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Winner of the June 2019 Invertebrate/Plant Fossil Of The Month

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Congratulations, @Al Tahan! :)

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Natalie81

Congratulations, well deserved! 

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Ludwigia

Congratulations!

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Heteromorph

Lovely little eurypterid! Well deserved win.

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Coco

Congrats Al Tahan. I never seen one in real !

 

Coco

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Fossil-Hound

@Al Tahan alright so being from Utah I'll confess to have voted for that Olenoides as those are incredibly rare at that size but Eurypterids are also incredibly rare. It's enriching to see at least one member on the forum pulling these ancient arthropods out of the ground. It's a small specimen but has some great features; the eyes, tail, and paddles are all there and that's rare these days. Well deserved win and I look forward to hopefully seeing more of these in your posts.

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Fossildude19

Congratulations, Al.  :) 
Great find. 

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jcbshark

Awesome find for sure, Congrats :thumbsu:

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Shellseeker
1 hour ago, Fossil-Hound said:

@Al Tahan alright so being from Utah I'll confess to have voted for that Olenoides as those are incredibly rare at that size but Eurypterids are also incredibly rare. It's enriching to see at least one member on the forum pulling these ancient arthropods out of the ground. It's a small specimen but has some great features; the eyes, tail, and paddles are all there and that's rare these days. Well deserved win and I look forward to hopefully seeing more of these in your posts.

 

Ditto = what he said!!! and I know nothing Eurypterids.  However, I still appreciate finding a fantastic high quality fossil in rock!  Congrats, 

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Scylla

Congrats Al! I'm glad your fossil won. I almost didn't enter the Ollenoides because I thought the Eurypterid would win anyway, but it waited 6 years to get into the race (plus the 500+ million in the ground). 

 

 

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Malcolmt

Always nice to see a eurypterid in the winning circle......

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Fossil-Hound
11 minutes ago, Scylla said:

Congrats Al! I'm glad your fossil won. I almost didn't enter the Ollenoides because I thought the Eurypterid would win anyway, but it waited 6 years to get into the race (plus the 500+ million in the ground). 

 

 

You found this at U-Dig?! What?! I've hunted for these for years and have yet to find one. Who prepared it? The prep is a masterful.

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Pagurus

Congratulations-Well-Deserved.gif.6a14fdb36cb9ff0bd114724ab3f684ae.gif  Congratulations, Al.   What a wonderful find!!

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Mike from North Queensland

Congratulations

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Randyw

Congratulations! Great looking fossil!

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Mark Kmiecik

Congratulations. I love those. They're so ugly that they're beautiful.

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Monica

Congrats on winning with another eurypterid, Al!  You seem to be becoming a specialist :dinothumb:

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Wrangellian

Hey @Al Tahan , Great find! (jealous of your proximity to spots where those can be found)

Is that a tail imprint there to the right of the tail, as if the Eury rested in that position momentarily before shifting to the position it was buried in? It seems to reflect the shape of the tail - if not, it's an interesting coincidence.

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Scylla
12 hours ago, Al Tahan said:

 

 

When I saw your submission I was like “oh man, why did it have to get finished this month” :default_faint: haha. I saw your specimen in person before the prep. He did an really good job. This month was a really good turn out for IFOTM with Kane’s awesome bug. Gus, me and you have gone 1, 2 the past 2 months! Looks like July will be our tie breaker hehe :heartylaugh:.

 

Me too, I wish it got done a different month. I really doubt I'll compete in July though. :zzzzscratchchin: unless I start going through my Florissant material and get lucky...

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Jeffrey P

Congratulations Al on a spectacular find and well deserved win.

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Manticocerasman

congrats :yay-smiley-1:

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Congrats, Al!!

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ynot

Wonderful find, and congratulations on the well deserved win!:thumbsu:

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