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  2. Middle Devonian trilobites ID

    I found this large rock filled with trilobite pieces yesterday near Manlius in central NY. I believe this rock is middle Devonian in age but I’m unsure of the formation.
  3. What is this?

    I thought I saw a small remnant of something more.
  4. Branchiosaurid skin patterns

    Sorry, I didn´t mean to suggest that you should make your Apateon pink, neither to intrude. The mention of Flamingos just made me think of the Pterodaustro palaeoart which I found hilarious and not totally unplausible. Just now I think that Mark Kmiecik may have mentioned the Flamingos especially because he didn´t like the Pterodaustro as much as I did. On statistical reasons I am nearly sure that at some time there existed an albino Apateon, though they would probably have fallen to predation fast. Sorry for intruding on your thread, I am looking forward to see your drawing. Best Regards, J
  5. Hunting Rivers or Creeks?

    Hi Metro, Welcome to the forums. In general, your best bet is to look for areas FAR from the nearest public access point. Any easily-reachable areas near boat ramps, highway overpasses/bridges, and parks are going to be heavily hunted. In most cases, getting far from these hunted-out areas is going to require a boat or access to private property along the river. The fewer the people who can easily access an area, the better your chances are of finding better quality/quantity of fossils. Having said that, there is still a strong element of luck involved. Just because a spot is remote, doesn't mean you are going to find anything good. Personally, I haven't had much luck with creeks and most of my best finds have been in the river channel itself and not the many side creeks. But, that is just my personal experience and some members here have had very good luck with creeks - and they are understandably tight-lipped about exactly where some of those creeks are. You can search the archives of this forum, other forums, academic papers, and other online sources to get hints about the viability of different creeks or sites. Best regards, MikeG
  6. mmh..."super heavy and easily scratched": check for a baryte nodule hypothesis https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Baritina-formazione-raggiata-mm-80x70_fig4_272151800
  7. What is this shell?

    Loxoptychodon cuneiformis
  8. Can someone help with my IDs on these please?

    The first one is Eotympanotonos funatus, the second one is very hard to tell since its just a small fragment.
  9. Teeth Size

    That's because too many people watch and believe what's in movies .. most Dino teeth are under 3". Most had small skulls. T rex is the exception for banana type teeth. Teeth sold are those most commonly found and available to the open market.
  10. It looks like Ascodictyon sp. ("unknown erect organism" / Microproblematica). Paul Taylor argues that Allonema sp. is synonym for Ascodictyon sp., his colleagues Emilia Jarochowska, Axel Munnecke argue that and Wetheredella sp. is synonym for Allonema sp. and so on... See for more: "Mark A. WILSON1* & Paul D. TAYLOR2, The morphology and affinities of Allonema and Ascodictyon, two abundant Palaeozoic encrusters commonly misattributed to the ctenostome bryozoans, 2014" PDF Affinities of Palaeozoic encrusting ascodictyid ‘pseudobryozoans’ Ewa Olempska* and ºukasz Rakowicz, 2014 link (see there difference between Eliasopora sp.) MARIA KIEPURA DEVONIAN BRYOZOANS OF THE HOLY CROSS MOUNTAINS, POLAND PART 1. CTENOSTOMATA, 1965 PDF Epibionts on upper Eifelian crinoid columnals from the Holy Cross Mountains, Poland EDWARD GŁUCHOWSKI, 2005 PDF doushantuo, do you have examples (specimens) "algal thalli" on the brachiopods from Devon? It's very interesting to see them. We've found 2 brachiopods in different places (D3) with 3 "empty" Ascodictyon sp. @doushantuo @Mediospirifer @Shamalama @Al Tahan
  11. Hays County, Texas

    Thank you all so much - I appreciate the information and kindness.
  12. 1st update: Prep on the 1st ammonite:
  13. Shark tooth ID

    Would love to hunt Peace River, though this piece was found in North Carolina! Turtle would be awesome! Thanks for the info!
  14. Plant fossil

    It is Chama river canyon near Abiquiu.
  15. Teeth Size

    Ok here’s a question that’s been bugging me. If dinosaurs were so big why are all the teeth you see for sale so little with most being under 1”? You see T Rex teeth and there all under a inch. i would think they have teeth like a banana.
  16. Shark tooth ID

    If it was found in Peace River Florida... Turtle or giant Tortoise shell. We have tons of it in lots of variations... Posterior teeth are not necessarily small. Depends on size of the shark! They are smaller relative to the other sized teeth in the same jaw.
  17. Ok cool I thought it was strange to take something and not thank the members who added it even if it is anonymously.
  18. Peace River ID

    Voles have teeth that look like this.
  19. Peace River ID

    These pics are a little better, still not great but maybe they can help. Like I said I am still learning so I could definitely be wrong but I’ve never seen a ray plate that has an end like this.
  20. You can...by all means. I just wanted to state it wasn't a requirement.
  21. O. poseidoni is to my understanding a synonym to O. auriculatus, just a bit further on its way to O. sokolovi. It’s a splitters game, doesn’t really matter what you call them as long as you understand where they stand ecologically and evolutionarily.
  22. Why not show the trades? It is fun to see what members choose .,
  23. I didn't mean everyone needed to take and post pictures of the items, just wondering if the trade outs were going on since there were no mentions of it. Carry on, you all are doing a wonderful job at entertaining our little Sara and showing her and us what the rest of the world looks like. I'm so glad this is working out and she didn't suffer the fate of poor "Gorgeous George".
  24. Shark tooth?

    There are a couple different varieties and lots of people use the common names interchangeably so who knows. However, on your bones, the longer spines are the interlocking pieces (think tripod) and the shorter nubs are the spines that stick out of the fish.
  25. Thanks for the OTS product insight...they are now off my list.
  26. Shark tooth ID

    Here are a couple more pics of the other piece, anyone able to identify this?
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