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  2. Perth/WA hunting trip

    And after lots of careful cleaning... Not much I know but I'm stoked I found anything at all. I've refined my method of extraction a lot since getting this, I'm planning another trip for next weekend. Really keen to find that shark tooth!
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  4. fish or reptile

    Thank you
  5. you need at least Punt & Hoen's Glossary of Pollen & spore terminology(which i have) and is useful as all heck.* *personal opinion,no recommendation for the publishers products per se,no competing interests,etc Send me a PM ,if needs be Grana(Taylor & Francis) offers a lot of free access articles,up to about 2013 (E.G.): Grana, 2009; 48: 151–159 Beschorneria yuccoides and Asimina triloba (L.) Dun: Examples for proximal polar germinating pollen in angiosperms MICHAEL HESSE, HEIDEMARIE HALBRITTER & MARTINA WEBER Beschorneria yuccoides and Asimina triloba L Dun Examples for proximal polar germinating pollen in angiosperms.pdf edit:there's also Palynology by the same publisher,which is slightly more "dinocysty",if you get my drift,but you must be familiar with that journal,surely
  6. Big Jaw Bone with Teeth

    Hi, Yeah ? Would that mean the jaw would be almost an 50 cm long ? Coco
  7. ankylosaurus club?

    Now that I thought about it, my original idea was that you guys must think I sculpted it to have the specific shape/size/external coloration etc to so nicely match the comparison. It didnt take me too long to figure out the real problem. Holy sh!t. The cycles. Yeah these bones must get incinerated every so often, therefore they don't have the marrow interior so much anymore. The other places have just been lucky, and you guys are gatekeepers of the knowledge of those cycles. Well played. Great...just great. Looks like we're due for another blast from the past. Hmmm...calculating..27 day rotation, last remarkable event May 15 having kpindex =7...I'm speculating June 8-10 as the week to watch for next Rah bless You.
  8. I have some pollen grains, spores(?), and other non-pollen palynomorphs as well, which I would like to identify that I photographed from a number of slides. However, I have no eye for these things yet (if only my university offered palynology courses!) so I am in need of references to start reading and hopefully use to identify some stuff now and in the future. I know that it's a pretty specialized area, but any input could be helpful as references accessible to people who don't yet know how to identify these things seem to be few and far between. I have access to Paleopalynology by Alfred Traverse (2007) through my university. I was given Fossil Fungi by Thomas N. Taylor, Michael Krings, and Edith Taylor (2014) as a gift from a family member. It's a lovely book, and excellent reference for fungi. I have found little on pollen and other terrestrial microfossils aside from Traverse and Taylor that seems useful. Marine micro/nanofossils get a lot more attention, apparently. While I am a student with a good working knowledge, I still need stuff that's clear and not too technical, as I am mostly learning this on my own. Anyone have suggestions for other material I could make use of (both modern pollen/palynomorphs and fossils)?
  9. Fossils from Royal Peacock Opal Mine

    Hi Jesse, Yeah, that all looks like camel to me. I think that layer is Middle Miocene, Barstovian Mammal Age, so it's too old to have deer, Bison. @Harry Pristis or @fossillarry should take a look. Jess
  10. Al Dente, I've been working in the Gainesville area this week and had a chance to visit the museum today. This publication is back on sale in the gift shop. It's something worth getting. If you haven't been able to order it, you should be able to get it directly through the gift shop. If you can't, PM me. I bought a couple of extras. Jess
  11. TriloBITS

    Awesome, thank you so much Kane! Not gonna lie, I’m pretty proud of myself for being able to get it down to Isotelus- I’m learning! Yay!
  12. Our occur in March, April and May- I also believe that there is a show later in the year.
  13. ankylosaurus club?

    One can never be sure on the internet if someone is telling the truth. Perhaps we can agree to that? I believe there are multiple possibilities. Sometimes a person has multiple accounts as well as like-minded friends whom support them. I understand the reasonings. Let's not get into a boring debate about echo chambers. The confrontation I received implies anything I might ever discuss could not be of interest or could assist in any way. No big deal. Perhaps someone else will come along one day with a similar find and can learn from this, or make a perfect match for my pics.
  14. ankylosaurus club?

    I don’t know it’s that so much as he was really excited and now the disappointment is coming through..
  15. ankylosaurus club?

    A very nice website on Ankylosaurus. But the website clearly says they have only been found in Laramidia sediments, not Appalachia (where Georgia is). So, if the rock is as you suggest, I would take it to the nearest museum as you have a first.
  16. ankylosaurus club?

    Sorry. Not trying to kick a man while he’s down but they look geologic. If you zoom in on the broken piece of troodons club you see sign of bone.marrow, cellular structure etc. all signs of organic origin. when you zoom in on yours you see.... more rock...
  17. TriloBITS

    Definitely Isotelus. Possibly Isotelus gigas judging by location and pygidium, or Isotelus “mafritzae.”
  18. TriloBITS

    Hi! I stopped at a rock and fossil show earlier today and I picked up these trilobite parts along with a couple other more complete pieces. I was wondering if it is at all possible to ID it only with these parts. I’m thinking the large part is an Isotelus pygidium and the separate piece on the right looks like an eye, but I’m no expert. So if any of you have ideas, send ‘em at me! From Canada, Middle Ordovician, from Colborne Quarry in Colborne, Ontario
  19. ankylosaurus club?

    So you’re not posting the item to obtain an ID, but to simply confirm what you believe it to be?
  20. ankylosaurus club?

    I'm next to a place that once had "Crater lake" as part of its name before it was filled in with dirt. So perhaps a meteorite displaced some things. I defer to the details I gave and source I cited, which indicates my location as viable regardless. I further provide evidence of recent paradigm shifting with this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerutti_Mastodon_site As for more, yeah I get it. Even the possible hominid tooth will just be dismissed as it "looks like a rock". I may have enough to open my own museum. Say what you may, but if it looks/walks/quacks like a duck then my money is on a duck.
  21. have your buddy in Fairbanks bring it to the Museum of the North on campus. There are folks there in paleontology who can tell you what you've found.
  22. In need of help identifying

    The bedrock in your area is probably Mississippian in age, but it is buried under quite a bit of glacial till and then right along the lake of course you have lots of sand from the lake shore (I have visited Warren Dunes many times, a very cool place). Most of the fossils that tend to be found along the lake have been carried down from the north by the glaciers and tend to be Paleozoic in age (lots of Devonian and Silurian) so you may find corals, brachiopods, bryozoan, crinoids, and maybe even the occasional trilobite fragment. Most of the fossils tend to be a bit worn from all the movement. There are several websites (including this forum) that can be helpful in identifying your finds such as Michigan basin fossil from the UM Museum of Paleontology.
  23. Hi werty- I saw your post, and I agree with the others... hate to say it, but it is not a dinosaur bone. There is no bone texture to it, which is one of the keys to understanding fossil dinosaur bones.
  24. ankylosaurus club?

    Plus one, and more. No bone marrow or tooth enamel.
  25. Excuse me. I’m just over here wiping the drool off my iPad.... our rock show here in town isn’t until October I think...
  26. Analysis of DNA finds bed bugs have been around longer than beds https://news.google.com/articles/CBMiX2h0dHBzOi8vd3d3LnNjaWVuY2VhbGVydC5jb20vZGlub3NhdXJzLXdlcmUtc3RpbGwtd2Fsa2luZy10aGUtZWFydGgtd2hlbi1iZWQtYnVncy1maXJzdC1ldm9sdmVk0gFjaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc2NpZW5jZWFsZXJ0LmNvbS9kaW5vc2F1cnMtd2VyZS1zdGlsbC13YWxraW5nLXRoZS1lYXJ0aC13aGVuLWJlZC1idWdzLWZpcnN0LWV2b2x2ZWQvYW1w?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen
  27. My Trilobite Drawings

    My new favorite! You really captured the look of it.
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