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  1. Tiny Bilateral ??

    Sorry about the tag ambiguity but I’m at a loss. This was recovered from an old fossil collection sold retail in about 1955. Any ideas would be helpful. Family? Genus? species? US Penny (and cat hair) for scale. Thanks, Glenn
  2. Hi Everyone! I should preface that this collection of photos were taken on multiple occasions to this location. I just wanted to share with you all typically, what my experience fossil hunting is like. This is not the only location or formation that I personally collect from, but it is the most frequent location I visit and is relatively accessible at all times of year. Anyway, essentially what we’ll be seeing here is the deposits of a 2ma old bay, represented by the Rio Dell Formation, then the Carlotta Formation, orange conglomeritic sandstones representing a delta that flowed into said bay, all uplifted by a faults driven by subduction. ON TO THE PICTURES!
  3. The winner of the January 2020 IPFOTM goes to... Belotelson magister shrimp - Francis Shale, Middle Pennsylvanian (~307 Ma) - Mazonia South (Pit 11), Illinois Congratulations to @stats!!!
  4. 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
  5. 2019 INVERTEBRATE/PLANT FOSSIL OF THE YEAR (IPFOTY) Unidentified (trigonotarbid?) arachnid - Late Carboniferous (Westphalian D), Osnabrück Fm. - Piesberg quarry near Osnabrück, Germany Congratulations to @paleoflor!!!
  6. Invertebrate bed id

    Found on 1450 meters above sea level in the anti mount lebanon range (mid to northern part). Those mountains are the natural separation between syria and lebanon. a local cut on a 90 meters hill to extract construction stones exposed few fossils among the debris. Just cleaned it with water. looking very close, the agatization is cristal clear.
  7. Hello everyone! A friend of mine was just given a group of fossils from a relative and has very little/no info on them. Through searching through this forum, we were able to I.D. most of the pieces, but this one we were unable to recognize and were hoping someone could help. There is no locality information associated with it unfortunately. Thank you everyone for your time/help, I really appreciate it!
  8. Hello everyone, I have decided a while ago that I would focus on collecting Paleozoic material, because of this there are quite a few fossils I have that I purchased a long time ago and do not have an interest in keeping, these guys are not that special and I am not looking for much of anyone even does want to trade with me, but I do prefer Paleozoic material. I will post what I have here. 1.Lebanese shrimp fossil Cretaceous GONE/TRADED 2. Geocoma carinata I believe from the Solnhofen 3. Chunkosaurus 4.some cretaceous teeth, spinosaurus, Squalicorax, scapanorynchus, enchodus 5. Some gastropods 6.otodus obliquus Morocco eocene
  9. The winner of the December 2019 IPFOTM goes to... Amoeboceras alternoides ammonite and Dicroloma cochleata gastropod - Jurassic, Upper Oxfordian - Bronnitsy, Moscow Oblast, Russia Congratulations to @RuMert!!!
  10. I am really trying to learn my common invertebrate fossils. Can someone, once again, confirm my tenative identification, or correct me? I really appreciate it. The fossil in question is this oval fossil. After doing some research my guess is it is a crinoid of some sort. I am guessing that the little "nipple" in the center of the oval is where the normal hole is, but why does it have a line disecting the oval into two distinct parts? If it is not a crinoid, can someone please tell me what I am looking at, and where I went wrong on my identification? Thanks, Doug
  11. First point, I cannot get a decent image of this fossil to save my life. That being said, I took a bunch of sub par image in hopes someone can put the pieces together to come up with an id. It measures approximately 35x22mm and is definitely a different material than the host rock. I found it in the same area that I have been finding all of my other fossils. This is outside Willow Springs, Missouri, USA. I originally thought it might be a rugose coral of some sort, but it looks to have horizontal segments or something similar. I am about 95% (or more) positive that it is a fossil and not just geology. I will continue working on attempting to get better images. If I do, I will add them to the thread. Thank you for your assistance.
  12. New and not sure how to find these

    I posted a first hunting trip with my daughter and have a few I have no idea. These were collected out of the Stull Shale member, Upper Pennsylvanian. Layer is full of Neochonetes if this helps (as in I could have filled a 5 gallon bucket without moving more than a couple feet). For reference (I cant find my photo scales) everything is 2-3cm long. Thanks for looking. Just trying to help my daughter label them before she takes them to school to show off. Crinoid Head parts? Crinoid sac parts?
  13. Hello from Kansas again. As I posted yesterday in the intro section, my 10yo daughter has stated an interest in fossil collecting. So, I took her out to known spot with a couple thick shale members in the lower part of the Virgilian Stage, so ~305million. We were actually searching the Stull Shale to be exact. Luckily, it had rained a decent amount a few days ago so we just examined the runoff spots. It was pretty run of the mill stuff as far as I can gather but she is really excited and wants to do more outings. I might just have created a monster... Although, there are worse things that she could bug me about. Anyway, on to her finds. I hope I have identified them correctly, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong; I do have a college degree but it has absolutely NOTHING to do with paleontology LOL. I will also post a couple that I am having problems with in the ID section. For reference, all specimens are 2-3cm in length. Crinoids Neochonetes Rhombopora Rugose coral - Most likely Lophophyllidium, or rare chance of a Caninia tip
  14. 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
  15. Hi everyone, I found a rock that has multiple small gastropod fossils and gastropod impressions in it. When looking at it a little closer, I saw this grouping of three fossils. Two are gastropods, but I am unsure of the third. Is it also a gastropod that still has the host rock over it where it has not eroded or is it something different? The scale is in millimeters. This was found outside of Willow Springs, Missouri, USA and is a surface find in disturbed soil. Once again, thank you for taking the time to help a rookie learn. I appreciate it. Doug
  16. The winner of the November 2019 IPFOTM (Battle of the Blastoids ) goes to... Devonoblastus whiteavesi blastoid - Widder Fm, Hungry Hollow Member (Middle Devonian) - Arkona, Ontario Congratulations to @Greg.Wood !!!
  17. 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
  18. Hey everyone, I am looking for any reccomended websites or databases that can help me identify several invertebrate specimens in my collection. Specimens range from ammonites, echinoderms, brachiopods, molluscs etc. I have locations where most were found or acquired, but I would like to get a species ID on them at least. Morphology tends to blur at times depending on the sample. Any references or ideas?
  19. The winner of the October 2019 IPFOTM goes to... Litoricola macrodactylus crab - Lower Thanetian, Paleocene - Southwest France Congratulations to @caterpillar !!!
  20. 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
  21. New Study on Tully Monster

    New study on Tully Monster "the findings suggest Tullimonstrum could have been an invertebrate" https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/300-million-year-old-tully-monster-may-not-be-creature-scientists-thought-it-was
  22. The winner of the September 2019 IPFOTM goes to... Glyptoxoceras subcompressum(?) heteromorph ammonite - Santonian, Haslam - Mt. Tzuhalem, Vancouver Island, Canada Congratulations to @Wrangellian !!!
  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. 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
  24. Rare and Overlooked

    The biggest joy is in the rare and overlooked. Burrows filled with invertebrate coprolites. Late Cretaceous, New Jersey. 22 September 2019.
  25. The winner of the August 2019 IPFOTM goes to... Asteroceras and Promicroceras ammonites - Jurassic - Lyme Regis, Dorset, England Congratulations to @kameran !!!