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  2. any period that lends itself to a multidisciplinary approach
  3. cambrian taphonomy

    Trace fossils associated with Burgess Shale nonbiomineralized carapaces:bringing taphonomic and ecological controls into focus M. Gabriela Mangano, Christopher David Hawkes,and Jean-Bernard Caron R. Soc. open sci. 6: 172074. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.172074 Category: teeth-gnashingly relevant for those into the Cambrian and interested in Lower Paleozoic taphonomy and ichnology
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  5. Species List Paulding Fossil Gardens

    Looks good! I'm hoping I have some of these in my pile of brachs that need cleaned and sorted. I'd be surprised if there weren't several additional species of Strophodonta, too. I need to "sit down" with my pile of them and work through them. I'm pretty sure I have two species of Tentaculites. I know I have several different species of ostracods. I just need to find time to work on them. Love that rostroconch. I don't have one of those on my life list, let alone Paulding...
  6. Species List Paulding Fossil Gardens

    Agreed. I just prepped one of these from the Silica Fm. of Michigan (Washtenaw Co.). It was also unattached.
  7. Could be the horn or antler of an ungulate? (hoofed mammal).
  8. .Hello, I would appreciate any information you can give me on this fossil. My father gave this to me many years ago. He was an avid fossil hunter in Florida. He hunted in the phosphate mines in Mulberry, Florida. He had quite a collection and even loaned some of his finds to the University of Florida back in the 1970's. I know nothing about fossils and don't remember if he ever told me what this is, If he did I don't remember so any help you can give me in identifying this will be most appreciated.This item is almost 2 1/2" long and 1/2" inch wide at the top.It has a letter B on it. I know he used to send items to the university for identification so I assume it has something to do with it.This is the only fossil I have of his. When he died he willed them to a friend in Georgia who opened a small natural history museum at Taccoa Falls Bible College where they are displayed along with other items. Thanks again for your help. David
  9. Unknown osteoderm from the Peace River

    Thanks, after seeing more glypodont osteoderms over the past year I've eliminated it too.
  10. Unknown osteoderm from the Peace River

    Hi There, glyptodont osteoderms are quite robust. I'd like to also toss out the possibility of something I see often here in Georgia. Similar fauna. I get quite a few bony fish skull elements. They are quite fragile all being considered and have a similar texture when worn. Cheers, Brett PS. I'll pull a few out for comparison. I usually don't keep the majority of them. Here are the few I have left.
  11. Do I Have a Protosphyraena tooth?

    Found this tooth in April 2018 in Monmouth County, NJ. I've seen people post pictures of the teeth of Protosphyraena on the forum from this area before and wondered if the tooth I found was also one. The shape of the tooth is what led me to the idea. It's around a centimeter long.
  12. Peace River Incisor?

    Found this on my 2018 trip to Florida, I believe it is a rodent incisor and I would like to confirm that. And if it is, does anyone have any indication as to what variety it belongs to? It's about 2 cm long.
  13. Hey everyone, I found this fossil last February on the Peace River, I believe I posted it with a bunch of my other finds from that trip a while ago and the ID came up inconclusive. I was hoping the folks on the forum could help me out with this one again. It's about 3.5 cm in diameter and I first thought it belonged to a glypodont but I'm not so sure.
  14. Savannah land based question

    Yeah, that's why Summerville/Charleston is so nice. Those formations .. Wando/Chandler Bridge/Ashley are just a few meters down .. right under the surface. You find a deep ditch, most of the time you are in business. Not quite the same here in Savannah .... you've got a good solid layer of overburden I suspect. The river is dredged to a depth of almost 50feet. Like the others said it might be the right depth in the wrong place. Do you have an image of the meg tooth chunk ? .. is it re-worked or crisp ? ~GEORGIA STATE DIVISION OF CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT OF MINES, MINING AND GEOLOGY STRATIGRAPHY AND ECONOMIC GEOLOGY OF THE EASTERN CHATHAM COUNTY PHOSPHATE DEPOSIT https://epd.georgia.gov/sites/epd.georgia.gov/files/related_files/site_page/B-82.pdf
  15. Whale inner ear?

    Cool bone. That's the second one of that size, and perhaps type, that has been discussed here in the past couple of weeks. Here's the last one: Big bones.
  16. Savannah land based question

    Loose grains. They collapse with the slightest touch.
  17. Mt. Tzouhalem (Tzuhalem), Vancouver Island

    Fossiling has a way to add the spark and excitement to the routines of life of those that partake in this hobby. For me, this renewed vigor then transfers over to my work performance and to my ability to maintain a healthy relationship with friends and family. Mike
  18. North Sulphur River Texas!

    Awesome finds Jarrod. I may have to meet you out there sometime. My finds are never that good.
  19. Anybody know bugs?

    I doubt it is a hymenopteran as they have a narrow pedicel ("waist") between the thorax and posterior abdomen, which is not present in your fossil. If you can get a photo that shows the veins in the wings (or at least one wing) I can ask some people here. However the current photos are too fuzzy for a decent ID. Don
  20. Big Fossil from Denmark

    Great find- Congrats
  21. Anybody know bugs?

    Near as I can tell, it has 2 wings.
  22. Ptychodus Tooth ID

    Those small ptychodus are tough to id!!! Wish I could help, but I can't. I can say it looks cool!! (Like all ptychodus teeth)
  23. Anybody know bugs?

    For a start, it looks like a Dipteran based on antennae and general appearance. I would probably rule out wasp because it doesn't fit the general shape of a wasp. That being said, it is hard to tell if it is or isn't because of clarity, which I totally understand- tiny insects in amber are really hard to photograph. However, some things that you could look for to determine if it is or isn't a wasp/other Hymenopteran is to check for the number of wings. Dipterans have two and Hymenopterans have 4!
  24. I definately think it has great potential. Basically just add fossils. I like Kane's idea for the middle, something big and flashy.
  25. My Wife's Jurassic Ammonite Finds from Europe 2011

    Thanks for the correction, Roger. Details grow fuzzy over the years. Hope to see you again on site somewhere soon.
  26. Shark presentation

    I appreciate the offer and may take you up on it. Thank-you.
  27. Anybody know bugs?

    I don't know how helpful they'd be given that the amber blurs the details, but you might want to try bugguide.net. They should at least be able to give you an Order.
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