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  1. This skull is 24cm in length, it's from Yunnan of China, Any idea if it belongs to a marine reptile, not icthyosaur? And if it's a complete skull?
  2. DardS8Br

    Yunnanozoon or something else?

    I acquired this specimen nearly a year ago, and have been puzzling over its true identity. I was told it was a Yunnanozoon, but I doubted that. I recently got digital microscope, and took a picture of the fossil using it, and it revealed something strange. Legs, or something that looks similar. It looks kinda like a lobopod, but it’s tiny. The specimen pictured is about 1.5cm long and the legs are barely visible to the naked eye. Any ideas what it could be? I made a post when I first got it with pics of the full plate
  3. The photos below show two juvenile/hatchling ichthyosaurus species from Yunnan, China. They are from two different localities but are close by. As they look quite different, are they different species? And any idea what species they are?
  4. Mochaccino

    Anomalocaris from Yunnan?

    Hello, I just got this supposed Anomalocaris fossil from Yunnan of China, Cambrian in age. It's about 1.5cm length, and I belive a section from the end of an appendage. I was wondering if someone could determine a more specific species ID for it? Hopefully my phone's camera is enough to show the details. The specimen has quite clear preservation of the ventral spines, as well as their auxiliary spines coming off the front and back, and based on that I am thinking something like Anomalocaris kunmingensis (https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Anomalocaris-kunmingensis-sp-nov-from-the-
  5. Take a look at this Asialepidotes shingyiensis from Yunnan, China. It is a very nice fish. But do you see what's the problem?
  6. Alternative combination: Alalcomenaeus illecebrosus. Taxonomy from Liu Yu et al. 2007. Diagnosis for Leanchoilia illecebrosa Hou 1987 from Liu Yu et al. 2007, p. 264: "A species of Leanchoilia with rami of ʻgreat appendageʼ with poorly visible distinction between shaft and filament, and with a single hook on the outermost ramus. Body comparatively slim. Rostrum pointed anteriorly, not extended into a snout. Tail piece dagger-shaped." Line drawing from Liu Yu et al. p. 265: References: Hou Xian-Guang (1987) Two new arthropods from Lower Cambrian, Chengjiang, easte
  7. cameronsfossilcollection

    Cyclopygid trilobites

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    A really cool piece of three Cyclopyge? These trilobites were thought to be pelagic.
  8. cameronsfossilcollection

    Ampyxina sp.

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    Possibly A. bellatula. Gifted to me through a secret Santa trade with Chris Koemp (@Kompsfossilsnminerals)
  9. cameronsfossilcollection

    Remopleurides sp.

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    My favorite Pupiao bug in my collection, an undescribed species of Remopleurides.
  10. cameronsfossilcollection

    Unknown Asaphid Trilobite

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    Decently preserved Asaphid that I purchased from Marc Haensel a while back.
  11. cameronsfossilcollection


    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    I’ve heard lots of suggestions, from Tentaculites to a fragment of a larger organism - I’m not sure what this is.
  12. cameronsfossilcollection

    Unknown Brachiopod

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    Cool brach!
  13. cameronsfossilcollection

    Cyclopyge sp.

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    A close up of one of the Cyclopygid triplets.
  14. cameronsfossilcollection

    Dubhglasina yunnanensis

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    A small Harpetid trilobite in decent shape.
  15. cameronsfossilcollection

    Unknown Trilobite

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    Not sure on the ID for this bug. As stated earlier, these guys are formally undescribed - though I’m sure there’s a genus out there that matches this blind trilobite.
  16. cameronsfossilcollection

    Phillipsinella sp. cephalon

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    The head of the Phillipsinella. See other images for the body.
  17. cameronsfossilcollection

    Phillipsinella sp. thorax and pygidium

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    The body of my Phillipsinella.
  18. cameronsfossilcollection

    Phillipsinella sp.

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    Possibly my least common Pupiao trilobite, I can’t find much information online regarding this genus. If anyone has an articulated example of this Asaphid, please share it in with me!
  19. cameronsfossilcollection

    Nileus sp.

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    Possibly Nileus armadillo, but I can’t be sure as, previously mentioned, bugs from this formation are formally undescribed.
  20. cameronsfossilcollection

    Unidentified Trinucleiid Trilobite

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    An uncommon find in the Pupiao, apparently.
  21. cameronsfossilcollection

    Unidentified Illaeniid Trilobite

    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    Trilobite possibly belonging to the family Illaenidae.
  22. cameronsfossilcollection


    From the album: Pupiao Formation Collection

    Bathycheilus-like trilobite I purchased from Marc Haensel a while back.
  23. Although originally described as an alga, F. gyrata is now regarded by some authors as a coprolite (e.g., Steiner et al. 2005). Taxonomy from GBIF.org. Description and remarks by Chen and Zhou 1997., p. 88 : "Thread cylindrical, unbranchial, with a uniform, flattened width of 1.2mm and a preserved length of at least 20cm. Surface bears a tightly and helically coiled structure. Remarks: This is the most abundant alga in the Chengjiang biota. Most of the thread are preserved within a microturbidite mud layer and show irregular twisting, indicating that the thread was extremely flexible. Spec
  24. This piece of incomplete fossil is from Yunnan, China. Same locality with Keichousarus, Triassic Formation. Any idea what is that? It looks like there are broken bones.
  25. Monica

    Lower Cambrian trilobite help!

    Hi there! In my excitement to open a box of fossils gifted to me, I mixed up a couple of labels - hopefully someone out there can help me fix my mix-up @piranha The labels are Paleolenus lanlenoisi and Yunnanocephalus yunnanensis - both from the Lower Cambrian of Yunnan, China. Photo #1: Photo #2: Thanks in advance for your help!!!
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