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Winner of the June 2018 Vertebrate Fossil Of The Month

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 The winner of the 2018 VFOTM goes to... the Elonichthys peligerus Fish from the Middle Pennsylvanian of Wilmington, Illinois, USA! Congrats to @Nimravis on finding the fossil and winning the competition.

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Ancient Bones

Congratulations Nimravis ! Great find and beautiful detail !  Those scales.... Wow !

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ynot

Congratulations Ralph, on the win and nice find!

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Ludwigia

Congratulations!

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WhodamanHD

Amazing fossil, I knew there had to be a FOTM or two in all those buckets! Congrats on the well-deserved win!

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Nimravis

Thanks much everyone- I am very excited for this. When I first cracked it open and it shattered a bit, I felt something in the pit of my stomach, one I saw the scales and thought- “What did I do?”  Sometimes the blow of Thor’s hammer to too hard on these concretions.

 

Thanks again for the nice comments, and all of the other entries were spectacular.

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Mike from North Queensland

Congratulations Nimvaris on a wonderful find

 

Mike

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Coco

Congrats Ralph !

 

Coco

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caldigger

Wait a minute, something seems a little fishy about this win!!!  :rofl:

 

I knew it would, good show 'ol man.

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Troodon

Congratulations an awesome fish

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old bones

Congratulations on the awesome fossil and the win! :)

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Jeffrey P

Congratulations Ralph. That is a truly remarkable specimen. Nice to see your fish win it.

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Nimravis
4 hours ago, Jeffrey P said:

Congratulations Ralph. That is a truly remarkable specimen. Nice to see your fish win it.

Thanks Jeff

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fossilized6s

Such a great example of this fish. Congratulations, sir. 

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belemniten

Thats a great find! Congrats :envy: Well deserved win!

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FossilsAnonymous

Congratulations on this amazing fish!

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doushantuo

Awesome,Ralph!Great find

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doushantuo

Would you be interested in a bit of 2018 Elonichthys lore?

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digit

Awesome fish, Ralph "Thor's Hammer" Nimravis! :P

 

I remember seeing examples of this species on my recent visit to the Field Museum and thinking that those must have been found decades ago and that nobody finds those these days. Only took you 15 years to get this one open. Who knows what's hiding on your other old stubborn nodules? Time to play Whac-A-Mole with them. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Paciphacops

Congrats!

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jcbshark

Congrats on the win, great preservation on that piece:yay-smiley-1:

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Fossildude19

Congratulations, Ralph! Excellent find.  :)  :wub: 

You don't see too many fish coming from those concretions these days.

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Nimravis
4 hours ago, digit said:

Awesome fish, Ralph "Thor's Hammer" Nimravis! :P

 

I remember seeing examples of this species on my recent visit to the Field Museum and thinking that those must have been found decades ago and that nobody finds those these days. Only took you 15 years to get this one open. Who knows what's hiding on your other old stubborn nodules? Time to play Whac-A-Mole with them. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

Thanks Ken and I am doing it on a daily basis, it will just take a long time.

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