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Odd Middle Devonian Cephalopod, Deep Springs Road.

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Tidgy's Dad

Gomphoceras, for me. 

Cyrtoceras seems to be far too regular in it's growth.

This might help if you haven't got it already.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/30067854?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Oh, and that's a really super find and a most generous gift. 

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Jeffrey P

That is an incredible find for Deep Springs Road, one of the best of that Fossil Forum gathering day, and there were many great finds. Darktooth Dave was extremely generous to gift you that. I really wanted to see it again and was waiting anxiously for you to post it. Very glad you finally did. THANK YOU. As far as an ID I was going to utilize my Shimer & Shrock, but Scott, as always, beat me to it. 

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KimTexan

That is very cool. I’ve never seen one of those before.

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Wrangellian

Nice find and nice Dave! Did you keep the matrix it was on? I wonder what it looked like on it.

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Peat Burns

Outstanding find!:envy:

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Fossildude19

Thanks Scott @piranha for the swift ID.  It is much appreciated! :D 

 

Thanks Adam for the link to that paper.  :) 

 

Thanks to everyone else for the kind comments. 

I do know how lucky I was that Dave gifted me this unusually rare find from DSR

Thanks again, @Darktooth

Regards,

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FossilDAWG

I actually picked up the impression of this find when I stopped by DSR a week ago.  It was very striking, and I thought I could make a cast from it.

 

Don

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dalmayshun

great find

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GeschWhat

Super find...I've never seen anything like it before. :o

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Darktooth

@Fossildude19 I am glad that you posted this as I have been looking forward to seeing if there was more of the specimen in the matrix that wasn't in view. Even though there wasn't more, it is still a nice piece. I am glad you like it and it was my pleasure to give it to you. It is nice to know it was a rare find from the site.:)

 

Dave

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piranha

This has the original description and additional figures:

 

Flower, R.H. 1938

Devonian brevicones of New York and adjacent areas.

Palaeontographica Americana, 2(9):1-84   LINK

 

hi-res capture to accompany that great fossil- Congrats!

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Darktooth
6 hours ago, FossilDAWG said:

I actually picked up the impression of this find when I stopped by DSR a week ago.  It was very striking, and I thought I could make a cast from it.

 

Don

Its remarkable that you found the impression. I knew it got left behind, but I thought it either got buried under debris or got destroyed by now.

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Fossildude19
18 minutes ago, piranha said:

This has the original description and additional figures:

 

Flower, R.H. 1938

Devonian brevicones of New York and adjacent areas.

Palaeontographica Americana, 2(9):1-84   LINK

 

hi-res capture to accompany that great fossil- Congrats!

 

Thanks for the extra info and link, Scott! 

You're the man.  :fistbump:

I appreciate that. 

 

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Darktooth

@FossilDAWG BTW where is your trip report? I would love to hear how you made out.

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DrDave

How awesome and unusual, congrats!

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