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Found 4 results

  1. The winner of the July 2018 VFOTM goes to... the Cowralepis mclachlani Placoderm from the Middle Devonian of West of Cowra, NSW Australia! Congrats to @Foozil!
  2. The winner of the 2018 IPFOTM goes to... the Fusimilis proxima Snail from the Late Cretaceous of Adamsville, Tennessee! Congrats to @FossilDAWG!
  3. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends August 10th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE. 1. Cyclus americanus Arthropod - Middle Pennsylvanian - Braceville, Illinois, USA 2. Pseudodechenella lucasensis Trilobite - Middle Devonian - Silica Shale, Paulding, Ohio, USA 3. Laurus Leaf - Mid Miocene - Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia 4. Didontogaster cordylina Tummy Tooth Worm - Middle Pennsylvanian - Mazon Creek, Braceville, Illinois, USA 5. Fusimilis proxima Snail - Late Cretaceous - Coon Creek Science Center, Adamsville, Tennessee, USA 6. Crab Carapace - Cretaceous - Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA 7. Horn Coral - Ordovician - South Hampton Beach, Ontario, Canada 8. Xanthopsis dufouri Crab Shell - Eocene - Department of Landes, Southwest France 9. Hardouinia bassleri Echinoid - Late Cretaceous - Montgomery, Alabama, USA 10. Ecphora Shell - Early to Mid Miocene - Matoaka Beach, Calvert County, Maryland, USA 11. Favosites Coral - Devonian - Arkona, Ontaria, Canada 12. Unidentified Leaf - Upper Cretaceous - ENCI, Maastricht, Netherlands 14. - Rusophycus isp. Ichnofossil - Ordovician - Etobicoke Creek, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  4. July 2018 Finds of the Month

    Summer is in full swing, here in the Northern Hemisphere. Heat, sun, mosquitos, spiders, scorpions, ticks, chiggers, snakes, and wildlife of all sorts are a daily part of the fossil hunting . Be safe out there, but go get some nice fossils for the contest. The older you get, the faster the summer goes! ********************************************************************************************* Remember...PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT and 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. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until 11:59:59 PM EDT on JULY 31, 2018 Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the thread is still open, will be deemed ineligible! Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. 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. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. 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. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. 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. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos of find:(if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Limit - 4 photos, please. Only entries posted with a CLEAR photo 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. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for JULY 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck! * " Significant preparation" ( ie: substantial, a revealing and/or repairing of 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.
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