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Anyone here have any Anomalocarididae fossils? I do realize that if anyone did they most likely wouldn't be on this site but just wanted to know. I also realize that they are extremely rare but that I've seen things on here comparable when speaking about rarity.

 

(Kinzers Formation PA has confirmed - anomalocaris pennsylvanica.)

 

Thanks;

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Fossildude19

See this thread: LINK 

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Regards,

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Wrangellian

The one in the middle of this cropped pic of my Chengjiang drawer is supposed to be a part of an anomalocarid, but I don't know that for sure (nor what part, exactly!)  I'll have to get better pics when the weather improves (sunlight in short supply this year so far)

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doushantuo

you have a Chengjiang drawer?:blink::DB):o

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Wrangellian

It's not a big drawer, about 38x31cm, with some overflow items in other drawers....

BTW I like your quote: "Everybody is somebody else's weirdo." I bet I'm a lot of people's weirdo.

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doushantuo

classic dilbert quote,that

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8 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

The one in the middle of this cropped pic of my Chengjiang drawer...

 

I thought that Chengjiang was off limits to the public? Unless you got there before UNESCO did.

 

Hopefully there are a few Anomalocaridids left at the Kinzers for someone to find someday.

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@EMP Yeah, I haven't been able to find very much info on the Getz Quarry (where the anomalocaris was found) besides the fossils that came from it...

 

Its a shame that the location was destroyed before anyone could get to it like, *cough Walcott and the Burgess Shale cough*

 

I guess my best bet it to research the Wheeler Shale, "House Range", for possible Anomalocaridids because to my knowledge that it the most apt spot for them in the United States.

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Here's my Anomalocaridid

 

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Amplectobelua symbrachiata
525 - 505 million years old (Cambrian)
Chengjiang Biota | Yunnan Province, China

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Wrangellian

You're probably right that the Utah Cambrian is the best bet in the US to find examples.

For Chengjiang material, I understand they recently have been expanding the 'No Collecting Zone' to include more of the productive area in Yunnan, meaning there has been legal collecting in surrounding areas so you can still find some stuff available from a certain seller on the usual website, but the selection has been getting slimmer and pricier, I guess because of the expanding Zone (or simple law of diminishing returns?).

 

Andy, I recognize that one - ElToro's? Pretty nice.

BTW I believe the most recent estimate for the age of Chengjiang is about 515my.

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3 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

You're probably right that the Utah Cambrian is the best bet in the US to find examples.

For Chengjiang material, I understand they recently have been expanding the 'No Collecting Zone' to include more of the productive area in Yunnan, meaning there has been legal collecting in surrounding areas so you can still find some stuff available from a certain seller on the usual website, but the selection has been getting slimmer and pricier, I guess because of the expanding Zone (or simple law of diminishing returns?).

 

Andy, I recognize that one - ElToro's? Pretty nice.

BTW I believe the most recent estimate for the age of Chengjiang is about 515my.

 

Correct, El Toro's. It's a great specimen.

 

Thanks for the info.

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