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  1. Bissekty toe bones

    Hi I know that there are almost no publications about the dinosaurs from the Bissekty formation. However, I was wondering if it is still possible to narrow down these two bones? I am specificatlly interested in the left one. Could it be a Tyrannosaur or Therizinosaur phalanx?
  2. Bison Toe Bone?

    Hello! I recently came back from a trip to the Netherlands, and while beach combing in the North Sea, I found this bone. I've been really curious as to what it may be, and even joined this site in hopes of discovering what it may have belonged too. I believe it's a phalanx bone, possibly of a bison from the pleistocene? That's really just a guess based off of others' pictures, so please, any info you can give would be wonderful! Sorry I don't have a ruler on hand for proper measurements, but it is roughly 8 cm in length and 3 cm in width. I put the lighter there to maybe give an idea of size
  3. Spinosaurid hand phalanx?

    Hi, Wanted to ask whether this hand phalanx bone resembles a Spinosaurid hand phalanx or whether it might be something else like from a croc or another theropod group (it looks somewhat hollow). It is quite a large bone at about 24.5cm in length and is from the kem kem (it has also had some small repair work). Thanks in advance.
  4. Whale Phalanx

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Baleen Whale Phalanx Bone Parvorder Mysticeti Miocene Virginia
  5. something in the way it moved

    ajslocomeigenshmathemaquantmethodrose93.11Macleod.pdf Norman Macleod and Kenneth D.Rose: Inferring locomotor behavior in Paleogene mammals via eigenshape analysis American Journal of Science,v.293-A,1993 Given that the Paleogene was a time of incipient mammal diversification...
  6. A Large Toe Bone

    I found this bone in the same spot that I found a Mastodon Tooth yesterday , which obviously does not mean a lot.. It is a toe bone and decent size , about 2.5 inches. Hopefully someone will recognize.
  7. This is a proximal manual phalanx of Allodesmus kernensis from digit 1 (thumb). I found this phalix on a trip to the pay to dig site while looking for shark teeth.
  8. Hell Creek - Large toe bone

    Hi Below please find some pictures of a toe bone that was found in the Hell Creek formation. Unfortunately I do not have a straight top view or front view. Given the size of 15cm (6 inch), is it save to assume that this is a t-rex phalanx?
  9. Last week I was on holiday in the Netherlands and found some nice things, especially shark teeth ! I was at the area of Antwerp, in Cadzand, in Vlissingen and at the Zandmotor near Den Haag. In this topic I want to show my finds from my visit at the Zandmotor. The Zandmotor is artificial peninsula, constructed as part of the Dutch coastal defense system. The sand originates from about 10 kilometers offshore, and contains bones of various land mammals from the Quaternary period. On my visit I found some bone fragments, two shark teeth and some more things .... Here are two pictures of the found location: Firstly I want to show my best bone from there. Its an 4 cm long Phalanx and I have no idea from which animal it comes from. I hoped that I would find some more bones and maybe even a mammal tooth but maybe next time Then secondly I was very happy about my two shark teeth I found because they seem to be very rare there. Although they are quite worn The first one is 3 cm long: And the second one is 2 cm long and damaged on the other side: Another very common find there are fish vertebrae. The ones I found: They are not big (the biggest one is 2.5 cm long) Furthermore I found a beautiful tooth plate (?) of a fish: (3.6 cm long) And last but not least two Pectenids: Some more reports will follow (maybe in other threads...) Hope you enjoyed my pictures and thanks for viewing !!!
  10. Tiny Kem Kem toe bone

    Hi all, I got this puny little phalanx from the Kem Kem beds in Morocco for a small price at the fossil fair. The seller said he didn't know what it came from. I am aware that Kem Kem bone ID is very very difficult, so if I don't get a species answer that is no problem! I would like to know though whether it's croc/dino/ptero, preferably a bit more precise too. What are your thoughts? If more pictures are needed, I will gladly make them. Thanks in advance, Max
  11. Mammal Phalanx bone ?

    Hi there, I pulled up this bone out of my screen on Friday and was curious what you thought. I started thinking it was near an ankle or wrist but the closest I have come so far is a horse medial phalanx. At least it looks like a similar function/position. This bone though is asymmetrical so I don't think it is from a horse or Equus sp. The creek cuts through a Late Oligocene marine and then a re-worked Pliocene/Pleistocene. I have been looking at references for giant armadillos but it would be great if someone more familiar with mammal bones might have a better clue .... I am missing images from the side. Thanks, Brett Example Horse medial phalanx
  12. Hey all I found this little phalanx(?) at Sharktooth Hill. Can You help Me identify it? Scale bar is 2 cm. Thank Y'all for the help. Tony
  13. Medial Phalanx

    5 years back, I found a small bone from a jaguar that increased my respect for small bones and started me down the identification process. It has a spot for claw retraction and overall a medial phalanx can be IDed as such. Fast forward to yesterday. I have been visiting the Peace River and connecting creeks, trying to find places to hunt without much success. DEEP, FAST, FULL of gators. But I am persistent and found access and even a few fossils: an Equus earbone, a nice hemi upper tooth and an unknown toe bone plus a smattering of other shark and Ray teeth. Now I can recognize a Medial Phalanx although it is only 1/2 the size of the Jaguar. I realize that it is Harry, Nate, and those other Florida toe bone hunters who find this interesting. But it does give me an opportunity to show off this: Small but almost perfect out of the clay layer... My 2017-2018 Season has STARTED!!!!.
  14. Phalanx from what?

    Hello, I found this fossilized bone while walking down by the river in Missouri. In doing some research it looks like it could be a metatarsal bone. It seems hard to identify what animal the bone could be from. I took several photos but due to size restrictions I am going to post one and then see if I can post the others to my original reply. Do you know what the bone could be from or how old it may be? It is the first fossilized bone I have found so I appreciate any help. Thank You!
  15. Hi For some time, I am working on a composite of a juvenile Spinosaurus foot. Currently, it is about 65% complete. Finding bones that are a good match in terms of size/geometry is quite tricky. More specifically, I am looking for the following Spinosaurus material that comes from the Kem Kem beds in Morocco: - 3 phalanges with a length between 50mm and 70mm (2 inch to 2.75 inch)- One foot claw with a length of about 70mm to 90mm (2.75 inch to 3.5 inch) - The metatarsal at the backside of the foot (digit I), about 60mm long (2.4 inch) - The reduced digit V, about 90mm long (3.5 inch) In return, I can offer interesting dinosaur material from the Cretaceous and Jurrasic including teeth, metatarsals, vertebrae etc. I know that this request is probably a long shot. However, I noticed that there are several more fossil enthusiasts who collect material from the Kem Kem. Maybe you can help me with that.
  16. Middle phalanx fossil ID

    Hi, I recently found this bone on the shore of the Thames & wondered if anyone could help identifying it please. The bone is very dense & has a great colour & patination. From what I can gather it is a middle phalanx from a horse type creature?? What I'm trying to work out is possibly how old it could be & what type of horse it may have come from. Thanks here is the other side next to other objects I found
  17. Possible carnivore phalanx?

    Suspect phalanax of a larger mammal possibly carnivore? Thanks justin
  18. large cat medial phalanx

    I recently got this large cat medial phalanx, the info I got along with it isn't the most trust worthy, so I'm just looking to get other opinions from more experienced folks. The info I got is as follows, hometherium serum medial phalanx, st Mary's river. Pleistocene. I know it's from a large cat, either jaguar or smilodon/hometherium. Any opinions would be appreciated. I'm only about to upload one picture at a time, so I will reply with more pictures. It measures 1.48" long.
  19. What could be the possible ID of this dinosaur phalanx bone ? its from hell creek formation and its 6.2 cm.
  20. A friend and I went to the Peace River yesterday to enjoy the 80 degree weather and although we found little, I brought back this phalanx that looked carnivorish. It's about 1/4 inch longer and quite a bit thinner than previously identified Jaguar/Dire wolf phalanxes, so I wondered if anyone here might have a fairly confident idea of to whom it belongs. Appreciate the time.
  21. Bison bone?

    Is this a bison phalanx? I think so. I found it in the peace river. Thanks for any info.
  22. Megatherium Proximal Phalanx?

    I found this today. I thought it was an astragalus until I picked it up and saw the other side. I'm guessing a megatherium proximal phalanx? I can't find a good reference online to verify.
  23. Thursday's trip to the Peace was a little more productive than the last few and yielded these 2 unknowns. I'd appreciate an ID if possible. The first is a stubby little phalanx. The second is most likely a recent tooth.
  24. Hi, I'm new here and I am a biologist by education and a fossil hunter by hobby. I found this fossil on Freeport Beach in Texas on Christmas Day, 2016. I have been trying to get into contact with a paleontologist at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, but I figured it doesn't hurt to seek out additional resources, especially for future ID assistance. This bone is approximately 3 cm long. I think it is a medial phalanx, but I have seen so many phalanges, but I have no idea how to get it down to species or even Order for that matter. So I was hoping someone here could help me out. The area it was found in is known for Pleistocene fauna and Clovis artifacts, since the what is now beach was plains 10,000 years ago. Thanks! I will appreciate any feedback.