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Found 215 results

  1. Steneosaurus tooth

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 1.2 cm long Steneosaurus tooth (crocodile) from the lower Jurassic from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Germany). That black fossil around the tooth is petrified wood. Some more pictures:
  2. Steneosaurus tooth

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 2 cm long Steneosaurus tooth (crocodile) from the lower Jurassic from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Germany). Some more pictures:
  3. Ichthyosaur tooth

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 1.6 cm long Ichthyosaur (perhaps Temnodontosaurus) tooth from the lower Jurassic from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Germany). The prep work was kinda hard because the tooth broke into two pieces. Some more pictures:
  4. 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.
  5. Last Sunday I was for about 6 hours in the quarry Kromer (Lower Jurassic) near Holzmaden (Germany) and I was kinda successful there. Besides several teeth I found a beautiful piece with croc bones. At first only a cross section of a bone was visible but during the preparation some more bones got visible. I am not finished yet but I prepped about 4 hours until now. This is a picture of the unprepped stone: And after 1.5 hours: I will post a picture of the current state today... I am very excited about this find because crocodile material is much rarer than Ichthyosaur material in Holzmaden. And I never found such a croc bone until now. I am really not sure what type of bone it is. Maybe from the pelvis or from the shoulder?
  6. Crocodile vertebrae

    From the album Holzmaden

    These are two crocodile vertebrae from the lower Jurassic (Posidonia Shale) from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. The bigger one is about 8 cm long. Here is a picture of the unprepped fossil: The prep work took about 10 hours. I am very pleased with this find because in general crocodile bones are much rarer than Ichthyosaur bones in Holzmaden. Some more pictures:
  7. Temnospondyl help

    Here's a hard one: This is a very nice temnospondyl skeleton (you can see the sclerotic rings!). It measures about 11cm long from snout to what is preserved of the tail. My question is: Can anyone tell me the genus/species and provenance of the fossil? I was told by the previous owner that it was possibly Platyrhinops from the Lower Triassic of Germany, but I have no idea. It looks like maybe a very well preserved Permian age Discosauriscus from the Czech Republic or some sort of temnospondyly from the Pfalz of Germany. I am happy to share more photos. Thanks for the help :-)
  8. Shark tooth and Ray barb?

    I found these 2 things today at the site near my home in the Miocene Burdigalian. The first is obviously a shark tooth, actually with 2cm. one of the best I've found there so far, and I'm thinking that this could belong to an Isurus sp. I'm hoping that someone can either confirm this or point me in the right direction. Down to the species would be ideal, but maybe I'm asking too much there. I've never found anything like the second one, but here I have the feeling that it might be part of a ray barb. What do you think?
  9. Hello i have found this fossil in a stone pit in Germany Hannover and don t now what this is it is 1cm large .
  10. The quarry Kromer near Holzmaden did open two weeks ago (it was closed during winter). So last Saturday I was there the first time this year and I have to say that I am kinda satisfied with my finds! I found several marine reptile teeth, some mainly incomplete bones and a fish with much potential. In this topic I want to show how I prep/prepped a plate on which originally two Ichthyosaur verts were visible. The verts are all about 4 cm big. Here is a picture of the unprepped plate: (I have the other parts...) The prep work is very difficult because the stone is extremely hard. So I have to use my air pen to remove the stone directly above the verts and then I remove the remaining thin layer with my sandblaster with about 6 bar which is probably too much for the bones but otherwise I wouldnt do any progress ... This is the current situation: Until now I prepped about 4 hours and now you see that there are even more vertebrae on the plate At least 3 and a half.... And here is the one which wasnt visible at first. I damaged it a bit but I think its not too bad. Hopefully the stone is a bit softer around this one: I think I have to work many hours on it so wish me luck @LiamL
  11. Recently I wasnt very active here but I managed to find a couple fossils in the meanwhile. A week ago I planned to visit the Pliensbach near Holzmaden in Germany. The Pliensbach is a type locality for the so called Pliensbachium, a time period in the lower Jurassic. On the way I saw an old pile with some jurassic rocks and stopped there. Luckily I was able to find some fossils there! Here is a picture of the view I had on the top of the pile: Belemnites are very common there but I found two really nice and big ones. Both are about 15 cm long and they seem to be Acrocoelites(?) ( @TqB ). They are one of my best belemnites until! I also found remains of a very rare layer with many sea urchins and sea urchin spines in it. Too bad I wasnt able to find some urchins but I found some cool plates with many spines. At the top of the pile I found some ammonites from the Sinemurian. I like the pyrite on them! The one I am holding is probably an Oxynoticeras and the other one is a Gagaticeras: Here is an overview: And one more detailed picture: Finally I found a piece of Loligosepia aalensis (vampyromorpha) and some fish rests. Here is a picture of the vampyromorpha: Alter my visit at the pile I was at the Pliensbach for a short time but I didn't really found something I can show. Maybe I will post one or two pictures tomorrow. Thanks for watching
  12. Nothosaur tooth

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A not so nice but big (3.2 cm long) Nothosaur tooth from a triassic "Bonebed" from a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). During the preparation the tooth broke in several pieces but I managed to glue them back... Some more pictures:
  13. Hey guys I came across this fossil on the internet. I dont think this is necessarily fake, but what are the chances this fossil has had some restoration or frabrication done?
  14. Notogoneus longiceps v. Meyer, 1851

    From the album Vertebrates

    Notogoneus longiceps v. Meyer, 1851 Early Miocene Wiesbaden Formation Hartenberg-Subformation Wiesbaden-Amöneburg Hesse Germany
  15. Hey, I got these from online and the description says they are pleuroceras ammonites from the jurassic. I just wanted to be sure if this is correct? Also there's a small belemnite rostrum piece, but I guess it's to small to determine the species? Greetings Henning
  16. Birgeria mougeoti

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A fish tooth (Birgeria mougeoti) from the Triassic "Bonebed" in a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). Its about 0.6 cm long and relatively common. Another picture:
  17. Nothosaur vertebra

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A 3.5 cm long Nothosaur vertebra from a triassic "Bonebed" in a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). The prep work was kinda hard, because the stone is extremely hard and the fossil is very fragile. So I think it took about 3 hours. Here is a picture of the unprepped fossil: And finished: As you can see I decided to restore a bit, but nevertheless I am satisfied with the result
  18. A perfect gift I reckon - I won this on the usual auction site a couple of weeks ago and was allowed to unwrap it today. It's a 22", 3.3lb Megateuthis suevica (formerly gigantea). (They do get longer, supposedly well over 30", even a yard. One day...) It's now probably the star attraction of my belemnite collection (roughly a thousand specimens). I have collected the same species in the UK but I've not heard of any reaching this sort of size here, about 14" being the maximum I know of. My longest Yorkshire coast one, 10", is shown in photo 3. Middle Jurassic, Bajocian, reportedly from the Subfurcatum Zone (they're usually Humphriesianum, the zone below), temporary roadworks near Osnabrück, N. Germany, 1985. With 10" Yorkshire, UK specimen from the Scarborough Formation.
  19. Nothosaur vertebra

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A 4 cm long Nothosaur vertebra from a triassic "Bonebed" in a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg): A picture of the unprepped vertebra: After a bit of prep: And finished:
  20. Nothosaur vertebra

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A Nothosaur vertebra from a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). Its from a thin layer where you can find many bones and teeth from various animals (a triassic Bonebed). I found this one in 2018 but I finished prepping in this month. Its my biggest Nothosaur vertebra until now with a length of a little bit more than 6 cm. Overall the prep work took about 4 hours. A picture of the unprepped fossil: And prepped:
  21. L.S., To liberate storage space, I would like to offer the following plant fossils for trade. All specimens below come from the Late Carboniferous of the Piesberg quarry near Osnabrück (Germany). Scale on photographs in centimetres (1 inch = 2.54 cm). Specimens B, C, F and G show neuropterid fronds of various sizes (most likely Laveineopteris rarinervis). Note specimens B and G were recovered broken and have been glued/repaired. Specimen E is a large plate and shows reproductive structures of Calamites (E-1), a Laveineopteris frond (E-2), a strap-like Cordaites leaf, and some Annularia-like leaf whorls. If interested, I could also offer the counterpart of E. If preferable, I can cut specimen F to size (currently large slab of rock for the actual imprint). In general, please note that these specimens are rather large and heavy (I will cover the shipping costs, but you will need space to display these pieces). In return, I would be mainly interested in plant fossils from the Devonian to Cretaceous (but feel free to offer younger material also). Kind regards, Tim Specimen B: Specimen C: Specimen E: Specimen F: Specimen G:
  22. Nothosaur vertebra

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A 5 cm long Nothosaur vertebra from a triassic "Bonebed" in a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). This one is kinda fragile so the prep work was hard. I often give up and tried it another time again. Here is an older state: And another picture of the current state:
  23. Nothosaur tooth

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A 1 cm long Nothosaur tooth from a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). Nothosaur teeth are the second commonest kind of teeth after shark teeth in the triassic layer I hunt. Another picture:
  24. Acrodus tooth

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A 0.8 cm long Acrodus tooth with a nice structure ! Those are very common in some layers in the "Bonebed" in a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg) but bigger ones are quite rare. Another picture:
  25. Hybodus fin spine

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    This is a 10 cm long Hybodus fin spine from a triassic "Bonebed" in a quarry in southern germany (Baden-Württemberg). Here is the unprepped condition: You could only see the cross section: The prep work took about 4 hours. Two more pictures:
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