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  1. PetrosTrilobite

    Spinosaurid and crocodile teeth

    I bought these teeth from a local shop. Both sold as spinosaurid teeth but I am sure that the rooted is croc. What do you believe?
  2. Hi everyone. I am new to this forum and recently acquired what I think is my first dinosaur tooth. I am pretty excited and surprised that Spinosaurus teeth are so common and pretty affordable. What do you think of this tooth? Did it belong to a Spinosaurus? I bought this specimen because of the well preserved enamel and the nice colour. It was glued together after excavation, but that is okay by me. I believe i can discern some vestigial serration. Thanks for your insights!
  3. Agus T

    Spinosaurid vertebrae?

    Good evening, these vertebrae are announced as spinosaurid, but it's posible to know just with the centrum preserved? At Kem Kem beds there are a lot of other reptiles so, it's posible to know with incomplete material like these?
  4. Whilst walking on sheppey yesterday I found a good size crocodile vert in a phosphatic nodule. I'd love for it to be prepped professionally, I don't think me trying with hand tools and limited know how will end well. It is one of my first larger finds so I'd love for it to look as nice as possible. Are there any preparators or prep services you would recommend for sheppey fossils that may work with this? I understand this will not be the most aesthetic or easy prep job, as is often the case for sheppey finds, but it means alot to me. The nodule is a bit worn, but soft enou
  5. PermianOkie

    Hell Creek Crocodylomorph Vertebra

    Anyone familiar enough with the Crocodylomorphs from the Hell Creek Formation to be able to help in determining a probable genus or species? I purchased this specimen and have been unable to find images or research papers with similar examples.
  6. fossil_lover_2277

    Aurora Fossil Museum Crocodile Pubis?

    This past summer I found this bone at the Miocene Pungo River dig pits of the Aurora Fossil Museum. The bone matches the shape of the end of a crocodile pubis from what I have seen online. Crocodile material isn’t common from there, but I know it’s occasionally found. Does this look like a correct ID? The bone doesn’t match anything cetacean that I’m aware of, too thin to be a limb bone or rib head, not the right shape for a phalanges or vertebral process as far as I can tell.
  7. Fossil_teenager

    Aquia crawl

    Hey guys, I'm back from my trip out at sea. It was a very insightful and unforgettable experience. Learned a lot about the world around, and myself as well. anyways, enough about that, I went out to Douglas point yesterday and although it was a very short day, it was also extremely productive. Which included some pristine sand tigers, a perfect 1 1/2 inch croc, and a killer Otodus. Here’s everything good I found: (Idk why it goes in sideways but there’s the total of everything found). Front (or backside technically) of the best teeth
  8. 3 Sarcosuchus teeth with a Certificate. Formation: Erlhaz Fm. Location: Tenere-Woestijn, Niger. Biggest is 3,2 cm Looking for a Megalodon or Mastodon tooth.
  9. Hi all, two IDs here. Both are from North Carolina’s Cretaceous Black Creek group. The first is a small piece of turtle carapace. My question is, does this piece of turtle shell also preserve the keratinous plate that layers over top of a turtle’s carapace? I’ve never seen one fossilized before. The second specimen is a bone fragment. My only question with it is what could have bones with this much cancellous/trabecular bone? I haven’t collected something this porous before, it’s new to me. I’m thinking reptile, maybe croc or turtle? Not hoping for any ID beyond that with this frag
  10. ThePhysicist

    Crocodilian teeth

    From the album: Hell Creek / Lance Formations

    Crocodilia (teeth) Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., MT, USA Cretaceous Crocodilian teeth - could be from Brachychampsa and/or Borealosuchus?
  11. Hi all, I recently made a bid on a Moroccan crocodile skull w/ associated vertebrae and a leg bone. The specimen is supposed to be from the phosphate mines of Khourigba, Morocco. Aside from some minor restoration to one of the condyles at the rear of the skull and the upper vertebrae at the back of the skull, it supposedly all original. I’m very skeptical, the white color is odd, it looks in too good of condition, but the skull does have texturing that made me think twice. Does this look legit, or should I be wary in case I win/before transferring money? The auction site is everyone’s favorite
  12. Hello! I saw a jaw fragment for sale from the kem kem beds, it's identified as crocodile. I've seen picsc of crocodile jaws before and that they have like a pitted texture, I don't see that very clearly on this one, but since this is out of my expertise I want to ask you guys who has more knowledge. Could it be something else like a spinosaurid?
  13. So, I found these 5 bones, and firstly, I need to know if they are cetacean or not. If not cetacean, then they are likely crocodilian, mosasaur, or I guess possibly turtle. They come from North Carolina, either from marine Cretaceous Black Creek group deposits, or there is a chance they could be marine Pliocene (hence why I would like to either confirm or rule out cetacean if possible). The area they come from is mostly Cretaceous, but I have found a few Pliocene shark teeth there, and stratigraphic maps show nearby Pliocene stratum, so I’m not totally sure (the area is in Cretaceous stratum o
  14. I just recently found this bone in the Cretaceous Black Creek group deposits of eastern North Carolina. I think it is either crocodile or turtle. I am almost positive it isn’t mosasaur, dinosaur, or plesiosaur (some other tetrapods found in the Black Creek group). Also, is it a radius, ulna, tibia, fibula, femur, etc.? Or is it even a limb bone? I have no idea. Thanks!
  15. Hi all, last week I found a tooth that I’m pretty sure is crocodilian, I believe it might be from Deinosuchus rugosus, any thoughts? The tooth is from NC Tar Heel formation sediments. Btw it has two carina. Also, I have a bone fragment I found from the same location, I believe it’s from the skull or possibly the rib of a mosasaur or crocodile, or I guess possibly a large turtle. Is there any way to identify it further? Organisms can have different bone morphology at the histological level, wanted to see if anyone could narrow the bone down to coming from a turtle, crocodile, or mos
  16. DenverEdge

    Kem Kem vertebra

    Looking for help on id for this vertebra from The Kem Kem beds. It is 1 inch x 1.2 inch x 1.2 inch. Feels exceptionally light at 13.8 grams sounds hollow you can hear sediment rattle inside. Unfortunately it appears fairly damaged on one side. Side 1: Bottom: side 2: top: Front end? back end?
  17. bthemoose

    Douglas Point 10-17-21

    After going several weeks without fossil hunting, due to weather, schedule, etc., I finally made it out to Douglas Point (Paleocene, Aquia Formation) in Maryland this morning on a very pretty, cool autumn day. My first fossil find of the day was a small piece of ratfish plate. Below is my first shark tooth of the day (a sand tiger, like the vast majority of teeth found here). By the standards of this site, the quantity of shark teeth was low today, but they were in better than average shape, which isn't a bad trade off. Many appeared to be fres
  18. fossil_lover_2277

    Greens Mill Run crocodile or mosasaur tooth??

    I found this tooth in Greens Mill Run in Greenville, NC. I’m leaning towards croc due to the size of the dental cavity relative to the size of the tooth, but perhaps it is a mosasaur. It has one carina on the anterior side of the tooth, none on the posterior side. Also, if it is croc, is there a way to identify whether it’s Cretaceous or Pliocene? Or if either croc or mosasaur, perhaps genus ID? Thanks!!!
  19. Hi all! So I recently posted regarding a bone ID on a mystery mosasaur/dinosaur vertebra (I’m leaning towards it being a mosasaur vert.). The vert. came out of either the Cretaceous Bladen or Tar Heel formations of North Carolina from a marine site that yields dinosaurs, crocs, mosasaurs, turtles, and fish (including sharks). Well, I went back through the material I had collected (from the same site as the vert.) and found what I believe are a worn tooth and a fragment of what I believe to be the proximal end of a femur (although I could very well be wrong on that). The tooth I would
  20. I’m looking for solid places to dig / sift in North Carolina, preferably near Greenville or Fayetteville! I’ve visited Green Mill Run in Greenville a handful of times, and upon researching I found a place called Phoebus Landing, but no specifics as to where it is aside from Elizabethtown and it being on the Cape Fear River. If any of you guys have specifics *please* let me know! I’m pretty eager to check out a new site. Thanks in advance!
  21. From the album: Lando’s Fossil Collection

    Collected from the Cretaceous Tar Heel formation of eastern NC. Teeth are either crocodilian or mosasaurian, and vertebra is either dinosaurian or mosasaurian.

    © Lando_Cal_4tw

  22. Hi guys, I am super excited to be a new part of this community. Everyone seems to be so helpful! I have recently been looking into investing in one of the two crocodile skulls below and I was hoping for any input as to whether anyone owns one themselves or has any experience with them, and if they are a worthwhile investment. These ones seem to be super well preserved, however, I am no expert and would appreciate any and all input. I am also at a cross roads as I really like the addition of the teeth showing on the first photo, however, I love the vertebra on the second
  23. belemniten

    Steneosaurus tooth

    From the album: Holzmaden

    A 1.2 cm long Steneosaurus tooth (crocodile) from the lower Jurassic from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Germany). That black fossil around the tooth is petrified wood. Some more pictures:
  24. Hello! I am very new to the forum but I have used it previously (by reading existing discussions) in order to help me learn about and identify a few other fossils. Recently I was able to purchase a crocodile skull from a person who looked to be an antique seller. They had a few other fossils listed as well, which lead me to believe they may of gotten their hands on an older collection. The partial skull arrived today, it is the top half judging by the structure and the fact that you can see the start of the orbitals. It has teeth, but they are either broken or at least for one tooth at the ve
  25. The Green River Formation is one of the most well-known fossil sites in the world, occupying present-day Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. This Lagerstätte has been noted for its well-preserved fish fossils, as well as numerous invertebrates, plants, and sometimes even reptiles and birds. Green River fossils are Eocene-aged, at 53.5 to 48.5 million years old. Thankfully, not only are Green River fossils attractive, they also remain affordable to the casual collector. Allow me to present my humble collection. Crocodile tooth Borealosuchus sp. Southwest Wyoming
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