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  1. Fossilized tooth?

    I found this fossil while I was working a creek in SW Missouri. I first thought it was a shell, but after cleaning it up and examining it further, it’s looks more like a tooth. What do you guys think? If it matters, I found it near a Native American camp, not far from where I once found a Vero Tapir foot bone.
  2. ID on a fossil from Decorah Formation, MN

    I found this plate near in the upper decorah formation Minnesota (Ordovician period limestone). These chunks are frequently littered with trilobite bits and fragments but this lookk a little odd to me. It has a "knob" or bump structur on one side and a gradual bend on the other. Its still partially covered by coral and debris but most of it is exposed. Any ideas?
  3. My great grandfather majorly shaped who I am today by getting me introduced to biology, paleontology, and earth sciences at a young age. He left me with many fossils that he had gone out and found himself, picking about in the Mazon Creek Formation of the Carboniferous. Among the ferns and leaves I had found this one, it looks a lot like a negative impression of an invert to me, although I could also see it being a leaf impression. I'm pretty immature so I'd appreciate any help, thank you
  4. Trilobite Plate Fragment from MN Decorah?

    I found this chunk of shale poking around a bluff side a while back near Lilydale Park in Minneapolis, MN. The fragment pictured is translucent and is slightly concave, it reminds me of a cheek plate but Im not sure. I'm new at this so I'm pretty clueless, I appreciate any help.
  5. Fossil ID help needed

    It was found in southwest missouri, they said they found them together like the first picture but they weren't attached.
  6. Coprolite?

    Can anyone help me identify this? I found it under the bleachers at my brother's football game nearly 30 years ago. The bleachers/field/entire outdoor facility had just undergone rennovation. The pen in the picture has a ruler on it and the notepad is smaller than standard. This was found in North Texas. Thanks in advance for any information.
  7. Heirloom Fossils Identification Help

    These have been passed down from parent to child for generations. Anyway we can no longer remember what these were originally identified as. Possible plants? I see rings and some spots where it looks like a branch would’ve grown.
  8. Several years ago I found this item on beach in the Fort Myers, FL area. I don't remember what beach if that matters, possibly Lover's Key. I thought it was just an oyster shell but kept it because it looked like an ear. That was before I started collecting fossils. Now I see fossils everywhere!! Do you think this might be part of a tympanic bone from a small cetacean? Or just a weird shell? I've never examined a tympanic bone in person, just seen pics. Thoughts?
  9. Fossil id

    Hi all, gotten bit by the by the fossil bug and I am now analyzing everything I see. I found this on the beach of a lake (finger lakes NY) where I am regularly finding tabulate, rugose, brachiopod, bryzoan type fossils. It's a bit difficult for me to suggest any specific time frame simply because the glacier cut through many levels and then everything has been tumbled through rough wave actions. Thanks for your help! It looks like a skull to me but idk of what
  10. mammal canines identification

    hello everyone, recently I found this lot of canines for sale. the owner knows nothing about them. Now I know that it's really difficult to identify a genus from a canine tooth, but maybe there is someone with more experience than me about florida pleistocene fossils that can help me. thank you for anyone one who can help me.
  11. Hey all! I was visiting the Jurassic Coast in Devon yesterday and found these 3 fossils (I think) under the rocky cliffs on Lulworth Cove in Devon, England. ..does anyone know what they might be please? I have labelled each one 1, 2 and 3 and number 3 has 3 pictures attached; 3a,3b,3c. Unfortunately this is larger and a more difficult shape of rock to photograph. any help or advice on the ID of any of these would be great. PS. I am an amateur and have no idea if they even are fossils, but it would be exciting if they were. Thanks again for any help!
  12. Recommended Books for ID?

    Are there any recommended books for ID'ing vertebrate fossils? Specifically, Miocene/Pliocene/Pleistocene fauna from the Southeast US or Florida? I am aware of Hurlburt's Fossil Vertebrates of Florida and it's on my acquisition list, but are there any others? Thanks! MikeG
  13. What is it?

    What it could be? Ukraine, Lviv region. Thanks!
  14. Fossil shark tooth

    good day everyone, this summer I went to Uzbekistan for holidays, knowing that I could have found some fossil, in fact once upon a time uzbekistan like many other countries was covered by the tethys sea! the great Aral lake (now almost dried up because of men) is what remains of the tethys. During my trip I found many formation rich of fossil, unfortunately the carbonate matrix was too hard to work without my beloved Estwing and I had to leave all those beautiful coral and shells . However during a visit at the bottom of Aral sea, inside the shale and sands exposed by the drying up of the sea,I found this beautiful shark tooth. Sharks are not my specialization so I'm a little bit lost. With a quick research I discovered that those Sediments are probably Eocene/oligocene in age. May it be a Striatolamia?
  15. Trilobite ID help

    Hello all, I bought this trilobite for my uncle for Christmas. It didn't come with any identification information, but I assume it is from Morocco. I was wondering if anyone could help me determine its name and age. Thanks for any help.
  16. ID help please

    I found these two fossils on a beach near the Mackinac bridge in Lake Michigan, USA. Can anyone tell me what they are? The first specimen with the flat dark inclusion is about 5 cm. The second specimen with the many small lines and holes is about 4 cm. Thanks for your help.
  17. I think this might be a sea lily?

    I picked this up off of the shoreline of Norwood, Michigan this summer. Initially I just thought it was a weird, pretty shell fossil. Until this morning, when I read the recent Atlas Obscura article about sea lily fossils (https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/sea-lily-fossil-utah-evolutionary-mystery). The bit that caught my attention was that crinoid fossils often segment into little 'cheerio' shapes. I have SO many Norwood specimens with the distinctive cheerio on them (see the second image, left), and it got me thinking that the white frond shape might be a sea lily? Anyway, I'll be happy to learn whatever it might be, as it's definitely one of the weirdest things I've ever found on the beach. Thanks! Made In Michigan
  18. Bone found on beach

    Hello - I found this bone fragment washed up on the beach near Ocean City, New Jersey, USA. Any identification help would be great! Thanks!
  19. Bug or no bug?

    I found this agate on a beach in Northern California. It appears to have a flying insect trapped inside of it. Is this even possible? Or is it an illusion? Who would I contact to find out for sure?
  20. Help with identification

    Hi, I wondered if anyone could please help with the identification of this bone. It was found on St Anne's Beach in the UK. It has a claw like prominence midway down the shaft. The bone on approx 10.5cm long. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
  21. Hey everyone, I am looking for any reccomended websites or databases that can help me identify several invertebrate specimens in my collection. Specimens range from ammonites, echinoderms, brachiopods, molluscs etc. I have locations where most were found or acquired, but I would like to get a species ID on them at least. Morphology tends to blur at times depending on the sample. Any references or ideas?
  22. Shark Tooth Identification Help

    Hi, I recently bought this tooth from a friend, but I am uncertain which species it belongs to. The root is very thin with great white characteristics, but the lack of serrations on the blade is more like a mako. My best guess is that it is a Giant White Shark (Charcharodon Plicatitis). It measure 2.75 inches. The last 2 photos show the tooth in comparison to a Great White tooth on the right side and a Mako Shark tooth on the left side of the tooth in question. What do you believe it is? Thank you for helping me out.
  23. Hi everyone! Yesterday I found a shark tooth on a beach in Jacksonville, Florida that I would love help identifying. Does anyone have any ideas what it could be? Thank you so much in advance for your help.
  24. Shark Tooth Identification Help

    I recently found this shark tooth on the beach in Wild Dunes, South Carolina. Can anyone help me identify what kind of shark this is from? Age of the tooth?
  25. identification

    hi i found this on the beach on the Isle of Wight, UK Was wondering what it might be many thanks