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A recent online purchase. The only thing I know is it was shipped from China.

Any chance on at least some sort of ID beyond "insect"?

Seller doesn't give any information on it.

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Al Tahan

For some reason I though China got strict on shipping fossils outside the country? I thought I heard somthing like China now considers their fossils “national treasure”

 

Cool fossil either way! 

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doushantuo

listoij12293.pdf

 

Fossil protection legislation: Chinese issues,global problems
JEFF LISTON
Yunnan Key Laboratory for Palaeobiology, Yunnan University, Kunming, Yunnan Province 650091,
China

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2014, 113, 694–706. With 5 figures

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daves64

Making online fossil purchases with minimal information? :faint:

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Rockwood

Grasshopper ?

 

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Bobby Rico

+1 Grasshopper

 

I darkened it a little I hope it helps .

very nice

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minnbuckeye
6 hours ago, doushantuo said:

 

 Interesting! Makes me rethink my opinions of the fossil market.

 

Mike

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Fossildude19

I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with the Grasshopper ID. 

I see no evidence of the backward positioned rear legs one would expect on a grasshopper or cricket. 

Only 2 legs appear to be visible. 

I do see what appears to be a wing or wings.  Not sure there is enough detail to ID it further than insect. 

 

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caldigger
7 hours ago, daves64 said:

Making online fossil purchases with minimal information? :faint:

It was only 14 cents!  Grant you it is not museum worthy, but I felt it was worth the purchase price just for curiosity show aspect alone.

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caldigger
2 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

I do see what appears to be a wing or wings.  Not sure there is enough detail to ID it further than insect. 

Me thinks that upper "wing" was painted in to give the appearance of such.

If it comes down to just "insect" for a label, I guess I can live with that.

 

Thank you everyone that has given a look see and tried to give this little "bugger" a name.

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Tidgy's Dad

Derek. 

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Bobby Rico

You could call it a rappers name like 14 cents . :)

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RJB

  Looks very much like a grass hopper with missing hind legs.  

 

RB

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daves64
1 hour ago, caldigger said:

It was only 14 cents!  Grant you it is not museum worthy, but I felt it was worth the purchase price just for curiosity show aspect alone.

Yeah, well.... don't get it wet. You might end up with 14 cents worth of blank 2 tone rock. The whole "bug" looks like it could have been painted on, at least to me.

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Rockwood
5 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

I see no evidence of the backward positioned rear legs one would expect on a grasshopper or cricket. 

You would need to see the counterpart. The could be an eye with it. ;)

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Mike from North Queensland

Is the fossil enhanced as it appears to be shown on at least two different layers.

There are only two legs but others could be missing or hidden.

there are two distinct colours in the fossil.

I would like to hold this in the hand to be sure and I hope I am wrong.

My suspicion is we have the outline of a leaf leaving some staining.

That would make this art on a common plant fossil and a legal export.

the insect would be a Leafcutter.

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two colours

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Rockwood
1 hour ago, Mike from North Queensland said:

the insect would be a Leafcutter.

Fossil of, or fraudulent artistic rendering of ? 

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caldigger

Ah well, real or not, 14 cents isn't going to break me. Although I may have to live on ramen noodles for the next couple of months :P

 

Thanks for everyone's help, except for Daves64, you weren't any help at all! :rofl:

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daves64
2 hours ago, caldigger said:

Thanks for everyone's help, except for Daves64, you weren't any help at all! :rofl:

Oh! I was supposed to help? :headscratch:Whoops... :blush:

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