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  1. Hope this isn’t inappropriate for this forum. For everyone who was following my excavations, Dr Klein presented his findings. Dr Lucas is coming back later this year to pick up a few more tons of my tracks.
  2. Reptile tracks dating from 251 MYA from the early Triassic were stolen around 2017/2018 from Capitol Reef National Park, but only recently noticed. Hopefully the perpetrators will be found and the fossils recovered. https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1563/care-rfi-05102022.htm
  3. TyrannosaurusRex

    Texas Permian Hunt

    In my continued studies of my local Permian areas, I came across information on a site that I hadn’t been previously aware of. I’m working on a paper describing the outcrops in the areas near to Taylor, Baylor and Archer counties, as well as some close outliers when I come across them. Information on this site Clear Fork (Permian) 298.9-251.902 mya Lots of siltstone at this specific site, which is why there are tracks present. All the fossils came from an area about 10 x 15 ft in an outcrop that has weathered away, there’s lots of siltstone surrounding but the fossils were
  4. Hey all, I am really interested in finding some of the southeastern PA track fossils. I realize it is a huge stretch to ask for a locality but figure it is worth a shot to see if anyone wants to share information over PMs regarding locations or other useful information on this area. Thanks in advance!
  5. Hi everyone! First I want to say thank you to everyone who’s been so incredibly helpful these recent months. As my collection has started and slowly grown, I’ve always been able to depend on this forum for help, guidance, and knowledge. So thank you everyone! I recently came across this “Permian amphibious track” and it really caught my eye. Personally, the Permian period has always been one of my favorites and most interesting periods to learn about so I would love to be able to add something from that period to my collection, especially something this interesting. I was wondering
  6. dinosaur man

    Moenkopi Formation Tracks

    I recently received a few tracks from a friend and haven’t really shown them here. Enjoy Chirotherium barthii or Isochirotherium sp. Moenkopi Formation Holbrook Member Arizona 240 Million Years Old Middle Triassic These tracks were actually studied by Spencer Lucas and Hendrix Klein earlier this year. There also seems to be some plant material mixed in with the tracks in the larger slab in photo 4 as well, however I’m not to sure what species so I’ll probably post them in fossil ID later. Smaller Slab Larger Slab
  7. Hello folks. If anyone is looking for something semi interesting and maybe even fun to do at 1 PM.... in just 22 minutes, the Tate Geological Museum will be live streaming a fun talk on fossil footprints in honor of National Fossil Day. Trace fossils are the theme this year, so I will be showing off some of our pterosaur tracks. search for Tate Geological Museum on FB edit: and apparently available on the museum's FB page until forever.
  8. Fossil_Adult

    MORE FOOTPRINTS (from the Permian)

    So a few months ago I traveled to El Paso, in search of some trackways from dinos and Permian amphibians. My trackways collection has been lacking for the better part of my whole life so I decided to go get some. If you haven’t already seen them, I’ll include them here: Now how could I possibly get new footprints if I’m all the way in DC? Well, I was doing some cleaning with a toothbrush on this exact rock and to my amazement, I started seeing little footprints in the stone. Knowing that I didn’t see them before, I freaked out and almost had a heart attack. There are now 9 differ
  9. Late Start Fossil Girl

    Are these tracks??

    My husband purchased this landscaping rock in a pallet from a Bath/Bethlehem, PA area supplier about 20 years ago. Most of the supplier’s stones are from Pennsylvania. I’m guessing this is sandstone??? I’ve been staring at this rock for sometime and before I place it back, I wanted to get some opinions if anyone sees any type of tracks on this rock? I feel like my fingers fit in the specimen very nicely. Can’t tell if I’m seeing 3, 4 or 5 “toes” ? Maybe I’m just an imaginative newbie. Thanking anyone in advance who looks at these photos.
  10. Fossil_Adult

    Permian tracks from NM

    I found some more Permian tracks in New Mexico and I think they’re probably related to a Temnospondyl amphibian. I have the first track I found from this place here, but I also found one with 4 tracks in the rock that I’m fairly certain are some of the best I’ve found in a while. : Here are those tracks. Now something cool I noticed on this one is there is a track I circled here: because it pokes out on the other side, like this right here: I’ll also give you guys a close up of the ot
  11. Wow is all I can say. I cannot believe what I have managed to find this week alone. I went to Texas for a vacation, and I’m coming out with some of my best fossils (in my opinion) I’ve found this year. I came here hoping to score some trace fossils of what once lived here, and score some, I did! Since there are two different time zones, and 4 different types of fossils found, I’ll split them up based on environment, and time. With marine fossils going first and tracks going second. Permian first, and Cretaceous second. I’ll do a picture of the whole haul and then we’ll get started. I also was
  12. aasandy

    ID help

    Hello I found this piece of sandstone along the Athabasca river just south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Since it’s sandstone I’m assuming it came from either the Mcmurray (late barremian or early Aptian) or Grandrapids (Albian) formation although my geology skills are not great. I tried to do some googling on what it could be but I found no results since I couldn’t be specific enough since I don’t really know what I’m doing. Any ideas? I attached an image of the location for fun that I took a while before I found the rock. I found it to the right of the creek tha
  13. Tiny Cat-Sized Dinosaur Leaves the Smallest Stegosaur Footprint Ever Discovered by Paleontologists University of Queensland, SciTechDaily, April 17, 2021 Xing, L., Lockley, M.G., Persons IV, W.S., Klein, H., Romilio, A., Wang, D. and Wang, M., 2021. Stegosaur track assemblage from Xinjiang, China, featuring the smallest known stegosaur record. Palaios, 36(2), pp.68-76 Yours, Paul H.
  14. Righteous

    Alabama Trackway

    Went back for the final piece today. After thinking about it all night I knew I wanted to add it to the collection. Thanks to @FossilsNS for his help. this is a another alabama coal mine fine but not the same as the ferns I posted. Beautiful trackway with all the little prints going across it. This is awesome since this was made by something that was alive 300 million years ago.
  15. Here is something from last week's virtual SVP conference... my colleague and I made the news, and not for our use of banned words. https://www.livescience.com/pterosaurs-walked-in-rain.html?fbclid=IwAR0fn9ovHHOHdCcuc0P0tdYJNi0E7D_KULlPv7ajP2KngC-Yc4LMHaJ3asg
  16. Snakebitetrucker

    Possible tracks in rock arizona?

    Good day all. I'm new here so let me introduce myself. I'm Robert, an amateur gold prospector, fisherman and lots more. I have found nothing too interesting during my gold panning adventures well not for an untrained gold fevered eye anyways but have found tons of modern aged bones that looks old at least a few hundred years old. Anyways now since thats out of the ways I was driving through Arizona when I reached the top of the hill at the sitegreaves national forest sign off of 260. I pulled over to let my semi truck cool down and chose to hike a bit. I sat down on a rock and foun
  17. clarkbowman

    Union Chapel Mine

    New to the site and have found a lot of odds and ends over the years, more by accident then out on hunts. But now wanting to get some of my grand kids into fossil hunting. So here is my question. Can you hunt for fossils at the Union Chapel Mine? If not is there any old mines you can hunt in Alabama? Thanks
  18. DeepTimeIsotopes

    Possible trackway?

    Formation: Thaynes Fm. NOT Nugget Sandstone. Age: Early to Middle Triassic I’ve got a real brain puzzler here. I believe it is a trackway given the regular spacing and exact same prints but I don’t know what would have made it. I’ve put the north arrow to point out a third partial track. What do you think?
  19. suture

    Dinosaur tracks in Dallas, Texas?

    Howdy, all. Apologies for the lack of specificity; I'm an amateur fossil hunter and am not familiar with all the terms just yet. I was recently looking for inoceramus clams in the bed of White Rock Creek when I noticed some strange depressions in the limestone. They were roundish (some with a hint of a triangular shape), around two feet in diameter, and spaced in a pretty even pattern along the creekbed. The more I thought about it, the more they seemed to resemble the tracks found at the bottom of the river at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose. My questions are: Is an
  20. Hello dear members, Today I'd like to talk about my latest fieldtrip, to the Late Triassic tracksite of Zone, Lombardy prealps, Italy. However, I'd like to make it clear that it involved no fossil collecting, because of the scientific interest of the site and of italian laws, that prevent (almost) any form of this activity. I know there is the "Fossil sites" section, but I thought that here my post would have reached more people. I apologize in case this is not allowed. Let's not waste any more time! Italy is quite well know for its tracksites, in particular those bearing dinosaur t
  21. frankh8147

    Possible Triassic tracks

    Mercer County, New Jersey, USA. Hello, I recently found these two specimens and was wondering if they look good for Triassic tracks. If so, I heard they are very difficult to attribute to a certain species but any information or leads on that would be greatly appreciated (or should I just stick to the Cretaceous streams ). Note - these are NOT from the spot I found my last trackway (#5 on link below), I've just been obsessed lately with finding similar spots close to home. As always, all help is greatly appreciated! -Frank
  22. Listing for dimetrodon manus track from el pueblo, NM. Five claw tip impressions but these are the only pics provided. Any thoughts?
  23. I have a dinosauromorph foot print is it rare? I will upload photos of my collection when I get home later today so stay updated.
  24. Hi friends, I have several of these fossils. I think they look like some sort of worm fossil but can't find anything on the internet similar for comparison. I really don't think it is trilobite tracks because it is deeper. Sorry, I could only get 2 of my pictures to upload. Thanks so much, I would really appreciate any info.
  25. doushantuo

    additions to ichnological knowledge

    Buchwitz Michael Buchwitz and Sebastian Voigt On the Morphological variability of Ichniotherium tracks and the evolution of locomotion in the sistergroup of amniotes DOI 10.7717/peerj.4346 Copyright 2018 Buchwitz and Voigt Distributed under Creative Commons CC Please take note:LARGE,35 MB category: somewhere beyond awesome
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