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  1. In my attempt to self educate myself, I am tring to find as much information on the Texas Cretaceous fossils I find. I am a bit confused about the scientific notation of genus species. For example, in much of the literature, there will be a name in parenthesis : like Pecten (Neithia) texanus or Trochus (Tectus) texana. (examples from the Studies of Some Comanchean Pelecypod paper). And in the Field Guide to Fossils of Texas, Mesalia (Turritella) seriatim-granulata and Gyrodes (Sohlella) spillmani. What does that mean? Is Pecten the proper name or Neithia? Is it Mesalia or Turritalla? Or is it both? Or if there is a question mark after the genus - like Cerithium? barionnenne or Pseudomelania ? pupoides (Both examples from the Studies of Some Comanchean Pelecypod paper). Are they just not sure if that is the proper Genus and leaving it open to interpretation and further study? Any help is appreciated!
  2. Okay so basically where I am, maybe this is just a funny looking rock I found on the creek bed. However I feel like it may be a dinosaur tooth or claw? I'm hoping someone can weigh in?
  3. Help me identify these Fossils

    Hello! I am new here and have never really used a forum before- honestly. But I would love it if someone could help me identify these fossils! I should also add, I found these in Ontario in Canada! Thanks!
  4. Michigan Brownstone

    I Found this last week on what I believe some call Lake Michigan Brownstone ? 3 5/8th in x 4 inch. Has Bryozoans and one I believe is a brachiopod 15 mm wide attached to the side. Bob
  5. Paasche

    Hi, we stopped at a thrift store and bought a as new Paasche H # and H S# airbrush. It has the side reservoir and two sizes of glass jars and air hose. $3.50. I can use it for my art work. Any one know if this will work with baking soda as a micro abrader for fossil prep? Bicarbonate of soda if there is a difference. Before I try it. Will be more likely to do 2-3 inch fossil hash plates with Crinoids to start. Thanks, Bob
  6. Fossil Id help

    Hello i am reposting thread of this piece from 3 days ago . I am new to this forum and trying to figure out what works best in posts . i have this fossil I believe that I have no idea what it is.M Rockwood noted that foramen was visible so it wasn’t just a rock. Any help would appreciated. I thought it might be from ankylosaurus spine or something of that nature but I am a rookie here with vivid imagination. Just hoping I could so info from the experts on here .. thanks
  7. vertebrate id help

    Good morning , Second thread of morning. I was hoping someone could help me with Id of the 2 vertebrae shown in photos below . i found items at flea market. Much help would be greater appreciated.
  8. Fossil Id help

    I am not for sure what this fossil is. At first I thought maybe horn coral but I am a novice and after researching some fossil look like a couple other things. ‘Any help appreciated .. Thank you
  9. Hoping for a second opinion

    I think this is a Rex tooth because it has a thick base and the tooth is wide, but I’m not expert and was hoping someone could reaffirm for me.
  10. How to clean

    Hi everyone, I've been wanting to clean this fossil up for a long time but not really knowing how to start because I have little experience with cleaning fossils. Anybody got any tips for removing the hard stone covering the front of the fossil? Thanks in advance! (dimensions are 9x9x7 cm)
  11. Help

    Hello everyone! Can someone help me with the dentification of this fossil? I found it in the debris in a quarry in the Dordogne region of France. Thank you, Ismael Invernizzi
  12. Big Brook NJ / August

    Found this in August of this year in Big Brook NJ. What is it?
  13. Deep Springs Road (first trip)

    I made my first trip out to DSR today and, with some helpful tips from some kind people on the forum, I was able to find the site and know what to look for. Its a nice little spot. Near the road, easy to get to, and quiet. I didn't find anything exceptional, but I thought I would post pics of my favorites for anyone looking up the spot. Thank you to the owners of the site for let everyone come and enjoy it.
  14. Please tell me those are fish!!! (One of my dream find fossils)Found this near downtown Lockhart believe it or not, I’m a little protective over the spot cuz I COULD get super specific on this one and it’s not very off the beaten path ...lol
  15. Shark tooth help

    I found this tooth a few years ago at caspersen beach while living in florida any help in identifying it would be greatly appreciated.
  16. Hi again everyone. I am trying to identify what this is. Any help much appreciated. Found at walton on the naze in the UK just over a week ago.
  17. Hello! I have found this fossil in the beach (Sesimbra, Portugal), there are jurassic and cretaceous formations near to that location, can anyone help me to know more about this bone (type, period, what it is?) Thanks!
  18. Fossil ID help plz

    Found this thing many years ago in Iowa in a rock pit and still have no idea what it is.... Anyone know?? Its about 4cm in diameter and 5cm tall Front Top Side Front Back Bottom
  19. Anyone know what this is?

    Hello! I found this on the beach while looking for sharks teeth. Any ideas on what it is?
  20. Not sure what this is

    Found this guy in a creek in Cincinnati Ohio. Not sure what to think of it, we have a plethora of Ordovician fossils in our area, maybe it’s one of them. Kind of resembles a section of vertebrae to me but I can’t tell for sure. Would appreciate any help. Sample is roughly 3 inches long by 1.75 inches wide.
  21. Unknown Green River fish

    When I was preparing this fossil I didn’t 100% know what it was but now am even more confused. The vertebrae’s do not match up with the fossil and the body seems pretty weird to. So if anyone could help me with this fish that would be awesome. And no it’s not a fake a prepared it myself.
  22. Found object

    I found this object in Corolla NC this past summer. It washed up after a strong hurricane. Any one know what this is?
  23. Help with shark tooth

    Thinking is may be a great white but have no idea. Found it a bunch of years ago and a buddy and I were debating what it actually is was hoping someone could help
  24. Bone

    I am new and need some help so please let me no about these if you would thanks from arizona?