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  1. KompsFossilsNMinerals

    Unknown Fossil Shrimp

    Hi everyone, I just got this Enchelion montium Eel fossil in today, and I was wondering if you could help me ID the shrimp on the back. I'm assuming it's a Carpopenaeus, but I'm not sure. There's also an odd fin-like structure near the shrimp, if anyone has any ideas as to what it belongs to (if it even belongs to anything, that is), I'd greatly appreciate it.
  2. Although I haven't been beach hunting much this winter (fishing was great until a few weeks ago), I rooted around for my shrimp coprolite burrows. Lately I have been finding less of the cylindrical 1-3" long burrows and more broken pieces. @Carl @GeschWhat are the experts on these things, and lately I've found more of them on the beachs than shark teeth (Covid-19 opened the interest in beach combing so more competition for teeth.) Difficult to get much resolution, even enhancing the contrast, but this is a scan of most of my collection:
  3. Crustaceans are a large, diverse group of anthropods which includes the crabs, prawns, lobsters, barnacles and other shelled animals. Perhaps owing to their hard shells and marine lifestyles, crustaceans have a rich and extensive fossil record, extending up to the Cambrian, though they do not appear in abundance until the Carboniferous. They make for attractive and familiar fossils, and are one of my favorite groups to collect. Allow me to present my humble collection. Eryon cuvieri 155 million years old | late Jurassic Solnhofen Limestones; "Plattenkalk” Malm Zeta 2, Eic
  4. Fossildude19

    Franken-Arthropod with 5 eyes

    Link to article in Cosmos Magazine
  5. Greetings all. I had forgotten about this piece of shale that I split while at Jalama a couple of weeks back. To my eye it looks like either a land insect, or possible a sea bug, like a shrimp. Then again, it may be nothing. But just in case it's just to the right side of almost nothing, I figured I'd post an image or two. Thanks for any input provided. Cheers. Rats, I forgot the size reference/index. Length is ~15mm. Exploding fish reference thread. Monterey formation in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
  6. BentonlWalters

    Belated 2019 Road Trip Fossils

    Last year, to celebrate finishing my undergraduate degree, my girlfriend and I went on a long (9,000+ mile) road trip around the western US and at long last (a little over a year since their discovery) the last of the fossils we found are out of the refrigerator and I’ve finally gotten all of them photographed. Here are some of the highlights and best fossils we found. A rough map of the route of the trip While the trip wasn’t entirely fossil centric we wanted to hunt at a few cool spots along the way. We chose to visit 5 fossil locations, the first of which was
  7. dinosaur man

    Shrimp tail?

    Hi, I found this yesterday in the Bois Blanc Formation, and am wondering if it could be a shrimp tail. It looks very similar! Thank you!
  8. Fishinfossil

    NJ Stream Shrimp or Crab?

    I searched a new stream outside of the normal haunts and found some oddly packed matrix orange brown and granular in coloring, where I found some gastropods I posted last week. This time, I found scattered orange flat pieces that looked like crab arms and when I broke one chunk of matrix open, the flat piece was accompanied by this bottom portion of claw. Anyone have any idea what species this may be? Ghost shrimp? It wasn't in the usual NJ Cretaceous streams so I am not sure what formation it might have been in. @The Jersey Devil (Sorry for some images did the best I could with focus on such
  9. BellaLikesRocks

    Fossil ID shrimp?

    Found this in south Sweden. Looks to me like a shrimp of some sort. Anyone recognize what kind? Thanks for the look!!
  10. TheRocksWillShoutHisGlory

    Mazon creek arthropods

    I'm wondering if anyone can identify some mazon creek fossils the first 3 I think are shrimp or molts The 4th I was told was a "dragonfly body" I'm not sure what to think about that and am wondering if there is anything identifiable as an insect Finally it's not an arthropod, but just a curious color difference I'd like help with
  11. Katherinez

    Corolla NC Shrimp?

    Corolla NC beach. I danced and jumped for joy, no regrets. Shrimp? Age? Anything you can figure out? I am blown away, as we get crab pieces, coral and sea Robin skull plates .. but nothing like this in 30 years.
  12. jort68

    Mazon Concretion

    Hey all! Just bought this piece at a rock shop here in Chicago. It was sold to me as a shrimp, the shop owner was pretty confident in this, but I'm pretty sure it's a fern instead. Not disappointed since I just appreciate the composition here, it's a super pretty one, kind of off-beat. Can anybody help ID the exact fauna? Thanks so much!
  13. Rowboater

    Callianassid burrows

    @GeschWhat @Carl It has been cold, but the shrimp (callianassid) coprolite burrows I find have been relatively plentiful (more than decent sized shark teeth) with recent strong north winds and low tides. One puzzle to me is the variation in diameter of the burrows. Carl, our expert, believes the coprolites just sank and deposited in burrows (at another site I have found a few steinkerns with similar, sparser deposits. ) All of the burrows I have found on the Rapp beach have been cylindrical, or possibly pieces of cylinders (of course, this could be bias in my collecting, but I examine lots
  14. https://scitechdaily.com/paleontologists-discover-odd-shrimp-that-fills-hole-in-fossil-record/amp/ Enjoy!
  15. Jones1rocks

    Mazon ID Help

    Having trouble making an ID on this one, unmarked in an old collection. I'm hoping that someone will recognize it instantly! My guess: Acanthotelson.
  16. Sonyamarcou

    Shrimp?

    I’m not sure what I’m looking at is it a fossil? Is it a Deteriorated fossil. If it is a fossil, how should I proceed? Posting other pics in comments.
  17. Once a year i head for the East Yorkshire coast to Reighton beach which is North west of the Flamborough heritage coast UK, as you walk south on this beach it becomes Speeton Sands (beach) this is where you can find the Lower Cretaceous shrimp Meyeria ornata. This is the one i found this year it is a bit one sided so this is a photo of it's best side. Meyeria ornata Cheers John
  18. Mioplosus_Lover24

    Advice For Getting a Shrimp Prepped?

    I found a shrimp at the American Quarry of the Greenriver Formation, and was wondering if someone knew of somebody that has done this kind of work before so I can get it prepped. Thanks in advance!
  19. A few weeks ago, I posted asking for advice on splitting fish for Green River. Your advice helped me out A TON, so thank you for that . I ended up leaving with a shrimp, crawdad, 3 Pharo's, 8 Amphiplagas, both species of Hypsiprisca, and many more. But by sheer luck, we ended up finding a bird, which means, we're going back to Wyoming for a CT scan.(And for more splitting) According to Arvid, the bird appears to be a new species, slightly dis-articulated, but it still has it's skull. I'll post pictures of our finds when I get a chance, but I wanted to thank everyone that gave me advice.
  20. The Reno

    Mazon Creek Fossils - ID Help

    Hi everyone - I need some help identifying a few of the Mazon Creek fossils my father and I found over the last two years. I will first apologize for the blurriness of the images, I must have had something on my lens. But, I can take more if necessary (just not today!). Here's the link to the images: https://imgur.com/a/yRaND6K I have three plants, something that's just parallel lines, and something that looks like a shrimp. Any help would be appreciated!
  21. Was out near Canyon Lake today and found these oddities. I think my expectations are overreaching my reality, but I sure would like these to be something other than just something boring, like worm burrows.....sorry worm burrows, no disrespect. Any help is appreciated! Crab Claws? Shrimp? Brittle Star Arms? Seriously...I know these are probably worm burrows, but hey, a girl can hope..... t
  22. I was given this around Christmas. It had a gray "dusty" coating. Upon cleaning/prepping it now looks like this. Here's what makes me question it's authenticity...notice the gray matter down the middle and at the tip. Your thoughts?
  23. Hello to all fellow fossil lovers. Ok I found this at the Lincoln formation in porter wa. At first I tried to relieve it from its cast by striking it with a hammer. Then I soaked it In Vinager and chipped away at it. I decided that I would ruin it if I continued. I froze it and thawed about 4 times. The end fell off as you can see. Is this a lobster or shrimp? How do I finish exposing it?
  24. The Palaeocast podcast released a very interesting episode on Decapods with Dr Carrie Schweitzer of Kent State University. http://www.palaeocast.com/decapods/
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