Solite excavation, Day 3

2014-08-20dTwo weeks ago bad weather prevented us from continuing our National Geographic-funded excavations at the Solite Quarry, but last Saturday we were able to continue with our efforts. As is often the case at Solite, we recovered a number of fossil plants, including the partial cycad frond shown above.

In addition to collecting approximately 4 cubic feet of the insect bed for later splitting at the museum, we also found several tiny fish:



Below is a possible partial ribcage from Tanytrachelos, although I’m not completely convinced this isn’t a plant. Overall Tanytrachelos remains were relatively scarce on Saturday.

2014-08-20aWe’re planning to continue our excavation later this week.


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