MacKenzie Smith

  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    Cretaceous! That’s where my favorite dinosaurs are and it’s the evolution of flowering plants!

  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Edaphrosaur from Permian Monsters #ThrowbackThursday #event

  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    😂

  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    Looks like it!

  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
    MacKenzie Smith replied to the topic What is this in the forum Help Forum

    Hello @joey-bekius,

    It certainly looks like it could be plant material. Can you give us some more background information on the specimen (how big is it, where was it found) please? There appears to be a node with divots in it which leads me to believe it could be the horsetail Calamites. This genus is limited to the Late Paleozoic though which is why the additional information helps. Fossil stems (which includes wood) are actually best identified from the cross section because the types of cells and their organization are very diagnostic. Granted, we don’t always get preservation at the cellular level but we get it more frequently than one would expect. Thus, if you can get a picture from the cross section angle, that would also help with ID.

    Thanks!

  • 5 days, 17 hours ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    That’s really cool!

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    Platanaceae pollen! Sycamore (Plane Tree family if you’re in the UK). This wind pollinated plant is expected from this site since we have two species of macrofossils but so far they make up less than 2% of identifiable pollen grains.

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app
    • Platanaceae pollen! Sycamore (Plane Tree family if you’re in the UK). This wind pollinated plant is expected from this site since we have two species of macrofossils but so far they make up less than 2% of identifiable pollen grains.

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    Order Spiriferida?

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    Yeah, the caption didn’t post. I’m 100 grains in and still finding new stuff. This is probably pollen from Icacinaceae, a family we have from this formation but not in the macrofossil record from this locality.

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted an image in the group Education and Outreach from the myFOSSIL app
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    Oh yeah, Baltic amber, mid-Eocene.

  • 1 week, 4 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    Niphargus groehni. It’s an amphipod, which rarely preserve in the fossil record.

  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    If it is it has been heavily metamorphosed. I’m seeing some fiberous strands that remind me of zeolite minerals such as actinolite.

  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new specimen in the group Vacation Explorers from the myFOSSIL app

    MacKenzie Smith has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new specimen.

    MacKenzie Smith has contributed specimen mFeM 48863 to myFOSSIL!

  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted an image in the group Vacation Explorers from the myFOSSIL app
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted an image in the group Vacation Explorers from the myFOSSIL app

    Protoceras (mammal, even-toed ungulate from 33-20 million years ago) skull at the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History. #fossil

  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    Hard to tell if this is basalt that has been tumbled in the surf with secondary mineralization or if it’s siltstone with mineralized parts which may or may not be fossils. Considering Iceland is volcanic with a history of basaltic erruptions and the black markings around the mineral (caused by a secondary reaction) make me lean towards this is basalt with some sort of zeolite.

  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    MacKenzie Smith posted a new activity comment

    Good job Cam!

  • Load More