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  1. It's been a while since i posted a proper trip report, so i thought i'd show you guys the spoils from my recent trip to the Lyme Regis area in early April 2023 (collecting from the 3rd to the 9th). I spent the week intensely scouring over the foreshore for any vertebrate fossils that i could, as marine reptiles are my main interest at this particular fossil site. But i found many great invertebrate fossils as well! Especially ammonites and belemnites. These fossils are all Early Jurassic in age, about 200 to 190 million years old, and come from the Blue Lias and Charmouth Mudstone formations.
  2. Well, you have probably already seen a few posts about the Dallas Paleontological Society's field trip to Ash Grove Quarry in Midlothian Texas. And Here's ANOTHER ONE! As it turns out, quite a few of us went on the same field trip but DIDN'T REALIZE WE WERE ALL ON THE SAME FIELD TRIP. That's what happens when you are mostly online friends and havn't actually met in real life! That and there were 50 people on the field trip....but it's a big quarry! Sorry I missed connecting in real life with @EPIKLULSXDDDDD, @PaleoPastels and @ClearLake! This actually was my first field trip with
  3. Hello all, here is a bit of personal news to share. Back in March of 2021 (on my 25th birthday) I discovered a remarkably complete skeleton of an elasmosaurid plesiosaur in the Smoky Hill Chalk member of western Kansas. These animals are especially rare in this formation and my discovery includes the second known skull found in the state. I have now partnered with a local museum to create a fossil prep lab and exhibit space as I uncover the specimen. The exhibit will be around all summer if you find yourself in the area, and the museum is free of charge. Feel free to reach out ahead of time an
  4. Found this on a trip to Big Brook yesterday and having a tough time figuring out what it is. The tooth is missing the tip, but appears to be quite narrow, with a strong curve that would eliminate xiphactinus as a possibility. It looks too narrow to me to be a mosasaur tooth and has no visible carinae. Is there any chance it could be a plesiosaur tooth? Thanks for the help!
  5. GPayton

    Texas Plesiosaur Vertebra?

    After finding my pyritized ichthyosaur vertebra in the Grayson Formation last Friday, I decided that it was time to revisit previous exposures I had first discovered three years ago with a fresh set of eyes. I made a trip to several of those spots the following Saturday and one of the fossils I found is another vertebra. I initially wrote it off as a fish vertebra because it was so thick, then decided it wasn't flaky enough to be fish and the two holes on one side meant it must be a shark centrum, then thought maybe it could be an ichthyosaur caudal, and as of now I think it might be a plesios
  6. Jared C

    Unidentified Plesiosaur

    From the album: Texas Cenomanian (Cretaceous)

    Unidentified Plesiosaur Cenomanian Texas Found on the same day as another incredible fossil - a coniasaur set to be prepped this summer. Further exploration of the site has not yielded more of the animal, though exploration is extremely slow due to the challenging position of the fossil, so only a foot of rock or so has been explored beyond. Continued trips are necessary. Discovered in July of 2022.
  7. Bobby Rico

    Meet the “kipper “

    A long time ago In a village not far away .... Barrow on soar is a little village where a famous plesiosaur was excavated in 1851, of the species Atychodracon megacephalus, nicknamed the "Barrow Kipper or just the Kipper ". The plesiosaur was found in a lime pit outside the village ( Leicestershire has a lot of mineral quarry). In the centre of the village on a roundabout is a lovely mosaic which pictures the kipper’s skeleton. The skeleton is now on display at the New Walk Museum in Leicester the first museum We visited today. The village's football club also has the skeleton on its bad
  8. charlie3425

    Plesiosaur propodial Cap Blanc-Nez

    Today I bought this little gem at the 'Nautilus' fossil fair in Ghent (Belgium). It was sold to me as (and probably will be) a humerus/femur of a juvenile Plesiosaur found at Cap Blanc-Nez. Is this id correct? Is anything more specific to be told about it? Lenght is about 10cm, it's 2.5cm wide. Thanx for any words!
  9. A few of my favorite, smaller, non-dinosaurian Campanian (Cretaceous) finds from last fall on the east coast. Enchodus petrosus fang, Xiphactinus vetus teeth, plesiosaur teeth, mosasaur teeth, Deinosuchus rugosus teeth and osteoderms, Ischyrhiza mira rostral spines and vertebra (I think it’s a vert to I. mira anyways), Cretolamna appendiculata teeth, Archaeolamna kopingensis teeth, Serratolamna serrata tooth, Trionyx spp. carapace plate, Flemingostrea shell, Hybodont cephalic clasper and dorsal spines and teeth, Scapanorhynchus texanus teeth, and Squalicorax pristodontus and kaupi teeth.
  10. Slow Walker

    Mosasaur skull piece? Pierre shale sd

    This fossil has many grooves, holes and structures. My only guess is it's a part of a skull of mosasaur or plesiosaur. Any ideas? Or good reference pics of skull parts for comparison? Thanks
  11. Found possible skull but still unearthed. This point fell off which had others in a row, like a jaw. I took a pic before gluing it and plastering it up. Sorry for poor pic. Wondering if anyone can tell if it's tooth. And if so from what. Thanks
  12. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    Marine reptile tooth ID Lyme Regis

    Hi all, Bought this tooth online a while back. It was sold to me as "Ichthyosaurus platyodon" (which I understand to mean Temnodontosaurus platyodon) from Lyme Regis. Likely found by the seller themselves, as I know they occasionally collect fossils there. However, for the following reasons, I'm not sure about this attribution: Overall, the tooth doesn't look like your typical ichthyosaur tooth to me: It has more of an oval rather than round cross-section It's labolingually flattened Messial and distal carinae run the full length of the cr
  13. JaydenSquire

    Plesiosaur Fossil Prep

    Hi All, I work in a small museum and im currently a geology undergrad, this is the first time in quite sometime that the museum has its own large fossil to prepare. I have some questions, we have an Air-Chisel and other prep tools. But what is the general consensus for getting fossils out of limestone? Particualy vertebrate fossils like these. Cheers, Jayden Squire
  14. Tidgy's Dad

    Plesiosaur in Australia

    A minute long video. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-australia-63883964
  15. Goal: collect all Pierre Shale formation main fossil specimens. During my fossil hunting trips I collect a lot of different fossils but never take the time to figure out what it is exactly. Here I will record my trips and finds but more importantly try to identify what it is. This list will encourage me to not just look for the big marine reptiles but also smaller things I normally ignore. I understand how unrealistic this goal is but it's fun. Any feedback or suggestions are welcomed! Specimens shown on wiki for Pierre shale. Marine vertebrates
  16. Just what the title says. What are the characterictics you search for in a tooth to do the ID?
  17. Slow Walker

    Plesiosaur or fish vertebra? SD

    4 inches diameter. Probably from Pierre shale or niobrara formation. not mine. Thanks!
  18. Per Christian

    Kimmeridgian marine reptile jaw fragment

    Listed in a sales site is this fossil. It's from the kimmeridgian and measures 3.4 * 4.4 cm long. The seller listed it as a possible marine crocodile, but is it possible it's plesiosaur due to the striations? @pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon
  19. Slow Walker

    Marine reptile fossil? Pierre shale SD

    Found these not together but same formation. Look sort of like a vert but not a normal one. Where on the spine might it be? There's a hole in one. Thanks
  20. My kiddo and I made a trip to our favorite cretaceous spot in central Texas. We've been hoping to find a certain type of rock with the hopes of finding a coniasaur or other cenomanian or turonian treasures. This trip a found a medium sized slab in about 8 inches of water. The slab showed white shells and was crumbly. I gently overturned it and took a look. I was very surprised to see a pliosaur tooth. I knew it was possible at this site but I didn't expect to find one. Unfortunately, my faithful assist had slipped and fallen in the water and was now shivering so I decide to pack
  21. RuMert

    Eganovo sand quarry

    Hi all! Here's a brief report on Eganovo quarry, a well-known place among local public interested in fossils. It's basically a "summer site": fossiling there is associated with water and lots of mud, highly uncomfortable in cold seasons. The site is situated some 20 km southeast of Moscow. Late Jurassic. The quarry is an unusual place by itself with a strange otherworldly scenery.
  22. Hi, I'm not sure what exactly this is? it is a strange fossil and according to the seller it is a Plesiosaur skull with a few traces of bone? and was found above the ground. Not sure what to make of that but I think I can see some tooth sockets and maybe the eye sockets (unless I am very mistaken), it just has me stumped! thanks for any help
  23. Fishinfossil

    NJ Plesiosaur or Croc tooth?

    Found in NJ Cretaceous stream. The root hole and lateral? striations on the tooth is what made this stand out. Any thoughts on possible plesiosaur or croc?
  24. RuMert

    Volga in November

    Hi all! Another report in continuation of the previous ones. This time I had 2 days to visit the site and used them to monitor my preferred 3 km of the shore. It was literally the last days of autumn, so by the end of my stay snow started to slowly cover the place for the 5 upcoming months. The water level was a bit lower than in 2020, but much higher than last year. This time 3 boars on the shore: one of them
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