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  2. Indet. Can also mean:' haven't had time to confirm' or even 'didn't try to make sure' Indeterminate: Not accurately determined or determinable.
  3. Tiny Ammonites ID

    image taken from Kennedy, 1994 @Nimravis, my final answer ... ...Conlinites wrighti gen. et sp. nov. ... ...image taken from Kennedy, 2004.
  4. 1 Hour South Sulphur River Hunt

    Beautiful Enchodus tooth
  5. Reptile skin in coal found

    Ok,now I'm 99% positive... Sigillaria: Lepidodendron possibly from the base of trunk or cone.
  6. ID help for two Trilobites I found...

    Okay, so I had some free time while I was working in the mid Atlantic States so I decided to sneak in a quick collecting trip to Virginia. I’m hoping someone can tell me what type of Trilo this is before I prep it out. It’s my winter project i also have a question on ID for another Trilo imprint I found earlier this summer but haven’t had a chance to post it. This one is from New York, it was a random road cut that I stopped at to have some lunch and happened to notince these in the rocks....of course I brought them home! Pictures to follow These are the two pieces from New York
  7. I hit a couple of gravel bars on the South Sulphur River for a quick one hour hunt. I found a few shark teeth and a large Enchodus tooth.
  8. Kem Kem Vertebrae ID Thread

    Great and useful thread Olof, thank you for this.
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  10. Reptile skin in coal found

    Dear Guys, Thank you very much for the first impressions. Now I made the close ups of the skin parts and scales, I also found one isolated leaf like scale about 4 mm from the main fossil. The size of skin impression is 25 mm. Look at these textures of one fossil and tell, what do you think. Best Regards Domas
  11. Reptile skin in coal found

    With out looking at it with my magnifier, at a glance it looks like the trunk base of Sigillaria. I've found that at the base of the tree (I'm guessing close to the ground) the bark forms little bumpies that eventually turn into the bark 'scales'. This info is just from what I've learned by sight,not from any books or written papers.
  12. Reptile skin in coal found

    My first thought was a bark impression, also. Coupled with the age, and the mention of coal measures, it seems most likely. Hopefully someone will pin it down. Neat specimen.
  13. When the genus is unknown, a question mark is put in front of the name, e.g. ?Tylosaurus When the genus is known but the specific epithet is uncertain, a question mark is put in front of the species name, e.g. Tylosaurus ?proriger When there is doubt over a name, a question mark is put in front of the name, e.g. ?Tylosaurus proriger
  14. Kem Kem Vertebrae ID Thread

    Wow that vertebra certainly takes the cake in the beauty contest. What a fantastic piece. Anyway, wasn't there evidence of possibly more Sauropods in Kem Kem? And are you sure this is actually from a Sauropod? The lack of pneumaticity on the actual centrum makes me thinks this might be something else. Though the top looks heavily pneumaticised, could this perhaps be from an Abelisaur? I've actually never seen any confirmed Abelisaur vertebrae from Kem Kem. But this one does seem to show some resemblance with the dorsals of Majungasaurus. Click for larger view.
  15. Biostratigraphy course

    Hi all I have been interested in fossils for quite some time, and have been looking to learning about biostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy such that I one day might be able to pair my passion with my work (geologist). Have a couple of friends that have recommended me a course held by Avada Oil and Gas which can be seen here: http://avadaog.com/applied-biostratigraphy-sequence-stratigraphy/. They have been very satisfied with their training, but I wanted to understand what experience other people might have? Do you know of any other courses? If yes could you please link them or send me a PM? I'm looking to start a course within 2-3 month.. Kind Regards, Bernhard
  16. A bit more help, and asking for Reference advice!

    No... photos taken with a camera and a microscope... will re-post here:
  17. Hunting in the rain

    Love your finds! Makes me want to plan my annual trip to Florida soon!! Especially when the thermometer announced 12 degrees an hour ago. Ill take the rain!!
  18. Mariopteris vs Sphenopteris

    Yes, that looks very similar. Thanks Jeff!
  19. November 2017 Finds of the Month

    Now I am never going to look at this crinoid without thinking that. Shame on you Shamalama. LOL
  20. November 2017 Finds of the Month

    That is a sweet looking differential case.
  21. November 2017 Finds of the Month

    @Ash , Thanks for the comment. It pails however to the jaw you have entered. Wish my fishin holes held such prizes!!!! Good luck with the vote. Mike
  22. Hunting in the rain

    Beautiful finds.
  23. Hunting in the rain

    Well done, Jack! Perseverance over weather pays off! Excellent finds.
  24. Reptile skin in coal found

    But he's already got scales in the picture!
  25. Reptile skin in coal found

    What is the size of this item? Could you post pictures with a ruler or scale in them? The Donbass area is well known on here for it's plant fossils, thanks to Forum Member RomanK Have a look through his Album of Carboniferous Fossil Plants. A few pictures in that album of Bothrodendron bark look similar to your item. This is, in my opinion, a much more likely explanation of your item. @RomanK @paleoflor @docdutronc @fiddlehead Maybe one of these plant experts can chime in. Regards,
  26. As I understand, there are several practices when naming fossils. If I have a confirmed mosasaur tooth in which I know the definite species, I name it: Tylosaurus proriger If I have a mosasaur tooth in which I know the genus, and the species resembles T. proriger, but I am slightly unsure, I name it: Tylosaurus cf. proriger If I have a mosasaur tooth which looks just like T. proriger, but I know it's a different species for sure, I name it: Tylosaurus aff. proriger If I have a mosasaur tooth in which I know the genus but not the species, I label it: Tylosaurus sp. OR Tylosaurus indet. If I have a mosasaur tooth in which I cannot identify the genus, but it resembles the Tylosaurus family, I name it: cf. Tylosaurus sp. Did I get that correct? .sp = 'species' .cf = 'confer' meaning 'compare with' .aff = 'affinis' meaning 'it has affinities of that species' .indet = 'indeterminate' meaning 'there's no way to confirm this' Next up, what if I have a mosasaur tooth that is worn down, but comes from an area with high Tylosaurus density. I know it's probably Tylosaurus, but I can't be sure. Is there any way of labeling a fossil with the message: This is probably a Tylosaurus?
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