My main interest are fossil fish, but you will also find some other vertebrates like amphibians, mammals, reptiles and birds here in this album:
Fossils from Solnhofen, Messel, Holzmaden, Liaoning, Bergisch Gladbach, Green River, Linton, Mazon Creek, Monte Bolca, Fiume Marecchia.....and other places around the world.
Fossils from the Manasquan River Basin, Freehold, New Jersey- found in the Pinna Layer just above the Iridium Layer and the K-T boundary, a marine community that survived the asteroid collision that wiped out the dinosaurs and many other species of animals.
Some of my finds from the upper Jurassic of Holzmaden.
They were mostly found in the quarry Kromer near Ohmden ( http://www.schieferbruch-kromer.de/ ).
I have found different types of ammonites and belemnites but recently I focused more on vertebrate material.
Vertebrates are not very common but its not impossible to find teeth and bones.
I found most of the teeth in the "Schlacke", a layer with many fish parts.
The most common teeth are teeth from Steneosaurus bollensis (crocodile). You can also find Ichthyosaur and Plesiosaur teeth.
I have been collecting megalodon shark teeth ever since being awe-inspired by the C. megalodon dentition displayed at the National Museum in Baltimore. Since I live far away from every megalodon tooth to be found personally I have been collecting by purchase. The good side, I could be very picky with the purchases and try to go only after the teeth that met the highest standards in terms of esthetical value that I set myself. The bad side, I am still lacking the thrill to go out and hunt for them myself and find one. I would be glad even for a broken one as long as it would be found personally. One day I will take my chances and really go out and try. But so far there have been no feasible opportunities. I know that this is gonna change some day. Until then, I will share with you the ones I gathered over the past 10 years of mailbox collecting...
Pennsylvania is one of the few states, along with Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, that are cool with people collecting fossils in state parks. In fact, at Beltzville, if you go in the visitor center, they will be quite happy to hand you a map and an ID sheet, and circle the sweetest spot on the map for you. They were thrilled last year when they heard that word was getting out of their existence!
The fossils there are all Devonian marine species from the Mahatango Formation. They can be found easily enough by exploring the gravel along the lake banks or wading in the shallows, where they appear as casts and molds in various stages of weathering. Fresh breakage will reveal highly detailed impressions!