Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'tusoteuthis'.
Found 2 results
Last fall after working a museum, I returned to a ranch in the Pierre Shale south of Rapid City. One of the students I'd brought with me earlier in the spring of 2016 spotted a chunk of fossil that we originally identified as wood, before we realized that it was a large squid pen! So, right before our classes started we got back together and spent a few days camping on the ranch to excavate it to donate to the museum as well as some other fossil. All kinds of things got in the way, our car broke down, we were driven out of our tents by a thunderstorm, and if it weren't for GPS we would have lost the location of the pen. The site was on a steep, soft hill of shale on the edge of a ravine with a half dozen cattle skeletons from a blizzard back in the nineties. But we got the squid out of the hill and into the museum! Almost a meter long, seems to be the middle of the rachis with a few fragments of the vane
Hey guys, Im out in western Kansas again for an awesome two day hunt. I'll keep this thread updated as I find things and get pictures. Day one couldn't have gone any better: I started by finding an amazing little fish (not very common) that had some wonderful ribs on him: I then found this recognizable bone: A mosasaur quadrate bone!!