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Found 466 results

  1. Unidentified Pleistocene Mammal tooth

    I found this tooth fragment in the ocean while vacationing at Englewood, Florida. I need help determining if this is in fact a tooth fragment and what animal it may have came from. My money is on Equus. Thank you
  2. I’m a landscape gardener and I recently put down some gravel for a customer and found these through the gravel along with a lot of Gryphaea Ino one of them is a fossil of a shell but it looks diffrent and is black and the other 2 don’t look like rocks so would love some help to id them
  3. mystery shark jaw

    Hey there! I need some help identifying this shark jaw that I received as a gift a few years ago. All I know about it is that it came from Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Its about 23 centimeters in width and about 8 centimeters from the top of the mouth to the bottom, my apologies for how gritty the pictures are, my phone camera is not the best.
  4. Coral ID from Michigan needed

    I found these pieces over past year and half and have just gotten around to IDing them. I can’t find anything on the internet or my book on what these are. They are from the Mississippian as I’m from west Michigan. It seems they attach to things as oneI found on a horn coral. One in the picture seems to have shell on the bottom as well. An ID would be awesome because these have been a headache for me! Thank you!
  5. Mystery Cretaceous Tooth New Jersey NJ

    Hello everyone, found this mysterious tooth in a cretaceous stream in New Jersey. Haven't come across any similar or anything I can really compare it to, plus its kinda worn. Which doesn't help but the leaf-like shape alone is very interesting, hopefully this one can be figured out.
  6. Aloha! Planning a short trip to California before I move further away, I was always fascinated by fossils. Are there any dig sites in California that rent out tools? I would love to find a trilobite or ammonite! Any tips would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!
  7. Crinoid

    I recently acquired a small collection; and most specimens were well described....except for a few specimens that at least had age, locality etc .......the attached specimen containing two crinoids and calyx had VERY little information at all. I believe it may be from Illinois, as this was the only information supplied with the specimen. Any help with identification would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Found in Alabama Creek

    My 9 year old daughter found this in an Alabama creek bed over the weekend. I have no idea if it is just an unusual rock or some kind of fossil. It is about 7 inches long. My daughter was hoping someone here could tell her if it is just a cool rock or an actual fossil. Thank you!
  9. Brittlestar Fossil Authenticity?

    I purchased a bulk collection of ambers (Baltic and Dominican) from a collector looking for some spare cash. Along with it she included a Geocoma carinata fossil. I admittedly don't know much about fossils. But a few red flags have caught my eye post-purchase not about the amber specimens but the fossil. She is a reputable collector and once owned a store in the area I live in. I guess the first sign is that the information she gave me had the name spelled incorrectly. "Geocoma corinata" I'm a biology student, I get that names can change over time or there are instances of typos but the next big issue I found was that it was supposedly from Morocco. Which in the fossil business is apparently a telltale sign of being fraudulent. Upon closer inspection I've noticed some rather off things and I'm not quite sure if it's authentic now. Maybe she threw it in knowing it was fake? I'm not too sure. It was free though. So all things considered I'll probably end up keeping it, maybe not displaying it though. There are small areas where it looks like someone painted it with an unsteady hand and splattered it on the sides? I'll try my best to mark them where I can. And there are also little cuts in the rock where it almost appears like someone cutting it went too far and didn't other fixing it or covering it up. The stone at the bottom and on top are different from one another, and for being supposedly 150 million years old it's very well preserved. I'm not sure. Maybe I'm just paranoid. I'd love any information you could give me. Thanks ahead of time. (Splatters marked in red? Cuts in blue. Sorry for camera quality my phone is pretty old. ) So I've just learned that the 6 pictures I took aren't able to be uploaded because they exceed the 3.95 mb upload limit? I'll leave a link to imgur I don't know if URL sharing is frowned upon or not there was nothing about it in the "Before you post" discussion. Sorry ahead of time. https://imgur.com/a/9yxNPhg
  10. Receiving this gorgeous but mysterious specimen is from Upper Pennsylvanian limestone dated around 290-300 million years ago from somewhere around Kansas City. Looks like a tooth to me and my best guess would be orodus? But I have little experience with Pennsylvanian shark teeth in general and especially from this area, also cannot find a comparison elsewhere online. Any help will be appreciated.
  11. Help ID Petrified Wood with Large Print!

    Hello, My son found this large piece of petrified wood on a ranch here in South Texas. It is a large piece and weighs about 70 LBS. The bark is a nice blue color. We noticed an unusual print on the wood and are hoping we can get help identifying it. The imprint is deep in the wood and appears to be a set of three. The wood was found laying flat just below dirt level with the print side up. I will include photos. Thank you for your feedback!!
  12. Any info on this .....mushroom?

    I found this in my garden when I was digging out an invasive weed. I was keeping some interesting stones in a separate pile to add to stone edging I have around a garden bed. I saw it, and even covered in soil, it looked interesting. I removed some dirt and saw it was really lovely. At first I thought it would be porcelain. After I removed more dirt I realized that it isn’t. Both sides are truly beautiful. It looks like a mushroom to me - the detail is amazing! I don’t know anything about things like this but came across your website as I was trying to find out more about my find. Any help and advice you can give would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
  13. A few fossil IDs before purchase.

    I hope its okay for me to ask for a few IDs before buying fossils. Here they are. With the lot with a lot, I see the nautilus shell is a cool buy and adds value to the lot. But I am unsure if the rest are cool fossils, or just some modern day horns and bones. To me it looks alot of modern stuff. Thanks for the help guys. Lately, just been buying some collection pieces while im stuck in quarantine :).
  14. What type of coral could this be?

    Found this in my backyard where I’ve also found another coral. I live in south Florida about 20 mins from the beach from the Atlantic Ocean. Not sure what kind of coral this could be. I’m also very curious about the hole because it seems to have been made. Any suggestions are welcome thank you.
  15. New to this, recently put a house on a large family property that’s on a deep creek bed that runs into Cape Fear River. I have found several large beautiful pieces of petrified wood (cypress I’m assuming) I need help with connecting with people who could use some for research purposes (I will donate).
  16. Today on a hunt I found on of the most unusual trilobite pygidiums I've ever seen from new york and cannot find anything out there to compare it to. Unfortunately the site is imported material from an unknown quarry upstate so all I do know is that its from the Devonian of New York based on other material found there, unfortunately I cannot attach a formation to this one. Also its also fragile and a very partial piece thats unpreped, I think its a ventral display. This maybe a head scratcher so maybe the trilobite experts here can help weigh in on what this can possibly be.
  17. Eocene Era Marine Fossil Identification

    I hunt Eocene era Marine fossils in South Alabama. I have found a ton of thins but this one has me stumped. It's roughly 1½ inches long, ⅜ of an inch thick, and ⅜ of an inch tall (Sorry no metric ruler). On one edge, it appears to have small pointy teeth while the other side has some what of a channel. I've been able to identify most of what I have but I need some help on this one...
  18. Help with fossil shark teeth ID

    Wich shark species are these 4 teeth?
  19. Unknown vertebra?

  20. Help

    Good morning, My young son is very interested in fossils and founds these rocks yesterday. He was wondering what they might be and I was hoping someone on here may be able to help. Any thoughts on what these are?
  21. Help identify peace river find

    Let’s try this again. Need some help identifying this tooth & jaw fragment I found in the peace river area. It has 1 perfect tooth with a second tooth on the opposite side split in half. Has me very stumped!
  22. What is it?

    The dimensions of the fossil are 1 cm x 0.5 cm. I can't figure what could be.
  23. Pile of Dead things

    ??? Awesomeness wanted to share and please suggestions !!! Wash your hands —N
  24. Hey Everyone! I've really come to appreciate all the help and support that this community offers. I feel privileged to live in a time and place where it is so easy to stay connected with others who share interest in our pursuit to uncover the mystery of deep time. I suppose that I should start off by introducing myself in case you haven't had the pleasure yet. So. Here goes: Hi! My name is Nicholas Perlenfein. I’m a student at College of the Redwoods currently pursuing an AST in Geology. I have an intense interest in studying fossils the genesis of which lies very early in the most dormant memories of my childhood. I hope one day to become a paleontologist or maybe a fossil preparator. I’m currently enrolled in my colleges English 1A course and have been assigned to conduct primary research in the form of a recorded interview regarding the discourse within my desired carrier and major. We are directed to schedule an interview with a professional in a relevant field and ask them about how peers within the profession choose to communicate and what ethics are held by the community at large. I felt that someone on TTF must work at a natural history museum, or knows someone they can put me into contact with, or at the very least, point me in the right direction? I understand that during these difficult times that people are very busy, I know for a fact that my schedule has been greatly disrupted. As stated before, I am looking to conduct an online interview, we can do Skype, zoom etc. of about 30 to 45 minutes that I can record in order to refer back to whilst writing my essay. Its crucial i be able to record the interview so, if you're not comfortable with that, although I would be thrilled to talk to you, I sadly won't be able to use our conversation for this assignment. I just want to thank everyone reading this one more time for making me feel so welcome in the community. I look forward to your replies. -Nick
  25. Help IDing some fossils

    Hello everyone, I’m new so I hope I do this right! I recently got some new fossils and among them were two interesting pieces. One was an unidentified bone which when I saw I immediately thought it looked like a Vertabrae. I’m no expert but it has the shape of one with the neural canal clearly there, however I could be wrong. It certainly doesn’t feel like stone so I don’t think it has been fossilised although again, I’m no expert. I don’t expect anyone to be able to work out the exact species from this, but maybe just a better idea on if I’m right about the type of bone and maybe the type of animal it came from, I’d guess some kind of mammal. The other fossil was a set of jaws in stone. It looks like a composite. My initial thought was Mosasaur but not 100% sure. i was not present when these fossils were purchased as they were bought as gifts for me in my absence, so the location of where they were found is unknown to me, which I’m sure will make IDing these difficult, so I apologise. Any help whatsoever is appreciated. Thank you! (The ruler used here is 15cm in length)
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