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Diplomystus Fish Fossil by Seitira
Diplomystus Fish Fossil
Species: Diplomystus dentatus
Size: 5.15inch(=13cm)  long on 6.4x4"inch(=16,25 x 10,1cm)  matrix
Age: Eocene (45-50 MYA)
Location: Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
Formation: Green River Formation

Diplomystus is an extinct genus of freshwater, ray-finned predators that are distantly related to modern herrings and sardines. Diplomystus has a distinctive jaw that protrudes aggressively outward from the mouth at an angle that allowed it to feed in surface waters and devour such prey as the smaller, schooling, Knightia.

50 million years ago, in the Eocene (55.8 mya to 33.8 mya), D. dentatus thrived in lakes fed by Uinta and Rocky Mtn. highlands. A voracious predator and delicious prey, D. dentatus is uniquely entombed in the fine-grained, lime mud of Fossil Lake.

The anoxic conditions at the bottom of Fossil Lake slowed bacterial decomposition, prevented scavengers from disturbing corpses, and most interestingly, suffocated creatures that ventured into the oxygen-starved aquatic layer. The result is a miraculous exhibition of Eocene biota in a subtropical, aquatic community within sycamore forests teeming with creatures such as freshwater stingrays, dog-sized horses, menacing alligators, early flying bats, and one of the first primates.

By the end of the Eocene, Earth developed icehouse climate characteristics and had a change in atmospheric chemistry. The effects of bolide impacts may also have contributed to the eventual loss of flora and fauna at once verdant latitudes.

Today the wonderfully preserved fossils of Diplomystus and other Fossil Lake fauna are collected in several private quarries around Kemmerer, Wyoming. The best preserved fish fossils come from the coveted 18 inch layer. This layer is collected at night under high-powered lights allowing the faint signs of fish under the surface to be more easily observed. These “ghosted” fish then must go through many hours of manual preparation to remove the overlying rock and reveal the Green River fauna in all of it’s glory.
Polished Coral Fossil by Seitira
Polished Coral Fossil
Species: Hexagonaria sp.
Size: 2.4 inch(=6,01cm)  wide, 1.1 inch(=2,8c,)  thick
Age: Devonian (~350 million years)
Location: Assa Zag, Western Sahara, Morocco

Hexagonaria is a genus of colonial rugose coral. Fossils are found in rock formations dating to the Devonian period, about 350 million years ago. Fossils of this genus form Petoskey stones, the state stone of Michigan
Megalodon and Spinosaurus Tooth by Seitira
Megalodon and Spinosaurus Tooth
Species: Spinosaurus maroccanus
tooth from juvenile Spinosaurus, larger Spinosaurus tooth can be over 3 inches
Tooth size: 1,84inch(=5,67cm)
Age: Late Cretaceous (100 million years)
Location: Taouz, Kem Kem Basin, Morocco
Formation: Kem Kem Beds

Species: Carcharocles megalodon
Tooth size: 4,06inch(=10,31cm)
Age: Miocene (~5 to 15 Million years)Scale
Location: South Carolina
Formation: Hawthorn Formation
Hollardops mesocristata by Seitira
Hollardops mesocristata
Hollardops mesocristata

Fundort: Marokko, Ma'der, Taharajat, Oufaten
Gesamtgröße: 9,5 x 7,5 x 3,5 cm
Größe des Fossils: 64 mm (maximale Länge entlang der Körperachse)
Formation: Unterdevon, Oberes Emsium, El Otfal Formation
Alter: ca. 400 Millionen Jahre 

Why my DA name is Seitira? My surname name is Seitinger, my brother and my father often where often called by friends Seiti, as a shortcut of the surname. but also I where called from some people Seiti. But when I want to create my DA account the name Seiti was already taken then I use the name of this Seeserpent… which is also an allusion to my family name. Something funny: some time ago someone write to me on a other side where I am registered with the name Seiti if I am from Finland. I wrote back no and why he thinks Iam from Finland. here is the
explanation: Seiti is the Finnish word for salmon XD I don't know that

my zodiac sign: Libra
favorite numbers: 3,10 and 33
favorite season:summer
favorite color: green but I also like blue, silver and black
favorite food: deer dishes, steak, fruit, pistachios, walnuts, maple syrup....
favorite drink: water, applejuice(from my own tree), other fruit juices, aperol
food who I dislike: fungi, shrimp and other seafood(except fish)
what I can not draw: clothes, humans, vehicles

hobbies: draw, take photos, hiking in the nature, computer games, Internet

interests:animals, collecting minerals and plants especially who are tropical, edible or exceptional
a few of my plants: various carnivorous plants(Cephalotus, Dionaea, Heliamphora, Darlingtonia, Nepenthes, Sarracenia) various titan arums-> I also own the largest of them: Amorphophallus titanum of course at moment the plant is small and far away from a huge titan and I have mango, banana, palms and many many more too much as I can write them all here

favourite computer games: Starcraft, Warcraft, Assassin's Creed, Overlord, Alien versus Predator,....

sorry all artists I don't write much comments on your pictures who I add to my favourites, because there are too many awesome drawings and I don't have the time to write comments to each picture, I am already so busy to add so many great pictures to my favourites. So I write here a comment on behalf of all artists who I have pictures in my favourite list all your drawings are very pretty and awesome


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deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s!
Donoghu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav:
Seitira Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   General Artist
you're welcome
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
Lypten Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the favorites
DarkPrincess1989 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thnx for the fav ^^
Altairas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hello, :iconbluetardwaveplz:
Thank you so much for the :+fav:’s ! I really appreciate you liking and supporting my artwork! Hope you have an amazing weekend <3
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Seitira Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   General Artist
hi, I should have read the message how to join the group it before, my fault. now I sign in correctly with scroll and artwork
AshaGirl4Life Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw you wanted to join the DC IRC dA group. You didn't leave us your scroll or some sort of dragon artwork so we denied your membership. Can you resend the request with one of those and we will accept it.
Seitira Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   General Artist
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