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Epic Journey to Oklahoma and Texas

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Jeffrey P

I found the usual crinoid and bryozoan specimens that are prolific at the site.  Found my best rugose corals from that site and a crinoid calyx base attached to a stem.. 

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jpc

Ooohh... can't wait to see more.  Organizing trips like this is one of the best benefits of TFF.  

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Jeffrey P

Brachiopods were also prolific. Found quite a number just lying loose on the ground:

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I also found Platyceras gastropods and bivalves including this internal mold: 

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Both rugose and tabulate corals were common including this Favosites conicus: 

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Jeffrey P

I found a few tiny crinoid holdfasts, some of the more interesting fossils:

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Also found a number of nautiloid pieces. Some I still have to reassemble: 

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The next day I was headed for Jacksboro, Texas, but along the way I couldn't resist stopping at the Permian site at Waurika. I had never collected any Permian Age fossils before and saw this as a wonderful opportunity. 

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The fossils were tiny and I was often on my hands and knees. Fortunately I had just bought some new knee pads: 

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I found about a dozen reptile/amphibian teeth. Here are some. Haven't ID'd them yet. I believe at least some are from the amphibian Archeria: 

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Later that afternoon, I finally arrived at Jacksboro, Texas. I camped at Fort Richardson State Park and TFF member, BobWill joined me for the evening. Bob and I hit the site first thing in the morning. Jacksboro has been on my wish list for a long time. The nearest marine Pennsylvanian sites to my home are way out in western Pennsylvania, more than a day's drive away and those are nothing like Jacksboro. We walked across the dam for Lost Creek Reservoir and then on to the fossil site: 

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piranha

Congrats on a great collecting trip! :fistbump:

 

Campbell 1977 established Huntonia but it was already preoccupied by a modern isopod:

Huntonia Vandel 1973 Family: Philosciidae. Type species: Huntonia montana Vandel 1973

 

Huntoniatonia replaced it in:

 

Jell, P.A., & Adrain, J.M. 2003

Available Generic Names for Trilobites.

Queensland Museum Memoirs, 48(2):331-553  PDF LINK

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Jeffrey P

On to the finds: There were brachiopods and bivalves: 

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Bobby Rico

Great report, great finds, great photos and I love the Oklahoma Brown Tarantula. :wub: 

 

thanks for for sharing all the best Bobby 

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