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  1. rocket


    From the album: Fossils from the Plattenkalke of the Altmühl Valley

    nice and not common fish from Eichstaett, seems to be Ophiopsis (little bit unsure about because of a fin and shape). Lenght is approx. 15 cm
  2. Harry Pristis

    Show Us Your Hypurals!

    When I saw a fish hypural for the first time, I didn't think it was real. But, now, these obscure bones are better known. Who here has a fish hypural to show us? Here's one: "The bony structure (often fan-shaped) that chiefly is composed of the expanded, flattened and partially fused hemal spines (ventral extensions of the vertebrae), and that supports the caudal-fin rays in most bony fishes; when counting vertebrae, this composite element is treated as a single vertebra and included in the count. Amia has 10 hypurals, Salmo 7 but in most teleosts the number is redu
  3. SomethingIsFishy

    Niobrara chalk ten best

    The niobrara chalk is the best, But what are the ten best creatures from it.
  4. RuMert

    Fish vertebrae types

    From the album: Moscow region Late Jurassic vertebrates

    Upper - bony fish, lower - cartilaginous fish. Fili Park, Volgian-Nikitini zone. 2-4 mm
  5. Ruger9a

    ID confirmation request

    Good evening folks. I just received a fish fossil from the Cretaceous period of Madagascar that is just listed as a "bony fish". Can anyone put a name to it?
  6. A number of Eocene bony fish specimens from Virginia that I collected and donated to the Smithsonian are described in an article by Dr. Robert E. Weems “ADDITIONS TO THE BONY FISH FAUNA FROM THE EARLY EOCENE NANJEMOY FORMATION OF MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA (U.S.A)” published in The Mosasaur Volume XI June 2020. I collected and donated the following specimens shown in the below figures: 4D thru 4F: 5A, 5C, 5D, 5E: 6A, 6B, 6G, 6H : 7B: 8A, 8B:
  7. Kolya

    Bony fish tooth (ID)

    Hello! Help with ID please if possible. Scale in mm (cm). Western Ukraine, Miocene.
  8. Hi, everyone, it's been a minute -- I hope y'all are well and that you and your families are healthy and safe. I'm required to say "y'all" since we moved to New Orleans last summer. Fantastic city, great people, but I won't be peeking in the Chesapeake or anyplace else on the East Coast again any time soon. Then, *this* all happened. During this lockdown, it occurred to me that I could finally get around to trying to identify some of the material I've had sitting in boxes for years (and I'll post a few others). But what do I find when I log onto the FF after ages?
  9. Brett Breakin' Rocks

    Descent into the Pit - Savannah, GA

    Hello Everyone, I had the honor of being invited by @markmg to a trip down into essentially ... a big hole in the ground. Woo Hoo !! A rather large gravel/sand pit that is being mined to 50-60ft ? We were not quite sure but hopefully at least as deep as the dredging that happens on the river. You know .. a play date ! .. haha Well, having just rained out my river trip on Friday I came prepared to slog through some mud. Let's just say it was lucky we didn't have a The Princess Bride (1987) moment because the water made the sand and mud a bit soft in some
  10. I have a pretty extensive collection of shark, ray, fish and other micros from sites all over the US, Europe, North Africa and Australia. You can see a very small part of my collection in my TFF posts at the below links. As I add new posts to TFF I'll update this list. I want to thank Earl M. for organizing my micro posts as shown below, which is a much more useful listing than in my original post: Paleozoic Silurian E. m. Silurian (Wenlockian) - Rochester Sh. – Niagara Co., New York http://www.thefossil.../?hl=+new +york Devonian E. m. Devonian (Eifelian) –
  11. Hi everyone, I was wondering how one would distinguish the armor skull plates of a gar with some of the osteoderms found on sturgeon. I have definitely found the former but cannot be certain if I've found the prior. From looking at some pictures online I see similarity between the two and wondered if I had any in my collection and if I could properly identify a fossil as sturgeon as opposed to gar.
  12. Hi Everyone, I suddenly have a work trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota coming up next week and I'd like to get out and collect some fossils along the way. I'm driving from Denver to Lead, SD and will be driving north on HW 85 and 18 through Newcastle. I'd be really happy to get a few stops in along the way and any potential information would really be great. Unfortunately, I won't have a ton of time to be able to stop and really dig, so some road cuts or target formations would be super helpful for surface collecting. I'm open to every type of fossil.
  13. http://www.newsweek.com/400-million-year-old-ancestor-dinosaurs-humans-and-bony-fish-discovered-954474?piano_t=1
  14. cxn263

    Osteichtyes Fossils

    Can anyone please identify these fossils?
  15. hauyn888

    unknown bony fish

    As the picture shows - I found this fossil 2002 in the afternoon, minutes before I finished work as a gardener - I cleaned the plant areas in Havixbeck - a smalltown at the base of the " Baumberge" in Westfalia - Germany. I lived there for 2 and a half years. In this time I collected there some nice fossils of Campanian age. ....but I never found a fish in the fossil - quarries. They are very rare but since the medieval time known and discriped, then forgotten in the last 200 years there had been found some fishes, nearby less than 100 pieces in the quarries at the Baumberge. Some km far away
  16. dinosaur914

    Please help to ID miocene fish!

    I have some Miocene fish fossils found in Pohang basin in Southeast Korea, but I can't determine what names they are. and i will report this google share link that I have. please help me to identify this Korea Miocene fish! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0FD3Y9hYh1bVXFoaVBueFQ2ZVk?usp=sharing thanks
  17. Limestone

    Bony Fish ID

    Hello, bought this in a museum, the lady behind the counter did not know where their fossils came from exactly. The back label said fossil fish chin. Other than the fish ID I am wondering if only the chin is the real fossil and everything else is carved in? I understand it has been painted over. Also, Can any one ID the plant on There? Are the plant fossils real? Any thoughts? Thank you
  18. I need some help identifying what I think "might" be a mosasaur bone. Also, the skinny, orange items are a mystery as well. I defer to y'alls expertise!
  19. Hey all, yesterday my wife (CCNHM collections manager Sarah Boessenecker) and I wrote about some of our recent finds from Folly Beach, SC. Collecting fossils there is quite easy, and if you're there for non-shark teeth, there's essentially no competition since that's all anyone ever looks for there. The fossils of Folly Beach have never been written up, and I'm getting more and more curious about them - particularly fossil marine mammals. If anyone finds marine mammal earbones out there, I'm dying to take a look! We've already gotten a nice donation from Ashby Gale, Edisto SP range
  20. belemniten

    Leptolepis coryphaenoides

    Leptolepis coryphaenoides from the "Unterer Stein" in Holzmaden. Its a rare find but the most common specimen in this area. The fish is about 7 cm long.
  21. Fossildude19

    Lower Cretaceous Lycoptera davidi slab.

    From the album: Fossildude's Purchased/Gift Fossils

    My latest acquisition - another few Chinese fish. Lycoptera davidi. Yixian, Liaoning, China, Lower Cretaceous (Aptian)

    © © 2015 Tim Jones

  22. Trilobites

    Diplomystus dentatus

    Common fish from the Green River Formation in Wyoming.
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