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  1. Hi, I'm seeking info. I found this about 15 kilometers inland from the Sea of Cortez and 15 kilometers south of Los Barriles, Baja Sur, Mexico. It was on a steep hillside above a small sandy wash or arroyo which will later flow into another and then the Sea, maybe 75 meters elevation. The person who took me to this gully said he has found Megalodon teeth here. It literally looks like a one kilo stack of tortillas, same size, dimension and layering. It's about 20 centimeters in diameter and 5 centimeters tall. I have found whale discs before but only on fresh skeletons and this does look similar but perhaps it's just a sedimentary deposit. I also found what appeared to be a rib about one meter in length but broken into about 8 pieces along with a few other pieces that didn't look like they belonged. I'm not sure about the geology. Appeared be banded horizontal layers with a surprising amount of some type of crystal that looked like selenite or calcite.
  2. It is a vertebra for sale as baryonyx, is it?
  3. I went fossil hunting at the North Sulphur River in Ladonia, Texas, today and found two relatively small vertebrae and an interesting bone shard that I would love to have identified. As far as I know, the fossils from around this area are typically from the Upper Cretaceous period, though fossils from different time periods have been found here. If you would please help me identify these fossils, that would be great!
  4. I went fossil hunting at the North Sulphur River in Ladonia, Texas, today and found two relatively small vertebrae and an interesting bone shard that I would love to have identified. As far as I know, the fossils from around this area are typically from the Upper Cretaceous period, though fossils from different time periods have been found here. If you would please help me identify these fossils, that would be great!
  5. Last Saturday I was in the quarry Kromer (Posidonia Shale, Lower Jurassic) for the first time of the year. Maybe some of you already noticed this topic: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/93302-prepping-a-plate-with-some-ichthyosaur-vertebrae/ Beside of this plate I also found some other cool things but firstly here is a picture of the quarry: You are allowed to search in the heaps on the left behind the white car. The material isn't that bad at the moment. I was there about 6 hours and I found about 6 teeth. I already prepped three Stenosaurus (crocodile) teeth: 1 cm long: 1.8 cm long: (the best one) And 1.2 cm long: (damaged) I also found this fish: The cross section is about 5 cm long and it will need very much prep work... I don't think that I will do this one in the near future although a friend and expert said that this is a kinda nice find! My favourite finds were the bones. I found several incomplete ones which I didn't take home but also the plate with the vertebrae and another plate with some bones on it. Here is a picture of one of the visible bones: I think that should be an Ichthyosaur Humerus but I am not entire sure. I will post some more pictures of it tomorrow and after the prep. There are also a couple of ribs on the plate so it could be interesting! And for all the invertebrate fans. Here is a sweet little ammonite: Thanks for watching!!
  6. The quarry Kromer near Holzmaden did open two weeks ago (it was closed during winter). So last Saturday I was there the first time this year and I have to say that I am kinda satisfied with my finds! I found several marine reptile teeth, some mainly incomplete bones and a fish with much potential. In this topic I want to show how I prep/prepped a plate on which originally two Ichthyosaur verts were visible. The verts are all about 4 cm big. Here is a picture of the unprepped plate: (I have the other parts...) The prep work is very difficult because the stone is extremely hard. So I have to use my air pen to remove the stone directly above the verts and then I remove the remaining thin layer with my sandblaster with about 6 bar which is probably too much for the bones but otherwise I wouldnt do any progress ... This is the current situation: Until now I prepped about 4 hours and now you see that there are even more vertebrae on the plate At least 3 and a half.... And here is the one which wasnt visible at first. I damaged it a bit but I think its not too bad. Hopefully the stone is a bit softer around this one: I think I have to work many hours on it so wish me luck @LiamL
  7. Whale vertebra?

    I was in a Texas museum yesterday and was looking at a case of primarily pleistocene fossils. This vertebrae was labeled mastodon, but really doesn't look like any mastodon vertebrae that I've seen. We don't generally find whale vertebrae where i look for fossils, but this hits me and I definitely don't know whale, as possibly whale? Vertical thickness is approximately 4-5 inches, 10-12cm. There is no other labeling other than mastodon. Sorry for the quality of the photos, dark lighting and a hand held camera.
  8. Vertebrae of some sort?

    Found in the same area on beach in South Carolina. I'm thinking a vertebrae of some sort?
  9. Mini Miocene Marine Mammal

    I found this a few days ago along the Virginia side of the Potomac River along a miocene cliff. It's mostly if not all Choptank formation. Any ideas about a genus? Grid is in inches. Looks like maybe mature dolphin tailbone, but it's so small???
  10. Hi everyone, Im looking at a bunch of stuff that someone got from the big fossil expo this month, but I want to be sure of what is what before I do anything. There's a few things way beyond what I could potentially get, but I'm just curious about in general. These are all Moroccan, and most, if not all, are Kem Kem. are these first 4 pics spinosaur? With the teeth I know the 2 on the top&left are probably carchar teeth, but I'm wondering about the other 2. In the 2nd picture, I'm guessing the right one is a spinosaur vert, right? What about the other one? I'm sure it would probably be very hard to tell with just a single rib, but could the rib be spinosaurus? It seems to match some museum spino skeleton ribs, but that's the best I can figure out:/
  11. Is this a vertebra?

    Id be very grateful for an ID, found loose on the coast of Yorkshire, evidence of a recent cliff fall. Area known for mesozoic finds, ammonites, ichthyosaur finds etc. length just over 6cm, circumference -widest bit- just over 16 cm. If it is bone, like a vertebra, how do i care for it? Thanks.
  12. Shark vertebrae

    Hello, I'm new to this forum and I come here to ask for your help. I am graduating in Biology and my final paper is about identifying species of shark vertebrae from an archaeological site. The thing is nobody from my lab knows how to work with it and I spent the whole last year trying to work with these centra but I realized it is a really hard work, almost impossible. I come here to ask if any of you know some good papers about shark vertebrae that could help in my work, or anything else that could help me in this situation. I'd be so thankful!
  13. Hey y'all I've been wanting to add a Carcharodontosaurus bone to my traveling education program. I found this on the favorite auction site. I still don't seem to have a great grasp of vertebrae yet and I know my limitations so I'm here to ask for help. I appreciate any and all help. Thanks y'all.
  14. Where do I belong?

    Got this on a hunt today. Mid. Miocene, Round Mountain Silt Member, Temblor Formation. California. It is 5cm long, 3.5cm wide, 2cm thick. I am presuming whale, but don't really know. It seems strange to me in that the channels that would carry nerves or blood vessels are going perpendicular to the way it would set in the spinal column. One of the channel openings looks to be partially fused off which may have pinched nerves or blocked off blood supply. Any thoughts as to where on the critter it belonged and if indeed it is whale or not?
  15. The title is rather self explanatory looking for a contact, someone in an institution such as museum or university who has some specialty in vertebrae paleontology from the Jurassic era. Any help is greatly appreciated I Have already contacted Joseph Sertich from the Denver museum of science but have received nothing back (nearly a month ago) and the possibility he is away on a field expedition currently and might not be back for some time. Thanks as always Matt
  16. After a month of needle work, finally finished. This cluster is 65x30cm and I love it, lots of work but I just enjoyed it so much that I am sad it is finished Nothing to work on now This was my first work on a fossil and even though quite scary, very rewarding. I am definitely not stopping here. Besides 29pc of shark vertebrae I managed to expose many other fish vertebrae and bone fragments but the highlit must be an Enchodus tooth. Thank you all for your advise and helpful info on this project.
  17. https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/national/newly-discovered-titanosaur-fossil-had-a-heart-shaped-tail https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/mnyamawamtuka-new-dinosaur-valentines-day-heart-shape-tail-bone-a8778331.html https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a26312599/titanosaur-new-dinosaur-species-mnyamawamtuka-moyowamkia/
  18. Cen. Fla fossil

    Looking for help IDing this one that was donated to Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis, FL (just about in the very middle of the state). i believe it was found around here. Thank you
  19. Is this a vertebra?

    I found this vertebrae(?) Sunday, January 13th, 2019 in Myrtle Beach, SC. I think it's mammalian but I'm still relatively new to collecting fossils. Can anyone help me identify this?
  20. psittacosaurus

    Any idea where i could acquire a psittacosaurus skeleton?
  21. Small Marine Vert

    I was out land hunting with a friend and his daughter yesterday in the pouring rain and 60 degree weather. When the rain lets up, the winds would gust adding a chill to the whole endevour. . Sloshing thru the mud puddles picking up fossils, it does not get better than this. Basically, we are hunting a middle miocene marine environment. 99% of all fossil finds are shark, whale (earbones, verts, bones, teeth), dolphin, dugong, rays and fish (tilly, mouthplates, etc). There are Equus teeth. I also found one of those yesterday. So this seemed unusual for the location. I hope TFF experts can help me narrow down what it is and is not...
  22. Hi friend, I am working on a cluster of shark vertebrae and need advice on preservation. I have decided to clean up the whole sample and expose some of the fragments of different bones which are in the matrix surrounding the vertebrae. I need to stabilize the whole sample after I finish but I can't get here in Czech republic Butvar b76 as many people recommend. Can I use PARALOID B72 or AKEPOX 1005? Will I be able to apply paraloid with a brush and is it even suitable for this? Can you please advise or recommend other product?
  23. Looking to find out as much about this vertebrae piece found at Calvert Cliffs, MD.
  24. Barosaurus prep

    These past few months I've been working on the weekends as part of a team of amateur and professional paleontologists to prepare a large Barosaurus at the Museum of Ancient Life in Lehi, UT. From October to January I have worked on two large vertebrae from this adult Barosaurus. I believe we won't know the gender until we begin work on the pelvis but not to many of these species have been uncovered so we'll have to compare some other models. It's been a very rewarding journey so far. Here's a couple of pictures of preparation work with a Paleo Tool Air Scribe (forgot the model but one of the larger ones) in October. I'll try to get some before and after photos as we're making tremendous progress on these vertebrae. Behind me is a large 9-ton jacket containing a group of Utahraptors and an herbivore (sand pit). I'm not allowed to post any photos of that but the sickle claws and raptor teeth are a very impressive sight. FYI I realize this isn't as finite or fragile a work as the prep jobs @Malcolmt or @Ptychodus04 do but hey it's a start. Working on the vertebrae's. A near complete vertebrae is on the bottom right. I now wear a mask since the matrix particles are so fine and can get into your lungs and eyes. On the wall above me is a skeletal layout of an adult Barosaurus. The red filled in portions indicate the bones we've already recovered. The pelvis, back femurs, feet, and an assortment of vertebrae. The head is yet to be found and might not be in this jacket. Up close of the vertebrae. Another angle Another angle with some near complete tail sets behind me. If you look closely you'll see some completed vertebrae in the background. Another angle Working from behind the glass so viewers can come see. This is a rewarding, volunteer based opportunity where I feel like I can give back to the community. Occasionally I'll poke my head out to educate those passing by. The youngsters really like this exhibit. Smiling for the camera. Fossil description is on the bottom left. The nine ton sleeve containing the Utahraptors is directly behind me. Another angle This might be my favorite. It shows most of the vertebrae lined up. This photo was taken back in October and I'm amazed at how far it's already come along. Really excited to post some closer photos and will compile a time lapse. A bit fuzzy but another angle Another angle Another angle Another angle (yes I'm wearing my Penn Dixie fleece FYI @DevonianDigger)
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