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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Hello everyone! I found this tooth online. It's from a Plesiosaur. Zarafasaura oceanis. From the Ouled Abdoun Basin, Maastrichtian. I have never seen these teeth have root. Is it real? Cheers. - Adriano.
  6. AranHao

    Plesiosaur?

    Hello, everyone. I have a Moroccan vertebrae fossil purchased in Tucson. The label is Plesiosaur. Is it real? If it was true, what kind of Plesiosaur would it be? (Elasmosaurus?Kronosaurus?or…… and Maybe everything I said didn't exist there. I'm sorry I'm not familiar with it) The last question is, which is the correct position of these vertebrae in dinosaurs ? Be grateful for any help!
  7. A new polycotylid plesiosaur has been recovered from the upper half of the upper member of the lower Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) Pierre Shale Formation of Wyoming: Serpentisuchops pfisterae, the snake-like crocodile face. The interesting aspect to this new discovery is that this polycotylid, contrary to most other known members of this clade (that is, all with the exception of the Turonian Thililua longicollis and Manemergus anguirostris from Morocco), has a elongated neck, convergent on those of elasmosauridae. The pertinent article can be found here: Scott Person
  8. Hi, I always struggle to tell the difference between a Plesiosaur tooth and an Ichthyosaur tooth. This tooth comes from Goulmima in Morocco (lower Turonian) so I believe it is a Plesiosaur tooth (possibly a Pliosaur tooth), but wanted to confirm it here. The tooth is 4.2cm in length and retains the ridges on the tooth which I think is how you might tell the difference between Plesiosaur and Ichthyosaur. Thank you!
  9. Both of the teeth came from the White Limestone, Traditional Layer, Great Oolite Series, Bathonian of Oxfordshire, UK. Any thoughts on the identity of these teeth? Are they crocodile teeth or plesiosaur/pliosaur teeth?
  10. My daughter and I have just been down to Penarth in Wales; we’d nearly given up on the place when I spotted this tooth on a slab. It came from the Jurassic layers where I know ichthyosaur and plesiosaur material is regularly found. I’m thinking it’s the latter of these but I have very little knowledge to back this up. Can anyone tell me what the tooth belonged to and maybe even narrow it down to a species. Many thanks for looking IMG_3688.MOV
  11. Muffinsaurus

    Muffinsaurus Collection

    I don't know if I'm posting this in the right place but I figured I'd show off my collection. I don't have many of my own finds cleaned up enough so I'll start with the ones I have bought or have been gifted. I don't have much, but I'm proud of what I do have (except that spino tooth). Note: I just figured out how the label pictures. If I made any mistakes please let me know. Zarafasaura oceanis Zarafasaura oceanis (Unknown fish jaw) Prognathodon Spinosauridae Amber with ants in it (I got it at a gift shop
  12. Saw this for sale, not sure whether it’s real or what species of animal it came from, but looks like plesiosaur? It was “purchased at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show.“ it weighs 6.1 pound and the bottom jaw is about 9.5 inches long, the top is about 9 inches.
  13. University of Bath researchers said it was "plausible" that a plesiosaur could have survived in the Scottish loch. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-62317648 The study was published in Cretaceous Research
  14. I think is marine reptile. Poorly fossilized. Also how to post many pics at once?
  15. 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
  16. 2ft long block. found weathered and near other marine reptile and fish fossils. Couldn't find any more parts to this. Is this a tail? Seems small compare to other mosasaur verts I find.
  17. Praefectus

    Plesiosaurs from the Kem Kem Group

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195667122001744 Plesiosaurs from the fluvial Kem Kem Group (mid-Cretaceous) of eastern Morocco and a review of non-marine plesiosaurs Georgina Bunker, David M. Martill, Roy Smith, Samir Zourhi, Nick Longrich Leptocleididae indet., shed teeth from the Kem Kem Group, Morocco. Unfortunately paywalled. Send me a message if you want the pre-proof PDF.
  18. SpokenClaw

    Damaged Plesiosaur Tooth

    First of all hiiiii this is my first post on this forum Soo, I live in germany and am doing some vacation on the beach rn. I found a guy selling gems and fossils. I bought this lil specimen. After I bought it he said its the most rare thing in his inventory lol. According to the guy the tooth is from a plesiosaur, unknown if there is more in the matrix(Atleast there are some shells but thats not the point of this post anyways.). All I got about where its from was "south brazil". Facts list: >Plesiosaur tooth presumably >partially damaged >From (
  19. msantix

    Polycotylid lower jaw?

    Hi, Saw this and I think it is a small lower Polycotylid jaw (possibly from Manemergus or Thililua) and I wanted to get some opinions on it. It comes from near Goulmima in Morocco and is 42cm in length. Thank you!
  20. Hi there everyone! I acquired this plesiosaur tooth specimen from Oued Zem, Khouribga, Morocco not too long ago and I couldn't help but be fascinated by all of the different fossils found in the single piece of matrix. The front of the specimen contains a beautiful plesiosaur tooth with what I believe is a fish vertebrae and other fish material. On the back, the specimen is riddled with small shark teeth as seen by an exposed root and various exposed crowns. Though I'd greatly appreciate a positive ID on the plesiosaur tooth, I'm really more interested in th
  21. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    New longirostrine pliosaur described from the Oxford Clay

    Hi all, Just came across the exciting news that a new pliosaur genus and species has been described from the Callovian stage of the Oxford Clay near Yarnton in Oxfordshire. Dubbed Eardasaurus powelli (Powel's Yarnton lizard), it's a longirostrine thalassophonean pliosaur that is slightly more derived than Peloneustes philarchus (with which it shares numerous anatomical features) and forms a sister taxon to "Pliosaurus", Simolestes, Liopleurodon, Pliosaurus and brachaucheninae. A feature of particular interest in the dentition of this new species is the presence of connecting carina
  22. DanJeavs

    Monster Plesiosaur Verts

    I said to myself at the start of the year, I’d try to find more bone, rather than just ammonites. Well, last week I hit the jackpot of rarities here on the Yorkshire coast. Plesiosaur vertebrae. Now, marine reptile bone is quite rare here as a whole, Ichthyosaur comes out every now and then, but plesiosaur, pliosaur, and crocodile are MUCH rarer. So imagine my shock when I see a vert, pick it up, and it’s plesi. Then, I find a second, that slots on perfect, then, a third about ten metres away that also fits together. Straight onto the beach they went. I penned off the little shale matrix th
  23. PALEO POOD

    Id sea reptiles tooth

    Hey can anyone help me to id this tooth please it from Russia Belgorod region it's pliosaur or ichthyosaurus
  24. Fishinfossil

    NJ Cretaceous Partial Vert ID?

    Found in NJ Cretaceous stream. Any suggestions? Looks like a partial vertebrae. Possibly Plesiosaur? Or even Dino?
  25. Fishinfossil

    Possible NJ Plesiosaur tooth?

    Found in NJ Cretaceous stream. The striations stood out to me. Even though its small (about 3/4-inch) could it possibly be a plesiosaur tooth?
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