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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 August 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Carcharhinus sp. associated shark vertebrae - Chandler Bridge Formation, Late Oligocene - Summerville, South Carolina 2. Heslerodus sp. associated shark teeth - Bond Formation, LaSalle Limestone Member, Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian - Oglesby, Illinois 3. Archaeotherium mortoni entelodont jaw - White River Formation. Eocene/Oligocene - Wyoming 4. Megacephalosaurus eulerti (?) pliosaur tooth - Eagle Ford Formation, Late Cretaceous - North Texas 5. Xiphactinus audax associated fish vertebrae - Eagle Ford Formation, Late Cretaceous - North Texas 6. Deltodus sp. fish tooth - Burlington Formation, Mississippian - Henry County, Missouri 7. Plesiosaur tooth with partial root - Late Cretaceous - Monmouth County, New Jersey
  2. 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. Thaleops ovatum tilobite - Platteville Formation, Ordovician - Grant County, Wisconsin 2. Composita sp. cf. C. pikensis brachiopod with complete spiralia - Mississippian (Lower Burlington Formation chert) - Henry County, Missouri 3. Rhinocaris columbina phyllocarid - Middle Devonian (Givetian), Hamilton Group Moscow Formation Windom Member - Deep Springs Road Quarry, Lebanon, New York 4. Hippurites nabresinensis rudist - St. Bartholomä-formation, Gosau-group (Campanian) - St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria 5. Almucidaris falgarsensis echinoid - Terradets Formation (Upper Campanian) - Barcelona, Spain (SE Pyrenees) 6. Florissantia sp. cf. F. quilchenensis flowers - Naches Formation, Late Eocene and Oligocene - Central Washington
  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 AUGUST 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.)
  4. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends July 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Phymosomatoida indet. echinoid - Upper Jurassic, mid-Tithonian (Volgian), Dorsoplanites panderi zone - Moscow, Russia 2. Atrypa sp.? brachiopod steinkern with inner support - Mississippian - Henry County, Missouri 3. Placenticeras placenta ammonite - Late Cretaceous, Merchantville Formation - Monmouth County New Jersey 4. Metacoceras sp. nautiloid - Kasimovian, Missourian, Pennsylvanian, Glenshaw Formation - Western Pennsylvania 5. Promopalaester bellulus sea star - Late Ordovician, Salona Formation - Pennsylvania 6. Manticoceras sp. goniatite - Late Devonian, Frasnian - Lompret, Belgium 7. Schinoxylon sp. (petrified pepperwood tree) - Eocene, Green River Formation - Blue Forest, Wyoming 8. Amphilichas halli trilobite - Upper Ordovician, Liberty/Whitewater Formation - Brookville, Indiana
  5. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends July 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Placoderm fish (Cowralepis mclachlani) - ~385 Ma (Middle Devonian); Merriganowry Shale Member of the Dulladerry Volcanics - Central West NSW, Australia 2. Conodont assemblage (possibly articulated) - Excello Shale Member, Carbondale Formation (~310 Ma, Middle Pennsylvanian) - LaSalle County, Illinois 3. Conodont S segment (Gondolella sp?) - Pennsylvanian, Stark Shale Member - Kansas City, Missouri 4. Columbian Mammoth neonatal (possible prenatal) tooth - Pleistocene, Bone Valley - Florida 5. Ptychodus cf. decurrens hybodont shark tooth - Cretaceous, Cenomanian - Cap-Blanc-Nez, France 6. Eugeneodontida (possibly Caseodus sp.) shark teeth (associated teeth with cartilage/skin impressions) - Upper Pennsylvanian, Stark Shale Member - Jackson County, Missouri 7. Bos primigenius (bison) skull - Pleistocene - Góra Kalwaria, Poland
  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 JULY 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 June 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Trigonia sp. bivalve with calcite - Upper Cretaceous (75-90 Ma) - North Sulfur River, Delta County, Texas 2. Esconites zelus polychaete worm - Francis Creek Shale, Mid Pennsylvanian (307 Ma) - Braceville, Ilinois 3. Holcospermum seed and Sphenophyllum - Late Carboniferous, Pennine Middle Coal Measures Formation - South Yorkshire, UK 4. Clypeaster sp. echinoid - Miocene (Burdigalian) - Sesimbra, Portugal 5. Sinosura kelheimense brittlestars - Upper Jurassic - Hienheim Quarry, Germany 6. Trochactaeon giganteus gastropod with fragment of coral colony - Upper Santonian/Lower Campanian - Breitenbach, Kainach bei Voitsberg, Styria, Austria 7. Uperocrinus pyriformis crinoid calyx - Burlington Formation (Mississippian) - Henry County, Missouri 8. Torynomma quadrata crabs - Allura Mudstone (Cretaceous, 105 Ma) - Queensland, Australia 9. Kettneraspis tuberculata trilobite - Lower Devonian, Kalkberg Formation, Helderberg Group - Schoharie Co., New York 10. Strotocrinus glyptus crionoid calyx - Mississippian, Upper Burlington Limestone - Southern Iowa
  8. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends June 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Triceratops prorsus right dentary - Upper Hell Creek Formation, Upper Cretaceous - Powder River County, Montana 2. Pseudotertrasauropus footprint - Late Triassic, Redonda Formation - Quay County, New Mexico 3. cf. Nemacanthus hybodont shark spine - Rhaetian, Triassic, Westbury Formation - Somerset, UK 4. Gondolella sp. conodont replacement toothlets (pokal cell cones) - Stark Shale Member, Pennsylvanian - Kansas City, Missouri 5. Cretodus sp. shark tooth - Eagle Ford Group/Atco Formation, Late Cretaceous (86-92 Ma) - North Texas
  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 JUNE 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.)
  10. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends May 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Petalodus ohioensis shark tooth - Carboniferous, Conemaugh Group, Glenshaw Formation, Brush Creek Limestone - Pennsylvania 2. Platecarpus mosasaur - Cretaceous, Taylor Group, Ozan Formation - North Sulphur River, Texas 3. Peripristis semicircularis petalodont shark tooth - Pennsylvanian - Coleman County, Texas 4. Carcharocles angustidens shark tooth - Oglocene (35-22 Ma) - Jacksonville, North Carolina 5. Carcharocles megalodon shark tooth - Miocene, Round Mountain Silt - Bakersfield, California 6. Glikmanius occidentalis shark tooth - Geologic Age or Geologic Formation: Carboniferous, La Salle Limestone Member of the Bond Formation - La Salle County, Illinois
  11. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends May 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Lepidostrobophyllum seed bract - Pennsylvanian / Francis Creek Shale - Mazon Creek, Illinois 2. Gastropod steinkern covered with calcite - Cretaceous - (75-90 Ma) - North Sulfur River, Delta County, Texas 3. Isotelus gigas trilobite - Middle Ordovician, Trenton Formation - Herkimer county, New York 4. Triarthrus eatoni trilobite - Middle Ordovician, Trenton Formation - Herkimer county, New York 5. Ectenocrinus simplex crinoid - Ordovician, Cincinnatian Series, Edenian Stage, Kope Formation - Pendleton County, Kentucky 6. Foraminifera - Pennsylvanian, Winterset Limestone - Kansas City, Missouri 7. Clypeaster sp. echinoid - Miocene (Burdigalian), Calcarenitos e margas da Fonte - Sesimbra, Portugal 8. Arbacia improcera echinoid - Pliocene, Yorktown Formation Zone - Craven County, North Carolina
  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 MAY 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.)
  13. 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
  14. 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
  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 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.)
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.)
  19. 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
  20. 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
  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 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.)
  22. 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
  23. 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
  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 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.)
  25. 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
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