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  1. Dear brain trust . Recently found coastal So Georgia. Initially thought ice age turtle shell but missing the typical suture marks. It has a slight curve to the surface and has a smal convex protrusion on inner surface . Approximately 3/4 inch thick .
  2. FirstMan

    Recommendations on Prep

    Any recommendations on how to prep this? I am brand new to this world but was fortunate enough to discover what I believe to be a juvenile turtle, Chisternon Undatum, a few years ago at one of the commercial quarries on the Green River Formation in Wyoming.
  3. Mahnmut

    Kem Kem +x bones and teeth

    Hello dear fellow forum members, I have been offered a bundle of bones and teeth from one of the formations subsumed under "kem kem", although the more blackish ones seem to be of a different preservation than the "classic". There are quite some interesting pieces in there, amongst some turtle bones I think. I would be grateful for any hints on ID you can give me. first some of the tentative turtles.
  4. CoopMauKona

    Turtle Fossil from SC Beach?

    Normally we only go out shell hunting, but recently learned a bit about fossils and shark teeth here in SC. So we found this on our first trip on the beach. Might it be a plastron bone? We're very new at this hobby so any help on the species and time period would be appreciated (if it is a fossil).
  5. Hello there everyone! I found these in North Myrtle Beach, I think these are partial turtle shell fragments but would love a second opinion. Thanks in advance for any information!
  6. Alex BC

    Thick fragmented turtle shell?

    Hello there! Found this in North Myrtle beach, any idea as to if this is a turtle shell or some other kind of fossil (Or a rock)? Thanks for any information.
  7. Alex BC

    Turtle shell edge?

    Hello everyone! Found this in North Myrtle beach, wanted to check and see if it was the edge of a turtle shell, or something else. I'd love to hear what you think! Thanks in advance!
  8. Huntlyfossils

    Outback Turtles

    While these are not very rare, I still enjoyed finding and prepping some Cretaceous turtle material from NW Queensland ,Australia. Lastly I have added a few pictures of an interesting fossil which has a sharks tooth, fish jaw and a section of either degraded bone or Squid material Turtle material Unknown bone or Squid material with sharks tooth Unknown bone or Squid material Fish Jaw on underside of rock Close up of sharks tooth Close up images
  9. TheCreekendWarrior

    The Creekend Warrior Collection

    Been at it for about a year now and I try to hit the creeks at least twice/month if I can help it. The "loose" pics are either newer finds that haven't made their way into the display yet, or finds that have their own display. Most of these were rescued from the Gainesville area. Some are from the Peace River & Joshua Creek, as well as Manasota, Caspersen, Venice & Fort Clinch beaches. I was also lucky enough to discover a previously unknown spot VERY close to home, while scouting one day! Dr. Hulbert (w/ UF) confirmed it is a new spot, but was reluctant to c
  10. I had a couple of requests to show the shark teeth that I have found from Hawaii. I am pleased that folks are interested! All of the fossils were collected directly from the Mid- to Late- Pleistocene Waimanolo Formation. The formation is a mixture of deltaic/nearshore limestone and unconsolidated sands and silts. First, the shark material. There are a group of teeth and two vertebral centra. The shark teeth are in various stages of mineralization, with some completely phosphatized while others haven't altered much since they fell out of the shark's mouth. They a
  11. Hi everyone! Its been a while since I posted. I was waiting for this new piece, arguably the most stunning and most certainly the rarest fossil in my collection. Here we have a Manchurochelys manchoukuoensis fossil from China, acquired from one of my good friends and fellow collectors here in the Netherlands. Now its extremely hard to certify the authenticity of a piece like this, however I can 100% say that all the bones are original. There has been some restoration done, these fossils never come out of the ground in one piece so it doesn't bother me. I tried to s
  12. Ptychodus04

    Turtle Prep

    I’ve been out of the prep lab for a week with an illness that knocked me on my rear. Yesterday, I got back in the lab and got to work on the initial prep on a large turtle from the Green River Formation. This beast is about 5’ long and came from the Mini Fish Layer. The matrix is a bit sticky but the bone quality is exceptional. It was found with a skidsteer while clearing loose rock at the start of last season, so it’s in multiple pieces. That makes it a more manageable prep but it would have been cool in one piece! This little guy is going to take me several months to complete.
  13. I noticed the fossils of more 'modern' reptiles are not commonly shown/displayed (partly because I think they are fairly common in the U.S. and not viewed as too spectacular), so I thought we might do so here. I'd love to see your croc/alligator and turtle material, especially from various locations!
  14. Please help me identify this item. Found part way up a wooded hill side in northern Missouri.
  15. Alex BC

    Possible Turtle Shell Fragment?

    Howdy all! I found this possible turtle shell shard on a beach in South Carolina. Any help getting a positive ID on what this is a part of would be greatly appreciated!
  16. These were all found on Myrtle Beach over the last few months and I was just wondering what they were (obviously). They look like fragments of turtle shell but I'm not completely sure. I realize I should've used a lighter more even-colored lighting/background, but I hope these pictures will suffice. Thanks for any input. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
  17. I've been dragging my feet on posting trip reports on two excursions out to a river in SE Texas simply because I hate having to convert image file formats but I've finally bit the bullet and am ready to report! First up is a trip a month ago. The weather has been brutally hot so I have to head to and leave the site earlier than id like but I've recently found a way out to a gravel bar that's actually an island in the river and had pretty good luck on both occasions I've been there hunting. Drought conditions have exposed large areas of the gravel bars and might be the reason why this spot is a
  18. MrsMojoRisin

    Fossils of Big Brook in NJ

    Found this during a trip to Big Brook in Marlboro, NJ. Looks like it could be a fossil from a turtle but am not 100% sure. Please help!
  19. Wyohobby

    Turtle shells?

    Good evening! I have so enjoyed reading all your posts on the fossil ID over the past month. It is fascinating to witness the knowledge and enthusiasm of your members! Tonight I’m sharing possible turtle shells my mother picked up in The Wind River basin near Riverton Wyoming. I think this area is Cenozoic. It has a lot sandstone but she recalls these were just laying on the ground among other normal rocks. We have many pieces but I am just sharing a few representative items here. I’d love to know anything more about them. Are they possibly turtle? Any guesses as
  20. Ncuke

    Soft shell turtle?

    Hi Everyone. Found this pretty thick piece today in the surf - southern NC beach. Most of the soft shell turtle pieces I’ve found are much thinner - this is at least 1.2cm or .5” thick in the middle and then tapering to the sides…. Do you believe this is a soft shell turtle fragment?
  21. Rodd

    Cretaceous turtle fossil

    Hi! Can someone help me identify these fossils? They are from Portugal, early Cretaceous, close proximity to each other. I think they are from turtle. Carapace: Carapace 2: Bones?
  22. Rosey Renner

    Vancouver, Washington - fossil help

    I have a rock or something that looks like no others in the place I found it Vancouver Washington.I dug up my yard to plant new lawn and found a bunch of different bones and teeth, I think from comparison to other dinosaurs bones and teeth that most are from turtles, I found a lot of turtle shells and Spurs,I need to get help on identification, I have small and large and I know you usely don't find a lot of the same shape rocks , but that's what I have been finding, how do I get help with my finds?
  23. MikeR

    Turtle shell fragment ID?

    I recently found this turtle shell fragment in a Plio-Pleistocene shell and limestone deposit in South Florida. It has more detail than many pieces that I find and although it might be a shot in the dark, maybe someone with more expertise than I, can identify from which type of turtle? Thanks Mike
  24. This has me stumped, Its fram Java Indonesia, it came in a lot with some small shark teeth, fish teeth and sting ray barb... i assume its fish related? looks like to small tusk like pertrusions, other guess was turtle related, would be great to hear from anyone thats seen anything like this before. Thanks
  25. Hi all! Went on another expedition to flag ponds in Calvert MD the other day, had probably one of my best hunts so far in the formation. in total I found 112 teeth, 51 shark, 59 ray, 2 bony fish. I yelled in excitement when I found this one in the shell bed, blending into the grays. There's only two things this tooth could belong to and one of them is a shark I have been hunting for years. I am leaning towards Meg in my ID, as the break line seems to go across the middle where the chevron would be, in addition to the profile of the tooth is girthier than the hastalis I h
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