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Dolicopterus cephalon (uncommon)

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DrDave

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close-up of pterygotus claw

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DrDave

5 cm coxa 

(business end of the mouth of the eurypterid, think of one side of a pair of pliers...)20180625_115226.thumb.jpg.825a77b0ec1b87768c1482ce86e8fe7f.jpg

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DrDave

rare silurian cephalopod, maybe a hexameroceras sp. About 12 cm and 3 dimensional...

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Fruitbat

Those are SPECTACULAR! :drool:  A nice, fairly-complete eurpyterid is on my top-ten list of specimens to acquire one of these days.

 

-Joe

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Tidgy's Dad

Amazing! :wub:

Thanks for sharing, those are simply beautiful. 

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caldigger

Wow factor x 10!!!  That first plate is a jaw dropper. :faint: Well done!!!

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Fossildude19

Very nice! :) 

Thanks for the pics. 

 

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Bone guy
28 minutes ago, Fruitbat said:

A nice, fairly-complete eurpyterid is on my top-ten list of specimens to acquire one of these days.

I totally agree! Even a small one would make my day! 

 

The specimens posted here are very cool. That large molted arm is impressive. :) 

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Darktooth

Great finds Dave! Congratulations to you Sir!

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JohnBrewer

Oh wow!

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Monica

AMAZING!!! :default_faint:

 

Congratulations!!! :yay-smiley-1:

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ynot

:default_faint::default_faint::wub::wub:

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RJB

Very nice!  Been there done that and know the excitement and thrill youve experienced.  Nice finds man.

 

RB

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goatinformationist

Oh please, please put everyone of your pics up for POTM!  They are beyond amazing.:raindance:

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Xiphactinus

Wowowwoowoowo!!!

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Nimravis

Great finds, Congrats.

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MeargleSchmeargl

Sea scorpions. Definitely on my bucket list! :D

 

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Plax
On 6/25/2018 at 1:17 PM, DrDave said:

rare silurian cephalopod, maybe a hexameroceras sp. About 12 cm and 3 dimensional...

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any other marine fossils in the Berties?

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DrDave
4 hours ago, Plax said:

any other marine fossils in the Berties?

I found this on a previous trip last year.  the identification and literature reference below is courtesy of @piranha

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It appears to be Inocaulis lesquereuxi

 

According to this new paper it is now classified as alga.

 

text and figures from:

 

LoDuca, S.T., Bykova, N., Wu, M., Xiao, S., & Zhao, Y. (2017)

Seaweed morphology and ecology during the great animal diversification events of the early Paleozoic: A tale of two floras.

Geobiology, 15:588-616    PDF LINK

 

For specimens of the Late Silurian taxon Inocaulis lesquereuxi, however, optical microscopic and SEM-BSE investigations indicate that the tubes have an intertwined, but not anastomosing habit and closed endings (Figure 3a,d).  On the basis of these findings, I. lesquereuxi is herein regarded as an alga rather than a metazoan, with a form and construction broadly comparable to that of Buthotrephis newlini and B. divaricatus from the Pridolian of Indiana (White, 1902).

 

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DrDave

A couple more pics:

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Can see the teeth of the coxa in situ.

 

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click on image and zoom to see nice dorsal detail on body segments and serrations of the telson.

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taj

What a haul ! Fantastic visit!

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Peat Burns

:default_faint::default_faint::default_faint:

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