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  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/science/haramiyid-skull-utah.html https://phys.org/news/2018-05-utah-fossil-reveals-global-exodus.html
  2. gastrolith 1.jpg

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Gastrolith Utah Jurassic Period (199.6 to 145.5 million years ago) A gastrolith, also called a stomach stone or gizzard stones, is a rock held inside a gastrointestinal tract. Gastroliths in some species are retained in the muscular gizzard and used to grind food in animals lacking suitable grinding teeth. In other species the rocks are ingested and pass through the digestive system and are frequently replaced. The grain size depends upon the size of the animal and the gastrolith's role in digestion. Other species use gastroliths as ballast. Particles ranging in size from sand to cobbles have been documented. Some extinct animals such as sauropod dinosaurs appear to have used stones to grind tough plant matter. A rare example of this is the Early Cretaceous theropod Caudipteryx zoui from northeastern China, which was discovered with a series of small stones, interpreted as gastroliths, in the area of its skeleton that would have corresponded with its abdominal region. Aquatic animals, such as plesiosaurs, may have used them as ballast, to help balance themselves or to decrease their buoyancy, as crocodiles do.
  3. gastrolith 1.jpg

    From the album MY FOSSIL Collection - Dpaul7

    Gastrolith Utah Jurassic Period (199.6 to 145.5 million years ago) A gastrolith, also called a stomach stone or gizzard stones, is a rock held inside a gastrointestinal tract. Gastroliths in some species are retained in the muscular gizzard and used to grind food in animals lacking suitable grinding teeth. In other species the rocks are ingested and pass through the digestive system and are frequently replaced. The grain size depends upon the size of the animal and the gastrolith's role in digestion. Other species use gastroliths as ballast. Particles ranging in size from sand to cobbles have been documented. Some extinct animals such as sauropod dinosaurs appear to have used stones to grind tough plant matter. A rare example of this is the Early Cretaceous theropod Caudipteryx zoui from northeastern China, which was discovered with a series of small stones, interpreted as gastroliths, in the area of its skeleton that would have corresponded with its abdominal region. Aquatic animals, such as plesiosaurs, may have used them as ballast, to help balance themselves or to decrease their buoyancy, as crocodiles do.
  4. Odd shaped rock in my garden

    Hello! first post here. I know very little about fossils but I found this peculiar rock in my garden and thought it looked like an old vertebrae. Location is Salt Lake City, although it could have been put in the garden by the previous owners. It’s a heavy rock, about 7x7 inches. I apologize if I am leaving out any important details! Cheers, m
  5. SALT LAKE CITY — Visitors at a Utah state park have been dislodging dinosaur tracks imprinted in sandstone and throwing the pieces into a nearby lake, officials said. https://www.rgj.com/story/life/outdoors/2018/05/08/dinosaur-tracks-utah-park-dislodged-thrown-into-lake/590535002/
  6. Help me I.D.

    A friend of mine asked me to try and help her identify this fossil. It is clearly a piece of a jaw bone with 3 teeth still visible. It has been in her family for some time so no knowledge of origin location. But they have resided in Utah for many generations so I assume it was going within the state.
  7. I picked this little nugget up quite a few years ago, during my early infatuation with coprolites. All I know about it is that it was found near Price, Utah. I have siderite "formations" from around the world. This is the only one I've seen that looks like it has an inclusion (or should I say the cast of an inclusion). There has long been a debate as to whether siderite rocks such as these are coprolites, casts of voids (fecal and otherwise, or iron-rich mud extrusions (what I like to call "Earth poop"). My questions are: 1. Does anyone happen to recognize what formation this might have come from? 2. Does anyone recognize the tubular structures? The only thing that comes to mind for me are worm tubes, but I don't know if there are any marine environments represented near Price, UT. As always, thanks for your help! @Carl
  8. An Ancient Horse Is Unearthed in a Utah Backyard Paleontologists recently determined that a skeleton discovered during a landscaping project belonged to a horse from the Pleistocene Era. New Year Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/03/science/horse-skeleton-utah.html Utah Family Found Ancient Horse Skeleton In Their Backyard By Rex Austin, Great Lakes Ledger, May 3, 2018 https://greatlakesledger.com/2018/05/03/utah-family-found-ancient-horse-skeleton-in-their-backyard/ Fossil Friday Roundup: May 4, 2018 by Sarah Gibson, Fossil Friday Roundup, May 4, 2018 http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2018/05/04/fossil-friday-roundup-may-4-2018/ Yours, Paul H.
  9. Ptychagnostus occultatus

    From the album Trilobites

  10. Itagnostus interstrictus

    From the album Trilobites

  11. Bolaspidella housensis

    From the album Trilobites

  12. Well I finally had the opportunity to head out to Millard Co. with my Geology professor, the esteemed Forest Gahn. He is one of the worlds leading experts in Echinoderms and he specializes in Crinoids. The guy goes diving a lot to study Echinoderms in their natural habitat and he's managed to keep some Crinoids thriving in a tank at BYU in Rexburg, Idaho. Here's some pictures of the trip to some special Geology and Paleontology sights in south western Utah. I had a blast. Students sitting on the edge of Fossil Mountain, one of the richest Ordovician deposits in the world learning about it's geology from Forest Gahn. The major fossiliferous formations are the Juab and Kanosh Shale formations. In a remnant of the last ice age lake, Lake Bonneville forest scopes up a handful of algae and cyanobacteria rich mud along with Playa (dried up lake). This is an extinct marine animal known as a Graptolite discovered at a nearby Ordovician road cut in Millard Co. UT. No trip is complete without trilobites. Here's a large Asaphiscus wheeleri molt from U-Dig near Delta, UT. This Native American arrowhead was recovered in Millard CO Utah during one of our hikes. My professor claims its origins may be from the Shoshone Tribe. Forest teaches students about the Cambrian marine fauna at U-Dig near Delta, UT. Forest shows students the fossilized remains of a Stromatolite (just above his knee) colony alongside the Lake Bonneville Playa (dried lake) near Notch Peak UT. Here is the view of Fossil Mountain in Millard CO, UT at sunrise. At dusk on the first night we camped at the dunes of Little Sahara which are composed of ancient sand deposits from the Sevier River dumping into Lake Bonneville. Perhaps one of my favorite parts of the trip was being let into the collections archive room at the BYU museum of paleontology in Provo, UT. A lot of the dinosaurs in the collections here are from the Saints and Sinners Quarry in Colorado. Lots of neat therapods including a near complete Allosaurus.
  13. Was hiking across the Colorado River from Dead Horse Point/Canyonlands a few years back and found this. Looks porous and cemented in a siliceous rock. Any ideas? Thanks!
  14. A very rare new discovery: The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences reported today that a clutch of oviraptorosaur eggs was found in the San Rafael Swell of Utah. It was a first for the North American continent since these ars typically found in Asia. NC Museum release with video http://naturalsciences.org/calendar/news/rare-dinosaur-eggs-discovered-by-n-c-museum-of-natural-sciences-paleontologist/ @HamptonsDoc @-Andy-
  15. Here's a mystery fossil from the Lower Ordovician Fillmore Formation of Utah. My initial impression is it must be a graptolite, but I've never seen any graptolites from this formation with this structure and I can't find any graptolites in my research that look like this. The other thing that's throwing me off is the "rod" running down the middle is preserved actually fairly 3d where every graptolite I've seen is preserved as just a flat film. For reference the specimen is about 2" tall including the middle section still covered in matrix. Any ideas?
  16. Itagnostus interstricta

    From the album Trilobites

    Wheeler Formation Millard County Utah, United States

    © 2018 by Jay A. Wollin

  17. Bolaspidellus housensis

    From the album Trilobites

    Wheeler Formation Millard County Utah, United States

    © 2018 by Jay A. Wollin

  18. Elrathia kingi

    From the album Trilobites

    Wheeler Formation Millard County Utah, United States

    © 2018 by Jay A. Wollin

  19. Visited the Natural History Museum in Salt Lake this past week. They have a good display of Dinosaurs and Fossils. The first thing you see when you enter is the Lab. There are workers prepping fossils and they have some displays to see. They also have a monitor to show what they are seeing under the microscopes.
  20. Bone ?

    I thought about this as an example of bone from the Morrison formation, but realized that I'm not positive that it is bone. It was found southwest of the ghost town of Cisco, UT. Our target site that day was the old Cactus Rat uranium mine. It seemed harmless since the area was already quite disturbed. By the way I do store it in lead flashing.
  21. Utahs top Paleontologist Jim Kirkland posted this chart on the dinosaur fauna in his state. Pretty amazing diversity See below for an enhanced poster into the triassic
  22. Museum of Ancient Life

    I am currently spending some time in Salt Lake doing some snow skiing. Not much snow sad to say. I made a trip The Museum of Ancient Life in Lehi Utah and thought I would share some of the specimens that they have on display. It's a nice play with about 60 Dinosaurs on display. They also have a lot of small fossils from the Utah and surrounding states. The nice thing is that a lot are hands on displays and are up close and personal. You really get a good representation of their size. First thing one sees upon entering. You are encouraged to touch. Shot of the guys working on a current project. Outside the lab is a jacketed specimen. And yes you can touch.
  23. WHEELER SHALE TRILOBITES

    Well, i thought I'd show my primitive prepping skills. This is all rather unnecessary as Tony @ynothas already done this thread here and probably better and the pieces shown were kindly donated to me as well. So treat this as a repeat of what Tony does better. Hey ho. So these are the three pieces that Kind Tony sent me. 1. Notice this Elrathia kingii (1.2 cm long) has a break on the anterior margin (cause of death?) .and an upside down Itagnostus interstrictus (5.5 mm) above it and a piece of another to the right of it. 2. This Elrathia (1.8 cm long) has another ones cephalon stuck to its cephalon and some serious damage on the right side pleura. 3. This one is upside down in the matrix. (2.3 cm long) All my prepping was done balancing the specimens on my knee and using a jeweller's loupe to see and a board pin to do the actual prepping. Some water and saliva were also involved, but that was all. First I carefully cleaned as much of the matrix off the first two specimens as i could using the pin and then dug around the third piece so I could 'pop' it out of the matrix. Then I dug all around the other two specimens with the pin and popped them out of the matrix. Here is the third one popped out and with a bit of prep already completed. Sorry for the dreadful photo, but wifey and her camera phone weren't about so i started prepping and then took this photo with my computer as i was impatient to continue. When it was first popped only a tiny bit of the glabella was showing clear of matrix. Here i have popped the Itagnostus before popping the Elrathia.
  24. Link to fossil sites in Utah

    Here is a link that may be helpful to those looking to explore and find fossil sites in Utah. https://ugspub.nr.utah.gov/publications/misc_pubs/MP-95-4.pdf
  25. I am in the Salt lake area for a few weeks doing some skiing and working the boat show. I have got out and hunted a few areas that were listed in a publication but found them mostly picked over. I did find an Ammonite, a small shell and some star shaped Crinoids. Are there any places that you members would suggest hunt around the area? When I leave I plan on stopping in Price to tour the museum there and some of the local area there. Are there any areas that can be suggested to look at in that area as well as along I-70 heading east towards Colorado?
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