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  1. Hello! I've found this today near Swanage, Southern England in the Purbeck group - early Cretaceous. The initial thought was turtle rib but I'm not particularly familiar with turtle anatomy, so I thought I'd run it by the group. The location has yielded crocodiles, turtles, Iguanodontian dinosaurs and some mammals. Sadly, had a break in it when freeing it from a bigger block, but recovered most of the pieces. Note that it is flat, thin, does not appear to taper or pinch along the length - not clear from the photo but it's uniformly 0.75cm thick and before the break about 8 cm in length. N
  2. Hi all, Back again with a new ID request. Found a mammal bone in the surf of Asbury Park, NJ (USA); this area overlies and regularly exposes fossils from the Kirkwood formation which is known to have been a near-shore marine environment laid down during the early Miocene. The surf also occasionally reveals Pleistocene mammal bones as well as those of modern animals (have found bone bits and crab parts at various stages of fossilization for reference which makes it difficult to decide what's Neogene and what's Quaternary). My initial hunch was that this was a worn marine
  3. The Portal

    Backyard item #1 Mammal rib?

    I’ve been hanging around this forum for a while, and now that I’ve officially joined, I’m gonna start by going through my years’ fossil accumulations, particularly the ones that came from my backyard creek (The Portal) and see if I can’t get them them all correctly IDed. Maybe I’ll call it the Backyard Project, if anyone wants to follow along. So here’s the first item: I hope the picture quality is decent enough. It is about three cm long and one cm wide. I’m very sure it is a bone, and given the long thin shape of it I can only think rib. After a bit of searching the only close
  4. lof

    Mosasaur bits?

    Follow up to my previous post on the mosasaur jaw. Wanted to get my prelim IDs seconded on some other finds. I'm thinking mosasaur teeth--any thoughts on species? Left tooth fragment 3cm long, right tooth 4cm long. Tylosaur, platecarpus and clidastes are possibilities. Can any one point me towards diagnostic marks to differentiate? The other piece I interpret to be a rib (2.5 x 1.5 wide, 10 cm long), with many scavenger shark marks on it. Thanks for your input. Found near ladonia fossil park, Fannin Co, Texas. Late cretaceous.
  5. GallinaPinta

    Conglomerate fossil bone puerto rico

    Hello, I think I found my first serious fossil!! Up until now, I always found invertebrate and plant fossils like echinoids and giant oysters, but recently after fossil hunting last week at my favorite spot, the San Sebastián Limestone, I stumbled upon something absolutely incredible. I was rushing to get home cause it was getting dark and the river was getting pretty cold, but I tripped over this huge stone. I saw the shadow of something stuck and quickly put it in my backpack, swam and crossed the river and bought it home thinking it was some kind of fossilized wood. It is very, very heavy.
  6. akzardog

    Rib bone?

    Unknown fossil found at Fort Fisher Beach NC after hurricane a couple years ago. Any ideas? 5" x 1"
  7. Hello, I found this bone cluster in a Miocene era beach deposit on the east coast of the South Island New Zealand. Appears to be ribs of some kind, 5 in total. Perhaps some sort of dolphin? Any help identifying the type of animal this came from would be much appreciated. Scale is in inches. Thanks!
  8. Found these in eastern NC river this weekend and could use some help identifying. It was in an area most likely Yorktown , found among great white teeth, a horse tooth, tilly bones, whale bone and some shell fragments. Lot of reworked material in the gravel. This item looks like the bones of the front of a lower jaw to me but these holes off to the sides confuse me - they are rounded inside like a tooth or tusk might have sat in them but the angles are odd - I could be wishful thinking here - just seemed out of the ordinary to me. Then the other is a bone it’s much lighter and the p
  9. I was told the rib could belong to some Pleistocene horse or a young mammoth. There were also proposals that the vertebra belonged to the steppe bison or the woolly rhinoceros. They both were found in Eastern Lesser Poland. What do you think? Thanks in advance!
  10. ZacharyP

    Need confirmation on what this is

    Was at flag ponds today looking for fossils in the Calvert formation. This looks like a cetacean rib fragment? Dolphin/porpoise? Thanks all.
  11. Oregon Coast Agates

    Oregon Coast Rib ID

    So this was one of my first fossil finds from last winter on the Oregon Coast and I still need help identifying it further. It was tossed up on the rocky shoreline one day after a winter storm in the Stonefield Beach State Rec area (Central Oregon Coast). I've sent photos to the Burke Museum's ID dept along with a few other museums that's offer opinions on fossils based on photo's and they've all said its definitely a rib, and but the debate is now between a Baleen/Whalebone or the Steller's Sea Cow. I've gotten mixed opinions from several museum experts but I would like to know o
  12. Skeetersaurus

    Trip for teeth

    Been a little while but made it out to my hole and found some goods. Would love some insight as to what the rib bone?? May be from. Enjoy and thanks for any input!! <;^><
  13. Eclipsedittihli

    No idea

    What is this? Please someone tell me what this may be. Found in the low country of Summerville, South Carolina
  14. Fossilartist

    Ichthyosaur rostrum / ribs?

    Hi, this is a bone block from port Mulgrave in Yorkshire, is the exposed bone Ichthyosaur, and if so is it identify able which part? My uneducated guess is rostrum or ribs. Is this fossil something that could prep ok?
  15. Crazyhen

    Rib of a Triassic Marine Reptile?

    This is found at Yunnan with Keichousaurus. Is it a rib bone of a Triassic marine reptile? It looks a bit too "curved" to me.
  16. Guest

    Fossil ID

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the group and very excited. I live on our ranch in northeast Wyoming and find many fossils. This one is one of the better ones I have found. Pictures are from the first find to now after some work. Hoping someone can help ID Fossil.
  17. Kshields

    Need help with identification

    Found near Lake Huron Ontario. I can see the symmetry and the darker pieces on top and that they coincide with the curved spacing below. Hard to see in pics but I’ll do my best to show. I pointed out the two less obvious in the possibility it help in identifying due to the structure etc. The other is the lighter grey square that is more obvious and visible. Thank you
  18. Hello! I'm a new member and I was hoping I could get some second opinions on some Kem Kem fossils I'm thinking about purchasing. I've only collected American species, and have been recently interested in bones out of the Kem Kem beds. I've stayed away thus far because of the stories of composite fossils and Frankenstein pieces, but I've come across a couple that I thought were interesting and fairly priced. Was hoping I could get some other thoughts before moving on any of them (wanna make sure they aren't composites or areas of fill look weird). I've attached pictures of three specimens I'm l
  19. Crazyhen

    Rib of a Triassic Marine Reptile?

    This fossil is from Guanling, Guizhou of China, of Triassic Formation. Many marine reptile fossils were found there. This one looks like a rib bone of a marine reptile?
  20. musicnfossils

    Alberta Gold

    Went on a wild fossil hunting trip today out on private land in the Dinosaur Park fm. and found something that I’ve since reported to the Tyrrell. My best guess is a partial hadrosaur tail. The specimen is about 3 feet long by 1.5 feet wide. There was no other associated material nearby but there may be more of this dinosaur under the surface. I’ll also post a few of my favourite surface finds for today. I have a before and after photo of a vert, a large partial rib and some tyrannosaur teeth & a croc tooth.
  21. Mcmaker

    Triassic rib?

    Hi, i went on a trip to my new triassic spot and found something which reminds some sort of a rib trace on a marine bed. Look at the bottom of a rock Found near Chorzów, lesser Poland. Can you tell me what's that?
  22. Hello, Can anyone take a look at this rib piece, please and give your thoughts? It is sold as a spinosaurus rib. It is from Kem Kem and measures 21 inchs x 3 inches x 1.9 inches (at it's widest points). Interestingly, it also has supposedly three predation marks which seller suspects was made by a Carcharodontosaurus. So, if someone can look and confirm that it's a spinosaurus and if they are predation marks as opposed to natural wear or damage with tools during extraction, that would be excellent. Seller also says that there are hairline stress fractures
  23. A few weeks ago I decided to take the kids to my local park. They are building houses in this area and completed a new road which made getting to this park much quicker. Now instead of going way around it's only about a mile from my house and a much more direct shot. On the drive to the park I looked over to my right and saw some red/orange soil. The only formation in this area with that color is the Woodbine formation. "Odd," I thought. "The nearest Woodbine outcrop on the geological map is miles from here." I told my kids we were gonna make a quick pit stop for 10 minutes or so t
  24. Allosaurus

    Chunky Chunkosaur-TMF

    I know it's a partial (rib I assume?), but it would be great if there's any way to identify this beyond just a chunkosaur. Two Med Fm. MT If there is, if you can describe what you are looking at as diagnostic I would greatly appreciate.
  25. Bradley Flynn

    Whale rib fragment or something else?

    Found this on a beach with some shark teeth and other bone fragments. Most of the bone around there is very worn and tumbled, making it impossible to ID. This piece however has some interesting features and could possibly be identifiable. I'm thinking its a piece of the top end of a whale rib? Anybody recognise this as something else, large terrestrial mammal maybe? Thanks
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