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  1. Some bone, tooth/jaw, and an IDK

    Some interesting finds from my weeks NJ brook trip. Some new and good finds to take macros of and share. I hope that you will find my little man IDK thingy at least entertaining. I might place him in the collection as a personal good luck charm to acknowledge before heading out on a future trip. I don’t know what he is or how he came to be- but he is sure interesting. Cheers!!!!
  2. New Feathered Carnivorous Dinosaur Found in Brazil by Enrico de Lazaro, Sci.News, July 14, 2020 http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/aratasaurus-museunacionali-08633.html Fossilised foot of a three-toed dinosaur that lived in Brazil 115 million years ago is identified as belonging to a new species that may be a forerunner of today's birds. Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8517113/Fossilised-foot-three-toed-dinosaur-lived-Brazil-115-million-years-ago-found.html The open access paper is: Sayão, J.M., Saraiva, A.Á.F., Brum, A.S., Bantim, R.A.M., de Andrade, R.C.L.P., Cheng, X., de Lima, F.J., de Paula Silva, H. and Kellner, A.W., 2020. The first theropod dinosaur (Coelurosauria, Theropoda) from the base of the Romualdo Formation (Albian), Araripe Basin, Northeast Brazil. Scientific Reports, 10(1), pp.1-15. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-67822-9 Yours, Paul H.
  3. big Brook Find little Jaw?

    I was in Big Brook July 6 and found this little gem, not sure what I am looking at and would love some help. 00F61191-9B5D-4B31-9F9B-719578AC5009.heic
  4. Skin molt in amber?

    In one of the pieces of Burmite amber I bought from @holdinghistory recently, I found what I think may be molted skin from something. Reptile, insect or worm, I have no clue. Measures 1 cm long by 5 mm at the widest. Pics 1 - 4 show the texture at 200 x. 5 & 6 show the entire piece at 20 x. Any ideas?
  5. Unknown Fish IDs

    I am currently going through some of the fossils I bought when I was a kid. The fossils I am looking to potentially have ID’d are a few fish fossils that I bought from a couple museum gift shops. For this reason, I do not have much info on them which I realize could hurt my chances of getting them ID’d. I thought I would give it a shot and see if anyone recognized these fish. 1. Fish from Brazil during the Cretaceous 2. Fish of unknown location and age 3. Fish of unknown location and age
  6. Good evening everyone, I recently did some fossil hunting in the Green Mill Run river in Greenville, NC. The water was pretty low - ankle/shin deep most of the time. I'm pretty new to fossil identification so figured you guys could help me out. Location: Green Mill Run, NC Date: July 2020 Excavation process: Shovel to river bed The first looks like a jaw with teeth indentations. It's about 1.9" (50mm) with brownish coloration. Additional photos below.
  7. My wife and I went on a 7500+ mile ramble to break out of our COVID doldrums. Due to the virus we had to change up many of our original plans... which conversely added a number of additional fossil hunting locals as they allowed us to mostly avoid our fellow humans and maintain social distancing by many many miles. As part of our trip preparations my wife sewed us a number of masks, including a whole series of fossil hunting masks for me. Originally we were supposed to stay in Chicago, but we elected to avoid staying in the city, so we only got to do a drive by We started the trip with a bonus dig, meeting up with fellow forum member @minnbuckeye for a guided Ordovician hunt in Fennimore, Wisconsin (THANKS MIKE!) Unfortunately I neglected to take pics of the site so I will only be able to share a farm pic we passed on the way. Mike was a gracious host who kicked off the visit with a gift of several fossil samples from his home turf As with all of the fossils from this trip, all finds are as they arrived back home, no prep. Some of our finds from Fennimore:
  8. Some fossils at the beach

    A couple days ago I spent the day at the Gay Head Cliffs at Martha’s Vineyard. This beach is famous for its vibrantly colored clay cliffs. I did not fossil hunt in the cliffs themselves because as far as I’m concerned it’s a federal offense to even touch the cliffs, but I did find a couple of clams lying along the surf that had eroded out of the cliffs. They’re pretty neat because they’re the first Miocene fossils I’ve ever found. I was hoping to find shark teeth because I had heard they could be found there but at least I found some fossils.
  9. Ghost shrimp?

    This little guy caught my eye and so I picked him up, brought him home, and cleaned him up. Hoping that he is part of a ghost shrimp claw. Few other finds last week but nothing too spectacular or what I already don’t have in my mini collection.
  10. Small Cretaceous Tooth

    Hello! I am having a lot of difficulty identifying a tooth I found in Big Brook Preserve in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Any insight on what it could be would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Hi all My kids and I found this tooth in one of the feeder creeks of the NSR in May. Someone said that it could be a worn Protosphyraena tooth. The leading edge is sharp; whereas, the trailing edge is round. It's also mostly compressed and broad-based. Any information or thoughts is much appreciated! Thanks!
  12. Hi all, I have a shark fossil from Hakel, Lebanon that is unidentified I presume it is of the Scyliorhinus genus. I was hoping someone would be able to tell me what species it is. It measures approximately 13 inches Thank you
  13. Is this Enchodus?

    Believe this is enchodus?
  14. T. rex bite marks on Hadrosaur skull?

    I recently got this rather nice Edmontosaurus annectens braincase from the Lance formation. But what's interesting, it has this large hole in the top of the skull. The seller has told me that the hole is not the result of any collecting or prep damage. The seller found the piece themselves and apparently it was found upside down in the field. I've bought from this seller before and they always have high quality fossils so I'm inclined to believe the seller when they say that this hole is old damage. So then my first thought would then be, could this be a big tooth mark? Although I don't want to jump to conclusions. It's a large gash on the top of the skull. On the top there are a few pieces of bone that kinda seem like they were pushed in and on the side there are some bone fragments that seem to be kinda push out. Something pushed in from the top and then ripped out to the side maybe? I have some T.rex replica teeth and one seems to fit fairly decently. So I'm wondering, how plausible is it that this is a T. rex bite mark? We know T.rex ate Edmontosaurus of course, and we know it can crush bone. Opinions? Braincase overview. Hole closeups.
  15. Claw ID help please

    I recieved this claw a while back with no Identification or locality information. If I remember correctly it was said to come out of the Hell Creek formation in South Dakota. It is weather but still has some strong features. Does anyone have an idea on its ID? If I need to post more pictures I sure can.
  16. No, not the fish site, a different one. Cretaceous fossil pit might become a fossil park! https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/mantua-township-ted-paleontology
  17. I found a nice exposure of the Arundel Clay recently. For those who don't know, the Arundel is an early Cretaceous unit known for it's dinosaur, plant, and other fossils, and is the only source of early Cretaceous dinosaurs east of the Mississippi River. I've been hitting the sites a fair bit over the past several weeks, finding a lot of really nice lignified and fossil wood and even some leaf imprints, amber, and what might be the imprint of a piece of bone or shell in a lump of clay. However, I recently found this specimen which has perplexed me. To start off; I'm fairly certain these are fossils. I just can't tell what of. They look similar to petrified wood, however I have not seen such fossilization of the other wood fossils from this site (or elsewhere from this unit). It appears to be silicified/agatized. I know dinosaur remains have been claimed to have been found near this site, including pieces of a leg bone that the finder originally mistook for wood (I can't verify if that's true or not, however). The Arundel is also well known as a dinosaur bearing unit, however I haven't heard/seen of agatized remains from it. After a quick search online it is possible, and my specimen at least bears a superficial resemblance to pieces of agatized bone from the Morrison Formation. Unfortunately my piece is too weathered to really see any features typical of bone in cross section, like a "sponge texture" or "webbing." Along the edge of the piece there is a bumpy, almost crystalline (for lack of a better word) texture, but nothing specific. I've included an image of a typical fossil wood specimen from this locality to compare this piece with the fossil wood.
  18. Colorado Phanerozoic Stratigraphy https://www.coloradostratigraphy.org/strat-chart/main-strat-chart https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5b4d0939b0652926fd03628b/5c8199695979564cce8da9f5_Colorado Stratigraphy Chart.pdf Fossils - Colorado Phanerozoic Stratigraphy https://www.coloradostratigraphy.org/strat-chart/fossils Colorado Cretaceous Stratigraphy https://www.coloradostratigraphy.org/strat-chart/cretaceous-chart https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5b4d0939b0652926fd03628b/5c74604fb2a27c4217bd3f77_Colorado Cretaceous Chart.pdf Colorado Cenozic Stratigraphy https://www.coloradostratigraphy.org/strat-chart/cenozoic-chart https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5b4d0939b0652926fd03628b/5c81993671795501757340f2_Colorado Cenozoic Chart.pdf Colorado Stratigraphy https://www.coloradostratigraphy.org Site Map https://www.coloradostratigraphy.org/site-map Yours, Paul H.
  19. Cliona cretacica

  20. NJ shark tooth

    Hi all, I found this tooth in a Monmouth County stream and was wondering what type of shark it is? I would have thought cretalamna appendiculata, but it has bourlette, and I don’t know any shark teeth in the navesink formation that have bourlette. It is about 3/5 of an inch. @The Jersey Devil @Trevor @Darktooth. TIA
  21. nice day finds at big brook nj

    didn't get any other pictures but for a quick stop at Big Brook NJ cretaceous stream for 2 hours sifting with the wifey and where many sift was surprised to find what I did,was a beautiful day...…...
  22. NJ fossil bone

    Hi all, I found this bone a couple weeks ago in a Monmouth county stream and have no clue what it is. It is just about 3 inches.TIA. @Trevor @The Jersey Devil @Darktooth
  23. Greens Mill Run

    Hi all, I am taking the family on a road trip in July, and was hoping to make a fossil hunting stop along the way. I noticed a lot of posts about GMR, and read some info elsewhere online. Are there any areas from the access points (Elm St. or Spring Green parks) that are elementary-school-age child friendly (ie: shallow water, banks/bars that can be easily accessed). Most info I found says to expect hip-wader depth and swift water. Any info from locals would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  24. Burmese amber bug

    Got another Burmite bug for possible ID. Roughly 1 mm in length. The wings are there, just apparently very thin & almost the same color as the amber itself. Seems to be very well preserved for being 99+ myo. Once my microscope comes in, maybe I can get better pics, but for now.
  25. ID required for Cretaceous fossil

    Hi! I'm new here. I found this fossil recently near Drumheller, Alberta Canada. I think it's a vertebrae but I can't seem find example images of anything like it due to its asymmetrical shape. It was found near both other marine (bi-valve) fossils and other bone fragments. Not sure if it comes from a dinosaur or marine reptile. Thanks for your help! Cheers, Matt
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