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My finds from my Netherland / Belgium tour

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I want to share my fossils from a one week tour with you.

I was in Cadzand (Netherlands), in Hoevenen (Antwerpen), in Barvaux and also in Eckelsheim (Germany).

The most time i was on the beaches in Cadzand. Its just wonderful there and i dont spend my whole time to look for fossils ;)

On the beaches near Cadzand i didnt found that much as last year, but i think its still a nice haul.

I found many bivalves, some fish vertebra, Gastropods, Balanus sp. and also many bones ....

Bivalves:

They are very common on some beaches, so i collect only the nicest ones:

Glycymeris obovata: Megacardita (Venericor) planicosta:

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I found also some Pecten (Plural of Pecte ?)

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Balanus sp.:

This fossil is also very common in Cadzand.

So here are the best two:

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Trivia sp.

On of my personal favourites are the Trivia sp. Too bad that they are very rare there ....

This are all:

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Detailed:

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I found also this crab claw:

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Maybe fossil ?

Fish vertebra:

Also not often to find are fish vertebra. I had a little bit luck and found about 15 complete specimens:

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Ray teeth:

Its hard to find a complete one, so i only find some broken ....

Here is one example:

Myliobatis sp.

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Bones:

With this fossils i had really luck. I didnt tought that i would find so many bones. :)

This are some broken and unidentified pieces:

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The better finds:

Possible rib: (15 cm long) Bovid (cow) proximal phalanx: (ca. 8 cm long)

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Until know not identified: (9 cm long) Vertebra: (7 cm long)

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Then my finds from Hoevenen.


This was one of the highlight ....

I never found any shark teeth before and there i found about 150 nearly complete specimens and even more incomplete shark teeth.

Besides the shark teeth i also found ray teeth, dolphin teeth and fish teeth.....


Here i already post them:



But i want to post my best ones here:


Galeocerdo aduncus Notorynchus cepedianus


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Notorynchus cepedianus Notorynchus cepedianus


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Carcharias acutissimus Isurus oxyrinchus


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sixgill pete

I too really lik the Trivia sp. They are some of the coolest gastropods. I believe Cadzand is Miocene / Pliocene? We have a similar Trivia found in the Pleistocene of North Carolina that is ID'd as Pusula floridana. One of my favorites.

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Darktooth

Wow, it seems that you had a wonderful trip! I am gkad it was a success for you!

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gwestbrook

Very nice!

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I too really lik the Trivia sp. They are some of the coolest gastropods. I believe Cadzand is Miocene / Pliocene? We have a similar Trivia found in the Pleistocene of North Carolina that is ID'd as Pusula floridana. One of my favorites.

Thanks ! Yes you are right in Cadzand is also Miocene/Pleistocene .... Would like too see some pictures of your Pusula floridana (by the way a nice name :D )!

Wow, it seems that you had a wonderful trip! I am gkad it was a success for you!

Thank you ! (Your trilobites are awesome)

Very nice!

Thanks ! Glad that you like it !

The second part, for example with Brachiopods and corals from Barvaux will come tomorrow ;)

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Thanks ! Yes you are right in Cadzand is also Miocene/Pleistocene .... Would like too see some pictures of your Pusula floridana (by the way a nice name :D )!

Here are 2 pics. The pic has them named Trivia floridana, but they are now Pusula floridana

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Here are 2 pics. The pic has them named Trivia floridana, but they are now Pusula floridana

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Thanks for the pictures ! Nice specimens ....Looks quite similar to mine.

Also found at the coast ?

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Manticocerasman

Glad to hear you had a nice trip in our area. I m looking forward to the brachiopods and corals of the Ardennes :)

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sixgill pete

Thanks for the pictures ! Nice specimens ....Looks quite similar to mine.

Also found at the coast ?

These two came from the spoil piles at the Aurora Fossil Museum quite a few years ago. They are from the Lee Creek Mine.

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JohnBrewer

That's a great collection :)

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belemniten

Glad to hear you had a nice trip in our area. I m looking forward to the brachiopods and corals of the Ardennes :)

Thank you ! You already see the best specimens ;)

These two came from the spoil piles at the Aurora Fossil Museum quite a few years ago. They are from the Lee Creek Mine.

Interesting ! Would be great to hunt there ....

That's a great collection :)

Thank you :)

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Some more finds from Hoevenen:

A very big Glycymeris obovata:

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Size: about 9 (!) cm long

And a big gastropod. Too bad that its slightly damaged ....

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Then my finds from Barvaux:

I was there a half day on 4 different locations. The last one was a huge construction site, where i found the most brachiopods..... (Thanks Kevin! )

Here are "some" Brachiopods: :)

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They are all Cyrtospirifer verneuili.

More pictures of the best specimens:

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(My biggest one)

I also like them, when they are still on Matrix:

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The last one i want to show is also Cyrtospirifer verneuili, but weathered. On the bright side you can see the spiral shaped lophophores of the spirifer ( that is where the name spirifer comes from , “spiral”shaped lophophores.)

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Then i also found some corals:

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Another coral:

Macgeea bouchardi:

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And some beach views: :)

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Hope you enjoy looking at my finds. I had fun there and i think i have to move :D

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Manticocerasman

Good haul Sebastian :) seems you got my info on the spirifers :D

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belemniten

Good haul Sebastian :) seems you got my info on the spirifers :D

Thanks ! Yes was very helpful :) Without you i wouldnt had find that much ;)

Barvaux is a paradise for me ... if you compare the finds from there with the finds from Haiger (Germany) (i spend more time in Haiger):

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/album/2334-brachiopods-gastropods-and-shells-worldwide/

I want to collect there every day :D

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doushantuo

LOVE that MACGEEA :envy:

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Vieira

Fantastic trip and nice finds :D

Congratulations!

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sixgill pete

Interesting ! Would be great to hunt there ....

I would love to be able to go into the mine once again. The spoil piles are also not the same i quantity and especially quality and variety as they once were. I have several more of the P. floridana but the two pictures are my best examples.

Yours are so very similar, makes me wonder if they are the same species.

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LOVE that MACGEEA :envy:

Thanks ! Also one of my favourites.....

Fantastic trip and nice finds :D

Congratulations!

Thank you very much :D Glad you like it !

I would love to be able to go into the mine once again. The spoil piles are also not the same i quantity and especially quality and variety as they once were. I have several more of the P. floridana but the two pictures are my best examples.

Yours are so very similar, makes me wonder if they are the same species.

Could be ... Always the same with the good locations ;)

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Foozil

Fantastic finds, thanks for sharing :)

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