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  2. Shark tooth?

    I think it is more likely porcupine fish, they have longer spines than burrfish.
  3. Hi John! It looks as though Sara is having a wonderful time with you and Kathy! The meals you have provided her are exactly what she'd like - you two are wonderful hosts We all enjoyed the little game that Gilbert played with Sara. We were sitting at the table having dinner with Sara when Gilbert jumped up onto the edge of the table (I know we shouldn't let him do that, but we all love getting head bumps from Gilbert, including during dinner!). Gilbert, who was sitting on the table edge, noticed Sara in front of him, and so he swiped at her (don't worry - I caught her before she tumbled to the floor). We all had a good laugh, so I placed her (gently, of course!) back in front of him and he did it again. I think we played that little game for a good 5 minutes, which is a lot for an old-ish cat like Gilbert (he's exclusively an indoor cat and he's 10 years old)! Keep the Sara stories coming - I am very much enjoying your posts! Please say hello to Sara for us!!! Your cold friends up in snowy Canada, Monica and Viola
  4. Bivalve IDs from SC coast

    The oysters look similar to Conradostrea that I find in the Pliocene of North Carolina. I think the material around Charleston is Oligocene and younger.
  5. My fav favosite

    Just wanted to share a nice detailed chunk of coral
  6. Yes, thank you! It's so nice when the morning starts with a new photo of Epizoans. Yes, but I don't know Ordovician epizoans ) There is a desire to watch them (very big difference with Devon)! Pathological Brachiopods (all the periods) are the same, but epizoans... D2 (USA) and D3 (Russia) are very different, that's why I am here (something new). №2 Crinoid holdfast Epizoans on late Ordovician brachiopods from Southeastern Indiana Richard R. Alexander  & Carl D. Scharpf, 1990 (unfortunately there is no such epizoan) and Autecology of Richmondian Brachiopods (Late Ordovician of Indiana and Ohio) R. Peter Richards, 1972 with life assemblage (life position) of some brachiopods (life assemblage are welcome too!!!)
  7. Sediment ?

    Excellent! Thank you. It’s been irritating me.
  8. Can someone help with my IDs on these please?

    "marsh creepers" is a generalized lay term for practically anything 3D spiral which creeps around on wet ground. The closest I can get with these ones is family Turritellidae but maybe someone more familiar with Eocene shells from Abbey Wood can get more precise.
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  10. My trilobite of the week.

    "Huntonia" is easier to say but I'm trying to make sure my bugs are labeled accurately. piranha knows his trilobites.
  11. Kolponomos postcranial

    Hi Mahnmut, I have been fascinated by Kolponomos as well. I'm afraid it is still known from only a partial snout, one essentially complete skull and the postcranials you noted. One scientist has referred to it as being "long-fingered." It has been called "bear-like" and perhaps more closely-related to amphicyonids. I think Bobby would know the latest on this animal. Artist Ray Troll provided a restoration of the animal on page 87 and 150 in the book, "Cruisin' The Fossil Coastline (Johnson and Troll, 2019). He modeled his version apparently after a grizzly bear. Jess @Boesse
  12. Can someone help with my IDs on these please?

    I think they’re marsh creepers
  13. That vert is fantastic! Can't wait to see it prepped
  14. Does this mean that inoceramids are essentially cave mimics ?
  15. Love the urchins and the ammonites, but esp. the urchins. Thanks for sharing!
  16. It does look like a partial metatarsal. If it has been found in the Two Medicine Fm it is not T. rex though. The formation is too old for that. It could be Daspletosaurus or Gorgosaurus.
  17. Bivalve IDs from SC coast

    Ostrea falcata is found in the Cretaceous. It's not an ID though, just a suggestion.
  18. A new fieldtrip to the coast of northern France this Saturday. In the morning we prospected the beaches with Jurassic deposits whit a few friends. Not an easy place to look for fossils, but Natalie fond a large Ichthyosaur vert and I found a neat little echinoid in the shingle. At noon our local friends hat to go, so Natalie and I made a stop a little more up North on our way home. We went to the beaches at the chalky Cretaceous cliffs. Here we had a lot of luck, the sea had cleaned up the cliff falls that had occurred a few weeks back. In a short amount of time we managed to find around 6 complete Acanthoceras ammonites scattered on the beach. Time to hit the prep table again The jurassic ( Titonian ) site: The Cretaceous ( Cenomanian )site Prepping pictures will follow
  19. Self Adhering Wrap- Your hands will thank you!

    Dang, I've been getting this stuff wrapped around my shot and IV procedures for a few years now and never thought of this application. I'm going to use it immediately to hold the two halves of concretions, geodes, and thunder eggs together. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
  20. ABS is a very versatile polymer, but due to the butadiene content, ABS becomes yellow (and somewhat brittle) with time under UV exposure. Therefore pigments must be added to the formulation. Did you check the MSDS? There might be some biocides added.
  21. My First Prep- Simple but Fun

    Wayne!! You go to your room right now! And don't come out till you've learned your lesson!
  22. someofyoumaylike Morphology and histology of dorsal spines of the xenacanthid shark Orthacanthus platypternus from the Lower Permian of Texas, USA: Palaeobiological and palaeoenvironmental implications KIMBERLY G. BECK, RODRIGO SOLER-GIJÓN, JESSE R. CARLUCCI, and RAY E. WILLIS Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 61(1):97-117 (2016).
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