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Found 279 results

  1. permian tooth or claw?

    Read about the waurika oklahoma permian site on the forum. The directions, location and site description were perfect. I found many small pieces of bone, and teeth and incredible numbers of orthocanthus shark teeth. I have a two pieces that I would appreciate help with. The larger one is 17 to 20 mm (the diameter of a quarter) and the smaller is 5-8 mm in size and a tenth of it in weight. The smaller one looks like what I have seen called a small demetradon limbus claw, and a friend thought the larger was a diaductes incisor. I would appreciate help. The small claw? seems very small for demetradon, and the larger seems very curved for what little I have seen of diaductes. All help and suggestions will be appreciated. This is the only permian material I have ever collected, I have no background to go on.
  2. Rugose or Bryozoan?

    Is this a rugose coral or a bryozoan? There are definite bryozoans in this rock of different types. I was thinking it's a rugose coral, but want other eyes on this specimen. Collected from the Phosphoria Formation in Wyoming, so it's Permian in age.
  3. Below is a very interesting open access paper. Vajda, V., McLoughlin, S., Mays, C., Frank, T.D., Fielding, C.R., Tevyaw, A., Lehsten, V., Bocking, M. and Nicoll, R.S., 2020. End-Permian (252 Mya) deforestation, wildfires and flooding—An ancient biotic crisis with lessons for the present. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 529, p.115875. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X19305679 Yours, Paul H.
  4. As we all know, the trilobites were on their last proverbial legs coming out of the end-Devonian extinctions, their numbers having dwindled to a lone order, Proetida. I haven't seen a lot of talk about these last few survivors of the trilobite lineage, so I wonder how many of us have one of these survivors! I personally don't, but I'm interested to see the forum's contributions!
  5. back from the future:end-Permian events

    VAIMCLOUH End-Permian (252 Mya) deforestation, wildfires and flooding—An ancient biotic crisis with lessons for the present Vivi Vajda,, StephenMcLoughlin, Chris Mays, Tracy D.Frank, Christopher R.Fielding, AllenTevyaw, Veiko Lehsten, Malcolm Bocking, Robert S.Nicoll Earth and Planetary Science Letters 529(2020)115875 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NB: 7,3 Mb editorial note: Having some pre-existing knowledge of organic petrology,palynology,geochemistry would be helpful
  6. Permian Fauna Info

    Would like more guidance. I’m wondering if anyone could please direct me to site or paper listing the fauna of Permian formations (Moran / Pueblo / Wellington, Garber Complex).
  7. Part 1 Scientific Integrity in Education; Part 2: “The Great Dying” – end Permian extinction John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas Geologists of Jackson Hole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nYTuDP54ZI Yours, Paul H.
  8. What is this object?

    What is this strange object? Is it a bone? A possible fossil? It was collected on the shore of Northumberland Strait, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The strata at this location are generally late Permian, I believe. Thank you for any help you can provide. - John
  9. NSR: Red Bed Unknown

    I dug this directly from the so-called “red bed” (making it Permian) in the north sulphur river. I thought it might be petrified wood, but I am confused as to what the piece is embedded in it. Any ideas?
  10. Found some great fossils with the family today in Central Queensland , braved a dust storm but was worth it. They are all of Permian age in the Tiverton formation which is marine sediment. If someone can give me some exact IDs that would be great. More photos in comments
  11. 2 dimetrodon vertebrae & basioccipital

    From the album Permian era fossils

    Basioccipital about .5" large vertebra about 3" small vertebra about 1.5" *more info to be posted
  12. Fossils from the Coalfields

    A few of the fossils I have found in the Coalfeilds Central Queensland ,Australia. All are of Permian age and from a terrestrial environment, I'm unsure of the species of plants. Hoping to find more in the future.
  13. Greetings fellow fossil lovers! Below is an assortment of fossils from the Waurika clay from the Lower Permian that I'm having trouble placing an id on. Scale bar is in millimeters. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks All! Jacob
  14. I am leaving shortly to spend just over a week in England, more specifically in the Liverpool area, and will be taking a day trip along the coast of Wales to Rhyl as well. I've done some basic research and found that Liverpool sits right on top of Triassic bedrock, and Rhyl on top of Permian bedrock. Are there any sites that would be within my realm to visit and collect at? If so, are there any rules and regulations that I, an amateur from outside the country, need to know about before I go? If there are none, are there any noteworthy shops that I may be able to visit where I can buy some local specimens? I enjoy bringing home a fossil from my trips each time I travel somewhere, the more local the better. Thanks in advance!
  15. Our new Shark Education Displays

    Pictures first, full descriptions will follow Paleozoic Sharks and “Sharks”
  16. Possibly a scute?

    I found this small flat, disk shaped fossil in some matrix from Richard Spur (the Dolese quarry) in Oklahoma, which is Permian material. It kind of looks like a small scute to me, but not real sure. It also does look somewhat like some Pennsylvanian echinoid plates I have found. Any thoughts. The hash marks are 1mm. Thanks.
  17. Hi all! I've been active in the field for a bit but I've been MIA for a while, dealing with personal life. BUT I have come back online. Have some adventures I have yet to post. So if you're curious about the geology of that part of the world from the eyes of this Canadian hobbit, swing by my blog. Don't be shy and subscribe if you want to keep updated. I'll try to add some of the blog info in this forum too so that I can reach as many folks as possible so they can see the amazing stuff in my backyard. Blog URL: https://redleafz.blogspot.com Thanks!! - Keenan p.s. Little preview:
  18. Rostroconchia or Brachiopod?

    Howdy! I have a neat puzzle for the experts today! I know that rostrochonchia are not super easy to find... so I submit the follow picture. Most of the "shelled" creatures I unearth are brachiopods; cincinnetina meeki, Lepidocyclus, Rafinesquina...etc... HOWEVER! this specimen is unique to my collection. Found in northern Cincinnati - Upper Ordovician - The pronounced ridges are different than anything else found. Posted to an Ohio Fossil group, someone with a keen eye made the possibility of Rostroconchia. From my understanding these are not found often. Looking for help in identification. I do not have the tools at hand to remove anymore of the matrix without damage to the remaining fossils in the hash plate... (I have a dremel tools and dental pics...I'm lame) which are neat too. Rostrochonchia or Plaesiomys subquadratus (I compared to these specimens I had) As always, looking for education and conversation.
  19. Paramblypterus gelberti GOLDFUSS, 1847

    From the album Vertebrates

    Paramblypterus gelberti GOLDFUSS, 1847 Early Permian Jeckenbach Rhineland-Palatinate Germany
  20. Palaeoniscus freieslebeni Blainville, 1818

    From the album Vertebrates

    Palaeoniscus freieslebeni Blainville, 1818 Late Permian Copper Shale Richelsdorf Hessen Germany
  21. Amblypterus latus AGASSIZ, 1833

    From the album Vertebrates

    Amblypterus latus AGASSIZ, 1833 Early Permian Lebach Saarland Germany
  22. Claudiosaurus preparation

    Hi all, I have in my collection, two small complete Claudiosaurus in matrix skeletons, and one round concretion which I believe to contain a larger Claudiosaurus (yes, I know some may be skeptical). I am trying the freeze and thaw method to expose him (or her), and had a set back, as a section broke off at the edge, and another on the right edge. It is a large concretion.. about a foot diameter by 4 inches... just so you know the scale. The matrix looks to be more fragile then what I have seen in other video's.. ie, a heavy hammer strke would likely fragment it into many piece. Underneath the corner section which broke off, you can clearly see what I believe to be vertebrae, though the cleave from the freeze thaw didn't really cleave it in half.. it seemed to cleave in sections, not following the fossil. The right crack is removable, and there isn't any fossil visible under that section.. but it created a nice 'T' that could be chiseled down. The section I'm holding in my hand has split with the fossil on both sides, which is what I was hoping it was going to do the entire way.. The good news is, that the broken off piece has exposed more 'territory' for water to permeate along the fossil natural cleavage, I believe. Those with expertise here. Should I continue to soak several days, and then freeze again.. or, at this point.. hammer and chisel? I am afraid to try anything at this point.. but think the freeze and thaw least risky. I think this is quite a valuable fossil potentially. I have attached a photo of the concretion, and his 'little brother' one of my Claudio skeletons.
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