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  2. JarrodB

    North Sulphur River Texas Fun Day!

    I just posted a few pics and tagged you buddy.
  3. GeschWhat

    Crinoid(?) from the Cotswolds, UK.

    Hmm...not seeing crinoid, but not my area of expertise.
  4. Here's a few pics of my study. Most are Northeast Texas personal finds. The huge chest is also full of fossils and artifacts. @RJB
  5. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    Fossil Fake ID: Mosasaur-Spino Composite?

    Yeah, I would be really good to have some more permanent research going on around mosasaurs in Morocco. Unfortunately, I think the following factors might what's weighing against this currently being the case: 1. The language barrier. You can notice it within pan-European governmental institutions as well: some nations easily pick up the French language, whereas for others it's very difficult. Especially for people from countries with a Germanic language I can see this being a challenge - though certainly not unsurmountable. 2. As you said, the French have kind of claimed a mo
  6. I think Marshmallows it is. I heard in a documentary that Icelanders joke about being the only people that rush towards an eruption as a rule, at least when its one of the slow kind. Cheers!
  7. Bronzviking

    Florida Giant Tortoise Leg Spur Fossil?

    I was looking at my fossil seashell casts (see picture) and wondering if a seashell could cast in limestone, could a bone/osteoderm cast as well? Has anybody ever seen this before?
  8. My FAVORITE subject! First let me say that anyone who thinks "trace fossils are worthless compared to regular fossils" doesn't know COPROLITE about fossil poo! The dictionary definition of a fossil is "a remnant, impression, or trace of an organism of past geologic ages that has been preserved in the earth's crust." So technically, traces are a type of fossil if they are preserved in stone. These are also called ichnofossils. In all fairness, body fossils (things like like teeth, bones, scales and other animal parts) are important. They tell us what animals looked like. But they a
  9. Kiros

    Help me with this jaw

    Foud this old tread, the mandible is almost identical. I think it's boar/pig gonna pass. For a moment I even though it was a black bear jaw
  10. Runner64

    Mazon Creek Collection

    Nice weather to be outside. Went to the Mazonia wildlife area. I think the rain over the past few days really helped erode away at the slopes and exposed some nice pieces to take home. 2 fossils in the field I decided to take a quick picture of. A Neuropteris leaf and a calcified jellyfish. Here is an unopened one in the field: Weird piece, definetly something on it but what it is remains a mystery to me. Guessing some type of vegetation:
  11. Bronzviking

    Partial Eagle Ray Dental Plates?

    Thanks Jack for you compliment and your knowledge it's always appreciated.
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  13. Bronzviking

    Partial Eagle Ray Dental Plates?

    Thanks Chris for the awesome detailed diagram. I was thinking Pectin also but the columellar folds are a good possibility too. I took some clay and made some impressions to see if this would help. The separations seem wider and slightly curved than the ribs on the scallop shell. Do these images change anything? I guess we can say unknown impression but I thought they were interesting.
  14. Randyw

    Ptychodus04’s Fossil Fish Prepapalooza

    Oh! I see! You’re using mechanical prep to get close then the air abrasive to complete? That’s very helpful!
  15. Carl

    Shark teeth

    There are actually plenty of fossil shark teeth on NJ beaches at least from Deal to Point Pleasant. Eocene, Miocene, and supposedly Cretaceous teeth are all found. I've been hitting these beaches since January with surprising success. The teeth are rare, but if you crawl slowly and have patience and a good eye, they are definitely there. And there is no reason no to expect them all the way down the NJ coast. Here's a shot of my last haul from a week ago on Asbury Park Beach (10 shark teeth and 1 ray tooth):
  16. NevadaHunter

    Middle Pliocene Vertebrate unknown and long bone

    Thanks @Shellseeker, that’s very informative! I appreciate it.
  17. Boesse

    Small marine? mammal bones, Lee Creek Mine, Pliocene

    Not sure about the chocolate brown one, but based on the proximal end, the light gray one is a middle metatarsal of a phocid seal (MT III).
  18. Lone Hunter

    What's inside this oyster?

    I was wondering what that was, wouldn't have guessed tooth though.
  19. Boesse

    Help me with this jaw

    Peccary is my guess.
  20. This is an interesting question. We've generally abandoned linnean taxonomy for larger clades, but teaching the basics of cladistics to the public is... really aggravating. To most folks the trees don't really mean anything, and even less so if they're not time-calibrated. The point of all this is... it may not be worth the effort. Though, within paleoichthyology, I'd always love to see something like that.
  21. Lone Hunter

    Proximal phalanx?

    Can't believe I got it right! Thanks for the help!
  22. The Doyen of Trace Fossils is turning in his grave at the utterance of such blasphemous words! A new Holocene ichnotaxon has spontaneously appeared: Helicomortichnus seilacheri ichnogenus nov. et ichnospecies nov.
  23. Shellseeker

    Help me with this jaw

    For what it is worth, I believe that it is not tapir, and I have seen quite a bit of tapir lately, including 2 teeth (molars) in the mandible. I can not be positive, feeling not tapir, 60-40....
  24. Troodon

    niger and judith river vertebrae id help

    Your JRF vert appears to be an anterior dorsals possibly even D1 or 2, it's missing the anterior side of the centrum . Multiple hadrosaurs in the JRF difficult to ID any closer View of a Edmontosaurus regalis Book Hadrosaurs by Eberth and Evans
  25. Praefectus

    First time on the peace river

    Nice finds!
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