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Very rare. Good find JP

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The Amateur Paleontologist
8 hours ago, jpc said:

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Beautiful find!

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Monica
On 3/27/2020 at 4:51 AM, Ash said:

 

Awesome finds from a disgusting creature :thumbsu: :D

 

Hey Ash!

 

My "thank you!" to you seems to have disappeared, so here's another:

 

Thank you! :P

 

(These scolecodonts that I found are already in my display cabinet since they are quite beautiful when not attached to a living creature ;))

 

Monica

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Awesome find, JP!

 

I took the liberty of color balancing two of your images with the odd color casts. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

 

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The Amateur Paleontologist
On 3/30/2020 at 8:34 PM, NSRhunter said:

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Great find - I love the colour on that echinoid! :) I'm not sure about genus or species, but I think it belongs to the Phymosomatidae family.

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Coco

A photo from the other side might help.

 

Coco

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Scylla
On 3/30/2020 at 8:34 PM, NSRhunter said:

Thought I would go ahead and throw in my submission for Invertebrate Fossil of the Month. 

On a recent trip to the North Sulphur was walking along and did a double take when I saw this specimen. Could hardly believe my eyes on second inspection. Only my second ever urchin find from the North Sulphur and first of this type of regular urchin. If anyone knows of the species any help would be gladly appreciated :) Love how the fossilization almost preserved the original colors/ markings. 

 

Found March 23, 2020

Unknown Echnioid Species( any help would be appreciated) 

Cretaceous Age- Ozan Formation Red Beds

North Sulphur River, Fannin County

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@Uncle Siphuncle ?

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Kasia
On 3/30/2020 at 8:40 PM, RCFossils said:

I would like to submit this neat Cincinnatian crinoid fossil.

I collected the specimen on Feb 17th 2020 at a roadcut outside of Maysville Kentucky.

I just got it back from a friend of mine who did the prep work.

I believe the species is Glyptocrinus deculatus.

Found in the Fairview Formation .

I am attaching a picture of both the unprepped and prepped fossil.

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Al Tahan

Hey everyone :) 

 

Ok here’s a buzzer beater! I just found this on Sunday 3/29/20 and haven’t had the time to post my trip so I’m doing things a little out of order ha. I’ll prolly do a trip report later in the week.’The end of the month waits for no one! 

I found this absolute STUNNER of a Rhinocaris phyllocarid. I’ve literally never seen anything like it. In general there isn’t a wealth of pictures of Rhinocaris phyllocarids online outside the forum so I guess that’s to be expected. Took me a day to figure out what I actually had. Looks like a complete specimen to me. RARE is not a correct word to describe it.....more like....exceedingly rare and there prolly aren’t many that exist period. I’m over the moon with this find :)

 

Date of discovery: 3/29/20

Scientific name: Rhinocaris columbina

Geologic age: Middle Devonian (Givetian)

Geologic formation: Hamilton group, Moscow formation, Windom shale

State/region: Madison county, New York

 

 I’ll submit 4 photos 


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The cut slab from zoomed out. 

 

 

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Some closer shots 

 

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Here is the best image source I could find for Rhinocaris columbina. Honestly I’ve never found a rostrum ever and I’ve never seen that nice groove (or ridge?) running down the side like diagramed. Kinda makes me wonder if the ID is exact...maybe same genus but possibly different species? All Rhinocaris columbina described in James Halls book come from Cayuga lake and westward. Just saying lol. 
 

photo source:

 

Clarke, John M. “On the Structure of the Carapace in the Devonian Crustacean Rhinocaris; and the Relation of the Genus to Mesothyra and the Phyllocarida.” The American Naturalist, vol. 27, no. 321, 1893, pp. 793–801. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/2452130. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

 

Thanks! 
Hope you all like it :) 

Al

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Tidgy's Dad
1 hour ago, Al Tahan said:


Hope you all like it :) 

Al

Well, I do! 

Breathtaking.:default_faint:

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Uncle Siphuncle
14 hours ago, Scylla said:

1.  Compare with Rachiosoma

2.  Put it in front of George Phillips and/or Adam Osborn.

 

Killer find!

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Captcrunch227

Man this is going to be a tough decision on the vote this month

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