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  1. Hello, I need again your help as I see it's better to ask for your opinion before buying anything. Are this suchomimus teeth? They are in theory from Elrhaz Fm in Gadoufaoua, Téneré Desert, Niger. Is it normal that given that all of them come from the same place there are so many diferent colors? And with tooth 1, and the pack of 4 are they missing all the enamel, because with this colors in this particular case I am not sure if it's enamel or not. Thanks! Tooth 1. Tooth 2 Tooth 3
  2. Hey all. I have an Igdamanosaurus agyptiacus tooth from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian Stage) phosphate deposits of Morocco’s Oulad Abdoun Basin. It has one odd little spot with a maroon-covered gunk stuck to it, which I would like to gently clean off of it. The spot is on an area with intact enamel, right next to an area without enamel. First picture shows the spot I’m referring to, second and third are random pictures of this tooth, because why not? Fossil pictures are cool. It’s 1.27 inches wide if that matters, haha.
  3. Hi, two weeks ago i found my first meg tooth on a site (Serravalllian) where all the other ones were found with their enamel and a grey or greenish colour. In brown clay. This one is light brown and its enamel seems to have vanished. Except in small parts where it isn't shiny. I found it in a darker brown level that seemed to be Iron rich. When i tried to prep it a bit snapped away and the surface in contact with the tooth appeared dark, shiny. Smoother than the matrix. The matrix that is still on the tooth is very, very hard. I wondered if the lack of enamel is only
  4. cvi huang

    Something from the river bank

    Hi. Something from the river bank (Duna)
  5. Found in Northeast Texas, in Sulphur River.
  6. I don't expect this one to be easily solvable. I've found nearly two dozen Petalodus teeth over time, so I have a good idea of what the cross section looks like for the tooth material. The white edges with the canals reaching inward. You can't see it will in the photo but there is a calcite grain structure in the center. This piece was oddly shaped and fragile. It's unlike any of the surrounding rock. There are 4 pieces in all, but this one has the best look. The lumps at the bottom edge are raised and textured like the surface of some teeth are. The scale along the bot
  7. I have some shark teeth fossils, and some of them have some special shines on the edge of the blade. It will change color when you look from different angles. I'm curious why this happens? But like this indo megalodon, it didn’t has that shine.

    First Fossil Hunt at the Brazos

    I've had some free time this weekend, so I decided to mix things up and try hunting the Brazos instead of the usual cretaceous formations around Austin and DFW. The Pleistocene period is something I've always been fascinated by (probably due to the Ice Age movies), so the long drive wasn't enough to dissuade me. The weather was just right which made a day by the river all the better. This being my first time at the Brazos, I was a bit unfamiliar with the geography/prime hunting locations. I settled on parking by a bridge and decided to spend my day checking out both sides of the river. Navigat
  9. Found this a few years back on a beach in the North Carolina Outer Banks, near Emerald Isle. Roughly 5 cm long. I think it looks similar to some fragments of mastodon tooth enamel I've seen on this site, but I'm not sure if I'm on the right track with that thinking. The "back" side (photo 3) looks less like a fossil and more like a lumpy rock, but the striated side has me wondering. Would very much appreciate ideas and input!
  10. I have been examining my megalodon teeth and even Ramanessin shark teeth and under the microscope I can usually see (presumably) enamel that had been laid down in thin lines that always turn and meet the tooth edges at a 90 degree angle. It is easiest to see in fossil teeth where the mineral coloring brings out these whitish lines. It is hard to see in extant white teeth. Here are 3 photos of what I mean. The horizontal lines are from the middle region of the meg tooth along the tooth axis. The picture with lines going both side-to-side and up-and-down is from the region near the edge. The pic
  11. Mtwombly

    Mystery tooth?

    Hey guys, I found this in a creek close to me in south Florida, and while I originally presumed it to be a small, worn down bone upon first glance, further inspection made me suspect it might be something else. It has a unique enamel-like texture and there are rings visible on top. Yet it’s quite dull and tiny, it wouldn’t be a very effective incisor. I’m stumped! I’m hoping someone might have some ideas?
  12. gebedao

    Tooth identification

    Is anyone can help me to identify this tooth? It seem about 3 inches long. No further information known. thanks
  13. Shellseeker

    A fossil oddity

    Out hunting today. Very few finds, but a few tigers, a few sand tigers, a larger puffer fish mouthplate and then this, which is worth sharing just because it is so different: Turned out to be a pretty good day! I believe I know what this is, but I have questions about method of fossilization and the shape of the end product. I also like the colors.
  14. LBI

    No idea what this is

    I found this today in the Hill Country of Texas, Northern Medina County. It was about 1/2 mile from the Medina River, at the base of a short upslope. The red, or maroon part feels like it has enamel.? It measures 1 1/4” long by 5/8” tall by 1/2” at the widest point. The smaller piece fits into a groove on the maroon part of the larger.
  15. Dale H

    Identification assistance

    I need assistance with identification of several items. Any thoughts. North Texas cretaceous.
  16. Greetings kind people, I am a complete novice in the field of fossil collecting. Kindly bear with me. My objective for collecting fossils: I want to learn paleontology work. I want to observe the fossils under a microscope, understand their body structure, their food habits.... Basically get a *whole story of the fossil* which I own, something that paleontologists do (I also want to explore all the methods that paleontologists use to study fossil and recreate them at home). So any fossil that will enable me to learn more about itself, I'd surely buy that. And also fo
  17. It's nothing particularly exciting, but I just wanted to share what is possibly the prettiest looking Spinosauridae tooth I've ever seen. The enamel patterning on it is gorgeous, and very different to what I've come across on run-of-the-mill Spino teeth before. Both carinae and tip are also beautifully preserved. There is a pretty smooth enamel texture and no fluting, plus it's even sporting an offset, short mesial carina for an extra bit of personality. (51mm) Anyone else want to shar
  18. sneakyelf

    Tooth Preparation

    Greetings I did some fossil hunting in Montana and came back with a few jewels. I don't mind doing the prep for the hadrosaur and trike material, but any recs on who I can send this tooth to? It is about 2.5 inches long and looks to be T. Rex. I want it to look as good as possible, but I am too much of a rookie to take it one myself. It still has a fair amount of matrix on it. Thanks
  19. Eddie78

    Mastodon tooth enamel?

    Found this a year or two back while creek walking in Central Texas (Austin area). I always figured it was just part of a cretaceous era shell which are so common in our creeks. But I've recently seen pictures of mastodon enamel, and I've gotta say it looks similar. Any chance I'm on to something?
  20. anastasis008

    Enamel lines in teeth

    So when I was taking a better look at my spinosaurus teeth I noticed that in the enamel part there are lines coming out from bottom to top, are these created by minerals or it was some kind of blood vessels or veins from when the animal was alive? Thanks.
  21. I have a focus on whale today because I recently obtained a few. This generally leads me to trying to understand and identify my finds. This in turn leads to questions. What is Whale Ivory? When I can not find answers or at least thoughtful discussion elsewhere, thanks for TFF. I found a PDF here: https://www.cites.org/sites/default/files/eng/resources/pub/E-Ivory-guide.pdf Nothing in the above definition of Whale Ivory ever uses the word "Ivory". What exactly is the whale Ivory? Modern Whale tooth -- Is the slightly yellow tip the enamel? Is the Cementum cov
  22. ThePhysicist

    NSR Mammal Enamel

    From the album: North Sulphur River

    This tiny enamel's lovely red color is the only thing that allowed me to find it. I'm not sure of the species.
  23. Life Finds A Way

    Tooth with cut marks? or something else?

    Fossil Forum! Turning to your wisdom as always as we play another round of "Is it a tooth?"! Guessing we have a tooth here of some kind, but the enamel and shape are unusual. It measures the size of a quarter in diameter. Found in the cretaceous river beds of Monmouth NJ. Plus those cut marks are a fascinating bonus feature. What kind of fossil find is this? Could it be reptilian?
  24. netosols

    Three root tooth - Help with ID

    I found this teeth on a beach in the Savannah River. I have to specimens both broken but I believe there the same species. Both have the what it appears to be a three root base. Specimen A Any input its appreciated! Thanks!!
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