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  1. Hi rock heads Last weekend I was teaching in London which gave me the opportunity to break the journey up by stopping off 2/3 of the way home to Manchester at Wrens Nest. Wrens Nest is situated in Dudley, a town close to Birmingham in the West Midlands, UK. Wrens Nest is the best and productive Silurian site in the UK. Here's two maps of the location Not often you find a site of this size and quality bang in the middle of a large town! There are are three options for parking, the actual car park (which was locked as a UK public holiday. Or The Caves pub next to Wrens Nest. Or the road. After a two minute walk I was in the national park. No hammers are allowed or needed! Here's the Silurian sea bed. It's cordoned off as there are regular rock slides revealing another layer of sea bed. Cool huh?
  2. Bryozoan Seabed Plate

    Found this large Bryozoan Seabed plate north of Milwaukee, WI a while back. I noticed an imprint that almost looks like a footprint of some sort. Curious to hear from group on potential dinosaur footprint. Probably unlikely given size 2-3/4 long but thought I would ask
  3. Tabulate Coral

    From the album Beltzville State Park

    Pleurodictyum americanum Devonian Manhatango Formation Beltzville State Park, Beltzville, PA Thank you to @fossildude19 for the ID!
  4. Bryozoan

    From the album Beltzville State Park

    Bryozoan Devonian Manhatango Formation Beltzville State Park, Beltzville, PA
  5. Bryozoan

    From the album Beltzville State Park

    Bryozoan Devonian Manhatango Formation Beltzville State Park, Beltzville, PA
  6. Unidentified

    From the album Delaware Fossils

    Found on the beach in New Castle, Delaware. Known Paleozoic fossil area. Identity unknown.
  7. Would like fossil ID of the bryozoan, please
  8. Middle Devonian Bryozoan

    From the album Canandaigua trilobites

    Bryozoan sp. about 6 cm in situ in mudstone shale of the New York Fingerlakes region
  9. Constellaria sp.

    Specimen from the upper member of the Verulam Fm. Measures 56 mm at widest extent of the colony. Stellate maculae clustered more closely together than C. florida and more akin in appearance to C. fischeri. . Specimen is currently not described in this formation, to the best of this collector's knowledge, although other specimens have been collected from this location in the past.
  10. Middle Devonian Bryozoan?

    Beyond being able to pick out a fenestellate bryozoan, my knowledge of bryozoans is quite poor. I was hoping for an ID on this one (bryozoan? sponge?), which is among the most peculiar I've found around these parts (these parts being fill deposited from Bois Blanc / Amherstburg Fms). Those large, circular pores were what persuaded me to take it home. Is it even a bryozoan? It is about an inch (though no saying how large it might have spread).
  11. My Cousin's Fossil

    While visiting family, my cousin showed me a fossil he collected at the coast when he was a child, cracking rocks to see what he could find. They spent a lot of time on the Jurassic coast, but also went to places like Hunstanton, which have Cretaceous layers. I'm really not sure what this is, but it's something in a flint nodule. Could it be a bryozoan?
  12. Hello once again! Yesterday when I went out with Viola to Mimico Creek in Toronto (Georgian Bay Formation, Upper Ordovician), I found an interesting piece and I'd like your thoughts regarding its identity. The dome-shaped object in the photos below has bumps all over it, and there are tiny pores throughout, so I was wondering if you think it's a bryozoan or perhaps a stromatoporid (apparently Labechia huronensis is a bumpy-looking stromatoporid that can be found in the Georgian Bay Formation, but MANY bryozoans can be found here, too - including on this piece of rock! - so I'm not sure which it is). "Front" of specimen: "Back" of specimen: What is the conical-shaped, segmented item in the upper right-hand corner, by the way? Closer views of the bumpy, dome-shaped object: Thanks for your help! Monica
  13. Permian shale in Manhattan, KS

    We moved to Manhattan, Kansas two years ago but I never tried looking for fossils in the area until last week. This is in the Flint Hills area so lots of Permian shale and limestone everywhere. We visited a 20-foot cliff behind the Manhattan Aquarium Co building at the southeast edge of town, and picked up a lot of loose sheets and blocks of bearing lots of fusinilids and brachiopods. We found an interesting chunk resting halfway up the cliff with large curved pieces which I was pretty excited about since it looks like bone at a glance, but they might be bryozoan colonies since they're too evenly covered in tiny pores (we did find clam shells that had similar colonies on their surface but it was patchier). There's a small object (shown first by the quarter) in the same matrix almost completely exposed. It looks symmetrical along a center axis but has a strange indentation in the middle, with the sides actually folded in and what appear to be seams. It seems too complex to be a brachiopod shell. A nice find from lower down was an extremely rich matrix with a lot of shells, fusilinids, and crinoid bits. There's a dark object near the corner that looks like part of a trilobite? There's another object in this I can't identify, shown in the last two photos above the Y-shaped bryozoan piece. It consists of a straight stick with regularly spaced branches or openings on both sides. It could be a cross section of a spiral but I would expect the sides to be offset from each other more. I'm not sure if it's attached to the flat piece at one end.
  14. Bryozoan Fossil ??

    I found this over the weekend north of Milwaukee on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. It looks to be in the Devonian or possible Silurian Period and what I am guessing is Bryozoans from the seafloor of what once was. I would appreciate anyone knowledgeable to confirm. I know these are pretty common finds, but wondering if it is somewhat rare to find this big (11" x 12" x 3" & weighs 24lbs). Also given the dense formation, I assume my guess of being from seafloor is correct?
  15. OBX: Surprise, Surprise!

    Last week, we went out to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for some wind-and-water sports. Only one problem: no wind. So, we combed the beach most days. It'd been a week since Hurricane Matthew tore through the Caribbean and Southern US. The Outer Banks are not generally considered a hot spot for fossils, though seekers of modern shells love the place. When we went out, I told myself I had enough modern seas shells. I wasn't taking anything home unless it was at least 10,000 years old. That should be enough self-restraint to send me home with empty pockets. As luck would have it, Matthew carved into the Pleistocene shelf on which the islands rest and churned up chunks of shell-laden sandstone off the coast of Avon, on Hatteras Island. Some of the ancient shells are so well-preserved that I'd not recognize them as any older than a few years -most of it while they were inhabited - if not for the sandstone firmly affixed to the shells. Some were conglomerates of identifiable shells. Some are agatized. One had grown a calcite (?) crystal lattice. No empty pockets for me! I am definitely no expert. Or local. My guess was that my finds were relatively recent. Digging around with the kind help of Abyssunder, I came up with Pleistocene era. A few other goodies from the day include: an echinoid sand dollar, probably Mellita sp. Argopecten gibbous cluster and another scallop Mercanaria sp. with a small, agatized bivalve embedded on on the inside clockwise from upper left: Astrangia lineata, an unidentifiable bivalve, Solenastea bella, and Septastrea marylandica
  16. My kids and I sorted through some gravel that had been given to us by a friend, from a creek that is south of the North Sulphur on private land. Here is a video of some of the finds: And here are some photos, verts first:
  17. Showing a lot of storm or flood debris, this is from the very top of the marine phase of a Brigantian cyclothem that apparently ended with a catastrophe. The mudstone that immediately overlies this is virtually unfossiliferous, eventually passing up into layers with burrows and plant fragments. From County Durham, UK. Photographed in a container of water to highlight the detail. Brass scale is 1cm.
  18. Here's my haul from the last Dallas Paleo Society field trip to an abandoned quarry in Gore, OK. The age of the site is Pennsylvanian, Morrowan stage. The hunting was a bit difficult, due to all the recent rains encouraging TONS of plant growth throughout the site. No telling what wonderful fossils were concealed by all of the weeds. Still & all, we all found some good stuff & no one ran afoul of any snakes. First up, the big draw of the site, a blastoid. I found this one lying on the path into the quarry. I think this might be a weathered horn coral. It wouldn't be a Pennsylvanian site without some crinoid stem pieces! A 'stick' of bryozoan! Brachiopod with a little bryozoan crust! Another brachiopod with a heavier coat of bryozoan (Continued... )
  19. Byrozoan

    From the album Carboniferous Fossils from Lawrence County, Missouri

    Burlington-Keokuk Formation Osagean Series, Lower Viséan (presumed) Lawrence County near Greene County border, Missouri, USA
  20. Does anyone have any good sources for identifying crinoids and bryozoans from the Pennsylvanian of central Texas. I've found fragmentary articles and papers on Google Books, but I would like to be able to key the specimens that I have collected. Books would be excellent! Unfortunately, I'm not affiliated with an institution that has access to the latest scholarly works on the subject.
  21. Fenestrate bryozoa on a coral

    From the album Arkona material

    Fenestrate bryozoan on a piece of Favosites coral. Does anyone know what's the actual name of this bryozoan? Arkona, Ontario, Middle Devonain. A big thank you to TMNH for doing a trade with me for these Arkona fossils

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  22. Septopora

    From the album fenestrate bryozoan Septopora carbonaria

    Fenestrate, bryozoan, Septopora, carbonaria? Pennsylvanian, Upper Stage, Missourian Stage, Kansas City Group. Closeup.
  23. Septopora

    From the album fenestrate bryozoan Septopora carbonaria

    Fenestrate, bryozoan, Septopora, carbonaria? Pennsylvanian, Upper Stage, Missourian Stage, Kansas City Group. About 4 inches.
  24. Septopora

    From the album fenestrate bryozoan Septopora carbonaria

    Fenestrate, bryozoan, Septopora, carbonaria? Pennsylvanian, Upper Stage, Missourian Stage, Kansas City Group. About 4 inches.
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