Lance Comfort

  • 2 years, 6 months ago
    Lance Comfort replied to the topic Is this a fossilized bone? in the forum What Is It?

    @rebecca-mussetter  Can you give us a closer picture of the possible Bone/Coral.  I’m tending to go more with @jkallmeyer with bone.  A closer image may help with the id….Lance

  • 2 years, 6 months ago
    Lance Comfort replied to the topic Name that oyster or Ostreidae!!! in the forum What Is It?

    Hi Jim @jim-chandler.  Thank you for your response.  It could be Dendostrea frons, but the ribs on the one I found originate at the hinge of the shell and from what I can see in the frons they originate more from a center line of the shell.  It does appear that there are remnants of possible clasper spines on bottom shell, but it is hard to say.  I think the difficulty in oyster identification is that they vary in shapes so much.  Perhaps there is an oyster expert out there.  My preference is actually on the half shell with hot sauce and lemon. Lance

  • 2 years, 6 months ago
    Lance Comfort replied to the topic Name that oyster or Ostreidae!!! in the forum What Is It?

    Eleanor Gardner @egardner Okay….doesn’t appear to be any interest in this fossil.  I have been doing a lot of internet investigation and have determined the following.  Definitely Ostreidae Lopha and even though the most similar example I can find is the marshii, this is only found in Europe.  The only Lopha I can see that was located in  Southeast US is Lopha vicksburgensis, (Oligocene) however the few examples I have seen do not look as similar as the marshii.  This could be a new species or possible just a variant of vicksburgensis or a possible new location for marshii.  I have no idea as to how going about determining a new species, however, if anyone is interested please let me know and I will be happy to pass this on to you.  Thanks….Lance

  • 2 years, 6 months ago

    Found this yesterday a Myrtle Beach.  Complete both sides, cleaned the matrix from it.  My best guess is Lopha marshii, but I can’t find any info on them being on the southern east coast.  Any help with identification and age is greatly appreciated.  Thanks….Lance

  • 2 years, 7 months ago
    Lance Comfort replied to the topic Porifera ID help in the forum What Is It?

    @jkallmeyer@lmccall Thanks Jack.  Yes I am a member, but just recently and have not made any contacts yet.  Thanks for the advice and confirmation….Lance

  • 2 years, 7 months ago
    Lance Comfort started the topic Porifera ID help in the forum What Is It?

    Recently picked this piece up on Myrtle Beach SC.  It appears to be a chambered sponge, possibly in Sphinctozoa.  I have attached close up pics of the Horizontal septa between the chambers and another of what I believe to be the spicules.  Greatly appreciate help on identification.  Thanks….Lance

  • 2 years, 7 months ago
    Lance Comfort and Jack Kallmeyer are now friends
  • 2 years, 7 months ago
    Lance Comfort and Linda McCall are now friends
  • 2 years, 7 months ago
    Lance Comfort and Jim Chandler are now friends
  • 2 years, 7 months ago
    Lance Comfort replied to the topic Sponge, Bryozoa or Brain!!! in the forum What Is It?

    @jkallmeyer@lmccall@jim-chandler  With your help I believe I have figured this one out.  I believe it is a fossil Tilly Bone (Hyperostosic Bone) from a large bony fish.  What do you think.  Here is a magnified picture from http://lakeneosho.org/Fossil/index.html, which looks very similar to mine.  Thanks….Lance

  • 2 years, 7 months ago
    Lance Comfort replied to the topic Sponge, Bryozoa or Brain!!! in the forum What Is It?

    @jkallmeyer@lmccall@jim-chandler It is fossilized.  Does not Float.  Heavy, 96 grams.  Here are a couple more pics

  • 2 years, 7 months ago
    Lance Comfort replied to the topic Sponge, Bryozoa or Brain!!! in the forum What Is It?

    It is fossilized.  Does not Float.  Heavy, 96 grams.  Here are a couple more pics

  • 2 years, 7 months ago
    Lance Comfort replied to the topic Sponge, Bryozoa or Brain!!! in the forum What Is It?

    It is fossilized.  Does not Float.  Heavy, 96 grams.  Here are a couple more pics

  • 2 years, 7 months ago
    Lance Comfort started the topic Sponge, Bryozoa or Brain!!! in the forum What Is It?

    Found this recently on Myrtle Beach while searching for fossils.  Thought at first was a sponge or Bryozoa until everyone started saying it looked like a brain (right!!!).  Here are a couple of pictures and some magnified images and would appreciate any help.  I can’t see typical Zooid but more of what appears to be tangles (sorry for poor descriptions).  Fossil is 5cm by 5cm by 3.5cm. Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks….Lance

  • 2 years, 7 months ago
    Lance Comfort started the topic Sponge, Bryozoa or Brain!!! in the forum What Is It?

    Found this recently on Myrtle Beach while searching for fossils.  Thought at first was a sponge or Bryozoa until everyone started saying it looked like a brain (right!!!).  Here are a couple of pictures and some magnified images and would appreciate any help.  I can’t see typical Zooid but more of what appears to be tangles (sorry for poor descriptions).  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks….Lance

  • 2 years, 8 months ago
    Lance Comfort updated their own Fossil #013214

    Classification

    From

    common

    Brown Bear Metatarsal

    To

    common

    Llama medial phalanx

    From

    kingdom

    To

    kingdom

    Animalia

    From

    order

    Carnivora

    To

    order

    Artiodactyla

    From

    family

    Ursidae

    To

    family

    Camelidae

    From

    genus

    Ursus

    To

    genus

    From

    species

    arctos

    To

    species

  • 2 years, 10 months ago
    Lance Comfort and Sean Moran are now friends
  • 2 years, 10 months ago

    @smoran  A few more pics…

  • 2 years, 10 months ago

    @smoran    Here are some additional pictures of the proximal phalanx.  Let me know what you think..Thanks….Lance

  • 2 years, 10 months ago

    Hi again Sean….after reading your response and looking on the web, artiodactyl proximal phalanx, I see what you mean.  I will try to take some better pictures today and post them later along with better measurements.  I greatly appreciate your help and knowledge.  Thanks…..Lance

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