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  1. RuMert

    Plesiosaur vertebra

    From the album: Late Jurassic plesiosaurs from the Volga

    Probably Late Kimmeridgian. Ulyanovsk Oblast, Undory
  2. Found on Myrtle Beach, Jan 18, 2022. Never saw this one before. Bottom is concave with a small protruding tip at the top (third picture) Top is rounded, coming to a peak in the middle. The top two pictures make this look almost like a steinkern but it isn't, as you can see from third image. Thank you!
  3. In my collection (about 30 fossils in total, but it's always expanding!) there is only one fossil of terrestrial reptile (but I'm saving some money to get another one soon!) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Species: Mycterosaurus longiceps Size: 1 cm x 5 mm Age: 280-275 mya (Lower Permian, Kungurian) Origin: USA, Oklahoma --> Dolese Brothers Quarry --> Richard's Spur About this fossil: one of the smallest ones in my collection, it is a partially complete caudal vertebra of Mycterosaurus longiceps. It is missing only a small pi
  4. DatFossilBoy

    Baryonyx vertebra from UK?

    Hey guys, Recently received this vertebra from Brightstone bay, Isle of Wight, UK. Could it be baryonyx? What else could it be if it’s not? Size is 7,5cm long. Thanks for the help.
  5. JamieLynn

    Texas Coast Pleistocene

    I am on the Texas Coast for the second time this year!! My husband and I stayed in the Tarpon Inn in Port Aransas for New Years, just for a couple of days and now, this week, my parents rented a house in Port A so I am here for the Second time in 2022....more beach time in the last two weeks than the last two years!! I love the Texas Coast in the winter. Right now it is 74 degrees and I'm hanging out under the tiki cabana writing this. Tomorrow will be cool and possibly rainy, so I am getting my fossil (and shell) hunting in today. So, as for the fossils. They may not seem like m
  6. madagascar

    What kind of dinosaur is this?

    What kind of dinosaur is this? Vertebrae from North Africa Probably the Cretaceous period But I don't know anything else Thank you for your answer
  7. Not sure if this goes here or in Fossil ID but I’ll post here… This is one of my latest online purchases, and one I had to snag because if this is what it’s supposed to be it’s a neat piece. But seeing as I can’t personally verify it myself, I thought I’d post here. This vertebra was being sold as Trinacromerum sp. While I doubt that just a centrum like this is identifiable down to genus, I would like to know whether or not this really is a Polycotilid vertebra. I think it’s likely because it’s a very sizable bone that’s not mosasaur, but just want to check. This fossil is, according
  8. PermianOkie

    Hell Creek Crocodylomorph Vertebra

    Anyone familiar enough with the Crocodylomorphs from the Hell Creek Formation to be able to help in determining a probable genus or species? I purchased this specimen and have been unable to find images or research papers with similar examples.
  9. Guns

    Kem Kem Vertebra

    Hi everyone . I recently receive this vertebra from Kem Kem basin . I am not sure about ID of this vert ... could be Theropod vert? I removed some of the matrix that covered this vert. I hope it helps a bit in ID There are some gap fill/restored areas to this vert as clearly see in photo. Thank you in advance and Happy Christmas ! Guns
  10. Andrea marotta

    Spino caudal vertebra?

    Hi guys! I found this vertebra on sale, probably caudal, can be spino? There are only these pictures… Thanks!
  11. Here’s a vertebra fragment I found in Cretaceous Black Creek group sediments of North Carolina. It’s not turtle, and it doesn’t look like any crocodile vertebra I’ve ever seen. That would leave mosasaur, plesiosaur, or dinosaur. Personally I think it’s mosasaur, but I could be wrong and it may not even possible to ID further. Any thoughts?
  12. Hi all, I recently decided to buy the below plesiosaur vertebra after having seen it for a long, long time. It dates to the Callovian of the Oxford Clay and was found at Peterborough. I suspect it may be attributed to Muraenosaurus leedsi, as it comes from a cryptoclidid plesiosaur, but is both larger and more elongate that the typical Oxford Clay Cryptoclidus vertebrae I'm familiar with. Supposedly coming from an old collection, it has a blackened exterior that doesn't cover the entire piece, with the more common buff colour visible underneath. As such, I expecte
  13. Hi guys, I was considering purchasing the attached vertebra as a Christmas gift, however, I'm aware that identifying partial material down to the genus level can be tricky. I would really appreciate any opinions as to the identity of this vert, it's labelled as Baryonyx sp. indent and measures 8.9x10x10 cm collected from the Wessex Formation, Isle of Wight, England. From my own reading around on the forum and online (see attached figure from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285762094_A_new_specimen_of_the_theropod_dinosaur_Baryonyx_from_the_early_Cretaceous_of_Portugal
  14. A few things from Post Oak creek, Eagle Ford. I don't have a shark tooth like this so easier to ask for ID on first one The tiny little vert I'm assuming is fish, not expecting more specific , this is the smallest one I've seen. Last item I have no idea, maybe fish related?
  15. Bjohn170

    Vertebra from Aquia Formation

    I’m guessing sea turtle, since it doesn’t appear to be snake or croc?
  16. Agus T

    Sauropod vertebra?

    Good morning, I Saw this vertebra for sale and advertised as a Sauropod cetiosaur, since I'm not an expert I would like to ask if you guys think it's a true sauropod vertebra or It can be instead of a pliosaur, or plesiosaur since they are more common. Thanks In advance
  17. TyrannosaurusRex

    Post Oak Vertebra

    I recently collected about 300 pounds of matrix from the Post Oak creek in Sherman Texas, and I’ve since been searching through it when I get the opportunity to. I’ve found quite a few vertebrae, all from fish, but I found one last night that has me scratching my head. It has some matrix that has solidified and will need to be removed, but I thought I could post it beforehand in case anyone had any thoughts regarding the identification!
  18. diginupbones

    Odd tiny vert need ID

    No idea what this is from but it is in really nice shape and completely fossilized. North central Nebraska. Miocene
  19. fossil_lover_2277

    North Carolina plesiosaur or shark vertebra?

    I just recently found this bone in the Cretaceous Black Creek group deposits of eastern North Carolina. I originally thought it was an oddly shaped shark vertebra, but now I think it might be a worn plesiosaur vert. based on the images I looked up online. The overall cross sectional shape is elliptical, and the center looks much too thick for shark (doesn’t pinch in towards the center). Any thoughts? Thanks!
  20. SharkySarah

    What does this vertebra come from?

    From Stratford hall Virginia a decade ago. How do I know if it’s mammal or fish or something else?
  21. IsaacTheFossilMan

    Micro-vert or crinoid ossicle: Jurassic finds

    I keep finding these peculiar ovaloid shaped fossils in the Cotswolds, Inferior Oolite Group, UK. It doesn't particularly matter which formation they are from, as I've found them in every single one so far! Here's one of them. They always have a side with a convex bump on it (pictured above), and a side with a concave dip, suggesting tessellation. And here's some microscope images:
  22. Please help identify this fossil. Some type of vertebra I believe. Thank you for your time! Tom
  23. Kshields

    Need help with identification

    Found near Lake Huron Ontario. I can see the symmetry and the darker pieces on top and that they coincide with the curved spacing below. Hard to see in pics but I’ll do my best to show. I pointed out the two less obvious in the possibility it help in identifying due to the structure etc. The other is the lighter grey square that is more obvious and visible. Thank you
  24. Hi! I found this bone on a remote, virgin beach in northern Iceland just the other day. I’m completely green when it gets to those topics and have thus no idea what it can have come from. Possibly a piece of a large fish or seal vertebra? Any ideas? Can anybody help me identify the bone?
  25. LordTrilobite

    Kem Kem Vertebrae ID Thread

    So, lets figure out vertebrae from the Kem Kem beds. As many of you know the Kem Kem beds has a pretty enigmatic palaeo fauna. There is some literature about it, but not a whole lot. Some of it is behind a paywall and much information is pretty scattered. So I got this idea that maybe we could combine our knowledge and information to collectively get a better picture of which bone belongs to which animal, in this case, vertebrae. I know some of you have some fantastic specimens in your collections, if we combine these in this thread we might be able to see some patterns. We probabl
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