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  1. Hi guys, I was considering purchasing the attached fossil fish from the Devonian of Scotland. It originates from the Sandwick Fish Beds of Orkney. Any advice with regard to any visible restoration or even its authenticity would be very much so appreciated!
  2. fossilzz

    Small placoderm or fish

    So I found these bones in a block of Bois Blanc fm., which dates this to around the middle Devonian. When it was found the block was in several pieces which at the time I didn't realize was associated, but upon further inspection I found the pieces fit together. Interestingly the fossils are not layered and appear at random depths throughout the block, not just in one layer. Because of this I think there may be more to be discovered in the rock. I tried prepping a smaller bone fragment out, but it turns out the bone is much softer than the matrix and the bone fragment is now many fragments. I
  3. connorp

    Iowa Devonian Trip

    A couple months ago I took a trip to collect in the Middle Devonian of Iowa. It was a pretty good trip. I found some nice stuff and chatted with some very nice folks. Here are a couple of my finds. A partial ptyctodont tooth plate A neat sponge. I believe the genus is Astraeospongia but please correct me if I'm wrong. I was told these are rare from this area. A partial nautiloid And a partial Eldredgeops norwoodensis
  4. Misha

    Placoderm toothplate

    From the album: Misha's Middle Devonian Fossils

    Ptyctodontid gnathal plate Givetian Silica Shale Fm. Paulding Ohio
  5. Misha

    Microbrachius

    From the album: Misha's Middle Devonian Fossils

    Microbrachius dicki Eday flagstones, Orkney
  6. 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
  7. 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,
  8. From the album: Upper Devonian

    Acanthodian and Placoderm Fin/Spines Upper Devonian Catskill Formation Duncannon Member Red Hill Hyner, PA.
  9. I collected this piece of placoderm bone a while ago from the Cedar Valley Formation (Middle Devonian) in Iowa. Most bits I've found are just "indeterminate bone bits", but this piece has enough structure that I am hopeful it can be identified to a specific part of the anatomy. It superficially reminds me of a cranial element posted by @Peat Burns a while ago from the Silica Shale in Ohio. However I am too unfamiliar with placoderms to say exactly where this piece of bone might have come from, and I was hoping a forum member might have some input. Thanks fo
  10. SilurianSalamander

    I’m thinking ostracoderm or placoderm bone?

    Never seen this texture on a brachiopod or bryozoan before. Found in Wisconsin gravel.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. Hey guys! I have found this great looking Placoderm head fossil and would love to hear what you think. Is it real? Thanks!
  21. JamesAndTheFossilPeach

    Probably Fish?

    I believe this is fish but just wanted to double check
  22. 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
  23. 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

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