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  1. Good evening to everyone, I am really very new to fossils and petrified items so I am at a loss as to what I may have and I need your help. My grandfather left me this piece when he passed away a few months ago and it was marked "Petrified Mushroom". I have included some photos for your review and if you have any questions please let me know. The mushroom, for lack of a better word, is about 22" long by 14" deep by about 3/8" in height. It weighs just about 74 grams and has a spot in the middle that looks like wood, it looks like it was cut or removed from a piece of wood maybe a tree. Any help anyone could provide would be extremely appreciated. If this is the wrong forum to ask about my item I deeply apologize, just let me know and I will remove the post right away. Thank you again and I hope everyone has a great week.
  2. Petrified mushroom?

    Found this on a dirt field https://vsco.co/zerdna/images/1
  3. Found in river bed, red river, tx side, dont know what it is help to identify. Looks like a mushroom, stubby end, cap, dimples in cap. Unlikely, but help identifying is appreciated
  4. Found while kayaking

    I found this while kayaking in Lancaster County and am not sure what this might be.
  5. Hi Forum Members, I would like to have some help with some identification, I believe to have found a fossilized bracket fungus, found at Walton on the naze around 1 week ago washed up in amongst fossilized tree material. At first i thought it was a crab, but when i took it home to my amazement it was to me to be a piece fossilized wood with fungus in a matrix. Also I would like to have advise on how to preserve fossilized wood ,seeds and shark teeth from London clay. As I have been told, the way to preserve my fossils from the naze. Will be the process of have them in boiling water , then let them dry and then put nail polish on them. Here are 2 photos. SHARKY
  6. Petrified Mushroom?

    Hey everyone, totally new to this site, just signed up. I found (actually my dog found) what seems to be a petrified mushroom in our backyard in Colorado. I know these are very rare but not sure what else it could be...any suggestions? I appreciate your help!
  7. Petrified fungi

    Just need some advice on this fungus if it is fungus I believe it's a mushroom it's hard as a rock and weighs about 40 lb any help would be great.
  8. This just showed up on our favorite auction site (Fossil Mushroom).
  9. Petrified Mushroom?

    these are pics taken today, but there wasnt much sun out, also an LED flashlight shows translucency on any part when the light is against it,
  10. Petrified Mushroom?

  11. Petrified Mushroom?

    I am having a hard time to upload more than one pic at a time..i am new to the site..also I will take better pics tomorrow in the day light
  12. Petrified Mushroom?

    I believe this is a petrified mushroom I had dug up a couple years ago..i am wondering if it has now become amber..it is translucent when a bright light is against it..if anyone knows about this type of mushroom I would be interested on any info...thanks
  13. Mushroom shaped fossil?

    I recently was going through my rock collection from when I was a kid. I have a fossil that looks like a mushroom, but I know this is near to impossible. Found in Dixon Illinois on my families land that was a retired farm over 25 years ago. Any insight???
  14. I found this fossil in our drive and i think it looks like a mushroom!is it actually a fossil of a mushroom?? front back
  15. FYI.....Amazing.... Abstract: A new fossil mushroom is described and illustrated from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of northeast Brazil. Gondwanagaricites magnificus gen. et sp. nov. is remarkable for its exceptional preservation as a mineralized replacement in laminated limestone, as all other fossil mushrooms are known from amber inclusions. Gondwanagaricites represents the oldest fossil mushroom to date and the first fossil mushroom from Gondwana. Heads SW, Miller AN, Crane JL, Thomas MJ, Ruffatto DM, Methven AS, et al. (2017) The oldest fossil mushroom. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0178327. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178327 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0178327
  16. Petrified Mushroom?

    Hey everybody I'm brand new here just got done creating my account. I am in the process of trying to find out if what I have is actually a petrified mushroom, it feels like a rock and looks just like a mushroom. I don't really know much about fossils other than what I've learned in school and I ran across this forum doing some internet research and was hoping you guys could help. I live in north western Montana and last year on a camping trip to a snow survey cabin in the mountains which is about 8000 to 9000 feet up I came across what I thought might maybe be a petrified mushroom. Today I found it in my old back pack and thought I would do a little research on it. I will post some pictures and any help you guys can give me will be greatly appreciated.
  17. Intact mushroom and mycophagous rove beetle in Burmese amber leak early evolution of mushrooms https://phys.org/news/2017-03-intact-mushroom-mycophagous-rove-beetle.html http://english.cas.cn/newsroom/research_news/201703/t20170314_174886.shtml http://www.heritagedaily.com/2017/03/intact-mushroom-and-mycophagous-rove-beetle-in-burmese-amber-leak-early-evolution-of-mushrooms/114360 Chenyang Cai, R. A. B. Leschen, D. S. Hibbett, Fangyuan Xia, Huang Diying, 2017: Mycophagous rove beetles highlight diverse mushrooms in the Cretaceous. Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14894 http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14894 Yours,
  18. I found this about 10 years back. In my little bit of research I found that petrified/fossilized mushrooms are very rare and mine is most likely fake. Where did it come from if it is not real? I am convinced that it was not machined out because of the large cavity inside and such a small hole in the stem area. Could this be casted? Can anyone explain what this is or if its real/fake? Thanks!
  19. Fossilized mushroom???

    I have a fossilized or agatized mushroom. It was found in estill co,KY. I would like to see if anyone on here might know what kind of mushroom it is and how it got like this. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
  20. petrified mushroom?

    I have what appears to be a petrified mushroom, found it by mount hood in Oregon. Would appreciate if anyone could tell me if it is a mushroom and if it has any value thanks :).
  21. Petrified Mushroom, Horn Coral, Or...?

    I found this on the shore of a lake. At first I thought it was a petrified mushroom. It looks very similar to a mushroom. But, someone mentioned it could possibly be a horn coral. I really have no fossil knowledge so I'm just interested in what this possibly could be. It's very cool looking.
  22. Fossil Id: Petrified Mushroom?

    Hello Fellow Fossil Enthusiasts, I'm excited to have the chance to share these photos with you. I know that it is beyond rare to come across the anomaly of a Petrified Mushroom. The attached pictures show what I hope to be a Petrified Mushroom Cap, but I am no expert. I was hoping to get your opinions and advice on how to go about getting this fossil properly identified. Being new to this, I'm not sure where to start. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!!
  23. 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 April 26, 2017. Kingdom Fungi Fossil Fungi - Antarctica Garcia Massini, J.L. (2007). A Possible Endoparasitic Chytridiomycete Fungus from the Permian of Antarctica. Palaeontologia Electronica, Vol.10, Issue 3. Harper, C.J., et al. (2016). Structurally preserved fungi from Antarctica: diversity and interactions in late Palaeozoic and Mesozoic polar forest ecosystems. Antarctic Science, 23(3). Harper, C.J., et al. (2015). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a voltzialian conifer from the Triassic of Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. Krings, M., et al. (2012). Fossil fungi with suggested affinities to the Endogonaceae from the Middle Triassic of Antarctica. Mycologia, 104(4). Osborn, J.M., T.N. Taylor and J.F. White (1989). Palaeofibulus Gen.Nov., A Clamp-Bearing Fungus from the Triassic of Antarctica. Mycologia, 81(4). Schwendemann, A.B., et al. (2009). Combresomyces cornifer from the Triassic of Antarctica: Evolutionary stasis in the Peronosporomycetes. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 154. Fossil Fungi - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Kar, R.K., B.D. Mandaokar and R.Kar (2005). Mycorrhizal fossil fungi from the Miocene sediments of Mizoram, Northeast India. Current Science, Vol.89, Number 2. Kumaran, K.P.N., M. Shindikar and R.B. Limaye (2004). Fossil record of marine manglicolous fungi from Malvan (Konkan) west coast of India. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 33(3). Poinar, G.O., D. da Silva Alfredo and I.G. Baseia (2014). A Gasteroid Fungus, Palaeogaster micromorpha Gen.& Sp. Nov. (Boletales) in Cretaceous Myanmar Amber. J.Bot.Res.Inst. Texas, 8(1). Sung, G.-H., G.O. Poinar and J.W. Spatafora (2008). The oldest fossil evidence of animal parasitism by fungi supports a Cretaceous diversification of fungal-arthropod symbioses. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, xxx. Fossil Fungi - Europe (including Greenland and Siberia) Dotzler, N., et al. (2011). Sphenophyllum (Sphenophyllales) leaves colonized by fungi from the Upper Pennsylvanian Grand-Croix cherts of central France. Zitteliana, A51. Hūbers, M., et al. (2011). An Early Carboniferous leaf-colonizing fungus. N.Jb.Geol.Paläont.Abh., 261/1. Krings, M. and T.N. Taylor (2015). Mantled fungal reproductive units in land plant tissue from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert. Bulletin of Geosciences, 90(1). Krings, M. and T.N. Taylor (2014). Deciphering interfungal relationships in the 410-million-yr-old Rhynie chert: an intricate interaction between two mycelial fungi. Symbiosis, 64(2). Krings, M. and T.N. Taylor (2014). A mantled fungal reproductive unit from the Lower Devonian Rhynie chert that demonstrates Carboniferous "sporocarp" morphology and development. N.Jb.Geol.Palaont.Abh., 273/2. Krings, M., and T.N. Taylor (2012). Microfossils with possible affinities to the zygomycetous fungi in a Carboniferous cordaitalean ovule. Zitelliana, A52. Krings, M., T.N. Taylor and J.F. White (2011). Fungal sporocarps from the Carboniferous: An unusual specimen of Traquairia. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 168. Krings, M., et al. (2015). Deciphering interfungal relationships in the 410-million-yr-old Rhynie chert: Sporocarp formation in glomeromycotan spores. Geobios, 48. Krings, M., et al. (2014). A record of a fungal "sporocarp" from the Lower Devonian Rhynie Chert. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 94(2). Krings, M., et al. (2011). Fungal remains in cordaite (Cordaitales) leaves from the Upper Pennsylvanian of central France. Bulletin of Geosciences, 86(4). Krings, M., et al. (2010). Microfungi from the upper Visean (Mississippian) of central France: Structure and development of the sporocarp Mycocarpon cinctum nov.sp. Zitteliana, A50. Schmidt, A.R., H. Dörfelt and V. Perrichot (2008). Palaeoanellus dimorphus Gen. et Sp.Nov. (Deuteromycotina): A Cretaceous Predatory Fungus. American Journal of Botany, 95(10). Schmidt, A.R., H. Dörfelt and V. Perrichot (2007). Carnivorous Fungi from Cretaceous Amber. Science, Vol.318. Smith, P.H. (1980). Trichothyriaceous Fungi from the Early Tertiary of Southern England. Palaeontology, Vol.23, Part 1. Strullu-Derrien, C., et al. (2011). Evidence of parasitic Oomycetes (Peronospormycetes) infecting the stem cortex of the Carboniferous seed fern Lyginopteris oldhamia. Proc.R.Soc. B, 278. Fossil Fungi - North America Anderson, R.S., et al. (1984). Fossil remains of the mycorrhizal fungal Glomus fasciculatum complex in postglacial lake sediments from Maine. Can.J.Bot., 62. Daghlian, C.P. (1978). A New Melioloid Fungus From the Early Eocene of Texas. Palaeontology, Vol.21, Part 1. Dilcher, D.L. (1965). Epiphyllous Fungi from Eocene Deposits in Western Tennessee, U.S.A. Palaeontographica, Vol.116, B. LePage, B.A., et al. (1997). Fossil Ectomycorrhizae from the Middle Eocene. American Journal of Botany, 84(3). Peterson, K.J., B. Waggoner and J.W. Hagadorn (2003). A Fungal Analog for Newfoundland Ediacaran Fossils? Integr.Comp.Biol., 43. Redecker, D., R. Kodner and L.E. Graham (2000). Glomalean Fungi from the Ordovician. Science, Vol.289. Smith, S.Y., R.S. Currah and R.A. Stockey (2004). Cretaceous and Eocene poroid hymenophores from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Mycologia, 96(1). Fossil Fungi - South America/Central America/Caribbean Hibbett, D.S., M.J. Donoghue and P.B. Tomlinson (1997). Is Phellinites diguistoi the Oldest Homobasidiomycete? American Journal of Botany, 84(8). General Fossil Fungi Boyce, C.K., et al. (2007). Devonian landscape heterogeneity recorded by a giant fungus. Geology, Vol.35, Number 5. Cai, C., et al. (2017). Mycophagous rove beetles highlight diverse mushrooms in the Cretaceous. Nature Communications, 18:14894. (Thanks to doushantuo for locating this one!) Casadevall, A. (2005). Fungal virulence, vertebrate endothermy, and dinosaur extinction: is there a connection? Fungal Genetics and Biology, 42. Cookson, I.C. (1947). Fossil Fungi from Tertiary Deposits in the Southern Hemisphere - Part I. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 72. Hibbett, D.S., D. Grimalidi and M.J. Donoghue (1997). Fossil Mushrooms from Miocene and Cretaceous Ambers and the Evolution of Homobasidiomycetes. American Journal of Botany, 84(8). Hibbett, D.S., et al. (1997). Evolution of gilled mushrooms and puffballs inferred from ribosomal DNA sequences. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci. U.S.A., Vol.94. Jansonius, J. and R.M. Kalgutkar (2000). Redescription of Some Fossil Fungal Spores. Palynology, 24. Kalgutkar, R.M. and L. Sigler (1995). Some fossil fungal form-taxa from the Maastrichtian and Palaeogene ages. Mycol.Res., 99(5). Kar, R.K., N. Sharma and R. Kar (2004). Occurrence of fossil fungi in dinosaur dung and its implications on food habit. Current Science, Vol.87, Number 8. Krings, M., T.N. Taylor and N. Dotzler (2013). Fossil evidence of the zygomycetous fungi. Persoonia, Issue 30. (Review Article) Krings, M., T.N. Taylor and N. Dotzler (2012). Chapter 1. Fungal Endophytes as a Driving Force in Land Plant Evolution: Evidence from the Fossil Record. In: Biocomplexity of Plant-Fungal Interactions. Southworth, D. (ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Krings, M., T.N. Taylor and N. Dotzler (2011). The fossil record of the Peronosporomycetes (Oomycota). Mycologia, 103(3). Krings, M., et al. (2011). Oldest fossil basidiomycete clamp connections. Mycoscience, 52. Poinar, G.O. (2016). Fossil Fleshy Fungi ("Mushrooms") in Amber. Fungal Genomics & Biology, 6:2. Redecker, D. (2002). New views on fungal evolution based on DNA markers and the fossil record. Research in Microbiology, 153. Taylor, J.W. and M.L. Berbee (2006). Dating divergences in the Fungal Tree of Life: review and new analyses. Mycologia, 98(6). Taylor, T.N., M. Krings and E.L. Taylor (2005). Chapter 10. Fungal diversity in the fossil record. In: The Mycota VII, Part B - Systematics and Evolution. McLaughlin, D.J. and J.W. Spatafora (eds.), Springer-Verlag. Yang, E., et al. (2012). Origin and evolution of carnivorism in the Ascomycota (fungi). PNAS, Vol.109, Number 27.
  24. Possible Mushroom Or Jellyfish?

    Hi, I am new to fossils and despite taking a few geology classes at Mizzou and searching through google I believe it is an Cnidaria but I am not sure, hopefully someone here is a bit more knowledgeable than I am haha. Thanks!