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  1. SeaJay

    crustacean dactylus? Jaw bone?

    My mom found this on the beach in Wilmington North Carolina while hunting for shells. I've done some image searches online and my best guess is that its a dactylus or pincher from some type of large crustacean or crab. The piece is approximately 6 inches long. My parents thought it could be a jaw bone of some type of sea creature. Any help or best guesses would be appreciated!
  2. mobilmartdan

    Shark Tooth? Beach ID request

    I found this on the beach at the surf side northern tip of Hatters Island, North Carolina (Outer Banks). Anyone have an idea what this might be? My first guess was shark tooth but not quite sure now I've seen more samples. Also, any idea what the small dots are that kind of form a triangle? Thanks, I'm just starting to get into this hobby.
  3. StarBurstLink

    Unknown Bivalve

    While I was on vacation in the Outer Banks in North Carolina, I picked this up while collecting seashells. I was hoping maybe someone on here would be able to tell me what it is. The rock itself is about 4cm long, while the shell that was impressed in it is about 2cm wide, and 2.5cm long. I'm not 100% on it being a bivalve, but in person it looks too asymmetrical to be a brachiopod.
  4. I need some help. From my new pit location. Eocene Castle Hayne Formation, Comfort Member. A partial Marine Mammal? tooth with root. Archeocete? Sirinean? PPinned? @Boesse @Al Dente @siteseer
  5. Jsiegmund

    Pitted rocks?

    My son's love of dinosaurs has inspired us to look for fossils. We found several of these pitted rocks along the railroad tracks. Are they fossils?
  6. So I just made a trip to a publicly accessible creek that cuts through the Triassic Cumnock formation of North Carolina. Made a couple of nice finds. An unknown plant fossil, it’s worn down a bit, but anyone think they can ID? Also found a TON of what I believe are Cyzicus fossils, the largest are just shy of 1cm. Can anyone confirm these are Cyzicus? Thanks for the help!!!
  7. jikohr

    Whale Otolith, bone, or rock?

    Hi guys! This was found off the coast of North Carolina by a scuba diver, My first thought was huge weathered otolith but I'm not sure and would like a second opinion if it might be another bone or a rock. It's a little over 5 inches. Thanks!
  8. Well my little Eocene Castle Hayne Formation pit has coughed up another amazing Hexanchus agassizi tooth. That is 3 very nice rooted ones in about 4 months. Here it is. I also found this really nice Macrorhyzodus americana the same day Here is a sampling of other teeth and such from there. These are not from the same day, I have not cleaned the rest of the finds from that day yet.
  9. Creekfinds

    Help identifying

    Hi we are new quick snap shot father along with young son have the itch after exploring family owned creeks. Attach are a few interesting finds, we have also found coral as well as encrusted oyster shells after large rains. We are in western North carolina for reference. Appreciate anyones help and excited to be able to ask.
  10. I found this tooth on the beach today and have NO idea what type of shark it’s from. Does anyone have any idea?
  11. Eric Smith

    found on a beach

    Hi all--I'm new here and this is my first post. I'm here because I am interested in identifying something I found, but I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy hanging out here. I found this on a beach in North Carolina while shark tooth hunting. This is from "the point" at the west end of the Bogue Banks at the Bogue Inlet, in the town of Emerald Isle. I've scoured the internet for matching photos and I can't figure out what it might be...the closest I've gotten is some kind of duck-billed dinosaur tooth. But I'm sure that's wrong. It doesn't look like anything I've found before.
  12. Stacy Lynn

    Found in North Topsail, NC

    I have several fossils that I have no idea what they might be (or even if they are actually fossils. Found in North Top Sail, NC #1 #2 #3 #4 I have others also but this is a start. Thank you for any help you can offer on identifying. Stacy I didn’t realize the other pictures had attached at the end. The Grey one I think is a barnacle and the other one looks a lot like asphalt in the middle but it is weirdly shaped and my son told me it was a vertebrae when he found it. thank you
  13. Here is a picture of a Bivalve imprint I found whilst in a Creek in Western Wake County. I was in the Triassic Basin and they have fossils dating back around 230 Ma ± 2 ma. It was part of the Carnian Stage of the Triassic part of the bigger Newark Supergroup. I presume it is a freshwater genus but I don't hear much about freshwater Bivalves when it comes to Triassic fossils.
  14. What is the most likely attributable identity for the Tyrannosauroid remains at Phoebus Landing of the Tar Heel Formation? What I am referring to specifically are bones documented in Baird and Horner's 1979 paper which speaks of a distal third of a right femur that is attributed to cf. Dryptosaurus and is smaller than the holotype of D. aquilunguis. It is also compared with Albertosaurus which shows similarities as well but that's expected with Eutyrannosaurs. Also there is another distal left femur of a tyrannosauroid shown to be found in a Hypsibema bonebed and origi
  15. A friend of mine took me to Green Mill Run on the advice of someone she knew. Found a lot of whalebone, teeth, and Belemnites and I want to see what else I can find. I got my hands on a couple of good reference books and I am planning to take another trip (it is about a 2 hour drive) when someone is free to come with me. I heard that on the Cape Fear River, near Elizabethtown, that the Phoebus Landing on the Cape Fear River, is a good place to check (and much closer--just 45 minutes). I want to go. Does anyone know (1) what GPS coordinates to use to get to Phoebus Landing; (2) I heard I need t
  16. Scienthusiast

    Greens Mill Run ID

    We recently found this fragment at GMR. At first, we thought it was a part of a jaw bone with two teeth. But, the two conical protrusions don't appear to be teeth in their sockets. Any idea what this might be?
  17. old bones

    Aurora Mine spoil pile find for ID

    Ancient Bones has been searching a box of matrix from the Aurora Mine spoil pile in North Carolina and found this specimen. She sends her finds to me for photographing, but we are not sure how to label this one. My first thought is fish teeth in a fragment of jawbone. We are hoping that someone will be able to pin it down. @Al Dente @MarcoSr Thanks for looking.
  18. Dinosaur teeth from North Carolina are very rare to come by. There are only a small handful of sites where they have come from. One of the sites is well known, but the others are a closely guarded secret. Those of you who have been lucky to find such things, let's see your pictures. Not mosasaurs, not plesiosaurs but land dwelling dinosaurs. Here are mine. First a Tyrannosauroidea indet. There are two known Tyrannosaurids from N.C. Dryptosaurus and Appalachasaurus.The small size of this tooth will most likely keep it from being able to be ID'd
  19. Found this item in a creek in the blue ridge mountains. It is very heavy for the size. Any thoughts on if it could be petrified wood or just a schist rock?
  20. jgheels2003

    Sharks teeth ID from Oak Island, NC

    I recently found these beginning on June 2021 on the beach at Oak Island, NC. Curious as to what exactly a couple of these teeth actually are. I have some suspicions but I defer to the resident experts. Thank you! The two isolated on the first two pictures and the bottom 5 from left to right on the 3rd row (Mako??)
  21. I found this fossilized sea biscuit a few years ago in Holden Beach, North Carolina. Curious what species it is, and the approximate age.
  22. Anchiornis

    Greens Mill Run

    Hi all, it's been a long time since I posted here. I'm thinking about going to Greens Mill Run (Greenville, NC) next weekend. Would the water levels be about right or might it not be a good idea?
  23. Kimmi911

    Greenville, NC

    Does someone know if the water level at Greens mill run in Greenville, NC is at a level that is good for fossil hunting? We are supposed to leave tomorrow to go for a week but now not sure if the water level is too high. Will someone please help me? Also is there fossil hunting expeditions that anyone knows of that will be good?
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