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  1. I found a concretion on one of our local beaches (New Zealand) with a bit of bone sticking out. The bone was different in texture from the cetacean material we usually find but I thought it was probably a large vertebra of some kind. Imagine my surprise when I started prepping it and the shape started looking more and more like a large turtle skull! It's about 17cm wide at the back so a chunky animal! I'm prepping it using a combination of air scribe (to get close to the bone) and vinegar (to remove the last 0.5mm of rock). The bone has an amazing texture, full of holes and suture lines.
  2. OwlEyes112

    Baby turtle fossil

    Would love some background on this. I've seen Green River Formation fossils with big turtles before but never a tiny little fossil turtle. Unfortunately I don't know the provenance or the age. Any ID on this one? The scale in the background is centimeters. Thanks.
  3. Coela Cant

    Fossils from the Santa Fe river

    I apologize for the in hand photos, but I was getting the best lighting here and I believe if they are identifiable at all these photos will be okay. I found these all snorkeling in the Santa Fe river in north Florida the other day! My guesses are as follows: A - turtle? B - some type of ankle bone? C - mammal tooth D - really not sure but it looks like a socket from some large mammal maybe E - really not much to go off here for me personally, it was just such a large bone chunk that I had to take. Would be very interested if anyone has any guesses!
  4. I can clearly see some sort of microfilaments inside but asides from that I'm stumped. Found North of edmonton eroding into the river. Any thoughts?
  5. Dino Dad 81

    Turtle toe bone?

    Hi, Am I correct that this toe bone from HCf "near Glendive" Montana is from a turtle? Thanks!!
  6. Fullux


    I'm interested in a few of these turtle fossils supposedly found in the Neuse river in North Carolina. They are also labeled as Cretaceous. Do you think this is accurate or could they be from another age and or locality?
  7. Coela Cant

    Odd broken pieces from Gainesville

    Four weird little pieces from Gainesville fossil hunting. Guess for 1 is maybe turtle? 2 is very dark and was hard to capture the detail on top even with a dslr and flash, maybe a fish part? The bottom two both appear to be some type of teeth to me, whether that’s crocodilians or cetacean I’m not sure. I’m not even certain they’re identifiable!
  8. Lecyadventurers

    Fossils or just shell and rock

    Hey everyone, new here, but hoping I’ve come to the right place! My family just got back from tooth hunting on shark tooth island and found these too and wondered how we could confirm what they are and if they’re just ordinary or could be extraordinary!
  9. Link: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/netherlands-journal-of-geosciences/article/first-report-of-chelonioidea-cf-ctenochelys-from-the-late-cretaceous-of-the-maastrichtian-type-area/2F9C83B052182B5DB2AF792F2AC2F934
  10. Hello, does anyone know some of the described soft shell turtles from the Lance Formation? Or a paper of some of the turtles. I am interested in a soft shell turtle from the Lance so any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  11. Hello! I've found this today near Swanage, Southern England in the Purbeck group - early Cretaceous. The initial thought was turtle rib but I'm not particularly familiar with turtle anatomy, so I thought I'd run it by the group. The location has yielded crocodiles, turtles, Iguanodontian dinosaurs and some mammals. Sadly, had a break in it when freeing it from a bigger block, but recovered most of the pieces. Note that it is flat, thin, does not appear to taper or pinch along the length - not clear from the photo but it's uniformly 0.75cm thick and before the break about 8 cm in length. N
  12. KayTee

    Baby something? Turtle?

    Found in Moab, Utah in a creek or stream. It's hard to get pictures showing the true shape but this can't be just another rock.
  13. Rexofspades

    Ramanessin Bone Id

    Hi all, me again, I wanted to share a closeup of the bone fragments that I found in Ramanessin to see if I could get them ID'd further since I know how the brook tends to make fake fossil bones i want to check that the ones I found are real fossil bone 1) the big one, i think it might be a cretaceous turtle shell, it passed the burn, and the lick test. 1A) I believe these are also enchodus jaw fragments. 2) 2A)
  14. cava.zachary

    Trachemys sp. nuchal bone

    Trachemys sp. fossil nuchal bone North Florida, USA Dorsal (L) and ventral (R) views Size: 48.7mm (1.92") across long axis Age: Late Miocene—Late Pleistocene This image is a composite with each view consisting of a 4-photo stack.
  15. So I was caring for my snapping turtle when I found these 4 rocks in his tank. 3 of them are undeniably fossils. I was wondering if anyone knew what type of fossils they are. One looks to be some sort of clam, one looks to be the tail of something, and the other almost looks like a turtle shell. The rock that looks like a turtle shell has a smooth top, what looks like car tracks under it, and a hole in the middle where a turtles head could go. As you can see by the photos, they are very small, and there's likely much more in my turtles tank. There is a 4th rock that I didn't take photos of tha
  16. Today I went to a nearby creek in north Florida and came across these fossils that I need help identifying. 1. Definitely posterior. Maybe bull, lemon, or hammerhead? 2. I don't know if I've seen this before, at first I thought small hastalis, but then I noticed what appears to be a cusp on the left side. (it's just on the tape measure so you can see the cusp better.)3. Turtle, but I was wondering with the odd shape if it was possible to tell where from.Thanks!
  17. A few months ago Ken @digit, had a post looking for Florida turtle specimens for a Flmnh project. A week later I went to the Peace and found this Apalone softshell. I hoping Ken post requests for a carnivore project next. After the Tampa Club fossil show this guy's new home will be at FLMNH. I also have quite a few vertebrae to prep as soon as I find some time.
  18. Huntlyfossils

    Cretaceous Turtle Scapula

    While Cretaceous Turtle bones are extremely common in NW Queensland, I found this bone in marine material in Sep 2022. I'm happy how this bone came up considering it looked very average in the field. Hopefully the we can get out there soon and make some rarer finds. For the mean time I'm going back and trying to prep some of my older finds. I'm still on the hunt for some good Ichthyosaur fossils which are also common there but other than a few lone teeth have eluded me this year is going to be the year we break our drought.
  19. Hi, I know claws from the Kem Kem are very hard to identify since not much is published on them, but this is a small 2.1cm claw from the Kem Kem with a curved shape that makes me think that it might be enough to determine if it is theropod (as listed) or croc or even turtle. My gut tells me it is likely to be croc or turtle, but I think some members here might have claws just like this in their collection, so thought it would be worth asking.
  20. Hello people. I recently started buying fossils from the kem kem beds other than dinosaur. Not that they aren't cool (Just awesome ) but as to get a better understanding of the paleoecology since , imho, only talking about dinosaur does not do justice to the fantastic other prehistoric creatures. Among many kinds of fish that i aquired was also a shell piece of a turtle. I can't find much on the net but have learned that at least 3 species are known from these beds. After comparing with pieces offered by other vendors the name "hamadachelys " often is used. Some of the pics on th
  21. Per Christian

    Turtle claw? Croc? Hell creek formation

    I purchased this claw as a Struthuiomimus claw, it was advertised as such. I later on realized it's probably a turtle claw however.. it's from the hell creek formation What do people here think? It's 4.5 cm long @Troodon
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