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  1. Hello everyone. I am after the ID of these solitary corals. Location: Eastern Bulgaria, Rhodope Mts, south of Kardzhali Age: Oligocene, did not manage to pinpoint the exact location on the geological map, due to poor quality map. As per a local expert, the horn-shaped coral is a Placosmiliopsis bilobatus and the age is Oligocene. The species is supposed to have polymorphy; some are roundish, while others form slightly the number 8. I found a topic on a Spanish forum but I fail to understand the key elements determining the species. Through the help of Google t
  2. Hey all, Been absent from the forum for a while, life's been busy. I thought it would be fun to show off some of the deep sea marine gastropods I've found from 2 Lincoln Creek Formation exposures. Top: Whitneyella lincolnensis x 2, Priscofusus chehalisensis Middle : Turricula washingtonensis x 5, moon snail x 4 (either Natica sp. or Polinices sp., hard for me to tell) Bottom: Exilia lincolnensis x 3, moon snails x 2
  3. Fin Lover

    Angustidens 5.23.23

    From the album: Fin Lover's South Carolina Finds

    So close to being perfect!
  4. Fin Lover

    Fish and cetacean jaws for ID

    I found two fossilized jaw segments yesterday that I need help IDing, please. I believe the first is either barracuda or wahoo, but I've done a little research and am still not sure how to tell them apart. My guess is wahoo, based on the tooth thickness increasing as it gets closer to the root, but some descriptions I've seen of wahoo teeth describe them as "needle-like", which these are not. Jaw section is 50mm long. Tooth goes from about 1 mm thick at the point to about 5mm at the base. Found in an area that is heavily Oligocene but with a small amount of Miocene (coming from
  5. B1978

    Isurus desori?

    I have seen a lot of isurus retroflexus, but this one looks more barrel shaped where the enamel meets the root.
  6. Noelani Menard

    Fossil hunting trip Nebraska

    Hello this is my second post on the forum I might be going on fossil dig this summer at my heritage guest ranch in Nebraska badlands and I was wondering what carnivores I can potentially find, and what are some of the most common finds in the carnivore and herbivore group? Also, anything else I need to know before doing this fossil hunt?
  7. Normally I would use the Burke's paleontology database to ID these, but they have informed me that it may be months before they can get their database system back up and running again. Lincoln Creek Formation, Grays Harbor County WA, oligocene. Largest one measures around 2 cm.
  8. Shellseeker

    Carolinochelys wilsoni

    I found a really interesting bone a week ago. Tonight I found a Research paper. Oligocene pancheloniid sea turtles from the vicinity of Charleston South Carolina U S A A Map of where these Sea Turtles were found: A photo picture of a right Humerous of a turtle named Carolinochelys wilsoni. It is approximately 16 cm in length, My find, basically a distal half of a Sea Turtle humerus is 8.2 cm. I am feeling good tonight. Sharing the joy. Morning coming quick. Going out hunting at 5:30 AM. Goodnight, Jack
  9. fossilhunter21

    Some White River Formation Fossils For ID

    Hello everyone! Earlier this year, in August, I went fossil hunting in the White River Formation. This jaw was one of the first specimens I found. Unfortunately when I found it, it was actually in better shape... When I found it it had obviously been out in the weather for quite some time, and so it was kind of fragile. I was not thinking, and just took it out of the ground, hoping I could put most of the pieces together later. I know it was a dumb decision, and I won't do it again (hopefully...). Along the way, I lost some parts, and so now it is not near as complete as it was.
  10. These two (partial) bones were collected two summers ago (2021) on private land in Weld County, Colorado. They’re from a super fossiliferous bit of exposure which, based on the Oreodont fauna, is likely to be part of the Poleslide Member, which dates to the early Oligocene. These bones have puzzled me since I collected them, and I had for quite a while hypothesized that they must be some sort of ungulate metatarsal. I decided to pull them out again tonight, and having more experience with osteology generally I have decided that these look decidedly avian - specifically, the proximal ends of a
  11. Fullux

    Odd Amber Formation

    I've got this piece of Oligocene amber from Montana which has a very odd hole running straight through it. I at first though that this could be from where the resin seeped out around a twig of its tree and the twig eventually rotted away, leaving this hole. Do you think that could be the cause? The hole was filled with dirt before I cleaned it.
  12. Neanderthal Shaman

    Twin Beach, Washington; 2/19

    A few odds and ends I picked up on Sunday from Twin Beach, Washington. The Burke Museum Paleontology Database is still down (PLEASE BURKE, GET IT BACK ONLINE!!!), so I can't really ID the snails right now, but one of them is clearly a moon snail, and if I had to hazard a guess, the big one is maybe some sort of spindle snail? Prepping it was very easy and zen. And of course a Callianopsis clallamensis ghost shrimp that the beach is so well known for. Till' next time!
  13. Fin Lover


    Found ex-situ, so I have included both Oligocene formation possibilities (Chandler Bridge Formation and Ashley Formation). References: Cicimurri, D. J., & Knight, J. L. (2009). Late Oligocene sharks and rays from the Chandler Bridge Formation, Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 54(4), 627-647. Gale, B., Gale, P., & Gale, A. (2020). A Beachcomber's Guide to Fossils. University of Georgia Press. Miller, A., Gibson, M., & Boessenecker, R. (2021). A megatoothed shark (Carcharocles angustidens) nursery in the Oligocene Charl
  14. Harry Pristis

    archaeotherium A.jpg

    From the album: TEETH & JAWS

    © Harry Pristis 2023

  15. Hello all, I have some teeth that have accumulated from some past trips that I haven't been able to find an ID for. I appreciate any input people might have. First, there is this fish tooth from the Moodys Branch Formation (Eocene) of Mississippi. As difficult as bony fish teeth are I thought I'd see if anyone could ID this one since it is quite a nice tooth. Closest thing I've found is Eutrichiurides but it isn't as compressed as figured plates. Attempting to show the double carinae. The following teeth are from the By
  16. In North Florida, we looked for Blue Agatized Coral and found some in a stream. At home we cut and polished them. We put together a video showing the whole process: https://youtu.be/aae9XqJPMCU best wishes, Lloyd
  17. I have small amounts of micro matrix that I’d be willing to trade. My preference would be to trade both to one person for ease of shipping. Old Church Formation, Oligocene Virginia I had separated some matrix before searching any of it specifically to trade some and rethought it after I found a Pristiophorus rostral lol I decided to not search it though as the intent was to give somebody else a chance to have fun searching. It is very productive matrix. I can see a couple of shark teeth in there. Among the possible shark teeth are Notorynchus, Squatina, Carcharias, Alop
  18. Our friend @sharkdoctor sent us some micro matrix from the Old Church Formation in Virginia. This is our second batch and the first was fairly sparse but we did find some cool stuff. I haven’t searched much of this matrix but it’s already produced some nice teeth and has a better density too. There isnt, to my knowledge, any descriptions of Old Church material so my ID’s are just best guess. First pic- a beautiful little Galeorhinus tooth. Second pic- a really awesome Sphyrna tooth, maybe S. media. Third pic- a colorful Galeocerdo, I’d guess G. aduncas.
  19. Fin Lover


    Sawmill Branch contains fossils from more than one formation and epoch, but everything I find online says C. catticus in Summerville come from the Chandler Bridge Formation (upper Oligocene). ID references: 1. Gale, B. (2020). A Beachcomber's Guide to Fossils. The University of Georgia Press. 2. Rabi, M., & Botfalvai, G. (2008). A preliminary report on the Late Oligocene vertebrate fauna from Mariahalom, Hungary. Hantkeniana, 6, 177-185. 3. Godfrey et al. (2018). The Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of Calvert Cliffs, Maryland, USA. Smithsonian Contributions
  20. rocket


    From the album: some vertebrates from our collection

    Pinichthys pulcher, a very rare stromateoid fish from famous pit Frauenweiler near Wiesloch / Darmstadt / SW-Germany. Size is approx. 30 mm. This small fish came up very rarely, not many are known
  21. rocket

    Doryramphus, Frauenweiler

    From the album: some vertebrates from our collection

    another rare and very small pipefish, Doryramphus, from famous pit Frauenweiler near Wiesloch / Darmstadt / SW-Germany. Oligocene. Might be these fishes had been not so rare as it was told, but they are tiny (1 - 5 cm), slender and not easy to discover. This one is around 4 cm
  22. dhiggi

    Isle of Wight Bone

    My daughter and I have just returned from the Isle of Wight, we hunted a couple of times around Yarmouth and Bouldnor where the beaches are full of Oligocene material. We found lots of pieces of croc, turtle and sturgeon as well as a small fish vert. We also found this which I think is the distal end of a mammal humerus. While I don’t think Pleistocene can be ruled out, the bone is heavy and feels fully mineralised. Tapping it with a spoon sounds like hitting rock as opposed to bone and it feels a lot more like rock than any of the ice age bones in our collection. I have read that as well
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