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Found 962 results

  1. Hi there, a couple of years ago I got this piece as a present. Unfortunately it came without any information about its exact origination (only Morocco) or what it is. After thifting through some books I thought that it might be some kind of palatal plate. Has somebody an idea on this fossil?
  2. Sulphur Creek Mystery Fossils

    I have some mystery fossils from Ladonia, Texas, collected in the Sulphur Creek riverbed. I'm not sure if the fragments are identifiable, but there is one i fine interesting I'd like to get opinions on, I'll start with that one! (after an overall shot:)The fossil I'm finding particularly interesting is the second from right (detail shots below) THis is a total guess but is it a fish fin possibly? Or a small plant? Next is a jaw fragment I'd love to know anything more about: {Will continue in a reply below}
  3. how to protect fossil fish?

    i just got this knightia fossil recently and i was wondering if there anyway to protect it from flaking because they look pretty thin to me . I'm only an amateur collector and joined the forum recently so i'm don't know much about stuff like this.
  4. I have a 1in long Notogoneus fry from the 18in layer of the Greenriver formation. For reference of the rarity of this specimen, https://www.nps.gov/fobu/learn/nature/fossil-fish.htm I am looking to trade this fish for more fish specifically Mioplosus but, I am open to all fish offers. I will also consider dinosaur material from Kem Kem or Hell Creek. Also sorry for the bluriness of the photos, I will get better pictures up ASAP.
  5. Enchodus sp.?

    I'm very inexperienced with fish, so I could use a second pair of eyes on this one. The listing is labeling this as Enchodus sp., it's being sold from California, so I assume that's where it was found. I've asked for a more specific locality, but so far no answer. Unfortunately since I don't own the specimen, I can't take any better photos or give a reference for size. Thanks in advance!
  6. Fish teeth? Any ideas?

    We have found these on the same samples where we found some shark and ray teeth... it looks like teleost teeth?! Grid scale (5 mm) Any ideas?
  7. Here is one of my latest finds, a very big Lepidotes! I think my heart missed a beat when I first spotted this and turned it over as it was lying on its back! It is a rare three dimensional fish fossil. It's nice to have the pectoral fin preserved. I prepped some of the front teeth out, and they are very large. Still a lot of prep work left to do on this one.
  8. Fossil fish

    Sometimes, in our lives, we can be in love with someone or something, that's the case with me now. I made a gift to myself and I'm in love with it. I just want to ask, if the specimen below might be close to one of the Green River fishes. It cames from Austria, but the seller can't remember where it is from. It was bought 20 years ago and kept in good conditions, as reflect the original pictures of the seller. Any idea / confirmation / comment on the margin, will be highly appreciated. Thank you.
  9. Do I Have a Protosphyraena tooth?

    Found this tooth in April 2018 in Monmouth County, NJ. I've seen people post pictures of the teeth of Protosphyraena on the forum from this area before and wondered if the tooth I found was also one. The shape of the tooth is what led me to the idea. It's around a centimeter long.
  10. Help with Fish jaw ID

    From the Meherrin River in NE North Csrolina. Local geology and preservation suffuse Plio-Pleistocene. I've eliminated tuna, grouper, wahoo, seabass, drum, sturgeon and tarpon. Im out of ideas. Thoughts?
  11. Miocene Fish prep way forward...

    Hello everyone! I found this fish in the Monterey Formation in California and have been unable to get the middle to pop off. I have zero experience preparing fossils of this type so I'm looking for some beginner advice on how to proceed without totally botching it. Thanks!
  12. Gifted Fossils from South America

    Good Day! These fossils were a gift from a friend in the early 1980's. He was a world traveler and brought them to my family from South America. He has since passed so I can't ask him specifics. Clearly they are fish fossils, but that is all I can derive as a layperson. Are there other things that a more skilled person in the field could relay about them? Thank you for the information. The sizes are on the photos: The larger piece is 14.5 x 4.25 x 4 inches The smaller piece is 5.25 x 6.5 x 3.5 inches They are very heavy.
  13. I am wondering why Lake Gosiute has been closed off to the public. It is the only part of fossil lake that has catfish and I really want to try and find one, instead of paying thousands of dollars for one. I have heard it was bought by a company, but I was still wondering if they would let a small private team dig or if they would sell any of the fossils. Thanks for any help!
  14. Greenriver Fish Project

    I made this chart about the Greenriver formation, and I was making sure I had everything right. I know I am missing 3 fish, but I could find no evidence of predation or them preying on any other fish. My conclusion was that Amia was the super predator!
  15. Green River Fish Painting

    I bought a small set of paints recently in a medium I had never used before, gouache. It's a lot like watercolor, but more opaque. I've always liked the look of watercolor but I've been more comfortable with acrylics. I thought I'd give the gouache paints a try, and I think I'm going to like them. Here's a Knightia I painted today, with an attached fossil Knightia. At least I think it's a Knightia. It's not preserved terribly well. I'm planning on painting some more knightia, probably a school of them, then a Diplomystus and maybe move on from there. It should be interesting.
  16. Fishy find

    My son and I found this small jaw fragment at the north Sulphur River this weekend and were hoping for an ID. We appreciate any help we can get.
  17. Plate of armor?

    Hey guys! I was in one of my favorite Pennsylvanian spots in East Kansas finding the usual brachs and bryos when all of a sudden this popped out at me. Any ideas as to what it might be? I’ve never seen something like this in my area before. Thanks.
  18. Newark Supergroup fish (Bergen NJ)

    Hello! I was cleaning out the trunk of my car and found some material from a hunt at North Bergen NJ a few months back. I cracked a few open and found this one. My big question is, on the right side, is that a fish skull or just a coprolite or something? @Jeffrey P @Fossildude19 Thanks! -Frank H
  19. Weird skull. Catfish?

    Finally made it out to the Peace River yesterday - the river is still a little high at most spots, but this winter has been too rainy to be picky about the gauge height. We found some small teeth and the usual minor things - broken mammoth tooth plates, antler, scutes, dugong rib, etc. We did find one oddball thing that I am fairly certain is a catfish skull. At first glance, laying in place, it looked like a snake skull, but on closer examination it appears to be a fish. I did some Google searches, but most of the catfish skulls I saw looked a bit different than this. Gar maybe? Eel? or ?
  20. Big Brook Treats

    I wanted to post a couple pics from this weekend. I found a few teeth and things I am happy with. I could use a verification on the identities though. Thanks for looking!! Andy I think these 2 teeth are both Cretolamna Appendiculata. A very nice fish vertabra? And finally my favorite bivalve to find in the brook. I can't identify it for you though. It reminds me of the giant clam that tried to eat Batman and Robin back in the 60's.
  21. I had a fun hike at the North Sulphur River Texas yesterday. I figured it would be picked over but I found a pretty remote spot with my 4x4. The one sawfish tooth I found in a small creek a few days before. Everything else is from yesterday. It was a great day for Cretaceous coprolite (Poo). @GeschWhat The one coprolite is full of fish verts, bones and fins.
  22. Hi everyone, My last hunt of 2018 was incredible. And quite surprising too! For Xmas, we went to Middelburg in Zeeland to visit my mother's family, which is always a huge load of fun for me because I get to hang out with all my cousins, that I don't see very often. Anyways, one of the days, they all wanted to do a big walk on one of the beaches. At first they wanted to go to Dishoek, but I managed to convince them to go to the Banjaard instead. Once arrived, we split into 2 groups: one was my mother, my eldest cousin (18), my 2nd-youngest cousin (6), and I. All the rest went to the other group. The other group just walked, but our little group did something much more interesting... You guessed it: fossil hunting! As soon as we got onto the beach, we almost immediately found our first fish vertebra, but after that we seemed to have hit a small dry spell for nothing really worthy was being found. A few common fossil bivalves here and there, but nothing more. For my two cousins, it was their first time fossil hunting, and we had to give them a few examples to show them what to look for. I told them to focus on the fish vertebrae, because these were the easiest to recognize. The smaller one also did a lot of shell-hunting on her own, always picking up the most colorful ones and saying this one was Mama shell, this one Papa shell, this one Sister, etc until she made one giant family of orange shells Then after about an hour or two of hunting with rather little success, we finally hit these little shell banks on the beach. And there, BINGO! Gastropod after gastropod, we couldn't stop finding an incredible amount of them. On the Dutch shores, fossil (and modern too) gastropods are generally much less common than fossil bivalves. So the amount we found here was very surprising!
  23. Colleagues, I was collecting on the shoreline of Purse park in Maryland, a beautiful site along the Potomac river. I'm hoping you can help me with your thoughts as to the identification of a few small fossils. The ruler is in centimeters. 1. The first photo appears to be a scute. Is this from a crocodile? 2-4. The next three photos are of a very small fossil which appears to be a double crowned tooth. The base is flat and the crowns are cuboid in shape and flat on top without any ridges. ideas? 5. The final photo is a tiny bone. I'm comfortable that it is fossilized and not modern. It appears to have the shaft of a long bone, or potentially a phalange, but the terminal surface is almost similar to that of an ear bone or the zygomatic arch of a bird skull. I'm a veterinary pathologist and I'm at a loss. I would welcome your guidance.
  24. Hey! I got these fossils for my birthday and I just wanna know if they are real or not? They are classified as fish fossils, Great White teeth, and petrified wood. These are all from my local gem shop which I bought many real fossils from before.
  25. So a bit of newbie advice please I keep my fossil collection on an bookshelf. Exposed to the indoor elements (heating etc) as it was. Mainly fish and plants with a few Trilobites and Ammonites Am thinking mainly in terms of the fish and plants. Is there any chance that part of the fossil will flake off the matrix? Would some sort of lacquer spray offer better protection? If so, any suggestions?
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