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Found 314 results

  1. Need help identifying this

    I found this in the bed of the Dry Frio and it’s larger than most of the other ones I’ve seen which I always believed were sea shells. This looks similar to how a fish fin looks and it looks fleshier and in one spot there is a chip missing no thicker than a 16th of an inch And there are lines running perpindicular to the lines on the outside. Does anybody know what these are?
  2. Hello everyone, I stumbled upon this beautiful piece in an antique shop in Germany. The seller was not really sure what it was (only whom it belonged to), but I thought it looks like a lot to a mammoth jaw section. We can see that a new molar is starting to push the old one. As the object was found in Asia, I wonder if it could not be from an elephant rather than a mammoth. I've read in this forum that the two can look very similar, and now I a not sure what it is. It has been imported in Europe quite some time ago, I guess before any regulation on elephant "products". The section is relatively small, and the laminar structure has only around 7 "stripes", so I guess it comes from a young animal. Can someone help me try to identify from which animal this comes from (and maybe how old this can be)? Thanks a lot ! Lionel
  3. Peace River and Venice ID

    Hi there guys, I was hoping you could help with the identification of three different fossils. The ones with the ridges that look like miniature mammoth teeth were found in peace river in Arcadia, while the flatter set of teeth and fang-looking thing were found at a land site in Venice. Thanks in advance for your help!
  4. My first question...

    Hello, I bought this "fossil" ? but I do not have any idea of what it could be...can you help me? Dimension are about 40 cm x 20 cm and the ball is about 4 cm in diameter Thanks in advance
  5. Echinoid Cidaris ID needed

    Hello, fellow fossil enthusiasts and professionals I am looking to ID an echinoid. I have made some old notes but forgotten how I came to these thoughts, any help will be appreciated. 'CIDARIS INTERMEDIA ?, NOVIEN PORCIEN, ARDENNES.' or location 'THINULE LE MOUTIER' Bathonian stage, Jurassic period, the diameter of the test is approx 25mm, spine about 50mm.
  6. Tooth found at German lake

    Hello. Found this tooth at a like in southwestern Germany approx. 10 years ago. Can anyone help with the identification? Many thanks in advance.
  7. Hi All, I am a faculty member at a university, teaching archaeology, CRM, and anthropology. Quite often we receive emails from members of the state asking that we identify artifacts. The following note came to me recently. I've attached the associated pictures. I would be grateful if someone could help me out, so that I could provide some good information to the student. At a glance, I'm guessing maybe a fossilized tooth or mouth plate, but I little to no experience with fossils. Thanks for any help. Original Email... Hi, I am Bryce XXXX, I am a freshman at XXXXX High School and I found this object that I have no idea what it is. I was a t Myrtle Beach last summer and I found this thing, I was wondering if there was any one who could help me identify what this thing is. I have attached some photos of this thing and if needed I can send it to you. Thank You ~Bryce XXXX
  8. Poor man's thin slicing

    My first attempt at thin slicing to identify rugose corals. Used a tile saw and a belt sander followed by sand paper. I think I can see enough of what I need to for identification of this specimen, but I think I'm going to invest in a flat lapidary grinder and a diamond embedded wheel. I'm tired of putting corals into the collection with only coarse identification. Here's the poor-man's version / first attempt of a thin slice (obviously needs to be a lot thinner).
  9. So these are the before and after of the bone fragment prep process. This material was found at Aust Cliff in the U.K it's from the Triassic. I'd love to get your opinions on what you think it could be, given that it's only a fragment it will be hard to tell. I've not left it in the sun before you ask haha that was just to take a clear picture, don't want it cracking. Thanks guys. I think ichthyosaur/plesiosaur bone fragment as these are some of the most common bones found from there. Plenty of coprolite and micro fossils visible here as well including some teeth. I prepped this myself over the course of an hour, the matrix is nice and soft and easy to get through
  10. MD/VA Fossil ID Website?

    Hey everyone, After I collect a bunch of fossils from a trip, I sort them by species or genus. What I'm wondering is how you guys do this (if you do sort them). I've been using fossilguy.com so far, as well as this forum for when I can't find a match. Sometimes I'll look up a suspected species in a simple search, but my go-to right now is fossil guy. Although his site is really great overall, he really only covers the more common teeth found at the sites. So I have found his site to be very useful with identification, but I'd love a source that might go into more detail and cover more species. I want to hear what you all use to ID your finds (other than the forum). Keep in mind, the source would need to cover fossils from the exposures where I hunt. These include the Calvert Cliffs in Maryland, the Paleocene exposures near Purse State Park in Nanjemoy, and the Horsehead Cliffs in Montross, Virginia. As great as it is to have you guys identify finds of mine, I obviously can't do that for hundreds and hundreds of fossils, so I'd like another online source. It would be ideal if the source includes pictures and descriptions of how to distinguish finds from each other. Thanks in advance!
  11. Found these teeth in a Florida creek

    Found these teeth/jaw bone in a Florida creek. I researched it to be of Bison teeth which would make sense but found some similarities of Camel which would be interesting to find in Florida. I was wondering about what years it may be from?
  12. Nautilus ID

    Trying to find a definitive identification for this nautiloid? Anyone know of any science-based paper online to refer to the Ma'der region of Morocco during this period of time and the cephalopod fauna? Any info appreciated. Devonian section in the Tafilalt, Ma'der region, Anti-Atlas, Morocco. (Clymenia genus ammonoid? do they get this large and the chamber/whorls are very similar to nautiloids)
  13. Hi, found these today at Speeton, UK. Could anybody tell me what they are, was thinking they may be a possible vert, but I wouldn’t have a clue myself.
  14. Skull?

    Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone can tell me what this might be. Im pretty sure it is fossilized. I was thinking it was a skull, specifically that of a mammal but I am not sure which. Canine? Thank you for any help!
  15. Geode?

    The fossil I want most to find, at this point in my addiction, is a tullymonster. A few months ago, I thought this might be one, but, now, I'm fairly certain it's just a geode and am just double checking by asking for an ID. I actually really dig (that's so punny, lol!) geodes, so I'll add it to my collection, but I have enough criniods and brachiopods. I'm throwing a little tullymonster fit!
  16. Large Fossil Found in Oklahoma

    I live in Oklahoma and stumbled upon this. We weren't sure what sort of fossil this could be. I found it in an old dried up creek on our property. I have also found other fossils similar to this that are even larger and longer that are still half way embedded in the bed rock.
  17. Tyrannosaurid Tooth?

    Hi folks! Thought I might try leaning on the expertise of the forum gurus - I've owned this tooth for a few years and would like to hear any opinions of what the specimen should be classed as. It was sold as Daspletosaurus Torosus, but I'm aware of how hard it can be to label Tyrannosaur teeth (or just leave them as 'indet'). The tooth originated from Alberta, Canada. As it isn't the clearest to see, the denticles (which are very fine and equal in size on both sides) on the anterior edge curve off to the right (viewing the tooth face on), whilst the posterior serrated line is straight. PS: Apologies for the quality of photos too...my phone doesn't enjoy photographing anything magnified.
  18. Trilobite IDs

    All, I have a lot of different items in my collection but I am not a trilobite expert by any means. That's why I'm looking for help with ID here. If anyone knows more about Trilobites than I do that is. Photos 2,3 and 4 are Moroccan I believe. Specimens I have picked up over the years. Photos 1 and 5 were part of an old collection from a UK locality (Pembrokeshire, Wales?). Any help appreciated.
  19. Posted are a few concerns I found wandering through the internet. These are but a few examples of the type of issues you may encounter. I send this out as a reminder if you're shopping for fossil presents of any kind. Sellers mis-identify material simply through lack of knowledge but it's up to the buyer to know what they are looking at. Don't hesitate to post interests BEFORE you buy. BUYER BEWARE when it comes to fossils of any kind. Seller wants huge money for this Saurolophus osborni lower arm from the Two Medicine Formation. Looks like a nice arm but some of his facts are incorrect. This species is not found in the Campanian of the Two Medicine Formation but the early Maastrichtian age of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation. Another key point is that it's very difficult to determine taxons from post cranial bones of Hadrosaurs especially in an fauna where multiple species exist. Nice lower arm from somewhere and from some unknown Hadrosaur. What's this seller thinking the "2 Medicine Man Formation" really attention to detail not one of his strong points. Someone tell him its the Two Medicine Formation. Maybe he watches lots of Westerns Seller describes this as Pachycephalosaurus in my opinion it's Thescelosaurus Seller is properly describing this beautiful jaw as Ornithischian but in detail description adds that it was discovered where many Pachycephalosaurus fossils were found giving one the impression it's Pachy. In my opinion it's Thescelosaurus. Teeth of these two species look similar inquire before you buy. I see a lot of these being offered or sale, nice Christmas gift. For those of you that are new to collecting the only thing real here are the crowns. Nice gift Seller is offering this Claw and Identifying it as Velociraptor from the Hell Creek Formation. It's a very worn Anzu wyliei hand claw.
  20. Bird egg fossils? I'm a new member.

    Hello, I found these fossilized 'eggs' taped together at a pawn shop in Kalispell, Montana. I know nothing about them but they are really cool! Does anyone know what they are? The more oval one is about 2" long by 1.5" wide. The more round one is about 1-9/16" x 1-13/16". They were sliced in half when I found them. The one that looks slightly developed ha some missing 'yoke' around the center small circle but is close to fully intact. They are fascinating but I don't know much. I'm a newbie. Thank you for any help.
  21. Looking for information on my abelisaur tooth.

    So I bought one of those small abelisaur teeth that came from kem kem that everyone keeps falsely calling raptor teeth. Does anyone know any more information on it? Abelisaurs have small teeth compared to their heads so the creature probably wasn't too tiny. It's about 1.5 - 2cm with even serrations. As i understand it not much is known of this animal but anything you guys know would be appreciated! -Tom
  22. Is this coprolite?

    I need help identifying this. It was in my childhood rock collection. It looks a LOT like some of the corpolite pictures I see online. Does it look like that to you all? It probably came from central North Dakota since that was where I lived, but even that I'm not sure about because we did go on family trips to Montana, and sometimes South Dakota. So it could possibly have come from those states as well. Anybody have any ideas what it is?
  23. Gainesville fossil?

    I found this digging in Gainesville and I have no idea what it is
  24. I found this fossil around 4 years ago in a creek in West Virginia. I'm curious to know if it is possible to determine the time period when this fossil might have formed, the possible creature it might have been, and just more about it in general. The fossil is composed of a very deeply embedded scale pattern that is about 2.5 inches in diameter. Only about 1/2 of the fossil is very visible, and the fossil is in a layered black rock. The fossil appears as though it is long, like a snake would have been, but unfortunately I only have a small portion of the original fossil, so it's hard to tell. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  25. Marine Jurassic/Cretaceous help ID

    Hello everyone! I found many fossils in my last trip to a mountain in Valencia, Spain (as far as I know the strata in that mountain are Jurassic/Cretaceous) but I can't identify these 4 fossils displayed in the pictures below. I would appreciate any help, thanks!.
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