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  1. Hey everyone - It's Christian. For the past few months, I was inactive on TFF as I had a lot of schoolwork.. But now, I've got a lot more time on my hands - which means that I can get back to all things fossil related This of course includes making preparations for my 3rd Møns Klint Fossil Excavation (MKFE - the fieldwork aspect of my Møns Klint Fossil Research Program). I'll be going for 2 weeks, in mid-August - I'm really excited! As I said in a post from a few months ago, the collection policy of this MKFE is essentially the same as last time's (cephalopod, crustacean, echinoderm and vertebrate material). This time, though, there'll be a bigger focus on articulated and/or associated material - eroded sea urchin spines and belemnite fragments are getting too numerous... On the first days of the field trip, I'll have to do quite a bit of prospecting for new sites to work at, because there's a chance that the landslide spoil heap from last year has most likely been washed away by the waves. I'm already having some ideas of particular projects for this field trip, which include a comprehensive collection of washout microfossils - to determine relative abundances of various faunal groups. Another project is the in-depth analysis of fossil material from different layers of chalk - which I hope will yield some zone fossils. Of course, I'm still hoping to find a lil' mosasaur tooth I'll also use this field trip as an opportunity to donate to the GeoCenter Møns Klint some of the fossils I found during the 2nd MKFE. I'll keep you guys posted! Stay tuned I'm so excited to getting back there! -Christian
  2. New Ichthyosaur from the Cretaceous of Australia

    Just got this new article from the "Everything Dinosaur" blog about a new ichthyosaur specimen from the Cretaceous deposits in the area around Richmond (Queensland, Australia). The specimen was found and collected by the staff of the Kronosaurus Korner museum. https://blog.everythingdinosaur.co.uk/blog/_archives/2018/08/29/annual-australian-fossil-dig-finds-a-fish-lizard-fossil.html -Christian
  3. Hey everyone, I'm back from my second Møns Klint Fossil Excavation - it was absolutely fantastic! For the majority of 2 weeks, I was down at the chalk cliffs of Møn; and recovered quite a sizable quantity of (mostly echinoderm) good-quality fossil material. All of it is still safely stowed away in ice cream boxes and kitchen paper "field jackets", but I can not wait to getting down to preparing all those fossils. Unfortunately, I did not manage to rediscover the "Echinoderm Quarry", but I did on the other hand have the chance to work on some new, very fossiliferous sites. Along with extensive fieldwork, I also got the privilege of analysing the MK Thoracosaurine jaw fossil, and meeting the Director and the Fossil Guide of the GeoCenter Møns Klint. I'll give detailed and illustrated accounts of all that happened* during this successful field session in the next few days... Stay tuned *Except, of course, for my studies of the MK Thoracosaurine - that'll have to wait until after the paper has been published (IF it does end up being published)
  4. MKFE Specimen card

    Hey everyone, I'm currently working on my specimen cards for my MKFE Nº2. Could you tell me if there's any point that's missing? Informal name: ____________________________________________ Taxonomy: _______________________________________________ Genus and species: ________________________________________ Part of the organism: ________________________________________ Author citation: ____________________________________________ Geological age: ____________________________________________ Lithology: _________________________________________________ Stratigraphy: ______________________________________________ Measurements: ____________________________________________ Collector: _________________________________________________ Collection date: ____________________________________________ Collection site: _____________________________________________ Collection method(s): _______________________________________ Preparation method(s): ______________________________________ Worth donation: YES NO MAYBE Worth Danekræ: YES NO MAYBE Supplementary notes: _______________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ If you're puzzled by the term "danekræ" above, it's just a word that is used to represent objects of natural history that are of national importance to Danemark and belong to the State. Thanks for the help Christian
  5. Hello, and welcome to my new MKFRP thread! In this new thread, there are going to be a lot more details, accounts, and of course… pictures, than in the previous one. I hope you enjoy it here For those who don't remember (or who haven't heard of this), the MKFRP is a research project based on the extensive collection and research of fossil material from the Lower Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) of Møns Klint, Denmark. The project was put in place given that this fossil site is highly diverse (more than 120 macrofossil taxa), but has been given too little paleontological attention. The goal of the MKFRP is to promote greater understanding and knowledge of the paleontology of this fossil site. The fieldwork aspect of this project consists of "MKFE's" (Møns Klint Fossil Excavations), organised week/fortnight-long field trips of which the central goal is to collect a large quantity of fossil material (especially from cephalopods, echinoderms and vertebrates). The first MKFE was a success, in which many echinoderm fossils (and one shark tooth) had been collected. The second MKFE will last 2 weeks, and is scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd weeks of July.
  6. Hunting Therapsids In Brazil

    There are a series of articles about conducting paleontological / fossil hunting in Brazil in the Scientist at Work: Notes form the Field in the New York Times. The articles published so far are: Have You Seen This Animal? New York Times, April 11, 2012 http://scientistatwo...en-this-animal/ On the Origin of Therapsids New York Times, April 12, 2012 http://scientistatwo...-of-therapsids/ How Old is the ‘Fire Stone’? By Ken Angielcyzk New York Times, April 13, 2012 http://scientistatwo...the-fire-stone/ From Brazil’s Book of Rocks New York Times, April 17, 2012 http://scientistatwo...-book-of-rocks/ Unearthing Dwellers of an Aquatic Past New York Times, April 18, 2012 http://scientistatwo...n-aquatic-past/ Fossil Hunting Near ‘New York,’ Brazil New York Times, April 20, 2012 http://scientistatwo...ew-york-brazil/ Back to the Scene of a Former Fossil Site New York Times, April 24, 2012 http://scientistatwo...er-fossil-site/ Related paper: Brito, D., R. Rohn, J. Carneiro de Castro, Ricardo R. Dias, and R. Rössler, 2009, The Northern Tocantins Petrified Forest, State of Tocantins – The most luxuriant and important Permian tropical-subtropical floristic record in the Southern Hemisphere. in M. Winge and others Sítios Geológicos e Paleontológicos do Brasil. Brasília: CPRM PDF file (English) at http://vsites.unb.br/ig/sigep/sitio104/sitio104english.pdf PDF file (Spanish) at http://vsites.unb.br/ig/sigep/sitio104/sitio104.pdf Best wishes, Paul H.
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