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  1. terapoza

    Strange find Lower Carboniferous

    Hi. I went to old closed quarry last Monday. I use to visit this one for last ten years. It's a Burren formation dated Visean -Asbian in Galway (3 miles north from town center) Ireland. Mainly you can find Productus , Eomarginifera, S.junceum large colonies, gastropods etc. Specimen below it's the first find of this type I found here. Any ideas? It doesn't look like concretion to me but maybe Iam wrong.
  2. doushantuo

    Paleozoic corals of Jerada,Morocco

    Palaontol Z (2010) 84:323–344 Rugose corals from the upper Visean (Carboniferous)of the Jerada Massif (NE Morocco): taxonomy, biostratigraphy,facies and palaeobiogeography Markus Aretz @Tidgy's Dad @TqB pdfb.pdf
  3. My fossil hunting friend came across this object in a creek in eastern Missouri. At first glance this ~1 cm diameter ball with stout spikes would seem to be some sort of camerate crinoid, but the spikes cover the entire surface, with no apparent place to put arms, column, mouth, or anus. (Side note: That must be the crinoid folksong community's version of "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.") From there my fallback would be coral, or perhaps sponge, but the complete coverage around the whole sphere (see attached video) has me a bit baffled. The creek flows through mostly Meramecian
  4. A couple of summers ago I found what is maybe my favorite Mississippian/Lower Carboniferous Visean shark fossil in Fife, Scotland and with some time off over the holiday season and pretty grim weather I've finally got round to prepping it When I found it there were three damaged but very near complete large Saivodus striatus teeth, the root minus the central cusp of either a smaller S. saivodus or possibly a Cladodus mirabilis and a partial unidentified spine. I've exposed and restored the three big teeth to make them look complete again as best I can for now and exposed the rest of the root
  5. Not had a chance to get out hunting much for a while but had a trip out to a new site the other day and found some brand new stuff I wanted to share! Just outside of the little coastal town where I stay in Fife, Scotland there's a Lower Carboniferous stromatolite bed known for its beautiful stromalolite formations in a hard cream colored limestone which can be cut and polished for use in jewelry. This stromatolite bed lies on top of Lower Carboniferous lava's and has been correlated with another, 30m above a bed called the Burdiehouse Limestone which I do a lot of my collecting from. This puts
  6. Hello all, I found this during the summer. It is from the Mississippian (Visean - Asbian/Brigantian) limestone of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. It is 2cm along the long axis. I Couldn't extract it so this is the only picture. Would love to hear your thoughts.
  7. Could use some help on these 0.5cm - 1cm invertebrate(?) conical spines in the well known Salem Limestone, a marine limestone of the American Midcontinent. They appear to be solid calcite but do not quite match up with the shapes of crinoid spines and echinoid spines that I know from the Mississippian. I have looked at umpteen Salem Limestone samples but have seen these spines at only one small locality. Any insights appreciated! but please provide your reasoning or evidence.
  8. terapoza

    Lithostrotion decipiens

    From the album: Upper Visean fossils of Ireland

    Massive, colonial Lithostrotion decipiens. Tabularium + - 2.5 mm. 16 to 18 septa of both orders. Galway, West Ireland.
  9. terapoza

    Siphonodendron junceum

    From the album: Upper Visean fossils of Ireland

    Fasciculate colonial Siphonodendron junceum. Corallites diameter up to 3 mm. No dissepiments. Galway , Ireland.
  10. terapoza

    Gigantoproductus latissimus

    From the album: Upper Visean fossils of Ireland

    Gigantoproductus latissimus found in Menlough quarry, Galway. 108 mm by 51mm
  11. terapoza

    Scarce bryozoan. Dyscritella?

    Hi. Last month i've found this one on the Renmore Beach in Galway,Ireland. Early Carboniferous limestone from late Visean it's common all around Co Galway. I search for fossils in this county for 15 years and thats first fossil of this kind i got. Main specimens here are Siphonodendrons, Lithostrotions, Productids and many more brachiopods, corals, crinoids and gastropods. This one here I hope is bryozoan Dyscritella sp. I didn't look to my Mc Coy book yet but the species is described in Geological Survey of Ireland catalogue.
  12. SteveRoz

    Trace fossil or jellyfish

    Hi, I'd appreciate some help with this one, it's got me completely foxed and I can't find anything similar online. The matrix is a mudstone, it was a loose rock in a stream, the rocks in the area are all Brigantian (Upper Visean) - Carboniferous Cyclothem deposits (Northumberland, UK). There were 3 of these, all about an inch long, oval shaped, but fairly irregular, with faint radial lines/corrugations from a central 'spine'. They are three dimensional about a quarter of an inch thick. Small spiriferid brachiopod shell fragments in the same rock are undeformed, so I think the irregular shape i
  13. westcoast

    ID suggestions please

    A recent post from joshyoowy reminded me of something I found a few years ago. It is about 20cm (7 3/4 inches) across. Carboniferous (Visean). Looking forward to your input.
  14. KFof

    Strange monoplacophoran

    I'm having difficulty identifying this specimen. I found it in Osagean, probably Visean limestone in Lawrence County, Missouri, associated with various other monoplacophorans, which I believe to be kirengellids or something similar. The last picture is an example of an associated fossil of a similar size, being about 3.2cm from foot to apex. I also found in the same piece of stone a smaller, more rounded specimen, as well as fragments of a third. Stinchcomb and Angeli describe two species that share some characteristics with the fossil in question[1]. Kirengella oregonensis, which is foun
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