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April 2017 Finds of the Month

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My entry for vertebrate.

Ray plate found in 03/19/2017 and finished in 04/20/2017.

Miocene - Burdigalian | Sesimbra - Portugal

 

Before:

 

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After preparation:

 

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@Vieira You did a very good job on the prep of this plate. Bravo!

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24 minutes ago, Kane said:

@Vieira You did a very good job on the prep of this plate. Bravo!

 

Thanks Kane :dinothumb:

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Nicest ray plate I've ever seen-huzzah!

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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It is going to be a very hard choice this month, soooo many good entries!!

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8 hours ago, digit said:

Nicest ray plate I've ever seen-huzzah!

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

 

Thanks for your words Ken :dinothumb:

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After looking at all the entries I'm a bit reluctant to enter but here goes!

 

Found 17th August 2016. Prepped from Good Friday (14th April) to Saturday 22nd April. This is my first vertebrate prep.

 

Location: Aust, Gloucestershire, UK. Triassic. Rhaetian Penarth series bone bed.

Plesiosaur. Two partial vertebrae and an associated bone.

 

 

 

 

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Neat find, John! :) 

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I'm entering my first crocodile vertebra. I found it 4-14-17 along the Potomac river at an exposure of the Aquia formation. The layer here has lots of bones, but most are unidentifiable, so this made me pretty happy. Most of the bones here, including this one, have a lot of (limestone?) matrix stuck to them, and I haven't figured out how to remove it yet. 

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Nice tooth @Vieira.:D

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It's an awesome find @JohnBrewer.:dinothumb:

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Nice find @Otodusobliquus, it seams you also have ilprints of shells on it.:D

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With all those nice entries, the choice will be hard to do !

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As previously said by many other members, many incredible finds have been made! Congrats to everyone on those spectacular finds. 

 

Now even though I'm about 90% that I'm not going to win the contest, here is my entry.

 

Vertebrate:

• Woolly rhino lower molar (m1 or m2)

• Coelodonta antiquatis 

• Zandmotor, Netherlands

• Pleistocene

• Collected 15/04/2017

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Note: the chewing surface is slightly damaged. :(

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Good luck to everyone else!

 

Max

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I will throw my best find of the month into the mix too, a nearly complete chondrichthyan tooth from Illinois.

 

Found: April 2nd, some very light prep done shortly thereafter.

Location: Roadcut south of the Illinois River, LaSalle County, IL

Age: Pennsylvanian, LaSalle Limestone of the Bond Formation

ID: Cochliodus sp.

 

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