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  1. Mosasaur teeth identification

    Hi! Any help I can get with identifying these mosasaur teeth would be much appreciated , or if someone can provide me with some good links/pictures on how to identify them. They are all from Khouribga phosphate mines. They are small teeth ( 20-30 mm) and not in top notch condition but still it would be fun to know what kind of species they belong to. I´ve numbered the teeth to make it easier to describe what tooth your talking about. Thanks/Patrik
  2. T-Rex tooth or not? And aubleysodon?

    Hi, I am new to the forum. I just got back from a dig with Paleoadventures. Had a great time! With their digs, you are allowed to keep common fossils (triceratops teeth, bone fragments), but anything commercial (t-rex teeth) must be bought for an additional fee and anything scientifically significant cannot be purchased. I found what was identified to me by the company as a T-Rex tooth. The attached field pics are all that I have at the moment (I have a couple more but it wouldn't let me upload more). I was told that it may cost $1500 to buy. It is being prepped and I will be contacted hopefully by the end of the month following full appraisal. I found this tooth myself in the "tooth draw" site, hell creek formation, South Dakota. I know it is genuine. My question is, how do I know for sure that it is a T-Rex tooth? I don't want to pay a premium price for something that might cost less if it were Albertasaurus or Nanotyrannasaurus or some other tyrannasaurid. What other tyrannasaurids can be found in the hell creek formation that it could be mistaken for? Are there any specific questions or information I should request before purchase? It measured approximately 2 inches long and appears to have serrations. The owner, Walter Stein, has a good resume and seems trustworthy, but I just want to make sure. I've Googled everything I can google and I'm driving myself nuts! Another curiosity....I also found what was explained to me to be a baby T-Rex tooth, but what was ultimately labelled as an "Aubleysodon" tooth. I didn't have the option to buy it because it was considered scientifically significant. Seems there is some debate regarding T-Rex, aubleysodon, and nanotyrannasaurus, regarding whether or not they are separate or the same. I also have a picture of it but couldn't upload. Any input?
  3. I found this bone when I was vacationing at the milk river, AB. I found it on a cliff ledge, under about 9 feet of sand. It feels petrified compared to other fossils I have, and it looks like the toe bone of a theropod.
  4. I have a few different fossils I was hoping to get some help identifying. I’m brand new to collecting/hunting for fossils. If any other pictures are needed I’ll try to get the best ones possible!! These first teeth I found in Naples, Florida. I came across them by a river there. The second set of pictures is from the Montour Preserve in Danville, Pa.
  5. Miocene Jaw Segment ID

    Hello, I made a trip to Calvert Cliffs (Miocene) recently and found this interesting jaw segment with four teeth. It looks like some sort of fish to me, but I was wondering if anyone with more knowledge on this topic could tell me exactly what fish it is. Thanks, Evan EDIT: here are the measurements... Jaw... Length: 49mm, Height (including teeth): 27mm, Width: 10mm... Now for a single tooth... height: 11mm-13mm (depending on the tooth), Length: 6mm, Width: 4mm P.S. I tried to post additional pictures but the forum said I could only post 3.95 mb. the photo I origionally posted was 3 mb. I will try to attatch more photos in the comments.
  6. Ribs? From what?

    Very curious to know what this is. Thanks!!
  7. Mosasaur fossil question

    Hey all. I’ve got a couple of quick newbie questions. My wife, who luckily is supportive of this new hobby of mine, decided to surprise me with some fossils from a reputable dealer to help jumpstart my collection, among them this Mosasaur tooth. I’ve not got any questions about it’s species (Prognathodon sp. if I’ve been reading all these posts I’ve been looking at right), and everything about it looks real. What I’m wondering is. A.) What are these two little circular inclusions in the matrix that I’ve circled? There’s one on each side, and they don’t look like natural rock. Fish vert maybe? And B.) Is there anything special I should do to help preserve this piece, as the climate here in Kentucky is vastly different from its original Moroccan home? I’ve read some people add fixatives, some don’t, some do on certain pieces. I just want to make sure that this piece which has lasted for millions of years lasts more than a few more. Thanks for all your help.
  8. Montana Tooth ID

    Saw this identified as a carnosaur tooth collected in Montana. Any chance of a more specific ID with that info?
  9. Not sure exactly what bone this is and what dinosaur but any help will be appreciated. I know it is from Alberta and that it is dinosaur but here are some better pictures hopefully it helps. Thank you.
  10. Tooth?

    hey just cleaning some peice and was wonder what this is
  11. Hello forum, new member here! I have been lurking for a while and concluded that some of my Hell creek fossils are probably mislabeled. Bought them back in 2005-09 from a Danish collector. The three small theropod teeth were labled as follows: smallest one, at 11 mm long and 6mm at the base; Saurornitholestes. (Hell creek, montana) Second largest at 15 mm long by 8mm; Dromaeosaurus.(Hell Creek, Montana) Third one is labeled as Nanotyranus, but with a length of 15 mm and a 9mm base, it seems quite small. ( Hell Creek, Roundup, Montana) The middle tooth has faint ridges, the cam is not picking up, running from top to bottom (Acheroraptor?) Would love to hear your opinions on what these could be!
  12. Possible vertebrae fossil?

    Hi any help in identifying this fossil I found or If someone could even tell me if this is a decent find found on the Swatara Creek In Hummelstown Pa
  13. Fossil? Type of leg bone??

    Any idea what this us or what from?
  14. Dino bone ID

    Hello, I was out near central alberta the other day and I found two different specimens (I'll post the other one in a different thread). I doubt you'll be able to tell me what dinosaur it came from but I was hoping the type of bone could be identified? I found it at a wash out area at the bottom of a canyon.
  15. Multiple fossils?

    Here are some better pictures of the one rock (fossil?)
  16. Can you help me identify?

    Hi everyone, I bought these this morning of a man at the local carboot sale! Don't often see fossils there, he said he bought them in Brazil in 1975, Any idea what these are? the body measures 21Cm, I know little to nothing about fossils and it looks like some kind of fish/eel to me..But thought these were pretty cool and would be interested to know more about them.
  17. Any Fossil guidebooks for NC?

    Hey guys, I know there is plenty of generalized information about fossil sites and the formations listed here on TFF, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a specific book, or guide that was specified toward North Carolina only. Maybe even a website that had some good information about the geological history, formations, as well as fossil deposits here in NC?
  18. Found a cluster of small fossils??

    Hello all! I'm back again with some unidentified fossils. I was working in my garden this afternoon and stumbled across a rock containing a cluster of small fossils, ranging in size. These were found in Northern Illinois, close to where I found another shell fossil I asked about. All comments are appreciated! Thanks!
  19. Unknown Newcastle fossils. Possibly leaves?

    These were found at Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Does anyone have an idea as to what they might be? Each little segment is a few mm in width and 1-2cm long.
  20. I need help identifying these fossils all were found in the same area. Found while trekking my local creek.
  21. Hi! I’m new on here and not super familiar with fossils. However, today I was walking on the beach in Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island, North Carolina (a part of the Outerbanks). I stumbled upon what appears to be an old bone of some sort. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what type of bone it is/which animal it is from. Any ideas?? The photo is posted below. For some reason, the other photos won’t upload, so I will try to upload them in the replies hopefully.
  22. Possible dino tooth from Calvert cliffs, MD

    Found this fossil fragment in Calvert cliffs, MD, believing it was some kind of tooth or perhaps a crab claw. It doesnt appear to be either since what look to be serrations are on the outside edge of the fossil. When looking at similar species found in the area, I was still unsure how to identify it. So I turn to you fossil forum! Can you help me figure out what this is?
  23. Fossil? ID help

    Any help with identification would be greatly appreciated. I was found in a stream bed in the hell creek formation area in Montana. I it pretty flat on the bottom with shell like material on the top. Its not porous like alot of the other bones I have seen. Any input would be awesome! Thanks!
  24. Hi there, This is my first post so please excuse any errors. I found this fossil in Brook Bay on the Isle of Wight last year. I would really appreciate some help in identifying it. Someone who runs a fossil shop there suggested it could be part of the jaw of a lepidotes? Any info gratefully received.
  25. Hello! I'm wondering if any of these shells are known to ONLY be found in shallow water. If so, which one? And how shallow are we talking-- 10 meters? 100 meters? Found near the Azores, depth unknown. Some forams can be used for scale. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!