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  1. Hello, I have been trying to identify this fossil/rock for my daughter for some time now with no luck. She finds it fascinating and would like to be a Geologist when she grows up. We've been searching through books and online. Asking for your expert help on this one! Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Origin is unknown it's been a part of my collection for decades at this point. Thank you kindly, LLVB
  2. After a long time i have some time to post the third part of my trip finds from Bavaria: Here are the other parts ... http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/68791-fossils-from-bavaria-part-1/ http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/68806-fossils-from-bavaria-part-2/ On a afternoon I visited a sandpit near Bayreuth. The idea came from this post: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/68415-bavarian-plants/ Ludwigia was so friendly to tell me where he found those nice plants ... Shadefully it was also very rainy (yes i have no stamina ) ... Because of that i cant search that long but i found some nice things (although not that good things as Ludwigia) ... Here are some of my finds: I think the first and the second specimens are Podozamites distans, but i am not sure ... Size: 10 cm One of the best and the biggest piece : Size: 22 cm And this one is far the most interesting one ... Its very small but the details on it are awesome !! The piece is 5 cm long and any help regarding ID are desirable
  3. The Fossil Plants of the Green River Formation of Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. Benjamin Burger, Utah State University, Uintah Basin Campus in Vernal, Utah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir65sPGdEkM Eocene Green River Formation - The Rocks of Utah Benjamin Burger, Utah State University, Uintah Basin Campus in Vernal, Utah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YttMIYgNPA8 Announcing a New Series May 2016 The Rocks of Utah Benjamin Burger, Utah State University, Uintah Basin Campus in Vernal, Utah https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6IxWv14YRWhd07XOMdraRA https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9o6KRlci4eD0xeEgcIUKjoCYUgOvtpSo Yours, Paul H.
  4. TKTW0228

    The following classification scheme was adopted: Anderson, J.M., Anderson, H.M., and Cleal, C.J. (2007) Brief history of the gymnosperms: classification, biodiversity, phytogeography and ecology, Strelitzia 20, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria (LINK). Some relevant literature where Hermitia germanica is mentioned: Vischer, H., Kerp, J.H.F., and Clement-Westerhof, J.A. (1986), Aspects of Permian Palaeobotany and Palynology. VI. Towards a flexible system of naming palaeozoic Conifers, Acta botanica neerlandica 35-2, pp. 87–100 (LINK). Lausberg, S., and Kerp, J.H.F. (2000), Eine Coniferen-dominierte Flora aus dem Unterrotliegend von Alsenz, Saar-Nahe-Becken, Deutschland, Feddes Repertorium 111-7/8, pp. 399–426 (LINK).
  5. Huguenot NY Plants

    A few days ago searched for a quarry north of Cuddybackville but not found. On the way home stopped near Rose's Point where a very large rock pile did indicate a quarrying operation. These from loose rock at the cut. FOV 6-8" Gordon
  6. Green River Botanicals?

    I have a couple of interesting fossils collected in green river formation. The first is from just below 18" layer and I have been thinking it was a leave, but the form is odd with large dark center section and now I am wondering if it some type of seed or fruit? It is about 3/4" long. Any thoughts? The third photo is of a fossil collected from split fish quarry and it looks like a seed or nut to me (almost similar to a pistachio nut), but perhaps just my imagination and it is some collection of fish parts or other. It does like there is the start of another similar shape just to the right of this. It is about 3/8" long. Thought I would also add photo of an insect collected with the first fossil . It is a Plecia Pealei and just looks nice with the wing structure visible.
  7. Can someone help me with an ID for these? Thank you!
  8. Had a very productive couple of hours at the site today. Not sure what these are? Pennsylvaanian
  9. Small specimen, but I think this is what we are calling Danaeites right now. Just really happy to find one on my first day out!
  10. Found today at the site by my daughter
  11. Hi, I would like to show you some plants that I found in the (middle probably) Bathonian of the soutwestern France, near the edge of the "Massif Central". So, I will describe the context of the find quicly : We can find some vegetals in micritic layers intercalated in sublitographic-limestone layers, very often they're fragments of lignitized wood (sometimes with a wonderful conservation and visible tracheids) but it can be reddish wood not lignitized or fragments of leaves. The first mention that I found is Monteil (1977) who indicates the discovery in a neighboring township of two leaf imprints of Otozamites sp. But this source isn't necessarily the most reliable because there are many inaccuracies or errors, but this is the only mention found this period and this area. So, for my own samples, this would be a flora from "wetlands", unusual for the french Jurassic (I believe that only one was found but a little younger, from the upper Oxfordian) and, more interesting, one (at least) of them was supposed to be Sagenopteris sp., a species of Caytoniales ("seed ferns"), never found in France. So here are the leaf imprints (or leaves) of some samples (normally the scales are correct but it is possible that I made a mistake). If someone has an identification idea or a suggestion I would be very grateful to him. 1a : Fern ? 1b 2 Fern with sporangia 3 ? 4 Fern with sporangia 5 Fern with sporangia 6 7 8 9 Fern with sporangia ? 10 Fern with sporangium 11 12 13 14 Fern ? 15
  12. As I mentioned in my last post, the Cincinnati Dry Dredgers now have a members blog to record our fossil hunting trips. Last time, I blogged about the fossils in the Ordovician tri-state area (Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana), and this time I start the first of a two-part series about the Triassic fossils of the Solite Quarry. Read about our favorite Triassic Lagerstätte here.
  13. Devonian Plant Fossil from Orange Co., NY.

    From the album Middle Devonian

    Plant twig/stem (unidentified species) Middle Devonian Mount Marion Formation Hamilton Group Huguenot, NY.
  14. Devonian Plant Fossil from Orange Co., NY.

    From the album Middle Devonian

    Tree Branch Cast (possible lycopod?) Middle Devonian Mount Marion Formation Hamilton Group Huguenot, NY.
  15. U.Devonian Plants

    A plate of stems and branches from the "Red Hill" U.Devonian site near Hyner, Pennsylvania. Catskill formation I believe.
  16. Mazon Creek ID

    Need ID on some ferns. #1
  17. Northeast Ohio 10/31 Various

    Brought home today.
  18. Brought home 10/31. I think these are all Lepidodendron?
  19. Northeast Ohio 10/21 leaf

    Found today
  20. OK, correct me if I am wrong, but I do not remember finding this plant before.
  21. Northeast Ohio 10/11 Seed Pod

    Seed pod
  22. Northeast Ohio 10/8 #8

    Not sure if these are new or not?
  23. Northeast Ohio 10/8 #6 - New?

    Again, not sure if new. There were fossils on both sides
  24. Small piece of Danaietes, and a fairly large piece of one. The smaller piece is just a portion of a very large one, but the stone weighs a few hundred pounds and will not be coming home anytime soon.
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