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  1. Calli99

    Trip to Folkestone

    Went to Folkestone (Early Cretaceous, Albian) for the second time a couple of weeks ago. Last time I mostly climbed among the big rocks looking in the gaps for fossils but this time due to some poor navigating we accessed the beach from the opposite end this time around. This turned out well though as this stretch of beach has few of those big rocks but good access to the cliffs and slumps. We ended up spending most of the trip picking through the cliff base and fresh fall. This produced some nice ammonites, though it was still difficult to find whole ammonites as is the case with this locatio
  2. Darbi

    Brachiopod or Bivalve?

    Kiowa formation and Albian. Approximately 1.3cm long and its quite flat and thin. Not sure if it's brachiopod, more specifically a lingula brachiopod, or a bivalve. Unfortunately the umbo is missing so I'm not sure if it's symmetrical or not. I'm leaning more on bivalve but I would like to read your opinion. What's the lowest taxonomy level you can identify?
  3. A fragment of something; I thought it might be a part of fish spine or decapod pincer. From Kiowa formation and Albian. Approximately 5mm long.
  4. Darbi

    Kiowa Mysteries

    All from Kiowa formation (Albian). Identifying fossils from Kiowa formation has been incredibly challenging for me the last few months and I would need help on here! These possible fossil fragments have features that made me have second thoughts on whether if it's just suggestively rocks. They are suspiciously of biological origins, but I would like your opinions. #1: approximately 3mm long. It's quite smooth and featureless with some mineral staining. #2: approximately 10mm long. top view bottom view and it's fairly
  5. erose

    Odd Albian Fish Tooth

    Any idea what the tooth on the left is? I know the other two are pycnodontids but I have never found anything like the one on the left. It is very cylindrical in cross section and has the odd "capped" end. Closest thing I could find in my reference library was a diplodicus tooth but this seems way to small. The site is in the Upper Glen Rose Formation (Albian) of Central Texas. This site has produced pycnodontids, turtle and crocodilian bones & teeth.
  6. erose

    Another Glen Rose Vertebrate

    There is a location close to where I work in Central Texas that has produced some pretty nice fossils over time. It is a rather unassuming road cut that at first glance and a quick scan looks like the usual mix of clam and snail steinkerns and mostly busted up oysters. Typical Upper Glen Rose Formation. But early on I had found that it also included one of the upper echinoid marker beds. In Units 6 & 7 there are thin beds loaded with oysters and echinoids. Mostly the very typical Loriolia rosana but also the occasional Coenholectypus planatus or rare C. ovatus as well as Heteraster, Phym
  7. I try to identify any fossils on my own before I post it on here, that's how I learn! Anyway, I found these three shark teeth while pre-washing the matrices from Kiowa Formation (Location: Ellsworth county, Kansas. Age: Albian). A couple of them came loose during pre-washing and I found another one still in the matrix. Tooth #1: Is this tooth from Meristodonoides sp.? The views are from front and back of this tooth. Approximately 2mm long. Tooth #2: Is this also from Meristodonoides sp.? Approximately 3mm long. Tooth #3:
  8. Darbi

    Fish tooth #2?

    I named this topic as Fish tooth #2? because this fossil is very similar to my another fossil in a previous topic a while ago. Nobody really have any consensus on what it is and I thought it might be a fish tooth. I hope I will be lucky this time to have someone identify it for me with confidence. Located in Ellsworth county, Kansas, age of Albian, and from Kiowa Formation. It's approximately 4mm long. I know identifying specimens from Kiowa Formation can be a real pain since it's so little researched! lol...
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    Protolamna cappettai Kazakhstan

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Albian age Protolamna cappettai from Kolbay, Kazakhstan
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    Protolamna cappettai Kazakhstan

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Albian age Protolamna cappettai from Kolbay, Kazakhstan
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    Dwardius woodwardi Russia

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Stary Oskol Dwardius woodwardi.
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    Dwardius woodwardi Russia

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Stary Oskol Dwardius woodwardi.
  13. I found these that resembles burrow or root cast in Ellsworth county, Kansas, USA from my previous trip. The formation these came from are most likely Kiowa formation/Kiowa Shale and the age is Albian. Here's the link to my previous trip. I'm just catching up with the prepping and sorting my fossils from my previous trips. I am wondering if it is some sort of ichnofossils. Is it burrow, root cast, or something else? Also, is it possible for it to be from geological origin rather than a true ichnofossil? This one is the largest I found. The center is poorly cemented sandstone and can
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    Dwardius woodwardi Russia

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Kursk Region, Russia Dwardius woodwardi tooth.
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    Dwardius woodwardi Russia

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Kursk Region, Russia Dwardius woodwardi tooth.
  16. Darbi

    Interesting fossil

    I found this very interesting fossil yesterday and I do not know what it is. Found it in Ellsworth County by Kanopolis reservoir. It's from Kiowa formation/Kiowa Shale and age is Albian. Dimension is 5/16 inches wide and 3/8 inches long or about 8 mm wide and 9.5mm long. I have never seen anything like this before and I hope somebody else have an idea what it came from!
  17. Darbi

    Fish tooth?

    I found this matrix containing something that reminds me of the fossilized fish tooth pictures that I have seen around on here. When I noticed this, I chipped this matrix section off of a larger shell hash plate containing mostly Turritella sp. and bivalves. Its original location is in Ellsworth county, Kansas at Kanopolis reservoir. Age of this matrix is Albian and it is from Kiowa formation-Longford Member. Length of this 'tooth' is about .25 inches/6.5 mm. Can anyone identify what it is? It is currently soaking in a bowl of water, I hope to remove more of the matrix off to get a better
  18. From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Undescribed shark species from the Toolebuc Formation of Australia. Albian in age.
  19. From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Undescribed shark species from the Toolebuc Formation of Australia. Albian in age.
  20. Hello forum members! With the new Coronavirus raging across the world, I thought it would be nice to start some kind of advent calendar, using my own Squalicorax collection. Everyday I will post one or multiple Squalicorax teeth from one location. Let's see what ends sooner, my collection or the virus outbreak. I will start with the oldest tooth from the Albian substage and end with the teeth from the uppermost substage; the Maastrichtian. The first one is the oldest and also one of the smallest teeth in my collection. Unfortunately it is so sma
  21. Sassy PaleoNerd

    Unknown Fish Genus

    Hello there! A year ago I bought a fossil fish from Brazil at a convention, yet I am unaware of the animals genus. The fossil has a lenght of 37 cm's, and a skull the lenght of 7 cm. 0,7 cm is the average lenght of the individual vertebrae, 39 vertebrae are vsible in the fossil. Skull bones: Maxilla: 4 cm Subopegulum: 4.6 cm (lenght) 3 cm (height) Operculum: 4.6 cm (lenght) 3.5 cm (height) Dentary: 3,2 cm Height of Tail Fin: 7.9 cm Age Location: Presumably Romualdo Formation, based on Matrix and Preservation Aptian-A
  22. Manticocerasman

    Albian ammonites

    On the fossil fair last weekend I bought a lot of phosphatised ammonites of the gault clay of France, from Cap Blanc Nez. I got quite a collection of cenomanian ammonites from there, but the albian specimens are rare since the layers aren't accesible any more due to the silting up of the beach. Although they occasionnaly wash up on the beach after storms. during the eighties the layers were still accesible and often prospected by collectors, thus resulting in large quantities of those ammonites in collections of older prospectors. On the fair they sold one of those older
  23. Found this in Comanche Peak limestone formation in Central Texas. I'm thinking Eoradiolites quadratus but not sure if there's enough info to nail down species. Apex to apex measures approximately 1.5 cm for three different samples. I will slowly post more pics of the other specimens, as I reduce photo sizes without losing quality. Thanks for your help.
  24. A few weeks back the Paleontological Society of Austin went out on one of our monthly field trips. The weather was still quite warm and we decided to keep it closer to home so no one would be to wrung out when we were done. We are hopefully at the tail end of a rather brutal drought with constant triple digit temps that started back in June. We picked three sites within 90 minutes of Austin that took us up thru the Glen Rose Formation, bottom to top. We started at a site in the Lower Member known as the micro zone. Fossils big enough to see from a standing position are few but if you get dow
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    Undescribed species Australia

    From the album: Cretaceous Shark Teeth

    Undescribed species from Toolebuc Formation, Australia. Albian in age.
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