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April 2017 Finds of the Month

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Another month, another contest full of incredible fossils. Let's see what we can find for the month of April. :)
 

Remember...carefully read the rules below, make sure you include all the required information, and 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. Best of success to all, and good hunting!

Entries will be taken through April 30th. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month.

To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery.
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Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests

1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you.

2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.)

3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or most of the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest.

4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (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.

6. You must include the common 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. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims.

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. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo 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.

Within a few days, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry!

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Very nice Fifi !

 

Coco

 

 

EDIT : sorry, I think we can't comment on this part of the forum. Please delete it !

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Thanks, it looks like little flowers. This is a place where you can find about 20 different kind of corals.:D

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On 4/6/2017 at 6:00 PM, Coco said:

Very nice Fifi !

 

Coco

 

 

EDIT : sorry, I think we can't comment on this part of the forum. Please delete it !

 

I've commented in this part of the forum before. I think it is appropriate when a fossil is posted in this section for which we are quite envious that we can express our opinions. I don't think it would sway the voting when the finds are split into vert/invert and the voting takes place.

 

I had actually posted a comment on the interesting extra-tentacular budding visible in this fossil coral but I think internet issues possibly ate that message as I don't see it looking upward in this thread.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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On 4/6/2017 at 11:59 AM, fifbrindacier said:

Here is a coral i found on april monday the second in the department of Charentes-Maritimes in France on a kimmeridgian layer.

According to my documentation it is, a priori, a Pseudocoenia hexaphyllia.

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Not to downplay the other entry which is a fantastic positive/ negative piece, but I find the detail in this coral stunning. Very nice start of the month on both entries so far.

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On 4/8/2017 at 5:56 PM, Paleoworld-101 said:

Odontopleura markhami from the Cotton Formation near Forbes, NSW, Australia.

 

 

According to Jell & Adrain: Odontopleura (Sinespinaspis) markhami  is elevated to generic rank: Sinespinaspis markhami
 
 
Edgecombe, G.D., & Sherwin, L. (2001)
Early Silurian (Llandovery) trilobites from the Cotton Formation, near Forbes, New South Wales, Australia.
Alcheringa, 25(1):87-105  LINK
 
Jell, P.A., & Adrain, J.M. (2003)
Available generic names for trilobites.
Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 48(2):331-553  LINK

 

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I sieve some sediment for several years in a very small place in 3/4 hour from my home and at home I wash my sediment and I sort out with the light, a magnifying glass in the left hand and a tweezers in the other one (perhaps JP is going to tell me that I made a mistake about word for "tweezers"...).

 

Redonian is Basal Pliocene, there is only some of these deposits in France, all in North-West and very small, some of them are inaccessibles for several years. In one or two years, we can't search any more this small place because trucks are filling the hole.

 

About this fossil, I don't know its family and its species... I picked up this sediment 2 years ago and I find this gastropod (for the first time in this area) last week.

 

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Coco

 

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allo coco... ca va la bas?  

Tweezers is the right word.  : )

Nice little snail.

 

 

(Becky et moi on a demenager... on a acheter une nouvelle maison.  Encore toujours a Casper)

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Super pour le déménagement JP & Becky ! Une photo ?

 

JP, you know this deposits, we went there all four !

 

Coco

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Nice little snail coco. It looks like you have some bryozoans there.

@jpc, moi aussi j'espère la photo du déménagement ;).

What's a tweezer ?

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tweezer = l'outil qu'on voix dans les photos de coco.  

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Oh, so it is une pince à épiler.^_^

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No no Fif, This small pliers is too flexible to be able to extract hairs ! :rofl:

 

Coco

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It depends on what kind of hair:ninja: I have some for my model boats.

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Peace River 4/15/2017 with TFF group meet up.

 

Lower DireWolf Mandible, Pliocene, unprocessed.

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Peace River, Florida micro fish vertebrae, because hey it's worth a shots    April 12th 2017IMG_1143.thumb.JPG.5537b5ec6e71e946cf03d8cfacef39fc.JPG

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11 hours ago, Calvin Jenkins said:

Peace River 4/15/2017 with TFF group meet up.

 

Lower DireWolf Mandible, Pliocene, unprocessed.

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Again awesome find Kevin!!! That was unbelievable:fistbump: 

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Wouldn't have been there if it wasn't for you & TFF, thanks again for a fun day.  All that exerciseie paid off, I slept almost the entire flight to San Jose!

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Hey guys - Vertebrate entry.

 

I found this on April 1st, right at the back of a deep and very dark cave i was exploring whilst taking shelter.. I was by myself, it was very late in the evening and raining hard as a huge storm blew in from the North. I took shelter in this cave i found in the forest and lit up my torch. To fill in time as i waited for the storm to pass i began to explore. Further into the cave i went - it went on seemingly forever. The spiders and bats fled from my light as i progressed deeper and deeper.. As my torch was flickering on it's last embers and i knew i didnt have long left before i had to turn back or risk getting lost in the darkness forever..The soft dripping of water from the cave roof, the musty smell in the air..it compelled me onwards, i didnt know why..i was about to turn back...but then i saw this dimly glowing on a small rock shelf - it looked to have been carved centuries ago and placed on it..I knew i'd found something amazing.. As you can see, it's a very young, baby dragons heart (with excellent preservation showing the chambers and even preserving white bands of fat around it!). I had it ID'd by the local witch doctor so i know it's 100% legitimate (he's an expert on dragons). I've since donated it to the local Medieval club where they proudly have it on display. Can you believe it? A real dragon heart, slain by a knight long ago and hidden in a cave!? Amazing!

 

 

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Found on the first of April, huh?  We haven't senn one of them here before. Certainly not a dragon's heart.

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Hi,

 

Ah ah ah ! Ash ! :rofl: You did well to me to laugh! Are there such caves in Australia ?

 

Coco

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