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Found 394 results

  1. Is this a bone?

    Is this a bone? Of which animal? It's a little heavy, weighing 40 grams. The maximum length is 70 millimeters; the thinnest section is 15x30mm. Maybe not a fossil, but I am curious. Found it in Algarve, Portugal (miocene, I guess). I would also ask you to please advise me how to preserve it. Shall I varnish it? Thank you.
  2. My little collection

    I finally got a nice bookcase to display my collection that has grown over the years. The only problem is that it is already full. Just wanted to share with you guys and see what you all think
  3. Big Brook mammal jaw with teeth in it

    I had a great day today sifting with my mom. We started at Ramanessin but the finds were far and few between so we switched to big brook. I found this in one of my last sifter fulls. It was sitting right on top after I sifted the sand out. I was wondering if this is most like Pleistocene or more modern and what kind of animal it might be. Thanks!
  4. Found in South Manatee County in an aggregate pit. Thank you!
  5. Seal tooth

    So a while back, like a year and half or two years, I found one of our more prized fossils in a creek. I had no clue what it was - I mean I knew it was a mammal, but it certainly wasn't a dolphin or anything like that. Later at a PPS meeting, Bobby and Sarah ID'd it as a true seal, p1 premolar. I later decided to showcase it by doing a painting and mounting it along with a drawing of the dentition to show where it goes. Such a great tooth and I've not found any more since. *note: the painting is of a modern day gray seal - it was the closest in dentition that I could find
  6. Green Mill Run NC Land mammal tooth?

    I made a trip over to Green Mill Run in NC this past weekend to look for fossils in the creek. My son and I had a wonderful time and found some great sharks teeth and other stuff. I'm stuck though on trying to identify this tooth. It does not look like any of the other teeth that I have found in the creek. Could it be a land mammal tooth? Thanks in advance for any ideas that you may have.
  7. Ground Sloth Toe Bone?

    So I found these fossil toe (possibly hand) bones at an antique store, they're allegedly the toe bones from a ground sloth, unfortunately there is no location for these specimens, while my instinct tells me they're from around the area; Florida, with no documentation I'm not sure. They were very lowly priced so even if they can't be ID'd I figured I might as well buy them, any ideas? Specimen 1 Specimen 2 (Note the blue mark was just an eraser shaving, my bad!)
  8. ID of Bone from China

    This bone measures 32cm in length. It is from Chinabut the locality is not known. It seems to be a leg bone. Any idea if it belongs to mammal or dinosaur?
  9. Multituberculate tooth?

    I found this little guy sorting through some Aguja formation, late Cretaceous, matrix. It looks like a Multituberculate mammal molar on part of the jaw to me. I have shown several sides, including a cross section when the tooth broke in two as I was photographing it. Aghhh! Fortunately, I glued it back together pretty well. What do you think? The hash marks are 1mm.
  10. Shark hill IDs

    Hi can I get some IDs please. Thank you I started a post in member collecting so I have posted here with a link. Thank you
  11. I'm pretty sure this is an ancient bison tooth but I'm not totally sure. Welcome to insights.... maybe it's nothing ancient at all! .... this is the land of meth heads.. a tooth probably fell out hahahahaha (I joke a lot)
  12. Ereotherium caudal??

    This is a vertebra that I found on a gravel bar last month on the south Brazos. It is large but has a small neural opening, and I wonder if it is from near the end of the tail. Someone have a clue? It does look like a megatherium caudal that I found in a paper, but that photo is poor.
  13. Please ID this bone

    I found this on the beach in Eastern Maine. I was wondering if anyone could identify it. I thought it might be a spinous vertebrae of a large mammal. Thank you!
  14. fossils for internship

    Hey, guys, the next one is what appears to be a part of a humorous bone. Length is 5&1/4 inches width at the joint is three inches plus what do I need to do if a fossil is broken in half? How do I upload more pictures to this because I have some better quality picture from all angles but, it says the picture is using too many gigabytes when it clearly says a that specific picture is only 955 kilobytes.
  15. Bone Fossil SW Montana

    I recently found this specimen near a river in SW Montana. It was partially buried in an area that was know to be a popular area for Native Americans to hunt/camp. It looks to be the bulbus end of a bone or epicondyle, but I am no expert. A smooth gray inner layer is surrounded by a brown porous outer layer that is smooth in spots but rough & eroded in others. It could be just a strange rock formation, but it was found in an area that had mostly old river rock and this stood out like a sore thumb. Its location also made it a very odd find. Anyone have any insights? Thanks!
  16. Mammal or Avian fossil?

    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 animal it came from but I was hoping the type of bone could be identified? Its heavy- so I'm pretty sure its fossilized. Its dark brown in color (pictures dont show this) and it appears to be hollow or possibly the marrow has fallen out but the inside looks quite smooth.
  17. Pleistocene bones, UK

    Found these bone fragments at Stutton Ness in the U.K. a few of days ago. They were right at the base of the Pleistocene ‘cliff’ deposits and have orange staining like the matrix in the cliffs. I’ve read that these deposits are 210,000 year old interglacial. Apparently lion, straight-tusked elephant, horse, giant deer and bison have been found here in the past. I have no experience of these type of finds and wondered if anyone had any thoughts on what species they may be or is that impossible with these small fragments? Also, should I try to conserve them, paraloid maybe? Thanks in advance for any help. P.s. I know the two white bones on the left are modern
  18. Hi, I've just got back from one of my collecting trips to Bouldnor Cliff and picked up an odd mammal tooth crown that I was hoping I may be able to get some help with. The specimen constitutes part of the crown and the roots of an as of yet unidentified tooth (possibly molar?). What struck me about it upon picking it up is that the morphology of the tooth and it's roots do not resemble the usual (and common) dental material from Bothriodont anthracotheres which constitute the vast majority of mammal finds from the upper Hamstead Mbr. I've compared it to the Bothriodon teeth and jaws in my collection and can't find a match with either upper, lower or anterior dentition. The specimen (although partial) is also considerably bigger than the anthracothere teeth, so all in all I feel fairly secure in eliminating them as a possibility. I was wondering if it's possible this may be a piece of entelodont tooth. The Entelodontidae are represented in the upper Hamstead Mbr. by Entelodon magnum, although the material is restricted to isolated teeth and very rare. Unfortunately the occlusal surface is missing which makes it impossible to determine whether the tooth was bunodont or not, however the crown does seem to be quite "bulbous" at it's boundary with the roots, which is a feature I've seen in some entelodont teeth before. That said I don't want to rush to conclusions. If anyone has an experience with entelodont teeth or material and is able to help it would be much appreciated, as this would be a particularly exciting find! Thank you, Theo 1. Lateral view showing contact between crown and roots 2. Lateral view showing the surface where the tooth has been broken revealing inner dentine 3. Occlusal view 4. View of the partial roots on the underside of the specimen 4.
  19. Lee creek mammal tooth???

    This one has a funny story. I found this tooth in a bag of Lee creek matrix.....which was surprising because all I was finding were dolphin, shark, and coral pieces. After finding the tooth I wanted to research the ID, but my butterfingers let the tooth slip away from my hands and it crashed against a concrete floor, splitting into four pieces. Thankfully @Bobby Rico and @Fruitbat guided me in how I should repair the tooth, and now its fixed Im stumped in my research of this tooth, so my question is can anyone help me with the ID? I'd think the locality won't help, because somehow I found this in Lee creek matrix, and I've never seen a tooth like this found from this kind of material. Its the herbivorous grinding surface on top that confuses me, and rest of the tooth looks carnivorous, like a wolf tooth. Maybe it belonged to some kind of omnivore? Like a pig? It's .5 inch long and 3/4 inch wide.
  20. Unknown Vertebra

    I found this vertebra while diving off Venice, Florida and I'm having trouble identifying it. I was initially told it may be cetacean. Any help would be appreciated! Bottom: Top: Side: Back: Front:
  21. Mammal tooth repair

    So I found a cool mammal tooth in some matrix. As I was walking over to my computer to research the ID for the tooth I dropped it and it broke into 4 pieces fortunately I can fit the pieces back together, but one piece is just a sliver. What kind of glue should i use I use to fix this?
  22. Elk Teeth

    I know this isn't technically a fossil so I hope it is allowed here but I'm looking for confirmation. Can anyone confirm that these are elk teeth? Thanks!
  23. Pine Cliff NC Trip #2

    Hey guys I went to Pine Cliff NC again.(I went Sunday aswell ) This time was a bit more interesting, though not as big teeth some other stuff. I found a fired .22 bullet which is just great. Found some bear poop, even better. I found some cool shells and what apears to be a fossilized tiny mammal jaw fragment. I also found a ray mouth plate which I haven't found before. Does anything stand out to you? anyone know what these are? Possible jaw fragment anyone know what this could be? anyone know the species?
  24. prep of a great find

    Here some pictures of my FOTM prep. Unfortunely, I have no pictures of the skull prep. Only the mandible
  25. Anyone know what this jaw is from? Apparently collected back in the 90's in Tampa Bay Florida, I'm not sure on the geography of the area, but it also says allegedly it's from the pleistocene. The description of it is specific enough to say it was collected in a river deposit, but i'm not sure which. I agree that it's a carnivorous mammal, but beyond that I have no idea, any clue what it is?