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  2. Teeth from same species?

    @Harry Pristis
  3. Im trying to find if anyone could help with this fossil. Im to conserned about the animal because its just a lil piece, but if you do know thats helpful. My main consern is what is wrapped around it? It appears to be bone on inside but what is fossilized around it. Thank you I can take more pics. I can only load 2
  4. Wayne, You should post this in the Calendar section.
  5. Fossil ID, pool area

    Hello guys, would you mind helping to identify two fossils I found in a pool at Brazil? The first one I believe is a firefly. The second one I have no idea of what it is.
  6. Hello dear members, In this post I want to show you my Mazon Creek Fauna collection. I have only 6 specimens, that I’ve acquired over a long period of time in shows and online. Mazon Creek is definetely my favourite fossil assemblage and I dream, one day, to be able to collect fossils there myself! My specimens are not museum-quality, I’m aware of that, but still can help to give an idea of what a 309 million-year-old soft-bodied biota looked like! Let’s start with the most abundant species of the Essex assemblage: the jellyfish “Essexella asherae”. Known from thousands of concretions, in mine the preservation is fairly good: you can distinguish the bell and the membranous skirt that encloses the tentacles, except their end. Moving on to arthropods, another abundant species is the cycloid “Cyclus americanus”. It is carachterized by a round body, long straight antennae and, at the posterior, two short processes. In my specimen, one antenna and one process can be easily-distinguished. In the echinodermata phylum, there’s only one species described so far: the holoturian (or sea cucumber) “Achistrum sp.”. It has a cylindrical, sack-like body: during preservation it dries, leaving dessication cracks that are replaced whit calcite and are very evident in my specimen. Also clear is the mouth, bearing 15 calcareous plate. The acorn worms (class Enteropneutsa) are hemicordate organisms and their closest relative are echinoderms. These animals have a body that is made up of three main parts: an acorn-shaped proboscis, a short fleshy collar that lies behind it, and a long, worm-like trunk. Mazon Creek’s species “Mazoglossus ramsdelli” is extemely similar to extant species. Finally, I posses two species of bristle worms (Class Polychaeta). The first one is “Astreptoscolex anasillosus”: I’m not 100% sure that the ID is correct, so if you have any suggestion, they are welcome! Anyway, it is a stout worm with the body tapering towards the tail. An eversible proboscis is usually preserved and I think that my specimen features it. The other worm is “Esconites zelus”: it has a long, narrow outline with prominent bristles on its segments. The head has projecting antennae and the jaw apparatus shows wing-like mandibles. In my specimes they are partially preserved, even though not visible in the picture. All right, this is my collection! I know it nothing special, but I hope that it can be appreciated by both Mazon Creek collectors and people who like soft-bodied fossils!
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  8. Is it a giant deer tooth?

    I think bison is going to be the call.
  9. Is it a giant deer tooth?

    Agreed, modern deer teeth are quite different, and an image search shows megaloceros were shaped about the same as them.
  10. Is it a giant deer tooth?

    I dont believe deer have teeth like that.
  11. An Eocene summer

    @jpc Thanks very much for sharing your passion with us. You certainly do need a lot of patience to work these layers by the looks of it. And the preparation work seems to be akin to that of a jewelers. You must have the patience of a saint.
  12. Ralph, surely our friend Will, would not do such a dastardly deed as open a gift early. He seems like such an honest young man with strong morals.
  13. Agreed with the others. I'm pritty sure this "claw" will fall apart, if you throw it in Acetone.
  14. Is it a giant deer tooth?

    Hello guys I just received this tooth, I believe it comes from China, the person who sold this tooth told me that it is a giant deer tooth, is it correct? please help meeee. Unfortunately I don't have much information about it.
  15. Teeth from same species?

    Can anyone tell me if these teeth are from the same species? Or what species they are? They came from clump matrixes from Nebraska and South Dakota.
  16. You know you opened it, be honest.
  17. Crab fossils from Rakhine State of Myanmar

    Happy and relieved you were able to identified your crab. I can't seem to find much on crabs in the Tertiary period or Galene bispinosa. The guy I purchased mine from is located in China. Not too sure the crab is "actually" from China though, it might have been just the way he posted it. When I asked for more information all he kept saying is "genuine fossil, genuine, it genuine". I guess I'll just put it away for now and maybe someday......
  18. An Eocene summer

    Great report and finds - I love and miss the Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, etc., I need to get back out there soon.
  19. Dinosaur Vertebrae

    Some progress with the Apoxie Sculpt. I was a bit nervous to begin with but it’s really easy to use. The spine is 13 inches long but it would’ve been longer with the neural arch attached. Nick
  20. Nice- and we expect some nice pictures of the show and of the fossils that are for sale- thanks for posting and have fun.
  21. An Eocene summer

    Great fossils! Thanks for sharing!
  22. The KYANA Geological Society is hosting their annual mineral, gem, and fossil show next weekend (Nov. 22-24). I attended last year and it is a small, but fun event. I’m not sure which day I will be there, but I plan to take the family. Just passing along the information in case anyone is in the Louisville area and would like to attend. If you can’t make it, don’t worry, I will come back with a full trip report. http://www.kyanageo.org/showflier.htm
  23. Crab fossils from Rakhine State of Myanmar

    I am quite sure mine is Galene bispinosa, or at least a cf. Galene bispinosa. I am unsure if yours is the same though
  24. Unfortunately, I believe that you are correct.
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