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  2. ID please? Ordovician (possibly), Southern Ontario, Canada

    Dumbbell-shaped burrows are referred to the ichnogenus: Bifungites Here is an excellent paper: Pickerill, R. K., & Forbes, W. B. (1977) Bifungites cf. halli from the Ordovician (Caradocian) Trenton Limestone of the Quebec City Area. Atlantic Geology, 13(3):87-92 PDF LINK
  3. Graptolite or New Species?

    Well I won't need daycare, so can I get a discount?
  4. Anyone recognize this?

    Pterotheca looks like a possible match. Thanks Don!
  5. Found at Myrtle Beach

    Could this be a fossil from a turtle or fish? I found it hunting shark teeth at Myrtle Beach.
  6. Anyone recognize this?

    I'm fairly confident it is a gastropod, along the lines of Pterotheca or maybe Bucanopsis. Don
  7. T-rex didn't have feathers new research says

    That theory is somewhat debated.. There are some who argue that large theropods could have had both feathered and non-feathered areas on their body.
  8. Purse State park tooth to ID

    There's no thought or care given to that issue. Then there's this- https://eatsleepplaybeaufort.com/shark-tooth-hunt-draws-thousands-to-the-sands/
  9. Where are mammoth fossils in Alaska found?

    I recall quite a lot of these fossils come out of large scale placer mining operations to recover gold. Don
  10. What is the best place to buy fossils?

    Yeah, what do you want? We can give you a better idea of places to buy, though we will probably have to PM you. Finding fossils yourself is tons of fun... I recommend it! but there is some neat stuff you just can't find yourself, so there is no harm in buying too!
  11. Purse State park tooth to ID

    I remember a thread here about a hemi found in Arkona, Canada.
  12. Anyone recognize this?

    This is clearly not a cast, but very well preserved shell-like material. You can see the cross section of the shell on the weathered ridge. The small calcite crystal texture looks very similar to Isotelus material from the same road cut, under the microscope. I would think that there would be radiating striations if it was a bivalve, but I don't see anything like that. It is obvious that I need to do more prep work, so the margins are visible.
  13. An interesting Megalodon tooth.

    It is amazing that the "damage" makes the tooth much more interesting! Neat find!
  14. Purse State park tooth to ID

    Not a rare occurrence here by any means. Reported and documented at Monument Rocks in Kansas were handfuls of small Miocene teeth were scattered causing much confusion.
  15. Where are mammoth fossils in Alaska found?

    Dont have a complete answer but here aes a couple of articles St Paul Island last evidence that they survived 5600 years ago http://westerndigs.org/woolly-mammoths-survived-on-alaska-island-until-just-5600-years-ago-new-study-shows/ http://westerndigs.org/woolly-mammoths-survived-on-alaska-island-until-just-5600-years-ago-new-study-shows/
  16. Graptolite or New Species?

    LOL Go ahead and get me into trouble Mike!!! :-D
  17. Pleistocene Horse Question

    The Pleistocene horse teeth I've picked up all over Texas are comparable in size to those in the extant horse skull sitting in my back yard. Some are quite large. Miocene and Pliocene horses were smaller than Pleistocene counterparts, based on the material I've found throughout those ages in TX.
  18. Graptolite or New Species?

    @caldigger, I think @Bev charges about 10 dollars for a guided hunt. But that DOES include airfare, housing, and daycare if needed. I suggest booking it soon!
  19. http://westerndigs.org/t-rex-didnt-have-feathers-new-study-of-fossil-skin-finds/
  20. Where are mammoth fossils in Alaska found?
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  22. Pleistocene coral id

    all the piece I found in this particular location looked the same, those long strands running over the surface parallel to each other with nodules between them. if I could show you a video of these bullet shaped pieces, the strands would run latitudinally around the pieces, rather than longitudinally. While I know corals grow in all kinds of directions, if they are broken, one usually sees that growth out from from a lower position, somewhat like a plant stem growing from a root....these aren't like that. they look like strings wrapped horizontally around a tube, from bottom to top. I guess I am terrible at descriptions, and maybe what I should try is adding a few photos of the polyp area....In the first image, the marks on the ruler are 32nds, so the bars exiiting the photo are 8th inch marks. the second photo, I tried to show the surface growth of these strands...none of them had any signs of coral inside the structure...only on the surface. I thought that was unusual, but perhaps it is not.
  23. Pleistocene coral id

    as far as I can tell, they are silicified original material...
  24. Fossils in Idaho

    yeah, I know and this is my little bit to educate maybe a few newbies in this here forum.
  25. Pleistocene coral id

    There appears to be quite a bit of dissolution and replacement so it might be difficult to identify precisely. If I had to name it from the pictures I would say perhaps Dichocoenia Link however the corallites might be too small. Is there any original material or are the corallites shown in your picture internal casts? Mike
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