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Kolya posted a topic in Fossil IDHello! Help please with identification. In my opinion it has some similarity with Hemiscyllium, but I dont know for sure. Length ~ 1,5 mm. Age - Early Eocene. Location- Ukraine. Thanks in advance!
Skate tooth ?
Kolya posted a topic in Fossil IDHello! Help please with identification. I think it is some genus from Rhinobatiformes, but I did not found such teeth before. Size ~ 1 mm. Middle Miocene, Badenian. Western Ukraine. Thanks in advance!
Modern skate skeleton
fossilnut posted a topic in Questions & AnswersNot sure where to post this request, so change as appropriate. The Maryland Natural History Society will be holding its annual Shark Fest in August. I volunteer there. As part of our educational displays, a skate skeleton would be useful for folks to see, feel the cartilage and to see the protective dermal denticles. I have looked on the internet but have not come up with with any. I looked on taxidermy sites and online. I wondered if any TFF members may have or can refer me to a person or site where such a skeleton or partial piece like a tail section would be available. Thanks for any help a
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From the album: Delaware FossilsVertebrae from either a stingray or skate. Found in close proximity to each other at a site where such things are rare, so probably from the same animal. L:arger one is about 3cm wide. Found at Reedy Point, C and D Canal, Delaware. Maastrichtian.
Ray and Skate Verts
Shellseeker posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionYesterday, a hunting companion found a Vertebra like this one. The majority of his finds were Stingray (broken) mouth plates, isolated teeth and barbs. He immediately thought he had a Stingray vert, but I said no.... Sawfish. and now I am not sure. Why is it so difficult to find verts from Stingrays (Manta, Eagle, etc) identified on the Internet? What do they look like? Can I compare a Sawfish vert to a Manta Ray Vert and note differences? In searching, I found this reference and photos https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/species-especes/skates/anatomy/internal-eng.html
The SG Fossil Cache - Living Fossil Fishes
-Andy- posted a topic in Member CollectionsI've always loved living fossils, especially the fish. They are relics of an age long lost, offering us a glimpse of an incredible prehistoric world. Some are enigmas that survived countless extinction events since the Devonian. Others are majestic predators that swam alongside the dinosaurs. Let me present my collection of living fossil fishes from the Mesozoic and before. I will begin with one of the most famous of all - the coelacanth Coelacanth Species: Whiteia woodwardi Age: 252.3 - 251.3 mya | early Triassic Formation: Diego Basin; Middle Sakamena Formation
rapp creek hunting
Rowboater posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsMy hip is bothering me, but we've had beautiful weather the last few days so I had to get out. Ended up being a short trip. Most of what I found was broken and small and about half as many teeth as usual, but I tried. Tape is in cm. A three inch ecphora, but missing a tail. Two or three skate stinger pieces. A nice but hard to scan cowshark upper, and pieces, some fin tilly bones, a few angel shark and drum. Lots of animal tracks along the creek but no frogs, crawfish or salamanders, just scud shrimp.
Mysterious sea tooth
dolevfab posted a topic in Fossil IDI have found this thing in a campanian marine phosphate deposit. It came along with fish and shark teeth. It looks like some kind of tooth, but I have no idea. The brown area is translucent and looks like enamel. Although the grey is thicker and sharp. Any experts on cretaceous fish would be welcome Ps. This is definately not just a rock, I am fairly familiar with this deposit and can judge a rock from a fossil. Could anybody I'd this please?
Rapp beach trip
Rowboater posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsWent out after the snow here, not expecting much. Found a dozen or so small teeth (one small mako?), a flat (porpoise?) partially hollow tooth, some coral on a scallop, skate teeth and a nice piece of stinger, and-- finally-- a bunch of shrimp coprolite burrows (had not seen any in a longtime, but the storm deposited several; posted photo on that thread). Bunch of "whale' bone" chunks. A fun day.
I found this tooth (Rajiformes?)
Nico CA posted a topic in Fossil IDI fount it in marine sandstone, but I don´t know what it's. Age: Probably Maastrichtian.
ilzho posted a topic in Fossil IDDo you ever look at your fossils and say, ok that's enough, I have plenty? haha.... I have many more stingray barbs...... I think I've reached my capacity of them.....
Ray barb or fin spine or something else?
rauhaus posted a topic in General Fossil DiscussionHello! I found this chunk of something in Frankstown, MS while looking for shark teeth. There is so much petrified driftwood there and many pieces look similar to this. I picked this out at first thinking it was wood.. but I didn't see the little bumps along one side (I'm being very generic because I don't want to call it something it isn't and I'm not sure yet what it is ) until I got home. I also noticed when I got home that it is hollow and looks a bit like bone. After seeing this, I thought it was probably a fin spine or a ray barb. Others say it is a barb, but if it is, I'd love to know