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Mazon Creek Best Of The Best Esconichthys Apopyris Bardack, 1974

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Note the eye placement on these 2 specimens.

Most specimens that I have seen preserve the eyes towards the outer edge of the skull.

The eyes on some specimens are preserved tightly together.

This may be due to preservation or possibly a different form.

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RCFossils

This is a very large specimen.

If complete, it would measure between 7-8 centimeters.

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Tidgy's Dad

Lovely. 

You must have heard it before, but they look sort of like ghosts.

The Caspar the Friendly Ghost of the Mazon Creek. :)

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deutscheben

Very neat, those associations are particularly evocative. 

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Nimravis

These have always been one of my favorite fossils to find at Pit 11 and as Rob stated many collectors referred to them as “ Blades”, I have never heard the term “Grasshoppers “, but you can see why they would say that. The more common name that people that I use to collect with was “Ghosts”, and you can see where they get that name with a piece in my collection- you can see the resemblance to Casper the Friendly Ghost.

 

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Here are a couple more in my collection and one concretion that also contains multiple specimens.

 

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