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DLowe69 posted a topic in Fossil IDI had posted pics of my latest (May 23) find earlier - as it looked when I found it - but here are the updated pics now that it has been prepped (thanks Malcolm). It is just under 3 1/2 inches long, and is fully inflated. There is some damage to the pygidium that I saw when I found it, but the remainder of the trilobite is very well preserved. I especially like that both genal spines are fully intact, one eye is undamaged, and it also looks like this trilobite was struck between the eyes with something while it was still alive...
hey everyone - hope you're all well Thought this was worth sharing - a description of a well-preserved enantiornithean bird specimen from the Late Cretaceous Kaiparowits Formation of Utah. It represents a new genus and species, Mirarce eatoni. The specimen was originally collected in 1992, but it was only recently described (and published yesterday!). Atterholt et al. (2018). The most complete enantiornithine from North America and a phylogenetic analysis of the Avisauridae. PeerJ, DOI 10.7717/peerj.5910 Abstract:
Hey everyone, I recently came back from a trip to England. Most of the time was spent in museums, especially London's Natural History Museum. Over there, I met the Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology (Tim Ewin), who showed me around some parts of the Echinoderm Collections. Basically, the goal of this visit was to examine some of the echinoderms from the British Chalk, for some comparative research material for my MKFRP project. Some of the stuff in those collections is absolutely amazing - and the amount of material in there is really extensive. This thread will show some
Hi everyone! I found this this bone while digging in the Hell Creek formation on a ranch in Montana. Any idea what it might be? Has some really unusual texture in a few places that I've not seen before. Could it be some kind of metatarsal bone? Was found alongside a fair bit of triceratops bone as well as a Thescelosaurus femur and some pieces of T-Rex. What might the strange texture be? Based on the rounded edges on both sides (minus a small chunk that's missing) it looks to be nearly complete...I think?? Thank you! -Lauren