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Found 127 results

  1. Go west

    Hey all. Going out to Vernal UT at the end of the week. Spending a couple of days there, doing Dinosaur National Monument, then a week near Boulder CO. Would love any suggestions of places to hunt while I'm out there. Will also be visiting Florissant and Morrison. Trying desperately to squeeze an extra day to get up to Kemmerer WY to find some fishes!
  2. Found this looking for yellow cat redwood last week! It looks like real bark!
  3. Fossil eye!

    Odd looking.... Probably not an eye, but any ideas as to what it is? Found in yellow cat flats utah
  4. Oyster Looking rock

    The person who owned my home before me left quite a rock collection around my yard. I seriously thought this was a cow patty when I first saw it. But upon closer examination it was just a weird, oyster shaped rock in a grey limestone like clay. It has shell casings around a few of the ridges and seems to have an oyster like shape. It also has small clear crystals that crust some of the ridges and crystalline matter mixed into the grey sludge clay its encased in. It weighs a lot, so I didn't think this was a fossil, but a friend who has more experience with fossils thinks its a fossil. I might upload some better pics later after I charge my camera.
  5. Fossilized worms

    I'm new on this site and have a few fossilized rocks that I need to ID. This first rock (from Tooele County Utah) looks to have fossilized worms on it. My town of Tooele sits on the ancient dry remains of Lake Bonneville, so I'm always finding rocks with shells and fossils. The rock has some florescent properties, but I think this maybe due to the saturated caliche in the soil (not sure though).
  6. Fossil or Modern?

    So we found this vertebra(?) among a few coral and shell fossils (including a tiny starfish!) and we weren't sure whether this was actually a fossil or not (or even a vertebra). It was all in some exposed shale. I don't know much about fossil identification, but I can't seem to find anything that matches this. Here is a link to the location of the site: https://goo.gl/maps/qCGeKFBv85z I googled different animals currently in the region and there is nothing that I can find that matches. It's roughly 1 x 1 x 2 inches (sorry for no scale).
  7. Weird reptile-like mammal species discovered amid ancient Utah dinosaur bones by David DeMille, USA Today, The Spectrum, May 30, 2018 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/05/30/reptile-mammal-species-fossil-utah-pangea/654547002/ Scientists discover the fossilized skull of a mammal-like critter under a dinosaur’s foot in Utah — and then it gets even weirder, The Salt Lake Tribune, May 30, 2018 https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2018/05/29/scientists-discover-the-fossilized-skull-of-a-mammal-like-critter-under-a-dinosaurs-foot-in-utah-and-then-it-gets-even-weirder/ Why you should care about this 130-million-year-old fossil The ancient find, unearthed in Utah, bridges the transition from reptiles to the beginning of mammals and changes our view of continental drift, too By Zen Vuong, USC News, May 23, 2018 https://news.usc.edu/143411/why-you-should-care-about-this-130-million-year-old-fossil/ The this paper is: Adam K. Huttenlocker; David M. Grossnickle; James I. Kirkland; Julia A. Schultz; Zhe-Xi Luo (2018). "Late-surviving stem mammal links the lowermost Cretaceous of North America and Gondwana". Nature. in press. doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0126-y. Yours, Paul H.
  8. Some years ago I found this among the red rocks just beyond Zion National Park. I thought it was a stone with erosion and wore it around my neck until someone told me it was a petrified bone. I took it to a place in NYC that specializes in fossils and they told me to go to the Museum of Natural History because they could not identify it but definitely thought it was something. I thought I should let you guys take a crack at it. Photos are of two sides with the second side showing a distinct darkness around the putative foramen. I have additional photos. I am new at this and appreciate any insights or thoughts. Thank-you! Dimensions: Length: 3.25" (8.5 cm) Width: 1.25" (3.0 cm) Thickness: 0.25" (app. 0.5 cm) Foramen: 0.25" (app. 0.5cm)
  9. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/science/haramiyid-skull-utah.html https://phys.org/news/2018-05-utah-fossil-reveals-global-exodus.html
  10. gastrolith 1.jpg

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Gastrolith Utah Jurassic Period (199.6 to 145.5 million years ago) A gastrolith, also called a stomach stone or gizzard stones, is a rock held inside a gastrointestinal tract. Gastroliths in some species are retained in the muscular gizzard and used to grind food in animals lacking suitable grinding teeth. In other species the rocks are ingested and pass through the digestive system and are frequently replaced. The grain size depends upon the size of the animal and the gastrolith's role in digestion. Other species use gastroliths as ballast. Particles ranging in size from sand to cobbles have been documented. Some extinct animals such as sauropod dinosaurs appear to have used stones to grind tough plant matter. A rare example of this is the Early Cretaceous theropod Caudipteryx zoui from northeastern China, which was discovered with a series of small stones, interpreted as gastroliths, in the area of its skeleton that would have corresponded with its abdominal region. Aquatic animals, such as plesiosaurs, may have used them as ballast, to help balance themselves or to decrease their buoyancy, as crocodiles do.
  11. gastrolith 1.jpg

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Gastrolith Utah Jurassic Period (199.6 to 145.5 million years ago) A gastrolith, also called a stomach stone or gizzard stones, is a rock held inside a gastrointestinal tract. Gastroliths in some species are retained in the muscular gizzard and used to grind food in animals lacking suitable grinding teeth. In other species the rocks are ingested and pass through the digestive system and are frequently replaced. The grain size depends upon the size of the animal and the gastrolith's role in digestion. Other species use gastroliths as ballast. Particles ranging in size from sand to cobbles have been documented. Some extinct animals such as sauropod dinosaurs appear to have used stones to grind tough plant matter. A rare example of this is the Early Cretaceous theropod Caudipteryx zoui from northeastern China, which was discovered with a series of small stones, interpreted as gastroliths, in the area of its skeleton that would have corresponded with its abdominal region. Aquatic animals, such as plesiosaurs, may have used them as ballast, to help balance themselves or to decrease their buoyancy, as crocodiles do.
  12. Odd shaped rock in my garden

    Hello! first post here. I know very little about fossils but I found this peculiar rock in my garden and thought it looked like an old vertebrae. Location is Salt Lake City, although it could have been put in the garden by the previous owners. It’s a heavy rock, about 7x7 inches. I apologize if I am leaving out any important details! Cheers, m
  13. SALT LAKE CITY — Visitors at a Utah state park have been dislodging dinosaur tracks imprinted in sandstone and throwing the pieces into a nearby lake, officials said. https://www.rgj.com/story/life/outdoors/2018/05/08/dinosaur-tracks-utah-park-dislodged-thrown-into-lake/590535002/
  14. Help me I.D.

    A friend of mine asked me to try and help her identify this fossil. It is clearly a piece of a jaw bone with 3 teeth still visible. It has been in her family for some time so no knowledge of origin location. But they have resided in Utah for many generations so I assume it was going within the state.
  15. I picked this little nugget up quite a few years ago, during my early infatuation with coprolites. All I know about it is that it was found near Price, Utah. I have siderite "formations" from around the world. This is the only one I've seen that looks like it has an inclusion (or should I say the cast of an inclusion). There has long been a debate as to whether siderite rocks such as these are coprolites, casts of voids (fecal and otherwise, or iron-rich mud extrusions (what I like to call "Earth poop"). My questions are: 1. Does anyone happen to recognize what formation this might have come from? 2. Does anyone recognize the tubular structures? The only thing that comes to mind for me are worm tubes, but I don't know if there are any marine environments represented near Price, UT. As always, thanks for your help! @Carl
  16. An Ancient Horse Is Unearthed in a Utah Backyard Paleontologists recently determined that a skeleton discovered during a landscaping project belonged to a horse from the Pleistocene Era. New Year Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/03/science/horse-skeleton-utah.html Utah Family Found Ancient Horse Skeleton In Their Backyard By Rex Austin, Great Lakes Ledger, May 3, 2018 https://greatlakesledger.com/2018/05/03/utah-family-found-ancient-horse-skeleton-in-their-backyard/ Fossil Friday Roundup: May 4, 2018 by Sarah Gibson, Fossil Friday Roundup, May 4, 2018 http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2018/05/04/fossil-friday-roundup-may-4-2018/ Yours, Paul H.
  17. Ptychagnostus occultatus

    From the album Trilobites

  18. Itagnostus interstrictus

    From the album Trilobites

  19. Bolaspidella housensis

    From the album Trilobites

  20. Well I finally had the opportunity to head out to Millard Co. with my Geology professor, the esteemed Forest Gahn. He is one of the worlds leading experts in Echinoderms and he specializes in Crinoids. The guy goes diving a lot to study Echinoderms in their natural habitat and he's managed to keep some Crinoids thriving in a tank at BYU in Rexburg, Idaho. Here's some pictures of the trip to some special Geology and Paleontology sights in south western Utah. I had a blast. Students sitting on the edge of Fossil Mountain, one of the richest Ordovician deposits in the world learning about it's geology from Forest Gahn. The major fossiliferous formations are the Juab and Kanosh Shale formations. In a remnant of the last ice age lake, Lake Bonneville forest scopes up a handful of algae and cyanobacteria rich mud along with Playa (dried up lake). This is an extinct marine animal known as a Graptolite discovered at a nearby Ordovician road cut in Millard Co. UT. No trip is complete without trilobites. Here's a large Asaphiscus wheeleri molt from U-Dig near Delta, UT. This Native American arrowhead was recovered in Millard CO Utah during one of our hikes. My professor claims its origins may be from the Shoshone Tribe. Forest teaches students about the Cambrian marine fauna at U-Dig near Delta, UT. Forest shows students the fossilized remains of a Stromatolite (just above his knee) colony alongside the Lake Bonneville Playa (dried lake) near Notch Peak UT. Here is the view of Fossil Mountain in Millard CO, UT at sunrise. At dusk on the first night we camped at the dunes of Little Sahara which are composed of ancient sand deposits from the Sevier River dumping into Lake Bonneville. Perhaps one of my favorite parts of the trip was being let into the collections archive room at the BYU museum of paleontology in Provo, UT. A lot of the dinosaurs in the collections here are from the Saints and Sinners Quarry in Colorado. Lots of neat therapods including a near complete Allosaurus.
  21. Was hiking across the Colorado River from Dead Horse Point/Canyonlands a few years back and found this. Looks porous and cemented in a siliceous rock. Any ideas? Thanks!
  22. A very rare new discovery: The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences reported today that a clutch of oviraptorosaur eggs was found in the San Rafael Swell of Utah. It was a first for the North American continent since these ars typically found in Asia. NC Museum release with video http://naturalsciences.org/calendar/news/rare-dinosaur-eggs-discovered-by-n-c-museum-of-natural-sciences-paleontologist/ @HamptonsDoc @-Andy-
  23. Here's a mystery fossil from the Lower Ordovician Fillmore Formation of Utah. My initial impression is it must be a graptolite, but I've never seen any graptolites from this formation with this structure and I can't find any graptolites in my research that look like this. The other thing that's throwing me off is the "rod" running down the middle is preserved actually fairly 3d where every graptolite I've seen is preserved as just a flat film. For reference the specimen is about 2" tall including the middle section still covered in matrix. Any ideas?
  24. Itagnostus interstricta

    From the album Trilobites

    Wheeler Formation Millard County Utah, United States

    © 2018 by Jay A. Wollin

  25. Bolaspidellus housensis

    From the album Trilobites

    Wheeler Formation Millard County Utah, United States

    © 2018 by Jay A. Wollin

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