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  1. HynerpetonHunter

    Another Megalichthys scale bottom...

    From the album: Catskill Formation PA fossils

    a second scale base from a Megalichthys. Red Hill, Apr. 15, 2022
  2. HynerpetonHunter

    Megalichthys scale support

    From the album: Catskill Formation PA fossils

    A bone from a Megalichthys mullisoni that was underneath a scale. Apr. 15, 2022 Red Hill
  3. I sculpt scale model dinosaur skulls (and more) on a popular 3D printing service. I put a lot of research and effort into getting these as accurate as I can. These are my personal copies, painted in acrylic with D.I.Y stands.
  4. Bringing Fossils to Life

    Mystery Devonian Fish

    I found this mysterious fossil in Richland, Michigan, and don't know what to make of it. It appears to have a fish scale and lots of bone fragments, as well as a piece of coral, in smoothed (Devonian?) sandstone. I don't know my fish very well; can anyone help?
  5. Hello everyone! I have wanted to create myself a dedicated scale to use for photographing fossils, as I too often forget to include a scale in my photos and I think that a special scale would be more interesting than just a ruler, it could also be helpful for objects that are not as flat for scale in 3 dimensions. My initial thought was to make a cube, but I also wanted to include both imperial and metric units so that everyone on the forum can easily tell the size. So for my first design I decided to try making a cube that has dimensions of one inch along all sides with a 1 cm3 cub
  6. Everyone please use an internationally recognised scale in your images. Coins aren’t good enough. How big is s rupee, or a farthing? I dunno. Of course a marmite jar is the same size worldwide Vegimite is NOT internationally recognised. I hope you’re taking notes @Jesuslover340
  7. HynerpetonHunter

    Fish Scale?

    Anyone know what this is?? It looks like some sort of fish scale, and it has a chunk of some sort of bone or something attached to it. Anyways, here is main info: Date collected: 11/6/21 Formation: Catskill Member: Duncannon Age: Late Devonian, 365-361 mya What was collected: possible scale attached to a bone? Scale is broken in half. Appearance: scale is ridged, four ridges seen, covered in striations running from left to right. It looks like it is about as thick as half a dime.
  8. MrBones

    Scale from Al Ain

    Hello, I found this in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates after breaking open a soft limestone rock. I assume it's eocene in age. The orange color immediately grabbed my attention. I took some photos of it using my microscope and spotted a second, similar object opposite the first. I scraped a bit of the matrix off to reveal more of the second one.
  9. Good evening all and thanks again for everyone's help and patience with my finds....to that end, here's another one. Stark shale between Winterset and Bethany Falls limestone Pennsylvanian. I'm guessing a fish scale or shark denticle (it appears to be inversely ridged or elevated in deeper layers). I would still like to clean it a little better (the brown-filled divit) but wanted some thoughts prior-it will help me decide how to clean it. Thanks all!! Bone
  10. Looking for conodonts, I found and meticulously cleaned this object-at first I thought insect wing, but then fish scale, then plant, then, nuthin special. Thoughts again appreciated!! What say ye? (Stark shale, between Winterset and Bethany Falls, Pennsylvanian) . Bone
  11. Hello everyone, The Osteolepis macrolepidotus fossil I recently acquired came with a little surprise, It has a a fairly large impression of a cycloid scale with it, I was wondering if it was possible to identify it. I know lungfishes have these types of scales so maybe Dipterus? I am really not sure, I have been trying to look at the scales of fish found there but have not found many good references. The scale is about 1 cm in length. Any help would be appreciated.
  12. Dear Members, three years ago I found a small fossil in the Ames Limestone Formation (Pennsylvanian in age) exposed in Frick Park, Pittsburgh, PA. The Ames Limestone preserves a rich assemblage of marine invertebrate fossils (crinoids, corals, etc.). On the other hand vertebrates are much more rare (as far as I know). Originally only the tip was exposed, then I had a fossil preparator work on it, so that the whole specimen is now visible. Close up of the tip at 20X It is definetely fragmentary, but I don't know what it is. I wo
  13. MrBones

    Fish scale?

    Hello, I found this fossil a while ago in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, UAE (United Arab Emirates). I have found many catfish barbs in that area, as well as crocodile fossils, so I am relatively sure that this is a fish scale, however, I cannot find any references online, so I don't know what this scale belongs to. It's attached to a larger piece of bone. (About 1cm in diameter)
  14. Bob Saunders

    fish scale

    Fish Vertebra Miocene Calvert Fm. Calvert Co, MD Fish Scale Asterolepis Sp. Devonian Rousay Beds Sandwich Fish Beds Rousay, Orkney, Scotland
  15. Kolya

    Tooth/Scale?

    Hello! Help please with ID. Length: ~ 1 mm. Location: Western Ukaine. Age: probably Miocene. Thanks in advance!
  16. JBMugu

    Shale fossils, ventura CA

    Hello, I found these shale fossils on sulpher mountain hiking trail in Ventura california. I think one might be a fish scale and I have no idea of what the other could be. Any ideas? Thanks for looking
  17. Scylla

    How To Weigh a Dinosaur

    The two main methods of estimating dinosaur weight actually agree more than they disagree. Estimates of dino weight from 1905 to now were compared and analyzed. https://phys.org/news/2020-08-dinosaur.html
  18. D.N.FossilmanLithuania

    Are these rhizodont fish parts?

    Hello everyone. Few weeks ago I was in Klaipeda district Western Lithuania and found these two fish fossils- scale is about 3 cm diameter, jaw fragment is 1.6 cm length. I think these fossils belong to some species of rhizodont fish, but i am not sure if the species would be more Late Devonian or Carboniferous in age. Please help me to identify the genera of these remains if it is possible, I need to know what the precise age this freshwater limestone boulder belongs to. Best Regards Domas
  19. AstroRaptor56

    I need help with a scale like fossil!

    Hello! I recently went to Grand Ledge, Michigan. This area is part of the Carboniferous, and more specifically the Pennsylvanian period. I found this fossil that appears to be scales. It’s not an imprint either, the scales are elevated. In the surrounding rock there are cordiate fossils and some kind of clam, I found ferns in the area as well. I believe that it was a swamp land way back when these were all alive. An ID on what kind of plant or maybe even fish scales would be awesome! Thank you!
  20. Brondonh

    Scale? Shell? Scute?

    Found in Venice FL, in a mixed shell andarine life pile. Not sure what it is, maybe someone does. Thanks in advance
  21. ricardo

    Lepisosteidae scale in coprolite

    From the album: Coprolites

  22. ricardo

    Lepisosteidae scale in coprolite

    From the album: Coprolites

  23. Going through last year's finds I found a few things that I don't recognize. All are from Pennsylvanian marine limestone. The first few all appear to be fish material of some kind. I find plenty of chondrichthyan teeth, but none of these look like any teeth I've seen, although they may be partials. Possibly some kind of bony fish scale? All images were taken under a microscope, no scale cube but they all are about 1/2" at the widest point. #1) #2)
  24. Hello, I have a Phareodus Fossil. Its one foot long. I found it on August 12th of this year in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Today, I noticed something I would like some input on. I took a look at it and I noticed what looks like a pile of scales in the belly of the Phareodus. I am attaching a picture of both the full fossil and the area I am referring to. (I just noticed a Knightia is in the fossil also) I know Phareodus were carnivorous, and have big teeth, but what do you guys think? Are these scales in the stomach? Its last meal? Jared
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