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  1. This was a pretty awesome find, I found it in sandbank/exposed riverbed in a remote location alongside the Genesee River here in NY, USA Also, in the cavitation where this animal burrowed, right at the "tail" of it there are these....coarse red-black hairs. Now, I washed this rock/scrubbed it thoroughly 2 times before I realized they were there...and they're still there. So they seem to be...penetrating the rock?...maybe these hairs are from this creature?? They appear no where else on the fossil. Kind of a long shot but maybe.
  2. Erosionofspecies

    Paleoniscoid fishes

    Here’s a upper Devonian paleoniscoid fish I found in 18 mile creek - Erie county,NY this spring. seems to be similar to fish found in younger stratigraphy Linton deposits from Ohio area. Been hard to find any specific info on Devonian fish found in New York, perhaps a rare find? Has anyone found anything similar in western NY?
  3. Fossildude19

    Small Mid-Devonian Hash Plate

    From the album: Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Small plate with an Eldredgeops rana cephalon, crinoid stem/columnals, ostracods, and a Platyceras sp gastropod. Middle Devonian Hamilton Group, Smoke Creek, near West Seneca, NY.
  4. RRyen

    Please help identify

    My husband found this fossil in a stream in Westfield, NY and I would love if someone could identify it for me. Any help would be great. Hope the pics are ok.
  5. JD67SS

    Leaf or Insect Wing?

    I’m not sure what I have here, I might have found this either in my backyard or in a nearby creek... I’m guessing that it was the creek. I was looking for rocks for my pond (2006). The fossil did not appear until a year or two later and I always wondered what it was. It measures 95mm x 35mm. Any clue would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance. JD
  6. collector

    pyritized brachiopod

    As the cold weather is starting to settle in I am looking through the fossils that I collected this year. I have this 14-15mm pyritized brachiopod. Is this the interior of the shell? Are the interiors distinctive from genus to genus? I don't think that I can remove this one from the matrix and was wondering if it could be identified. The first picture is through a microscope and the second isn't. I couldn't hold my hand steady enough on that second one and it is a bit blurry. Thank you for looking. Patti
  7. collector

    Middle Devonian Brachiopod Id

    Hi all, I am attaching a couple of micro-images of an ~18mm across brachiopod that looks like had spines and wondered if anyone recognizes it and could ID it for me. It is Middle Devonian and was found in Western NY. Thank you for looking. Patti
  8. Hi all. I acquired a Nikon SMZ-1B microscope and have been having fun looking at fossils with it. I also have a Sony a580 DSLR camera and have been attempting to take pictures and finding it challenging. The microscope did not come with a ring light but I have an old B&L variable spot light which has worked for looking at the fossils but I am wondering how much better a ring light would be especially for taking photos. The Nikon ring lights look more expensive than the microscope and will not be on my purchase list. I have used the live focus check feature on my camera which magnifies
  9. collector

    A Few Id's Needed

    I have a few fossils that I am trying to ID and wondering if you guys can help. Thank you for looking. Patti 1. brachiopod ~3mm with spines Is it Devonochetes scitulus? 2. gastropod ~4mm Is it Palaeozygopleura hamiltoniae? 3. Is this a small rugose coral? ~ 11mm 4. yellow geode ~ 5 x 7cm Are there fossils in it or just minerals? 5. ostracod? 6. What kind of bryozoan is this. It looks like a vase of flowers.
  10. collector

    Crinoid Calyx?

    Hi all. I am thinking that this fossil is a crinoid calyx. It is 8cm in diameter at widest section of the top, 3cm in diameter at the bottom and 5cm high. It is not complete and a bit careworn. It has a lot of small crinoid fragments scattered over it. I took some photos outside and then scrubbed it some more. It is now raining so I took one indoors. What do you guys think? Thank you for looking. Patti
  11. collector

    2 Devonian Unknowns

    Hi, I have these two unknowns that I can't place as fossils but I can't quite bring myself to discard either so I am hoping you can help me. They are similar because they both are two matrices stuck together. They were found in the same area at different times. The larger is 3 inches by 1 inch and the smaller is 1-1/2 by 1" not including the bases. The larger has some small crinoid pieces on it. The smaller doesn't have any associated fossils on it but in the matrix base has this small 1-2mm 6 armed bit in a hole and the top piece looks like it is wrapped around an "arm" on the base. Tha
  12. collector

    Stromatolite?

    I was wondering if this rock might be a stromatolite. It resembles some pictures that I've seen on the internet but I haven't seen any myself. It is about 41/2 x 41/2 inches. Thank you for looking. Patti
  13. collector

    Fossilized Wood?

    I was hunting in the upper Devonian today which was a spectacular day in Western NY and came back with exactly one fossil. I am wondering if is is fossilized wood and what could be the small unknowns found around it. The ?wood is ~2inches x 1inch. The small unknowns are between 3-8mm. It may take more than one message for the pictures. I recently acquired a microscope and am trying to get clear pictures and finding it somewhat challenging. Hopefully these are OK. Thanks for looking. Patti
  14. collector

    Fossil Or Mineral

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone could tell me if what looks like fine roots are fossil or mineral? I haven't come across any other rocks that look like this. It is ~3inches X 2inches and ~ 1inch thick. Thank you for looking. Patti
  15. collector

    Trilobite, Ammonoid, Unknown

    I found my largest trilobite so far at 2 1/2 ". I am guessing that it is a Phacops. It was found by a creek and is worn but made me happy. By it was another rock that is very busy with some parts that remind me of a trilobite. I don't know if anyone can tell me what if anything I am looking at. The rock is 3" x 2 1/4". There does appear to be a brachiopod on one side. The third is an ammonoid found by Hemlock Lake and I wondered if it could be identified. It is ~ 1 3/4" at the widest point. The lake side is in the Sonyea group but It could have come down from higher up above the lake wh
  16. collector

    Middle Devonian Brachiopod Id

    Hi. I was wondering if it is possible to ID the brachiopods in this fossil from the imprints. I was looking in "Devonian Paleontology of New York" and thought that they looked similar to Tropidoleptus carinatus on plate 66. Can anyone tell if this is right or wrong? Thanks for looking. Patti
  17. collector

    Button Fossil

    I have this rock. It looks like it is covered with a thin layer of cement. There are raised orange colored portions that have rounded out areas.(picture1) Are they purely geologic, not fossils? In picture2 you can see that there are small circular pieces of fossils, some with a t shape cutout in them. There is also a small circular one that reminds me of a button. (picture3). There is a second one on this rock as well. It seemed like I had seen this before. I poked around and another rock that I had actually posted here before has the same type of structure, cement covered rock, raised or
  18. Fossildude19

    July 3Rd, Buffalo Ny Area

    Hello all! July 3rd dawned (literally) early,... at 5:00 am for me. I had been up the previous morning at 3:00 am, to travel the 6+ hours from Connecticut to the annual 4th of July Jones/Browning family reunion, at my aunt's lake cottage in Rushford, NY. I was excited this morning, though, with the prospect of some good fossiling in good company. After the usual morning ablutions, I packed the Pilot, with snacks and fossiling gear, and shoved off at 6:00am. I was headed out on the 56 minute drive from Rushford to the super secret location in the Buffalo area. I had
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