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  1. There are a lot of submissions to identify dinosaur material and a good number do not have enough information or its the wrong type of to assist in identification. Some posts are great. So I've prepared this in what I'm looking for to help in this process. What is needed: An accurate provenance is the most important item required to obtain an ID. 1) USA & Canada Formation State or Province County or Nearest Town (a MUST) 2) Other localities Country Formation Nearest Town, Area 3) O
  2. rob.fromoz

    Fossil ID - NSW, Australia

    Hi I would like some help identifying this PC any idears people found in maquarie river Bathurst 2795 NSW Australia
  3. PaoloF

    What is it?

    This is a fossil from Kem Kem. Does anybody know what it is? I would highly appreciate your opinion. Thanks in advance!
  4. Jackie Woollam

    Any idea what this could be?

    I have a sneaky suspicion that this is turtle shell but someone has suggested that it could be the top surface of a Mammoth tooth. I have no idea where it originated from. Many thanks!
  5. Hello! I've recently been given a small collection of fossils and bones. They belonged to a collector here in the UK who recently passed away. I have no information about any of them. This group of 5 bone pieces look, to the untrained eye, very similar. They all look quite smooth but with distinct lines that remind me of a tortoise shell. They all measure between 4 and 6 cm. I'd be grateful for any information. Many thanks!
  6. Jackie Woollam

    Vertebra identification please!

    Here is a vertebra from my small collection. Again, it belonged to a fossil collector here in the UK but I don't know anything other than that. All I've been told is that it is a C2 vertebra but I'd love to know what it belonged to. Many thanks!
  7. Good Day. I Have seen this in my back yard lying around - looked like n peice of wood. when I picked it up I was shocked at its weight and it is like stone. on closer inspection it looks like a Rib bone of some sort. also picked-up the small piece looking like a fraction of a joint - also seems like solid rock. note sure if it forms part of the same animal. Could someone Please help ID. This was found in my Back yard in Capetown South Africa
  8. Jackie Woollam

    More fossilised turtle shell??

    I seem to have quite a lot of turtle shell in my Collection. Is this turtle too? Many thanks!
  9. Amarykah

    Shark tooth ID

    Can anyone tell me what type of shark this came from? I found it in Caspersen, FL. It’s 3/4in.
  10. Jackie Woollam

    Tiny bone for identification please!

    From huge mammoth bones to tiny fragments. I've got a few bone (I think!) fragments that I would like to identify but they are probably too small. They belonged to a fossil collector here in the UK but I don't know anything other than that. I'll start with the smallest. Many thanks!
  11. Hello, everyone. I am a first time poster. I received a Keichosaurus fossil as a gift. My grandfather purchased it many years ago in Alberta, Canada at a gem show. Could you please have a look at the pictures I took and let me know if you think this fossil is real or fake. Thank you kindly!
  12. Jackie Woollam

    Large bone for identification

    Here is a large bone from my small collection. Again, it belonged to a fossil collector here in the UK but I don't know anything other than that. Many thanks!
  13. Amarykah

    ID help, please and thank you!

    Hey all! I found this at Caspersen (FL) and have no idea what it is. It’s about an inch and a half. Hoping you all can educate me! Thanks! IMG_4601.MOV
  14. Jackie Woollam

    Large bone identification please!

    Hello again! I'm a complete newbie here so any help would be gratefully received. I've recently been given a small collection of bones that belonged to a neighbour of my parents here in the UK. He was a fossil collector who recently passed away. The largest bone has been identified as a woolly rhino femur but I'm struggling with the others. I'm wondering if this is a section of vertebrae but from what I really don't know.! Apologies for the background.
  15. Jackie Woollam

    Bone identification please

    Hello! I'm a complete newbie here so any help would be gratefully received. I've recently been given a small collection of bones that belonged to a neighbour of my parents here in the UK. He was a fossil collector who recently passed away. The largest bone has been identified as a woolly rhino femur but I'm struggling with the others, especially this strange looking thing! Apologies for the background.
  16. Amarykah

    What is this?

    I don’t think this is quite fossilized yet, and think it’s some type of shell but I don’t know. I find similar shell pieces on the beach but not with this weird bumpy swirl. Anyone know what it is? I can’t remember where I found it but it was definitely Florida. Thanks!
  17. Rowan

    Seahorse fossil

    Hello. Happy to be included in the group. Thank you. I found a rock that appeared to have a fossil inside. Driving back to Toronto last summer we pulled off the highway at a rest stop in the mountains of Pennsylvania. I spotted the interesting piece in relatively new crushed rock that was placed along an embankment. I assume placed to to help with erosion. After a vinegar bath to soften the rock, I have been using my Dremel to carefully expose the seahorse. I presume the fossil must be very old to find it in the Appalachian mountains, but I cant find much information online about the
  18. Kendall

    My first fossil

    Hello all! This is my first post, so forgive me. I found this near a small stream in a hiking spot called LimeKiln in Porter Ranch, California, Los Angeles County. I know nothing about the area, and while I’ve heard that LimeKiln used to be a lime quarry I don’t even know what lime looks like so I’d rather not guess as to what sorts of rocks are nearby. Anyway, is this an actual fossil? It feels heavy like a rock, not light like bone. If so, any ideas as to what it might be? Please forgive my hand holding video with no measurements. I will dig up a ruler tomorrow, but for tonight I’m
  19. evanmistur

    Possible Fossilized Rib (ID Help)

    Found this fossil in a riverbed in Fannin County (North Texas) while hunting for fossils from the cretaceous period. (This is a follow-up from the same trip as my previous post - thank you to those of you who helped ID the mosasaur vertebra! And also thank you for correcting my terminology on mosasaur vs mosasaurus ). I'm not totally sure what this is (at first I thought it was nothing too special - possibly just a very eroded Baculite as we were finding many of those in the area), but on closer inspection, there are fine striations on the fossil that make me think it is bone. My c
  20. Kolya

    Skate tooth ?

    Hello! Help please with identification. I think it is some genus from Rhinobatiformes, but I did not found such teeth before. Size ~ 1 mm. Middle Miocene, Badenian. Western Ukraine. Thanks in advance!
  21. Hello! I've been eyeing this fossil for a little while now, and I'm itching to purchase it. The seller has identified this fossil as a pair of Jianghanichthys, from Liaoning, China. The seller also says that they're from the Eocene. I'm thinking these are misidentified- those spiny fin rays being the most notably "off" feature of this fossil. The one on the right may actually be Jianghanichthys, but really without knowing exactly where these were found and when, I've got no idea! This is a wild guess, but Serranus maybe? Thank you all in advance!
  22. Mochaccino

    Didymoceras ammonite identification

    Hello, Can someone help me identify these two Didymoceras pieces to the species-level? They are from Montana and both were repaired from a few fragments, though neither is said to be composite. From what I can tell they are in the 10-15cm range in terms of size. 1. This one seems to be part of the inner whorl, and based on how close the coil is I think D. cheyennense might be excluded, which leaves either D. stevensoni or D. nebrascense? Also in the 3rd photo there is a strange mismatch between the fragments...a poor fit or composite perhaps?
  23. DardS8Br

    Yunnanozoon or something else?

    I acquired this specimen nearly a year ago, and have been puzzling over its true identity. I was told it was a Yunnanozoon, but I doubted that. I recently got digital microscope, and took a picture of the fossil using it, and it revealed something strange. Legs, or something that looks similar. It looks kinda like a lobopod, but it’s tiny. The specimen pictured is about 1.5cm long and the legs are barely visible to the naked eye. Any ideas what it could be? I made a post when I first got it with pics of the full plate
  24. Bringing Fossils to Life

    Mahantango Ammonoids- the complete guide

    Here is the complete guide to the Mahantango ammonoids! Koenenites is only included because of two specimens (found by my friend and I) from Swatara Gap, which includes some Mahantango strata according to HynerpetonHunter. Tornoceras is the most common, Koenenites the rarest. Enjoy!
  25. Hi, new here and looking for some help please. This was found at Aust Cliff bone beds, sorry no scale but its close to 40mm wide at the base. Can anyone help identify what it is please? Thanks, Chris
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