Wendell Ricketts

  • 1 week, 2 days ago
    Sharon Holte and Wendell Ricketts are now friends
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
    Wendell Ricketts posted a new activity comment

    The pictures are pretty blurry, and there’s no size information/scale or horizon info, so it’s hard to make an ID…. It’s definitely not a brachiopod, so at least there’s that. If it’s tiny, my guess would be a tentaculitid of some kind. If it’s large, as it almost seems to be in the first photo, it begins to look more like a cephalopod.

  • 9 months, 3 weeks ago
    Jason Osborne and Wendell Ricketts are now friends
  • 10 months ago
    Wendell Ricketts commented on their own Fossil #034925

    For such an unprepossessing little brachiopod (the largest shown here is about 23mm across, but Cincinnetina is also found in tiny juvenile forms in sediments from these exposures,) Cincinnetina has had many names over the last 140 years. Originally named Orthis meeki by Miller in 1875, Cincinnetina was recombined as Dalmanella meeki by Foerste (1909) and Walker (1982); then as Resserella meeki by Shrock and Twenhofel (1953); and then as Onniella meeki by Hall (1962). In 2012, it was rechristened Cincinnetina meeki by Jin.

  • 10 months ago
    Wendell Ricketts updated their own Fossil #034925

    Classification

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    Dalmanellidae

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    Cincinnetina

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    meeki

  • 10 months ago

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  • 10 months ago

    I’m wondering whether there is some way to get a text or email notification when I get a message on myFossil or someone responds to a forum or group post.

    I’m constantly finding myself missing contacts from people because I don’t check in regularly and, when I do, I find messages that are months old.

    Thanks for any help.

    Wendell

  • 10 months ago
    Wendell Ricketts posted an update in the group FOSSIL FOSSILS

    Hello FossilFossils Denizens:

    A long shot, given that I don’t know who might be from the OH/KY/IN/TN area, but I’m making my way back to my original stomping grounds this summer, after more than 15 years. Unfortunately, all my collecting information is out of date by that long as well.

    Would anyone be willing to share site information — Ord., Silurian, Devonian, Mississippian — all would be welcome, as would collecting buddies!

    I’ll be in the area in early to mid-June.

    Thanks!

     

    W.

  • 10 months ago
    Wendell Ricketts joined the group SoCal Paleo
  • 10 months ago
    Wendell Ricketts posted an update in the group Bodacious Brachiopods

    Dear Members:

    A couple of questions that I’m hoping a fellow brachiopodophile might be able to answer!

    1. Does anyone know if the large cut on Rte. 27, south of Richmond, Indiana, is still worth visiting? Once upon a time it was a great site, but I haven’t been there in 15 years….

    2. Might anyone have information about Waldron Shale exposures that are accessible to casual collecting, particularly around Vernon, IN?

    3. Given that this summer I’m finally making it back to the IN/OH/KY area and my “origins” as a fossilphile, I’d be grateful for any tips on other sites that are worth a visit. My information is woefully out of date.

    Many thanks,

    W.

  • 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks, Sadie!

    W.

  • 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Might be a good idea to reach out to the folks at Aurora and mend fences a bit. They are being inundated with telephone calls and emails from people who took this message to mean that the Lee Creek mine was going to be opened up for a special group visit.

  • 11 months, 2 weeks ago
    Wendell Ricketts and WILLIAM HARVEY are now friends
  • 1 year ago
    Wendell Ricketts and Bronwyn Mayo are now friends
  • 1 year ago
    Wendell Ricketts posted a new activity comment

    You might like our Winter issue! https://fossilnews.org/whats-inside-fossil-news-winter-2017/

  • 1 year ago
    Wendell Ricketts posted an update

    Hello all.

    The Winter 2017 issue of Fossil News, a special focus on the Fossil Basin area in and around Kemmerer, Wyoming, is on sale. We look at the museum at Fossil Butte National Monument, dig-your-own quarries, and the once-in-a-lifetime find of a monitor lizard in the Lindgren Quarry. Chock full of photos!

    See more info online at https://fossilnews.org/whats-inside-fossil-news-winter-2017 or write me: [email protected]

    Best to all,

    W

  • 1 year ago
    Wendell Ricketts posted an update


  • 1 year, 1 month ago

    Hello @bronwyn-mayo. I’m in Seattle, so not exactly next door, but have also been hoping to find collecting buddies (relatively) nearby. You can reach me at [email protected] Look forward to hearing from you — and maybe getting out in the field together!

     

    Wendell

  • 1 year, 2 months ago
    Wendell Ricketts posted an update

    Hello myFossilians:

    An update from Fossil News. Our Fall 2017 issue is out, featuring the striking and colorful PaleoArt of Fabio Pastori; a report on New Jersey fossil amber and a David Grimaldi bibliography; photos and a discussion of the first paleoartists in the Ice Age Chauvet Cave in France; and much more!

    Look for our Winter 2017 issue, too, a special issue dedicated to the famous Fossil Basin area around Kemmerer, WY. It’s a mecca for fossil tourists, and it’s a whole lot more than fossil fish!

    http://www.fossilnews.org

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