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  1. Another day of great finds in Saskatoon! This time, some trace fossils. With my wonderful collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan's Museum of Natural Sciences still continuing, recently I have been very lucky to make multiple trips out to a beautiful site just outside the city of Saskatoon where massive deposits of glacial lake silt are exposed. This silt produces pristine grass and other plant fossils in abundance (I'd like to make a post about them soon as well), but also seems to be teeming with various invertebrate trace fossils. All are very small (under 1 centimetr
  2. A worm that survived 46,000 years in permafrost wows scientists Emma Bowman, NPR radio, July 30, 2023 Nematode resurrected from Siberian permafrost lay dormant for 46,000 years By Sascha Pare, LiveScience, July 27, 2023 Worms Revived After 46,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost Scientists want to understand how the worms survived in extreme conditions for extraordinarily long periods of time. By Orlando Mayorquin, New York Times, July 29, 2023 The open access paper is: Shatilovich, A., Gade, V.R., Pippel, M., Hoffmey
  3. I found this rock in a creek bed in Colorado springs. There are a few worms that are almost a dark glass color that seem to have gone through the rock. There is also evidence of the impression of the head of a worm at one point and the "side view" of a more squiggly worm on the front. Question 1. Anyone know what types of worms are those? Question 2. Why are the worms stuck inside made up of a different type of rock? Question 3. Should I cut the rock to get a better look at the shiny worms inside? Thank you!
  4. Scottnokes2015

    Fossil worm burrows

    Hi all I found this today on rt51 between Anna and Carbondale in southern Illinois. Can anyone tell me if I'm right thinking they are work burrows or something else Thank you
  5. Scottnokes2015

    Fossil worm burrows

    Hi all I found this today on rt51 between Anna and Carbondale in southern Illinois. Can anyone tell me if I'm right thinking they are work burrows or something else Thank you
  6. tvladusi


    Hi all, I've been finding pebbles in a park with paleozoic age fossils in them - rugosa, goniatite and this one has something that reminds me of worm trace fossils. I believe the gravel is from the Drava river, which may carry it all the way from Slovenia and beyond.. Any ideas?
  7. I have no information about the location. Is this a sponge or is it a worm colony? Modern or fossil? It has a waxy texture to it, I originally thought it was plastic. Thank you!
  8. Jeffrey P

    Worm Tube from the Rochester Shale

    From the album: Silurian

    Cornulites bellistriatus Worm Tube Middle Silurian Rochester Shale Burleigh Hill Member Upper Clinton Group Erie Canal Greece, N.Y.
  9. LesW


    Hi Firstly location, I live in South Norfolk. Recently, when rotovating my garden, the blades split a piece of flint and one half had the impression shown on the attached photo. It looks a little like a worm but that’s the guess of a novice. Can more enlightened forum members suggest what it could be. Regards Les Wilcock
  10. Hi everyone. I'm doing a project on earthworms, and I was hoping you might be able to provide the names of some dinosaurs that existed in at the same time and in the same geographical locations as early earthworms, in periods of both extreme cold, and extreme heat. So for example: X Dinos existed along side worms during the extreme cold of period (or dates) X X Dinos existed along side worms during the extreme heat of period (or dates) X I've been cobbling together bits and pieces from Google and thought it couldn't hurt to seek the advice of
  11. Lone Hunter

    Serpulid Reef?

    Awhile back @Rockwood posted something similar to this and was given the ID Serpulid Reef, which I had never heard of until then. Would that be what this is? This is from creek in Eagle Ford, what's most curious is how the wad of spaghetti perfectly comes together at the mouth(?)end. Pictures I've seen of these reefs show worms poking out out in every direction.@erose
  12. I found this fossil in the thar desert near jaisalmer india Is it a worm or corals or any other prehistoric marine creature I found this near akal fossil park , sam sand dunes Please help me identify it Moreover I also found a ammonite fossil near it.
  13. https://www.livescience.com/silver-specks-in-worm-dung Evidence for microbially mediated silver enrichment in a middle Cambrian Burgess Shale-type deposit, Mackenzie Mountains, northwestern Canada As a worms, bugs, and slime researcher, I found this to be exciting.
  14. Mike_363

    Help identifying

    Found this rock that's smaller than a dime this evening outside my house. Noticed it looked like worms in there. Information if it's a fossil, and if so, other information greatly appreciated
  15. Jeffrey P

    Worm Tubes from the Vincentown Formation

    From the album: Tertiary

    Rotularia rotula Cioled Worm tubes (less than half an inch) Paleocene Vincentown Formation Rancocas Creek Vincentown, N.J.
  16. So.....I was splitting my last piece of Pennsylvanian stark shale member, between Winterset and Bethany Falls limestone from a 2x2' 2" thick piece, I found some cool conodonts, a lot of scolecodonts, and amassing a pile of split shale, when I came upon yet another listracanthus/fish spine, about 5-6cm in length and very slender (2-3mm in width). I have both positive and negative pieces (depicted here). I scan all of these to see the pattern, faint impressions of a wider segment (as seen in photo 6 ), and in this particular specimen noted the shiny black cracks and creases surrounding the fossi
  17. Kolya

    Some worms?

    Hello! What it could be, for me looks some worms, but may be I am wrong. Max length - 0.9 cm Western Ukraine. (Cretaceus-Neogene) Thanks!
  18. Fossilizable


    Hello! Here are several photos of a fossilized colony of some sort of worm, or so it appears to me. Please excuse the remnants of clear nail polish I used years ago to increase contrast before I knew better. I came across this in Santa Paula canyon about 2 miles northwest of highway 150 where it turns west at Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA. It had washed down decades ago from probably a Matilija Formation exposure. The matrix grain seems quite fine and the rock is very heavy. Although I've been up and down the creek countless times, I've never seen the source bed. Eocene oysters, clam
  19. aek


    I found these on a beach in Illinois in a small lens of pyritic sand. I believe they are worm tubes but not entirely sure. They are only visible under microscope and occur with pyrite framboids. So my question is, are they indeed worm tubes, pellets, or something else? I can only assume they occur at the beach because of erosion of Silurian rocks placed there, but not sure of that either. In this pic below, you can see partially inside the tube which features spheres of pyrite. It's my understanding can be produced by worms.


    After my move to Florida, as I unpacked my fossils, I came across this. Any ideas? Possibly giant bacterium or microscopic, cigar-shaped alien space craft? Algae? They are ~3mm long. Salona Formation. Trenton Group Middle Ordovician Antes Gap, PA Tom
  21. Arizonadirtbag

    Trace fossils? Coral? Anemone? Worms?!?

    Hey there! This is my first post on The Fossil Forum. I don't have a lot of knowledge about fossils, but I sure do know how to find them. Hopefully these aren't too obvious and boring, but I'm incredibly curious anyway. I found these near Sheep Bridge north of Phoenix, Arizona. Here the Verde river has cut through deep layers of ancient lava, sandstone, mudstone, etc. I was exploring for crystals up on a steep hill along the river's canyon walls when I came across a whole lot of these things. They are very fragile and I didn't want to break apart some of the 2-3 foot wide boulders of th
  22. Kimi64

    Fossil ID needed

    Hi everyone, I was doing a beach cleanup on Sunday along the Port Tobacco River, & I noticed this little rock sitting next to an old beer can. It is 3 cm wide at it's widest point. The whitish grey color made it a challenge to photograph, so I added a slight wash to it. Any help with an ID would be greatly appreciated. I looked at many images of worms last night, but I didn't see anything with the same shape or length, & without knowing the age of the rock, I am not sure how to identify it. While it is whited out in the middle, when I look at it under a magnifying glass I can see
  23. Kimberly RM


    Found Glen Rose TX area... this is very interesting to me. It has many different imprints. Could someone tell me if they are plants, insects, worms or all of the above I would really appreciate it
  24. Rcotton1

    Tiny Crinoid Ossicles and Worms 12.JPG

    From the album: 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Ocean

    Once you start looking at this specimen the tiny Crinoid Ossicles just keep appearing. Worm holes have not been vacated.
  25. Rcotton1

    Tiny Crinoid Ossicles and Worms 11.JPG

    From the album: 1925 Body & Trace Fossil Collection - Ocean

    Once you start looking at this specimen the tiny Crinoid Ossicles just keep appearing. Worm holes have not been vacated.
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