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  1. Take a look at this Asialepidotes shingyiensis from Yunnan, China. It is a very nice fish. But do you see what's the problem?
  2. Bringing Fossils to Life

    Holoptychius scales?

    Hi everyone! I was just going over some of my Catskill fossils when I stumbled across this one, which appears to be two Holoptychius scales alongside lush plant material, especially on the other side (though you can see one stem to the right of the upper scale). The picture on the top is under normal light, the lower one with a bright light from the side to highlight some details. Could anyone help with ID?
  3. I looked through the non-shark tooth finds and there was a lot I didn’t know. Hopefully some of this can be identified. 1. Dolphin teeth, can they be further identified? I’m not sure if all these are cetacean but at least some are. @Boesse I’d appreciate your input. 2. a large tooth, is it a big fish or something else? 3. An image of more fish teeth, all appear to be from the same type. 4. This variety of fish teeth is much more narrow. 5. the last fish tooth variety, flat and broad. 6. I have a fee
  4. Georgemckenzie

    Lebanon fish

    Hiya everyone I recently resevered 3 fossil fish in wall hangings from Lebanon, any help with species I’d and if there authentic would be great,seller says it has authentication cards but they aren’t always the best to go off cheers.
  5. How many Myllokunmingia specimens are known to science? I keep on seeing wildly varying numbers, ranging from 1 to close to 100, and I really want to get a straight answer.
  6. Bringing Fossils to Life

    Mystery Devonian Fish

    I found this mysterious fossil in Richland, Michigan, and don't know what to make of it. It appears to have a fish scale and lots of bone fragments, as well as a piece of coral, in smoothed (Devonian?) sandstone. I don't know my fish very well; can anyone help?
  7. connorp

    Mazon Creek Lungfish plate?

    Had this concretion open today. I'm pretty confident it's something vertebrate. Maybe a lungfish plate? @jdp @RCFossils Thanks for any help.
  8. Sorry for a lot of posts recently Cleaning house and have found some in storage Here are all the ones that were found. Any that can be identified + age, and are any fakes? I'm suspicious of the black trilobite I can retake photos if needed, any information would help
  9. Cretaceous Eagle Ford, #1 I know it's worn and broken root but both edges are serrated, Hemipristis? #2 Both Enchodus or the smaller one possible Xiphactinus? #3 Had hard time getting details, assuming it's some kind of tooth, bony fish? Ptychodus?
  10. Since I’m asking about one fish, I might as well ask about another. Again, @Fossildude19 Tim I would love your opinion on this one. Of course, everyone’s opinions are welcome. Here is an Antigonia sp. fish from Poland, age is Oligocene. Fish measures 18mm in length. First photos are direct screenshots. Next two photos have been enhanced with a magnifier from my photo app. Thanks in advance again!
  11. Help needed to identify this. Seems to be a dermal denticle. Piensbachian/Toarcian border. 4mm wide field of view.
  12. Hey everyone! I’m not sure I’m ready to pull the trigger on this fish, so I’d love some opinions. @Fossildude19 Tim, I would really love your opinion on this. I know it’s probably not the best quality, but it’s within my price range with the possibility of getting another fish too. Here we have an Argyropelecus cosmovicii that is 28mm in length. All that is listed for location is Poland, and age is Oligocene. Here are the first pictures that were screenshot from the seller’s photos. The next two photos I tried to enhance a bit with a magnifier in my
  13. Fossildude19

    Green River fish spawn

    From the album: Fossildude's Purchased/Gift Fossils

    Unknown fish spawn from Green River Formation. 8 mm in length. Found on a gift from Jeffrey P. @Jeffrey P

    © 2021 T. Jones

  14. Various teeth from Eagle Ford, Cretaceous, I'm a long way from recognizing teeth since I don't find them often so appreciate the education. My guess for first one would be Mako, it also looks very much like the tiny one in #3, second one I'm not sure at all and wondering what made all the marks on it? Last group I think there's an Echnodus, and cone shaped one looks like alligator or it's just wishful thinking.
  15. buntingw

    Gill Plate?

    Roughly 5x7”. Perhaps a gill plate? Found in Cape Fear NC region.
  16. SafariSam

    Vertebra ID Needed

    So I just bought this puppy at Fernbank Museum in Georgia (USA) and it was labeled Mosasaur which I am 100% sure is wrong. Looks nothing like my other one haha. I'm thinking shark? I need help my friends! Thank you.
  17. Is this fossil fish real? It comes from Ceara, Brazil. Regards
  18. TUrban

    Montana fossils

    Hello, I recently acquired a small box of fossils from someone who had passed away recently. Inside were many fossils including those pictured. The only indicator of where they are from is that the box says "MONTANA". I can tell there are dromeosaur teeth, hadrosaur teeth, ankylosaur teeth and such. I know the man I got them from would routinely dig in the hell creek formation but I just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything obvious that I'm missing that would indicate that these fossils were collected elsewhere. My guess is that they are from the hell creek formation however.
  19. KompsFossilsNMinerals

    Quick Excursion To A Local Stream

    Hi everyone, over the weekend I checked out a site about 3 miles away from me. I was told by a friend who had collected in an area very close to this site decades ago that there used to be fish partials there. Unfortunately, the site he was talking about is now filled in and the whole general area is overgrown. I've driven past this stream too many times to count, and given its proximity to a fish fossil site I figured that it would be worth checking out. The point of my trip was to find some arkose or siltstone just to see if it was even there, which it was. View
  20. Location: Missouri Period: Pennsylvanian Formation: Iola Limestone (Muncie Creek Shale Member) Hello! I have happened to come across a strange structure while attempting to retrieve a fossil from a limestone rock. While breaking the stone around this nodule the force was enough to separate 2/3rds of the fossil leaving the other section still in a massive slab of limestone that will need more time to dig out Nevertheless here is the structure in question Rotated: 1 of the 2 pieces I was abl
  21. Well, I’m finally getting to dig into my truckload of fossils from my Wyoming trip with @RJB so it’s my turn to open up a prep thread. I spent a couple hours today poking around to find the perfect fish to start with. The 18” layer never disappoints. This good sized Diplomystus has 2 Knightia on top of it. I’m going to try to save both but I’m concerned that the right hand one is covering most of the Diplo’s skull. If that’s the case, the little guy will have to go! This is after about 90 minutes of scribe work.
  22. I was given the fossil fish below. It didn't come with any details, but this looks like a Green River Formation fish, which means it could be from Colorado, Wyoming, or Utah, right? Any thoughts on genus and possibly species? Thanks!
  23. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to meet up with @digit in Gainesville Florida where he very graciously provided my wife and I the opportunity to do some matrix fossil hunting in a local stream. We sieved for a good long time collecting many nice shark and ray teeth as well as other items out of the large portion. At the end we nearly filled a five gallon bucket with gravel that we ran through essentially window screen in the creek to get out the silt and clay. My original trip report can be found here: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/114209-north-florida-
  24. CarbonTorrent

    Pipefish Fossil?

    Hello, everyone. I went to a local fossil show today and found this fossil. I was told by the seller that it is a pipefish fossil. I believe he also mentioned it is from California in the Monterey Formation, but not entirely sure on that one. It looks somewhat different from pictures of pipefish fossils I have been able to find online. It measures about 5 inches in length. Any information is appreciated. Thanks!
  25. ClearLake

    Pogonias sp.

    From the album: Gainesville Florida Microscopic Miocene

    The isolated teeth from the Drum (Pogonias sp) are very common in the gravel. The crown tends to be black and shiny but the teeth come in a variety of shapes from broad and flat to small conical and sometimes with a point or crest in the center. They are set in a bony plate and have a straight sided root, although it is commonly missing.
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