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Found 52 results

  1. Hi there guys. Received these teeth as part of a big lot. These came labeled as Mosasaurus beaugei teeth from Morroco. Would that be right? Is it possible to get to species by just looking at the teeth? I have another one, a little bigger, labeled as Mosasaurus (Leiodon) anceps. How could I differentiate the species? Thanks in advance, Juliano
  2. NSR fossil ID

    Found some fossils from North Sulphur River in Texas. They are pretty beat-up. Any idea what they are? 1-1 Mosasaurus bone? It doesn't look like vertebra to me..... 1-2 back view 1-3 top view 1-4 bottom view 2-1 some kind mammal tooth? 3-1 sawfish tooth? few other teeth, bone and vertebrates from the trip
  3. Yesterday I made a visit to the Natural History Museum of Maastricht (The Netherlands) for my Birthday The museum is only a 40 minute drive from where I live and it showcases the entire natural history of the region, the cool thing about this museum is that the fossils which are showcased here are all regional fossils from The Netherlands, Germany & Belgium. I am starting the topic off with 2 pictures of the special exhibit called Microsculptures, which shows giant detailed photographs of insects to show how magnifecent they are. Then I went on to the "Mosaleum" which holds "Bér" the holotype specimen of Prognathodon saturator
  4. Cretaceous turtle, Oued Zem

    Hey everyone I ordered this piece last night, it will probably arrive in the course of this week. According to the listing it is a turtle bone from the cretaceous phosphate layers of Oued Zem in Morocco, but the exact species wasn't identified. But unfortunatly I am not very familiar with Cretaceous sea turles from Morocco, I just found it a nice piece to add to my Oued Zem display. So does anyone know which turtle species can be found in the cretaceous phosphate layers of Oued Zem? The only species that came out while googling was Lytoloma elegans, but I am sure some of you might know other species that lived in Oued Zem during the Cretaceous? Thanks in advance!
  5. 'Moose' the mosasaur

    I had the opportunity and good fortune to participate in the excavation and preparation of a mosasaur this past year. The specimen was discovered by a new friend, Allison, in a small unnamed stream adjacent to family property in east-central Mississippi (? Prairie Bluff Fm, Upper Cretaceous, Late Maastrichtian).Allison found the first bones in early May and contacted me for help in identifying the bones through a mutual friend. I'm far from an expert, but was able to ID the bones (a radius and vertebra) as mosasaur. She was really excited, since the bones were her first vertebrate fossils other than a few Pleistocene horse teeth from the same creek, and promised to continue searching. On her next trip, Allison exposed part of a mosasaur jaw and sent pics to me while still in the creek. Long story - short version -- We (Allison, my grandson, Logan and I) began serious excavation in early June 2018 and continued collecting (several trips) and preparation through November. Dr. Lynn Harell, Paleontologist with the Alabama Geological Survey viewed photos of the specimen as I prepped them and helped to ID individual bones and confirmed the genus as Mosasaurus. Dr. Takehito Ikejiri, Alabama Museum of Natural History, worked with me to compare "Moose' (named by Allison) to many specimens in the archives of the Museum. Both were extremely helpful to me as we tried to confirm the ID and agreed that it should be labeled as Mosasaurus sp. until further study. George Phillips of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science identified associated invertebrate specimens in hopes of confirming the geology of the site (still unconfirmed). 'Moose' was donated to the Dunn-Seiler Museum at Mississippi State University in December 2018. It will be studied as part of a graduate students research. Following are a large number of photos documenting the site, excavation, prepration, and bones of 'Moose'. Thanks for looking.
  6. Hi everyone and Merry Christmas! So yesterday I got a mosasaurus tooth from my brother. He bought it in Germany for few euros. I was shocked because i thought that things like that cost thousands euros! Is it possible that this tooth is real??? I'm really happy that I got it but I just can't believe it's real I'm sending you guys pictures of this tooth, please tell me what you think! And again, Merry Christmas everyone! (It's first time when I'm using forum so sorry if I did something wrong!!)
  7. Hello everybody I see non specific mosasaur teeth from morocco all the time but what if I want to purchase a Mosasaurus tooth? How can I tell the differance? The following image is labeled as mosasaurus but how do I know that is true? Thank you
  8. My Small fossil collection

    Hi Nicky here! This is my small fossil collection which I started since I was 10 and expanded it when I was 18 If you have questions or have any suggestions for me please feel free to ask/tell My collection This is a overview of what I have. This is one of my favourites, the Spinosaurus I loved the creature when I first saw him in Jurassic park 3 and ever since it is one of my favourite carnivores! Carcharodon, A pretty tooth in my opinion. One of my newer tooth that I got, It is not specified what Kind of raptor it is but maybe you guys know? It's the smallest tooth that I currently own! Mosasaurus, one of the first teeth that I got and It is in my collection for a very long time. Plesiosaurus, This tooth is pretty cool in my opinion since it comes from the plesiosaurus which I find to be a very interesting reptile. Megalodon, Yes you read that right! a very bad condition meg tooth but never the less I find the unique look very cool. Otodus Obliquus, I fell in love when I saw the tooth and how it was stuck in the stone. Dalpiazia Stromeri, A tooth I got because it was one of the prey that the spinosaurus hunted on so I needed this one! Flexicalymene Retrorsa, My first trilobite and a cool looking one as well! Leptolepis, I found this fossil but I do not know allot about this creature so if you guys know more please tell me! Atlasaurus imelaki, Also a dinosaur that I do not know allot about but this piece was very cool. Oviraptor eggshell and a titanosauria eggshell, I always wanted a piece of a dinosaur egg so I got two shells! Mammoth hair and Amber with an insect, Cool things to own in my opinion. Dinosaur bone fragments, I picked these up on my trip in the USA when I was 10 good memories of visiting that shop :D. Ammonite, A small piece of ammonite which looked pretty cool to pick up. Whale ear, I got this from the same guy that gave me the Megalodon tooth in spain. Big ammonite, It is 40 cm in diameter and weights 14 kg this big ammonite is a big piece of my collection! Those were my fossils I got big plans to get more and bigger!
  9. Jawbone

    From the album Post oak finds

  10. Hi everyone, With this thread I wanted to start a discussion about what the feeding habits would be for most mosasaur species, how you think they would have fed. I personally love mosasaurs, they are one of my favorite prehistoric animals for a number of reasons and I’ve recently even bought my first Prognathodon jaw and I also live in an area that is not only known for their fossils but also for the discovery of mosasaurs. I’ve been doing a bit of reading lately about mosasaurs but I can’t really find anything difinitive on their feeding habits. Their diet yes. But exactly how they consumed their prey, not yet. I personally work with reptiles on a daily base, both with my job and with my hobby and I know quite a bit of different feeding behaviours with these animals. And as I was feeding the ball pythons (Python regius) at work I was kinda wondering, how would a large marine reptile like a mosasaurus eat? Would they just tear off chunks of meat like their closest living relatives the monitor lizards? Or would they perform deathroll like crocodiles do to tear of chunks of meat of their prey? Or when we talk about smaller prey, would they just swallow them whole like a snake does with it’s two lower jaws that can move independently, would a mosasaur be capable of that? Or would it be a mix of all those things or something entirely different? So I was just wondering what are your thoughts on the subject? I love to hear your theories and own finds and observations or if anyone ever read something in a scientific paper about the matter. I am dying to know your thoughts on the matter, as I want to learn as much as I can about these magnificent beasts!
  11. Hello to everybody! I'm kinda new here, but before I start I must say I really love this forum! It has really great vibes and you instantly can tell that this is a good and friendly community! So, I am ziggycardon, I live in Belgium, close to the border of the Netherlands and when we start speaking geologically, I live on the same cretaceous sediments as where the first major Mosasaurus discoveries where done! Unfortunatly I have never been on a fossil hunt myself and everything currently in my collection was bought or given to me. But I hope to change that soon, as I am dying to go hunting myself. Maybe the Chalk sediments 3 km from my home would be a good place to start! For the rest, my job, my major hobby and my other main interest besides fossils are living animals. I currently work as the head of terrarium & aquarium in 3 different pet stores and I have quite a collection of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and tropic fish myself. In my spare time I often take my own living animals along with my fossils and other educational natural history material to schools so I can teach kids about nature and it's history and hidden mechanics. For the rest are my other hobbies mainly based around movies and televisions as I collect a lot of stuff drom my favorite franchises like "Lord or the Rings" & "The Hobbit", "Game of Thrones, "Pirates of the Caribbean", ... And I also attent a lot of comic cons and other events related to those franchises. But then this topic! In this topic I will show my collection of fossils (and also minerals, stones and meteorites) as it is right now and then I will highlight each group of fossils bit by bit. I am currently starting with a own specialized fossil room, so ofcourse the progress and end result will also be posted here! And ofcourse when something get's added to my collection, I'll show it here as well. Sometimes a photo of my "special" pets or taxidermy specimens might pop up, but this topic will mainly be about the fossil room and my fossil collection. For the rest, if you have any comments or questions about the collection or about me or about anything, feel free to ask! I'd love to reply!
  12. While I was cleaning up my room, I came across this drawing of a rather elongated and serpentine Tylosaurus in my seventh-grade school binder. Thought that I could give it some light here. This drawing is unfinished, but I'm not an expert in handling antique documents.
  13. Help with tooth ID- possibly Mosasaurus?

    Posting for a friend. He found this fossilized tooth/root underwater in southwest Florida (30-50’)—first pic. The 2nd pic with the 3 pictures, the two on the right are pics I found online of mosasaurus teeth, which from all my research, are not found in Florida so I am stumped. Any ideas?
  14. Mosasaurus Fossil ID

    Was curious of what was inside of the matrix that my mosasaurus tooth was in, I'm mostly curious on what the fossil on number 6, 7 & 8 is. I'm guessing that it is a root of a mosasaurus tooth?
  15. Mosasaur tooth

    I got this tooth as a freebie when I bought some fossils a while ago. I know it's a mosasaur tooth of some description and my guess would be Prognathodon sp. based on how common they are, but I'd like confirmation (if possible) for my own peace of mind. I know it's not easy ID'ing based on tooth crowns, but hope springs eternal. The tooth is about 3.5 cm long.
  16. What do you guys think about this Mosasaur tooth, with a emerging replacement tooth? Composite or not? I have bought many times from the reseller and no problems, he guarantees the authenticity, but with this tooth I doubt..
  17. Hi everyone. So I've an old HS fb friend who found this doing tractor mowing in an area called Sand Knob. Ky is littered with these knobs, similar to a mountain range. My question is, could this possibly be an 85 million yr old fossil from the Cretaceous Period? (The last time oceans were in Western ky) It appears to be a whale vertebrae to me and others but they insist it was "dropped" or "planted". This 100% was not randomly buried by a trickster in a remote area of Casey Co. This sandy Knob region could be the banks of the Mississippian range. They are actually. Similar to how beached whales wash up on the beach, this creature, with a rise in sea levels, could very well have been deposited here. It's approximately 200mls away to the western region that known Cretaceous fossils have been found. Could this change the map in terms of Period location? Do the sandy knobs represent the banks of a past, epic event in sea levels rising? What catastrophic event would send sea levels 200mls East? Meteor? Ice caps melting? Mosasaur was known to crawl to land to give birth could this have been the leftovers of a takeaway dinner? Lol
  18. Ahoi. Another marine tetrapod. To be perfectly clear, This is a commercially bought Model which I changed to my ideas.Like my marine sloth and most of my dino- and other saurian ,models, but not my whales. I ordered the model from geoworld because some of the line had been quite nice. When I first saw it I didn´t think I could make something for my collection out of it. Tried it anyway. Because of the size in my chosen scale of 1/20 I decided to model it on Platecarpus, although I don´t claim to be accurate to even genus level. It´s just the medium sized Mosasaur to go with my whales and other seacritters. The flippers may need further detailwork. But for now I am content with the result. The base is a recent tuna vert by the way. Aloha!
  19. I saw this at a Fossil convention in Vienna it was priced around 230 euros that's about 250$. Is it real?
  20. Welcome to my first Fossil ID Post! I bought this fossil at a Market in Johannesburg. The seller claims it to be a juvenile Mosasaur. The sediment layer seems to be derived from seabed but I am no expert. Seller claims to have retrieved the specimen from Morocco. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Clade: Platynota
  21. Last week i was at the natural history museum in maastricht,netherlands,there was a fantastic mosasaurus' skeleton that impressed me
  22. Tylosaurus proriger tooth

    From the album Reptiles

    Tylosaurus proriger Found in the North Sulphur River, Ozan Formation Dated Campanian Stage of Cretaceous (≈80 mya) Measures 4.4 cm (1.7 inches)
  23. New Jersey Mosasaur tooth ID help

    Greetings! I recently found this partial (what I believe to be) Mosasaur tooth and the texture of the enamel isn't typical of the Mosasaur I have found. I was wondering if this is consistent with any particular species of Mosasaur or if it's just a different type of preservation than I am used to. It was found in the Monmouth County NJ Cretaceous and the bottom part of the tooth is broken. Thanks in advance for your help! -Frank .6 inch Two cutting edges
  24. Hi! I'm looking if anybody wants to trade mosasaurus or croc,gator teeth with me! I'm offering Miocene lake shells and plant parts which i've found in Marl stone mine in Popovac,they're 14m years old.If anybody is interested let me know
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