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  2. Fossil ID

    It will have to wait till the fall the Burke is closed until then .then I'll be back and let you know what I've found out ..thanks the help ..
  3. Identification help - stingray mouthplate?

    Yes this is nicely preserved fossil, Congrats on a nice find! @key0903
  4. Fossil ID

    There is no fossil in this rock. I think you will have to take it to a paleontologist to examine in hand, as we are not seeing what you are seeing. Forum votes for no fossil - 5 You and Doug - 2 Please take your item to a local university for a qualified paleontologist to look at. Any further discussion of this is likely to be fruitless, as we see no fossil, but you do. We will have to agree to disagree until evidence to the contrary is supplied. Right now, there is no solid evidence of there being a fossil in there.
  5. Fossil ID

    Mayo just agreed that there was something there ..and it needed to be looked at ..I don't see any bone but if you over lay that bottom picture that you sent on top of my tock I see a resemblance
  6. Fossil ID

    Did Doug Mayo give a provisional ID? You would have to point out precisely, as per the anatomical images above, what features in this rock are identical. Where is the bone? Without diagnostic evidence, this may be a case of pareidolia... I'm still just seeing agate with a conchoidal fracture.
  7. ALL THE ECHINOIDS (of Texas anyways)

    hahhaha!! Yep, that's the plan! I've got a good 25 or 30 years left......
  8. Fossil ID

    You wouldn't think so Kane but they are present ..I showed this to( Doug Mayo .Wenas wooly mammoth )he was the one who pointed me towards FF for an ID
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  10. Identification help - stingray mouthplate?

    Thanks everyone for your input! This fossil stuff is addicting!
  11. ALL THE ECHINOIDS (of Texas anyways)

    Nice finds! Quite a goal, will be tagging along your echie journey. Prepare to be hunting for the rest of your life.
  12. Fossil ID

    The pictures are fine. Sorry, but this would not be the morphology of a reptile. And the chances of scales preserving is fairly slim.
  13. Fossil ID

    I believe it's a snake or reptile pictures dont show very well but if you were able to hold in your hands .it is all coiled up and on the back there is scales visable.
  14. Fossil ID

    I do not see any fossil here. There is nothing visible to suggest any diagnostic features, such as symmetry, bone texture, or proper morphology, that would make this a face of any organism.
  15. Hogtown Creek finds

    And don't forget to hit the Santa Fe. It seems that the river level is still falling. Good luck.
  16. Fossil ID

    Ynot do you see the head /face ? .it is almost the whole face of rock if you look right in the middle of it just above the white spot you will see it's left eye .and yes it appears to agate or mineralized formation we have a lot of petrified wood around here
  17. I know the last post here was a month ago, but I wanted to say something about your thin section. I also love seeing everyone's microfossil collections, as I don't have the capability to really start collecting my own right now. I'd love to get a set of thin sections going though. Especially acquiring some Rhynie Chert thin sections, since that's a very cool site for E. Devonian plant and fungi fossils. In the third photo you can see a distinct darker ring of just a few cells not far from the outer edge of the cross section. Some of those cells probably contain arbuscular tissue from a fungus where hyphae infiltrated the cells of the rhizome. The first one, appears to be decayed (void in the center) and the second looks like an aerial stem, so no hyphae there. Similar associations have also been found with Rhynia and Nothia (probably genus Glomites as it's common). It's generally interpreted as a mycorrhizal-like association between plant and fungus. Asteroxylon mackiei has been found with (presumably) parasitic colonization of its rhizome. There's other fungal material besides those known from the chert, those are just the ones that came to mind here. Here's another example showing the fungi: https://steurh.home.xs4all.nl/engrhyn/eaglao.html#glomites I thought you might like to know a little more about your fossils!
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  19. Coroniceras longidomus (Quenstedt 1883)

    A real stunner!
  20. Spinamacropyge daliensis ZHU, 2005

    Correct - thanks for the other two references. I have listed Zhu 2016 only as a general reference to the Guole (Sandu formation) site. Also interesting: http://trilobites.1fr1.net/t2257-chine-formation-de-sandu-gisement-d-hewen-guole
  21. Show us your plastic dinosaur

    Cute! I can relate to the omnomnomnivore!
  22. Show us your plastic dinosaur

    Future arachnologist, perhaps? I had hoped my middle son would become an entomologist, based on his childhood fascination with insects. That didn’t happen. Lol
  23. McKittrick bird limb bones....but from what?

    These are tibiotarsi, and the ID key consists of 36 yes/no questions (such as "Shallow sulci posterior to both internal and external condylar ridges"). The key, correctly used with the bones in hand, can lead you to the Family. Maybe. I think the Tarsometatarsus (last one, in matrix) may be a raptor. what is its exact length? The humerus looks a lot like Barn Owl. Without having them in hand, the above is meant to be a good starting point for further research.
  24. Need to Repair Plant Fossil in Shale

    Where is it from to give a better idea for ID?
  25. Spinamacropyge daliensis ZHU, 2005

    Spinamacropyge is not included in Zhu et al. 2016. There are only two citations for this taxon with the description in Zhu 2005 and Zhan et al. 2010 reporting it in the 'Faunal Affinity' section. Zhu, X. 2005 Trilobite Faunas from Cambrian Upper Furongian of Guanxi with special notes on malformation, dimorphism, and function of eye ridges. PhD Thesis, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 224 pp. Zhan, R., Jin, J., Rong, J., Zhu, X., Han, N. 2010 Late Cambrian brachiopods from Jingxi, Guangxi Province, South China. Alcheringa, 34(2):99-133
  26. Hogtown Creek finds

    First picture, left side might be croc or gator, I'll let others more familiar answer that. The "mystery" next to it I believe is a catfish spine.
  27. Show us your plastic dinosaur

    My grandson loved to watch that show when he was young, but now at 5 years old, he would rather watch spider videos, he is fascinated with them.
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