Max Dereme

  • 32 minutes ago
    Max Dereme posted a new specimen in the group Mollusc Mania from the myFOSSIL app

    Max Dereme has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 52 minutes ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    NICE

  • 1 hour ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    My favorite time is a stage, more precisely the Eemian stage (interglacial stage in the Late Pleistocene about 120’000 years ago). Quite a young age, but man this is where you find the BEST bivalve fossils! 😀

  • 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    @carlos-solana-redondo yes you’re generally right but in this case the specimen(s) does appear to be modern and not fossilized. It still has its original shine and coloration, traits that are usually lost during fossilization. During fossilization it might acquire new colors/textures, but it will rarely keep all of its original features like is the case here. So I agree with @gloria-carr here, this is not a fossil specimen

  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Looks like the typical Dastilbe crandalli that is very common from there. From the Ceára region, early Cretaceous. Nice one too

  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Where is it from?

  • 4 weeks ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    @mackenzie-smith yeah it does look very similar (same family like you said), but the IDing problem is very straightforward here, just a change in genus name. Species stays the same. At the website (it seems to have a relatively large overview of all the different species), Dallarca subrostrata fits perfectly with the specimens here, and there is no mention of any Anadara species on that website (of course, more research could be done, but I’m relatively confident of the ID proposed here)

  • 4 weeks ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    I’m also happy it’s named after me XD

  • 4 weeks ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Cool!!! Was it a common species (ie do many of the Californian mammoth specimens have to be relabeled) or a rare one (with only a couple specimens known)?

  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Might wanna add: if the fossil is really a 3D specimen, post pictures from several different angles

  • 1 month ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Yup, “fossil moonsnail” is good. If it’s the same species, the common (ie English) name doesn’t change between fossil and modern specimens, and this applies to most fossils

  • 1 month ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Oysters: *evil laugh

  • 1 month ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Can’t help, but those are beautiful!

  • 1 month ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Could it be some kind of coral maybe?

  • 1 month, 1 week ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Very nice! Looking at the Calvert Marine Museum that does seem to be the best fit. However the genus name is now Dallarca, so what you have is Dallarca subrostrata! It’s always cool to have fossils from old collections!

  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    So cool!!!

  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Looks like a piece of bone indeed. Might be modern (do the flame test to make sure it’s fossil). I don’t think there’s much more you can tell about it, but it seems to have some really cool bite marks on it!

  • 2 months ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Yup, bull/dusky for the two other ones, but the one lacking a root looks to me like it could be a broad-tooth white, Carcharodon hastalis (previously known as the giant mako Isurus hastalis). A bit hard to tell because it’s so worn, but that’s where I’d put my money on

  • 2 months, 1 week ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Agreed! 😀

  • 2 months, 1 week ago
    Max Dereme posted a new activity comment

    Cool!!!

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