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Found 9 results

  1. Photographing microgastropods

    I have found a number of species in the Astoria Formation near Newport Oregon that are not in the literature, and I am planning on putting up a web site that describes them and makes proposals for their species names. And several of these are micromollusks.....a few bivalves, but mostly gastropods, with the smallest species being 1.2 mm high (not all that far from the world record of 0.7mm for a gastropod). And my digital camera, even in "macro-mode," can't begin to provide a usable photo of such an object. Does anyone have any ideas as far as photography equipment for small items that is affordable for someone on a strict budget? Dave
  2. This Gastropod does not seem to be in Ellen Moore's book and there seems to be different opinions as to what it might be. Is there anyone who can tell me exactly what this is and show me a picture of the specimen they refer to? Miocene Astoria Formation Oregon
  3. I have been an avid collector of Astoria Formation fossils from the Oregon coast for a number of years, and plan on putting up a web page that shows every known invertebrate species from the Newportian stage of the Astoria formation (plus as many vertebrate and plant species as possible). In my collection I am still short by a dozen or so invertebrate species out of the nearly-100 described in the literature, although I have also found a dozen or so that AREN'T in the literature, and plan on describing and naming them if they are indeed "new" species. So I was wondering if there were any fellow collectors that have unusual stuff that they could share photos of. One of my recent finds was a conifer cone (shown below), although I don't know what genus and species it belongs to (does anybody know?).
  4. I figured it was a mollusk, but my knowledge of such is very limited. I have made a shot in the dark that it is Gryphea? But I am unsure if it would even fit the time period (Miocene) or the location of the Astoria Formation in Oregon. Please put any guesses you may have even if they seem totally wrong. By the way Its glossy texture is due to a coating i put on it due to its tendency to flake off pieces, not the fossils look.
  5. A rare, deep water, extinct volute that is up to 8 inches.
  6. Very Odd Bivalve

    I find amazing numbers of bivalves on the Oregon coast but this is very odd. Looks like the standard clam but with a preserved internal anatomical structure. Any thoughts?
  7. Crab?

    This is both sides of what looks to me like portions of a crab. I found this yesterday on the central Oregon coast, Astoria Fm. I believe. I found a few very odd things which I will share for group consideration. I am a newbie and welcome any input.
  8. Tiny But Interesting

    Today's find on the beach. This was found in Newport, OR, Astoria formation. Plant? Worm trails? Odd rock? Thanks for sharing any thoughts.
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