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  1. Ichthyosaur stomach contents

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Cross sections of the stomach, full of squid/cephalopod hooks and beaks, of an early Jurassic ichthyosaur (Stenopterygius quadriscissus). One slice has the animals ribs, the lighter tan objects, around the stomach, while the other is entirely of the stomach contents.
  2. Ichthyosaur sp. sclerotic ring section

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Sclerotic ring section of large unspecified ichthyosaur species, from a Somerset Jurassic site(aprx 205 mya)
  3. Shell Fin Other

    Found in close association with the Pragian aged Tarratine formation in northwestern Maine. The first shot shows the part and counterpart relationship. It is a bit hard to tell exactly how much is shared with other adjacent molds however. Layers with a dense concentration of the smaller brachiopods are relatively common in the area.
  4. Morocco fossil

    Anyone know about this fossil? It's from Khouribga, morocco marine formation Size: 2.5cm
  5. Shrimpy looking thing

    I was cleaning some pieces I dug out today, and this little guy popped out of a little shell packed with sediment. I thought it would be a neat tooth or a bit of bone, but, instead it was this. Any ideas? It's only about 2.5mm, so it's pretty darn tiny. Any help on this would be super cool because I don't know where to start. Bug? Shrimp? Looks awful shrimpy to me, but I know nothing there. Could be a bug. Do modern bugs get cemented into fossils often? Or is it a fossil? Thanks in advance! (Sw FL) Florida - Tamiami Formation
  6. Grayson Formation ID urchin spine?

    Echinoid urchin spine is a complete guess. I don’t have a clue. Does anyone know what the tan thing with bumps is? It is just over 2 cm long so far. I found it in the Cretaceous, Grayson Formation in North Texas. It has Mariella brazoensis, Waconela wacoensis, a little nautilus, way too many oysters among other things in the conglomerate with it. Could it be an urchin spine? It has tiny, basically microscopic bumps all over it too. It still needs work uncovering. I came to the oyster on top of it and will have to take another approach to removing the oyster.
  7. Looks like a tiny egg case

    What is this? It's actually gray to the naked eye, but the lights on the microscope glare white off of it. It's about 3mm. And it looks like the tiniest egg casing. Sw fl. Popped off larger shell. 3 views. Slightly concave on one sive, like it was shrink wrapped a little too tightly (fig 3), the flip side is slightly convex, like a ravioli. The "horns" on it are pretty symmetrical.
  8. Micro teeth?

    These guys are interesting. One I'm positive is a tooth tip, one might be a worm...all I got. Lol first one I *think* is a tooth. 3 shots of it. 2nd one I dunno, but looks toothy. 2 shots. 3rd one is tooth tip, no clue from what. 1 shot. 4th one the tip broke off. No idea, mineral or fossil? 3 shots, larger piece, tip, then flip side of them together. 5th one no clue, 2 shots. 6th worm? 2 shots. Lastly, coral or bryozoan? 2 shots. My new microscope is getting quite the workout! SW Florida, Tamiami formation. Thanks in advance. Btw, they're all on a cm strip. These guys are dinkier than dinky.
  9. Acts of predation? Odd settling?

    Ok, don't need an ID of the oyster (probably hyotissa) or the other one, but an explaination of how they came to be how they are. Is this evidence of predatory behavior or just really weird settling? pictures are kinda large, so two posts. Hyotissa first. It has this paw print looking bit, looks bored into the shell, goes straight through to the muscle. Are there burrowing gastropods that would do that? I've only found drill holes. Also, what's with the double attachment on the bottom right of the inside?
  10. Does anyone have, or have seen, small marine reptile's stomach contents? I'm specifying small because what I'm wondering about is of those that eat primarily and mostly squid. Ive been trying to find pictures, but I can't find anything thats close-up enough to see any details at all. Just like from a full picture of a full-body ichthy plate, which is way too far out to see the apparently stomach contents. *i don't mean corprolites, but actual impressions of the stomach contents
  11. Echinoid? Coral?

    I'm not sure what this is. Looks like a little fossil cauliflower. Echinoid, coral, or neither? Sw Fl, pliocene. Any help appreciated.
  12. unknown teeth

  13. saltwater clam

    I think this is plagiostoma a marine bivalve from the mid-cretaceous but I'm not 100 percent sure. it has a width of 4.5 inches and has multiple hidden arch lines that have been removed from abuse taken from the natural environment.
  14. Pretty bivalve, what is it?

    I've been trying to match this guy up, closest I've come up with is Dosinia Elegans, but the hinge doesn't seem quite right and it just feels like that's not it. I tried to get a shot that showed how wavy it is, like someone pinched it. I'm curious too, why is it so shiny silver? Does erosion cause that? (Sw Fl) Thanks in advance for any help!
  15. Assorted marine critters

    Good morning, all. Here's a few I've been working on today. Found in sw florida, I think I'm in part of the Tamiami formation. Anyway, I think the little snail is possibly Nassarivus Quadredentatus, but not sure. The large grey I think might be Nodipecten, also not positive. The ones that look like little elephant feet I'm pretty sure are a type of coral, but I can't find a match so I could be wrong. The little "toothed" thing I'm thinking is a steinkern, but would like to know for sure, and from what type of critter. Is the button a sponge? And then there's the wormy looking thing, or shell rim? There are 6 objects shown, shots with multiple angles are grouped together. Any help would totally be appreciated!
  16. Identification help

    I have found a few odd marine fossils I believe?. I unfortunately haven't been able to find a complete skeleton yet, but I believe I have 75% of the biggest one and was hoping someone could possibly give an ID?? These were found in a very old Middle TN creek in a couple different locations. This creek gives up a lot of fossils, but I can't place this one and I would really appreciate any info...
  17. unidentified item in seabed.

    Hi, This is another piece from Durlston Bay, Dorset. I picked this one up because of the marine snails in the bed but can anyone tell me what the other fragment is?
  18. Help, big gryphia?

    This came from Swanage beach, Dorset.(heading east toward the Old Harry Rocks) It looks to me like a very big gryphia at about 15cm long. Does anyone have any alternative ideas or more knowledge?
  19. Gastropods and little clams

    My eyes are crossing trying to ID these snails and such, and I'm getting mixed times so I can't be right on them. Any help would totally rock. 2 pics each of first three, 3 angles of the fourth and fifth (clams): top, bottom, and seam. I think I got all that right! Lol
  20. Hello, I am seeking help identifying the fossil(s) in this rock. I am new to fossil collecting myself and found this on a chesapeake bay beach well known for miocene fossils in maryland. I spoke to someone that is familiar with the area and they said that it looks like it could be a Devonian fossil that got trapped in asphalt and that it is possible that it has been displaced from its original location. I am not sure if it is an imprint or a fossilized animal and I do not know how or if I should try to remove some of the surrounding rock for identification. The pattern on the side as well as the central point are of interest to me. Thank you! It is 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 centimeters
  21. Are any of these coral?

    Was inspired to look through my "unknown" bits, was wondering if any of these 3 might be coral, or what they are if they're not. The bottom of the third one is covered in shell bits and not visible yet, but can add if you need. Thanks in advance! Sw Fl.
  22. Another oyster question: sunny side up

    Here's my question. Pulled an oyster up, it broke in half, the other side crumbled to dust. Very sad. But the surviving side has this sunny side up egg appearance. I've looked under a magnifying glass and don't see evidence of shell edges or anything. Is it a steinkern of the innards? I've stopped cleaning it until I know what it is. If it's a sneaky shell, I'll pop it off, otherwise I'll leave it. Any help is appreciated!
  23. Is this bone ?

    Hi I’m a new member with little experience. Found this on a beach near Torquay in Victoria Australia. It had weathered out from a limestone/ sandstone cliff. Wondering if it is bone. Whale bones have been found in these cliffs in the past. Wondering what people think.