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  1. Albian ammonites

    last weekend on our field trip where we usually search for cenomanian ammonites we also found a few phosphate ammonites on the beach that were washed out on the beach from the lower albian layers. most of them were only fragments or encrusted with phosphate, but I managed to prep few of them with very good results: the specimen on the bottom of the picture: Anahoplites planus Hoplites sp. Euhoplites ochetonus
  2. Bone

    Hello, I found a piece of bone on the beach from Cap Blanc Nez in France. There it is mainly cretaceous but pleistoceen can also been found. Or maybe it is recent, I really don't know. Any help would be appreciated!
  3. Found in South of France

    Found two of these similar shaped stones. They both have the resemblance a tooth. Curious if anyone has any insight. They were found in Charente, France. They seem to be possible internal molds of crustacean. I would greatly appreciate if anyone has any information on this. Thank you!
  4. Hi everyone, Last week I went to the French cliff coast between Calais and Bologne Sur Mer. At Petit Blanc Nez, a coast famous for its marcasite and ammonite, I found a remarkable bone that looks like a tail or a foot bone. I compared it with finger bones or foot bones, but the middle bones are to short to be a foot and there are to many bones to be a finger here's a link that leads to the exact location where i found it: https://goo.gl/maps/nSv73i2kYwXwqhij7 Can you help me out? Thank You!
  5. Ammonite

    I just found this guy in some old boxes. I lost the ID card, but if I remember correctly, it came from France. I don’t know ammonites so I have no clue if this could be identified at all without a precise locality.
  6. Jurassic sauropod from France

    From the album Dinosaurs and Reptiles

  7. jurassic marine reptile tooth

    Hello, I found this tooth of a marine reptile 2 years ago in the Bathonian ( jurassic ) deposits of Thin le moutier in France. Is there any one who could give me an idea of what kind of reptile it might be? the tooth is 3mm long Thx, Natalie
  8. I was overwhelmed with prep immediately after the 2011 trip my wife and I took to Europe, so I put down some of the more involved prep work until now. Initially I prepped only the flashiest stuff we found. Happy to be all caught up. Prep involved air scribe, dolomite microblast, and coating with a mixture of beeswax and turpentine. Hope you find them as appealing as we do. First, Drügendorf, Germany.
  9. Help needed to ID vertebrae

    Hello everyone, I was wondering what these vertebrae from a Jurassic formation in France (Vimereux) could be from. I was thinking plesiosaur because of the shape but I’m not sure. They are all around 10cm in diameter and these are the only pictures I have. Thank you for any input. Regards
  10. Hi everyone, I have recently acquired this Xipheroceras from an old collection... it comes from the upper sinemurian of Burgundy in France. The genus Xipheroceras is easily recognisable by its spines on the edge of the whorls but would you have any idea for the species? I have not found much information for the moment.. there is Xipheroceras ziphus, trimodum, drudrieseri but I have no idea of which it could be and if these are the only species I know but there are maybe more... thanks in advance for your help!
  11. Dinosaur fossil sites in France?

    Hello, since it is the holiday for me, I was wondering if anyone here knows about dinosaur fossil sites (or sites in Europe near France) that I could visit and be able to collect specimens from. As I know certain sites like Cherves de Cognac are closed, I want to make sure that I go to a site I am positive I can hunt in. Regards, indominus rex
  12. Here is another piece of my dinosaur collection - this time material from Eurasian countries. Unfortunately don't have any Triassic or Early Jurassic material, so let's begin with Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) of Itat formation, Krasnoyarskyi region, Russia. Theropods are the most common dinosaurs from there, yet their teeth rarely exceed 15 mm in length. Here is my largest one - could be from Kileskus aristotocus, an early Proceratosaurid (ancestor of Cretaceous tyrannosaurs) and the only described dinosaur from this location. Here are a bunch of Kileskus teeth I had before There also likely were more theropod species, similar to contemporary Chinese Dashanpu formation - methriacanthosaurids (equivalent to Sinraptor), megalosaurids and ceratosaurs. Some teeth I have or had that could be megalosaurids due to bulkier shape and finer serrations (all around 1 cm). In addition I have some specimens from diverse herbivores - Stegosaurids Long-necked sauropods (Mamenchisauridae), possible embryonic teeth Heterodontosaurid fang tooth, 5 mm (huge for this species!)
  13. Chimaera dental plate?

    Could this be a chimaera or rather Ischyodus dental plate? Upper Jurassic of Boulonnais, North of France.
  14. this evening part 2 of the preppwork on the ammonites we found this weekend: Next up is a Schloenbachia varians of the Cenomanian of Cap blanc Nez in France: work in progres: the end result: the 2nd one of the evening was a Mantelliceras saxbii found by Natalie from the same location: The specimen is a little compressed and I thought that the center wasn't preserved, I was wrong. Work in progres: the end result: both specimens:
  15. The compressor is fixed (more or less ) so I prepped 2 of the ammonites we found this weekend. First one was the Hypoturrilites sp. : work in progress : the end result 2nd one is the Mantelliceras mantelli with inoceramus found by Natalie81 work in progress: the end result: both specimens, ready to go in the display cabinets
  16. This Saturday Natalie and I hit the road towards the jurassic and cretaceous clifs in the North of France. This is a 2h trip from where we live, so we left early to make most of the use of the favorible tides on those beaches. the 1st stop were the Titonian deposits near Wimereux, not the most easy place to find fossils, but with patience some nice fossils can be found. Th big problem although on this trip was the wind... this made it relatively hard to search for fossils. we did manage to find a couple of jurassic ammonites, one of them was more than 30cm in diameter but needs a lot of cleaning. In the afternoon we went to the beaches at the cretaceous clifs near Calais. here again the wind gave us a hard time blowing a lot of sand in the air. Although the harsh conditions we did find a few decent cenomanian ammonites, including a nice heteromorph turrilites sp. pictures of the Titonian deposits and finds: pics of the ammonites of the cretaceous site:
  17. overwhelmed

    Hi all Never thought i would happen to say that, but this week end i put a final effort into cleaning trilos i picked during winter season and i have to admit it : I'm overwhelmed with trilos. Some of the visits had been the most productive i made and even if you dont come home with the quantity, there's always something to make the trip worth. Most of the best pieces had already made it to the shelves, i posted some in earlier topics. So a big part of what i finished are B grade samples. Some have their head more or less disarticulated, some the pygidium missing or damaged. So heres the group view of what i more or less finished over the past two weekends. I ll keep posting in this thread, the most noticable stuff once i got the pictures sorted, so stay tuned.
  18. Dino bones difficult to identify

    Hi ! I submit you these 2 dino bones from late Cretaceous of France. I know they are partial and thus difficult to id, but with the experts of TFF we never know Dimensions about 12 cm each NUMBER ONE: NUMBER 2:
  19. Hunting in cretacous

    Hi we the current good weather I managed to spend one day in fossil hunting I searched in upper cretaceous co.tinental deposits with the hope to find some dino remains Undortunately I found all except that : Hybodontidae fresh water shark Allodaposuchus crocodile Solemys turtle scute Dino tendon :
  20. Trilobites Vireux France

    Hello, I recently accuired these French trilobites from an old collection. They are ID’ed as Phacops latifrons from the lower devonian of Vireux France. Doing some research I suspect that they aren’t called that way anymore. Can someone assist me with the correct name? Thanks!
  21. I went last weekend for a new carboniferous hunt with few nice finds
  22. Therapod claw from Faoux, France

    Recently I saw this therapod claw for sale from Faoux, France. It is described as early Cretaceous and 0.2 inches. Does anyone know what it could be? Also, the strange red stuff inside looks a bit suspicious.
  23. French ?Spinosaurid

    From the album Dinosaurs and Reptiles

  24. A french theropod tooth

    A guy is selling this tooth, accordingly a theropod from France, found in Cherves-Richemont quarry, Cherves-de-Cognac. It measures 1,5 cm in length. The seller says it is "allosaurid". I've been looking a bit around for some similiar teeth from the area, as well as species, and I find it a bit hard to find some good articles or pictures to cover this, but from what I can make out of it at this point, it may either be Nuthetes, or perhaps a french Neovenator? I had read recently, that they had found teeth in France, resembling the holotype of Neovenator, so that would make sense with the "allosaurid". There's a lot of disagreement about Nuthetes in general as well, from what I've heard. So what would you guys classify this tooth as? To me the shape does not look much like any dromaeosaurid.
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