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Inspired to act by Jamie‘s  @JamieLynn and their  “fossil a day” thread. I been thinking about creating a  digital visual catalogue of my collection for a long time now . Been very dyslexic this is a difficult task to undertake. After seeing Jamie’s thread I thought one fossil a day will just take a sort time to photograph, collate and post, making this more achievable task . I will also keep a digital copies for my records.  Posting on the forum means that other members can see my small collection and help me  if needed with incorrect IDs or names that have changed . The forum has been really helpful in organising my collection . I really can’t gain information from books or scientific papers, the level of concentration I need to comprehend large passages of text is beyond me. This meanings that most of my information is from  TFF. For that I thank you all greatly. 

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This week I think I will start with just a few of my trilobites as they are a favourite of TFF. I have been given , found and purchased bugs for years so they should be an interesting mix ( chosen at random).
 

A classic Iberian species Ectillaenus gigantea  (Burmeister, 1843),from the Llanvirn Series; Llandelian Stage, Valongo Formation of St Pedro de Cova, Portugal.

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An English Ordovician trilobite I found a lot of these  AMPYX linleyensis from the Hope shales of Shropshire. Very fine condition, virtually full exoskeleton, not including the frontal spine. As good they come from this location.

 

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I believe this is an uncommon trilobite from GERMANY, KETTNERASPIS sp.This is the Negative of the fossil, and shows some detail . 

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I think this is cool piece a Trilobite plate many partials and moults  Gilwern Hill .UK . Gilwern quarry is privately-owned and is situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Sorry I can’t find my ID on this maybe Scott @piranha will kindly help.

I thought maybe Ogyginus ?

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@Bobby Rico

 

I like the idea of this thread. 

Will be following. 

 

I have been thinking of doing something similar. 

My own thread of my fossils, instead of showing them in Mailbox score. 

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Yay @Bobby Rico ! Glad to see you doing this! I'm looking forward to seeing your fossil collection! 

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@JamieLynnand @Yodathanks both . I am a visual person so it makes sense to me to record information in this format. 
 

and Yoda looking forward to seeing you thread too .

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Nice Bobby! I’m glad you decided to make your own thread. I really like @JamieLynn’s. Yours will be just as enjoyable! 
 

Following and looking forward to more posts. :thumbsu:

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Thanks both @Sjfriend and @FossilNerd much appreciated.

 

Next up 

Asaphiscus wheeleri from the Middle Cambrian Wheeler Shale (Red Beds) House Range, Utah.  It is a really interesting piece with the red mineral circular staining combined with a cast and the inside view of the shell of the trilobite showing .
MrsR gave me this for Christmas it was a bargain at £12.50 it was only sold as bookends. Best Christmas present for years .
 

If any members have any thoughts on this please let me know.

 

 

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10 hours ago, JamieLynn said:

oh that is just beautiful!!!

Thank you . I really find the  composition of It pleasing 

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A omnibus addition today as I will be busy over the weekend. Back Monday with a new theme for the weeks show and tell.
Have a good weekend and stay safe  Bobby 

 

This is probably some of my best finds, quite rare small trilobites. I found both over  25years ago. Salterolithus caractaci, Ordovician age… Wales uk 

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Beautiful and a little pyritised Gerastos ainrasifus trilobite L. Devonian Morocco

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Ogygiocarella Debuchii  this given time me a couple of years ago. 

 

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Couple of more bugs for today. 
 

Cnemidopyge Nuda is a genus of trilobites that lived during the Ordovician. Like all Raphiophorids it is blind .

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From the Ordovician is a big (84x55mm) largely complete Ogygiocarella debuchii Betton Shropshire U.K. 

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Now for something completely different a coral  , found about 12 years ago . Somewhere In the Yorkshire Dales/ Pennie Way a partially silicified .Actinocyathus floriformis - the large, bubbly dissepiments combined with cerioid structure are distinctive. I think it is pretty nice 

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To round of the week one final bug. Much more bugs to come in the following weeks. SilurianTrilobite Acastocephala macrops from Shropshire 

 

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This week I have a birthday so I thought I would theme the next 7 day posts,  The theme is past gifts from TFF members . Chosen completely at random. 
 

These very bumpy osteoderm are from Helodermoides a small lizard White River Formation , Oligocene Scenic , South Dakota. The micro matrix also has mammal teeth, bone and huckleberry seeds.

 

The label says “Ant Hill Finds“  if I remember rightly it is a good place to look for small fossil like mammal or dinosaur teeth . As the ants use them as buildings material. You may get a couple of painful hits off the resident collecting them but no pain no gain.
 

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huckleberry seeds.

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Fish bones including the hypural bone. 
 

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Kazakhstan , Mangyshlak Peninsula, Miocene. I a cool piece. 
 

 

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A mould and cast of Spyroceras Nautiloid . @Pagurus I was hoping you could remember the location of this beauty? It also has a little friend that I photographed with a macro lens. 
 

Cheers Bobby 

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Paucicrura Rogata - minnesota usa with an bryozoan . Size is 5mm .

 

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Very nice so far, Bobby. :Smiling:

That is a super collection of trilobites.:trilowalk:

Love the Paucicrura rogata too, though I think that's more likely to be a bit of bryozoan rather than an ostracod. :brachiopod::b_love1:

I shall enjoy following this thread. :popcorn:

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2 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Very nice so far, Bobby. :Smiling:

That is a super collection of trilobites.:trilowalk:

Love the Paucicrura rogata too, though I think that's more likely to be a bit of bryozoan rather than an ostracod. :brachiopod::b_love1:

I shall enjoy following this thread.

Cheers Adam more bugs to come in the following weeks.  I change it to bryozoan then,  

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