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mcgcsp

My phyllocarid collection to date. Includes Echinocaris sp. and Rhinocaris sp.

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Greg.Wood

Nice, where did you collect them? And whats the scale of the picture?

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mcgcsp

Sorry my bad. Should have thrown a quarter on the pic. Specimens are 1 - 2 inches. 5 years of collecting and about 500 hours of field time excluding prep. Tributaries throughout northern Ohio is all I can tell you. LOTS of work and time!

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Tidgy's Dad

Wow! 

Excellent! :)

Any chance of some close ups, please? 

And a very warm welcome to TFF from Morocco.

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mcgcsp

Will get to closeups eventually. Bench is a mess. In sorting and pitching stage...

but here are a couple I had from before...Rhinocaris from Paulding Oh and Echinocaris from N OH

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mcgcsp

Here is quick closeup of a few. Sp at bottom right is 2 inches for ref.

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mcgcsp

improved and brightened

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WhodamanHD

Awesome! :envy:

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mikeymig

Cool collection. I find them in New York. 

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Jeffrey P

Wow that's a very impressive collection. Being from northern Ohio I assume those are Devonian and/or Carboniferous in age. Phyllocarids are a personal favorite of mine, ever since I found my first one in 2014 and had no idea what it was. After that I was finding them with some frequency at Deep Springs Road quarry near Hamilton, NY., Middle Devonian Age. Since then finds have gotten rarer. Last one I found, a Rhinocarid was about a year ago. That small one with the tail is especially impressive. I would also love to see more close up shots. Oh, and by the way, welcome to the Fossil Forum. 

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

Nice collection, thank You for sharing it here.

 

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mcgcsp

correct all late Devonian

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mcgcsp

@mikeymigthe top "unidentified phyllocarid" looks like Rhinocaris sp.??? The bottom ridges are distinctive

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MeargleSchmeargl

Nice bugs ye got there! 

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mikeymig
38 minutes ago, mcgcsp said:

@mikeymigthe top "unidentified phyllocarid" looks like Rhinocaris sp.??? The bottom ridges are distinctive

More then likely its a species of Ceratiocaris. Some people don't realize how rare these are when compared to trilobites and other extinct arthropods.  

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum.  :)

Excellent collection of these incredible arthropods! :wub:

Thank you for posting them! 

Regards,

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Wrangellian

Yikes! Usually you don't see more than one Phyllocarid at a time... you've got a bunch! But obviously it's the cumulative result of a lot of collecting time/work.

Welcome to TFF.

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FossilDAWG

Welcome to the Forum from North Georgia.  That is a very impressive collection of phyllocarids, especially considering their rarity.

 

Don

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Malone

Welcome from Colorado! Nice collection! I really like the screw shaped tails. It looks like they would be tough to clean matrix from.

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mcgcsp

New this week. Collected 3/20/19.

6 IPAs and 12 hours of prep.

Nice Echinocaris multinodosa with tail. About 3.5 inches

 

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Fossildude19

Whoa! 
What an awesome find!

Thanks for posting it - I really enjoy seeing these phyllocarids and other arthropods you find. 

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mcgcsp

Thanks, just glad spring is here and I can get out!

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Tidgy's Dad

Absolutely beautiful. :)

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Bobby Rico

Fantastic collection thanks for sharing . Bobby 

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caldigger

mcgcsp, from the look of your collection, are these found in nodules or are they just prepped out that way?

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