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Found 312 results

  1. Modern Shark tooth identification

    Hello, I´m not sure about the ID. For me the tooth looks like a Hemipristis or a bull shark tooth. The tooth is from the Indo-Pacific (Phillippines) and 1/2" (1,5cm) in lenght. I want to be sure with the ID because I do not want to buy a tooth of a protected species. I don´t know, if the question is correctly ask in the Fossilforum, but I hope, that you can help me. Kind regards from Germany
  2. ID references for Eurypterids

    Hello all! I'm looking for recommendations on good resources to help me identify a ton of material that I recently acquired from the Sojka eurypterid collection. I believe it is all from the Bertie Waterlime, but I can't be entirely sure. Some of the pieces have collection numbers, but I don't have access to the collection records. I am guessing that any of the collection records went with the rest of the collection to the Yale Peabody, but I can't imagine that I would honestly be able to match up the information without a lot of time and access. There's a lot of assorted material and lots of bits and pieces to ID. I figure that this will give me a good opportunity to learn a ton about a new subject! Thanks! - J
  3. Possible triassic track?

    I found this near the 476 turnpike where they tore up all the ground and exposed the New Brunswick Formation. This formation is triassic. I went to a dump site where the construction company took all the rock. Is this possibly some sort of trace fossil from a lizard or sphenodontid? (If you neer to see it better flip your phone or device upside down)
  4. Especially inspired by this object: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/96343-stone-found-on-beach-in-wales/ but also many others posted in the ID section, I would like to discuss the possibility of construction of a flow chart for "object identification". But I don´t know, if this would make any sense or if it could be helpful. Both for the more experienced ID people or for the unexperienced ID people. It don´t need to be detailed, some "end points" I am thinking of are (of course, it can be deepened endlessly!): Artifact (modern, native American, etc.) Fossil (mollusc, tooth, Dino bone, mammal bone etc.) Rock (limestone, granite, schist etc. Concretion (siderite, pyrite, calcite etc...) Mineral (Calcite, Quartz, others etc.) It would be a long and extensive work. But my interest is more general: Is it even possible and does it make sense? Franz Bernhard
  5. mississippian fossilerous limestone

    Can anyone help me identify the vast array of specimens on this slab? I see some rugosa.
  6. I have no clue what this is. But I do know that it's middle devonian.
  7. Okay so I found this interesting specimen in Ithica New York. The formation was early devonian. Is this a cooksonia fossil? On the other side of this rock you can see another fossilzed plant as seen on the front but much smaller and less complete. Below the penny is the most complete out of the three. To the right of the penny you can see a little bit of another. Thank you for taking time reading this. (If it does turn out to be a cooksonia its sadly missing the sprouts)
  8. Found shell like fossil

    I found this fossil it kind of looks like a curled up tail of a crayfish but I’m uncertain.
  9. North myrtle beach find

    Here is another item I found in north myrtle beach! I'm not sure what it could be....I already have sea robin skull plates, and it doesnt look like that, but maybe it is something similar? Any help is appreciated! Posted are the top, then the bottom of the object
  10. Here is another item I found in north myrtle beach! It looks like the tooth of a crocodile or toothed whale that's incomplete, but it also has the look of a claw....or could it be something else?
  11. Fossil or not?

    Found this rock on our place in southwest Colorado. It’s very different from most rocks here. With a little research I found we are located in the middle of the Morrison Formation! I’m interested to see if anyone could help identify it. Fossil or cool rock? Thanks for your input.
  12. Identification App

    I know this isn’t a website, but I didn’t know a better place to share this. I came across a decent little app for iOS that helps with fossil identification. It’s called Digital Atlas of Ancient Life. It’s database is limited, but growing. It has a lot of information for the fossils that are in the database. It’s managed by the University of Kansas and is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/digital-atlas-ancient-life/id971829286
  13. Fossils?

    I'm very new to fossil collecting and would like to check if these rocks are fossils. My apartment was built in the 80s and is currently undergoing massive construction due to the rapidly deteriorating structure of the building. I was given permission by strata to collect a few rocks from the discard pile and I came up with these. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1l7M5NQVfFNXUXIxwqfopnE_wnq1kCiijePd5yEZRyRI/edit?usp=sharing
  14. Brachiopod ID

    Hello all, I have some brachs in my collection that I have not identified yet, any insight would be great. I believe at the bottom is a Devonian Mucrospirifer but I am not sure the other two look like some Jurassic ones I have seen. Also if anyone knows any texts where I could get information about all kinds of brachiopods and especially Paleozoic ones I would love it if you shared it here as I really want to get to know these amazing animals better. Thank you,
  15. Need help with identification

    Hi to everyone. My grandmother gave me these two, one fossil that she found at the sea here in Greece, and this mineral that she doesn't remember where she found. Can anybody please help me identify them, I am not too sure if the mineral is appropriate for this forum as it is not a fossil. Any help is appreciated.
  16. Identification help

    Hey all! New to the site, found this while kayaking over the weekend in the Santa Fe River, near Rum Springs Park launch, upriver a bit, it was just down from a smaller spring boil, off the side of the main river way. Any idea of what it is? At first I was alarmed, then upon closer inspection, realized it probably belonged to an animal. Thanks in advance for the help!
  17. Mystery Shark Tooth

    Hi all, I recently went on a trip to Brownie's Beach in Maryland in search of Hemies, and I came home with some pretty good little teeth and a few decent sized ones. However, there was one tooth that I found I could not identify. I am not really sure what shark it belongs to, it sort of resembles a sand tiger but the root is very robust and thick. Im more or less lost as to what it could be. Wishful thinking, but I thought it might be a baby megatooth shark or a mako or something along the lines of that. Its a long shot, but I thouht i would ask to see if anyone else could Identify it, haha!
  18. Help identifying possible fossil

    Found this on the side of my yard in Indiana. Notice the strange circular formation on the inside. I only just noticed the back side which appears to be a fossil of some kind. I'm no expert, but from the look of the fossil, my best guess would be a bird of some kind. Then again, it's probably nothing.
  19. Please help identity

    Could someone please help me figure out what this is. I found it by the River in Libby Montana a couple years ago. Just curious what I have, please and thank you.
  20. Need help identifying what I'm guessing is a Fossilized Crustacean or turtle that I found this week on Yellowstone River. Any help would be highly appreciated.
  21. I found a beautiful burned and petrified tree under a hundred feet of basalt in oregon. Can someone please help me identify this and point me in the right direction? Christopher Finck. Thank you
  22. Sulphur Creek Mystery Fossils

    I have some mystery fossils from Ladonia, Texas, collected in the Sulphur Creek riverbed. I'm not sure if the fragments are identifiable, but there is one i fine interesting I'd like to get opinions on, I'll start with that one! (after an overall shot:)The fossil I'm finding particularly interesting is the second from right (detail shots below) THis is a total guess but is it a fish fin possibly? Or a small plant? Next is a jaw fragment I'd love to know anything more about: {Will continue in a reply below}
  23. First poster and fresh account here, so hopefully I've done everything up to code! Found this while at the beach in washington. Thought it might be dinosaur poo, so brought it back. Though i'd love to be sure of what it is, if anything. It does seem to be a bit tacky when licked, but...cant say I've ever licked dino poo before so can't be certain what i'm licking for hah. Pictures had to be shrunk to all fit, then compiled them to compact further, so hopefully details still show. Front Side Back Side Side One (with ruler) Side Two (with ruler) Front Side In Sun
  24. Trilobite ID

    I will post some photos here. These are not my best trilobites and I am limited for space, so I will probably have to let these go at some point. One reason I haven't got around to researching them yet. Still it would be good to have definitive ID. I have my own ideas but would be good to see what you guys think.
  25. So I have this fossil and I have no clue what it is. I am brand new to fossils so I know I don't know much but it looks like maybe a fish head to me? I have asked a few other unexperienced people and they all seem to think the same but I know that with as unexperienced as I am, I'm likely wrong. I don't really have a horse in this race it just makes a difference on how I prep/preserve it and I need to learn. I will include a few photos from different angles to help. So....what is this thing/things?
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