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Kane

That is amazing, Blake! Way to go!! :yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1:

 

And what a fantastic present and honour for your missus.

 

You've kicked off 2018 with a big bang, and this is an inspiration for all of us who split rock in the field. And perhaps you shouldn't worry about topping this amazing contribution to paleontology, for it may be like winning prizes where when you win one, your chances of winning again just go up! 

 

Chapeau, sir!

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JohnJ

Awesome, Blake. :1-SlapHands_zpsbb015b76:

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sixgill pete

Awesome Blake. I am very happy for you.

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caldigger

Geepers, is that all it was, I was hoping for some exciting news. 

Wow, really proud of you Blake. Now keep it in a drawer and don't let anybody see it.

You must be one proud papa!

Congratulations!!!

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FossilDAWG

:yay-smiley-1:This is truly fantastic news!  :yay-smiley-1: I'm really looking forward to seeing the paper.

 

Don

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Troodon

Outstanding, wow that is super, congratulations, really special.   Your wife must be thrilled, what a treat.  :dinothumb:

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Spinosaurus

AMAZING news!!!! :yay-smiley-1:

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Heteromorph

:yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1:

WOW! Congratulations! A new species is exciting enough, but a new family is astonishing! I wonder when the last time was that a new family was discovered? :envy:

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piranha

:fistbump:  Congrats!  :fistbump:

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thelivingdead531

That is amazing and so sweet to name it after your wife, she’s a lucky lady! Congrats on the wonderful news!

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fossilized6s

Wow!! That is too cool! Congratulations, Blake, and Thank You. 

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Macrophyseter

Congrats Blake! :yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1:

Pretty awesome that you single-handily made the revealing of an entire FAMILY of animals possible.

I really wonder how much of a heart attack your wife got when you told her that they were gonna name the species after her... 

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32 minutes ago, FossilDudeCO said:

I haven't been able to post this in part because it was meant as a Christmas present for my wife. She was speechless to find out that the species will be named after her. 

I have no idea how I will ever up myself from this, but here's to trying.

I've been working for decades to try to lower the bar with my wife, better half, and collecting partner (all one and the same). Much easier to top yourself if you set the bar a 'limbo height'. ;)

 

Congrats on the find, the donation, and the accolades!  :yay-smiley-1:

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Fossildude19

Congratulations, Blake! Well Done, sir!  :D 

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Coco

Hi,

 

Whouah ! What a magnificent way of beginning the year !

 

Already to find a new species would return any happy fossil hunter, a new genus would transport every paleontologist in a hallucinating journey, but a new family ! It is beyond my imagination !

 

All my congrats Blake ! :raindance:

 

Can't wait to read the paper ! :popcorn:

 

Coco

 

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ynot

Ditto!!! To what everyone else has said.:fistbump:

:thumbsu::thumbsu:

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WhodamanHD

What a great find Blake! Thumbs up to you and your contribution to science!:dinothumb:

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FossilDudeCO

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Being a fish guy my first response to the find was "Eh, its a pretty nice bug."

But the more I have learned about these guys the more I am coming to love them! 

 

I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would find such a fantastic and scientifically important fossil.

 

I can't wait for the 2018 digging year to commence!

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Pagurus

Fantasic, Blake! We are all so happy for you. That awesome damselfly has a lot of proud uncles and aunts on this forum.   :tff:

Happy new year indeed!  :crab:

 

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old bones

Holy smokes, Blake! That is spectacular! Very Happy New Year, indeed. :) Let us as soon as it is published.

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Max-fossils

Wow Blake, this is an extraordinary find!!! My most sincerest congratulations!!! You must feel incredibly proud and happy to have made such an addition to science.:yay-smiley-1:

 

By the way, is this (part of) the reason why you have been absent from the forum recently, or is it because of something else? Because I (and other people) sure missed you a lot!

 

Max

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WhodamanHD
20 minutes ago, Max-fossils said:

By the way, is this (part of) the reason why you have been absent from the forum recently, or is it because of something else? Because I (and other people) sure missed you a lot

;)

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Foozil

Ditto to what everybody else said! Absolutely incredible find!! :yay-smiley-1:I'm very happy for you! Happy new year too :) 

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Tidgy's Dad

A very Happy New year! 

Congratulations, that is the sort of present we all dream of. 

And our wives, too. 

Magnificent! 

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