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September 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 SEPTEMBER 30, 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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digit
5 minutes ago, FranzBernhard said:

There is nothing very special about it, its just a nice specimen for the formation and I just like it :).

 

And that's reason enough. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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FossilNerd
27 minutes ago, FranzBernhard said:

 There is nothing very special about it, its just a nice specimen for the formation and I just like it :).

I like it too! Rudists were such odd little creatures. Not something I find locally, but I Find them fascinating. :wub:

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MeargleSchmeargl
2 hours ago, FranzBernhard said:

As many members of TFF seem to be shy entering the first FOTM candidate:headscratch:

Not shy, just getting my competitors together! I'll have something for you to look at soon! ;)

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MeargleSchmeargl

As For a second entry...

 

Date of discovery: 9/7/19

Scientific/Common Name: Neuropteris fern frond with second frond (Alethopteris?) on the back

Geologic age/formation: Pennsylvanian Pottsville formation (~320 MYA)

Location: Durham, GA

 

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Back:

 

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Coco

Hi,

 

Oh ! Marvelous ! It’s so much like the current species !

 

Coco

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Wrangellian

Thanks for clearing that up.

I've got the sense that there are at least 2 species - someone pointed out that there seem to be 2 varieties of what we call G. subcompressum, and they might be separate species (if someone ever gets around to doing the work). One is 6-shaped, like the one above, and the other has overlapping circular whorls like this one:

[Note to Ken: this is not another entry, I found this one a long time ago!]

 

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digit
1 hour ago, Wrangellian said:

[Note to Ken: this is not another entry, I found this one a long time ago!]

Got it. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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FranzBernhard

Date of Discovery: 09/22/2019

Name: Rudist Hippurites colliciatus Woodward, 1855

Age and Formation: Campanian; St. Bartholomä-formation

Locality: St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria

 

This is the best naturally weathered transverse section of a pseudocolony of H. colliciatus I have found so far. It was just lying at the surface near the western end of the stone heaps west of Kalchberg: Point 32 - 09/15/2019. I am wondering, why I have not found this specimen the week before :headscratch:.

It consists of 6 "complete" individuals, 5 of them are exposed in the natural transverse section. One of them is very small, can you spot it?

In side view, a partial H. c. is exposed in vertical section, showing nicely the P2-pillar. This individual is visible at the lower left of the transverse section. At the lower left, the very crude 6th "complete" individual can bee seen.

Attached to the rudist pseudocolony are many small clasts of fossiliferous limestone and possibly a fragment of a Hippurites nabresinensis (right edge of transverse section).

Franz Bernhard

 

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PaleoNoel

Beautiful fossil and fantastic prep work!

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Ptychodus04
30 minutes ago, PaleoNoel said:

Beautiful fossil and fantastic prep work!

Thanks!

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piranha
3 hours ago, Kasia said:

My entry for this month is this cluster of trilos I found during my recent trip to Sweden :)

 

Date of Discovery: 13.09.2019

Scientific and/or Common Name: Cheirurus clasoni and Agnostida trilobites

Geologic Age or Geologic Formation: Ordovician

State, Province, or Region Found: Brantevik, Sweden

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:trilosurprise: Updated taxonomy: Lane 1971 reclassified Cheirurus clasoni as: Hadromeros clasoni

 

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Lane, P.D. 1971. British Cheiruridae (Trilobita). Palaeontographical Society, London, 125(530):1-95

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Kasia
On 9/25/2019 at 7:16 PM, piranha said:

 

 

:trilosurprise: Updated taxonomy: Lane 1971 reclassified Cheirurus clasoni as: Hadromeros clasoni

 

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Lane, P.D. 1971. British Cheiruridae (Trilobita). Palaeontographical Society, London, 125(530):1-95

Thanks :tiphat:I have just edited the post

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