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Found 24 results

  1. Hey everyone, I had an entire free afternoon yesterday so made my way out to DSR and Briggs rd. I haven’t been out there since the group hunt and I was curious to see if I could find pickings to split. I did a good amount of slab tossing and I know others did as well. People also got some newer areas going also and I was curious if I could work off those too. I started the day at Briggs rd because I did so well last time I was there. I was drooling for a 2nd shot! I didn’t find anything top shelf worthy but I did seem to stumble on more dipleura than I did the last couple visits. These are the total spoils from Briggs rd. I don’t know how common dipleura is at Briggs or if they ever come complete but these are my best dipleura so far from Briggs rd. They sure don’t show up like the Eldredgeops lol. I just liked this cephalon lol. All alone popping out it the rock with great detail!! Basically I got a bunch of stuff like this. I did a ton of labor moving over burden so that perhaps in the future I can keep expanding the shelf I started. Kinda rough on the back but this overburden doesn’t remove itself! After a few hours I moved onto DSR to see what was left behind for me to find . With all the action at DSR with the group hunt something was bound to get missed!! I forgot to take pictures of the site when I was at DSR so all I have are the final spoils and some close ups of my favorite finds. DSR spoils I wasn’t at DSR as long cause I was so tired and worn out from Briggs rd so I didn’t do much slab removal or excavating. I spent most my time scouring over others discard piles looking for hidden gems! And gems I did find!!! I found this dipleura looking through some blocks that were pulled off the upper layer of the quarry. Dipleura tends to show up more in the upper strata. It’s missing the pygidium and the cephalon is tucked over. With some minor prep I should be able to expose the rest of the cephalon. Super happy about this find. In general I have been coming up empty with dipleura at both Briggs rd and DSR so it was a bonus. Last but not least....... Echinocaris punctata phyllocarid!!!! I found this just sitting out in the open face up. Most likely mistaken for a bivalve. I couldn’t believe it. My best phyllocarid carapace so far. It’s nearly perfect!!! I have to say this beats all my other finds for the day. Just sitting face up for me to find . Well that wraps it up. Fun time at Briggs rd and DSR with a couple exciting finds for me. Seems like every time I go out I comeback with something totally unexpected!! It just keeps me coming back for more . Hope everyone has a great mother’s day! Thanks for reading, Al
  2. Unidentified Phylllocarid telson

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Unidentified Phyllocarid telson either Rhinocaris columbina or Echinocaris punctata Middle Devonian Windom Shale. Moscow Formation, Hamilton Group. Deep Springs Road Quarry, Lebanon, NY. Found on April 27, 2019

    © 2019 T. Jones

  3. Rhinocaris phyllocarid

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Phyllocarid Rhinocaris columbina . Single valve. Middle Devonian Windom Shale. Moscow Formation, Hamilton Group. Deep Springs Road Quarry, Lebanon, NY. Found on April 27, 2019 by Kane Faucher. Gifted to this author.

    © 2019 T. Jones

  4. Rhinocaris columbina

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Phyllocarid Rhinocaris columbina . Single valve. Middle Devonian Windom Shale. Moscow Formation, Hamilton Group. Deep Springs Road Quarry, Lebanon, NY. Found on April 27, 2019 by Kane Faucher. Gifted to this author.

    © 2019 T. Jones

  5. It's been about five months since I've been able to get out and dig, so when my collecting comrade and I arranged it, off we went. The weather was perfect, although it was muddy going. Spent about a day and a half at our site. Finds were not the best for some species, but the focus was more on site preparation. Pictured here are some Greenops widderensis. Both are missing parts, so will likely be in the grafting pile:
  6. I went back to Deep Springs rd last weekend. It was my 2nd time there. I couldn’t sit around on my Saturday off and do nothing lol. Fishing season doesn’t start till April 1st so March puts me in this odd limbo of waiting for the fun to begin. Now that I know how to get to DSR no problem and I live so close I will probably visit several times this year. It’s a really fun site for diversity. I want to see how much I can find and catalogue. Perhaps in the future I will make a little personal reference guide for DSR. Anyway. Pretty sure I found my first phyllocarid carapace this past weekend. It’s not much but I find it to be pretty cool. I have a phyllocarid mandible I found in the wanakah shale in Buffalo so it’s fun to try and find more of the animal. This is the part and counterpart of the larger specimen. I only have a scale on 1 but they are the same specimen. This is the smaller one I found with a scale. Im a big fan of these goniatites that come from DSR. I got a decent one last trip.
  7. Large Rhinocaris

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Phyllocarid Rhinocaris columbina Middle Devonian, Moscow Formation, Hamilton Group. Deep Springs Road, Lebanon, NY. Collected on 7/16/2018

    © 2018 T.Jones

  8. Echinocaris partial

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Large partial specimen of Echinocaris punctata. Middle Devonian, Moscow Formation, Hamilton Group. Deep Springs Road, Lebanon, NY. Found on 7/16/2018

    © 2018 T.Jones

  9. Middle Devonian phyllocarid

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Echinocaris punctata, phyllocarid Middle Devonian, Moscow Formation, Hamilton Group. Deep Springs Road, Lebanon, NY.

    © © 2018 T. Jones

  10. Phyllocarid Collection

    My phyllocarid collection to date. Includes Echinocaris sp. and Rhinocaris sp.
  11. Ceratiocaris papilio (2).jpg

    From the album Northern's inverts

  12. Ceratiocaris papilio.jpg

    From the album Northern's inverts

  13. Echinocaris punctata.jpg

    From the album Northern's inverts

  14. From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Phyllocarid Rhinocaris columbina . Single valve. Middle Devonian Windom Shale. Moscow Formation, Hamilton Group. Deep Springs Road Quarry, Lebanon, NY. Found on 11/30/2017, on a trip with Jeffrey P.

    © © 2017 Tim Jones

  15. Yukon Phyllocarids

    Thanks for the comments ... Been trying to respond to some but having some difficulty using this website... The Phyllocarids I've found up there are, apparently, the world's largest. The most famous and complete specimens, from Germany's Hunsruck shale, are only an inch or two in length. Definitely no fish remains at this site. The second most common fossil at that place is Plumaria Plumalina, which used to be called feather coral, but is now generally considered to a hydroid type of creature. These are also unusually large with ind. fronds over a foot in length. Here's a pic of one. There are also more complex and varied forms of what appears to be basically the same thing.
  16. Yukon Phyllocarids

    Anyone intimately familiar with Phyllocarid morphology? This slab is from a lower Devonian formation in the northern Yukon Territory. These things were giants ... The well preserved Telson (tail-spike) piece is 10" long, the feeler/antennae assembly alone is 18" long ... In life the critter was likely a good meter in length. What I'm not certain about is the 8" long arm-like appendage at top, as well as a small armor like plate nearby. Over the years have found many complete trident shaped telsons and antennae but not much in the way of other body parts.
  17. Malongella bituberculata Lou & Hu, 2002

    From the album Invertebrates

    Malongella bituberculata Lou & Hu, 2002 Phyllocarid Lower Cambrian Series 2, stage 3 Heilinpu Formation Yu’anshan Member Malong Chengjiang County Yunnan China
  18. Echinocaris sp.

    Lit.: Hansen, M. (1994): The Ohio Shale Concretions. Geofacts No. 4 Rodney M. Feldmann and Scott McKenzie (1981) Echinocaris multispinosis, a New Echinocarid (Phyllocarida) from the Chagrin Formation (Late Devonian) of Ohio. Journal of Paleontology Vol. 55, No. 2 (Mar., 1981), pp. 383-388
  19. Branchiocaris yunnanensis Hou, 1987

    Lit.: Yu, W., Dongjing, F., Xingliang, Z., DALEY, A. C. and Degan, S. (2016), Dimorphism of Bivalved Arthropod Branchiocaris? Yunnanensis from the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Biota, South China. Acta Geologica Sinica - English Edition, 90: 818–826. doi:10.1111/1755-6724.12725
  20. Rhinocaris columbina

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    Small, single valve ot the Devonian phyllocarid, Rhinocaris columbina. Middle Devonian Windom Shale. Moscow Formation, Hamilton Group. Deep Springs Road Quarry, Lebanon, NY. Found on 10/18/2015.

    © © 2015 Tim Jones

  21. Rhinocaris columbina ?

    From the album Fossildude's Middle Devonian Hamilton Group Fossils

    I believe this might be a valve of the Phyllocarid Rhinocaris columbina . Middle Devonian Windom Shale. Moscow Formation, Hamilton Group. Deep Springs Road Quarry, Lebanon, NY. Found on 5/23/2015

    © © 2015 Tim Jones

  22. Phyllocarid from Madison Co., NY.

    From the album Middle Devonian

    Echinocaris punctate (phyllocarida) Middle Devonian Windom Shale Moscow Formation Hamilton Group Deep Springs Road quarry Lebanon, NY. collected 6/22/15
  23. Phyllocarid From The Pittsford Shale

    A very rare Phyllocarid from the Pittsford shale. You can see other Silurian arthropods (Ostracods) scattered on both halves of the Phyllocarid. How good are you with Phyllocarids? I collect Devonian Phyllocarids from New York but this is my first Silurian Phyllocarid. All the research I have done tells me that this is likely Ceratiocaris but I want to be sure. Please chime in. mikey
  24. First Phyllocarid

    I spent the day Friday hunting for Eurypterids. I was pleasantly surprised when I found what I believe to be the tail and last segment of a phyllocarid. Definately looks like the picture in my book "Fossil Ecosystems of North America" This was found in Bertie Dolestone of the Williamsville formation. This is late Silurian in age. Based on the commonest phylocarid in this formation being ceratiocaris acuminata, I suspect that is what I have here. The tail spike appears to be adjsacent to the last segment which is outlined with a black fine sharpie. The tail section itself is 67 millimeters in length. Basically unprepped just a quick dust to get some of the crud off. Here is a close up of the tail Here is a diagram I found
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