This is an observation of a fossil

Datatype: text
Allowed values:
yes 5115
sub-fossil 106
no 21
maybe 103
Created by: jon_sullivan jon_sullivan
Values:

Observations specifying this field

Observation Fossil

Photos / Sounds

What

Brachiopods (Phylum Brachiopoda)

Observer

bennett-s

Date

May 19, 2024 07:41 PM EDT

Description

Undifferentiated Lower Hamilton Group, Middle Devonian 394.5 Ma–384.3 Ma. Lithology: shale, sandstone, limestone.

yes

Photos / Sounds

Date

May 19, 2024 08:02 PM EDT
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Sand Tiger Sharks (Family Odontaspididae)

Date

May 19, 2024 08:02 PM EDT
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Stingrays (Order Myliobatiformes)

Date

May 19, 2024 08:01 PM EDT
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Vertebrates (Subphylum Vertebrata)

Date

May 19, 2024 07:58 PM EDT

Description

Part of a tooth

yes

Photos / Sounds

Observer

flanglois

Date

May 14, 2024 02:15 PM EDT

Description

Fossile…

yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Ammonoids (Subclass Ammonoidea)

Observer

jn28

Date

July 2023
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Bivalves (Class Bivalvia)

Observer

ocean_beach_goth

Date

May 15, 2024 06:14 PM EDT

Description

Fossil- this observation is of the two larger shells at the top of photo 1, bottom of photo 2

yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Brooch Clams (Order Trigoniida)

Observer

trekman

Date

February 14, 2022 10:48 AM -03
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Brooch Clams (Order Trigoniida)

Observer

trekman

Date

February 14, 2022 10:48 AM -03
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Bivalves (Class Bivalvia)

Observer

trekman

Date

February 14, 2022 10:47 AM -03
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Brooch Clams (Order Trigoniida)

Observer

trekman

Date

February 14, 2022 10:47 AM -03
yes

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ocean_beach_goth

Date

May 15, 2024 06:23 PM EDT

Description

Fossils- a wild guess at the ID based on:

https://www.priweb.org/blog-post/fossils-of-new-york?format=amp

yes

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ocean_beach_goth

Date

May 14, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

Description

Fossil- marking as “casual”

yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Baldcypresses (Genus Taxodium)

Observer

abe

Date

April 13, 2023 10:22 AM PDT

Description

Fossil in chuckanut sandstone.

yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Mackerel Sharks (Family Lamnidae)

Observer

jayyork

Date

April 2024

Description

Fossil tooth found in creek bottom

yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Tabulate Corals (Subclass Tabulata)

Observer

data_nerd

Date

May 12, 2024 02:02 PM EDT
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Life (Life)

Observer

data_nerd

Date

May 10, 2024 12:30 PM EDT
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Steller's Sea Cow (Hydrodamalis gigas)

Observer

olga_chernyagina

Date

July 2021
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Steller's Sea Cow (Hydrodamalis gigas)

Observer

peterzika

Date

June 2005

Description

Extinct soon after sailors discovered it in 1741, too edible and slow moving; these bones on display near the shore where it once lived

yes

Photos / Sounds

What

fossil

Observer

krylenkosl

Date

March 30, 2008 01:19 PM MSD

Description

fossil
worms?

yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Lilies (Class Crinoidea)

Observer

tatyanazarubo

Date

May 24, 2020 10:07 AM MSK

Description

Ископаемое в щебне

yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Lilies (Class Crinoidea)

Date

Missing Date

Description

Ископаемое, с глубины 2 метра. Вообще похоже на фильтр от противогаза. Но в кремне.

yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Brachiopods (Phylum Brachiopoda)

Observer

aleksandr_blinov

Date

April 14, 2024 11:22 AM MSK
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Articulate Brachiopods (Subphylum Rhynchonelliformea)

Observer

aleksandr_blinov

Date

April 27, 2024 04:00 PM MSK

Description

Окаменелость

yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Brachiopods (Phylum Brachiopoda)

Observer

reptilia888

Date

April 30, 2024 04:36 PM MSK

Description

Fossil

yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Ammonites (Order Ammonitida)

Observer

kosice12

Date

July 2022

Place

Russia (Google, OSM)
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Brachiopods (Phylum Brachiopoda)

Observer

ozarkpoppy

Date

May 2024
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Mackerel Sharks (Order Lamniformes)

Observer

summer_cada

Date

May 9, 2024 03:04 PM EDT
yes

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 5, 2024 10:24 AM CDT

Description

Large individual, soft body, recently molted (probably within hours). Released after images.

no
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Comments

I made this field to help keep track of the occasional fossil observation that's added.

We used to track fossils as one of the drop-down values in our field "Animal sign and song" but that wasn't as elegant (e.g., there were fossil plants). Having a separate fossil field also allows us to also add "Animal sign and song" to observations with values like "Shell/exoskeleton", or "Scat" for the coprolites.

Posted by jon_sullivan almost 8 years ago

I could add that while fossil observations are welcome, the iNaturalist tree of life doesn't attempt to maintain all of the extinct species.

Posted by jon_sullivan almost 8 years ago

I've just added "sub-fossil" to the drop-down list for use flagging observations of centuries extinct remains that have not yet fossilized (such as New Zealand's extinct moa).

Posted by jon_sullivan about 7 years ago

So in the data quality page, should something marked fossil not be marked "recent evidence of organism"? They seem incompatible.

Posted by andy71 over 6 years ago

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