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Found 1,268 results

  1. Aurora Bone ID

    I found this among material from Aurora NC. I have read that most bone material from there is Puffin. The internal structure and weight appear to be avian, but I can't place a bone that looks like this on a bird, albeit puffins are not typical birds. I was also wondering if it could be a small Alligator scapula?
  2. I need your assistance to roam the Plains once more. Have this bison rear leg assemblage coming but it is missing the left side medial phalange bone. If anyone has a spare, I would love to trade for Bakersfield shark teeth or some absolutely loaded micro matrix from the same location, or ? Please PM me for trade possibilities and your wants. I need this bone but for the other side.
  3. Equus - Seeking confirmation

    Found this bone in the Peace River early last week. I believed it to be a mammal toe bone or something similar. After hunting for comparisons here, on line and from texts I have on hand I believe it to be an Equus medial phalanx. The size in millimeters is approximately 40.1 X 40.3 x 23.5. I would appreciate any input confirming or pointing me in another direction. Thanks for taking a look!
  4. Found this piece while walking on a newly excavated (6-8 inches deep) plains path about 30 miles southeast of Boulder, Colorado. I'm new to the area and trying to ramp-up on the geology and fossils with limited background knowledge but much time being retired. Overwhelming and fascinating! Several hikes to Dinosaur Ridge and Dr. Bakker's museum in Morrison. To my untrained eye it looks like a rib or similar flat bone piece. The dark interior color and texture seem somewhat "different" (?).
  5. Looks as a bone

    What was it? Thanks.
  6. Is this a tooth or is this nothing?

    Was on holiday in costa rica 6 months ago and found this on the beach at the end of a small estuary. I guess it washed down to the beach, I'm pretty sure it's no aquatic animal tooth and I'm not even sure if it's a tooth. My only guess was crocodile but not even sure on that theres no look of enamel. Possibly a bit of bone that's been weathered into this shape. Any ideas? Struggling to add pictures because of the size limits The piece is around 2.5 inches long 1.25 inches wide
  7. Hybodus fin spine

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    This is a 12 cm long Hybodus fin spine from a triassic "Bonebed" in a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). Its until now my best preserved fin spine from there. Some more pictures:
  8. Can anyone ID this bone?

    I found this in a creek bed, here in Virginia. Not sure what this is, I’ve searched all over and am clueless. It is hollow all the way through, Can anyone help? Thank you.
  9. Brownies Beach 1-15

    Went to Brownies for the first time Wednesday. Met up with @searcher78 and had a good time looking stuff. It is completely different then what we have in Jersey. The cliffs are really amazing. Enjoy the pics. Appreciate any feedback on the pics. Thanks as always. what could have been a nice Mako my first hemis ever! front and back of what I think is a piece of cow shark?
  10. egg or strange rock

    i prefer to play in the dirt to find fossils but i couldn't pass this up at an estate sale. price was right so i brought it home to study. not sure where it came from. any info would be much appreciated. thanks
  11. Miocene Vertebrae? ID

    Collected #’s 1-3 at Brownies Beach, Maryland: Miocene, Calvert Formation and #4 in Matoaka, slightly younger formation (I believe). After trying to identify them, I think they are: 1: some type of bony fish, 2: Basking shark (I didn’t think it was a vertebrae until I saw this picture)- https://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/334/Vertebrate-Fossils , 3: shark, 4: I am making a wild guess at a small crocodile. I am probably way off as this is my first shot at identifying these, so I thank you in advance for your insight.
  12. Miocene Bone Calvert Cliffs Maryland

    Hello, I found this today at Brownies Beach. It’s in Maryland: Miocene, Calvert Formation. My best guess is that it is a dolphin rib bone. I am assuming it’s marine. What do you think? Thank you,
  13. Found in Kyd Brook (Late Cretaceous) It’s probably just a rock, right?
  14. Need help

    Found on Texas Louisiana border is it a claw or a tooth and any idea of kind?
  15. Fossil or Not ?

    Hey All, My son picked this up out of the muddy banks of the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, NC. Has a bone look to it, not sure if it is, let a lone a fossil ? There is a tiny hitchhiker attached to it that I thought was a shell but it also is an oddity to me. Can anyone identify either of these ? Thanks.
  16. Went looking at gravel bars today on the Brazos River west of Houston. Got lots of great pieces of petrified wood, and these which I can’t identify. This was only my second time looking for fossils so still working on identifying things. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  17. South Wales Llantwit Major finds

    Hi everyone. Spent a few hours at Llantwit major this afternoon and would like some advice on some finds. Really new to fossil hunting so still not sure when I’m looking at something significant or just another rock. Any opinions would be very appreciated! Thanks first find
  18. Hello everyone. I am possibly going on yet another trip to Charmouth to try my luck again but every time I go, I am never able to find any marine reptile bone. Has anyone got any tips for finding bone? I usually hunt in the boulders nearer to the Charmouth side of Black Ven in the caught up pyrite patches. Am I looking in the right spot? Thanks in advance.
  19. Pennsylvanian bone?

    I took advantage of the (eerily) nice weather today to make a trip to my favorite spot, an exposure of the Pennsylvanian LaSalle Limestone near Oglesby, Illinois. I found what appears to be a fragment of bone, or at least that's my best guess. The "inside" is very smooth with some twisting striations running partway down. What's left of the "outside" is porous and purpleish, similar in color and texture to the petalodont roots I find which is why I thought bone. I also found a small fragment (pictured) right next to it that appears to be associated, although I haven't found where the two might join yet. This certainly doesn't look like any shark teeth I've found, and besides the occasional fish scales or tiny indeterminate fragments, I've never found any other vertebrate material. I will say that my first thought was a tetrapod bone fragment as I know at least one such specimen has been found here, but I won't get my hopes up just yet.
  20. Greetings, I recently bought a fossil vertebra from a moroccan seller who claimed it was a Plesiosaurus vertebra, and through I did not believe him I made a deal with him and I got the fossil for a cheap price. My guess it that it belongs to an Otodus chark or an Enchodus fish, is a quite big vertebrae anyway... What do you think? Thank you very much in advance.
  21. bone or tooth?

    Hello. I spent a few hours looking around my land outside of Cabool, MO. I found some fossils, but first- is this anything cool?
  22. bone from Colorado Rockies

    I found this bone near a very old gravesite in the Colorado Rockies many years ago. Not sure if it's human. It's old though.
  23. Hello, I recently found these three items in Custer County Oklahoma where Quaternary mixed with Permian and Cretaceous bedrock can be found. They were all found about 5 feet from each other with items one and two on top of each other. When I hold them they remind me of a terracotta pot in texture and kind of sound like terracotta when you tap on them. I am guessing they are fossilized bone? If it is bone I would love to figure out what it came from but understand that determining exactly what it was from may be difficult. I appreciate any input on what they could be and would also understand if its too difficult to determine. Below is item one, kind of flat.. Maybe a Skull?
  24. Dinosaur bone?

    I've got another "unidentified" Dinosaur bone I am requesting identification help with. I was a gift from a friend in California who knew nothing about it except it came from Nebraska. Do anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance.
  25. Large Flat Cretaceous Bone

    I have been finding associated pieces of this large bone in the same spot for several years now. Starting to come together to create a possibly diagnostic specimen. The site is in the Late Cretaceous Coon Creek formation, a near shore environment on the Eastern shore of the Western Interior Sea. The site is predominantly marine, however carbonized wood is very common and the rare bones terrestrial vertebrates have been found here before. My initial guess was something along the lines of turtle plastron, but it just doesn’t seem to quite match any I’ve seen in papers so I thought I would ask for opinions here. The bone structure is very dense and heavy. Most of it is covered by a thin layer of hardened ferrous clay that is difficult to remove. Scale: black cubes are 2cm on each edge
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