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July 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 JULY 31, 2019

Any fossil submitted after that time, even if the topic 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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Ludwigia
6 hours ago, RCW3D said:

 

Name: Wahoo - Identified by Dr. Weems

 

Please tell us the proper scientific name as well. That's from a mackerel, right?

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FossilsAnonymous

@RCW3D you dug that out of eastover? Great find.... How'd you spot it?

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RCW3D
4 hours ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

@RCW3D you dug that out of eastover? Great find.... How'd you spot it?

It was in a Eastover cliff fall; while I can't 100% certain that it came out of that layer, Dr. Weems stated that the matrix it was in was consistent with Eastover.

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FossilDAWG

:wub: :wub:  So exceptional to see such delicate spines so well preserved.

 

Don

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Doctor Mud
On 7/17/2019 at 9:14 AM, TomWhite said:

Thought i would enter my latest tooth find into the ring. Found it on a spur of the moment trip after work at my local London Clay beach. At 58mm its not the largest i have found but it in the best condition with both cusplets complete and visible serrations. 

Tom.

Date Of Discovery: 15/07/19

Name: Otodus aksuaticus

Age: Eocene - London Clay Formation

Location: Suffolk, England

IMG_0664.jpg.a83dc99b95231d2f1dcf7d4d4ec671ed.jpg  IMG_0696.jpg.2df419636bcf5f685e0bc91a7b17108f.jpg  IMG_0697.jpg.f84ff16c20ed8165705a85ae6d2ee742.jpg  IMG_0638.jpg.dfce5be503e4baccc3a482231f693059.jpg

Nice tooth!

 

I wonder if this is an Otodus obliquus with chipped edges though. The “serrations” are too coarse and irregular and continue at about the same size all the way to the tip.

 

notice how the cusps are serrated and the serrations become fiber towards the tip.

It isn’t until O. auriculatus that there are well defined serrations all the way to the tip.

 

Still a great find to find an Otodus of that size and quality though.

 

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caldigger

Hey @Sinopaleus, I see you are still carrying that miniature 2cm rock pick around with you. :default_rofl:

 

Honestly, how big would you have to estimate that beast was in life?

 

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Sinopaleus
16 hours ago, caldigger said:

Hey @Sinopaleus, I see you are still carrying that miniature 2cm rock pick around with you. :default_rofl:

 

Honestly, how big would you have to estimate that beast was in life?

 

:default_rofl: 

Darn you found out! I have a packet of them like toothpicks if you want one ;) 

 

This one, most likely around 1 meter in diameter. The biggest one I've seen is a Pachydesmoceras around 1.5 meters in length

 

 

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Ludwigia

Very nice!

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Mark Kmiecik

Sweet.

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Monica
On 7/24/2019 at 11:24 PM, Emthegem said:

Ps: This is my first IPFOTM submission - let me know if I missed anything, also thanks to Monica for helping me identify the species

 

-Em

 

1. You're very welcome for helping to identify your find!  (I must confess that it wasn't too difficult, though, since almost all of the orthoconic nautiloids found in the Toronto area are this species :))

 

2. If you want, you can add in the geological formation - it's the Georgian Bay Formation.

 

3. Are you a U of G grad???!!!

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Emthegem
2 hours ago, Monica said:

 

1. You're very welcome for helping to identify your find!  (I must confess that it wasn't too difficult, though, since almost all of the orthoconic nautiloids found in the Toronto area are this species :))

 

2. If you want, you can add in the geological formation - it's the Georgian Bay Formation.

 

3. Are you a U of G grad???!!!

Okay will do!

Also, I am still in University at the moment in the Engineering-Coop program, so not quite a grad (yet). But so far I LOVE Guelph - super fun, people are awesome there and I reeeeeaaaally like my program!!!

 

BTW the cleanup job on that trilobite is AMAZING! I should clean up the trilobite I found a while back, still gotta learn how though.:trilo:

 

-Em

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