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  1. Anders Jonasson

    Fish jaw? ID Campanian Sweden

    Found this bone of what I think is a jaw from a fish. Åsen locality Scania Sweden. Upper lower Campanian. Nearshore/deltaic enviroment. Greensand. Bone is 6 cm long and has a row of small "sockets" for teeth? Fish teeth found on the location is Enchodus, Protosphyraena, Pachyrhizodus... other finds include Tylosaurus, Clidastes, sharks, rays, turtles and chimaerids. Happy for any help on ID.
  2. Rikache

    Cretaceous Jaw Section

    Hi there everyone! I recently came across this beautiful jaw section earlier and I was wondering if there was anyone who could help me identify what animal it’s from. The listing states that it was found in Powder River County, Montana, and is listed as a “reptile jaw”. At first glance through my untrained eye I believed it to be crocodilian in nature. But after a little research I now think it could be Taiidae (lizard). Im still very new to this and I could obviously be entirely wrong so I’d greatly appreciate your guys’ feedback. Thank you guys
  3. Marco90

    Merycoidodon culbertsoni

    From the album: My collection in progress

    Merycoidodon culbertsoni Leidy 1848 Location: Brule Formation, White River Badlands, South Dakota, USA Age: 34 - 23 Mya (Oligocene, Paleogene) Measurements: 3x6,5 cm Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Mammalia Subclass: Theria Superorder: Laurasiatheria Order: Cetartiodactyla Suborder: Tylopoda Family: Merycoidodontidae
  4. RandyB

    Aurora NC jawbones?

    I was looking through all the bone fragments my wife and I found in Aurora, NC recently and noticed 2 of the pieces had evenly spaced notches along one side. The only thing I could think of is split jawbone fragments. Thoughts?
  5. msantix

    Polycotylid lower jaw?

    Hi, Saw this and I think it is a small lower Polycotylid jaw (possibly from Manemergus or Thililua) and I wanted to get some opinions on it. It comes from near Goulmima in Morocco and is 42cm in length. Thank you!
  6. Any thoughts appreciated. Can't find anything that looks like this found in Big Brook NJ. End seems too round to be in pincher? I know this is a stretch prob but the only thing I found remotely like it online was a pic of a baby Mosasaur jaw fragment. Thanks!!
  7. Hello, everyone - I found this in a creek in Texas this morning. Initially I thought it was a large tooth, but on closer inspection, it seems like it might be a fossilized palate? With three rows of small teeth? Very odd, but I'm sure one of you will have a simple answer. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. Specifics: Solid rock. Seems to be fossilized. Not a modern bone. 6.75" "Long", 3.25" "Wide" and 1.5" "Thick." In this particular creek I've found several Mosasaur (or marine reptile of some sort) vertebrae. Modern bones. Two arrowheads and a spear point. A
  8. demalvans

    Moroccan fossil (Halisaurus?) - ID

    Hi everyone, I bought this piece long ago and after last move I forgot it in a moving box. I just rediscovered it and I would like to know more about it. The seller said it was an Enchodus half jaw from Morocco Cretaceous. In my opinion : this is a real piece but perhaps an assemblage (just hope it is not a a complete Frankensteinsaurus). it is not Enchodus but it is definitely some kind of Halisaurus. I suspect there is a left dentary (?), a right surangular (??? probably glued piece) and 2 other bones (underneath the surangular and abo
  9. rocket

    Marlin / Swordfish snout tip

    we have got two fossils I think this are tips of the snout of swordfishes. I have no idea about the location, they should come from US and perhaps miocene. But..., this is not a cleared information what do you think? Length is around 16 - 20 cm / 6 - 7,5"
  10. Hello, I'm interested in buying the Next mosasaur jaw. The problem is that the Seller has a lot of clearly composites so It makes me suspicious. Do you see red flags? The tooth doesn't look attached (with attached I wanted yo mean added, sorry for posible confusion) to me, but I can't really know, never had a real mosasaur jaw in real life to compare. (I Will ask him for more photos)
  11. Good morning all, Been looking at purchasing a Mosasaurus jaw, but know to be weary of composites. What do you guys think of this one?? Is it authentic and or compostie?? I appreciate the help!!
  12. Hey gang, still going thru old fragments and found this piece that I'm wondering about. Hope there is enough to confirm crocodilan due to the small elongated pits/foramen and maybe rule out any sea turtle jaw/dentary/skull possibilities. Shell pile find. Probably Plio-Pleistocene based on the types of shells found with it. Its approximately 8cm long X 1.7mm wide. It has a small channel/groove along its length that tapers to down to almost 1mm. Also shows a large foramen? that connects to this channel/groove/foramen? thru the flatter side of the bone. Its got many distinctive elong
  13. ParkerPaleo

    Which mammoth?

    Can anyone tell me the characters to look for in identifying which mammoth species this is? Found in Trego county Kansas ca. 1960.
  14. hi, i went walking in the north east of england and found this, it looked to be a fish jaw? i’m new to fossil collecting and finding as a hobby and i could be completely wrong but if anyone knows anything could you let me know? thanks it was found in a beck/stream, not directly on a coastline. could this be a fish jaw? or small animal jaw?
  15. FF7_Yuffie

    Fish Jaw - Taiwan?

    I found this fossil hunting today. I am wondering if it is a small, fossil fish jaw. I can't think what else it could be. It is from the Dahan River, late Miocene. The place is marine, most of it is very fragmentary--small partial bits of shell. But I found this which looked curious. It is small, 1.3cm long. Hope the pictures are ok.
  16. Matthew1997

    Mosasaur jaw, real or fake?

    Hello all, This is my first post, looking for a little help? I am interested in buying this mosasaur jaw but i am unsure if it is real? (I have attached some screenshots, I have made sure they don't mention ad name or seller details) I have a few little red flags. Looking deeper into the photos, I cannot tell if there is matrix between the crown and root. Thanks in advance for any help

    Another cry for help from Florida

    I found this on Crescent Beach, NE Florida. I know it's probably a piece of shell but was intrigued by a few features. It isn't shaped like a piece of shell. It has what appears to be tooth sockets on one long side. It also seems to have two channels running parallel to each other lengthwise. Is this a section of a jaw? I'm almost sure it's a shell, but on the off chance it may be a jaw, I decided to run it past my esteemed forum. Tom
  18. This individual of the jaw segment may be not smaller than the largest indarctos oreogonensis(The huge individual of indarctos oreogonensis is shown in the 6th picture, which is a huge jaw with the length of 369mm. It’s full length of head may be longer than 55cm, much larger than any bear presents in the modern world ). For this huge bear jaw segment found in china, its depth of jaw behind the canine(Shown in the 4th photo) has a value even larger than the corresponding part of the largest indarctos oreogonensis(data’s shown in the table from the paper on the 5th photo, I had drawn a circle a
  19. Steve1979

    Jaw bone tooth ID help

    I have no idea the origin of this fossil. I had a couple paleontologist from a dinosaur lab look at it to no luck.
  20. Brandy Cole

    Partial Jaw with Teeth Roots

    Found what looks to be a partial jaw with root fragments on the Brazos River the other day. Looks like it would have had two smaller incisors in front with two much bigger teeth to the sides. Then a smaller peg tooth on each side. Boxes on the green mat are square inches. I've looked through all my books and at some different jaws online, but I can't find anything that seems to match the number of incisors and and size difference. Any ideas would be great.
  21. dsludden

    Possible jaw

    Good afternoon, I found this item while fossil hunting at Onslow Beach located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. It seems to have 3 tooth sockets, two relatively close together and the single socket located more forward on the specimen. Is this part of a jaw bone or has my imagination run wild? The mat is showing inches so appx 4.5 inches by 3 inches. Thank you very much for any assistance in ID the item.
  22. Hello, I'm considering getting a mosasaur jaw with tooth/teeth, but seeing as how incredibly common these things are faked or composited I wanted to ask everyone for help to determine which ones seem 100% natural, as I certainly can't tell reliably. Besides the purchase itself, I would also like to train myself to better be able to discern these sort of things. There are 7 items I'm considering, along with my personal thoughts on each. Unfortunately scale listed is in inches but these are all roughly 4-5 inches, which is 10-13cm. 1. Seems ok to me, and has a
  23. Just got 2 big modern shark teeth, but have some questions about them. 1. Is this tooth belongs to long fin mako? 2. Can we estimate the length of the shark by just measuring the tooth? (3.5cm for the tiger shark tooth and 5.7cm for the mako shark’s) If we can, How long are these two shark ? 3. Can they grow even bigger?
  24. Mtwombly

    Worn Horse Jaw Section?

    Hey guys, I’m hoping someone can help me out by confirming the ID on this odd fossil I found in the Peace River! It is a very worn section of jaw bone with 3 teeth showing. The teeth appear to be that of an equine, so I assume what I have here is a section of an equine jaw worn by water and time. The shape of it is odd, though.
  25. dbrake40

    Bison Bovid Conundrum (Needs ID)

    Ok I thought I had started to be able to ID bovine teeth and jaws and then this threw my off. This is from a post on Facebook - found in a cave in Kansas. I have posed here with he user's permission. Why is there a three-lobed molar in the middle of this lower jaw? In the past I had though the m3 for cow/bison was the only three lobed molar. But some searching online is telling me otherwise. Also the m3 here looks two-lobed. Can someone clarify?
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