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Darbi posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsToday I had a good time with fossil hunting at the Dakota formation (early Cenomanian) sites and Greenhorn formation (Cenomanian-early Turonian) sites in Ellsworth county, Kansas. Typical view of the local countryside, but still beautiful! I keep finding these weird vertebrae-like rocks, clustered in this particular site and not other sites. I suspect it's not vertebrae but I still can't figure this out yet. These mysterious vertebrae-like rocks...reminds me of shark centrum and crinoid stems but I don't think it's them. This site is Dakota formation. I took these home just in case it is identified as fossils later. I think it's fossil vegetation of some sort. Maybe reed or horsetail? I found these jumbled at different locations but put it together and it fitted like a puzzle. I took it home and will be prepped. This is from Dakota formation. Inoceramus from Greenhorn formation. One of the best specimen of this genus I have found so far! Took this one home. Another Inoceramus, pretty good specimen! I also took this one home. Tiny fossil in the center. Greenhorn formation again. This tiny fossil, image enlarged and the ridges/grooves are visible. No idea what it was. I took this one home and will be put under the microscope for identification efforts. The storm was brewing at the distance as the cold front is heading south. It was lightning and I was at near the top of hill, the road would be impassable if wet, so it was time for me to go home! I will be posting some of those fossils on the Fossils ID section soon after it is cleaned up. Cheers!
Hey everyone, I found this little jaw last Summer in the Lincoln Limestone, Greenhorn Formation, late Cretaceous in Kansas. After reading some information forwarded by Ramo about Coniasaurus and how they are fairly common in the Lincoln Limestone I was wondering if I might have found a partial jaw. I am completely unfamiliar with Coniasaurus and really don't know. I just thought it looked very similar and un-fish like given the shape of the teeth (or roots). Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance. Jamie PS. There is micro shark tooth just below the jaw. Probably unrelated, but I like to think it's from a little guy nibbling on the carcass.