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caldigger

Whow!!!  Absolutely superb!

No need for an art store, it's already framed. :faint:

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Tidgy's Dad

Small can be beautiful, and these finds certainly prove it.

Some of these leaves are exquisite! :wub:

And to think you've had them hanging around for years, though i guess they've been waiting just a tad longer than that. 

Thanks for posting, these are wonderful and I'm very intrigued by the mystery finds. 

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caldigger

"Mamma says life is like a bucket of nodules..."

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KimTexan
On 5/30/2018 at 6:23 PM, Nimravis said:

 

Alethopteris Frond

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Wow! And Wow! These are so cool Ralph.

I left pics of the ones that I think are amazing. They’re huge!!

My 2 favorite are the Alethopteris.

 

I have never seen any so big!!!

On 5/30/2018 at 6:23 PM, Nimravis said:

Annularia Leaves

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This one is of interest to me because back in April I went hunting in northern Oklahoma and found a place with plants fossils. I was almost all bark. Some of the bark was a thin layer of a whole huge tree trunk of what variety I have no clue. Most of what I found were what looked like palm leaves or blades of grass looking structure, but some were an inch or more across and a couple feet long. Maybe Lycopodium leaves?. I found a tiny piece of fern that you can hardly tell it was fern. 

Then I found something that looked almost exactly like this Neuroteris and about the same size and pinnule (leaf) arrangements, but there were no veins in the pinnules. I was sure it had to be leaves or pinnules with the pattern of arrangement, but I couldn’t figure it out. I think this may be the answer. 

On 5/30/2018 at 6:23 PM, Nimravis said:

Neuropteris Frond

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These are pretty big too. Very nice.

On 5/30/2018 at 6:23 PM, Nimravis said:

Pecopteris Frond

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This is is my favorite of them all. It looks like a museum piece.

On 5/30/2018 at 6:23 PM, Nimravis said:

Alethopteris Frond

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These se are the most adorable, sweet, cute and just lovely!!

On 5/30/2018 at 6:23 PM, Nimravis said:

                                                                                                                   Small Annularia 

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This one is pretty cool too.

On 5/30/2018 at 6:23 PM, Nimravis said:

Small Neuropteris Fronds

 

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KimTexan
On 6/5/2018 at 9:16 PM, Nimravis said:

 

Again with the adorable ones!!! Love them!! This one is just nice. Not so tiny, but small with detail. I like it.

On 6/5/2018 at 9:16 PM, Nimravis said:

Pecopteris / Neuropteris Ferns:

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This is cool for the color around it.

On 6/5/2018 at 9:16 PM, Nimravis said:

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Small and just nice. I like the little ones.

On 6/5/2018 at 9:16 PM, Nimravis said:

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That is such an an adorable little thing. I love the tiny ones!!!

On 6/5/2018 at 9:16 PM, Nimravis said:

 

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KimTexan

Oh I didn’t see your last find. That is some amazing detail. A real museum piece.

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Tidgy's Dad
Just now, Nimravis said:

 

An UPDATE on these two finds from yesterday. I sent a PM to FFM Jack Wittry @fiddlehead after referring to his two Mazon Creek books, I wanted his expertise to ID's these pieces, he replied back quickly with his IDS. Thanks again Jack, you are a great resource for the Forum.

 

He identified the first pcture as "Spiropteris (Fiddlehead) of a seed fern".

 

He identified the last two pics as a large Arthropod part.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Most splendid! :)

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deutscheben

Amazing! I was thinking that second one bore some resemblance to the various Arthropleura bits I have seen figured in books and papers, but I wasn't sure. It's great to hear you got confirmation from one of the experts, what an awesome find. 

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Nimravis

Today I did not have much time to open concretions and I was not able to open all of the closed ones that are pictured below, but her are some of my finds.

 

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Coprolite

 

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Neuropteris Frond

 

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Macroneuropteris

 

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Pecopteris Fronds- need to be cleaned up.

 

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Lepidostrobophyllum Cone bract

 

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Annularia

 

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Poorly preserved Pecopteris 

 

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Mini fern pieces

 

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Tidgy's Dad
3 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Today I did not have much time to open concretiions.

Still, got a few more done, nothing spectacular, but getting through them. 

Something special will be along soon enough. 

Again. :)

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KimTexan

So, you have fern, fern, annulara, fern, fern, coprolite. Do I get that right? How does that work? Is it a fern coprolite? Or is it more like “Snarge, it’s nothing identifiable.” Kind of coprolite? :P Would it be marine or terrestrial?

I need a little education evidently.

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Coprolite

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Not half bad and you can see sori. I think that’s cool.

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Neuropteris Frond

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I can see why they call it macro. That is a big leaf, oops pinnule. Do they still call then pinnules when they’re that big? I assume the still grow in a frond type pattern. That would be one massive frond! Cool!

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Macroneuropteris

 

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I’m trying to imagine it cleaned up. It might be pretty decent.

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Pecopteris Fronds- 

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It looks as though you have 2 different kinds there in one nodule. That’s pretty cool.

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I actually had to go look up bract. It’s my new word of the day. Have you ever stepped on one of those barefoot. They really hurt. My dad has a double row of pine trees around his 7 acres.

I’m not a name caller, but I think back to high school days when my classmates in typical juvenile behavior (back then) used derogatory terms for a certain type of unpleasant characters. All the better if they could say it without the person knowing what they were being called. Insert bract for one of them. Sounds like brat, which doesn’t cause much offense.

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Lepidostrobophyllum Cone bract

 

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Ok I’m trying to see the annularia. I may need another pic. It’s unusual looking.

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Annularia

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Its still cute Ralph.

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Poorly preserved Pecopteris 

 

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As in a single pinnule?

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Mini fern pieces

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Nimravis
4 hours ago, KimTexan said:

 

As in a single pinnule?

Yes

 

And I would say marine with the coprolite.

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Nimravis

ADDITIONAL UPDATES:

 

This has been identified as Reticulopteris munsteri.

 

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And this one is Mariopteris nervosa.

 

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These different species are very confusing to ID, at least for me.  :)

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Tidgy's Dad
2 hours ago, Nimravis said:

ADDITIONAL UPDATES:

 

This has been identified as Reticulopteris munsteri.

 

And this one is Mariopteris nervosa.

These different species are very confusing to ID, at least for me.  :)

I can't recall, did you have these species before? 

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Nimravis
26 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

I can't recall, did you have these species before? 

I may have something that is misidentified, but yes these are new.

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Tidgy's Dad
Just now, Nimravis said:

I may have something that is misidentified, but yes these are new.

Great news! :D

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Nimravis

Today I spent about 30 minutes open concretions. I found a Mazonomya mazonensis i the classic death position.

 

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I am 70% sure that this next one is a Euphoberia sp. millipede, but the other 30% thinks that it could be the cross section of an internodes of Calamites.

 

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Pecopteris Ferns

 

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Neuropteris

 

 

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Nimravis

Annularia

 

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Lycopod Leaves

 

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Bark

 

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Lepidostrobophyllum majus

 

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Tidgy's Dad

Some of the bark is nice, and I love the Mazonomya, particularly the one on the right. 

I vote millipede! :D

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ynot

Nice, really like the millipede.

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Innocentx
14 hours ago, Nimravis said:

Euphoberia sp.

This looks most likely to me, so wow!

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Nimravis
1 hour ago, Innocentx said:

This looks most likely to me, so wow!

That’s what am am seeing.

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RCFossils

I do not see any spines or legs

i am pretty sure it is calamities.

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