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June 2019 - Finds of the Month Entries

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REMINDER: PLEASE carefully read ALL of the rules below.

Make sure you include all the required information, IN THE REQUESTED FORMAT (below) when you submit your fossil! 

If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM.


Please pay special attention to Rule #5: 

Before and After Preparation Photos must be submitted for prepped specimens NOT  found during the Month of the Contest.

In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds.


Entries will be taken until 11:59:00 PM EDT on JUNE 30, 2019

Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the thread is still open, will be deemed ineligible! 

 

Only entries posted with CLEAR photos and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. 

Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month.

 

Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month.

 

In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. 

Tell us more about your fossil, and why you think it is worthy of the honor. 


To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery.

 

Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry!
Best of success to all, and good hunting!

 

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Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests

  1. Find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found personally by you are allowed. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS.
  2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per member per contest category.)
  3. Your fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or Significant Preparation * of your fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest.
  4. You must include the Date of Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Date of Discovery (if not found in the contest month).
  5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. Please make sure you arrange for photos if someone else is preparing your fossil find and completes the prep requirements in the contest month.
  6. You must include the Common and/or Scientific Name.
  7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the fossil was found.
  8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the fossil was found.
  9. You must include CLEAR, cropped, well-lit images (maximum 4 images). If you are proud enough of your fossil to submit it for FOTM, spend some time to take good photos to show off your fossil.
  10. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims.

 

* Significant Preparation = Substantial work to reveal and/or repair important diagnostic features, resulting in a dramatic change in the look of the fossil. The qualification of Significant Preparation is decided at the discretion of staff. Any doubts as to the eligibility of the entry will be discussed directly with the entrant.

 

******* Please use the following format for the required information: *******

Date of Discovery

Scientific and/or Common Name

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation

State, Province, or Region Found

Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.)

(If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)

 

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Tidgy's Dad
2 hours ago, joshuajbelanger said:

 

 

The life and death of lil’ blerp blerp - a heroic Pleistocene turtle.

 

Little Tidgy is horrified. 

Poor blerp blerp. :(

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Max-fossils

@joshuajbelanger now that is an incredible find!!! Wow! :default_faint:

Love your little story too!

 

2 hours ago, joshuajbelanger said:

997,981 BC

Well-chosen date, I see what you did there ;) 

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Fossildude19
3 hours ago, joshuajbelanger said:

I will be submitting my turtle shell to fossil of the month vertebrate entry. 

 

Found on the peace river(undisclosed location) on 6/2/19 with @Bone Daddy.  This is a rare specimen that shows clear predation marks on the plastron and carapace. The specimen has been shown to a number of paleontologists that specialize in turtle fossils.  There has been mixed opinions about the species.  One claims that it can be a North American Testudinoid or Trachemys sculpta. The other claims that it is a Pseudemys, maybe Floridana.  Regardless, both agree that it is a young adult.  I've written a small description about the final days of this beautiful specimen.  

 

Josh, 

Great find.  Please use the Format requested in the rules for your entry.  ;) 

Thanks. 

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Nimravis

Great find- I really like this piece.

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joshuajbelanger

I still need to touch up the area of paleobond on the plastron.  Don’t worry guys, I’ll get it looking sharp.  Lol

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Mark Kmiecik

I'll let you know where to send it. :thumbsu: Great find! I found one like that in a Mazon Creek concretion, and then I woke up.

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FossilDAWG

:drool:

 

Don

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jdp

Wow, that's an amazing specimen. Makes me eager to get out into our own local Devonian again soon.

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D.N.FossilmanLithuania

Good afternoon. :) Talking about vertebrate fossil of the month, I have two scale specimens from the Cenomanian- Turonian (Middle Cretaceous). 

The first one: 

 

Perch like scale (Perciformes indet.)

Cenomanian- Turonian (Middle Cretaceous)

Discovered 12.06.2019

Found in the coast of Karkle village (Klaipeda district, Western Lithuania). 

 

perciformes 3.jpg

 

Perch like fishes are known from Early Cretaceous so Middle Cretaceous fossil can be scientifically important in the research of the oldest perch relatives.

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JarrodB
18 hours ago, Ptychodus04 said:

I’m throwing my hat into the ring this month with a vertebrate fossil.

Bird flight feather

Eocene Period 

Green River Formation (18” layer)

Date Collected: 7 June 2019 (my 22nd wedding anniversary)

Lincoln County, Wyoming 

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That's awesome!

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digit
56 minutes ago, JarrodB said:

That's awesome!

That's exactly why we hold this contest each month. ;)

 

More than a week left in the month--let's see what you all have been finding.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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JarrodB
12 minutes ago, digit said:

That's exactly why we hold this contest each month. ;)

 

More than a week left in the month--let's see what you all have been finding.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

I'll have a few days to hunt at the end of the month. Maybe I'll find something worth entering.  :)

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Fossil-Hound

@Ptychodus04 those bird feathers are incredibly rare. Excellent find. Great quality.

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Randyw

Wow! It’s going to be another tough decision this month!

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Ptychodus04
1 hour ago, JarrodB said:

I'll have a few days to hunt at the end of the month. Maybe I'll find something worth entering.  :)

Naw, wait until next month. :P

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