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Found 69 results

  1. Rare fossils

    Hey guys, I am just starting to collect fossils, does anyone know of any types of “rare” fossils?
  2. Rarity of fossils

    Hey guys, being the amateur fossil enthusiast that I am I have a question, why are fossils from the weaker dinosaurs more common than those at the top of the food chain? Triceratops bones are so common and cheap yet a chunk of T. rex bone can cost a whole lot more. Why?
  3. Thats new to me.

    Nassoviocrinus costatus (Goldring 1954) I posted recently about our latest fossil hunt in the Devonian of NY and showed you all the little crinoid we found. Whenever I find one of these ancient echinoderms that Im not familiar with, I show it to my friend George McIntosh of the RMSC. I sent some pics to George and he told me that it looks like Nassoviocrinus costatus. I never heard of that crinoid before so I had to look it up and learn a little. However, Index Fossils of NA was published in 1944 and this crinoid was described in 1954 and the internet shows very little about it (mostly publications by George ). I also couldn't find anything in the Treatise about it. If you have any information about this crinoid, I would appreciate it (especially photos). I have plans on getting this prepped and I will post the pics to this thread instead of starting another/separate post about it. I think its awesome that you can collect at the same locality for years and years yet still discover something new and exciting. Happy Collecting
  4. Petrified wood burl??

  5. Seller thinks most likely to a T-rex. Found near the Hell Creek Formation.
  6. Rare museum specimen or another fake?
  7. Here is a thread to share some of your rarest partials that if whole would've been incredible specimens, but you know how it is sometimes... Yet they still amazing to own a piece of. I will start off by sharing a piece of the tail of a Probolichas Kristiae, an incredibly unique looking rare lichid trilobite from Oklahoma that would've of been incredible if whole of course yet this piece still has amazing detail and I am more that happy to own
  8. Dear Friends, I decided to share more from my passion, good finds or interesting things if we talk about Baltic Amber with inclusions. This is still fascinating for me and there is always chance for something extra or new for science. This time it is something that i found first time ever and i don't have it in any book about amber inclusions. Its a Extremely Rare, Aquatic Nymph Of Veliidae - SMALLER WATER STRIDER. Why so rare ? Well in general aquatic organism's are always very rare becouse they was in water or near water so its very simple. Its easy to imagine that it would be hard to trap insects (by resin) under water. What is interesting, there is also in that amber a huge rove beetle ( Coleoptera: Staphylinidae ), spider and botanical mess. So that is fascinating how aquatic nymph was trapped together with not water "insects". This buddy got only 1mm so i am happy that i didn't miss him. I will add photos of syninclusions in comments. Enjoy! Artur
  9. Huge Colony Found

    Atactotoechus fruticosus Took me about 12 hours to reassemble this Bryozoan colony. Found Tuesday 8/27. The majority of the colony is very nice with all the fronds complete to tips. Its getting heavy with every new piece added. I was lucky that most of the colony was in shale and preserved from weathering. Thank you and Happy Collecting. Moscow fm., Kashong member, New York. 11" x 8" and 5+ lbs.
  10. Clam Shrimp This primitive crustacean is rarer to find than complete trilobites. Found by my gf Paula today (8/19). When alive 380 million years ago,this shell contained a shrimp looking animal. A rare find and large for the species. A pic of a closely related Asmussia (Devonian) shows the anatomy with eyes and antennae. Paula found the fossil exposed in the shale at the streams edge. She called me over to look at it and she of course thought it was a brachiopod. That's understandable. She found a killer Orthospirifer a week earlier at this same locality. It looks like a brachiopod so you can imagine her confusion when I told her it was a branchiopod Some of you like Paula may have never heard of clam shrimp before. But you may have seen or heard of fairy shrimp (Sea Monkeys) and Triops that are alive today. They are all in the same class - Branchiopoda. Thanks, Mikeymig
  11. Cave Lion??

    Hello. First I wanted to thank everyone who responded to me regarding the "bear-dog-Hyena" pictures. I have since identified the specimen as Pachycrocuta brevirostris. So for those of you said "Hyena", you were correct. At first I though it might be a Dinocrocuta, however, areas of the skull simply did not match up. Anyways, I have attached pictures of what I am sure to be a Eurasian Cave Lion. I would like to know if these specimens are common since I may be in the position to purchase it. Any opinions are greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
  12. Bryozoa Horta

    Bryozoa Horta Found - July 23, 2019 Name - Atactotoechus fruticosus Age - Middle Devonian Formation - Moscow, Kashong mbr. Locality - Livingston County, New York, USA Size - 8" x 5" Complete and unprepared. I find these colonies at only one locality here in NY. The majority of the Bryozoa colonies are branching and I have reassembled many over the years (pic included of a typical branching specimen). This is the first unbranching Atactotoechus specimen I found lying on the seafloor like a blob or a Star Trek Horta (in my eye anyway ). The specimen was found in life position on top of a mat of fenestrate bryozoan. A very rare find for me. Thanks, Mikeymig
  13. Okay so I found this interesting specimen in Ithica New York. The formation was early devonian. Is this a cooksonia fossil? On the other side of this rock you can see another fossilzed plant as seen on the front but much smaller and less complete. Below the penny is the most complete out of the three. To the right of the penny you can see a little bit of another. Thank you for taking time reading this. (If it does turn out to be a cooksonia its sadly missing the sprouts)
  14. Hi, Are seahorse fossils considered rare and what is the smallest seahorse ever discovered??? Thanks
  15. Shantungia liui (Ren et al, 2017)

  16. Marine Fossil Id Needed

    I found these fossils about a week ago next to Settlement Canyon Reservoir (Tooele County, Ut). I found them about 6600 feet up in elevation at about 1/5 mile away from the reservoir. The images are of the same rock but taken at different angles and sides, all except the last picture.
  17. Juvenile tyrannosaur teeth

    Are juvenile tyrannosaur teeth rare?
  18. Crocodile vertebrae

    From the album Holzmaden

    These are two crocodile vertebrae from the lower Jurassic (Posidonia Shale) from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. The bigger one is about 8 cm long. Here is a picture of the unprepped fossil: The prep work took about 10 hours. I am very pleased with this find because in general crocodile bones are much rarer than Ichthyosaur bones in Holzmaden. Some more pictures:
  19. Neovenator tooth

    The seller says this tooth is from compton bay on the isle of wight, England. Is it rare or high quality.
  20. I have a dinosauromorph foot print is it rare? I will upload photos of my collection when I get home later today so stay updated.
  21. Triassic Pterosaur Found In Utah

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-desert-pterosaur-fossil-discovered-utah-180969995/
  22. I love collecting Devonian corals. No two are exactly alike and some like this specimen are much rarer then the most collectible fossil (complete trilobites from any period) from New York. Confluens is a highly sought after coral species. Only found in a very limited area. I find one colony for every 500 solitary Heliophyllum halli and only one colony in ten is complete like this specimen. That's why this piece had to be prepped. Well preserved epibionts can be seen in great detail thanks to the meticulous prep job. Heliophyllum halli confluens (Hall, 1877) Middle Devonian colonial rugose coral 88mm x 71mm x 60mm. Found 9/12/2018 in Livingston County, New York. Found - Mikeymig, Prep - Malcolm T. BEFORE AND AFTER PREP PICTURES
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