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  1. Ginger0412

    My Fossil Collection

    This is my fossil collection. the first image Please understand that the number is small. 2nd image theropod claw morocco 3rd image spinosaurus claw! morocco (The top is fake. The bottom is real.) 4th image the bones of an animal's finger 5th image raptor bone 6th image mammoth body hair 7th image mantis amber! 8th image Scarabaeoidea amber
  2. Michele7

    Unusual rock or fossil??

    Hi! I found this a few years ago and due to the texture snd shapes, I believe it is a fossil but not certain. I asked an archeologist but he thought just a rock that formed in cracks of other rocks. That did not ring true to me with all the shapes plus he was not a paleontologist. However, I’ve looked at many images of fossils and cannot find anything similar. Anyone else? Atttached photos from every angle. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Hey all, here's the latest 99-myo addition to my amber collection. Not sure I've seen too many other scorpions as large or well-posed as this beefy fellow; he's a little over an inch long not including the pincers/arms. It's a thin piece so the often foggy clarity of Burmese amber is luckily avoided here with little oxidation.
  4. holdinghistory

    Strange insect in Burmese amber

    I was working on sorting through large group of amber I recently acquired, and this one struck me as interesting. I think I have seen this insect before, but having a hard time placing it. Raptorial legs, and an interesting snout/mouth piece. Any ideas?
  5. Ginger0412

    Is this stag beetle amber?

    Is this stag beetle amber? barmite Myanmar product If anyone knows, please let me know. Thank you so much to everyone on the forums. Thank you.
  6. That day was so exciting, because I found a really nice specimen of Mixoneura wagneri fern, a specie that isn't very commoon in the area. And the color is... I had the luck of found some Arthropleura armored pieces too (I have to clean and glue them) and a small part of a cockroach wing. Terrestrial fauna are very rare in Spain... I found It on a restored coal mine from upper Carboniferous, Stephanien B of NW Spain.
  7. oscarinelpiedras

    New Carboniferous insect found in Spain

    Mischoptera bergidensis https://aragonitoazul.blogspot.com/p/fosiles-de-la-provincia-de-leon.html
  8. connorp

    Mazon Creek - fern or wing?

    I spotted this on the outside of a concretion this week while sorting some buckets. It looks to me like it is possibly a wing, but it's pretty water worn so it could also just be a suggestively worn fern pinnule. I was hoping for a second opinion. @Nimravis @stats @deutscheben @RCFossils @Mark Kmiecik @flipper559 Thanks. A couple shots under a microscope.
  9. What insect is trapped in this amber? Please let the opinion of everyone. Cretaceous strata from Myanmar (about 99 million years ago) Size: 10x15mm I appreciate everyone's comments! thank you very much!
  10. Pseudogygites

    Caddisfly Larva?

    Hi again everyone! I have a small fossil from a unit of lacustrine laminated silt from here in Saskatoon from the very late Pleistocene or early Holocene. The unit directly overlays a unit of till from the Wisconsinan glaciation. The unit contains carbonized plants stems, some of which are filled with wood boring beetle larva frass, diatoms, and burrows similar to Cruziana. In one of these hollowed-out burrows, I found this fossil, which is approximately 0.5 mm in length. It is composed of many extremely small carbonized plant fragments, all arranged horizontally from longest to shortest. I ha
  11. Dunderdung

    Amber inclusions - Chiapas, Mexico

    I recently aquired some amber inclusion specimens from Chiapas, Mexico. Im interested if there is any good litterature or website that is recommended for identifying the different species? All help is welcomed!
  12. Before I post a trip report, I was hoping to get a few IDs that are giving me some trouble. First up are possible insects. 1. Crane Fly?? 2. positive and negative. Bee?? 3. Has the termite feel!! 4. Another Crane Fly Now what appear to me to be plant oriented material. 5. I am torn between three leaf clover (but how would that end up in a lake), or a flower, or a seed pod cluster. 6. Total unknown 7. Finally this confusing specimen. Great symmetry so must
  13. On our famous auction site just popped out some incredibly detailed fossil insects and amphibians. Although there are no info from the seller (who probably got them without being aware of what they are), those are unfortunately not real. The matrix is clearly a limestone from Solnhofen, easily recognisable by the floating crinods (Saccocoma) and by manganese dendrites. There are highly detailed insect on them that have never been found in Solnhofen (including a giant spider). Also the amphibian column is probably a fish spine. There are already some bids on them, but please be aware
  14. The last (for now) addition to my fossil collection consists of three amber pieces from Baltic and East Europe. They're dated to Eocene.
  15. Hi everyone! I've been trying to id the insect in this amber, but I'm having some trouble. The insect is 4 mm from the Cretaceous of Myanmar (Burmite, about 99 million years old). Any insight is greatly appreciated as always!
  16. rocket

    Isophlebia

    From the album: Fossils from the Plattenkalke of the Altmühl Valley

    Some dragonflies of the solnhofen limestone are fossilized in the shown way, the wings are near the body. This one is around 6 cm and seems to be Isophlebia. Bit colored, old collection
  17. jnicholes

    Green River insect?

    I found this today while going through my collection of fossils from Kemmerer, WY. I don’t remember finding it, so it must have broken off another rock revealing this. It looks like an insect wing. Then, I looked at it under my microscope, and took these pictures. I need a second opinion. Is this an insect wing of some kind or just a piece of a fish scale? Its about 3mm long, by the way.
  18. rocket

    Fly from China

    We have a nice fliy in our collection, coming from lower cretaceous of Liaoning-Region / CN. Really from an old collection..., got it from a dealer who importet it around 1980. I am a bit unsure what it is..., think it might be a plecoptera, but.. Does someone has a name for it? thanks
  19. Dragonfly, purportedly originally from Jurassic Daohugou Biota, China. Preservation looks rough enough to maybe be real, but I don't know much about insects that aren't encased in amber.
  20. jnicholes

    Fossil insect in amber.

    Hi everyone, I haven’t been on in a while, how is everyone? I am posting today in hopes of getting an ID. Backstory, a while ago, I was able to purchase a piece of “polished amber with insect,” on online. When it got here, I was skeptical about whether it was real amber or not. I did a LOT of testing. It passed the float test, the UV test, and I was able to calculate its specific gravity successfully. I am pretty sure it’s real amber. Today, I took the amber out and looked at the insect under my microscope. At 40x magnification I saw so much TINY
  21. Bolen2

    Possible insect wing?

    Hey guys! I apologize in advance as I couldn’t get any measurements. I was packing to move and I have it in a box on a truck on the way to the new house. I found this specimen in the Appalachian coal fields of Eastern Kentucky. At first glance I assumed it was a leaf but as I looked closer it looks astonishingly like a tiny insect wing. The rock contains additional fossils and I excavated the layer this piece came from and found many lepidodendron and calamite fragments. The fossils I have found in this layer are extremely well preserved and extremely fragile so I tried my best to get this pie
  22. Mochaccino

    ID Baltic Amber Insect Inclusion?

    Hello, I recently purchased this piece of Baltic amber with an insect inclusion. Don't have it in hand yet so can't do the more exhaustive tests, but I was wondering if someone could help identify the insect inclusion, and at least visually assess if it seems legit? Regarding ID I'm thinking it might be a Caddisfly, as it is quite large (~1cm) and seems to have 2 pairs of hairy wings and very long antennae. Regarding authenticity I don't see any visual red flags, and it also doesn't seem to be an inclusion fabricated in real amber as afaik there would be faint swirls ar
  23. Here are some photos of my 2nd ever fossil hunting trip on Saturday January 8th, 2022. On Friday Jan. 7th, was my first fossil hunting trip, which I posted a few days ago, obtaining mostly exogyra oysters from the North Sulphur River. So I went out the next morning in the rain to Jacksonville, TX, about an hour from me. I stopped along Hwy 69 just north of Love's Lookout, where there are steep rocky cliffs on either side of the highway. I only stayed an hour, as I was soaking wet. But I managed to chip away at several of the red rocks in the area (sorry, I don't know the geologic ages), trying
  24. RobFallen

    Madagascan Amber Copal

    From the album: Robs Fossil Collection

    Hand polished piece of Madagascan amber Copal. This Copal has not had a definite date put upon it yet, but it is thought to be a similar age to the Columbian Copal, so that would place it in the Pleistocene age until more accurate dating. It is thought that similar environments around the world at that time created amber copal that has formed almost identical to each other and the insects are similar too, if not the same, just like today. Copal Size: 5.5cm
  25. Australian Paleontology

    Triassic Insect From Australia!

    I found this insect on a slab of rock from the Late Triassic, Blackstone Fm of Qld, Australia. If anybody can help identify it’s clade of hopefully even it’s genus and species I’d be highly appreciative. Thanks!
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