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Found 6 results

  1. The winner of the March 2019 IPFOTM goes to... Calamites sp horsetail tree trunk segment - Pennsylvanian - Southeast Oklahoma Congrats to @MSirmon!!!
  2. The winner of the March 2019 VFOTM goes to... A pair of worthy finds that finished in a dead heat!!! Capybara skull - Pleistocene - Brazos River, Texas Congrats to @garyc!!! Lepidotes mantelli fish - Valanginian, Early Cretaceous - Sussex, UK Congrats to @Birdman!!!
  3. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends April 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Richmondichthys sweeti aspidorhynchid fish - Toolebuc Formation, Cretaceous - Central Queensland, Australia 2. Coelacanth scale - Parnu Stage, Early Eifelian, Lowermost Middle Devonian - Juodikiai quarry, Klaipeda district, Western Lithuania 3. Ceratodontidae lungfish tooth - Late Triassic - Juodikiai quarry, Klaipeda district, Western Lithuania 4. Capybara skull - Pleistocene - Brazos River, Texas 5. Crocodile dentary (probably Borealosuchus) - Wasatch Formation, Eocene - Sweetwater County, Wyoming 6. Lepidotes mantelli fish - Valanginian, Early Cretaceous - Sussex, UK 7. Petalodus shark tooth - Graham (Finis Shale) Formation, Pennsylvanian - Mineral Wells Fossil Park, Texas 8. Petalodontid shark tooth (likely Cynopodius crenulatus) - Kingswood Stromatolite Bed, Lower Carboniferous, Visean Stage, Asbian Substage - Fife, Scotland 9. Zygomaturus sp. (trilobus?) maxillary - Pleistocene - Queensland, Australia
  4. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends April 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Calamites sp horsetail tree trunk segment - Pennsylvanian - Southeast Oklahoma 2. Stigmaria ficoides lycopsid tree rooting structure - Pennsylvanian - Southeast Oklahoma 3. Cryptaulax sp. gastropod - Bathonian-Callowian, Middle Jurassic - Juodikiai quarry, Klaipeda district, Western Lithuania 4. Pleurotomaria sp. gastropod - Bathonian-Callowian, Middle Jurassic - Juodikiai quarry, Klaipeda district, Western Lithuania 5. Orthocerid cephalopod - Fairview Formation, Late Ordovician - Northern Kentucky 6. Triplophyllum cliffordanum rugose corals - Fort Payne Chert, Early Missisipian - Ooltewah, Tennessee 7. Colonial coral (Cycloria?) - St. Bartholomä-formation, Gosau-group, Campanian, Late Cretaceous - St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria 8. Cyclus americanus cycloid arthropod - Francis Creek Shale, Upper Carboniferous - Chowder Flats, Grundy County, Illinois 9. Mantelliceras mantelli ammonite - Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous - Cap Blanc Nez, France 10. Eldredgeops rana trilobite - Middle Devonian (Givetian), Upper Ludlowville, Hamilton Group - Madison county, New York
  5. For several years now we've been fortunate enough to be able to take part in volunteer digs with the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), University of Florida (Gainesville). The site was discovered at the end of 2015 and we've been participating during the dig seasons (the drier cooler part of the year) since 2016. The site is on private property but the landowner is very enlightened and understands the importance of this site which gives a rare glimpse into the Hemphillian North American Land Mammal Age (NALMA) period dating around 5.0-5.5 mya. The owner has been very supportive of letting the museum (and its staff, students, and volunteers) onto his property and even helps quite frequently using his excavators to clear the overburden and manage the site for drainage. You can learn more about the site and the finds here: https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/montbrook/ We were previously out to the site last November digging in the main pit. Tammy found some nice gomphothere bones and I dug a rather sterile sandy grid square but happened upon a cache of over a dozen associated gator osteoderms--both the larger circular ones from the back and the elongated ones from the border of the tail. The site is closing for the season at the end of March so we found some time in our schedule to make the trip north for a final dig before the site gets tarped for the summer. We had planned on heading up on Sunday evening for the dig on Monday through Wednesday but it is nice to have flexibility in our schedule. Tammy and I are looking to relocate to the Gainesville area so that I can volunteer more with the FLMNH (and attend these digs more often). We've been looking at houses in the Gainesville area for several months now and periodically make the 5 hour drive from South Florida to see properties of interest. Late Thursday a property that looked interesting popped-up. We decided to modify our schedule to drive up early Friday morning instead. Unfortunately, (as is often the case) the house and property looked better online than in person. We visited a few other newer properties in the area and then decided to head up to Jacksonville (about a 1.5 hour drive) to stay with friends over the weekend. Hotels tend to bump up their rates over the weekends--We've seen hotel rates triple in Gainesville when the alumni return for Florida Gators home football games. We spent an enjoyable weekend with our friends up in JAX and headed back down on Sunday (getting in an open house viewing before checking into our hotel in Gainesville). We were ready for our 3-day dig at Montbrook starting the next morning.
  6. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on MARCH 31, 2019 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the thread is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Best of success to all, and good hunting! *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.) Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month). Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. * Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant. ******* Please use the following format for the required information: ******* Date of Discovery Scientific and/or Common Name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region Found Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.) (If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)
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