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Found 496 results

  1. Whitby finds

    Found these among other things in the Whitby area today. Everything we’ve found before today has been marine material from the Jurassic. Are they plant material or is such a thing not found here? We only kept the first specimen as the other was large and crumbly. Thank you for looking
  2. Plant Fossil Location

    Does anyone have access to where THE UPPERMOST LOWER EOCENE BLUE RIM FLORA FROM THE BRIDGER FORMATION OF SOUTHWESTERN WYOMING might be. I have had much difficulty deciphering a location for the plant fossils in this formation. I will be in SW Wyoming next week and would like to figure out if I should spend some time looking a leaf or two from this formation on my open day. Mike
  3. Lepidostrobophyllum or something else?

    Hi all, I discovered this rather unusual fossil at an exposure of shale a few feet above the Mahoning coal of the Glenshaw formation, which is Westphalian D in age. I was thinking that it is probably just Lepidostrobophyllum, as the Mahoning coal is pre Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse so lycopod material is relative common within its horizon. For those of you that don’t know, Lepidostrobophyllum is a leaf like part of the Lycopod reproductive cone. However, I have found arthropod material at this exposure before and just wanted to make sure that it is in fact Lepidostrobophyllum and not something else. Thanks in advance
  4. Pecopteris sp.

    From the album Plants of the Lewellyn Formation

    Fern leaf Columbia County, Pennsylvania Carboniferous Lewellyn Formation
  5. Cordaites sp.

    From the album Plants of the Lewellyn Formation

    Leaf cast with iron oxide coating left by the plant itself Columbia County, Pennsylvania Carboniferous Lewellyn Formation
  6. Calamites

    From the album Plants of the Lewellyn Formation

    Giant horsetail plant Columbia County, Pennsylvania Carboniferous Lewellyn Formation
  7. Pith casts

    From the album Plants of the Lewellyn Formation

    Cast of pith from unknown plant (Cordaites?) Columbia County, Pennsylvania Carboniferous Lewellyn Formation
  8. Cordaites sp.

    From the album Plants of the Lewellyn Formation

    Leaf impression in siltstone Carboniferous period Ralston, Pennsylvania
  9. A very small group of us ventured into the wilds of northern PA last weekend, equipped with masks and a permit to poke around a state wildlife preserve with Carboniferous Lewellyn Formation exposures. It was a gorgeous day and the colors of the limestone really shone in the sunlight. As we got there, a pair of permit-less fossil poachers were just leaving. How do I know that they didn't have a permit? Because they absolutely did not follow the rules. Since it is a wildlife preserve, it is important that anyone looking for fossils not leave craterous holes in the ground and replant any plants that were uprooted in the process of digging said holes. They left holes everywhere. Our intrepid permit holder filled in most of the holes so that she could keep getting permits in the future. For this reason, I'm not going to be any more specific about the location. That said, there were so many wonderful plant fossils to find! The site is remarkable for its red, orange and yellow limestone, which makes for some terrific, high-contrast fossils. Many of them had crisp details. What's more, there was quite a variety.
  10. ID please to help a complete novice!

    Hello, I wonder if anyone could help me with this please? If I remember correctly I found it on the beach at Charmouth Dorset. Looks to me like some kind of fossilised plant/seaweed? The photos are all of the same stone. Any input would be great. Thanks.
  11. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends July 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Phymosomatoida indet. echinoid - Upper Jurassic, mid-Tithonian (Volgian), Dorsoplanites panderi zone - Moscow, Russia 2. Atrypa sp.? brachiopod steinkern with inner support - Mississippian - Henry County, Missouri 3. Placenticeras placenta ammonite - Late Cretaceous, Merchantville Formation - Monmouth County New Jersey 4. Metacoceras sp. nautiloid - Kasimovian, Missourian, Pennsylvanian, Glenshaw Formation - Western Pennsylvania 5. Promopalaester bellulus sea star - Late Ordovician, Salona Formation - Pennsylvania 6. Manticoceras sp. goniatite - Late Devonian, Frasnian - Lompret, Belgium 7. Schinoxylon sp. (petrified pepperwood tree) - Eocene, Green River Formation - Blue Forest, Wyoming 8. Amphilichas halli trilobite - Upper Ordovician, Liberty/Whitewater Formation - Brookville, Indiana
  12. Ok, tired of AK Hiker getting all the glory for Alaska finds hehe Made a run to my local fossil spot yesterday (which includes about 3 miles driving down the beach). Try to only go down when the tide is falling to 1, give more time to explore, and 2, more time to escape when the tides rolls back in. We can have between 8 - 28 feet of tide change! During big high tides the water is to the bluff. Some of the driving is loose sand / gravel so want to make sure if accidentally get stuck have time to get the car dug out before it takes a salt bath! We're searching through the Kenai group, Beluga formation, mid-late Miocene age plants. Most of it is splitting slabs that have been weathered out sitting at bottom of bluff along beach. Most slabs have exposed fossils but they are quickly worn down so it's rock breaking time to find sharper fossils. Most I have not ID'd yet (some I have a very hard time seeing / understanding the differences) First photos are of the area searched (bluff) and the view across Cook Inlet. In 1st one you can see Mt Illiamna across the Inlet which is one of our local dormant volcanoes (3 within 100 miles have erupted in last 30 years or so. Last in 2009)
  13. Any ideas on this?

    Any ideas on this?
  14. Stigmaria or Young Lycopsid?

    From my collection of St Clair plant material - any ideas? Less than half a centimeter thick, about two inches long.
  15. Fossil plant leaves?

    Found these in Pennsylvanian winterset limestone. I think there is a leaf in this next to a branch/limb/trunk impression in the first images, then maybe a leaf in the second-a different species or just a water deposit? At the base of that is plant debris? Any help, as always, appreciated!... Bone
  16. Hi Folks, Posted for the first time last night. I’m already an addict. Considering the below specimen as well: What is the wider consensus on: (1) Plant fossils, and; (2) Repaired cracks. Grateful for any insights you can provide. Thanks,
  17. Pennsylvanian wood?

    Found something I haven't seen before while hunting in Pennsylvanian limestone a couple weeks ago. I feel like this is poorly preserved plant material but there are not many discernible features, even under magnification. Any thoughts?
  18. I have several others, but this one is driving me nuts. It's from Virginia. This is not in a Pennsylvanian area, but instead either Silurian (I'm doubtful of this), or Devonian, or Mississippian. The area has what looks like coal and pyrite as well. There ammonites, brachiopods and orthocones in the area. Any ideas?
  19. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends June 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Trigonia sp. bivalve with calcite - Upper Cretaceous (75-90 Ma) - North Sulfur River, Delta County, Texas 2. Esconites zelus polychaete worm - Francis Creek Shale, Mid Pennsylvanian (307 Ma) - Braceville, Ilinois 3. Holcospermum seed and Sphenophyllum - Late Carboniferous, Pennine Middle Coal Measures Formation - South Yorkshire, UK 4. Clypeaster sp. echinoid - Miocene (Burdigalian) - Sesimbra, Portugal 5. Sinosura kelheimense brittlestars - Upper Jurassic - Hienheim Quarry, Germany 6. Trochactaeon giganteus gastropod with fragment of coral colony - Upper Santonian/Lower Campanian - Breitenbach, Kainach bei Voitsberg, Styria, Austria 7. Uperocrinus pyriformis crinoid calyx - Burlington Formation (Mississippian) - Henry County, Missouri 8. Torynomma quadrata crabs - Allura Mudstone (Cretaceous, 105 Ma) - Queensland, Australia 9. Kettneraspis tuberculata trilobite - Lower Devonian, Kalkberg Formation, Helderberg Group - Schoharie Co., New York 10. Strotocrinus glyptus crionoid calyx - Mississippian, Upper Burlington Limestone - Southern Iowa
  20. Mazon Creek ID

    Hey Folks. This little concretion opened up over the weekend. Thoughts?
  21. Too much rust on my Estwing ! It was a good time for hunting today
  22. Help ID of Petrified plant/wood?

    This piece was found in the same stream bed that I have collected petrified wood from. The area in south of the Dinosaur Park in Laurel MD, the stream runs though College Park MD and is close to areas where foot prints of Cretaceous dinosaurs have been found.
  23. Help with NJ Fossil

    I found these in April of this year. They appear like some kind of plant branch. I just noticed, that on the top of the pics are something different I found, just the middle image. Thanks
  24. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends May 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Lepidostrobophyllum seed bract - Pennsylvanian / Francis Creek Shale - Mazon Creek, Illinois 2. Gastropod steinkern covered with calcite - Cretaceous - (75-90 Ma) - North Sulfur River, Delta County, Texas 3. Isotelus gigas trilobite - Middle Ordovician, Trenton Formation - Herkimer county, New York 4. Triarthrus eatoni trilobite - Middle Ordovician, Trenton Formation - Herkimer county, New York 5. Ectenocrinus simplex crinoid - Ordovician, Cincinnatian Series, Edenian Stage, Kope Formation - Pendleton County, Kentucky 6. Foraminifera - Pennsylvanian, Winterset Limestone - Kansas City, Missouri 7. Clypeaster sp. echinoid - Miocene (Burdigalian), Calcarenitos e margas da Fonte - Sesimbra, Portugal 8. Arbacia improcera echinoid - Pliocene, Yorktown Formation Zone - Craven County, North Carolina
  25. Need a name for this plant family??

    Is the small plant in picture 2, the seedling version of the other plants?