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  1. In 1995 (long ago...) a friend of mine and me digged at a highway-constructionsite in nw-germany. It was the Highway Nr. 2 between Gelsenkirchen and Gladbeck in famous Ruhrgebiet-Area. The construction site opens at a lenght of 3 km sandy sediments from middle Santonian, Zone of Uintacrinus socialis. We really found a lot..., beach sediments with everything from plants over echinoderms up to vertebrate fossils (some lang-living ones...), and stored it. Till now. Some weeks ago I started to clean, glue, sort..., to write a paper about it. Hope to finish in 2025, lot of work... I go to show piec
  2. Late last year I received some micro matrix from @Notidanodon that he collected from the Isle of Wright (UK) out of the Greensand Fm. near Yaverland. This material is Lower Cretaceous, Albian aged. I have picked through much of it and have some questions on what I have found. I am not well versed in the fauna from this area and some internet searching has led me to some suggestions, but I'm hoping Will or some of our more experienced collectors from this area such as @Welsh Wizard, @Yoda, @Bobby Rico, and any others that I cant think of off the top of my head, can set me straight.
  3. erose

    Eagle Ford Sharks

    Does anyone know of a good resource for sharks in the Eagle Ford Group. In particular I am working on specimens that came out of the South Bosque Shale and the Condensed Zone below the Atco in Williamson County, Texas. I have a lot of reference material already but have no good faunal lists for vertebrates. PS I have good info on Ptychodus. It's the other sharks and fish I need. I'll try and posts some pics of the specimens as I can.
  4. Hey again everyone! I have a LOT of overdue trip reports, experiences, and finds I’d love to share. Ive been busy traveling around Texas exploring and having the best outdoor fun before I buckle down and start my academic journey. I want to start off saying Happy Holidays and Happy New Years to everyone here! I will never forget anyone who has been kind to helped me, especially this year, and I wish everyone only the best. I literally mean it! Some of you remembered me from years ago and scrambled to help me like a guardian angel- I’ll make you guys proud someday. These ad
  5. ThePhysicist

    Isurolamna inflata tooth

    From the album: Sharks

    Early mackerel shark, I believe this is the earliest (if not among the earliest) of the Lamnid sharks (Late Paleocene-Early Eocene) - a family represented today by the extant great white shark, makos, porbeagle, and salmon shark.
  6. ThePhysicist

    Great white shark tooth (juvenile)

    From the album: Sharks

    Lower anterior early great white shark tooth (Early Pliocene) from a juvenile individual. Juvenile white sharks had narrower teeth than the adults, more suited for catching fish and cephalopods. Fossils are now illegal to export from Peru, this one was collected prior to 1990 under a Peruvian government permit by the BHI.
  7. ThePhysicist

    Great white shark tooth

    From the album: Sharks

    Nice color on this early great white shark tooth (Early Pliocene). This one comes from the desert of southern Peru, where a long period of sand blasting has smoothed this tooth to a near-polish, all but erasing the serrations. Fossils are now illegal to export from Peru, this one was collected prior to 1990 under a Peruvian government permit by the BHI.
  8. ThePhysicist

    Great white shark tooth

    From the album: Sharks

    Cool two-toned early great white shark tooth (Early Pliocene). Fossils are now illegal to export from Peru, this one was collected prior to 1990 under a Peruvian government permit by the BHI.
  9. 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
  10. In the last couple of months my son and I have purchased some unprepped Lebanese fossil fishy's. There are four known species of guitarfish from the Lebanese provinces of Hakel and Hajula. Rhinobatos maronita is one of these; this species was fist described in 1866 by Pictet and Humbert. Some purty dang cool stuff but the guy we are buying from does not know how to wrap and send fossils over seas! Our last shipment came in many pieces! Not good. My son is working on him to make it right? Aside from that Im going to do what I can to fix things. First up is one side of what I think is
  11. My husband and I went on a little "tour" of Mississippi on a three part "hunting" trip....for fossils, ancestors and ghosts. Before you get all grammatical, I didn't hunt my ancestors, but I did hunt for their gravesites. I have ancestry 7 generations back in the Natchez area of southern Mississippi and had been there a few times for family reunions while growing up. But it's been at least 35 years since I was last there. So we decided to make a little road trip around the state to visit not only my ancestors, but also a tour of as many Native American mounds as we could fit in the trip - f
  12. Need help identifying these teeth. Some look so similar and I can’t be sure which shark they’re from. I am an armature enthusiast! thanks in advance! You guys are great!
  13. WOW, what a day! Today I had the pleasure of finally meeting @Jared C after over a year of reading his trip reports and admiring all of the incredible finds he's made exploring the Cretaceous formations of Central Texas. We have a lot in common: both of us are pursuing a career in paleontology, are both (almost) the same age, and are both attending universities in-state that are only an hour and a half away from each other. Needless to say, I can't believe it took us this long to finally go on a hunt together. Jared drove up from his new place in College Station this morning to me
  14. Last summer I posted a trip report about finding some Pennsylvanian black shale in a river bed in East Central Illinois http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/106753-628-illinois-black-shale-trip-w-listracanthus/. I was able to visit the site again once more in the fall last year when the river was running much lower and collect more and larger pieces of the finely bedded and fissile shale. Since then I have been slowly splitting and going through the rocks I brought home, and finding many interesting fish parts- that is definitely the dominant fauna presen
  15. JakubArmatys

    Cretaceous Shark Tooth?

    Anybody can identify this Tooth? Found in cretaceous, turonian sandy-limestone in Poland (Tyniec, Cracow). I think it's a Shark Tooth, or other fish but I don't know which exactly.
  16. Egrigg

    Texas Shark Teeth

    Can anyone help me ID these two shark teeth, they are from Texas so that might help limit options.
  17. Fossilsforever

    Sharktooth ID

    Hello all, Can someone help me to identify this tooth? (Neogene age). Found a while ago in Belgium. Very small (8-9mm root with). Kind regards!
  18. amyycp

    Shark Teeth ID Request 3

    Hi all, I have these 2 teeth that were given to me several years ago, I'm unsure what they are but think they are the same species. Could someone please ID? Many thanks, Amy
  19. Fossilsforever

    Possible Parotodus benedeni tooth

    Hi all, A longer time ago I found a thick shark tooth from the Tertiary (about 3 cm long). From the Netherlands. It looks like a Parotodus benedeni tooth (a very thick rooth and thick tooth overall). It looks like the one on this site: LINK Perhaps other opinions?
  20. Spr

    Miscellaneous Bones

    All found along the beaches anywhere between Onslow Beach and Holden Beach, North Carolina. If you would like more pictures of anything please let me know, thanks. The shark tooth is strange to me because I thought it was a fragment but the serrations on both edges make it seem otherwise like a newly grown tooth? I have plenty of shark teeth and no problem identifying them but this one stumps me. As far as number three goes, I thought it was a piece of turtle shell but my geology professor thought it may be a very worn tooth, however he wasn’t sure.
  21. Howdy! I recently went to Post Oak creek, and ended up with more matrix than I can immediately use. Rather than let it sit unsearched, I figured it was worth a shot to post some up for trade here. Each bag has a pound of material in it, and they have proved to be very productive. I’ve found numerous ptychodus teeth, a (poorly preserved) lobster carapace, shark and fish vertebra, various bones, coprolites, and of course, lots of other shark teeth. So there’s lots of different things that can be found. I’ve got around 25-30 lbs I’d be willing to trade. I am primarily interested in verte
  22. Hello, I've heard that some locations are better than others for finding specific species. My favorite shark teeth to find are those of the snaggletooth shark, so I was wondering if anyone knows where I might be able to focus my hunting in order to find the serrations of my dreams! I live in PA, but am willing to drive as far as Virginia if I have time and money. So far I've found baby H. serra teeth at Matoaka, but as I'm a new fossil hunter I haven't had a chance to check out other sites yet. Any recommendations? Thanks!
  23. Jeffrey P

    Shark Cartilage from Ramanessin Brook

    From the album: Cretaceous

    Squatina sp. Shark Cartilage Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Ramanessin Brook Holmdel, N.J.
  24. Parthicus

    Why no Ptychodus in NJ?

    Teeth of the shell-crushing shark Ptychodus sp. are fairly common in the Late Cretaceous deposits of Texas and are also found in Alabama and Kansas (and maybe other states). However, Ptychodus seems to be completely absent from the Late Cretaceous deposits of New Jersey. Why is this? One explanation I can think of is differences in age- the Late Cretaceous formations at Big Brook and other famous NJ sites are Campanian or Maastrichtian, while my understanding is that the Late Cretaceous deposits of Texas and Kansas are a bit earlier. So perhaps Ptychodus became extinct a
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