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Bulgaria Black Sea K/T boundary echinoid hunt
Dimitris posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsIt's been a long time since I wanted to visit that site. Situated 500kms away from my home was the only reason for the delay. It is among the 5 geosites in Bulgaria where you can spot the K/T boundary, a thin layer of approximately 3cm rich in iridium, dark colour and clayish/Ash texture. I never saw spotted Anyway, the place is beautiful, similar to the south coast of Britain. I would call it Dorset of the Black Sea. As you may notice, the whole formation is made off loose sediments that are prone to landslides. The ideal places to look for f
The rise and fall of the world’s largest lake (megalake Paratethys) and mammal evolution
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsThe rise and fall of the world’s largest lake By Sid Perkins, Science News, Jun. 4, 2021 The open access paper is: Palcu, D.V., Patina, I.S., Șandric, I. et al. Late Miocene megalake regressions in Eurasia. Science Reports 11, 11471 (2021). Yours, Paul H.
Cetacean Skull Fragment?
Yan11 posted a topic in Fossil IDHi guys, I found this bone cluster on the shore of the Black Sea, near the city of Balchik, Bulgaria. From the region there have been findings of Miocene cetaceans, seals and some ground megafauna. The more circular bone somewhat reminds me of an ear bone but comparing it with pictures of fossil dolphin ear bones I can't say if it really is one. So my question is if it is an ear bone and if it is, does that mean that´s a part of a skull? Any help on the identification of the fossil will be very much appreciated! Best regards!
I think i found a megalodon tooth
Adelina13 posted a topic in Fossil IDHello everyone, I am new here, and i was brought by the fact that I found on the Black Sea side (Romania) a tooth (i think). I have it for 5 days, and it started to break,so please, first i need help understating what it is, and then , how to preserve it ... thank you in advance for your help
Weird sea mammal bone
Yan11 posted a topic in Fossil IDHi guys, I found this bone on the Bulgarian shore of the Black sea, near Balchik. In the region there have been found the remains of cetotherium sp., dolphins, seals, flamingos and others. I am wondering though what exact bone it is and of course of what. I thought that it may be a part of a fin or something like that, but I failed to find a photo of a bone like this. Any help for the identification will be very much appreciated! And happy soon to be new year!!
Feather from the neogene
Yan11 posted a topic in Fossil IDHi guys, Last week I was on a vacation in Balchik on the northern coast of the black sea and I visited a small fossil site there. It's a small shoreline littered with mudstone and limestone (I think). Previously there I have been finding bones of sea mammals but this time I found something even more interesting... From what I can tell it's a feather. I just wanted to ask you if you can confirm that it's a feather. I was also wandering if there is anyway that it is a modern birds feather somehow imprinted on the fallen rock. Happy New Year to everyone !!!
Giant Pleistocene bird from Crimea
Kasia posted a topic in Fossil Newshttps://www.treehugger.com/animals/11-foot-tall-bird-discovered-crimea.html https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02724634.2019.1605521
NicolaT posted a topic in Fossil IDGood evening to all, can anyone help me figure out what kind of fossil is this, please? It was found on the shores of the Black Sea, near Odessa, in Ukraine. You can see traces of small shells inside. Thanks, Nicola