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December 2019 - Finds of the Month Entries

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paleoflor
On 12/27/2019 at 2:44 PM, Strepsodus said:

Calamostachys ramosa

Upper Carboniferous

Pennine Lower Coal Measures formation

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK

Found Friday, 27th of December 2019

 

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Beautiful specimen! Could you explain how you arrived at Calamostachys ramosa, though? Based on the photographs I would say these are some type of lycopsid branches, rather than calamite reproductive structures. What diagnostic characteristics have I missed?

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Strepsodus
1 hour ago, paleoflor said:

Beautiful specimen! Could you explain how you arrived at Calamostachys ramosa, though? Based on the photographs I would say these are some type of lycopsid branches, rather than calamite reproductive structures. What diagnostic characteristics have I missed?

I will change the identification to lycopsid branches.  Initially I was quite confident that it is Calamostachys but then I started to doubt myself.

 

Thanks,

Daniel

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fifbrindacier
On 12/27/2019 at 6:29 PM, Dave (POM) Allen said:

found 6 days ago miniture fossil coconut (Cocos zeylandica) 40mm long, a small extinct species found only in New Zealand, from Coopers Beach, Mangonui (Doubtless Bay), Northland dating from the early Miocene 16-24myo

 

Collected: December 23rd, 2019

Miniature fossil coconut (Cocos zeylandica)

Early Miocene 16-24myo

Coopers Beach, Mangonui (Doubtless Bay)

Northland, New Zealand

 

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Nice nut ! I will have difficulties to choose between the invertebrate entries !

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Dave (POM) Allen
2 hours ago, fifbrindacier said:

Nice nut ! I will have difficulties to choose between the invertebrate entries !

taken me 18years to find this one.

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fifbrindacier
4 hours ago, Dave (POM) Allen said:

taken me 18years to find this one.

At about 40 kilometers from my house, there is a site where you can find fossilized coconuts, sadly, it is forbidden to search there.:unsure:

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digit

I had never before considered the possibility of fossilized coconuts and now I desperately want to go find one. :)

 

Another great month with a wonderful diversity of beautiful and interesting entries. You all only have till tomorrow night to get in any last minute fossils for this month's contest.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Jesuslover340
20 minutes ago, Ash said:

 

Skye, every time I see this sitting on the table I still get jealous you spotted it before me! Crazy to think it’s the first for its species, too.. lucky I’m married to ya so it’s also mine by default :P

It is VERY surreal that it's the ONLY manus known for P. azael in existence thus far. But there's a lot of things I spot that you miss and vice versa-like how you're about to miss the start of the New Year if it weren't for me about to wake you in a few minutes :P I suppose you get that by default, too, marrying a night owl :P Love you!

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Ash
7 hours ago, Jesuslover340 said:

It is VERY surreal that it's the ONLY manus known for P. azael in existence thus far. But there's a lot of things I spot that you miss and vice versa-like how you're about to miss the start of the New Year if it weren't for me about to wake you in a few minutes :P I suppose you get that by default, too, marrying a night owl :P Love you!

 

Oii! I made it through! Jusst.. love ya too, Oaks.

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Nothing better than a couple with a shared love of hunting fossils. Best wishes from the last of 2019.....

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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