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REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below.

Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! 

If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM.


Please pay special attention to Rule #5: 

Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT  found during the Month of the Contest.

In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds.


Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on OCTOBER 31, 2021

Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic is still open, will be deemed ineligible! 

 

Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. 

Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month.

 

Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month.

 

In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. 

Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. 


To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery.

 

Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry!
Best of success to all, and good hunting!

 

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Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests

  1. Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS.
  2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.)
  3. Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest.
  4. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month).
  5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month.
  6. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name.
  7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found.
  8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found.
  9. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil.
  10. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims.

 

* Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant.

 

******* Please use the following format for the required information: *******

• Date of Discovery  (month, day, year) 

• Scientific and/or Common Name

• Geologic Age or Geologic Formation

• State, Province, or Region Found

• Photos of Find

 

 

(Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.)

(If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)

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JamieLynn

So it's practically Mid-October and no entries yet?? Wow...well, I guess I'll get things started! 

 

• Date of Discovery  : October 9, 2021

• Scientific and/or Common Name: Dimetradon  phalange.

• Geologic Age or Geologic Formation : Permian

• State, Province, or Region Found : Texas

 

Size 5/8 inch (15mm) 

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JamieLynn

And an entry for the invertebrate contest too! (It was a good weekend)

• Date of Discovery : October 8 2021

• Scientific and/or Common Name: Goniatite Uddenites sp.

• Geologic Age or Geologic Formation : Finis Shale, Pennsylvanian

• State, Province, or Region Found : Texas

 

Size: 3/8 inch (1cm) 

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An unexpected find at the start of the month, when the research focused on plant fossils !

Date of discovery: october,  10/ 10 /2021

common name: Spider ; scientific name unknown, indet. Chelicerate

Geologic age: Messinian

Formation : lacustrine volcanosedimentary formation, ancient diatom lake

Region: near Murat town, Cantal dept. , France

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6 minutes ago, marguy said:

¡Un hallazgo inesperado a principios de mes, cuando la investigación se centró en fósiles de plantas !

Fecha de descubrimiento: 10 de octubre de 2021

nombre común: Araña; nombre científico desconocido, indet. Quelicerato

Edad geológica: Messiniense

Formación : formación volcánica lacustre sedimentaria, antiguo lago de diatomeas

Región: cerca de la ciudad de Murat, departamento de Cantal. , Francia

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Congratulations, nice achievement.:wub:

 

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• Date of Discovery  : October 2, 2021

• Scientific and/or Common Name: Saurocephalus woodwardii 

• Geologic Age or Geologic Formation : late cretaceous - Maastrichtian

• State, Province, or Region Found : ENCI, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands

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On 10/13/2021 at 9:20 PM, marguy said:

An unexpected find at the start of the month, when the research focused on plant fossils !

Date of discovery: october,  10/ 10 /2021

common name: Spider ; scientific name unknown, indet. Chelicerate

Geologic age: Messinian

Formation : lacustrine volcanosedimentary formation, ancient diatom lake

Region: near Murat town, Cantal dept. , France

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Wow!!!!!!Super!!!!!!!!!

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KompsFossilsNMinerals

Heres one of my entries for Find of the Month.

 

Date of Discovery  : October October 8, 2021

• Scientific and/or Common Name: Greenops sp.

• Geologic Age or Geologic Formation : Middle Devonian, Windom shale

• State, Province, or Region Found : New York, USA

 

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KompsFossilsNMinerals

Probably one of the best finds I have ever made, a nearly complete disarticulated Echinocaris punctata!

 

 

 

Date of Discovery  : October 15, 2021

• Scientific and/or Common Name: Echinocaris punctata

• Geologic Age or Geologic Formation : Middle Devonian, Windom shale

• State, Province, or Region Found : New York, USA

 

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