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  2. Predation Marks on Hebertella?

    Agreed BTW: brachpredatbullmarsci29320653_s12.pdf Michal Kowalewski* and Karl W. Flessa BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE, 66(2): 405–416, 2000 *author of some high-end(quantitative) brachiopod taphonomy literature
  3. Don't Fossil Hunt Adjacent to Gun Ranges

    Just one quick comment. It's this pervasive mythology that the South is all crazy and dangerous or the North is all crazy and dangerous based on a few bad stories that keeps us divided and stuck in a primitive past. I prefer my fossils in the primitive past and my people in the communal future. I'll hunt fossils anywhere with anyone and continually look forward to collecting with my brothers and sisters of the deep past anywhere they may be.
  4. Yet Another Phytosaur Prep

    Spend another 3 hours on the Super Jack attack last night. I’m in the process of removing the mass of matrix between the squamosals. Total time is now 48 hours.
  5. ID if you dare

    I emailed Dr. Richard Hulbert at the Fl Museum of Natural History. I was just super curious about that bone! Couldn't help myself. He probably gets a plethora of emails asking for IDs.
  6. Penn Dixie Coming Up

    Lol, those are only half of the brachiopods we collected. Many are still embedded in hash plates. I’m having a difficult time removing them without breakage.
  7. Don't Fossil Hunt Adjacent to Gun Ranges

    These (and a 'sliding dumbbell' type) were first developed for Naval warfare: dis-rigging ships. They made terrifying anti-personnel ordinance, but were less effective than canister shot shells against a mass charge.
  8. Predation Marks on Hebertella?

    I think it's marks left by epibionts that were fused to the shell and either broke off or slightly bored into it. The edge piece, weakened by the borings has broken off.
  9. Don't Fossil Hunt Adjacent to Gun Ranges

    Agree about reporting this to the Sheriff. At a minimum they will make a record of it and the range operator will very likely get a visit from someone he will take much more seriously. If those bullets came from the range it is a very serious public safety issue indeed and you have a responsibility to report it and ID where the bullets were falling so that the issue can be solved. As for the guns thing... I will bite my lip and just say I am around loaded guns 50 to 100 days a year and typically with a gaggle of "southerners" holding said guns and I always feel perfectly safe. It's more about the company you keep than the tool imo.
  10. Penn Dixie Coming Up

    Oh, my giddy aunt!
  11. What is it?

    Yes, the texture on those pieces does not look like plant to me. I can't wait to see the amphibian jaw!
  12. fish or reptile

    It took me a while but I'm bringing more photos of the specimen. I'm starting to think it's rather a bone or maybe a plesiosaur tooth... Awaiting your opinions :-)
  13. Triarthrus eatoni from Vermont

    That's smashing.
  14. unknown Kemkem fossil

    Thank you guys! I'll go look for some papers and photo's to compare And of course prep some more, I will try sandblasting in a few days
  15. Tail Cropped 1

    That's really incredible
  16. Help

    I agree - looks like Echinocorys. The inside is probably a flint core bearing a nice internal mould, commonly found as beach and field pebbles.
  17. Help

    There is nothing to chip off. The white IS the fossil. IT is an echinoid (sea urchin)! There is a very cool, odd preservation of the inside though
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  19. Penn Dixie Coming Up

    Here are some of the brachiopods we collected at Penn Dixie, including a pocketful from the Wanakah Shale, which @DevonianDigger gave to me. Thanks again, Jay!
  20. Penn Dixie Coming Up

    Sorry, I shouldn't have said crinoid stem, I should've just left it at crinoid. Old habits. I would be willing to agree with Malcolm's assessment. Not going to be able to give a species, but the arm is likely.
  21. Another place to avoid - Bartow

    It's interesting that you mention lithic artifacts. We saw a deposit of flint nodules, and I thought there must be artifacts somewhere because ancient people valued those deposits. There was one large area of tiny gravel and broken-up limestone pieces. I suspect it was dumped there long ago by the mining industry before that land was reclaimed. It seemed out of place with the immediate surroundings. Otherwise, we didn't see much worth investigating.
  22. creek finds

    Thank you!
  23. Carcharocles auriculatus

    An unusual location.
  24. Thanks Joseph! The paper was actually already published (the link to it is on my first post in this thread, right above my pictures).
  25. Hungry Hollow Member

    Sorry, Dave. It was my one regret, but they were also squirming away rather too quickly after I disturbed them for me to take off the dirty gloves and whip out the camera. It has been an unusually soggy spring. Probably best anyway to wait out any river trips until June or later to let the waters subside. All of Southwestern Ontario seems stuck in an odd trench battleground between the cold/warm fronts, with shots of moisture coming from the US midwest.
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