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  1. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends July 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Eurypterus sp. (likely E. remipes) sea scorpion - Upper Silurian - Pennsylvania 2. Viviparus lacedaemoniorum. endemic freshwater gastropod - Pliocene/Early Pleistocene - Lakonia Province, Southern Greece 3. Eurypterus sp. (likely E. remipes) sea scorpion - Upper Silurian - Pennsylvania 4. Octomedusa pieckorum jell
  2. Guns

    Spinosaurid vertebra ?

    Hello ! Info from seller : Spinosaurid neck vertebra from kem kem . What do you think ? Best regards Guns
  3. Brandy Cole

    Large Pleistocene Vertebra

    My husband found this really large vertebra today in a south Texas gravel bar. Looks a lot larger than the one bison thoracic vertebra I have, and the extra dorsal processes fused together are confusing to me. I thought maybe it could be a sacral vertebra that has broken off from the others, but I don't see the large foramen that I would expect it to have. Also it looks smaller than some of the measurements for mammoth that @JohnJ has posted for reference before in a post by @fossilus. I also don't think it resembles the possible sloth in the post above.
  4. r00t2400

    Cervical vertebra cookie?

    Found this in a creek in South Carolina. Looks to be part of a vertebra right?
  5. Hi All, While prepping a mosasaur vertebra I uncovered a few markings I'd love some feedback on. They were underneath a layer of hard matrix which might explain why they fossilized. Here's a zoomed out view: Top one (#1) is approximately 3 mm and the lower one (#2) is ~4 mm. #1: I am thinking cast of a worm burrow? #2 I really don't know for this one. Any thoughts as to what this might be would be appreciated. Thanks,
  6. Burke_Family

    Is this a vertebra?

    We found this in southern Oregon. Our first idea was that it was just an interesting, normal beach rock. Looking more closely at it, it appears to be bony. We’re wondering if it might be a vertebra, and if so from what type of animal? It’s approximately 3” x 4” x 1.5” (images show cm ). Also, we’d gladly take recommendations on reference resources we can use to help us narrow down IDs on our own. (But we definitely appreciate the input!) Thanks
  7. FF7_Yuffie

    Camarasaurus vertebra

    Hello, any thoughts on this? Supposedly Camarasaurus vert. 9cm x 6.25 x 6.5 Found in Crook County, Wyoming. It apparently has some restoration. Any help appreciated as always!
  8. Stephib


    Hello! I would appreciate your help identifying this vertebra I found in Hilton head, South Carolina. Thanks so much!
  9. 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
  10. Hunted a creek which has produced fossils from the late Cretaceous thru the Pleistocene. Clearly a bit degraded but hoping for an identification. Is it a vertebra?Interesting pattern on the centrum.
  11. Dunderdung

    Old North Sea Mammal Collection

    I bought parts of an old collection a couple of years ago. It cotained a bunch of peices from the north sea. Some of the fossils came without tags and i would like to ask for some help identifying what type of species they might have came from. First of is this vertebra. As far as come with my own research im guessing woolly rhino?
  12. Anyone know what type of vertebra this is? Found in North Carolina, could be from either Cretaceous Black Creek group. 2.5 cm from left side to right. Could it be a plesiosaur cervical vertebra? Or is it Brachyrhizodus spp., a Myliobatis ray? I already have one Brachyrhizodus spp. vertebra and it doesn’t look like this, but maybe this is a different part or the backbone. Just based on size I’m leaning towards Brachyrhizodus, but it looks almost identical to a plesiosaur vertebra. Oooo
  13. Hello there! I'm collecting fossils since I was a kid and I have a question, so I hope anybody can help. I bought a fossil years ago at my local fossil and mineral fair in Germany from a maroccan trader. It should be a Spinosaurus vertebra. But I'm doubting about the authenticity. It was quite cheap. But it's a real vertebra? (and even from Spinosaurus?) Thank you! greetings, Lilian
  14. Hi guys! Can you help me with this one? I found this vertebra online and I would like your opinion if its real and correct for a mammoth. The description says it is a Columbian mammoth vertebra from North Florida. Thank you for attention! Best Regards, Paloma Dasko.
  15. A couple of weeks ago, I went to Calvert Cliffs, MD to comb the beach for shark teeth, and came across these: A lot of them are missing their tops, which may make ID more difficult. Also, I’m not sure if 7 is even a tooth or just conveniently shaped. I’m fairly confident that 9 is a thresher shark, and think that 1-3 are maybe lemon sharks, but otherwise I’m lost. I’m particularly interested in (what I believe is) the vertebra and the sting ray mouth plate (13 and 14, respectively). I tried to get better supplemental photos, though fossil size and camera quality were a
  16. val horn

    Dino vertebra unknown

    I ended up with a fossil with almost no id. (I need to avoid fossil shows; where I can yield to temptation) It is reported to be a Moroccan dinosaur vertebrae. If anyone can make a educated guess as it its species, age and formation, based on its preservation and shape, I would greatly appreciate it. It is a rough oval 14 cm by 10 cm and 9 cm in height

    Second Mosasaur Vertebra

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    Marine reptile. Mosasaur vertebra from Austin, Ozan Formation. 3/23/22

    Mosasaur Vertebra

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    Marine reptile. Mosasaur vertebra from Austin, Ozan Formation. 11/6/21
  19. Bob V

    Gainesville vertebrae

    Hi y'all, I bought some shark vertebrae here in the Netherlands from a guy who collected it himself in Gainesville, Florida area, a couple of verts are not from shark including this one and i was wondering from what animal it could have been. I hope one of you has an idea what it could be. Thanks!!
  20. Lone Hunter

    Vertebra ID please

    A bit of a vertebra theme tonight so thought I'd jump in, found this in creek in Cretaceous Eagle Ford but the area is QT and QAL also. It's not fully mineralized just like most bones from around here, I think it looks like croc but it's very worn so could be wrong.
  21. Dino Dad 81

    Small hell creek vertebra

    Any thoughts on this centrum from the hell creek in South Dakota? Thanks in advance.

    4 Mosasaur Verts in a Day! Austin TX

    With the end of the semester approaching, school has picked up and I have been too busy to embark on many adventures. When my schedule finally cleared up one afternoon following a brief rain in Austin, I jumped at the opportunity to do a bit of exploring. One of my goals right now is to check out new parts of the creek I hunt on. Scanning through my list of potential spots, I decided to try and be the first one out to a very promising location. Like my previous hunts, this place ran through the Ozan formation, so my expectations were set on some nice Cretaceous specimens as well as the usual n
  23. I have a few vertebrae I was hoping to get identified. These are 3 that I don't have any others that are alike. I tried to search online and the oval shaped one looks like possibly a Pachy but wasn't sure. These were all found on the Judith River Formation Montana, Hill County. first 4 is the one that I thought was Pachy, 2nd 4 I am not sure, 3rd 4 might be Hadrosaur?
  24. roxanneminerals

    Austin Chalk Mosasaur Fossil ??

    I found this rock in Austin, TX in Waller Creek next to an exposed outcrop of the Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) Austin Chalk. I’m wondering if it’s a mosasaur vertebra or humerus? Several mosasaurs have been found in creeks nearby, and the wavy pattern in the rock reminds me of fossilized bone. I’ve included three photos of the rock that I found in Austin, and a photo from Otero et al. (2016) of a Maastrichtian mosasaur right humerus (scale bar = 50 mm) that looks similar.
  25. Shellseeker

    2nd of 4 Bones -- A Vertebra

    A Vertebra ... It has some unique features.. Note those 2 interesting facets on the 2nd and 3rd photos...
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