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  1. Fossil id

    Does anyone know what this is? I found it in Beltzville State Park, Pa, Devonian period. I’ve been told it could be snake skin, a type of Bryozoan and a certain type of tree. It’s lightweight and the bumps are very pronounced. Thank you!
  2. Fossil Identification

    Hi! Does anyone have any idea what this is? It was found in Beltzville, Pa, Devonian period. Regards, Ce Ce
  3. Help please possible bone?

    Hi guys, I’ve just found this from the Lourinhã formation in Portugal, I was exploring one of the beaches and found this in the mud/siltstone bed. Sorry im in my camper so didn’t have a measure with me. But the ear bud I used to clean it is 7cm long. The fossil (?) is roughly 4cm long and 1.5cm width and roughly 1.5cm deep. I know there’s been dinosaur fossils and eggs found in the same bed and this looks very much like bone to me? Thanks for any help guys
  4. Beaumaris ID

    G'day everyone! I just returned from a trip to Beaumaris today and found something wierd. At first I thought It was a crab as crab fossils were found from this locality: https://beaumarisfossils.org/crabs-burrows/ but I am not too sure. The fossil comes from the Beaumaris Sandstone Formation, late Miocene to early Pliocene. Thanks, Dan Crab fossils found at Beaumaris
  5. ID? I presume its some type of coral

    Found on a beach in Lyme Regis (southern seaside town) UK. Approx 2cmx1cmx1cm. It looks to me like a kind of coral, but i dont know enough about coral to make that judgement. Thanks in advance!
  6. Is this fossilized tree bark? Help please

    Need help identifying what I'm guessing is Fossilized tree bark I found On banks of Yellowstone River. Erosion this year is nuts. More just this spring than I've seen in 33 years of Spring flood erosion.
  7. I found this oddly-shaped "fossil" in the bucket of Lee Creek sediments I mentioned in an earlier post. This fossil was notably very pale in color, lightweight, and porous.
  8. Sulphur Creek Mystery Fossils

    I have some mystery fossils from Ladonia, Texas, collected in the Sulphur Creek riverbed. I'm not sure if the fragments are identifiable, but there is one i fine interesting I'd like to get opinions on, I'll start with that one! (after an overall shot:)The fossil I'm finding particularly interesting is the second from right (detail shots below) THis is a total guess but is it a fish fin possibly? Or a small plant? Next is a jaw fragment I'd love to know anything more about: {Will continue in a reply below}
  9. So I have this fossil and I have no clue what it is. I am brand new to fossils so I know I don't know much but it looks like maybe a fish head to me? I have asked a few other unexperienced people and they all seem to think the same but I know that with as unexperienced as I am, I'm likely wrong. I don't really have a horse in this race it just makes a difference on how I prep/preserve it and I need to learn. I will include a few photos from different angles to help. So....what is this thing/things?
  10. What is this?

    So I found this little dude sitting pretty as could be in a rock pile up in Grand Isle Vermont. I am new to fossils and haven't learned about all the critters in my area yet. I think it's head armor? The area is dated to the mid Cambrian and the matrix is black shale. You can even see one little flipper thing on the left. (don't laugh at me I'm new! lol) So what is it?
  11. SO I went fossil hunting the other day just for plants in Stillwater. I manage to to find two fossils one I'm pretty sure is a plant and the other I have no idea. I thought it was a shed insect exoskeleton but I'm not sure. Can anyone help me with what these are?
  12. This rock was found on a Coastal path in the Isle of Man. Any idea what this could be?
  13. Fossils

    I have a chewed on vertibrae and the one on the left looks like a fin caudual not sure, can you please help ID
  14. Crinoid?

    Hey guys! I found this fossil in east Kansas (Pennsylvanian) and thought it was a crinoid. However the shape is different looking. Do you think it’s a crinoid? Thank you! (The 2 parts belong together and yeah it’s pretty eroded)
  15. For the most part I am pretty happy with our collection so far and pretty satisfied with the fossils for our presentation. I know we are lacking a couple of items that kids will really dig. I am working on picking up a low quality, cheap Tyrannosaur tooth that the kids can handle. I know that is something kids will LOVE. I am close to having a Jurassic sauropod bone so we will have something soon that represents the massive size of a dino. Beyond that, I know what I want to add but not the order. Most of the next round of purchases will be bone not teeth. Dromaeosaurid teeth are an exception but the next few additions really need to be bones. Part of why kids dig dinosaurs so much is they were huge animals. Bones give a much better representation of that size than teeth do. I picked up on the basics of identifying dinosaur teeth pretty quickly but bones are a different. I am working on a basic anatomy lesson on dinosaurs for myself. I study for about a half a night as that is all the time I have right now. Feeling okay about basic dinosaur anatomy is a good thing but learning about the fossil bones as collectibles is pretty scary. I see bones all over the place so I am not worried about finding them. It is EVERYTHING else about that worries me. Figuring out if they are even dinosaur bones is pretty hard for me at this point. I see bones that look to be chunkasaurus to me but are labeled with a species. I also see a lot of fragments that have not only have species but are labeled as ribs or verts or limb bones. Where are the ID"S coming from? How does anybody know that fragment is a Triceratops limb bone? To me it seems a clear cut case of dealers wanting a species to move product. I get why it occurs but it is not helpful. For somebody new to this, it is pretty crazy to see so many bones with species attached. I avoid most of the bones I am seeing right now. I simply do not trust my knowledge and I do not trust a lot of what I see. I have taken to assuming most of what I see is not identified correctly. I may not know a lot about dinosaur bones but it has to be snarge near impossible to ID a fragment of bone to species level or even family level. This makes it hard to trust peoples identifications when it comes to bones that are probably more diagnostic. I am doing my best to study my bones and I am putting in the time to really increase my knowledge. I have already learned not to rely on dealer ID's but the bones take time to learn. Each dinosaur is different so you have to know quite a bit. I made a list of the bones we want to add and I study those 5 or 6 which I find helpful. I avoid impulse buys and I am very cautious. I will also use the forum more before I am ready to buy something. I plan on posting bones I see come up and get more informed opinions and developing resources. I have a few dealers that I do trust so that will help too. I think for the bones, developing connections and fostering relationships will be really helpful but I am still finding sources for fossils so my connections are limited. My advice to my fellow newbies is go slow and learn as much as you can. Invest your in knowledge before you invest in the fossils. Be careful and get ID's verified before you buy. I wish you all luck in your collections and good luck with dem bones
  16. Byrozoan of some sort?

    Only found one like this in my area, know what it might be? Thanks a lot! (Sorry inches is all I have measurement wise)
  17. Large echinoid

    I found this echinoid fossil a few months ago. It is about 10cm long, I have only ever found two of these. It was found on a rocky beach in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  18. Rock or fossil

    Hey guys! Total newb here, I was hunting for some Pennsylvanian brachs when I found these strange looking circular halves.(they don’t go together) Could they be fossils or are they just plain old rocks? My vote is just plain rocks.
  19. Plate of armor?

    Hey guys! I was in one of my favorite Pennsylvanian spots in East Kansas finding the usual brachs and bryos when all of a sudden this popped out at me. Any ideas as to what it might be? I’ve never seen something like this in my area before. Thanks.
  20. Hi, I have what is described to me as a turtle claw from the Moroccan Phosphates. That's all the info I was given unfortunately. It has a curve as seen from the top view. It measures 44mm long. First up, is this a turtle claw? Second, is it possible to ID its family or species? Third, what could the age be? I am guessing 70.6 - 55 million years old. Fourth, can I narrow down the locality? Thank you for your help.
  21. Dictyoclostus?

    I’ve found a few of these neat brachiopods which look to be dictyoclostus sp. or maybe linoproductus. Thoughts? (Edit: oh yeah pretty certain they are from the Pennsylvanian of east Kansas)
  22. Kansas Bivalve

    I recently found these 2 brachiopods in the Pennsylvanian of eastern Kansas, I don’t really know my brachiopods. So could someone tell me what kinds are these? Thanks!
  23. Help iD please

    Hi everyone. I have this specimen I picked up at a Fossil show. It looks to me like crinoid Stem very and a Stern impression. It was provided for auction at southern Illinois fossil show which I paid $1 and was provided from a Fossil club somewhere in Southern Illinois. Please could I find out exactly what it is and if my ID is correct. On the other side is a groove about 1 inch long and also head grooves like Stem impressions. Thank you
  24. Skull fragment ?

    Hi everyone, I was given this fragment of a bone by my friend which he got from Morocco. He was told that it is part of a skull from spinosaurus but I am sceptical about it. I don't have any experience in identifying fossils but done some research on the net and it looks to me like a part of a skull from crocodile. Like I said I am a newbie so it might be something completely different. Can anyone help me, is it even possible from these photos?
  25. Help Indentifying this

    I know a lot of people have posted like this but,... this really has me and a couple geologists here in TX perplexed. My dad found this in Oregon in the 1960's. It was not anywhere near a riverbank but rather, was sticking out of a sidehill. It is translucent almost like quartz, has indentations where it appears it was once soft (see close up) and I recently took it to my vet who x-rayed it and it appears to have a uniform inner density different from the exterior see x ray. Are there better x rays out there? Thanks Much
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