set of fossil strips like this presumptive placoderm were found by another rock buster. Anecdotally, it was remarked by staff that these two putative placoderm blocks were excavated from the “same region” of the pit as the apparent Dunkleosteus jaw discov
  7. We recently moved to a new house, so It has been quite a busy few weeks since we last made a field trip. So I hadn’t much time to post the recent finds. On our last fieldtrip to the Belgian Late Devonian I made an exceptional find that I still wanted to share: I found a large piece of bone sticking out of a nodule. After the preparation and a some research I ‘suspected that the piece was a ADL (anterior dorsal lateral) armor plate from a Dunkleosteus. I’ve sent the pictures to a friend Palaeontologist specialised in Palaeozoic fish who confirmed the ID. Dunkleosteus
  8. Hi everyone! Last weekend I took a couple of days off work for my birthday and I decided to visit a fossil spot in the ardennes which was recently recommended to me because there was a chance to find fossils of primitive plants as well as devonian fish (which is one of my main interests within the hobby). The site is relatively close by as well which was a huge plus as it only took an hour to drive. The fossils in this location date back to the late Devonian, Famennian to be exact (372.2 million years ago to 358.9 million years ago) After searching for a 45 mi
  9. Mahnmut

    Somewhat fishy

    Ahoi, I just finished a model of Dunkleosteus the lazy way, because I don´t have that much time these days. Lazy way means: Skull is a bought model from kaiyodo dinotales, postcranial is a skeletal drawing by Scott Hartmann I modified slightly and printed on some transparent foil. Like the outcome. It is quite small though, only 15 cm, representing a meager 3m in my chosen scale. can anyone tell what the other two are? both recent species, one handmade after a photograph, the other 3d printed from ct data. As I don´t know if I can add tags after posting
  10. JamesAndTheFossilPeach

    Craziest find to date!

    I went to Penndixie to kill a couple hours and to my surprise laying on the ground was what is been confirmed by a few people as the left inferognathal of a placoderm. Most likely some sort of dunkleostus spc. Honestly my best find to date from that site as well as my first piece of fish from Penndixie.
  11. I managed to actually take a vacation last weekend and meet up with our very own Tim and Paul to collect Late Devonian verts from PA. I first met up with Paul at Red Hill. When I first arrived at the site I didnt know the person there was him. So I parked and walked into the ditch at the base of the road-cut and immediately spotted a strange form in a piece fallen from above. As it turned out it was a Gyracanthus spine! Gyracanthus sp. Turns out the mystery collector was Paul, who was kind enough to give me a rundown on the site, its geology, and show
  12. Hey guys! I have found this great looking Placoderm head fossil and would love to hear what you think. Is it real? Thanks!
  13. JamesAndTheFossilPeach

    Probably Fish?

    I believe this is fish but just wanted to double check
  14. Hi Guys, I recently purchased the placoderm below, it originates from Jebel El Mrakib, Maeder Region, of Morocco, and is dated to the early Famennian of the upper Devonian. The species is Titanichthys termeri. I was trying to do a bit more research on Moroccan placoderms but couldn’t find too much online, I was just wondering how common Placoderm fossils are to the region, any interesting facts about the species and maybe some geological context to the formation (and hopefully the fossil looks authentic – I didn’t notice anything questionable myself but please let me know if you think oth
  15. Fossildude19

    Turrisaspis sp. hash plate

    From the album: Fossildude's Upper Devonian Fish Fossils

    Catskill Fm. Rte 15 road cut. Upper Steam Valley Upper Devonian

    © 2021 Tim Jones

  16. Fossildude19

    Bothriolepis partial head shield

    From the album: Fossildude's Upper Devonian Fish Fossils

    Metzgers' Quarry, Canton, PA. Bothriolepis sp. head shield partial Catskill Formation

    © 2021 T. Jones

  17. minnbuckeye

    Placoderm Possibility??

    This past weekend, I had the pleasure of hunting with my rock club in central Iowa. I found what I think is placoderm, though there was multiple opinions given to me. Nothing earth shattering, but exciting for me! Can you help clarify the ID of the specimens? The last piece broke revealing more "placoderm" inside.
  18. dinosaur man

    Placoderm or Onychodontid?

    I recently discovered this in the Devonian Onondaga Formation of Ontario and am thinking it’s either a Placoderm or a Onychodontid based off the armour like texture which does not match any coral in the formation, their is also the presence of odd spine like structures. Any idea if it is one of these species?
  19. Hello. I was wondering if I could get some opinions on the authenticity of this Dunkleosteus jaw. The jaw is coming from the Devonian of Morocco. It measures 12" long by 4" tall. The seller indicates that only the tip of the jaw was restored, but I suspect that the restoration may extend further. Thank you for your help. @Mioplosus_Lover24 Care to weigh in? Thanks.
  20. fossilzz

    Arkona placoderm?

    I was wondering if a complete or fairly complete placoderm skull/head has ever been found at Arkona? I am just curious as what this would look like, and because I have a few placoderm bits and pieces myself, pictures of such a fossil could possibly help me to figure out where these pieces came from. (This is mostly out of curiosity though because I know small placoderm bits are basically impossible to identify)
  21. Back during an April trip to the Widder Formation (Mid-Devonian), I came upon a rather sizeable placoderm. It is very likely the arthrodire, Protitanichthys sp., although it is a bit of wastebasket taxon, but new research is underway. It was pretty much stuck in this rock, and it was only going to come out the hard way. I collected every little bit I could find from that dirty, messy bench, including the impression. Here is the in situ photo:
  22. This is continuing the first post. The Tioga site is a near shore exposure of the entire Catskill formation. So besides the general Holoptychius and bothriolepis fauna, lungfish have been described from a skull table and tooth plates. Here is a tooth plate from Dipterous fliescheri. A similar plate was described from the Troy, PA area.
  23. Hello everyone! I have recently purchased this skull roof from an actinolepid placoderm from the lower Devonian of Ukraine, The fossil was labelled as Kujdanowiaspis, but there is also a closely related genus found there called Erikaspis. I have been looking at several papers to try and see what distinguishes the two and if it is possible to tell what mine is but right now I am not sure. Any help identifying the genus and even species if possible would be great, Thank you
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