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  1. SawTooth

    Gar teeth?

    I was out of town for about 2 weeks and I had a chance to go fossil hunting at a pretty good spot (that post should come out soon). This is a piece of jaw one of my friends found with two teeth in it. Based off of the amount of gar scales found there my closest guess would be gar jaw, could anyone correct me on that? (Entering the pictures I notice that measurements are missing, it's about one cm.) Thank you!
  2. SawTooth

    50 minute fossil hunt

    Today we went to a great spot we don't go often. The first 50 minutes were great, then it started raining,I can't imagine what I would have found if I got to stay a good 3 hours. We got two gator osteoderms, including the smallest one I've ever seen (below the large one) some gator teeth. Multiple mammal teeth (follow link below message to get to the ID message) horse frags, gar scales, turtle shell, and other weird fossils. Again, please go to the ID chat just to check if you can help.
  3. oilshale

    Atractosteus simplex (Leidy, 1873)

    Atractosteus simplex and A. atrox occur mainly in Fossil Lake deposits where they are relatively rare (less than 0.05% of the fish fauna). The long snouted gars are much rarer in Lake Gosiute and Lake Uinta deposits. Taxonomy from Fossilworks.org. Emended species diagnosis from Grande 2010, p. 471: “†Atractosteus simplex differs from other species in the genus by the following characters A-E. (A) Having a lower number of lateral line scales than any other species except for †A. messelensis sp. nov. (Table 184). (B) Having a lower number of abdominal vertebrae than any other species except
  4. ThePhysicist

    Gar scales

    From the album: Hell Creek / Lance Formations

    Lepisosteidae (scales) Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., MT, USA Cretaceous gar fish scales - though I may be wrong about the big one.
  5. RuMert

    Bony fish tooth

    From the album: Moscow region Late Jurassic vertebrates

    Probably Atractosteus, 7 mm, Fili Park, Volgian-Nikitini zone
  6. I'm looking for gar fossils, has anyone here got any they would be willing to sell?
  7. Microraptorfan

    Gar Fossils?

    Are these gar fossils? I got them off of online awhile back and they apparently come from South Carolina Pleistocene? age deposits, Jaw parts are from the Morgan river while the rostrum is from the Medway Sound
  8. Microraptorfan

    Mesozoic Gars

    I thought I would ask here, do any of the members here have Mesozoic gar fossils in their collection, im not looking to buy them, more wanting to see the range of Mesozoic fossil gar material owned by members here
  9. oilshale

    Masillosteus janeae Grande, 2010

    From the album: Vertebrates

    Masillosteus janeae Grande, 2010 Eocene Lutetium Kemmerer Wyoming USA Length 17" / 42cm And this is the other of the two short snouted gars from the Green River Formation: Cuneatus (Lepisosteus) cuneatus Cope, 1878 Lit.: Grande, L. (2010): AN EMPIRICAL SYNTHETIC PATTERN STUDY OF GARS (LEPISOSTEIFORMES) AND CLOSELY RELATED SPECIES, BASED MOSTLY ON SKELETAL ANATOMY. THE RESURRECTION OF HOLOSTEI. Copeia, 2010, No 2A, 1-863
  10. Microraptorfan

    Jurassic Gar

    Hi I came across this while searching for gar fossils, it allegedly represents a Jurassic gar, which is significant. I enquired about it's current whereabouts from the site owner, but they said it was sold about 10-15 years ago. This is a shot in the dark but I was wondering if anyone here might know of it's current whereabouts? It's from the Jurassic of the Twin Creek Formation of Utah.
  11. I've always loved living fossils, especially the fish. They are relics of an age long lost, offering us a glimpse of an incredible prehistoric world. Some are enigmas that survived countless extinction events since the Devonian. Others are majestic predators that swam alongside the dinosaurs. Let me present my collection of living fossil fishes from the Mesozoic and before. I will begin with one of the most famous of all - the coelacanth Coelacanth Species: Whiteia woodwardi Age: 252.3 - 251.3 mya | early Triassic Formation: Diego Basin; Middle Sakamena Formation
  12. A trailer full of high-end fossils was stolen from GeoDecor at the Denver Show this week. Please keep a look out for them. This is a great family owned and run business.
  13. Fish story for the ages: High schooler unearths rare fossil by University of Chicago, September 30, 2019 https://news.uchicago.edu/story/fish-story-ages-high-schooler-unearths-rare-fossil https://phys.org/news/2019-09-fish-story-ages-high-schooler.html Yours, Paul H.
  14. Fun day on the North Sulphur River Texas. We saw some cool wildlife. Here's my finds. A nice mix of pleisosaur, mosasaur, enchodus, shark, turtle, horse, coprolite and artifacts.
  15. JohnJ


    April 3, 2010 Adrenalin pumped through me like it usually does on the way to a new location. While on the road, I enjoyed ‘working out’ the geology I traveled over. The sunny spring morning framed the entire outdoors in vivid color, and from the corner of my eye, I noticed some fresh excavation in the distance. Like many other places, I made a mental note of it and continued to my destination. Dozens of miles and minutes later, my friend, Bob, and I had pulled our gear together and loaded things into the boat. We waded through the spring bloom and poison ivy and began a journey we would no
  16. oilshale

    Atractosteus messelensis Grande, 2010

    From the album: Vertebrates

    Atractosteus messelensis Grande, 2010 (old name: Atractosteus strausi Kinkelin 1884) Eocene Lutetian Messel near Darmstadt Germany Length 22cm
  17. Jdeutsch

    Peace River fragments

    I'm posting 4 Peace River fragments with some interesting features. Not sure they are all identifiable
  18. LordTrilobite

    Obaichthys africanus

    Scale of a Gar
  19. LordTrilobite

    Dentilepisosteus kemkemensis GRANDE, 2010

    Scales of a gar.
  20. LordTrilobite

    Obaichthys africanus Scale

    From the album: Fish Fossils

    Obaichthys africanus Scale of a gar. Location: Taouz, Kem Kem beds, Morocco Age: Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous

    © &copy Olof Moleman

  21. I have been to Post Oak Creek a few times now and always had fun, but this trip was especially interesting. I was trying to make my way up creek via the shallow parts of the water. It was higher than I expected so I was trying to keep from getting stuck in the mud and going in waist deep water. I glanced over to the side of me and saw a gar about two feet away from where I was crossing. After a moment of shock I quickly got on the bank. I had no idea a gar would be hanging out right there. I was in that spot for about 4 hours and he just sat there with me the whole time. My goal was to head up
  22. LordTrilobite

    Dentilepisosteus kemkemensis Scales

    From the album: Fish Fossils

    Dentilepisosteus kemkemensis Grande, 2010 Scales of a gar. Location: Kem Kem beds, Morocco Age: Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous

    © &copy Olof Moleman

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