Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'monmouth county'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
    Tags should be keywords or key phrases. e.g. carcharodon, pliocene, cypresshead formation, florida.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Fossil Discussion
    • General Fossil Discussion
    • Fossil Hunting Trips
    • Fossil ID
    • Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications
    • Partners in Paleontology - Member Contributions to Science
    • Questions & Answers
    • Fossil of the Month
    • Member Collections
    • A Trip to the Museum
    • Paleo Re-creations
    • Collecting Gear
    • Fossil Preparation
    • Member Fossil Trades Bulletin Board
    • Fossil News
  • Gallery


  • Anson's Blog
  • Mudding Around
  • Nicholas' Blog
  • dinosaur50's Blog
  • Traviscounty's Blog
  • Seldom's Blog
  • tracer's tidbits
  • Sacredsin's Blog
  • fossilfacetheprospector's Blog
  • jax world
  • echinoman's Blog
  • Ammonoidea
  • Traviscounty's Blog
  • brsr0131's Blog
  • brsr0131's Blog
  • Adventures with a Paddle
  • Caveat emptor
  • -------
  • Fig Rocks' Blog
  • placoderms
  • mosasaurs
  • ozzyrules244's Blog
  • Sir Knightia's Blog
  • Terry Dactyll's Blog
  • shakinchevy2008's Blog
  • MaHa's Blog
  • Stratio's Blog
  • Phoenixflood's Blog
  • Brett Breakin' Rocks' Blog
  • Seattleguy's Blog
  • jkfoam's Blog
  • Erwan's Blog
  • Erwan's Blog
  • Lindsey's Blog
  • marksfossils' Blog
  • ibanda89's Blog
  • Liberty's Blog
  • Liberty's Blog
  • Back of Beyond
  • St. Johns River Shark Teeth/Florida
  • Ameenah's Blog
  • gordon's Blog
  • West4me's Blog
  • West4me's Blog
  • Pennsylvania Perspectives
  • michigantim's Blog
  • michigantim's Blog
  • lauraharp's Blog
  • lauraharp's Blog
  • micropterus101's Blog
  • micropterus101's Blog
  • GPeach129's Blog
  • nicciann's Blog
  • Olenellus' Blog
  • nicciann's Blog
  • maybe a nest fossil?
  • Deep-Thinker's Blog
  • Deep-Thinker's Blog
  • bear-dog's Blog
  • javidal's Blog
  • Digging America
  • John Sun's Blog
  • John Sun's Blog
  • Ravsiden's Blog
  • Jurassic park
  • The Hunt for Fossils
  • The Fury's Grand Blog
  • julie's ??
  • Hunt'n 'odonts!
  • falcondob's Blog
  • Monkeyfuss' Blog
  • cyndy's Blog
  • pattyf's Blog
  • pattyf's Blog
  • chrisf's Blog
  • chrisf's Blog
  • nola's Blog
  • mercyrcfans88's Blog
  • Emily's PRI Adventure
  • trilobite guy's Blog
  • xenacanthus' Blog
  • barnes' Blog
  • myfossiltrips.blogspot.com
  • HeritageFossils' Blog
  • Fossilefinder's Blog
  • Fossilefinder's Blog
  • Emily's MotE Adventure
  • farfarawy's Blog
  • Microfossil Mania!
  • blogs_blog_99
  • A Novice Geologist
  • Southern Comfort
  • Eli's Blog
  • andreas' Blog
  • Recent Collecting Trips
  • retired blog
  • Stocksdale's Blog
  • andreas' Blog test
  • fossilman7's Blog
  • Books I have enjoyed
  • Piranha Blog
  • xonenine's blog
  • xonenine's Blog
  • Fossil collecting and SAFETY
  • Detrius
  • pangeaman's Blog
  • pangeaman's Blog
  • pangeaman's Blog
  • Jocky's Blog
  • Jocky's Blog
  • Kehbe's Kwips
  • RomanK's Blog
  • Prehistoric Planet Trilogy
  • mikeymig's Blog
  • Western NY Explorer's Blog
  • Regg Cato's Blog
  • VisionXray23's Blog
  • Carcharodontosaurus' Blog
  • What is the largest dragonfly fossil? What are the top contenders?
  • Hihimanu Hale
  • Test Blog
  • jsnrice's blog
  • Lise MacFadden's Poetry Blog
  • BluffCountryFossils Adventure Blog
  • meadow's Blog
  • Makeing The Unlikley Happen
  • KansasFossilHunter's Blog
  • DarrenElliot's Blog
  • jesus' Blog
  • A Mesozoic Mosaic
  • Dinosaur comic
  • Zookeeperfossils
  • Cameronballislife31's Blog
  • My Blog
  • TomKoss' Blog
  • A guide to calcanea and astragali
  • Group Blog Test
  • Paleo Rantings of a Blockhead
  • Dead Dino is Art
  • The Amber Blog
  • TyrannosaurusRex's Facts
  • PaleoWilliam's Blog
  • The Paleo-Tourist
  • The Community Post
  • Lyndon D Agate Johnson's Blog
  • BRobinson7's Blog
  • Eastern NC Trip Reports
  • Toofuntahh's Blog
  • Pterodactyl's Blog
  • A Beginner's Foray into Fossiling
  • Micropaleontology blog
  • Pondering on Dinosaurs
  • Fossil Preparation Blog
  • On Dinosaurs and Media
  • cheney416's fossil story
  • jpc
  • Red-Headed Red-Neck Rock-Hound w/ My Trusty HellHound Cerberus
  • Red Headed
  • Paleo-Profiles
  • Walt's Blog
  • Between A Rock And A Hard Place
  • Rudist digging at "Point 25", St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria (Campanian, Gosau-group)
  • Prognathodon saturator 101
  • Trip Reports
  • Glendive Montana dinosaur bone Hell’s Creek
  • Ladonia Texas Fossil Park
  • Test
  • Stratigraphic Succession of Chesapecten


  • Annelids
  • Arthropods
    • Crustaceans
    • Insects
    • Trilobites
    • Other Arthropods
  • Brachiopods
  • Cnidarians (Corals, Jellyfish, Conulariids )
    • Corals
    • Jellyfish, Conulariids, etc.
  • Echinoderms
    • Crinoids & Blastoids
    • Echinoids
    • Other Echinoderms
    • Starfish and Brittlestars
  • Forams
  • Graptolites
  • Molluscs
    • Bivalves
    • Cephalopods (Ammonites, Belemnites, Nautiloids)
    • Gastropods
    • Other Molluscs
  • Sponges
  • Bryozoans
  • Other Invertebrates
  • Ichnofossils
  • Plants
  • Chordata
    • Amphibians & Reptiles
    • Birds
    • Dinosaurs
    • Fishes
    • Mammals
    • Sharks & Rays
    • Other Chordates
  • *Pseudofossils ( Inorganic objects , markings, or impressions that resemble fossils.)

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...

  1. wetwilly

    Confirmation and prep advice

    Took advantage of the nice day today and found a few things in one of the streams in Monmouth County NJ. Just wanted to confirm that this is Hoploparia gabbi (approx. 3" ). Also, should I try and remove the matrix? Thanks in advance
  2. Dmgs11

    Tooth, shell or bone?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help identify if these are a tooth, bone or piece of a shell? Found off the Big Brook Preserve area in Monmouth county NJ Thank you!
  3. Dmgs11

    Coprolite or Iron Concretions?

    Hi, Any thoughts on these three? Found in Big Brook, Monmouth county NJ. They were not together. Don't appear they are from a fire. The area has tons of iron concretions, but these seemed to stick out differently. Any thoughts if they may be coprolite?
  4. Dmgs11

    Rocks or something else?

    Hi, Are these 3 iron concretions or something else? Found in Monmouth county area
  5. Hello! These were all found in Monmouth County, New Jersey (Late Cretaceous). I have believed the first tooth to be Xiphactinus Vetus for years but am a little thrown off by the general texture of it and after searching images of Xiphactinus teeth, I can't find another that looks similar. I have found deteriorated Mosasaur teeth with a similar appearance so I was wondering if it could just be stream-worn. The tooth is about an 1.5 inches long, has two very defined cutting edges and a nice curve (which are all consistent with X. Vetus). The last thing I could add - it ei
  6. Hi all— On our most recent trip up to the Monmouth Brooks, my husband and I found this small bone fragment in addition to the usual teeth and fossils we typically find there. We can't decide if it's a fossil or modern bone. I read about the burn test on here, and so we tried it. We didn't note any noticeable smell other than heat, but it did cause a small section of the outside to become brittle and flake away (pictured in the last photo). I'm leaning more toward modern bone for that reason, but I just wasn't sure. Any ideas or other methods to identify it
  7. LoreHunter

    NJ tooth fragments (?)

    Hi all This past weekend, we took a quick trip up to Big Brook, NJ and found these small, very worn fragments of what I suspect may be teeth of some kind I have a guess or two as to what they may be from looking around online, but I don't have much experience with anything besides shark teeth, so I was hoping for a bit of help clarifying Any ideas?
  8. Hi all! New member and very novice fossil enthusiast here. My family and I just got into fossil hunting this year and I wanted to ask for help identifying some of our finds. We've been exploring the formation in Big Brook New Jersey for a while now, and we've found plenty of shells, shark teeth, and belemnite that are easier to identify. We've also found our fair share of tricky concretions and other fake-out fossils in the brooks. I'm still learning what to look for and how to tell the difference between bone and rock, but I've made some good progress! Anyway, I wanted
  9. I am at a loss with this one. Kind of a crimped texture (reminds me of an empenada edge) on the edge. It most reminds me of an ostreid bivalve, but I'm not used to the invertebrate material at this Monmouth County, New Jersey Eocene/Miocene site having this texture. Could be a tooth of some sort, but nothing like I have seen before. Hopefully the photos are good enough to have a few new ideas added to the mix.
  10. This tooth was collected from one of the Monmouth County, NJ, mixed Miocene/Eocene sites. The curved shape makes me want this to be a Parotodus benedeni, but it could just be a weirdo Odontaspis, Carcharias, or one of the other more common types of sharks. Would love to hear what you all think.
  11. pinkus

    NJ Eocene Spine? Jaw?

    Found this little thing a few years ago in a stream where Eocene Manasquan Formation is exposed (although I can't entirely rule out Kirkwood Fm). The four possibilities that I see are 1) ray tail spine barb, 2) fish fin spine, 3) crab claw pincer, or 4) jaw. This doesn't look like any of the ray barbs or crustacean pincers that I have collected so I am leaning towards 2 or 4. While the color/texture looks similar to the Eocene material from this site, it could be modern. What do y'all think?
  12. pinkus

    NJ Eocene Vertebra Centrum

    Going back through some of my early finds. I collected this guy back in 2002. My identification tag merely says "Manasquan? 2002". I know, I know, naughty not to keep better records. The preservation does indeed look like material from the Eocene Manasquan Formation from the Manasquan River and at that time, most of my collecting was occurring in the stretch of the river that is largely upstream from the mixed Miocene/Eocene basal Kirkwood. I did, of course, also visit Cretaceous localities, and I can't entirely rule that out. Ideas for what kind of creature this is from?
  13. pinkus

    Monmouth Brooks Bone Pieces

    I have more old finds to put out there today. All of these were found in the early 2000s in the various Monmouth County brooks (Big Brook, Manasquan River, Ramanessin, etc). Unfortunately, I have no more detail on locality. All of these were specimens that I showed to Dave Parris a long time ago but I didn't take very detailed notes. Along with suggestions for identifying these, I would also love to know which might be special enough that a museum or researcher might want to add them to their institution. I'm not interested in donating to a private collector but if any of these are significant
  14. Vernalequinox

    Another Big Brook Trip!

    Dragged the family back to Big Brook in Monmouth County, NJ so I could do some more fossil hunting. We've had some pretty big storms over the past couple days, and I wanted to see if anything cool surfaced. Here are most of our finds. (The really dark thing on the bottom right is a vertebrae.)
  15. Vernalequinox

    Possible Pediomys Jaw at Big Brook?

    My 8 year old daughter found this itty bitty jawbone while sifting at Big Brook in Monmouth County, NJ. It measures a little over a centimeter and includes the tiniest of teeth! Can anyone help me identify it? My first guess based on research is the marsupial pediomys, but I don't have much experience. Thank you for any insight!
  16. PrehistoricWonders

    NJ shark tooth

    Hi, I found this tooth at ram brook and was wondering what type of tooth it is, it doesn’t appear to have cusps, which is making me wonder what type of tooth it is. It’s about .75 of an inch.
  17. PrehistoricWonders

    NJ shark tooth

    Hi all, I found this tooth in a Monmouth County stream and was wondering what type of shark it is? I would have thought cretalamna appendiculata, but it has bourlette, and I don’t know any shark teeth in the navesink formation that have bourlette. It is about 3/5 of an inch. @The Jersey Devil @Trevor @Darktooth. TIA
  18. PrehistoricWonders

    Weird bone.

    Hi, I found this bone at ram brook a couple of weeks ago, and was wondering what it was? @Darktooth @The Jersey Devil @Trevor
  19. PrehistoricWonders

    NJ fossil bone

    Hi all, I found this bone a couple weeks ago in a Monmouth county stream and have no clue what it is. It is just about 3 inches.TIA. @Trevor @The Jersey Devil @Darktooth
  20. PrehistoricWonders

    Unknown tooth from NJ

    Hi, I found this tooth in the Navesink Formation, and, I was wondering what it is, it is exactly one inch long.
  21. Wrktoomuch

    NJ Cretaceous ID

    I find alot of things with this claw-toothlike shape, but this is the first that is not solid and has these textures.
  22. Wrktoomuch

    Help with NJ Fossil

    I found these in April of this year. They appear like some kind of plant branch. I just noticed, that on the top of the pics are something different I found, just the middle image. Thanks
  23. Found what appears to be a tooth fragment. It was found in creek in Monmouth County. It’s not conical but semi flat which would eliminate Mosasaur, Croc or such I would imagine. The tip is white which is very unusual. If anyone has any thoughts please let me know.
  24. Hi all, I'm relatively new to this forum and have been fossil hunting for a few seasons. I'm certain I've run into a few of you in the NJ brooks, since some have mentioned checking out this forum :). I'm hoping to be more active on this forum! A few months ago I found this fossilized bone on a gravel bank. Based on the concave end, I can only surmise that it is a distal femur or acetabulum. Thanks for any and all input! Krystal
  25. hokietech96

    Bone? Tooth? or Nothing?

    Hi. Need some help with this one because I usually only collect shark teeth. I was at Big Brook in NJ and a came across this. I feel like it is something but I have no idea. Thank you in advance for any feedback.
  • Create New...