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  1. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends April 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Palmoxylon sp. (fossilized palm) - Kirtland Formation, Upper Cretaceous - San Juan County, New Mexico 2. Venerid (bivalve shell) - 1.3 Ma, Pleistocene - North East Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 3. Conocardium cuneus (rostroconch) - Devonian, Amherstburg Fm - Ontario 4. Syringopora multattenuata (tabulate coral) - Bethany Falls Limestone Member within the Swope Limestone, Carboniferous - Kansas City, Missouri 5. Spiriferid brachiopod with internal spiralia - Mississippian - Henry County, Missouri 6. Rhizopalmoxylon sp. (palm root) - Kirtland Formation, Upper Cretaceous - San Juan County, New Mexico 7. Ostrea digitalina growing on Turritella partschi - Langhian/Badenian, Miocene - Wetzelsdorfberg-3, St. Josef, Styria, Austria 8. Sponge (Phylum Porifera, Class unknown) - Naco Formation, Pennsylvanian - North of Payson, A rizona 9. Bryozoan encrusted crinoid segment - Chainman Formation, Carboniferous - Utah 10. Abertella dengleri sand dollar - Hawthorne Group, Peace River Formation, Late Miocene - Peace River, Hardee County, Florida 11. Periarchus pileussinensis sand dollar - Tivola Limestone, Late Eocene (~35 Ma) - Perry, Georgia 12. Chlamys spillmani clinchfieldensis scallop with both valves - Tivola Limestone, Late Eocene (~35 Ma) - Perry, Georgia 13. Scolecodonts (maxilla/jaws) of polychaetes (Protarabellites or Oenonites & Ramphoprion) - Georgian Bay Fm, Upper Ordovician - Mimico Creek, Toronto, Ontario 14. Cunningtoniceras inerme ammonite - Middle Cenomanian, Cretaceous - Northern France 15. Unknown echnioid - Ozan Formation Red B eds, Cretaceous - North Sulphur River, Fannin County, Texas 16. Glyptocrinus deculatus crinoid - Fairview Formation, Cincinnatian Upper Ordovician - Maysville, Kentucky 17. Rhinocaris columbina phyllocarid - Hamilton group, Moscow formation, Windom Shale, Middle Devonian (Givetian) - Madison county, New York
  2. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends April 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Articulated prearticular dentition of undetermined pycnodont (bony fish) - Turonian, Late Cretaceous - Seine-Maritime, France 2. Thecachampsa sp. (crocodylian) vertebra - Chesapeake Group, Choptank FM? - Calvert County, Maryland 3. Hybodont shark tooth (cf. Hybodus or Planohybodus) - Bathonian, Jurassic, Forest Marble Formation - Watton Cliff, Dorset, England 4. Hadrosaur (Edmontosaurus annectens) juvenile right dentary - Hell Creek Formation, Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) - Harding County, South Dakota 5. Ichthyosaur tail section, with femur and scattered paddle bones - Mulgrave Shale (Bituminous Shales), Toarcian, Jurassic - Whitby, North Yorkshire, England 6. Unknown Cretaceous fish - Late Cretaceous - North Sulphur River, Texas 7. Ichthyosaurus communis two articulated vertebrae - Charmouth Mudstone Formation, Jurassic - Dorset, England 8. Primate jaw with teeth - Bridgerian, Middle Eocene - Blue Rim, Wyoming
  3. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on APRIL 30, 2020 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Best of success to all, and good hunting! *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.) Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month). Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. * Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant. ******* Please use the following format for the required information: ******* Date of Discovery (month, day , year) Scientific and/or Common Name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region Found Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.) (If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)
  4. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends March 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Metopaster sp. sea star - Lower Thanetian, Paleocene - Southwest France 2. Pecopteris sp. fern frond - Upper Carboniferous - Betteshanger, England 3. Pinnularia plant root - Lower Pennsylvanian, Gobbler Formation - Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico 4. Lovenia woodsii echinoid cluster - Beaumaris Sandstone Formation, Upper Miocene to Lower Pilocene (4.5-6.5 Ma) - Victoria, Australia 5. Crenulopteris acadica fern and Leaia tricarinata branchiopods - Energy Shale, Carbondale Formation, Pennsylvanian - Vermilion County, Illinois 6. Laevidentalium sp. scaphopod shell - Upper Oxfordian, Amoeboceras Serratum Zone - Bronnitsy, Moscow Oblast, Russia 7. Hypoturillites tuberculatus heteromorph ammonite - Lower Cenomanian, Cap blanc Nez, France 8. Platyceras gastropod - Warsaw Formation (Mississippian) - Missouri
  5. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends March 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Tylosaurus proriger jaw section with replacement tooth - Upper Cretaceous, Ozan Formation - North Sulphur River, Texas 2. Diprotodontid pelvis (likely Zygomaturus trilobus) - Pleistocene - Queensland, Australia 3. Unknown fish with seven visible vertebrae and covered in scales - Upper Cretaceous, Ozan Formation - North Sulphur River, Texas
  6. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on MARCH 31, 2020 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Best of success to all, and good hunting! *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.) Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month). Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. * Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant. ******* Please use the following format for the required information: ******* Date of Discovery (month, day , year) Scientific and/or Common Name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region Found Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.) (If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)
  7. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends February 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Rauisuchian indet. - Late Triassic, Bull Canyon Formation - Quay County, New Mexico 2. Rooted Mosasaur Tooth - Navarro Group, Cretaceous (75-66 Ma) - Northeast Texas 3. Bison priscus vertebra - Pleistocene - Góra Kalwaria, Poland 4. Bird (Species unknown) - Eocene (52 Ma) - American Fossil Quarry, Wyoming 5. Giant Manta (Mobula [Manta] birostris) vestigial tooth - Tamiami Formation?, Plio/Pleistocene? - "Cookiecutter Creek", Florida
  8. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends February 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Unidentified coral - Coral Rock Formation, Pleistocene - Barbados 2. Texaster sp.? echinoid - Cretaceous - Ericeira, Portugal 3. Physetocrinus lobatus?, Physetocrinus lobatus?, unknown crinoid, and Orophocrinus saltensis blastoid - Mississippian Escabrosa Formation - Superior, Pinal County, Arizona 4. Two Cunningtoniceras inerme ammonites - Middle Cenomanian - Northern France 5. Composita subtilita brachiopod with naturally exposed brachidium - Naco Formation, Middle Pennsylvanian (~309 Ma) - near Kohls Ranch, Arizona 6. Belotelson magister shrimp - Francis Shale, Middle Pennsylvanian (~307 Ma) - Mazonia South (Pit 11), Illinois
  9. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on FEBRUARY 29, 2020 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Best of success to all, and good hunting! *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.) Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month). Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. * Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant. ******* Please use the following format for the required information: ******* Date of Discovery (month, day , year) Scientific and/or Common Name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region Found Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.) (If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)
  10. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends January 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Notorynchus cepedianus shark (upper tooth) - Neogene - Antwerp, Belgium 2. Speonesydrion lungfish prearticular plate - Emsian, Early Devonian - Nikanciai Village, Siauliai District, Northern Lithuania 3. Amioid scale of bowfin relative Caturus - Triassic - Ketvergiai Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 4. Tylosaurus mosasaur tooth - Cretaceous, Ozan Formation - Texas 5. Carcharocles chubutensis shark tooth - Miocene, Burdigalian - Sesimbra, Portugal 6. Chilomycterus sp. (aka. Burrfish lower mouthplate) - Miocene-Pliocene - Savannah River, Savannah, Georgia 7. Cockerelites liops fish - Eocene, Green River Formation - Lincoln County, Wyoming 8. Shark vertebrae - Miocene, Burdigalian - Sesimbra, Portugal 9. Palorchestes sp. (azael?) marsupial - Pleistocene - Queensland, Australia 10. Baleen whale partial skull - Greta Formation, 2.5 million years old (Nukumaruan stage) - North Canterbury, New Zealand 11. Moa tarsometatarsus bone - Pleistocene - North Canterbury, New Zealand
  11. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends January 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Cyclolites ellipticus solitary coral - Cretaceous, Campanian - Perigueux, Dordogne, France 2. Macroneuropteris macrophylla seed fern - Upper Carboniferous, Desmoinesian, Francis Creek Shale - Morris, Grundy County, Illinois (Mazon River) 3. Orthospirifer marcyi brachiopod - Middle Devonian (398-385 Ma), Moscow Formation - New York 4. Obornella gastropod (pleurotomariid) - Jurassic, Late Callovian - Early Oxfordian - Juodikiai Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 5. Protocardia bivalve mollusk - Late Jurassic, Kimmeridgian - Juodikiai Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 6. Lycopsid branches - Upper Carboniferous, Pennine Lower Coal Measures Formation - Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK 7. Cocos zeylandica miniature coconut - Early Miocene (16-24 Ma) - Coopers Beach, Mangonui (Doubtless Bay), Northland, New Zealand 8. Vampire Squid ink sac, loligosepiid, probably Loligosepia - Lower Jurassic, Whitby Mudstone Formation - Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast, England 9. Amoeboceras alternoides ammonite and Dicroloma cochleata gastropod - Jurassic, Upper Oxfordian - Bronnitsy, Moscow Oblast, Russia
  12. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on JANUARY 31, 2020 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Best of success to all, and good hunting! *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.) Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month). Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. * Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant. ******* Please use the following format for the required information: ******* Date of Discovery Scientific and/or Common Name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region Found Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.) (If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)
  13. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends December 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Devonoblastus whiteavesi blastoid - Widder Fm, Hungry Hollow Member (Middle Devonian) - Arkona, Ontario 2. Chaetetid sponge - St. Bartholomä Formation, Gosau Hroup, Campanian, Cretaceous - St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria 3. Rhinocaris columbina phyllocarid - Windom Shale Member, Moscow Formation, Hamilton Group. Middle Devonian - Madison county, New York 4. Prionocyclus hyatti ammonite - Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) Carlile Shale - New Mexico 5. Spirifer sp.? brachiopod with internal lophophore preservation - Mississippian - Henry County, Missouri 6. Xystridura templetonensis trilobite - Arthur Creek Fm, Middle Cambrian/Templetonian - Northern Territory, Australia 7. Orophocrinus saltensis blastoid - Escabrosa Formation, Mississippian - Superior, Arizona
  14. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends December 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Ptyktoptychion sp. chimaeroid right vomerine tooth - Cretaceous, Toolebuc Formation - Central Queensland, Australia 2. Abelisauridae indet tooth and partial Onchopristis numbais rostral barb - Aoufous Formation, Kem Kem Beds, Cenomanian, Cretaceous - Morocco 3. Carcharodon carcharias (Great White Shark) tooth - Beach Find Likely Pliocene/Late Miocene - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 4. Small Fish jaw with teeth (unknown species) - Jet Rock or Alum Shale Series, Upper Lias, Jurassic - Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast, England 5. cf. Cimolodon sp. (multituberculate mammal tooth) - Late Cretaceous, Maastrichtian (~66 Ma), Lance Fm - Wyoming
  15. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on DECEMBER 31, 2019 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Best of success to all, and good hunting! *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.) Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month). Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. * Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant. ******* Please use the following format for the required information: ******* Date of Discovery Scientific and/or Common Name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region Found Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.) (If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)
  16. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on NOVEMBER 30, 2019 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Best of success to all, and good hunting! *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.) Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month). Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. * Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant. ******* Please use the following format for the required information: ******* Date of Discovery Scientific and/or Common Name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region Found Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.) (If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)
  17. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends November 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Naticid gastropod (Cochlis sp.), arc clam (Striarca lactea) with naticid drill hole - Langhian, Miocene - Höllerkogel-10, St. Josef, Styria, Austria 2. Aviculopecten sp. pectinid bivalve - Mississippian - Henry County, Missouri 3. Montastraea sp. coral - Langhian, Miocene / Weißenegg-formation - Kittenberg, Heimschuh, Sausal, Styria, Austria 4. Pseudodechenella sp. trilobite - Amherstburg Fm (Lower Devonian) - London, Ontario, Canada (imported fill, possibly from nearby Ingersoll) 5. Oncocerida orthoconic nautiloid - Saluda Formation, Ordovician - St. Leon, Indiana 6. Mariopteris muricata seed fern - Westphalian (Upper Carboniferous) - Northern France near Lens 7. Orthoconic nautiloid with exposed siphuncle (likely Endoceras sp.) - Platteville Formation, Ordovician - Grant County, Wisconsin 8. Litoricola macrodactylus crab - Lower Thanetian, Paleocene - Southwest France 9. Saltwater pearl - Blackheath Member, Thanet Formation, Paleogene -Lesnes Abbey Wood, London 10. Ureocrinus bockshii crinoid (and undescibed jellyfish) - Blackhall Limestone, Lower Carboniferous/Mississippian, Visean Substage - Fife, Scotland
  18. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends November 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Cymatodus oblongus chondrichthyan tooth - LaSalle Limestone Member of the Bond Formation (Pennsylvanian) - Oglesby, Illinois 2. Knightia eocaena fish multi-plate - Green River Formation, Eocene - Lincoln County, Wyoming 3. Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) tooth - Miocene - Charleston County, South Carolina 4. Giant ground sloth, family Mylodontidae - Pleistocene - Southeast Texas 5. Petalodus ohioensis chondrichthyan tooth - LaSalle Limestone member of the Pennsylvanian Bond Formation - Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois 6. Mammuthus primigenius, woolly mammoth molar - Weichselian, late Pleistocene (40 Ka) - Zandmotor, Netherlands (dredged from North Sea) 7. Ichthyosaur vertebrae (2 fused one single) - Whitby Mudstone Formation, Lower Jurassic - Yorkshire Coast, Whitby, England 8. Ichthyosaurus sp. pterygoid bone - Lower Jurassic, Hettangian (200 Ma) - Penarth, South Glamorgan, Wales, UK 9. Ichthyosaur rostrum - Blue Lias Formation, Jurassic - Lavernock, South Wales, UK
  19. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends September 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Hippurites nabresinensis (Futterer, 1893) rudist - Campanian; St. Bartholomä Formation - St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria 2. Sphenothallus problematic fossil (possible medusozoan) - Sandbian, Late Ordovician - Juodikiai Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 3. Obornella sp. gastropod - Bathonian, Middle Jurassic - Juodikiai Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 4. Alethopteris fern frond - Pennsylvanian Pottsville formation (~320 MYA) - Durham, Georgia 5. Neuropteris fern frond with second frond (Ale thopteris?) on the back - Pennsylvanian Pottsville Formation (~320 MYA) - Durham, Georgia 6. Glyptoxoceras subcompressum(?) heteromorph ammonite - Santonian, Haslam - Mt. Tzuhalem, Vancouver Island, Canada 7. Pine cone - Zanclean, Pliocene - Near Perpignan, southwest France 8. Hippurites colliciatus (Woodward, 1855) rudist - Campanian; St. Bartholomä Formation - St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria 9. Hadromeros clasoni and Agnostida trilobites - Ordovician - Brantevik, Sweden 10. Tumidocarcinus giganteus crab - Mount Brown Formation, approx 15 Ma (Miocene) - Glen Afric Beach, South Island, New Zealand 11. Submeekoceras and Anaflemingites ammonoids - Meekoceras Zone of Thaynes Formation, Smithian Stage (~251 Mya) - Caribou County, Idaho
  20. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends October 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Upper and lower peccary jaw section - Miocene, opal bearing bentonite clay layer - Royal Peacock Opal Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada 2. Lungfish scale (Dipnoi indet.) - Late Emsian-Eifelian (Middle Devonian) - Juodikiai Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 3. Glyptopomus tetrapodomorph fish skull fragment - Late Famennian (Uppermost Devonian) - Juodikiai Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 4. Diplomystus dentatus and Knightia eocaena - Eocene, Green River Formation, 18" Layer - Lincoln County, Wyoming 5. Protostega gigas sea turtle costal bone with partial rib head - Late Cretaceous - North Sulphur River, Texas 6. Unidentified fish jaw and scattering - Whitby Mudstone Formation - Yorkshire coast, near Whitby England 7. 12 unidentified associated dolphin teeth - Miocene - Sarasota county, Florida
  21. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on OCTOBER 31, 2019 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Best of success to all, and good hunting! *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.) Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month). Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. * Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant. ******* Please use the following format for the required information: ******* Date of Discovery Scientific and/or Common Name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region Found Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.) (If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)
  22. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends September 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Iguanodon or Mantellisaurus indeterminate bone section - Early Cretaceous - Compton Bay, Isle of Wight, England. Wessex Formation 2. Ptyctodontid placoderm tooth - Famennian, Late Devonian - Ketvergiai Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 3. Dipteridae fossil dental plate - Famennian, Late Devonian - Ketvergiai Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 4. Enchodus petrosus Saber-Tooth Salmon jaw section with 2 partial and 1 complete tooth - Late Cretaceous, Navesink Formation - Big Brook, Colts Neck, New Jersey 5. Plesiosaurid cf Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus paddle digits and ribs - Jurassic, Charmouth Mudstone Formation - Charmouth, Dorset, England 6. Orodus sp., early shark tooth - LaSalle Limestone Member of the Bond Formation, Pennsylvanian - Oglesby, Illinois 7. Ichthyosaurus sp. (possibly I. communis) - Jurassic (Hettangian) - circa 190 MYA - Preplanobis Beds, Lavernock Point, UK 8. Listracanthus hystrix (4 associated shark dermal denticles) - Pennsylvanian, Mecca Quarry Shale - Starved Rock Clay Products Pit, Utica, Illinois 9. Two acanthodian fish spines - Pennsylvanian, Mecca Quarry Shale - Starved Rock Clay Products Pit, Utica, Illinois 10. Holosteus sp. fish - Oligocene - Rogi, Poland 11. Allopleuron hofmanni (Sea-turtle) 4 verts in association with the back of the shield - Maastrichtian, Emael Formation - Eben-Emael, Belgium 12. Carcharocles aksuaticus shark tooth - Woodstock Member, Nanjemoy FM, Ypresian, Eocene - Maryland 13. Hybodont tooth, likely central cusp - Jurassic - Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK 14. cf. Saurornitholestes langstoni (Dromaeosaurid) tooth - Campanian, Judith River formation - Valley County, Montana
  23. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends September 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Bredya sp. ammonite - Late Toarcian, Aalenian - Juodikiai Gravel Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 2. Trocholites sp. nautiloid - Lasnamagi formation, Middle Darriwilian (Middle Ordovician) - Juodikiai Gravel Quarry, Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania 3. Parasmilia solitary coral - Lower Cretaceous, Comanche Peak Fm. - Central Texas, USA (western area of Bell County, TX) 4. Phacops (Phacops) aff. fecundus degener and Phacops sp. trilobites - Early Devonian (Emsian) - Col d'Aubisque, Pyrénées Atlantiques, France 5. Kobyastraea sp. coral - Bajocian oolitic limestone - SW France, ‘causse de Martel’ (near Lot valley) 6. Aphelaspis brachyphasis trilobite split with dual-sided plate - Cambrian, Conasauga Fm (~500 MYA) - Chatsworth, Georgia 7. Asteroceras and Promicroceras ammonites - Jurassic - Lyme Regis, Dorset, England 8. Spirifer sp. brachiopod - Mississippian - Benton County, Missouri 9. Terataspis grandis (trilobite pygidium fragment) - L. Devonian, Bois Blanc Fm. - London, Canada (imported fill) 10. Texigryphaea graysonana pelecypod death plate - Cretaceous, Duck Creek Formation -Lake Texoma, Texas 11. Olenaspella chrisnewi trilobite - Upper Cambrian McKay Group, Upper Cambrian - Site 15, Bull River Valley, BC, Canada 12. Euterphoceras sublaevigatum nautilus - Cenomanian - Calais, France
  24. REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below. Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Best of success to all, and good hunting! *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.) Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month). Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. * Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant. ******* Please use the following format for the required information: ******* Date of Discovery Scientific and/or Common Name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region Found Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.) (If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)
  25. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends August 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Otodus sp. shark tooth - Eocene, London Clay Formation - Suffolk, England 2. Acanthocybium wahoo vertebrae - Miocene, likely Eastover Formation - Potomac River, Virginia 3. Carcharodon carcharias, great white shark tooth - Neogene, Yorktown Formation - Green Mills Run, Greenville, North Carolina 4. Articulated ichthyosaur vertebrae with rib, paddle bone and belemnites - Jurassic - Yorkshire Coast, UK 5. Gwyneddichnium reptile trackways - Triassic, Passiac Formation - Bucks County, Pennsylvania 6. Tyrannosaurid tooth (cf. Gorgosaurus libratus) - Late Cretaceous (Campanian), Judith River formation - Valley County, Montana 7. Saivodus striatus shark tooth - Mississippian/Lower Carboniferous, Visean, Blackhall Limestone - Fife, Scotland 8. Ichthyosaur bones (4 paddle bones and one other bone) and some belemnites - Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale - Holzmaden, Germany 9. Sandalodus sp. cartilaginous fish tooth plate - La Salle Limestone Member of the Pennsylvanian Bond Formation - Near Oglesby in LaSalle County, Illinois
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