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Springtime is here at last. After what appeared to be a lingering winter, we finally have good weather for fossil hunting!

Take advantage, and get out there! Good Luck!!!

 

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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 May 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 the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest.(Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month.")
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 MAY 2018 !  

 

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

Good luck! :D

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Spinosaurus

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Good evening everyone! :D

I am going to post two vertebrates and two invertebrates for fossil of the month contest. 

The first vertebrate is:

1. Archosauria indet. tooth

2. Found in 2nd May 2018

3. Varena town, South Lithuania

4. Late Cretaceous. 

 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

The second: 

1. Elopomorpha indet. scale

2. Found in 6th May 2018 (today) 

3. Varena town, South Lithuania

4. Late Cretaceous- Paleocene.  

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

And now, the invertebrates. :) 

The first:

1. Hexactinellida indet. sponge

2. Varena town, South Lithuania.

3. Found in 4th May 2018

4. Late Cretaceous.  

Late Cretaceous sponge 1.JPG

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

And the last invertebrate:

1. Terebratulina brachiopod.

2. Varena town, South Lithuania

3. Found in 3rd May 2018. 

4. Eocene- Oligocene. 

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Tidgy's Dad

I love the little brachiopod! :)

Have a similar one myself from the UK. 

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania
Just now, Tidgy's Dad said:

I love the little brachiopod! :)

Have a similar one myself from the UK. 

Thank you dear Tiggy's Dad, 

I think the brachiopod should be rare in Lithuania, althoug in other countries it can be more common :)

 

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Fossildude19
On 5/6/2018 at 1:06 PM, D.N.FossilmanLithuania said:

Good evening everyone! :D

I am going to post two vertebrates and two invertebrates for fossil of the month contest. 

The first vertebrate is:

1. Archosauria indet. tooth

2. Found in 2nd May 2018

3. Varena town, South Lithuania

4. Late Cretaceous.

I hope you don't mind, but I darkened your macro images, for better detail. :) 

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caldigger

Found May 6th in sifted matrix 

Round Mountain Silt Formation, Ant Hill

Bakersfield, California

Mid. Miocene (15 mya)

Very small Cow Shark tooth, only 6mm.

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For perspective this is a 1" x 1" display box.

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania
Just now, Fossildude19 said:

I hope you don't mind, but I darkened your macro images, for better detail. :) 

Thank you Fossildude19,

I think now they look much better! :)

 

Best Regards

Domas

 

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FossilDAWG

Nice one Carl!  That is a species I don't think I have found there yet.

 

Don

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Max-fossils
2 hours ago, Carl said:

Cretodus crassidens tooth (with bonus fish vertebra)

Catoma Creek, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama

Upper Cretaceous (Upper Santonian) Tombigbee Sand Member, Eutaw Formation

Found 2 May 2018, prep completed 9 May 2018

 

 

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Nice!

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The Amateur Paleontologist

@Carl That's one nice shark tooth, Carl :)

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tatehntr

Wow Carl, incredible find

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crabfossilsteve

Cool find, especially since it was left in the matrix.

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Tidgy's Dad

Terrific find, what a lovely tooth! :)

And the bonus fish vert is quite sweet. 

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caterpillar

Found few years ago but just finished to prep, after a long, long,.....long prep

 

 

Palaeotherium magnum

upper eocene (ludien)

Southwest France

 

 

450mm

The mandible

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caterpillar

The skull

 

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caterpillar

The skull...

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jpc
4 minutes ago, caterpillar said:

And the result

 

 

wow!

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digit

:faint:

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