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  1. Hi, I'm new to The Fossil Forum. I've noticed surface features on dinosaur bone fossils that exist on species without regard to the scale, mineral makeup, or geophysical location of that item. Striations, bumps, curvatures, texture, etc. I was just wondering if there is a recommended application or graphics viewer which contains an algorithm which could be used to more easily identify and confirm various fossil discoveries? I started looking at DigiKam, but decided to ask here before going down a potentially immersive tangent. even outline of shape would seem beneficial to me at this point...thanks for your time.
  2. Pa. Strange Things.....

    Ok, so I collect at the same spot frequently, so I often run into some oddities. Whenever I have a question I simply pop it up on here and usually get the answer or ID fairly quickly. Members here have been fantastic at helping me with my collecting. now I have come across two things that are fairly bizarre to me at least. the first one is a concretion, pennsylvanian I believe, that I am not sure what it could be..any help here would be fantastic.. the second thing I have is from the same place, near turbotville Pa. and its got me baffled, because its a very nice concretion with a trilobite cephalon, however there is something I have never seen going on here...it almost appears to have a horn or smething sticking out of the glabella....yes there was a second one where it seperated on another plane, but I already glued it together, so there is two of these things.. Heres a picture of the bottom portion where the glabella popped off of the bottom lip if you will......you can see the lower markings where the genal cheeks (for lack of knowing the term, they arent spikes lol) are located.
  3. Cylindric Things

    I've found strange cylindrical things in berriasian limestones of central Serbia. I have no idea what this can be. Any idea?
  4. Megans Iphone 664

    From the album Dinosaur?

  5. I bought this fossil from somewhere for a couple of bucks and it came from the mid-to late Ordovician of Tennessee. However it was labelled as "brachiopoda tennesseenensis" which didn't made sense for me. At first I thought it was a tetraphalerella neglecta but then I found out it was WAY too big for that species. It resembles a lot like a strophomenid, and I also believe that it does belong to that family. Are there any big strophomenid brachiopods out there from the Ordovician of Tennessee? I showed it to the ROM this Wednesday and they said brachs from Ordovician Tennessee grew bigger than the ones at Ontario because it was warmer there. Also, if possible, could anyone share their insights as to what Ordovician formation this could've come from from Tennessee?
  6. I'd like the forum's opinion on this piece, of which I have very little information: It is a tusk of some sort, broken at one end and perhaps the root end at the other? It appears to be a piece of petrified wood at first glance, especially the side with the long crack down it. However it is much lighter than petrified wood, and the broken end shows the signature hollow center. Pics are below, the grid on which the specimen is on are 1"x1", for size comparison. This came from a craigslist purchase of all things. It was part of a large lot (about 100 pieces) that this lady had in storage, many fish fossils and other things I still need to identify, these belonged to her father who I took was deceased and was selling everything at a steal as she needed to clean the storage unit out and didn't want to haul 'rocks' around. I believe that this is Mammoth or Mastodon as in addition to this tusk there was a partial Mastodon tooth and a large, broken Mammoth tooth- I will post about the fix for that later- in this collection I purchased. Due to the above I know nothing about where this came from or how old it is. It has the large crack on the one side but it doesn't go all the way through, there might be a coating or shellac on the piece, I can't tell. Any thoughts or feedback is appreciated. I'll answer any questions to the best of my ability, and appreciate any feedback!
  7. Shark Jaw Help?

    I found this, surprises of surprises, in a thrift shop and could hardly believe it. Especially when they told me it was real. After examining it I'm pretty sure it is but I have no knowledge of sharks. Most of what I've collected, fossil and bones in general, are plants or small fish for fossils and animals such as deer, otter, raccoon, birds etc in bones. So obviously I have no clue about sharks. Don't even think this what you'd call a fossil but again, I'm no expert. Thought I'd come here for help after internet searches kept sending me back. Anyone interested in helping? I can provide further photos and hopefully by then I can get an actual camera and not my phone's camera. Still, they should be visible enough. What I'd like to know is if this is really real and if it is what species, is it protected, and is it a fossil or simply bone? Any help would be greatly appreciated and I'll thank you ahead of time! The paper in the original picture is regular printer paper if that helps for size. And of course I apologize for my likely idiotic statements and assumptions. I really have no clue about sharks. Front of the jaws. This is what I believe is the bottom jaw. What I believe is the top jaw. Inside of bottom jaw. Inside of upper jaw. Back view of the jaws.
  8. Dinosaur Vertebra - Dromaeosaur?

    Hello guys. I´m always eager to expand my fossil collection, and recently got the opportunity to buy this one. On the website it is listed as: "Vertebra from dinosaur, probably from raptor/dromaeosaur spec. Good condition, no repair and no restoration. 27 mm long Weight 11 gram Cretaceous Approx 90 myo Tegana, Kem Kem, Morocco" And here´s the images: So, for the reason of the thread, here´s my question to the experts around here: Is there anything distinguishable on this thing that can tell that this fossil is from a dromaeosaur (or even a dinosaur) at all? Help would be highly appreciated. /Sebastian
  9. Unknown Tooth-Like Fossil

    This fossil was found in Yazoo County, Mississippi. It was in a clearwater creak surrounded by rocks when I found it. It looks like a long tooth, about the size of a grown man's thumb. It looks to be made of ivory too. Hope someone can help me figure out what it is. I am going to take it the Mississippi museum of natural science when I get the chance. Thanks for all your help. Here is a link to the photos... https://www.flickr.com/photos/121224073@N07/
  10. Marine Reptile Fossil Id?

    Hello, im am not sure what this fossil is, anyone recognise it? I do not have any details on it as it is on gumtree for sale and the person dosnt know what this lot realy is. It looks distinctive so should be easy to say what it is
  11. Unknown Fossil From Wisconsin

    Hello everyone, new member, first post. Was wondering if someone could help identify what this is. Was found in Wisconsin (South Western to be specific). Not entirely sure what it is, thought a vertebrae of some sort but not sure.
  12. Limestone Fossil

    Any ideas? Found in a limestone tile
  13. Found this today at the Creek on Fossil Road at Hungry Hollow. Can someone tell me what this might be (largest item at the top of the image)?? I can post a few more images of it if needed. It measures about 3" X 4" I appreciate your help!!
  14. What Is This Fossil?

    I think its a type of insect or a ammonite not sure, but its not really that big its inside of a small piece of blockish bedrock with a pale layer of rock? Edit: Just uploaded a much better picture
  15. Possible Mushroom Or Jellyfish?

    Hi, I am new to fossils and despite taking a few geology classes at Mizzou and searching through google I believe it is an Cnidaria but I am not sure, hopefully someone here is a bit more knowledgeable than I am haha. Thanks!
  16. Mystery Finds From The N Sulphur?

    I keep finding these at the NSR (found 3 more yesterday) and haven't been able to get an ID on them. I've posted pics in the past without any response so I thought maybe they were just anomalies but then I kept finding more and more of them and they all seem to have the same shape and markings so they're 'something'...but what? I shake my head and laugh every time I find another one because I can't figure out what they are...tooth, bone, tooth & bone...??? Definitely not a rock so I keep collecting them regardless. Any thoughts or ideas?
  17. Andy's Gmr Fossil

    My friend Andy E. found this fossil about a week ago in Green Mill Run Creek in Greenville NC. The creek produces fossils from the late Cretaceous through the Pliocene. It is a part of the upper Yorktown formation. He asked me to post these pictures on this website in hopes that someone might have an idea as to what this fossil may have once been. We are all stumped, any help or hints would be greatly appreciated. I can probably get him to send more pictures if these are inadequate for identification. Thanks
  18. Need Help With Id

    Hi all, a friend of mine asked me to id a fossil he found, he didn't think my id was right so I said I'd post it for your perusal. It's from the U.Ordovician of Kentucky, Richmond formation, Louisville area. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
  19. Florida Fossil Fragment

    Newbie here. This is a little fossil I picked up on a beach in Southern Florida. When I first saw it on the ground I thought I had found a mammoth tooth fragment, but I'm guessing it's probably just some sort of shell. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  20. Mammal Tooth? And Unknown

    These fossils were given to me so I have no clue where they are from. It would be interesting to know what they are/what animal they came from. The tooth is a little over two inches in length. I have absolutely no idea what the second fossil is. Any help is appreciated and thank you to those who attempt to identify them. Pictures: Tooth Unknown
  21. Unknown Fossil

    From the album Kentucky Fossils

  22. Havent Got A Clue What This Is?!

    I have found this fossil but i cant tell if it really is a fossil or if its a odd rock or something, any ideas what it is? Location found at - Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  23. Coniasaurus Teeth?

    Hi everyone, We found this at the Arlington Village Creek Park. The water is getting low and has exposed some of the creek bottom. We have found shells, an urchin and some Native American tools out there as well. *If you go out there, be aware that there are plenty of snakes! We purchased the book "A field guide to Fossils of Texas" and think the teeth could possibly be Coniasaurus (marine lizard). The teeth are not dark brown or black, does this mean it is not a fossil? There seems to be a set of main teeth, with a set of replacement teeth underneath. This is very small, as you can see the photo is taken in my hand. They are about dime size. Could they be from a fish? We noticed the Coniasaurus teeth were very small as well. We look forward to any information you can give to help out. Thank you!