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  1. I'll start with the jrf vertebrae which I believe to be a hadrosaur cervical wondering if it is possible to narrow it down to a species if possible? And again anyone who is taking the time to look over these I thank you very much in advance.
  2. Found this mineralized bone at Big Brook Nj and on researching it, it looks very similar to photos of both Plesiosaur and Mosasaur vertebrae. About 1-3/4" long. Any help greatly appreciated!
  3. I recently purchased this vertebrae which was sold as a mosasaur (Clidastes) vertebrae. I wasn't convinced that the vert was Mosasaur (or even marine reptile for that matter) in origin when I bought it, I simply bought it because I thought it was a nice looking vertebrae. But now I thought I might give it a shot to try and get an ID on this thing. It was found in the Gober Chalk, Austin Group, Gober, Fannin County, Texas, USA and dates back to the Campanian, Cretaceous (± 80 mya). I don't really know what the vertebrae could be honestly, I don't believe it to be Mosasaur in origin o
  4. ThePhysicist

    Small mosasaur vertebrae

    From the album: North Sulphur River

  5. My wife and I spent a relaxing weekend at Folly Beach, SC last week and found over 300 shark teeth and other fossils. There are a few I need help identifying. The rectangular piece resembles a molar of some sorts and the 3 small pieces look like vertebrae maybe? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  6. BellamyBlake

    Moroccan Vertebrae

    I have here three vertebrae from the Kem Kem of Morocco sold as "Dinosaur or Crocodilian." Is there any way to identify which of these they belong to, and if so, can they be narrowed any further? Thank you, Bellamy First one is 1.5" long and 1.5" wide
  7. I have here three verts from the Hell Creek of Harding County, South Dakota. They were sold as dinosaur. I'm wondering if it's possible to narrow it down further than that. This one is 2.13" long and 1.89" wide
  8. RescueMJ

    Shark Vertebral Centra ?

    Inland Venice, FL. Typical Pleistocene material in spoil pile. First possible shark vertebrae I have found after hundreds of searches here. 5 cm diameter, 2 cm thick. Is it shark? Can an age/species able to be determined with only 1 vert? I also found (6) Lightning Whelk shells in this pile. thanks -Michael
  9. flyingpenut

    North Sulphur River Vert

    I took a trip to nsr after some decent rain in the middle of January. Here in Texas the weather can be hot, cold, or anything in between and it turned out it was a nice day in the 60s. I found a decent mosasaur vert, some decent ammonites, and a few other items. Let me know what you think. Pictures 4 and 5 where of a huge ammonite. You can tell by the rock pick it was over a foot wide and the picture doesn't show but the outer shell that was deteriorating was iridescent and really pretty. I don't think I have seen an ammonite with actual shell still intact however everything else
  10. Shellseeker

    Ray and Skate Verts

    Yesterday, a hunting companion found a Vertebra like this one. The majority of his finds were Stingray (broken) mouth plates, isolated teeth and barbs. He immediately thought he had a Stingray vert, but I said no.... Sawfish. and now I am not sure. Why is it so difficult to find verts from Stingrays (Manta, Eagle, etc) identified on the Internet? What do they look like? Can I compare a Sawfish vert to a Manta Ray Vert and note differences? In searching, I found this reference and photos https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/species-especes/skates/anatomy/internal-eng.html
  11. 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
  12. rynxs

    Mazonia-Braidwood Vertebrae

    Pretty sure these are amphibian vertebrae. Found in Pit 11 in the Mazonia-Braidwood complex.
  13. After my last NSR trip, and finding a mosasaur vert, I felt like I was getting a better eye for NRS fossils. I have always heard the feeder creeks can be productive however I have searched in several never found anything in them. Now that I had more confidence I went to a more remote bridge and went for the first feeder creek I could find. It turned out to be decently productive with several more verts, none in particularly great condition though, and a jaw section. I think there is a coprolite in there too, pictures 14 and 15 maybe? I think my favorite find of all was the artifact though.
  14. Yesterday I found this piece of vertebra near the Calvert Formation at Calvert Cliffs Maryland. It seems to be a "cookie" but is taller than online pictures show and haas a strange belly button shape with a pattern in the middle. It is roughly 3-4 inches wide and 1 inch tall. Does anyone recognize this fossil?
  15. Howdy! How do you tell a Shark Vertebra from a Ray Vertebra? I can't seem to find much info online about Ray Verts. I came across (and vaguely remembered reading on a post) that ray vertebrae are more rectangular....is that true? Here are a few vertebrae that I think might be ray and if I could get a positive yay or nay on that.....I'd be very grateful! These are from Post Oak Creek in Texas - Cretaceous Era Size 4mm Size 3 mm
  16. A few weeks ago I decided to take the kids to my local park. They are building houses in this area and completed a new road which made getting to this park much quicker. Now instead of going way around it's only about a mile from my house and a much more direct shot. On the drive to the park I looked over to my right and saw some red/orange soil. The only formation in this area with that color is the Woodbine formation. "Odd," I thought. "The nearest Woodbine outcrop on the geological map is miles form here." I told my kids we were gonna make a quick pit stop for 10 minutes or so t
  17. MOGARDE

    Possible Bison Vertebrae

    I found this on a sandbar along the Missouri River, and in the State of Missouri, and was wanting to get confirmation on if it is a bison vertebrae.
  18. Kikokuryu

    Levnesovia transoxiana

    Stabilized with Butvar B-76; repaired using an unspecified cyanoacrylate. Identified by Dr. Alexander Averianov as a sacral vertebrae of a juvenile Levnesovia transoxiana. The specimen is either from Dzarakuduk or an excavation near the city of Uchkuduk many years back.
  19. val horn

    mosasaur vs croc vertebrae ?

    My local fossil site is a late marine cretaceous site with abundant fossils with poor preservation. Over time I have collected several vertebral centrum that are concave on one surface and convex on the other. Is it possible to separate croc from mosasaur on these beat up pieces. What criteria can one use.
  20. Fossil_teenager

    What vertebra is this (OBX NC)

    Can I have some help on this? I have no idea what species it’s from and it’s driving me crazy. Any tips would be appreciated. Found in Duck, North Carolina. (OBX NC = Outer Banks, North Carolina.)
  21. Douglas Ripsom

    titanoboa vertebra

    It's been nearly two years since last I posted, but I'm back with one of my latest creations, a lifesize replica of a bone from Titanoboa cerrejonensis. The smaller bone next to it is a vertebra from a(n estimated) 10-12-foot anaconda which I used for reference. Enjoy!
  22. Free Access pdf link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/08912963.2020.1861608?needAccess=true Shimada, K., Bonnan, M. F., Becker, M. A., Griffiths, M. L. (2021). Ontogenetic growth pattern of the extinct megatooth shark Otodus megalodon—implications for its reproductive biology, development, and life expectancy. Historical Biology. Abstract: The extinct megatooth shark, Otodus megalodon (Lamniformes: Otodontidae), is known primarily from its gigantic teeth in the late Neogene marine fossil record. It is known to reach at least 14.1‒15.3 m in length, but its r
  23. I found this nice vertebra on a sand bar north of Jefferson City MO. The foramina and spinal canal are clearly visible but packed with debris. My ruler is in inches. Any idea what animal this one is from? Thanks!
  24. Allosaurus

    Peace River Teeth and a Few Verts

    I bought these among others a few years back. I went looking through them today and realized I wasn't sure on these pieces. Peace River Fm, Florida. 1
  25. This last weekend I hit the NSR along with the crowds and decided to start at the Ladonia Fossil park. I got there shortly after dawn and already there were several groups of people down in the river. I don't mind walking in others footsteps and in fact quite a few of my good finds have been within feet of where others have already walked so I started off and within about an hour of slipping and sliding around on the marl I found two of the ugliest associated mosasaur verts I've yet to lay eyes on. Maybe they will clean up nicer than they look now but in my experience the preservation in the h
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