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Found 193 results

  1. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends September 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Ornithocheirid pterosaur (cf. Caulkicephalus or Coloborhynchus) Tooth - Early Cretaceous - Isle of Wight, UK 2. Orthacanthus compressus (Shark) - Upper Pennsylvanian, Upper Freeport #7 Coal - Linton Mine, SE Ohio, USA 3. Ctenodus cristatus (Lungfish) Scale - Francis Creek Shale, Middle Pennsylvanian - (Mazon Creek) Wilmington, Illinois, USA
  2. Vertebrate Fossil in WI?

    Please help me identify this fossil found yesterday on a hike Door County. It was found among very common fossils like corals.
  3. Hello, I have been recently shopping around for fossil books that are more image heavy to look around at on my downtime, the few I have so far seem to be generally focused on all fossils and contain hardly any fossil vertebrates from the mesozoic or tertiary periods. Thus I am on the look out for any books that would be good fits, there was one I cannot remember the name for the life of me that I think is a large recent book that I've seen in B&N that goes over all time periods in full color with fossil photos/creature images, if anyone knows maybe which one that could be I was definitely on the lookout for it but any recommendations are awesome.
  4. Ground Sloth Toe Bone?

    So I found these fossil toe (possibly hand) bones at an antique store, they're allegedly the toe bones from a ground sloth, unfortunately there is no location for these specimens, while my instinct tells me they're from around the area; Florida, with no documentation I'm not sure. They were very lowly priced so even if they can't be ID'd I figured I might as well buy them, any ideas? Specimen 1 Specimen 2 (Note the blue mark was just an eraser shaving, my bad!)
  5. The winner of the July 2018 VFOTM goes to... the Cowralepis mclachlani Placoderm from the Middle Devonian of West of Cowra, NSW Australia! Congrats to @Foozil!
  6. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends August 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE. 1. Orthacanthus Shark Tooth - Upper Pennsylvanian - LaSalle County, Illinois, USA 2. Ichthyosaur Skull Bones, Ribs and Vertebrae - Lower Jurassic - Quarry Kromer, Holzmaden, Germany 3. Thecachampsa sericodon Tooth - Early to Mid Miocene - Matoaka Beach, Calvert County, Maryland, USA 4. Rhabdoderma exiguum Coelacanth Fish - Middle Pennsylvanian - Mazon Creek, Braceville, Illinois, USA 5. Mammuthus columbi Mammoth Tooth - Pleistocene - Bone Valley, Florida, USA 6. Steneosaurus Crocodile Tooth - Upper Jurassic - Solnhofen, Germany 7. Scapanorynchus texanus Shark Tooth - Cretaceous - Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA 8. Neochoerus pinckneyi Capybara Lower Jaw - Pleistocene - Savannah River, Georgia, USA 9. Cowralepis mclachlani Placoderm - Middle Devonian - West of Cowra, NSW Australia 10. Tyrannosaur Tooth - Late Cretaceous - Dinosaur Park Formation, Alberta, Australia 11. Xiphactinus audax Fish Tooth - Late Cretaceous - Russel County, Alabama, USA 12. Dakotaraptor steini Tooth - Upper Cretaceous - Near Newcastle, Wyoming, USA 13. Parotodus benedenii Shark Tooth - Plio-Plestocene - Florida, USA
  7. Please Help?

    I'm pretty sure its a caudal fin of some prehistoric fish, but I'm not sure. Anybody know?
  8. Fossil ID Inquiry

    Hello. While vacationing along Lake Huron in Michigan, I found a rather impressive, and likely rare, fossil (see image). It is clearly a vertebrate with skull, spine, appendages, and pelvic region relatively intact and clearly visible. The specimen is approximately 2 inches by 2 inches in size. Any advice or direction, as to whom I should contact to identify/analyze my find would be most appreciated. Thank you very much for your time.
  9. 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. Elonichthys peligerus Fish - Middle Pennsylvanian - Wilmington, Illinois, USA 2. Leptoceratops gracilis Tooth - Late Cretaceous - Niobrara County, Wyoming, USA 3. Crocodilian Vertebra - Paleocene - Purse State Park, Charles County, Maryland, USA 4. Palaeoxyris prendeli Shark Egg Capsule - Pennsylvanian - Vermilion County, Illinois, USA 5. Indeterminate Placoderm Plate Fragment - Devonian - Thedford, Ontario, Canada
  10. Big Brook NJ Vertebrate Fossil

    Took our first trip to Big Brook Preserve in NJ. Great day finding small shark teeth and inkpens. Came across this bone. My first thought is that it is a modern day vertebrate, even thought it looks like a face lol. It is light in weight as well. It looks to have matrix attactined it some areas, but it may just be clay from the stream bed. Any input would be helpful. Thanks
  11. Hi All, An acquaintance of mine noticed this fossil, embedded in a step stone in his parents’ garden, after many years it sat there unacknowledged... I don’t have a lot of information about it, but what I do know is that it’s in Israel, the stone’s origin is most likely from a strip mine 5km west of Jerusalem (Kfar Shaul), the total length of the fossil is 6.7 cm (~2.64 inches) and that it’s a limestone with a reddish hue… unfortunately that’s about it. Personally, I’m not even able to determine whether this is a fish or not… but I’m definitely curious… Can anyone help me identify it or at least narrow the options a bit? Thank you!
  12. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends June 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE. 1. Archosauria Indeterminate Tooth - Late Cretaceous - Varena Town, South Lithuania 2. Elopomorpha Indeterminate Scale- Late Cretaceous - Paleocene - Varena town, South Lithuania 3. Cow Shark Tooth - Mid Miocene, Mountain Silt Formation - Bakersfield, California, USA 4. Cretodus crassidens Shark Tooth with Fish Vertebra - Upper Cretaceous, Eutaw Formation - Catoma Creek, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama, USA 5. Notorynchus cepedianus Cow Shark Symphyseal Tooth - Early-mid Miocene, Calvert Formation - Brownies Beach, Calvert County, Maryland, USA 6. Palaeotherium magnum Skull and Mandible - Upper Eocene - Southwest France 7. Morus peninsularis Gannet Bird Ulna Bone - Pliocene, Yorktown Formation - Tar River, Edgecomb County, North Carolina, USA 8. Cretodus crassidins Shark Tooth - Cretaceous, Eagle Ford Formation - Travis County, Austin, Texas USA 9. Coprolite with Marks of Predation - Upper cretaceous, Maastritchian Formation - Southwest of France 10. Alligator Jaw - Eocene, Wasatch Formation - Southwest Wyoming, USA 11. Mammoth Medial Phalange - Pleistocene - East Runton Beach, Norfolk, Great Britain
  13. Mesozoic ichnodiversity of Africa

    About 3,4 Mb,and,as such things go,fairly new Kleipl3vmam_Juras_cret_P3P.pdf Useful?Innerestin'?
  14. I am on a Trip to University of Florida at Gainesville Research & Collections Laboratory for Vertebrate, Invertebrate, and Paleobiology. This was today. Pretty busy with a Haile Quarry trip in the morning and then on Sunday a volunteer at a University of Florida fossil dig. Enough time to share some of the best photos... Most of this will be delayed until I am back home on Monday Photo #1 Teleoceras Photo# 2 Gomphothere Photo# 3 Possibly new ancestor of Gomphothere Photo# 4 Gomphothere Photo# 5 Baby Teleoceras Photo# 6 Rhizosmilodon fiteae skull held by Richard Hulbert, Director of Vertebrate Collection Lab Photo #7 Rhizosmilodon fiteae Photo #8 Bear_dog Photo #9 River Otter mandible There are details that will have to wait... Enjoy, Jack
  15. The winner of the Aprtil 2018 VFOTM is... the Thylacoleo carnifex (Marsupial Lion) Skull from the Pleistocene of Queensland, Australia! A huge congrats to @Ash for finding such an incredible fossil.
  16. I put this before on the FB page but like to try here as well. This partly eroded bone was found in Jurassic sediments in the Boulonnais area in the North of France. The sediments are marine but the sea was not far from the beach and sometimes terrestrial animals (dinosaurs) can be found. I thought this a vertebra; but no neural arch showing and the shape is weird; it looks a bit like a carpal/ tarsal bone of a big animal but I may be seeing to much. Perhaps a paddle bone of a marine animal is another option? Hope you can help me. Regards, Niels
  17. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends May 7th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE. 1. Bison priscus Digit - Sandy Dune Layers, Uppermost Pleistocene - Varena town, South Lithuania 2. Antelope Humerus - Sandy Dune Layers, Uppermost Pleistocene - Varena town, South Lithuania 3. Thylacoleo carnifex Marsupial Lion Skull - Pleistocene - Queensland, Australia 4. Carcharodon planus Shark Tooth - Round Mountain Silt Formation, Mid Miocene - Ant Hill, Bakerfield, California, USA 5. Ichthyosaur Ribs and Verts - Jurassic - Yorkshire, UK 6. Palaeohypotodus rutoti Juvenile Shark Tooth - Eocene - Beltinge, near Herne Bay, Kent, Great Britain 8. Xiphactinus Fish Jaws and Vertebrae - Late Cretaceous, Atco Formation, Austin Group - Dallas, Texas, USA
  18. Edmontosaurus rib(s) prep

    So I've been working on what I thought originally was 1 Edmontosaurus rib. It has since turned out to be what appears to be an opposing pair of ribs. I thought I would share some of my photos as I go. Please be kind to me, as this is my first vertebrate prep work. Photo I took upon arrival. First rib, top 1/2 complete Top 1/2 with a seemingly extraneous tip, or other unrelated bone. (Not sure.) Working on the head end of the 2nd rib: Matching the other remaining unprepped halves
  19. The Four-Eyed Fossil Lizard

    This one's a bit of an odd critter; an ancient monitor lizard with eyes in the back of its head: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/four-eyed-lizard-walked-earth-49-million-years-ago
  20. This fossil was dug up fishing recently in Kankakee County, Illinois, where the bedrock is Silurian, but this fossil would have to be Pleistocene. Any help with ID is appreciated. I do not have possession so these are the only photos I have. If you provide an ID, please provide your reasoning. Thanks!
  21. March is coming in like a Lion, for some of us in the Northeastern US. The pounding rain insures we won't be fossil-hunting for a few days, at the very least! But others around the country or world can get out there and make some fantastic finds. I suggest you do so! ************************************************************* Remember...PLEASE carefully read all of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, in the requested format, and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for Prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until midnight on March 31st. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or most of the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for MARCH 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck!
  22. Wyoming vertebra ID

    A friend wanted to see if you guys could ID this vertebra he found from the hills of Wyoming. He sees a lot of Moose nearby. Thanks!
  23. Well, the Groundhogs have spoken, - 6 more weeks of Winter are in store for North America. Not the best of hunting weather, but we do have some hardcore folks who go out, no matter the temperatures or ground/water conditions! I salute all of you who do go out, and find amazing things in the winter. For those of you who have finished prep in a nice warm lab, or hunted for microfossils by the roaring fire, it is time to post up whatever you have found or completed prepping. Read the rules carefully, and post away! ************************************************************* Remember...PLEASE carefully read all of the rules below, ... make sure you include all the required information, in the requested format, and submit your fossil! If you have a question about a possible entry, please send me a PM. Please pay special attention to Rule #5: Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for Prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. In addition to keeping the contest fair, this new qualification will encourage better documentation of our spectacular past finds. Best of success to all, and good hunting! Entries will be taken until midnight on FEBRUARY 28th. Please let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for sharing more of your fossils and research this month. To view the Winning Fossils from past contests visit the Find Of The Month Winner's Gallery. *********************************** Rules for The Fossil Forum's Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month Contests 1. You find a great Vertebrate Fossil or Invertebrate/Plant Fossil! Only fossils found by you. NO PURCHASED FOSSILS. 2. Post your entry in the Find of the Month topic. Use a separate post for each entry. (Only two entries per contest category.) 3. Your Fossil must have been found during the Month of the Contest, or most of the significant Preparation of your Fossil must have been completed during the Month of the Contest. 4. You must include the Date of your Discovery (when found in the contest month); or the Date of Preparation Completion and Discovery date (if not found in the contest month). 5. Before and After Preparation photos must be submitted for prepped specimens not found during the Month of the Contest. 6. You must include the common or scientific name. 7. You must include the Geologic Age or Geologic Formation where the Fossil was found. 8. You must include the State, Province, or region where the Fossil was found. 9. Play fair and honest. No bought fossils. No false claims. Shortly after the end of the Month, separate Polls will be created for the Vertebrate and Invertebrate/Plant Find of the Month. In addition to the fun of a contest, we also want to learn more about the fossils. So, only entries posted with a CLEAR photo and that meet the other guidelines will be placed into the Poll. *******Please use the following format for the required information:******* Date of discovery Scientific or Common name Geologic Age or Geologic Formation State, Province, or Region found Photos (if prepped, before and after photos, please.) Photos of the winning specimens may be posted to TFF's Facebook page. Once the Contest Submission period has ended, after all the votes are tallied, and the Polls for both categories are closed, we will know the two winning Finds of the Month for FEBRUARY 2018 ! Now, go find your fossil, do your research, and make an entry! Good luck!
  24. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends Feb. 6th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE. 1. Allodesmus Cheek Tooth - Middle Miocene Round Mountain Silt Formation - Bakersfield, California 2. Associated Phytosaur Bones - Late Triassic Redonda Formation - Ragland, New Mexico 3. Shrew Mandible - Late Pleistocene - Florida 4. Shark Vertebra - Miocene Calvert Formation - Brownie’s Beach, Calvert County, Maryland 5. Pathological Hubbell Megalodon Tooth - Miocene Calvert Formation - Calvert Cliffs Maryland 6. Lower Lateral Megalodon Tooth - Miocene Calvert Formation - Calvert Cliffs, Maryland
  25. Rare collection of fossils found in Southern Nevada will soon be on display, News3LV http://news3lv.com/news/local/rare-collection-of-fossils-found-in-southern-nevada-will-soon-be-on-display http://news3lv.com/news/local/gallery/rare-collection-of-fossils-found-in-southern-nevada-will-soon-be-on-display Yours, Paul H.
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