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Found 109 results

  1. Orthoceras I

    Hi! A recent walk in the woods resulted in the discovery of this nautiloid. I found it in Wilson County, TN which is Ordovician. I am super excited about this because we found it in the woods on the property where I grew up, which means I probably walked past it a million times, and it's 3D so it shows the the siphuncle, and the outside of the phragmocone. We did not have anything to measure it with but I would estimate it to be about 12cm (5in). So my questions are these: I think first verify what I think this is and what I see as I am new to this. I have looked around the internet for genus/species of Orthoceras found in TN, but can't find anything, does anyone know? The fossil is covered with moss, what is the best way to clean it without breaking anything (once we drag this monster rock out of the woods and to the house)? Thank you so much for opinion/advice/help!
  2. Is This a Nautiloid Cephalopod?

    Hi everyone. The other day I found this interesting impression in a rock. When I first saw it, I noticed that it looked similar to the sutures inside a cephalopod shell, but I thought it may have been wishful thinking and was probably something else. I took it home and asked on Reddit, and another user also said that they believed it was probably a nautiloid shell. So, I'm coming here for final verification. Is this a nautiloid shell? The fossil was found in northwest Michigan, along Lake Michigan. Thanks in advance!
  3. Hello all! Here are some of my my favourite scenery and fossil pictures from the last few weeks! Decided to hit up some new spots way up in the north end of Toronto along the Humber river - which yielded some very nice shells and crinoid segment (instead of the usual nautiloids). I'm in the midst of getting the weird nautiloid section so stay tuned: Lets kick things off with a couple very pretty shells and crinoids from the north end trip: the 7 shells from the left are Ambonychia, with the two black right shells being Pholadomorpha pholadiformis (I believe). Some crinoid segments on the far right These Ambonychia shells were definitely my favourites of the bunch^ When it comes to crinoids, this is about as good as it gets here in Toronto!!!! Almost nobody finds calyxes here, so this is about as good as it gets!
  4. Hello all! So I've been looking through my collection and noticed a bunch of fossils that I haven't yet identified yet. Some of them are quite peculiar, as I've never seen some of them until now. This'll be a long post with 12 different fossils in need of a name so brace yourselves hahah: All fossils found in Toronto creeks - Ordovician Era - Georgian Bay Formation 1. I thought this was the typical Treptoceras crebriseptum that I always find at my local creek, but when I cracked it out from the matrix I noticed it was perfectly smooth. Maybe its the living chamber of the nautiloid? 2. I honestly have NO clue what this is. Never seen anything like it. I thought it was nothing, but it seems to have such a defined symmetrical shape... ...
  5. Orthoconic nautiloid

    From the album Fossils of the Upper Ordovician Lorraine Group in New York

    Orthocone cephalopod Upper Ordovician Lorraine Gr. Whetstone Gulf Fm. Jefferson County, New York Collected 11/11/19
  6. Hello again! Sorry for the constant posts, but I've been finding a lot of amazing stuff recently! Anyways, as the title says, this was probably one of my best hauls ever for a single day! I managed to find over a dozen different nautiloid chunks and was able to extract toooooons of super well defined and complete brachiopods from a matrix piece!! This will be another 3 part post as i have lots of pictures: Here was the full haul for the day, with ruler for reference (notches in cm). Here are some alternate angles of the nautiloids. I going to assume/believe they are mostly, if not all Treptoceras Crebriseptum, but if anyone notices any different species I'd be glad to know! some nice crinoid stem segments, a Pholadomorpha Pholadiformis and Ambonychia plate, and another decent nautiloid.
  7. Nautiloid Eutrophoceras

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Nautiloid Eutrohpoceras - Austin Chalk Formation
  8. Nautiloid Cymatoceras

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Nautiloid Cymatoceras - Georgetown Formation
  9. Hello to all! Its been a very long time since I've been on here, but my recent trips around the creeks in Toronto, Canada (in the Etobicoke area) have yielded some of my largest and most defined finds of all time, here are some of the nicest Orthoconic Nautiloids I had found yet: Probably the nicest one in my collection at this moment, found almost completely by fluke when I hit a rock with my pick and this bad boy showed up Imprint made by the previous one These last couple would be way nicer, if only I could find a way to get it out of the rock matrix without completely destroying the specimen :/ ... Anyways, it good to be back and hunting this summer after a somewhat stressful finals season. I also have wayyyyyy more stuff that I found such as some unusually large and defined bivalves and tentaculites (maybe?), but I might save those for another time as they definitely weren't as cool as these ones. All were found along river rock deposits In the west side of Toronto (Etobicoke, Humber and Mimico creek) - Georgian Bay formation, excavated using rock pick and chisel.
  10. Pennsylvanian Nautiloid

    This one is found in Yangquan of Shanxi, China, together with Domatoceras and Huangheceras, Pleuronautilus etc. This one has an envolute , slowly exapanding coil, with an edge on the bottom side (missing on the top side possibly due to wear and tear) . It seems to have an wavy profile, possiblely due to large nodes. any clue what it could be?
  11. Nautiloid ID

    Hello all, I found this nautiloid fragment in the Kope Formation out of the Cincinnatian series in Northern Kentucky. Suspecting this to either be an Endocerid due to the size or perhaps even a coiled nauitoid due to the curvature in the camerae towards the end with the siphuncle sticking out and the general shape of the specimen, unfortunately not preserving detail towards the other end. I was thinking it could be Characteroceras due to them being found in the Kope, but it seems to be too big. Seems like this guy died, sank to the bottom and preserved the side that planted in the Ordovician mud, interesting that you can still see the outline of the siphuncle on that end. Curious as to what you all think, I just don't know what to put it in as for my database. Thanks you all!
  12. bivalves and orthocone

    Also from @Kane, i'd like a little help to determine those devonian ones 1) From Deep Springs a) 2.4 cm hight, 3.2 cm width Grammysioidea arcuata ? b ) Modiomorpha ? Grammysia ? 4 cm hight, 2.5 cm width 2) Widder formation, Eifellian : a) 2.5 cm hight, 1.7 cm width b ) 4.7 cm hight, 2.9 cm width for the taller and 1.5 cm of thickness for the other one.
  13. Leicester Pyrite Member. This layer between the Windom and the Geneseo black shale represents a sea of death. I find very few types of fossils in this hard to process layer of solid pyrite. Well preserved cephalopods and Placoderm armor (Placodermi is a class of armored prehistoric fish) are the most common fossils found. This very thin horizon can be easily found in the outcrop if you just look for rust dripping down and staining the grey shales below this pyrite layer. Every year or two, a piece of Leicester Pyrite will fall from its position high up in the outcrop and slide down to the creeks edge. It takes a lot of work to process the pyrite for fossils. Every blow with your hammer delivers the strong smell of sulfur and a ton of sparks. The reward for all this patience and hard work are fossils preserved in brilliant fools gold. This unit is also the only rocks in my area that routinely contain the armor of Placoderm fish. Click this link for a detailed description of this unusual formation - http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.835.6976&rep=rep1&type=pdf&fbclid=IwAR0qdFymJq-Hd1_SqU3j3yDw5Trl0ih_KohTv-26Du3b1m9g9s2IYKlW0Xc
  14. Good morning folks. I have a Dolorthocera pseudorthocerid, nautiloid cephalopod. It's Carboniferous period from Serpuhovian Stage, Brontsy quarry, Kaluga region of Russia. Can anyone confirm the ID or provide a link where I can perform some additional research? Thanks in advance.
  15. Here are some Nautiloids that I collected from the Eocene, Nanjemoy Formation of Maryland. I believe that they are Hercoglossa Tuomeyi. I’ve found lots of fragments but these are the larger, more complete specimens. Most of the outermost shell material is gone with the exception of the large specimen back, right which still has most of it. The large specimen center, back measures 12”x10”x6” and weighs 35 pounds. I about broke my back lugging it more than a mile off the beach. I’m not really sure that the small specimen on the stand in the center, back is the same species as it does seem to have different features from the others. Marco Sr.
  16. Orthoconic Nautiloid?

    I made a trip to my new favorite Upper Ordovician (Drakes Formation) spot today (working on a field trip report ). I came across a few of these cylinders, which I believe are orthoconic nautiloids. I found them in many different sizes. Some taper as I would expect from an orthocone. However, they do not have the suture lines or septa that I am used to seeing. Some have what appears to be a possible siphuncle in the center while others do not. Here are a few pics of some of the more interesting ones. I can provide more if needed. Thoughts? Thanks in advance for any assistance! This one is about 3cm in diameter and 7.5 cm length. Number 8 in first pic. There are also a couple that have this twisting pattern on the outside. This one is about 5cm in diameter and 3.5 in length. Number 4 in first pic. Possible Siphuncle? 1 cm in diameter. Number 7.
  17. Blair County, Pennsylvania (USA) Silurian... According to the map the likely guess is Clinton Formation, but my gut on site said "Wills Creek" Anyway, what do I have here? Small straight nautiloids or Tentaculites? How do you tell them apart?
  18. ID confirmation request

    Hi, does someone know if this imprint is from a shell, ammonite or nautilus?
  19. prepped moroccan nautiloid?

    hi guys, every one knows and recognises probably the most commonly sold fossil in the world, the "orthoceras" though not actually this species, they are always ground down and i was wondering whether anyone had some actually properly prepared pieces that show enough details to be identified?
  20. Greetings from Texas! So I have posted previously about my hunt to find all the species of Echinoids in Texas. Well, I am also on the same fossil quest for all the ammonites, nautiloids, baculites, turrilites and belemnites I can find as well! When looking for one, you might as well look for the other! So I thought I'd start a post of my ongoing hunt for all the cephalopods. I'll start with some of my finds from the recent past and I am still working on my identifications, so please do assist if you notice the wrong ID! Thanks and also post some of your finds! I'd love to see 'em! Start with some of my "backyard" finds (within 20 min drive). I am lucky to have quite a few hunting locals near me, so I occasionally find these lovely little Budaiceras from the Buda formation. I don't think this is Budaiceras, but i actually DID find it in my backyard.....in the creek behind my house, which is Edwards Formation, I believe. Not a great specimen, but the fact I found it in my actual backyard makes it special to me.. . I also find quite a few Engonoeras near me - usually small but decently preserved - I am fairly certain it is from the Glen Rose Formation: Another nice little section from a different spot, also Glen Rose: Best one, however, was from Harker Heights (which is a bit over an hour away) in the Walnut Formation: That'll do for now. More to come in the near future!
  21. Hi we've found these fossils in buffalo ny and based only on google searches we see resemblance with eurepterids as well as straight shelled nautiloids. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The photos shown are all different fossils I have them labeled a through c to make identification discussions easier. Thankyou in advance, we're learning!
  22. I have this nautiloid/ammonite that I *think* comes from the "Bear Paw" locality of Montana (Cretaceous) - or at least that is the info I have for it. Can anyone tell me if this is correct, and what species/type of fossil ammonite this is? Thanks!
  23. Hy guys, So I got this nautiloid in a wholesale and when I got home I realized this kind of small "hole" in the inner part of the shell. My doubt is if this is reminiscent of the siphuncle or it was made by someone. What do you think?
  24. Nautiloid Cymatoceras.JPG

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Nautiloids Cymatoceras Found in Hays County
  25. Nautiloid - cymatoceras.JPG

    From the album Central Texas Fossils

    Nautiloid Cymatoceras Found in Hays County
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