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Winner of the 2020 Invertebrate/Plant Fossil Of The Year


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2020 INVERTEBRATE/PLANT FOSSIL OF THE YEAR (IPFOTY)

 

The winner of the 2020 IPFOTY goes to...

 

Belotelson magister shrimp - Francis Shale, Middle Pennsylvanian (~307 Ma) - Mazonia South (Pit 11), Illinois

Congratulations to @stats!!!

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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sharkdoctor

That's a beauty! Not sure how I missed it on the first go 'round. Congrats!

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Congratulations, Rich.

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minnbuckeye

What an honor!!! I'd take the family  out for a shrimp dinner to celebrate. 

 

 Mike

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flipper559

Congratulations Rich !!! Sure is a beauty !!! :tiphat:

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Congrats!!!

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Thecosmilia Trichitoma
54 minutes ago, minnbuckeye said:

What an honor!!! I'd take the family  out for a shrimp dinner to celebrate. 

Or shrimp takeout, due to the current situation.

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Shellseeker

SWEET!!!! encased in rock for 300 myas,  and you brought it to life again..... :default_clap2:

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Ancient Bones

Lovely little shrimp, looks like it was in your Christmas stocking CONGRATULATIONS !

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caterpillar

Incredible conservation. Congrats!

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Truly a beautiful specimen. Much envy on that find from down here in the desert.

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Tidgy's Dad

I love Mazon Creek fossils, and that one is a stunner.

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Thanks everyone! 

 

It took about 6 months to open via freeze/thaw, which was about 50 cycles.  You might have heard me yell when I first saw it.  Opened January 20th, 2020, so just had its first birthday!

 

Cheers,

Rich

 

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Incredible find, congrats on the win:yay-smiley-1:

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Mike from North Queensland

Congratulations wonderful specimen with that orientation and preservation

 

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old bones

Congratulations Rich! Love the way your shrimp was preserved! :)

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FossilNerd

Congrats on the win! A worthy invertebrate fossil of the year.

 

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Congrats for this rare and marvelous shrimp.

 

Coco

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What a gorgeous specimen of a shrimp!!!  Congratulations on the find and on the win!!! :yay-smiley-1:

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That is such a FANTASTIC find.  CONGRATULATIONS!

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