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Found 97 results

  1. Unknown from wanakah shale

    Any ideas on ID of this. It came out of some unit the wanakah shale in an exposure in smokes creek. It’s thin except for the spot where it looks broken up where it is about 1/8 of an inch. Any ideas would be helpful.
  2. Brachiopod ID

    I can see that there are 2 different Branchiopods. Larges one is 17 by 12 mm. The one that is depressed is 12 by 12 mm. Comming from the same location where I got a Orthonata undulate.Moscow Shale formation. Can someone ID these two Brachiopods?
  3. Stylolite?

    Is this Stylolite? I've been told that it's coral...but, I have my doubts. Thanks Greg
  4. swirl pattern

    Here's one that's a bit different...any ideas? Approx. 3/4" X 1/2" Found in unnamed creek near King Ferry, NY... I think it's from the Upper Tully Limestone Thanks Greg
  5. mud mold?

    I've found quite a few of these and wonder if they were a bi valve? Wondered why the shell wouldn't have fossilized like the others? In first photo...top, right...second photo: top, center Thanks Greg
  6. Trilobite

    I had posted this in the "Fossil Trips" section with different photos...There has been some discussion of what the species is. Some think its a Greenops Sp, some think Greenops bellacartwrightia and one is unsure if it's a "described species". I've been researching online and examining my Trilobite. I'm unsure it's either of the named species. There are just some troubles with each of them. The bellacartwrightia seems "more round" than mine...but mine has its spikes which are missing from the Sp. which seems narrow. Below are (hopefully) better photos. The one with the blue lines shows one obvious difference between it and the two named species. Help is welcome. It really doesn't matter what it is...I would just like the correct name. The Greenops bellacartwrightia and Greenop Sp. are named which I used for comparison. Thanks Greg Greenops bellacartwrightia Greenops Sp
  7. Gastropod?

    I'm not sure this is recognizable...but, I think it's a Gastropod. The only thing is that the broken tip is facing the wrong way from those that I've looked at. The tip of the point is broken as shown by the arrow. And on the other side the "circle"(that is inside the blue line) corresponds to the top. And the broken tip. I'm trying to teach myself to prep. I got a slab of Limestone(not the easiest, but still) approx. 2 ft along the back...I did get a nice little Horn Coral from it so far. Thanks Greg
  8. Lingula brachiopods

    Could these be Lingula Brachiopods? If not, what? Thanks Greg
  9. I've been trying find "Siliconized Rock" photos and info. Can someone let me know where I can look for it? Thanks Greg
  10. Coral or Sponge?

    I found this yesterday during my creek walk. It appears to either be a Coral or Sponge atop a Concretion. It also has the "mud" on top which is fairly common...but it's very hard. It was found between the Upper Tully and Lower Tully formation which are both Limestone, between is black shale. The diameter on top is approx. 10"-12" and the reveal of the side is approx. 6". Thanks Greg
  11. Fossilized Plant Material

    I'm from near Cayuga Lake in NY. I found a piece of Fossilized plant material. The "Museum of the Earth" confirmed this and speculated that it fell into the water and sank in my area. She was however not able to identify it. To me it looks like a wood grain texture. Below, the first 2 photos of the large piece, the following 3 photos are close ups of a smaller chunk from that piece. Thanks Greg
  12. Hey how’s it going, just have two small things I’m curious about and figured someone would be able to put me on the right track. I’m not very familiar with this sliver of time and it’s a bit of a mystery to me. Both of these were found at different locations, but are Fiddler’s Green Upper Silurian “waterlime”. The first was found near some Eurypterid bits (on different plates) but it was surface collection effectively, and found in a large pile (little chance of recovering the rest of it and couldn’t find any at the time). The second is from the same strata but in a location a decent distance away. I did find that with some elbow grease, but found nothing else besides plenty of salt hoppers. Both localities are in western NY. The first measures out at ~6cm/2.25in and the second is a bit under 2cm/~0.5in. I can provide anything else that is needed (scale, better quality pictures, etc.) and would really appreciate any help I could be given. Even some reference material that I could use would be really helpful. Thanks! Here is the first: Here is the second: Edit: had to fix my pictures and formatting, accidentally uploaded too many pictures.
  13. Helderberg Group Fossils

    A few years ago I collected with the NYPS at a quarry exposing some Helderberg Group limestone. I failed to label some of my finds. I have a best guess on the trilobites but I was hoping to get some confirmation. I have struggled identifying a few of the brachiopods and a bryozoan and I could use some help with those. Any help is greatly appreciated. #1 - some type of bryozoan but I am not sure which one #2- ??? #3- ??? #4- Paciphacops logani? #5- Odontocephalus sp.? #6- Dalmanites pleuroptyx?
  14. Hello everyone, I am currently looking for any PDFs that list the Palaeozoic fossils of the North Eastern United States, I am especially interested in the Devonian of New York and Pennsylvania as this is the most familiar to me. I have had the Linsley PDF for a while now and it has been very helpful but it does not go into much detail about echinoderms, corals, or non-brachiopod lophophorates like bryozoans found in NY which I would like to learn more about. Thank you for any help, Misha
  15. Possible Vertebra?

    Hi all, new to the forum, trying to figure out what this might be? Found in Lake Erie near Buffalo NY, based on location possibly devonian, but being a beachstone could be something else. Is it a fossil, or an odd looking hunk of rock?? Thanks in advance!
  16. Please help me identity

    Hey all, Recently came across a few interesting looking rocks/possible fossils while on a hike in New Paltz. Can anyone help me identify? -RGellerVel
  17. Madison County, NY ID Help

    Several years ago I took a trip to Madison County to collect at the various Middle Devonian locales: Deep Springs Road, Cole Hill Road, Briggs Road. I am working back now through what I found and was hoping to get some help with an identification or confirming an identification. Thank you so much! #1 - Spinocyrtia granulosa? #2 - Spinocyrtia granulosa? #3- Crinoid pieces? #4- ??? #5- Modiomorpha concentrica? #6- ??? #7- Grammysioidea arcuata? #8- Actinodesma erectum? #9- Actinodesma erectum? #10- Actinodesma erectum? #11- Actinodesma erectum? #12- Actinodesma erectum? #13- Actinodesma erectum? #14- Actinodesma erectum?
  18. ID rock inclusions

    Found this rock (upstate NY, Tompkins county). Main rock seems to be shale, but what are the black inclusions in it? The rock on the last picture is different. Is that print from an organism, or just a rock structure? Thanks!
  19. Help ID - NY, Devonian, bones?

    Hi! Found today a rock containing what seems to me fossilized objects. Location: creek near Ithaca, Tompkins county, USA (Devonian period?) Size of the objects: 5-10 cm (didn’t have a ruler with me for more precise measurement) thank you! Wood or bones? can this be fish remains?
  20. Help ID - shell imprints, NY

    Hi! I found some rocks with shell imprints in a creek in Tompkins county, NY, USA. I understand that the fossils found there are usually from Devonian period. My guess is that it is a brachiopod. If yes, is there a way to out more precisely what kind, and to narrow its age? I have a very sketchy knowledge about the subject so any help is appreciated. Thanks! 1.
  21. Today on a hunt in the lower devonian of new york, I found on of the most unusual piece and I can't decide if its bryzoan or possible placoderm.
  22. Today on a hunt I found on of the most unusual trilobite pygidiums I've ever seen from new york and cannot find anything out there to compare it to. Unfortunately the site is imported material from an unknown quarry upstate so all I do know is that its from the Devonian of New York based on other material found there, unfortunately I cannot attach a formation to this one. Also its also fragile and a very partial piece thats unpreped, I think its a ventral display. This maybe a head scratcher so maybe the trilobite experts here can help weigh in on what this can possibly be.
  23. Devonian Fish Scales New York?

    I found this odd piece in a grey shale layer in a place with devonian age matrix and fossils from new york with various layers from flakier layers compact with fossils to harder layers like this gray shale layer that this one thats not as compact with fossils as the other ones. I am unaware of devonian fish remains from new york and I usually do not notice odd minerals in the grey shale layer so this this piece baffles me, these small shiny "scales" sort of reminds me of how the devonian fish fossils of the old red sandstone of the uk kinda preserve but other than that I have no idea what else to compare this to. Any thoughts on this piece will be greatly appreciated as I've never come across anything like it at the site.
  24. Found this in a creek bed. Looks like sandstone. Not sure what it could be. Any help would be appreciated. In Western NY. Chautauqua county.
  25. Plant? Sea bed?

    I purchased this fossil about 15 years ago because of the low cost. But the low cost came with a complete lack of information, except "found in either NY or VT in the late 60s to early 70s". I originally bought it for the sea floor side but when I received it I was intrigued with the reverse side. So...….. I removed some matrix and found what looks like a plant. Is this a plant? Can it be identified? Is it a portion of sea bed?Puzzled.....