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  1. Hello! I'm a new member and I was hoping I could get some second opinions on some Kem Kem fossils I'm thinking about purchasing. I've only collected American species, and have been recently interested in bones out of the Kem Kem beds. I've stayed away thus far because of the stories of composite fossils and Frankenstein pieces, but I've come across a couple that I thought were interesting and fairly priced. Was hoping I could get some other thoughts before moving on any of them (wanna make sure they aren't composites or areas of fill look weird). I've attached pictures of three specimens I'm l
  2. I went out to brave the Texas summer heat and was well rewarded. Post Oak Creek is so heavily picked, especially in the summer, that I didn't expect much. I even went there with the Dallas Paleontological Society last month and saw a ton of footprints then and not many good teeth. The first three hours I found almost nothing, as I expected the surface was all picked over, however I found one gravel bar that people must not have gotten to because I started finding a few decent cretodus, squalicorax, goblin shark teeth, and a couple of nice ptychodus. Finally I found two huge teeth about a foot
  3. Praefectus

    Giant Kem Kem vertebrae

    Hello. I was wondering if someone could identify this vertebrae. It originates from the Kem Kem Basin of Morocco. I don't have much else information on it. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  4. LordTrilobite

    Mammuthus primigenius atlas

    Half of a woolly mammoth atlas vertebra.
  5. randyrn72

    Vertebral Column

    I am going through some items that have been in my family for a few years--and I have no idea what this partial vertebral column is from. I also don't know where it was found. Any ideas on this? It's 34 cm in length and 10 cm across. Each vertebrae is approximately 7.6 x 10 cm Thanks!
  6. Found at a land site in Sarasota we have to go back tomorrow to excavate the rest there is so much more bone in the ground!! Could somebody please tell me what this is I'm leaning towards mammoth or Mastodon maybe a juvenile
  7. I bought this fossil not long ago. It’s supposedly a genuine caudal vertebrae from a dryosaurus. It was found at bone cabin quarry. I believe it is real, but I wanted a little assurance.
  8. dhiggi

    Whitby Vertebrae

    Just opened this nodule on a beach in the Whitby area, I can’t help thinking that it looks like a couple of verts, can anyone confirm this and maybe suggest a species? I’ll put better pics up when I get home if needed. Thank you for looking
  9. Hello, As I'm not super familiar with petrified wood structures, I'm questioning if this is indeed a vertebrae creature that petrified along with the wood or just a a normal structure. It's little if so. Found either along the Mississippi River just north of St. Louis, MO or in a ravine surrounded by steep hills in the St. Louis County Suburb region. From what I read, Missouri Petrified Wood is from the Cretaceous Period. Any help if it is something and also maybe type of wood/tree? More images at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qmZ7dtN5pPt75CSa7 Th
  10. devlincdev1997

    Big find at Big Brook Preserve

    I just took my friends out for a fossil trip their first time yesterday; where we could all get together and do something cool and introduce them to the fun pastime and interesting research I dabble in for my birthday. I should’ve known he’d have beginners luck but I was not expecting this find when he plucked it out from the water. They all had a blast and it was a beautiful day. Any and all input into trying to discern what creature it could’ve came from? The more the merrier! A couple other angles
  11. Allosaurus

    Utah Vertebrae

    So I sorta impulse purchased these 4 little vertebrae from a rock shop (they were cheap, and looked like nice teaching specimens). They are from Utah, but have no further provenance than that. I am fully aware that complete identification of them is impossible without locality, but it would be great to even just get them down to a family. And heck if someone might have an idea on what formation they could have come from I'm all ears.
  12. I fossil hunted the lower limestone flag member of middle Eagle Ford Formation in Travis County, Texas USA yesterday. I came up with three nice finds. The first is a 130 mm x 75 mm section of a large ~2' diameter ammonite. Two pics included but it is difficult to make out. I think it is an EUOMPHALOCERAS genus, based on GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PROFESSIONAL PAPER 274-C 1955. Any different opinions? The second find is a 15 mm wide Ptychodus Occidentalis per Shawn Hamm's recent email help for me on a couple of 10 mm wide Ptychodus out of 8 total located ~1/2 mile NE from the subject area. Check out
  13. From the album: Late Jurassic ichthyosaurs from the Volga

    In comparison with a full-size human vertebra replica
  14. Fossil "D"

    Elasmosaurus vertebrae?

    Was purchased as an Elasmosaurus vertabrae from Morocco 5.91" x 6.19" I found one similar online but the one I acquired seems to be a little more on the flat side. One of the processes has been repaired and seems to be stabilized. If it is indeed from an Elasmosaur, could it just be from a different section of the spine and is why it has a flatter profile? If so, what section could it be from? I'm just trying to get all the information on it that I can. The last three pics will be of the one I found online. Thank you in advance!
  15. Founded at a land site in Sarasota. I think it's alligator, what kind of vertebrae are these
  16. charlie3425

    Broken Phosphate fossil

    Hello everyone. I recently bought this heavy piece of Mosasaur spine in matrix. During transport the top of one of the vertebra got smashed to little pieces and dust (not the sellers fault, it coulnd't be packed better). The fossil now shows the inside of the vert (wich is also beautiful to my opinion). Where the piece broke off the fosfat stone is quite soft though. Should I stabilise/fixate it and how can I do this? Thanx for tips! Jerry
  17. RescueMJ

    Unknown Florida Vertebrae

    Found the most complete vertebrae today. Caramel brown with intact neural canal. Same location I recovered a Hesperotestudo crassiscutata carapace in January. Inland Venice, Florida. Mostly Pleistocene material here. I don't think it is a gator. Your assistance is appreciated. -Regards,
  18. Hello everyone,I've decided to open a chain of comments focusing on a popular theme: Moroccan spinosaurids. This is the first comment of a small series dedicated to analyse and document the diverse morphology of spinosaurids in the Kem Kem group. As an introduction,I'll be specifying how it will work,the rules and some guidance for those interested. First and foremost,the rules: 1)For correct identifications,I require images in various view(ventral and lateral at least) and with the highest quality possible. 2)Each comment will focuse on a specific morphotype,as
  19. garyc

    Vertebrae id

    Because of a recent post by @GPayton I went through a pile of unidentified bones and found three vertebrae that I think might be alligator or crocodile. These are from the Brazos River in Texas. Please confirm that these are crocodilian if possible…. @Harry Pristis @fossilus @Shellseeker here’s #1
  20. RescueMJ

    Unknown VERTEBRAE Venice

    Vertebrae from inland Venice, Florida. Land find. 57mm wide x 75mm high. Side A to Side B measures 52mm. Pleistocene material found in this site. I found a glyptodont osteoderm in this area last week. ID assistance appreciated. I am also looking for a "handy guide" on vertebrae identification. If you can point the way that would help me with several other Vert I have recently found. -Regards Michael
  21. DinoFossilsUK

    UK Vertebrae ID

    I'm trying to help someone ID some vertebrae they found recently. They were found in east London, around 4 meters underground in black sticky soil. My first thought was that they looked similar to dolphin vertebrae, and my knowledge of stuff like that isn't great, so any help would be much appreciated! (Actually, I've just realised they're probably from a bison or something similar - I haven't a clue when it comes to mammal verts. The black preservation seems odd though.)
  22. cdc68

    Shark Fossil ID

    Found a nice tooth and a vertebrae yesterday while hunting on Morris Island in South Carolina. Wondering what shark this is and how old my vertebrae might be. Tried to follow tips so pardon my newbness, if I didn’t do a great job. lol
  23. flyingpenut

    North Sulphur River Trip

    Pictures from my latest NSR trip. Some mosasaur verts and bones, a jaw, ammonites, baculites, and of course the normal array of oddities. No really good verts but still fun. Does anyone know what jaw this would have come from? Also the turtle looking shell and the large white bone next to it feel a lot heavier than recent bone to me so maybe Pleistocene. Ill send a few close ups of those and of the crazier stuff later.
  24. These came from creek with mix of QAL and QT, first set I'm thinking the bigger one is deer phalange, not sure about the smaller one. Next one I'm going with croc vert, threw in the antler wondering how to tell if it's fossil, does the burn test work with it as well? I'm not very good with bones so might be wrong, appreciate the help!
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