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  1. Shellseeker

    Distinctive bone

    I try to get my fossil friends to join TFF, but still have a few who want my help in gettng odd finds here. All I have in the photos. Found in Gulf of Mexico while hunting Megs. @Boesse Maybe a process of a Baleen whale earbone. The grooved side seems possible, but the other side reminds me of jaw. The Gulf collects both marine and land animal fossils, just a lot more marine naturally.
  2. Hi everyone! I purchased this "Mosasaurus Skull" about a year ago. I'm certain that it's fake, but I was curious as to how bad of a fake it was (to humor me) and what kind of teeth these are. Thanks!
  3. Hi everyone, I recently acquired this piece which I'm fairly certain is a piece of the brain case. The issue is I don't know what animal it's from. I've looked at pictures of skulls of cetaceans, deer, bear, camel, everything I could think of. The closest I saw is a fossil peccary skull that was for sale on etsy but I couldn't find any other examples to compare it to. What do you all think? measurements are 2.25 inches wide 2 inches tall, 2.5 inches long.
  4. Muuleey

    Need help please....

    Found in Louisiana. Doesn't look like a rock to me but I can be wrong. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
  5. Dear Forum members, A few years ago I bought this piece from a fellow collector. The description mentioned that it is probably a Platecarpus sp. atlas and axis vertebrae, Niobrara Fm. Gove Co. Kansas. I think that this is acutally the supraoccipital, epioccipital, basisphenoid and several other skull parts. I do not know if this is indeed from a Platecarpus species? if so, which species could this be? I'd like to know whether this piece is Coniacian, Santonian or Campanian in age. Perhaps the preservation already can point in a direction. the fossils are all very flatt
  6. WyoProspector

    Who and what is this?

  7. Hello FossilForum, any help in identifying these pieces I have included would be greatly appreciated! I believe these are various types of teeth and jaw pieces and some entire skulls included. I have numerous crocodile skulls I believe. Thanks for looking and any info or help! TURTLE SHELL? This is what I think is a chunk of a Turtle Shell. SKULLS? Front Back Skull #2 TEETH:
  8. Hi all, I recently made a bid on a Moroccan crocodile skull w/ associated vertebrae and a leg bone. The specimen is supposed to be from the phosphate mines of Khourigba, Morocco. Aside from some minor restoration to one of the condyles at the rear of the skull and the upper vertebrae at the back of the skull, it supposedly all original. I’m very skeptical, the white color is odd, it looks in too good of condition, but the skull does have texturing that made me think twice. Does this look legit, or should I be wary in case I win/before transferring money? The auction site is everyone’s favorite
  9. Brandy Cole

    Horned skull fossil--Goat? Muskox?

    Found a mineralized skull fragment with broken horn bases in the sandy riverbed of the Brazos River in southeast Texas. Mostly pleistocene fossils here. The horns seem fairly close-set, which I wouldn't expect with bison. But they're fairly wide and thick, so I was leaning away from things like deer or antelope. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks. --Brandy
  10. I am attaching photos of a fossil found in a cold water spring in Texas, that I call the Luvasourus. You cannot really see everything in these pictures. The location in Texas where it was found (along with many others) is a spring with a water temp below 65 degrees. It is unique for Texas, and no one has ever seen anything quite like this. It has been reviewed by three Universities in Texas, a Paleontologist, and several others. At this point I have been told it is probably pre-dinosaur, possibly petrified, possibly a species of Brighstoneus, or even the claw of a raptor, and baby T-rex.
  11. musicnfossils

    Skull Chunks?

    Found these pieces sitting together today and I’m wondering if they might be pieces of a ceratopsian skull. Don’t seem to fit together so they might not be from the same dinosaur. They have similar texture to other ceratopsian skull bones I have including a lacrimal and frill pieces, but I might be off on that assumption. Dinosaur park fm. I’ll also toss this in too, though I haven’t cleaned it at all so it might be hard to ID. It’s a separate piece, and was so weird I couldn’t leave it behind.
  12. Well, possibly. My mom suggested it might be a coccyx of some kind, but I think the surviving eye socket is extremely suggestive. Forgot to mention my usual, found it on a Suffolk beach in England, washed up by the North Sea. Let me know if you'd like a different view. Also, is the part between the eyes what they call a fenestra? Thank you in advance for any suggestions or information!
  13. FF7_Yuffie

    A skull--Jeholosaurus?

    Hello, I have been offered a skull--from Ganzhou. Am I correct in that it is a Jeholosaurus skull? Or at least that it is an ornithopod. I checked photos and the overall blunt shape looks similar to Jeholosaurus. I will likely have other photos soon. It also comes with some crushed/badly conditioned bones. Seller himself is unsure of the species. I do see though multiple different skull shapes online which are labelled Jeholosaurus---ones with more elongated snouts, ones with this stubby snouts. Thanks for the help.
  14. Im looking some interesting miocene skull for my collection. I offer other fossils... most of my collection. Please privat message.
  15. Not my find but noticed this one on Reddit. What do you think. Seems to be too much coincidence. My best guess a real skull covered in some deposits either marine or cave in origin.
  16. FossilFarmer

    Prehistoric sea turtle fossil?

    I found this in a box labeled fossils at my grandfathers house with a bunch of other fossils. He lived in California but he traveled all over the world. I’m not sure where he got this.
  17. Hi all, I saw this mosasaur skull online for sale, curious...is it the real deal, or a fake? It’s from Morocco. I think it’s real best as I can tell, but I’m sure there are some good fakes out there, and I don’t know how to tell for sure without using a microscope...really need some help on this one. **update: I bid on it and won, so I hope it’s real..pretty sure it is..
  18. I am a university student studying T. rex, so of course, I ran into the Nanotyrannus debate. People have been arguing about Nanotyrannus being valid, but there's a huge problem: No adult specimen. Unless someone has an adult, or even a subadult, specimen of Nanotyrannus (over 15 years old), it isn't a real genus. This is why I am here. I know people collect fossils and post pics of them on here, so I'm willing to see what people may, or may not, have. My question is: Does anybody have an adult Nanotyrannus specimen? In simpler terms, does anybody have a Nanotyrannus fe
  19. Bought this piece at a Rock and Mineral show and according to the specimen labels that were included with the specimen. It has passed through at least 3 different fossil dealers. Each one stating the following information: Crocodile Scapula Locality: San Juan, NM, (USA) Now I suspect this piece is from the Triassic time period and could possibly belong to a large Temnospondyl amphibian and is a skull fragment not a scapula. Does anyone here recognize the patterning and thickness change enough to give an educated guess as to what it might actually be from?
  20. What is this inclusion in this amber? It appears to be some sort of head, but I don’t know what it is
  21. Hello everyone, This is my first post on this forum. I've found this impressive Sabre-toothed cat skull for sale. Can you help me to identify this fossil and if it is genuine? It said to have less than 10% restoration on the maxilla and around 25 to 30% on the jaw. Any comment or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
  22. kirkjeremiah23

    Hyracodon Skull

    Finally got around to prepping out and making a stand for the Hyracodon skull. It was in pretty rough shape and not complete, but I think it displays well. What are your guys thoughts?
  23. Hello TFF members - I'm in need so some advice on this one please. So this is my first post (happy to be corrected on any newbie errors) and although preparation is my favourite part of the fossil game, I am 'fairly' new to it - In other words, please go easy on me, I'm aware it's going to be all too tempting to say I've bitten off more than I can chew here... I recently purchased this Mosasaur skull from a well known European fossil auction site; you may have seen it yourself if you follow such things. It wasn't 'hugely' expensive, but that doesn't mean I'm not seri
  24. I acquired this fascinating fossil at the recent show. My first reptile bones. The dealer said it is from Morocco and of the same age (and matrix) as the mosasaur jaw sets he had next to it. But he wasn’t sure if it was a baby mosasaur or a different species of smaller aquatic reptile. I’m pretty sure TFF can answer these questions I have. 1) Is this a baby mosasaur or a different species (if so what species)? 2) Can you identify the visible bones? 3) Is it worth it or feasible to attempt to reveal more of this fossil? 4) If so, what special procedures/tools would be necess
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