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ZiggieCie

Thank you for sharing a piece of wonderful. :rolleyes:

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PFOOLEY

Looks nice and peaceful Mike.

Thanks for sharing it.

Thank you for sharing a piece of wonderful. :rolleyes:

Thanks for taking a look at my little wonderland. :)

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Pilobolus

Beautiful finds Mike...just when I thought I had seen it all...can't wait to get back out there.

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PFOOLEY

Beautiful finds Mike...just when I thought I had seen it all...can't wait to get back out there.

I am always amazed that I still find neat fossils at sites I have been to many times before.

The Puerco said it misses you. :)

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PFOOLEY

A recent adventure to the Carlile shale...

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...Romaniceras mexicanum...

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...Placenticeras pseudoplacenta...

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...

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PFOOLEY

...Prionocyclus hyatti...

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...Beautiful weatherus...

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... :)

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ynot

Very nice finds!! And some wonderful scenery to boot!!

Tony

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Ludwigia

Great finds in a fantastic background!

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Fossildude19

Another successful trip to the Puerco!

Thanks for showing us, Mike. :D

Regards,

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PFOOLEY

Thank you, gents...I can't get enough of the Puerco. :)

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PFOOLEY

I had been reading about a Prionocyclus percarinatus ammonite zone that separates the Collignoniceras woollgari and Prionocyclus hyatti ammonite zones (Cobban, 1984 & Kauffman ET AL. 1993) in the Carlile Shale...

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...so as part of our 4th of July (actually the 3rd) family adventure, we hit the Puerco for a bit of exploring...

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...small shout out to that BOB stroller, now dubbed the Carlile Cruiser :)...

...I searched a concretion bearing horizon that, in the past, seemed barren of ammonite fossils (most likely due to my level of patience :wacko: ). Within in minutes I began finding samples of Mytiloides...

...Further down the ridge I found a small piece of an ammonite weathered from a small, crumbly concretion. Nearby was a similar type of small concretion. A few hammer whacks and my first Prionocyclus percarinatus Collignoniceras percarinatum.

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Hooray for biostratigraphy. :D

EDIT: P. percarinatus reassigned to C. percarinatum (W. J. Kennedy, W. A. Cobban, and N. H. Landman. 2001)

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ynot

Nice find!! I take it that this is a new species for Your collection?

If so that is even better!

Tony

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PFOOLEY

...I take it that this is a new species for Your collection?...

It is. :)

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ynot

It is. :)

:goodjob::thumbsu::thumbsu::goodjob:

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JohnJ

You've triggered a torrent of Turonian temptation in me. :P

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PFOOLEY

You've triggered a torrent of Turonian temptation in me. :P

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Ludwigia

Congratulations, Mike! Klein aber fein!!!

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PFOOLEY

...Klein aber fein!!!

:D Very!

Thanks, Roger. Now I have another zone to explore. ^_^

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PFOOLEY

I had been reading about a Prionocyclus percarinatus ammonite zone that separates the Collignoniceras woollgari and Prionocyclus hyatti ammonite zones (Cobban, 1984 & Kauffman ET AL. 1993) in the Carlile Shale...

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...so as part of our 4th of July (actually the 3rd) family adventure, we hit the Puerco for a bit of exploring...

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...small shout out to that BOB stroller, now dubbed the Carlile Cruiser :)...

...I searched a concretion bearing horizon that, in the past, seemed barren of ammonite fossils (most likely due to my level of patience :wacko: ). Within in minutes I began finding samples of Mytiloides...

...Further down the ridge I found a small piece of an ammonite weathered from a small, crumbly concretion. Nearby was a similar type of small concretion. A few hammer whacks and my first Prionocyclus percarinatus Collignoniceras percarinatum.

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Hooray for biostratigraphy. :D

EDIT: P. percarinatus reassigned to C. percarinatum (W. J. Kennedy, W. A. Cobban, and N. H. Landman. 2001)

Note: The Prioncyclus percarinatus ammonite zone was revised by Cobban in 2006 and is now labeled as the Collignoniceras praecox ammonite zone within the Western Interior of N. America.

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PFOOLEY

Another visit to the Carlile shale...

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...yielded some interesting specimens.

Both the gracile...

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...and robust...

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...forms of Spathites puercoensis.

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PFOOLEY

...Pinna sp. ...

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...Turitella sp....

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...Ptychodus anonymous...

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...

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ynot

Nice Mike!! Looks like a good trip.

Tony

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PFOOLEY

...some fish teeth...

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...a type of middle Turonian Pycnodont.

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PFOOLEY

Following my footsteps back to the truck ...

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...leaves me needing to go back to see what else I walked past. :)

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ynot

Sometimes the differing angle of light can make a big difference, or were You just in to much of a hurry to get to the known hunting area?

Tony

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