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  1. Little shark tooth ID

    Hi all! I got this little shark tooth on an auction site and I was wondering what it could be... I don’t think it’s a Mako because it has a different shape. The tooth is from Antwerp,Belgium. I can see that they would of have been small side teeth. Can anyone help me? Here are some pictures, tell me if you need more. Appreciate it.
  2. Devonian coral from Resteigne

    Hi all, During my trip to Resteigne, I namely found this coral. Here is the location info: Resteigne quarry, Belgium Jemelle Formation (mostly) Eifelian, middle Devonian; ~ 390 mya Any possibility to name the species do you think? Thanks in advance for your replies! Max
  3. Devonian brachiopod? From Resteigne

    Hi all, During my trip to the quarry of Resteigne, I namely found this brachiopod. Is this a Sieberella sp (as proposed by Roger @Ludwigia)? Because the fact that it is asymmetrical makes me want to incline to bivalve... But I'm not sure what kind of bivalve it would be then. Location info: Resteigne quarry, Belgium Jemelle Formation (mostly) Eifelian, middle Devonian; ~ 390 mya Thanks in advance for your replies! Max
  4. In the Devonian quarry

    Hi everyone! So Friday morning, after a few enjoyable days of skiing in Switzerland with my dad, we decided to leave the village because the weather was really becoming horrible for any further skiing (especially for a beginner like me!). I had done a little bit of research as to what fossil locations we could visit on the way back home, and eventually Kevin @Manticocerasman very kindly pointed me towards the site of Resteigne in Belgium! A (no-longer in use) quarry known for its Devonian brachiopods, corals, crinoids and sometimes trilobites. Which was a fantastic opportunity for me, because in my so far 7 years of fossil hunting I had never been in a quarry or hunted for trilobites!!! So seizing the opportunity, we booked a Bed & Breakfast in the small village of Resteigne. We arrived late that evening after a long and annoying road, but luckily the hosts were still up and warmly welcomed us. The man knew quite some things about the great geology of the area, and told us that apparently this region was now a Geopark of the UNESCO! (To avoid any confusion, we are allowed to collect fossils here without any problems. It is not like the national parks where it is forbidden to take things out). He sometimes found some fossils himself when he was going out on walks. After a good night sleep and a delicious breakfast, we set out to the quarry.
  5. Devonian Coral? From Resteigne

    Hi all, On my trip to Resteigne last weekend, I namely found this thing. At first I thought it was some kind of coral, but others are having their doubts. So now me too! Here is the location info: Resteigne quarry, Belgium Jemelle Formation (mostly) Eifelian, middle Devonian; ~ 390 mya I started prepping it a little bit, and noticed that this matrix was a little bit softer than the other matrix... So maybe this is from another formation. If I remember correctly, this was one of the few finds from the second level (the levels of the quarry are ground, 1st, 2nd and 3rd level. So maybe the different levels indicate a different formation), opposed to the majority of other finds which were from the first level (and have a much harder matrix). So. What do you think it is? Looking forward to your answers! Max
  6. Hi all, In my trip to Resteigne, I was hoping to find a trilobite. Though that didn't end up too well, I think I did find something like the "hint" of a trilobite. A tiny piece of trilo armor. But when I say tiny, I really mean TINY. It's really just a fragment. The trilobit of trilobits. Location info: Resteigne quarry, Belgium Jemelle Formation (mostly) Eifelian, middle Devonian; ~ 390 mya Here are some pictures of where I think the piece is. It's the slightly darker part, the really shiny black thing in front, with the tiny little bumps. The last picture, I made it a bit wet, maybe this helps people visualize it better (it does help me). So, is it indeed a small trilobit? I'm pretty sure it is. But I am well aware that there isn't enough of it preserved to determine a species. Looking forward to your answers! Max
  7. Hello all, I stop collecting shark teeth from the cenozoic. I offer all my shark teeth for trade here. There are 3 different location. -Antwerpen, Schelde. Collected in 1970 (not by me) -Balegem. Collected in 1986 (not by me) -Steendorp. Date not known. There is one Megalodon (Steendorp). It's about 8 cm and has all serrations. There is some damage at one side. Steendorp is a closed location were fossils from the Neogene were found. Next there is about 4,5 pound of Balegem shark and ray teeth. These were collected in 1986. There are a couple of Otodus teeth (at least 3 complete), I heard these are pretty rare, but most are from Striatolamia macrota. The biggest one is over 2 inch. This is also a closed location where fossils from the Lutetian (middle eocene) were found. Many complete teeth altough there are also broken teeth in it. No junk. The last location (Antwerp) includes about 1,1 pound of teeth that were found in the Schelde in 1970. Most teeth are broken but there are some nice small ones in it (Notorynchus, Hastalis...). (No pictures yet). At last I will throw in some teeth from Cadzand/Breskens (The Netherlands). There are waaay to many teeth to take pictures of every single one of them, so I just took some pictures of some. If interested, Pm me and I will send you more pictures. I know the pictures aren't the best, but I don't have a camera and my smartphone don't want to cooperate with me. I'm looking for: -Fish -Anything insect -Anything dinosaur (no chunkosaur) - Fossils from Liaoning or similar locations in China - Trilobites - Permian/ Triassic reptiles (teeth,jaws, bones etc.) - Anything I don't have from the KemKem Beds. -All shark teeth that are at least as old as the Cretaceous. - Fossils from the Eocene of Morocco. - ...
  8. Late Devonian fieldtrip

    Last weekend was a fieldtrip to my usual spot the late Devonian in the area of Chimay in Belgium. And of course hunting for the prized cephalopods. Althoug the usual deposits are depleted due to the activity in the quarry, there are now new deposits that can be prospected. A lot of Matagne formation is now exposed, here a lot of small but wel presereved fossils can be found , mainly brachiopods, but in the correct layer and with a little patience a few pyritized cephalopods can be discovered, mainly: Bactrites sp. , multiple kinds of Gephuroceratina ( Manticoceras..) and Tornoceras. The day was cold, rainy and even a few snowflakes, but it was wel worth the trouble. Thx to Anthonie Hellemond (President Belgian Paleontological Association 2018) for the pictures in the field ( and the extra goniatites ) Bactrites: Manticoceras on bottom and a little Tornoceras on top. Oh and in contrast to all the little pyritised fellows there was this one ( also credits to Anthonie for the discovery ) It wil take a while to prep .... Cheers, Manticocerasman
  9. Pyritized goniatite

    Last trip on my search for cephalopods I found a nodule with a pyritised Goniatite. I m used to find them as inner moulds in limestone, so a Pyritized one is a nice change juvenile Manticoceras sp. :
  10. Today I went to the "Belgian institute of natural history" to donate my placoderm that I found in Oktober. It is verry likely that it is a new species , but only time will tel. The local placoderm specialist wil work on this specimen for the description. Here is the link to te 1st thread on this topic:
  11. A few of the adult Manticoceras sp. specimens that I found last year in Belgium
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    From the album Shark teeth and associated fossils from Antwerp, Belgium

    My smallers megalodon from Antwerp, Belgium
  13. I wanted to show you all my best personal finds so far. About two years ago I found a complete, beautiful megalodon on an active construction site in the Belgian Antwerp Area. Finds like this are extremely rare and seldom found in one piece.
  14. AntWerpen

    Hey im new! Im going on a trip to Antwerpen soon and my goal is to find Megalodon teeth/shark teeth. BUT i dont know where in Antwerpen i should hunt. Can you guys give me a tip or something helpfull?
  15. Symphyseal notorynchus teeth

    Found both these symphyseal notorynchus this year, they are quite certainly among my best finds from 2017. They’re from two different locations in the Antwerp area.
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    From the album Shark teeth and associated fossils from Antwerp, Belgium

    My best megalodon so far, found in Antwerp, Belgium.
  17. Rare find, Antwerp, Belgium

    Went out to hunt for sharkteeth today but due to the poor weather and trafic I lost a lot of time, so hardly any finds... Since I’m new to the forum I think however it would be nice to post a recent find. This is a piece of jawebone from a delphinodon dividum... it might be the only piece like this ever to be found in Antwerp. So pretty rare Kind regards Charlotte
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    From the album Shark teeth and associated fossils from Antwerp, Belgium

    One of the rarer teeth in my personal collection. This is a parasymphyseal Parotodus Benedeni. I knew I struck gold when I pocket this one out of my sifter Found in Antwerp, Belgium

    © Graulus Charlotte

  19. Weathered crystallised goniatites

    I promised some regular posts from my collection in the weeks to come, so for this week I got two particular goniatites I like to share. Both specimens are weathered, but reveal some beautiful crystalisation of the chambers. Especialy the large one where they even form small calcite geodes. 1st specimen: Manticoceras sp. Frasnian Chimay area ( Belgium ) 2nd specimen: Sphaeromanticoceras sp. Frasnian Chimay area ( Belgium )
  20. Antwerp sharkteeth

    Here are some others recent finds from the Begian Antwerp area. Since I can’t make a gallery yet I’m going to show of some pictures over here I really love the colours on these...
  21. huge placoderm

    I often visit the southern part of Belgium for Devonian fossils, the whole area is known for its reef systems. So most of the fossils are brachiopods and corals, but between the reefs sometimes rarer fossils can be found like cephalopods or in extremely rare cases even fish. In more than 25 years of fossil collecting I’ve only found 2 fragments of Devonian fish until last October. During a field trip I searched a few debris next to a quarry and found a strange piece of rock. At first I almost discarded it thinking that it was a strange nodule, surely a piece of this size couldn’t be bone. But I took time to clean of the dirt… I had in my hands a rock with a bone plate, the thing was huge, more than 20 cm on 25 cm, and it was only a fragment. I had never seen something like that from the late Devonian in our area. I started franticly to search the rest of the area, finding more and more fragments. Some parts were even larger and the plates were often more than 1 cm thick, on some places even more than 4 cm. This fish was a monster, I knew this was my find of a lifetime. The rest of the day I spend on the same 2 m² checking every rock. I finally found 14 fragments of the fish. At home I cleaned up all the fragments, I even had a few parts that fitted together, but I couldn’t make anything out of it except that it were large bone fragments. It was also clear that I only got a tiny part of it. In the week to follow I contacted a specialist in placoderms from the Institute in Brussels. Exited by the news he came to check out the fossils at my apartment on a evening. He confirmed that this was indeed a placoderm, and a huge one, even he had never seen one of this size from the late Devonian in Belgium. One of the parts turned out to be a fragment of the median dorsal plate, the typical keel from that part of the fish was clearly visible. One of the drawbacks of the fossil was the complete absence of any ornamentation or tubercles on the bones, this would make the identification difficult. But the size of the specimen limited the options in 3 groups: Either a new extremely large coccosteidea. ( in my opinion the least possible match) Or either a Dynichthydea or a Tytanichthydea. Either way, any of those possibilities are extremely spectacular J Of course on the weekend to follow I had to go back to check out if there was anything I overlooked. Armed with adequate equipment to dig, I started to dig out the spot with my girlfriend. The result was an extra 10 fragments, again with a few of them being very large. And on top of it lots of the new fragments fitted in the ones I found the week before. Since then I’ve been cleaning and prepping a little on the bones and kept contact with the placoderm specialist. Having contemplated what to do with it, I will donate the fossil to the institute next week so that professional work and a proper description of the placoderm can be made. Of course I will post an update of this in the “paleopartners section” I really hope this is a new species, but either way I had fun with this discovery, and there is still much to find out about my “little” fish
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    From the album Shark teeth and associated fossils from Antwerp, Belgium

    Hemipristis Serra, Belgium, Antwerp area
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    From the album Shark teeth and associated fossils from Antwerp, Belgium

    Hexanchus, Belgium, Antwerp area