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This one is from the bottom of the vault... 1972 :shock:
 

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Emily182

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Wow your finds look great. It amazes me how you can identify the species. Ammonites and some nautiloids all look the same to me, except for those crazy heteromorphs.

By the way... 1972??!! You have been fossil hunting for a long time haven't you?
 

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Architeuthoceras;85538 said:
With things slow in the fossils and history forum I will start posting some pics of things in my collection.

First is a crushed shell of Stenolobulites sinuosus from the Permian Meade Peak Member of the Phosphoria Formation. Also what was referred to Cornaptychus back in 1964, is it a Jaw Operculum or Bivalve?

:smile:

The bi-valve looks remarkable like a freshwater mussel. I have seen many form the South Island of NZ
 

Architeuthoceras

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baldtankman;128774 said:
The bi-valve looks remarkable like a freshwater mussel. I have seen many form the South Island of NZ

According to the geologists, the Meade Peak Member is a very deep marine deposit. The ?bivalves, like all the ammonoids, are completely flattened, with little sign of breakage they were probably flat to start with. Still they look alot like the clams we used to find around here.:smile:
 

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