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  1. Snaggle_tooth

    Ramanessin Bone Fragment?

    Out hunting on the Ram, came across this odd piece, my mind immediately jumped to a bone fragment of a large aquatic reptile, the holes in it are like nothing I've ever seen, and it feels lighter than a rock of similar size. So, I'm hopeful, any ideas or help would be awesome! Thanks guys!
  2. Hi guys hope everyone’s having a great Easter, if you celebrate it. A few days ago I got to go fossil hunting for the first time in monthswhile it wasn’t the most productive as the beds were covered by sand and not much erosion had taken place but I found enough in some micro matrix I bought home to warrant a trip report The geology of bracklesham bay To the left, the yellow is wittering fm. Some fossils can be found here but not many. The best area to hunt is the green earnley fm. Which produces the most abundant fossils, here is a photo of it when exposed
  3. Rubykicks

    Fossil?

    Hi there. I posted this a while back thinking it was maybe a turtle egg or something of that sort as it was more globular, but flat on the bottom. As it was thought to be a rock, I have had it in my tumbler, and while it hasn't changed much, it's definitely taken on a more distinct look. I have adjusted the lights and darks in the picture to make it easier to see. Any information would be fantastic.
  4. max pijpelink

    Weird piece of bone/ scute.

    Hello, I found this piece 2 weeks ago on the beach of Breskens in Zeeland. I don’t know what it is and there were not several options. I get stuck with this piece of bone. I hope that someone know what it is! The sizes are in cm.
  5. Jess1313

    Turtle? Bone? Shell?

    Also got these in a lot from Florida. Are either of these part of a turtle?
  6. 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!
  7. SATXPaleo

    Texas Marine Turtle III

    Unearthed in North San Antonio Texas. These are a few pictures of the larger turtle "head". I'll post a picture of where I found it and the surrounding area and "rocks"
  8. SATXPaleo

    Texas Marine Turtle

    Uncovered in North San Antonio Texas in an area I believe to have been under water at some point and had an abundance of marine life. These appear to be back flippers of different shapes and sizes. The largest one being 14.5 inches. This suggests a rather large creature. I'm thinking marine turtles. . I will post the " flippers" first. I will post what I believe to be the heads of these turtles next. The largest having a circumference of 27 inches.
  9. SATXPaleo

    Texas Marine Turtle II

    Uncovered in North San Antonio Texas in an area I believe to have been under water that had an abundance of marine life. This is an assumed "head" I unearthed. This is a picture of the left and right side. I previously posted some assumed "flippers". I want to know what you guys think. Thanks for your time.
  10. Alex Eve

    Weird vertebrae

    I found these two vertebrae together in the Dinosaur Park Formation of Alberta. I’m wondering what they might be? I’m suspecting rather Champsosaur, turtle, or juvenile theropod. Any insight into the identity of these two elements would be great, thanks! @Troodon
  11. This is a turtle shell fragment I collected today from Galveston Bay dredge spoils. (Late Pleistocene Beaumont formation) Is this a partially healed bite mark or some sort of pathology?
  12. I had a great half day at the North Sulphur River Texas before the rain got me. I found a mix of everything to include artifacts, Xiphactinus vert, swordfish tooth, coprolite, turtle shell, partially rooted mosasaur tooth, killer mosasaur paddle bone, Enchodus jaws, shark teeth and old toys. My buddy racked up on mosasaur verts.
  13. JarrodB

    Turtle Shell

  14. Yasmin95

    Turtle or?

    Heyy , I have these two bones from which I do not recognize the bone structure. Normally fish is layered, turtle to? The big one could me crocodile? I am lost on these bones. I thought the long one could be a piece of rib. But please help me! lxbxh Measurements rib?: 140x43x22mm Measurements ID?: 95x75x53mm Merci
  15. Everyone said NSR was dry and picked over but I hiked 9 hrs and found some cool stuff. My favorites are the Protostega costal bone with partial rib head preserved, the mosasaur bone with bite mark and the artifacts. I walked in tracks all day but the river is too large for someone to get everything and people miss quite a bit.
  16. Hello_There

    Possible Egg

    Found in a wash of an Upper Cretaceous formation in the Four Corners area of the United States. I guess it is some sort of fossilized egg but would like a second opinion. In the formation, fossils from former terrestrial, aquatic and arboreal life is routinely found. The specimen is 6.3 cm long, and due to some compression at the time of fossilization is sort of shaped like a Brazil nut around its middle.
  17. Huntlyfossils

    Richmond ,NW Queensland ,2020

    Hello All this is a wrap up of our finds from our Richmond trips 2020 This post is about two trips combined where I visited the same location which is Richmond , NW Queensland Australia. The dig site is a public dig area which contains Cretaceous marine material from the Toolebuc formation. This site is well known for its abundant fish, shark ,marine reptile bones and rare bird/ pterosaur fossils. Growing up in the North Island of New Zealand and I have been collecting fossils since I was a kid however fossils from vertebrate animals are exceedingly rare in that area (Except Shark te
  18. Yasmin95

    Turtle?

    Hello Here I have two bones. I think one is an ulna? Maybe turle, but I don't have any experience with turtles. It looks like a juvenil bone, I have the feeling that there should be joints but they are not there (not fused?). The second one I also have no exprience with. The cortical layer is so ridiculusly thin... It is so light and hollow, I don't know with what to compair it. Ulna? measurements: 131x32x18mm Hollow bone measurements: 97x30x20mm Thank you for any information
  19. Looking for Goulmima Turtle fossils, have some other moroccan fossils for trade
  20. Pixpaleosky

    Cretaceous scute to identify

    Help needed ! I prepped part of this bone with the highest difficulties because of a thin crust of iron sticking to the fossil. It comes from continental cretaceous of South of France. Before going further I would like to identify it to assess if it is worth the trouble . I hesitate between a Nodosauridae scute and simply a... turtle scute. I took pictures of the top (under the thin remaining matrix it is all bone), sides and bottom (which is totally unprepped and may never be, just note it is flat)
  21. mlcharlestonsc

    Please help ID

    I found this item today at the beach (Edisto Island SC). I have no ruler handy for size. We are camping at the moment.
  22. Lorne Ledger

    Texas Cave Find Claw

    Hello everyone, hope someone can help ID this claw for me to at least genus. This came from Burnet County, TX cave on the river. It is well fossilized and solid, from an older layer in the cave where I have found two turtle species - Apalone and an unidentified leg hole fragment of turtle/tortoise the material is Late Pleistocene. I am figuring this claw probably belongs to my unidentified turtle shell piece but the shell fragment is pretty beat up.
  23. Brandy Cole

    Claw Core and Hoof Core?

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I really appreciate this forum and the people willing to take the time and effort to answer everyone's questions and help people learn. I found these two fragments on the Brazos River in sandy gravel and low water near Brookshire, Texas. Mostly Pleistocene era here with some Cretaceous shells also I think. FRAGMENT ONE: CLAW CORE? The photos I'd seen of claw cores made me think this could be one, but since it's not very well defined, I've been wondering if it's even animal related at all. The
  24. Brandy Cole

    Brazos River Vertebra ID?

    Location: Brazos Riverbed, near Brookshire, Texas Estimated Age: Pleistocene Matrix: Sand, low water, gravel I found this vertebra in the riverbed yesterday and could use help identifying it, if possible. I found this link, which made me think it was possibly a turtle vertebra, since it looks like the front is convex and the back is concave. It's a pretty large vertebra, so my turtle guess may be completely off, unless this is another hesperotestudo piece. Thanks for any help or suggestions!
  25. Brandy Cole

    Costal vs. Scute vs. Osteoderm IDs

    Location: Brazos River, near Brookshire, TX Found: Gravel, sand, low water Estimated time: Pleistocene I've been searching through info on scutes, osteoderms, reptile fossils, and types of turtle shell and plastron parts because we seem to have a lot of those in our area, but I'm having a hard time telling the difference. These are my best guesses, and I'm hoping someone can educate me on the differences. FRAG 1--I think this is a large turtle/tortoise scute fragment, but I'm not sure how to tell the difference between neural, costal, central, etc.
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