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  2. INVITE - Annual pilgrimage through NY

    My wife and I will attend regardless of the weather conditions. We live in upstate, NY and we're used to bad weather (much worse than Saturday's forecast).
  3. Show us your plastic dinosaur

    I can remember singing the pterodactyl song every morning during circle time when I was in kindergarten. (1970’s) Because of the repetition of singing the song daily at such a young age, I’ve always been fascinated with them. Lol In my opinion, this is the most entertaining thread on the forum! I always find it interesting to see the vintage dinosaur toys and other items posted on here.
  4. INVITE - Annual pilgrimage through NY

    We'll invite the attendees to sound off as to whether they will make the trip or not. I don't have much choice. I go or resign myself to having thrown away non-refundable dollars on the accommodations. It will likely be cold and miserable and wet, but given that I no longer have any viable collecting spots around me other than biannual quarry access, it's this or watch my new prep equipment collect dust.
  5. Show us your plastic dinosaur

    Thanks, Ralph. Yeah, it's one thing to put together a model and quite another to put together a model made of inferior materials that don't fit together or hold their intended form...
  6. INVITE - Annual pilgrimage through NY

    I'm still game. I just don't want to be out there by myself. I have no idea where I'm going for one thing.
  7. Donated Fossils

    Out hunting, time to update this thread: Sent the Llama photos to Richard Hulbert, including the one below showing the broken roots. His reply; Net = P3, upper premolar of Heniauchenia Macrocephala or Paleolama Mirifica. @Harry Pristis Harry, fyi and not seeing obvious crenulations, I am thinking this is Heniauchenia Macrocephala. Thank you for the identification. I agree that it looks the same. Never the less, I am stunned!! Brachycarcharias lerichei is not easy to identify as a shark tooth found in Florida. I have done some internet searching and found references for this shark in eocene bone beds of Alabama and South Carolina. Thanks, Let me see if Bobby is listening. @Boesse This would be the largest dolphin earbone I have ever found. Size is 21 x 27 x 51 mm
  8. Mesozoic bivalvia

    This one sprang immediately into my mind: I do not say, your shell is the same species, but it looks quite similar. And I think, it was just an error in your first post: Miocene vs. Mesozoic, @ozgur70. No problem, this can happen . Franz Bernhard
  9. Looks like a Ceratopsian frill frag
  10. INVITE - Annual pilgrimage through NY

    I looked at the forecast for Hamilton, New York.....a very cold rain looks unavoidable. Just when we thought winter was over
  11. Show us your plastic dinosaur

    @Peat Burns Tony that T-Rex came out very nice, I gave mine to my son to mess with, I opened it and said “this is not for me”. It is not like building a 1/32 F-14 Tomcat, I do miss building models.
  12. Show us your plastic dinosaur

    I bought a copy at an antique store also.
  13. INVITE - Annual pilgrimage through NY

    Please let me / us know as soon as possible if the event is likely to be cancelled or postponed so I can cancel hotel in time.
  14. And here are really valuable finds. One of the members of our group found several whole ammonites of the Jurassic period! So it was all for good reason and the departure was a success! After the ammonites were cleared of dirt, they appeared in all their glory. Even the nacre that covered the shells is perfectly preserved. Such a feeling that there was no these 150 million years and the sink fell to the bottom of the sea just yesterday! And the tour ended with a joint photo of course. Unfortunately, not everybody got to photographing - a good half of the gambling fossil seekers continued their search after the official end of the tour. I think that the tour was successful and all those who came were able to join the geological history and also take away memorable souvenirs for themselves)
  15. On April 20, 2019, a free paleontological excursion took place under the working title “Moscow Sea”. The weather was wonderful. +12 degrees clear. As a result, no one left without finds: ammonites (whole and fragments), belemnites, brachiopods and bivalves were found. My fees for the tour: a book on paleontology in Moscow and Moscow region, posters and demonstration materials, equipment for video shooting. Additionally, he grabbed PVA glue to process valuable finds immediately on the spot. After collecting at the Pionerskaya metro station, we headed to Filevsky Park. Next was a brief lecture on the history of the Earth, safety and that can be found. And here we finally went to the "ammonite stream." The group immediately began to search. Someone was washing the soil through the sieves brought from the house, someone had bit into the clay of the Jurassic period with the help of sapper blades. And the finds were not long in coming. Just a few minutes later, one of the participants of the excursion found a small but pretty brachiopod Rhynchonella. The find belongs to the Jurassic period, its age is about 150 million years. A cute Russiella brachiopod, something similar to the May beetle in a good preservation. Slightly above is a fragment of the shell of the same Russiella, on which the lock is clearly visible - the same shell structure feature that distinguishes brachiopod from bivalves.
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  17. Any ideas?

    Not a fish tail vert. This is definitely a weird thing. I'm not even 100% certain it's bone. Deer scapula feels wrong, too.
  18. Dendritic graptolite

    G'day everyone! I have recently returned from a trip to NSW where I did a bit of collecting in exposures from the Gunningbland Formation (450 Million Years Old). I found this fossil on the last day of the trip and at first thought it was a bryozoa. Though, after a bit of observing and some comments from members of the forum, I believe this could be a dendritic graptolite? Graptolites have been recorded from the formation but I have not found any information on dendritic graptolites from Gunningbland. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Dan
  19. Fossilized Eggs? Found in Missouri.

    I heard from a Paleontology Professor at UCLA and he said it does appear to be an egg of some sort, but he can't make any further identification from the photos alone. I wrote him back and suggested that if he thinks either object warrants investigating/examining them further, I could send them to him. I'll see what he says.
  20. Which is of highest quality?

    How many different teeth are you showing 3? Top one looks identical to bottom one which looks nice but its missing the tip. I dont think any are easy to ID all are theropod indet. The indentation on the second tooth is not what is seen on anterior teeth of Ceratosaurus
  21. north sulphur river ID please

    It looks like a worn section of mosasaur skull to me. Nice find.
  22. INVITE - Annual pilgrimage through NY

    Hmm. I may have to rethink this.
  23. Let's see your latest mailbox score!

    I recieved this amazing print yesterday from @Bobby Rico after winning the "Rolling contest part 2. Bobby,s fun with formations quiz" Thanks Bobby for the amazing print, I absolutely adore it! I will need to find a nice frame and then it will get a spot in the fossilroom! Also since I've won the last contest it's up to me to keep the dice rolling so here is part 3 of the rolling contest! So anyone who wants to take a shot at it: enjoy and may the odds be ever in your favor!
  24. ID for dark, flat fragments in Upper Ordovician deposits

    These asaphids could attain impressive size. In fact, the largest complete trilobite ever found was Isotelus rex in Manitoba at 720mm.
  25. Which is of highest quality?

    I guess it depends on whether you like tips or serrations. I like the last photo best. All are pretty darn nice.
  26. ID for dark, flat fragments in Upper Ordovician deposits

    Thank you very much. From the size of these fragments, I would guess that Isotelus is one of the larger trilobites.
  27. Real or Fake?

    Sometimes you have to look for the best, right?
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