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  1. Fin Lover


    I found this vertebra in the Goose Creek area (near Summerville, SC). I thought concave on both ends meant bony fish, but this one doesn't look like other fish verts I've found personally or online. Any ideas? About 17mm at the widest/longest (not sure what you would call it) point. Thank you!
  2. Shellseeker

    Unknown Bone Valley Vertebra

    My only time out Fossil Hunting in the last 2 months was October 20th.. A great day, very relaxing. The water in the creek was deep and fast, so I did not come up with my usual quantity or quality. That is a Rostral tooth, a Vertebra, and a smattering of small teeth, some colorful. Here is one worth sharing, small and pretty. I imagine micro fossil hunters are used to seeing such treasures. Most just slip thru my screens. What I am attempting to do is ID the Vertebra... It is from a small animal, maybe 50-75 pounds based on size of the Vert. Because o
  3. Ketik

    Unknown vertebra?

    Hello, I’m new to this group and was hoping for help identifying this find. I found it on a well known fossil beach on the east coast of VA, USA. It looks like a vertebra to me, but this was my first fossil hunting trip and I was expecting to find shark teeth. Any ideas on what this is from? Or if it is really ancient? Thank you for your help!
  4. Mike from North Queensland

    Vertebra Queensland

    Looking through my usual matrix I came across this partial vertebra that has me stumped. Both sections were sitting together in the matrix so assume they are part of the same vertebra. Definitely not fish so some type of reptile ? Hopping the process end is diagnostic enough to determine species. Second piece in post below Mike
  5. I've found this one yesterday in the Mishash formation (Campanian-maastrichtian). A friend suggested that its a shark vertebra but I never seen one in that shape. Any help would be great. Thanks. Also, I'll put a picture with scale soon. VID_20221117_162227.mp4
  6. I went to the North Sulphur River twice in October with little luck. The first time was after a rain that I thought would get a big rise but only got about a 1 foot rise. The second time saw about a 5 foot rise but each time the rain did nothing to wash away all the mud. It was easy walking because the river was so low and dry but no gravel bars as they are all covered in mud. I went to two different parts of the river as well as the feeder creeks and it was the same. Here are a few pictures of the little I was able to find: Some worn chunckasaur, petrified wood, pyrite sun (cool b
  7. DinoFossilsUK

    Kem Kem Vertebrae ID (Croc/Dino?)

    Looking for a little help identifying some small Kem Kem vertebrae. I have some ideas as to what they might be, but I'm sure I'll be corrected. Hopefully the answers will prove useful to anyone else trying to identify Kem Kem verts too! So here's what I think these are: Vert 1: Small theropod, possibly a juvenile spino? (or maybe crocodile) Vert 2: Crocodile Vert 3: Crocodile? Vert 4: Theropod dinosaur Vert 5: Theropod dinosaur (looked a little similar to an Abelisaur vertebra I've come across on the forum before)
  8. Looks like a fossil vertebra? Any one know who it goes to etc. first dino or shark cartilage/bone if so!!!!! found in Arlington Texas at construction site in layer with gypsum and few Cretaceous aquatic shell fossils and one shark tooth. It is pretty brittle etc. will epoxy soon after positive id. I’ll post a pic of shark tooth also.
  9. I have found, what I believe to be a fossilised vertebra, and would like any advice on what species it could be and how old it may be. The item was found along a riverbank. It has a surprising weight for it's size - I can record the exact weight with electronic scales within the next 24 hours. The object appears to be of white bone with a red/iron marrow present through the centre. There are crystals in the recesses which sparkle when the light hits it and when it is wet. The top and bottom of the item are very smooth. The specimen has been washed with warm water and a t
  10. J.D.

    Vert - but is it a fossil?

    I found this near Westmoreland State Park in the Potomac. It seems too well preserved to be a fossil. Clearly a vert, but from what?
  11. Brandy Cole

    Pleistocene Vertebra

    I found this vertebra over the weekend and was excited to see it still had a spinous process attached. I believe it's one of the earlier thoracic vertebra on the spine, like a T1. It doesn't resemble the horse or bison verts I've found, and I'm wondering if it could be camelid. Since it's fairly round and convex on the anterior side, I considered reptile, but alligator would be all that I'd think would fit with size, and it's a poor visual match compared to the gator examples I've seen. Any ideas are always appreciated.
  12. dbrake40

    Mystery Vertebra - Estate Sale

    This vertebra was found at an estate sale in a box of rocks in Minnesota. It is partially mineralized, but I don't believe it is mineralized enough to be much older than Pleistocene. I realize it is fairly damaged but does anybody have reasonable guess as to what it might be from?
  13. I was told the rib could belong to some Pleistocene horse or a young mammoth. There were also proposals that the vertebra belonged to the steppe bison or the woolly rhinoceros. They both were found in Eastern Lesser Poland. What do you think? Thanks in advance!
  14. J.D.

    Cetacean vert?

    Found this in the water near the fossil beach of Westmoreland State Park in Va. Seems like a whale / dolphin bone, but what part? Is it a vert piece? As always, thanks for the help.
  15. I would really appreciate suggestions on the ID of this microfossil (vertebra?) from a portion of what appears to be a coprolite originating from the Woodbine Group (Cenomanian) of Denton County, Texas, USA.
  16. Hi everyone! I acquired this vertebra as part of a menagerie of kem kem fossils awhile ago and could use some help Identifying it, if that's even possible. I'm leaning toward Theropod indet. but croc wouldn't surprise me if only because I just assume everything Kem Kem is croc until prove otherwise. I don't think it's Spinosaur from comparing it to the pics of the holotype. Maybe someone will see something I don't which narrows the id down further. Digital caliper measurements are 75.51 mm tall, 61.6 and 63.5 mm wide centrums, and 43.84 mm long/thick (not sure which to
  17. Jimbone

    Postpygal Mosasaur vertebrae?

    Hi, Looking for some confirmation on these vertebrae. Found below a eroding layer of Pierre shale. Thinking Mosasaur but the two lower "wings" seem odd. Also in the last pictures you can see the thin layer of orange matrix, top of Pierre shale? K-PG Boundary perhaps? Thanks in advance for info and insight.
  18. musicnfossils

    Dinosaur Vert

    Another ID, wondering if this is Hadrosaurid or ceratopsian. Thanks again!
  19. Dragonflysea

    Hi Y'all - Vertebra fossil?

    Greetings from Kentucky. Wandered across this forum trying to identify what looks like a fossilized vertebra I picked up roaming around with my nose to the ground. I've loved rocks ever since I picked up a huge chunk of fossilized wood as a little girl in Louisiana. Married into a family of stonemasons who used to drive into the creek and pick up the rocks for their jobs. They'd been masons for maybe 20 years and the first time I went to the creek with them I was the first of the family to find an arrowhead! Picked up all sorts of neat geodes and other pretty rocks through the years and h
  20. I love a good vertebra. I have a hard time ID'ing some of the ones I find, but I love them nonetheless. It occurred to me that I have a lot of vertebrae laying around. From tiny critters like baby turtles and snakes, to big critters like whales. I was going through my boxes today, looking for something unrelated, and I kept running across vertebrae. So, tomorrow when the lighting is better (it's dark here now and I'm tired), I am going to lay out all of the vertebrae I have found over the years and take a group photo. Before I share my verts, let's see what
  21. I found this years ago on a beach on the east coast (North Carolina or South Carolina) - possibly Myrtle Beach. I always thought it was a type of lava rock, but then I took an anatomy class and noticed the vertebrae-like features. Any ideas? Is this a fossil? Bone? Rock? I would love to know what I have here. Thanks a bunch.
  22. Hi! I bought this piece a few months ago and just wanted to make sure it is what they tell me it is. Apparently it's a Triceratops horridus vertebra pedicle from the Hell Creek Formation of Dawson County, Montana.
  23. RuMert

    Syzran ichthyosaur

    From the album: Late Jurassic ichthyosaurs from the Volga

    Samara Oblast, Syzran, Upper Kimmeridgian. D 5cm
  24. Fin Lover

    Two vertebrae for ID

    Found several shark verts and a bony fish vert yesterday along with these two big verts. I haven't found verts this size before, and haven't been able to identify them. If anyone can help, it would be appreciated. Vert 1: Vert 2:
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