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Tiniest Ecphora Ever

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FossilDAWG

Tiny, but still cute! :wub:

 

Don

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Kane

Good catch! I rarely see them this small! I am assuming this might be a juvenile? Small but mighty!

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sixgill pete
4 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

Tiny, but still cute! :wub:

 

Don

Thanks Don. I thought it was pretty cool.

2 minutes ago, Kane said:

Good catch! I rarely see them this small! I am assuming this might be a juvenile? Small but mighty!

Kane, I am guessing juvenile also. Anytime I clean matrix from anything, I catch it in .75 mm screen Never know what may in there.

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SailingAlongToo

Sweetness!

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Tidgy's Dad

That is so sweet and sad. :):(

All those years ago the little thing died so young. 

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Auspex

A beautiful little gem :wub:

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but from the Tar (or anywhere other than the Pliocene of Virginia and Florida), it should officially now be officially called Ecphora gardnerae.

 

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WhodamanHD

Awww!:wub:

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sixgill pete
10 hours ago, Auspex said:

A beautiful little gem :wub:

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but from the Tar (or anywhere other than the Pliocene of Virginia and Florida), it should officially now be officially called Ecphora gardnerae.

 

Chas you could very well be correct. I have heard some reference to that, including  the four ribbed ones from Virginia if I remember correctly. But, all of the reference material I have right now still calls the ones from the Yorktown of Lee Creek, E. quadricostata. But the Tar? Not sure. 

I will be seeing Dr. Ward in less than 2 weeks at the Aurora Fossil Festival. Adding that question to my list.

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FossilSniper
1 hour ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

That is so sweet and sad. :):(

All those years ago the little thing died so young. 

That's a twist. :rofl::(

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Al Dente
1 hour ago, Auspex said:

A beautiful little gem :wub:

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but from the Tar (or anywhere other than the Pliocene of Virginia and Florida), it should officially now be officially called Ecphora gardnerae.

 

The outcrops along the Tar River where this Ecphora is found are Pliocene Yorktown Formation. Ecphora quadracostata is the Ecphora from the Yorktown. I think Ecphora gardnerae is Miocene.

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goatinformationist

Yes and they are so much tastier when small:muahaha:

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Fossildude19

Well spotted, Don!

Great little find. :) 

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MikeR
3 hours ago, Al Dente said:

The outcrops along the Tar River where this Ecphora is found are Pliocene Yorktown Formation. Ecphora quadracostata is the Ecphora from the Yorktown. I think Ecphora gardnerae is Miocene.

Eric is correct.  E. gardnerae is found in the Upper Miocene St. Marys Formation in Maryland.  E. quadricostata is restricted to the Pliocene including all of the Yorktown, Duplin, Tamiami and Jackson Bluff Formations.

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Nimravis

Nothing beats tiny fossils.

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Monica
On 5/14/2018 at 11:03 PM, Nimravis said:

Nothing beats tiny fossils.

Agreed!

 

It's such a little cutie, Don! :wub:

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b. bartron

Here's one of my tiniest. 

IMG_20180820_121525.jpg

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Bone guy
54 minutes ago, b. bartron said:

Here's one of my tiniest. 

IMG_20180820_121525.jpg

Wow that's remarkably tiny! :wub:

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b. bartron

I have smaller! Here's a few in this picture that are super tiny! 

IMG_20180818_182016.jpg

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Walt
55 minutes ago, b. bartron said:

Here's one of my tiniest. 

IMG_20180820_121525.jpg

I've heard you all refer to micro fossils and the name says a lot.  But just how small do specimens such as the above shell get to be? 

And does anyone have an example of the greatest size spread among a particular order?  

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Coco
On 21/08/2018 at 5:15 PM, Bone guy said:

Wow that's remarkably tiny! :wub:

How much is its size please ? :headscratch:

 

Coco

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RJB

  Some tiny gastro's for sure.  Ive always loved the gastros too.  Used to have a collection of 'tiny's' but donated it years ago.  :(

 

RB

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