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Kinda a late introduction, as I’ve been a member here in October, but I’ve just remembered that I’ve never introduced myself. I’m a 14 year old dude, and I’m mainly interested in Cambrian fauna and Ordovician soft bodied fauna, my favorites being Vetulicolians, Lobopods, and Marrellomorphs. I also collect theses fossils when the opportunity arises, along with fossilized teeth. I’ve only relatively recently rekindled my interest in fossils, when I stumbled across a PBS Eons video during early 2021. Before this, I’d always loved fossils but physics was my main interest. I didn’t even learn of the Burgess Shale until March or so, but ever since I did, I’ve been absolutely fascinated by the bizarre forms that animals took on during the Cambrian and Ordovician periods. I’ve joined the forum to talk to other people about fossils, and to learn more about them.


Here’s my favorite two fossils from collection:


Here’s Sigil, my massive rooted Spinosaur(us?) tooth from Morocco. It’s about 5.55” long. I saved up for way too long to get the money to buy this, but was totally worth it. It’s my favorite fossil in my collection.DEAA34A4-D9E5-4C63-9CC6-2EFD85E0359E.thumb.jpeg.dceb3421ecb9e90cf174bd8a1ae643c9.jpeg

And here’s my fossil plate from the Burgess Shale. It contains 2 marrellas (there’s one on the back) and two other fossils I can’t identify. By a stroke of absolute luck, I managed to get this for free from an auction house.



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Welcome to the Forum.  :)


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Welcome from Colorado

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8 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Hi 14 year old dude :) What's your monicker if I may ask? It's nice having you aboard and I already appreciate your contributions here to date.

Thank you! I go by Dard online 

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Welcome from Illinois.





Fossil hunting is easy -- they don't run away when you shoot at them!

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Welcome to TFF:)

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