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  1. matthew textor

    what kind of cephalopod is this?

    Hi everyone this is Matt again. Can anyone tell me what kind of cephalopod this is in this rock? Here are some photos:
  2. Hello everyone, I went to a fossil deposit in Solnhofen, Germany a few years ago. I never got all of my finds IDed however. I would appreciate your help if you have time. Thanks for your intrest, -AnyArthropod
  3. Any ideas what this is? Found in Maryland. Has kind of a hex pattern on one side.
  4. Nadav

    Help me ID a bivalve

    When I was a kid I found this bivalve fossil and now looking at it, I think it lived attached to something on one side. You can see how one of the shells is deformed in a wierd way. Is it a known and common phenomenon? Also I would like if one of you can help me get an ID on this bivalve.
  5. Lee Taylor

    Leisey Shell Pit

    I am an old-long-time shark tooth hunter in Charleston SC. I ran across some photos and information on Leisey Shell Pit, Hillsborough Co., Florida, USA. What is the story on this place? What is its history? Do they offer paid tours? Are they closed to the public? The photos are VERY attractive to a fossil hunter
  6. Tigereagle12345

    Shell fossil in wrong formation

    I found this shell fossil 6 or so years ago on the fossil walk in Ulladulla, NSW, Australia. What I find strange about it is that it's a common species at this site, only it's deposited in a rock from after the species inhabited the area. The fossil is deposited in a stone transported to the area when glaciers moved though and, to the best of my knowledge, the fossils in Ulladulla are all from far before the glaciers arrived. Does anyone have any ideas how this fossil came to be here? Thanks
  7. SharkySarah

    Gastropod ID

    Found in the Mount Laurel formation at the C&D canal in Delaware. Any idea on the genus?
  8. SharkySarah

    Bivalve ID help

    Found in the Mount Laurel formation of the C&D canal Delaware. It looks like a modern day razor clam. Does anyone know the genus of this fossil?
  9. SharkySarah

    Jingle shell?

    Are these both Anomia sp.? Found in the Mount Laurel formation of the C&D canal Delaware.
  10. SharkySarah

    Is this a fossil clam or modern?

    I found this at the Mount Laurel formation at the C&D canal Delaware. Wondering if it’s a fossil and if it is, the scientific name.
  11. SharkySarah


    From the Mount Laurel formation at the C&D canal in Delaware. I know it’s a clam but was wondering what genus it is.
  12. mr fossil


    Hello just wanted to show you guys this pebble I found from a jurrasic coast in Oman. does anyone know what the spiky shell at the bottom is? thank you for your time.!
  13. Recently, a group of paleontologists were having a discussion regarding fossil shells after a woman produced one for identification. Discussion turned to the difference between a shell and a fossil shell (that being a shell which has permineralized). There was debate as to whether or not there are any shells that are older than any fossil shells in the general paleo record. One of the paleontologists knows a shell expert and she reported back that the oldest known shell is approximately 18,000 years old and that all shells older than that have permineralized. However, some found this difficult
  14. June P

    What could this be?

    Not sure what this fossil or structure is. I found it in my neighborhood in North San Antonio where there’s a lot of limestone and fossils in limestone and petrified wood. I’m in a new neighborhood and thee builder has to dig through lots of stone to bury utilities and set foundations. this little object reminded me at first of a baby oyster shell due to it’s oyster shel shape. When i got it home though and looked at it under my magnifier, a huge question mark formed in my mind. The ‘rosette’ structures which appear to form it have me confounded. I wonder if it might be
  15. jcbodwell

    Shark tooth or other?

    Hello, Sometimes I collect shells from the beach and the other day I found the one in these pictures. My friend thinks it may be a shark tooth but it looks unlike other shark teeth I've seen. If you have any idea what it may be please let me know! Thank you.
  16. Thatoneguy

    What is this

    Recently found a very large area covered with these shells on our ranch after a rain storm. It is in sweetwater county, south western Wyoming. Just curious what they are, what time period they are from, are they the kind that produce pearls, just a general knowledge of them. Any help would be great, thank you.
  17. Hello, I'll admit I have zero experience with fossils. One day while waking or property I found this fossil. I am interested to discover what it is and how old it may be. It was found about a mile east of the Trinity River near Palestine, TX. I was surprised that it was on top of the soil, but the area is prone to erosion. It's about 2 inches in length and has some obvious texture to it. Hopefully my pictures are clear enough for identification and/or dating.
  18. Found this in Alabama mountains near Huntsville. Was in a washed out area of rock. Found others too. Any ideas?
  19. Hello Dear Friends, This time i'd like to show something special : Dream Of Any Baltic Amber Collector. Snail Shell. Extremely Rare Gastropoda ( For me super extremely rare - i never had any one ). Huge Amber 50g, 2.5mm Snail shell. Better quality pic - https://ibb.co/q9qvGcv Cheers from amber cave !! Artur
  20. fossilman50

    fossil clam shell

    are [martesia scobinula] shells often found on North Pacific coastlines internet search only shows european finds (netherlands)
  21. Fishinfossil

    Shell Surprise in NJ Cretaceous brook

    Found this little clam type full mold in NJ Cretaceous stream (not Big Brook). First time I've found a shell mold like this there. Reminds me of the Coquina clams in the undertow along the Jersey beaches in the summer. Any info on what it's nomenclature may be? Fun highlight of the day outside of the common shark teeth.
  22. Hdgovroom


    Found this in my yard in SW Washington long ago. Looking over what I believed were my fossils, I noticed what appears to be the clam in the shell I thought was fossilized. Is it? Not sure where the shell was originally found. Possibly So. Washington or Oregon coast. measures 4 cm. I can feel it.
  23. Crazyhen

    Turtle shell plate ?

    This piece looks like a shell plate of a turtle. It is from Yunnan, China. Is it a A shell plate of turtle?
  24. Hi everyone this is Matt again. Today again, I broke apart 2 rocks, and they had a lot of brachiopods in them. Here are some photos:
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