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  1. Hi All, All of this free time to procrastinate during isolation has made me wonder what everyone’s favourite species of prehistoric animal is. I know that there are collectors of dinosaur fossils, shark fossils, ammonites etc so am curious what everyone’s favourite species are and why. My favourite is Baryonyx, closely followed by Allosaurus. Baryonyx because I’m from the uk and it’s a super cool dinosaur. Allosaurus a close second as their teeth are probably my favourite of all Dino teeth available. Keen to know what yours are and why
  2. Back Issue of "Fossil News Journal"

    Looking to obtain either a copy of the July 2009 (Volume 15, No. 7) "Fossil News - The Journal of Avocational Paleontology" or a scan of an included 5 page article on the Marston Magna ammonites locality discovery and history. Not sure of the exact title.
  3. Hi I decided to make a quick guide on how to ID Tyrannosaur teeth from the Belly River Group of Alberta, and the Judith River, Two Medicine Formations. I got this information on a study on how to ID isolated Tyrannosaur teeth from Dr. Angelica Torices. I’ll start off on saying Albertosaurus and Gorgosaurus are extremely alike not much differences in the morphology Daspletosaurus is a little bit Different, the morphology of these two Tyrannosaurs (Gorgosaurus and Daspletosaurus) are probably do to similar evolutionary history Gorgosaurus could of been Albertosaurus ancestor. Now I’ll tell you how to tell these two Tyrannosaur teeth apart (Gorgosaurus and Daspletosaurus). Gorgosaurus has two denticles (serrations) per mm where’s Daspletosaurus does not. Albertosaurus also have two denticles per mm because of Albertosaurus and Gorgosaurus evolutionary history. Also one more thing only with Albertosaurus, juvenile teeth can be different not just in there size but in there morphology too to the Adult teeth where’s Gorgosaurus and Daspletosaurus juvenile and adult teeth always have the same morphology. And thats what I’ve learned about this topic hope it helps, enjoy!!.
  4. Is anyone here familiar with a company by the name of "Fossils: Nature's window on the fourth dimension"? Our collection has some specimens with this label, but nobody is familiar with the title's significance. I'm trying to determine when and by whom they were established, which regions their fossils were collected from, and when they dissolved (if no longer active). Thanks!
  5. ID 3 species in a Permian themed exhibit

    I just went to this traveling exhibit in a museum in a city where my brother lives that it is about the animals and life in the Permian period and I got pictures of 3 fossils, an ammonite, a trilobite and a crinoid but I don’t know what species and genus they are?
  7. Would anyone happen to have contact info for anyone in the fossil field at the Smithsonian/Museum of Natural History? Actually, any museum, or "official"(?) expert of the field--Prehistoric whales/Cetus. Ive tried contacting anyone from the smithsonian website contact form, and through email, but haven't had any luck yet. I know they would be very busy, but as my attempts have only gone to the most general direction, I'm thinking that if the messages even end up getting to the correct people at all, they may not even get the messages for some time.

    ...the state's history, seen through a paleo lens Lucas & Hendricks 2019 El Palacio2.pdf
  9. Here is an entertaining article about the history of cephalopods that has really nice illustrations of what they may have looked like. It also points out why soft tissue fossils are nearly nonexistent. A tidbit: fossils once were thought to grow in the rocks. http://www.eartharchives.org/articles/500-million-years-of-cephalopod-fossils/
  10. The Pickle Jars

    Hi TFF Last year I spent a hole afternoon with one of the curators of the Natural History Museum London. I had a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit. We explore some of the Darwin Centre’s 27 kilometres of shelves,encounter numerous treasures hidden among the 22 million animal specimens housed here. with the highlight been a 8.62-metre-long giant squid court in the Falklands Islands and a very good look at some of the specimens collected by Charles Darwin himself . I did get to hold Darwin's now pickled pet octopus , First 3 photos are the Giant Squid 3,4,5 specimens specimens by Darwin the rest is assorted pickles jars thank you all for looking cheers Bobby
  11. Trilobites

    An interesting article on Trilobites. http://www.zmescience.com/other/feature-post/trilobite-facts/?utm_source=ZME+Science+Newsletter&utm_campaign=5c778707cc-ZME_Science_Daily3_6_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3b5aad2288-5c778707cc-238203601&ct=t(ZME_Science_Daily11_8_2014)
  12. My Collection About 1960

    This old photo which my brother recently digitized is of an exhibit our club organized for the Perry County Tennessee County Fair. Our club was called "The Perry County Geographic Society". We studied history, collected fossils and Indian relics. This exhibit shows some of the Indian relics my brother and I found around various sites in Perry County starting in the mid 1950s. There are some fossils included but unfortunately not visible in the photo. The old musket hanging on the back is a Tower Confederate musket from the Civil War. The skull was found by a classmate along the road and partly damaged. Not too old, some unfortunate guy who got on the wrong side of a bullet I suppose. I was 14 or 15 when this photo was taken.
  13. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since May 14, 2017. Ashwill, M.S. (1987). Paleontology in Oregon: Workers of the past. Oregon Geology, Vol.49, Number 12. Bedini, S.A. (1985). Thomas Jefferson and American Vertebrate Paleontology. Virginia Division of Mineral Resources Publication 61. Carrillo-Briceno, J.D., et al. (2016). Hermann Karsten (1817-1908): a German naturalist in the Neotropics and the significance of his paleovertebrate collection. Fossil Record, 20. Chow, M. and A.K. Rozhdestvensky (1960). Exploration in Inner Mongolia - A Preliminary Account of the 1959 Field Work of the Sino-Soviet Paleontological Expedition (SSPE). Vertebrata PalAsiatica, IV(1). Currie, P.J. (2016). Dinosaurs of the Gobi: Following in the Footsteps of the Polish-Mongolia Expeditions. Palaeontologia Polonica, 67. Ebersole, J. and L.S. Dean (2013). The History of Late Cretaceous Vertebrate Research in Alabama. In: Contributions to Alabama Cretaceous Paleontology. Ebersole, J. and T. Ikejiri (eds.), Alabama Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 31, Volume 1. Fernicola, J.C., S.F. Vizcaino and G. De Iuliis (2009). The Fossil Mammals Collected by Charles Darwin in South America During His Travels on Board the HMS Beagle. Revista de la Asociacion Geologica Argentina, 64(1). Geiser, S.W. (1946). Jacob Boll's Collecting in the Texas Permian: A Note and a Correction. Field & Laboratory, SMU, 14(2). Geiser, S.W. (1945). Collectors of Pleistocene Vertebrates in Early Texas. 1. William P. Huff (1811-86). Field & Laboratory, SMU, 13(2) Gingerich, P.D. (1980). History of Early Cenozoic Vertebrate Paleontology in the Bighorn Basin. Papers on Paleontology, Number 24. Glass, J.R., et al. (2016). Was Frozen Mammoth or Giant Ground Sloth Served for Dinner at The Explorers Club? PLoS ONE, 11(2). Gould, S.J. (1989). Wonderful Life. The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History. W.W. Norton and Company, New York and London. (entire book) Hayden, F.V. (1858). Explorations in Nebraska and Dakota. Catalogue of the Collections in Geology and Natural History Obtained by the Expedition Under Command of Lieut. G.K. Warren, Topographical Engineers. Jacobs, L.L., P.D. Vogel and J. Lewis (2012). Jacob Boll, Robert T. Hill and the early history of vertebrate paleontology in Texas. Historical Biology, iFirst article. Kearney, W.S. Defining a Discipline. George Gaylord Simpson and the Invention of Modern Paleontology. Kielan-Jaworowska, Z. and N. Dovchin. Narrative of the Polish-Mongolian Palaeontological Expeditions 1963-1965. Lay, M. Fossil Collecting Expeditions Led by the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology during the 1950's. Smithsonian Institution. Lay, M. Fossil Collecting Expeditions Led by the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology during the 1940's. Smithsonian Institution. Liggett, G.A. (2005). Comanche National Grasslands Dinosaur Excavation Project. Field Seasons 2002, 2003, and 2004. National Park Service. Chapter 2. Historical Overview of Geological and Paleontological Studies within the White River Badlands. In: Discovery and Re-Discovery in the White River Badlands. Lucas, S.G., et al. (2007). Following in the footsteps of Isaac Lea's Historic Footprints. Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine, Summer 2007. McIntosh, C.B. (1988). The Route of a Sand Hills Bone Hunt: The Yale College Expedition of 1870. Nebraska History, 69. Members of the Union Pacific Expedition (1909). The Fossil Fields of Wyoming. Passenger Department, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, Nebraska. Monson, T.A., M.F. Brasil and L.J. Hlusko (2015). Materials collected by the southern branch of the UC Africa Expedition with a report on previously unpublished Plio-Pleistocene fossil localities. PaleoBios, 31. Murchison, C. (ed.)(1868). Palaeontological Memoirs and Notes of the Late Hugh M. Falconer, A.M., M.D. Vol II. Mastodon, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Ossiferous Caves, Primeval Man and His Contemporaries. Robert Hardwicke, London. (856 pages) Osborn, H.F., W.B. Scott and F. Speir (1878). Palaeontological Report of The Princeton Scientific Expedition of 1877. Contributions from the Museum of Geology and Archaeology of Princeton College, Number 1. Piccardi, L. and W.B. Massie (eds.)(2007). Myth and Geology. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 273. (350 pages) (Thanks to doushantuo for pointing the way to this one!) Quackenbush, L.S. (1909). Notes on Alaskan Mammoth Expeditions of 1907 and 1908. Bulletin American Museum of Natural History, Vol.XXVI, Article IX. Ray, C.E. (2005). An Idiosyncratic History of Floridian Vertebrate Paleontology. Bull.Fla.Mus.Nat.Hist., 45(4). Shuler, E.W. (1934). Collecting Fossil Elephants at Dallas, Texas. Field & Laboratory, SMU, 3(1). Sternberg, C.H. (1917). Hunting Dinosaurs in the Badlands of the Red Deer River, Alberta, Canada. A Sequel to The Life of a Fossil Hunter. C.H. Sternberg, Lawrence, Kansas. Sternberg, C.H. (1911). A Story of the Past or The Romance of Science. Sherman, French and Company, Boston. (Collection of poems by the author) Sternberg, C.H. (1909). The Life of a Fossil Hunter. American Nature Series, Henry Holt and Company, New York. (368 pages, 41.2 MB download) Sues, H.-D., R.W. Hook and P.E. Olsen (2013). Donald Baird and his discoveries of Carboniferous and early Mesozoic vertebrates in Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology, 49. Sullivan, R.M. and S.G. Lucas (2011). Charles Hazelius Sternberg and His San Juan Basin Cretaceous Dinosaur Collections: Correspondence and Photographs (1920-1925). In: Fossil Record 3, Sullivan, R.M., et al. (eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 53. (Note: due to large size, the article is split into two PDF files. Links to each are below.) Part 1 Part 2 Union Pacific Railroad Company (1899). Some of Wyoming's Vertebrate Fossils. Passenger Department, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, Nebraska. van der Geer, A. and M. Dermitzakis. Fossils in pharmacy: from "snake eggs" to "Saint's bones"; an overview. Hellenic Journal of Geosciences, Vol.45. van der Geer, A., M. Dermitzakis and J. de Vos (2008). Fossil Folklore from India: The Siwalik Hills and the Mahâbhârata. Folklore, 119. Veatch, S.W. and H.W. Meyer (2008). History of paleontology at the Florissant fossil beds, Colorado. The Geological Society of America, Special Paper 435. White, C.A. (1874). Preliminary Report Upon Invertebrate Fossils Collected by the Expeditions of 1871, 1872 and 1873 with Descriptions of New Species. Geographical and Geological Explorations and Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian, Engineer Department, U.S. Army.