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MARCH 2018 - Finds of the Month - Entries

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March is coming in like a Lion, for some of us in the Northeastern US. 

The pounding rain insures we won't be fossil-hunting for a few days, at the very least!

But others around the country or world can get out there and make some fantastic finds. 

I suggest you do so! :) 

 

 

 

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Remember...PLEASE carefully read all of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, in the requested format,

 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 until midnight on March 31st.

 

 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. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS.
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. 


*******Please use the following format for the required information:*******

 

Date of discovery

Scientific or Common name

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation

State, Province, or Region found

Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.)

 

Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page.

Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for MARCH 2018 !  

 

Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry!

Good luck! :D

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Hi Guys,

I am going to post two new vertebrates and two new invertebrates. :)

The first is one of my best invertebrates:

 

Date of finding: 2nd March 2018

Taxon: Receptaculites  Fisherites sp. green algae

Age: Lasnamagi formation, Middle Ordovician.

Location: Juodikiai quarry, Klaipeda district (Northeastern Lithuania, Baltic Stes. 

 

 

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Please vote if you like it :D 

Best Regards

Domas

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

The second is the best my sea urchin ever found (I found it two days ago):

 

Date of finding: 1st March 2018

Taxon: Echinocorys sp. (the diameter is 8,5 cm) 

Age: Late Cretaceous (found as erratic, unsplited and unprepped!)

Location: Varena town, South Lithuania.

 

 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

And finally, two vertebrates found in recent days.

 

 Date Of finding: 1st March 2018

Taxon: Ichthyodectiformes (bulldog fish) scale.

Age: Kimmeridgian, Late Jurassic.

Location: Varena town, South Lithuania.

 

 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

And the last vertebrate.

 

Date of finding: 1st March, 2018

Taxon: Rhizodontidae gnathal plate

Age: Late Famennian, end of Devonian

Location: Varena town, South Lithuania.

 

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Cast your vote if you like this! :D 

Best Regards

Domas

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caldigger

And so it begins!

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FossilDAWG

Hey all, this isn't the place to talk about your plans and the FOTM you hope to find.  This is where you show the great fossils you have already collected (bearing in mind the rules of course).

 

Don

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Max-fossils

@KimTexan wow! huge! :ammonite01:

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Cthulhu2

Hey guys, first FOM post here, so i hope I'm doing this right!

 

Date when found: March 4th, 2018

Mammut Americanum. partial tooth.

Age: Pleistocene.

Location: Jacksonville, Florida.

 

 

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If I need to correct anything do let me know!

-Terry

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MeargleSchmeargl

Heating up much faster than it did in Feb (figuratively and very literally!) :dinosmile:

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caldigger
1 hour ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

Heating up much faster than it did in Feb (figuratively and very literally!) :dinosmile:

Well Feb. was a short month.

Those extra days can make a world of difference.

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JarrodB

I'll toss my hat in the ring. Possibly the first Pterousar limb bone to be found at the North Sulphur River Texas. 

 

 

Found 3/8/18

Pterousar Limb Bone

North Sulphur River Texas

Cretaceous Ozan FM

North Sulphur River Texas

 

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JarrodB
On 3/6/2018 at 11:30 PM, KimTexan said:

I’ve never posted anything for fossil of the month. I’ll give it a go with my Oxy I found on March 3, 18 in Grayson county Texas. The geologic map calls it Washita group, because so many layers are present in the strata. The Rockd app called it Duck Creek. I found it near the bottom of a lot of exposed strata in something of a transitional layer so it is either early Duck Creek Formation or Kiamichi. I don’t think Oxy show up in the Duck Creek. So it could be late Kiamichi, but it sure looked like Duck Creek around there.

Here is my Oxytropidoceras elaboratum elaboratum in the buff, as I found it. The whorl breadth is 50 mm near the aperture. The diameter is 268 mm.

 

Very nice

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Fossildude19
On 3/6/2018 at 11:30 PM, KimTexan said:

I’ve never posted anything for fossil of the month. I’ll give it a go with my Oxy I found on March 3, 18 in Grayson county Texas. The geologic map calls it Washita group, because so many layers are present in the strata. The Rockd app called it Duck Creek. I found it near the bottom of a lot of exposed strata in something of a transitional layer so it is either early Duck Creek Formation or Kiamichi. I don’t think Oxy show up in the Duck Creek. So it could be late Kiamichi, but it sure looked like Duck Creek around there.

Here is my Oxytropidoceras elaboratum elaboratum in the buff, as I found it. The whorl breadth is 50 mm near the aperture. The diameter is 268 mm.

Hello Kim, nice find!

I need to ask you to please put the pertinent information in the format outlined in the rules. ;) 

 

Date of discovery

Scientific or Common name

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation

State, Province, or Region found

Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.)

Thanks. :)

 

On 3/8/2018 at 11:59 PM, JarrodB said:

I'll toss my hat in the ring. Possibly the first Pterousar limb bone to be found at the North Sulphur River Texas. 

 

Pterousar Limb Bone

North Sulphur River Texas

Cretaceous Ozan 

 

Jarrod, can you please add the date of your discovery? 

Thanks. :) 

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JarrodB
20 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Hello Kim, nice find!

I need to ask you to please put the pertinent information in the format outlined in the rules. ;) 

Thanks. :)

 

Got it. Thanks

Jarrod, can you please add the date of your discovery? 

Thanks. :) 

 

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Fossildude19
39 minutes ago, JarrodB said:

 

 

Thanks, Jarrod. :) 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Dear Guys,

Please let me know- should I post my Fisherites fossil photo with new name for the second time? :)

 

Best Regards

Domas

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KimTexan
On 3/9/2018 at 6:10 AM, JarrodB said:

Very nice

Jarrod yours should totally win. That is the coolest NSR find. My favorite prehistoric animal when I was a kid was a Pterodactyl. I thought they were so cool. So, I think your find is a special one. Congratulations on such a cool find mister. I’m happy and excited for you.

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Fossildude19
On 3/11/2018 at 1:32 AM, D.N.FossilmanLithuania said:

Dear Guys,

Please let me know- should I post my Fisherites fossil photo with new name for the second time? :)

 

Best Regards

Domas

 

Not necessary.  :) 

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KimTexan
On 3/9/2018 at 10:31 AM, Fossildude19 said:

Hello Kim, nice find!

I need to ask you to please put the pertinent information in the format outlined in the rules. ;) 

 

Date of discovery

Scientific or Common name

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation

State, Province, or Region found

Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.)

 

Thanks. :) 

Sorry, I didn’t realize there was a particular format for the posting. 

March 3, 2018

Oxytropidoceras elaboratum elaboratum

Cretaceous, Washita group, lower Duck Creek most likely.

Grayson county, Texas

 

I haven’t done anything to prep it. It’s kind of fragile. It seems to be a cast (steinkern) of shale and cleaning it kind of washes away the features.

 

 

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Date type-o

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ynot
15 minutes ago, KimTexan said:

Sorry, I didn’t realize there was a particular format for the posting. 

March 3, 3018

Your about 1000 years early on Your entry!:hearty-laugh:

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KimTexan
8 minutes ago, ynot said:

Your about 1000 years early on Your entry!:hearty-laugh:

Oops thanks for pointing that out. Fixed it.

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