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  1. ConnorR

    Moroccan Mystery Vertebrae

    I was looking through the auction site for the 100th time this week, and saw what are supposed to be Mosasaur vertebrae. Apart from size, they don't look like any Mosasaur verts I've seen. These look more like very large Enchodus verts to me. The slab is 19"x7". I'm not buying them at the moment. I'm just curious as to how correct I am.
  2. Hi everyone! I acquired this vertebrae a little while ago. I'm reasonably certain it's dinosaur and and would greatly appreciate some help narrowing down the ID. It's from the Hell Creek Formation of Powder River County, Montana. The piece is 5 cm tall, 4.7 cm wide, and 2.9 cm long. The centrums are 4.2 x 3.6 cm and 4.4 x 3.7 cm. The bone is really spongy which is best seen in pic 2, the pores are all 1 to 2 mm so I'm kinda leaning toward Theropod (if that has nothing to do with a Theropod ID please correct me). So what do you all think? Any feedback is greatly app
  3. Jlorenzen

    Any ideas on this find?

    My brother works at a rock quarry in Eastern Iowa and recently uncovered this fossil in limestone at a depth of 200 feet! It does appear to be hollow. This is a very heavy piece of limestone sitting against the tailgate of a truck for scale. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you!!
  4. FossilScrat

    Crocodile Vert? and what species?

    I have bought this crocodile vert on a fossil show a few months back and i was wondering if someone could identify what species it came from? I'm not even sure if it is a crocodile vert but it looks like one but since the person who i bought it from didn't know much about crocodile bones it could be something else too. it measures 71.6mm long and 52.0mm wide. for Americans its 2.80" long and 2.04" wide. it was apparently found in Morocco in a Paleocene formation but i have no name of the formation and neither of the exact place where it was found ( i know this is probably gonna
  5. Hey guys, I bought some things from a rock and fossil store recently. This bone was said to be a plesiosaur vertebrae but I’m having trouble figuring out if it’s a fake! I noticed some bone pores and matrix and it is heavy. If it is fake, I’m suspecting a cast?
  6. I finally took a trip to the North Sulphur river last week. There have been a couple good rains so I was hoping that would uncover some stuff. The last couple of trips in 2021 were terrible. All muddy and picked over. This trip was still pretty muddy and little in terms of quality mosasaur material. However I went low and found a lot of smaller material. I wonder if the recent muddyness of the river is due to the lake construction or if the river just hasn't had enough rain lately? Is picture 2 an enchodus jaw? I believe the pictures of item 3 are of a really chipped pi
  7. devlincdev1997

    Big find at Big Brook Preserve

    I just took my friends out for a fossil trip their first time yesterday; where we could all get together and do something cool and introduce them to the fun pastime and interesting research I dabble in for my birthday. I should’ve known he’d have beginners luck but I was not expecting this find when he plucked it out from the water. They all had a blast and it was a beautiful day. Any and all input into trying to discern what creature it could’ve came from? The more the merrier! A couple other angles
  8. Hii, I've received a bunch of fossils from my friend in USA. These fossils were all bought in a store (New York area). I understand this makes it harder to identify, but maybe one of you intelligent human beings are still able to figure it out haha This was sold as a shark vertebrae and it measures 30x30x10 (mm). Does anyone know which kind of shark it belonged to and which time period / era it's from? Thanks in advance!
  9. How do you distinguish different vertebrae? What are the characteristics of sea creatures vs land animals? Then when a land animal what are the distinguishing features between them? Are there specific things to look at or for when trying to ID them? What is the characteristics you look for when figuring whale or mastodon/mammoth? What are the specific characteristics you look for when differentiating deer, horse, sloth, bison? And so on... thank you so much for the input here
  10. Marci5

    Need Some Help

    Hi! I'm new here but not new to fossils. I have a rather large collection that I acquired over the years with my late husband. He was quite knowledgeable about the details of our collection which we shared in a mobile fossil program in the local schools and community. If y'all wouldn't mind, I could really use some expertise in identifying some of the obscure specimens in our collection. I'll start with these Vertebrae
  11. Rustdee

    Myrtle Beach Cretaceous Finds

    Hi all, I was recently at Myrtle Beach and collected some fossils from around 4th Ave. N. where a drain pipe is being installed. I found my best Hardouinia mortonis and several nice Exogyra costata so I know the Peedee formation is present there, I am unsure of other formations, as I found these in a dredge spoil pile on the beach, however I did find some things that are a bit puzzling: The first item is a vertebra of some kind. What throws me off is that the cells are not filled in with limestone like the usual Peedee bones I find, I am wondering if this may be newer, maybe Pleistocene? Any
  12. These Vertebrae are from Cretaceous of Morocco, Does anyone know what species these are? Thanks a lot!
  13. Bradfalco

    Vertebrae fossil Door County, WI

    My son found, what looks to us to be, a backbone in the rock, in the shallow water of a beach in Door County, WI. The first picture is the fossil in question, the others are other things we found interesting but less convinced they are fossils. I would estimate it to be about 15 to 18 inches in length. Any idea what it could be? Thanks in advance for your time.
  14. drbush

    Is it Eocene fish vertebrae ?

    Hi friends, I went to Rusformation area (Eocene) to the west of Riyadh city and found this small fossil , 20mm long by18mm What could it be? it looks like a vertebrae os a skull ????
  15. bosshog

    Whale vertebrae?

    Found in the Yorktown foundation area of Virginia . My best guess is some sort of vertebrae from a whale but I’m a newbie so fire away! A couple of the pics are the same specimen just from a different angle. The last pic is fossilized just not sure if it’s related to all the rest. Thanks
  16. Hunted a creek which has produced fossils from the late Cretaceous thru the Pleistocene. Clearly a bit degraded but hoping for an identification. Is it a vertebra?Interesting pattern on the centrum.
  17. Fishinfossil

    NJ Cretaceous Partial Vert ID?

    Found in NJ Cretaceous stream. Any suggestions? Looks like a partial vertebrae. Possibly Plesiosaur? Or even Dino?
  18. Poor Richard

    Little something...unsure?

    Hi all, I have this little object. Just wondering if it stands out to anyone. Thanks all.
  19. Hey everyone! I thought I'd share a few of my finds from the past couple months and get yall's opinions. Over winter break, I went back home to North Texas and did some searching around Ammonite Beach at Texoma and the NSR with my family. At Texoma I had a nice time hammering out a few ammonites, collecting teeth, and surprisingly finding lots of smaller, pyritized ammonites that I did not expect to be there. The NSR was a bit slower, but I at least got a nice Squalicorax as shown in the pics below. Since school has started, I've been down in Austin. I've been finding the usual stuff, but the
  20. Caspar

    Fossil vertebrae from Niger

    Hi, I recently bought these vertebrae, found in Niger. What could they be? Crodilian? Dinosaur? ...
  21. J.D.

    Skull piece?

    Any ideas what type of bone piece this is? I am inclined to say it is a skull piece from a whale. It is heavy - seems too heavy to be a vert fragment. Found it in the Potomac near Stratford Hall and the Horsehead Cliffs. (VA/MD)
  22. Looking for help identifying fossils I was given 35 years ago that was found in Indiana.
  23. Pathetic Paleontologist

    SC beach find...what is it?

    I found this today in Edisto, South Carolina, on the beach, and would appreciate any information that can be given about it. I can provide additional pictures if needed. Thanks
  24. Thomas1982

    Shark Vertebrae

    From the album: Cretaceous of Delaware and New Jersey

    Shark vertebrae Book Brook, New Jersey
  25. Yesterday was awesome.... A day trip on Peace River never fails... Had some great finds... By the way, did all my search by "Fossil Noodling"... Spent all day just feeling around the floor with my hands and feet... It's my new favorite way of looking for fossils... =) P.S.... Need help identifying the vertebrae. Thanks.
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