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November 2021 - Finds of the Month Entries

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David in Japan

That is an awesome find, looking forward reading the next updates.


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Golly gosh. What an amazing Christmas present!

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We certainly keep @Ptychodus04 busy. Kris did a great job preparing this crinoid cup with three partial associated arms that I found earlier this month. In honor of his great work and my excitement finding the fossil, I enter it into this month's invertebrate fossil of the month competition. Since I won't receive it back until after the close of the competition, I have stolen Kris's photos of the fossil. I hope he doesn't mind.


Date of Discovery: November 7, 2021

Date of Preparation Completion: November 27, 2021

Scientific and/or Common Name: Delocrinus vulgatus (with boring sponge damage)

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation: Upper Pennsylvanian, Harpersville Formation

State, Province, or Region Found: Texas


Before prep:
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After prep:

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will stevenson

Thought I might as well pop this in as it’s an unusual location :) 


Date of Discovery: July 25, 2021

Date of Preparation Completion: November 27, 2021

Scientific and/or Common Name: hybodont indet. Shark spine

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation: berriasian, vectis formation

State, Province, or Region Found: whale chine, Isle of Wight, uk 


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Hello! This is my first time entering a Fossil of the Month contest, and I wanted to show off this blue-grey Listrucanthus denticle that was inside a phosphatic nodule.  Most of the ones I have found tend to be yellowish in color and are not as well defined as this specimine. 



Date of Discovery: November 17, 2021

Scientific/Common name: Listracanthus sp. Denticle

Geologic age or Gelologic formation: Pennsylvanian, Iola Limestone Formation (Muncie Creek Shale Member)

State, Province, or Region Found: Missouri





The orgional split caused it to break into 3 pieces. Detaching the unglued right portion, in my opinon, opens up a new perspective of this denticle and created a more dramatic shot





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