I was looking through my childhood rock collection and came across a few items I believe to be fossils of some sort. I know my description will be rough, but I’ve seen the dope do great things so I was wondering if someone could help me discover what they are/were.
The fossils were found in West Tennessee. They are segmented cylinders about an inch tall by a quarter inch in diameter. They are ribbed along the width of them and resemble tootsie rolls. I’ll try to post a pic in the next few days if nothing jumps to mind. Thanks
I’m originally from New York City, but have been living in Panama for the past 17 years. My main field of research is ornithology, but I’ve always been interested in all aspects of natural history, including paleontology. When I was an undergraduate at Cornell I collected a few fossils of crinoids and trilobites.
Right now I’m curator of exhibitions for a new Museum of Biodiversity under construction in Panama City which will include galleries on geology and paleontology.
The big project going on right now is associated with the Panama Canal expansion excavations. They are finding lots of interesting macrofossils including horses, rhinos, etc. However, a lot of work down here on the Panama Paleontology Project has involved looking at benthic and planktonic forams and other microfossils. On the terrestrial side there’s been quite a bit of palynological work done.