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  1. Do I Have a Protosphyraena tooth?

    Found this tooth in April 2018 in Monmouth County, NJ. I've seen people post pictures of the teeth of Protosphyraena on the forum from this area before and wondered if the tooth I found was also one. The shape of the tooth is what led me to the idea. It's around a centimeter long.
  2. A paper from the Mosasaur journal described three bones from the foot of a large Tyranosauroid Dinosaur from the late Cretaceous Maastrichtian deposits of the Navesink Formation of Big Brook New Jersey, on the East Coast of North America. News report http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com/2019/04/evidence-of-large-tyranosauroid.html Paper from the Mosasaur a journal of the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society 0_Tyrannosaurids.pdf
  3. Small trip, small finds

    Got some small but very cool looking stuff from my last trip. Small stuff with small finds. I have an idea of some stuff but I'm not 100%. Thoughts? Front/back in photos.
  4. Artifacts or Rocks?

    Any ideas if these are artifacts or just rocks?
  5. NJ Possible Mastodon Find

    Hey everyone, I have this possible Mastodon tooth “cone” from NJ. I know it is a fossil, meaning it’s got to be Cretaceous or Pleistocene because of the area it was found in, and it really doesn’t look like any Cretaceous bone I’ve seen from here. That shiny inner stuff on the inside (the concave side) of the item reminds me of enamel; it led me to conclude that this is a partial “cone” of a mastodon tooth. I don’t know much at all about mammals, but it appears that the shiny stuff is what’s left of the enamel/cementum/whatever it’s called that would have been on the inside of the cone. That inside part also has cracks running lengthwise and an uneven surface. The outside layer (on the more convex side) of the possible mastodon tooth cone seems pretty worn away and may have had a whole entire layer of enamel covering it before the wear. It’s about 1.5 inches. @non-remanié This possible remain will most likely look significantly different than fragments from other states because NJ’s preservation is usually different. I’m going to tag some members that I think are experienced with Mastodon remains from other states. @Harry Pristis @PrehistoricFlorida @Shellseeker @digit @jcbshark @Gatorman @RickNC Thanks guys!
  6. Here is an article I just found regarding the New Jersey State Museum and some of their exhibits. It does include the lungfish fossils found by me and Tony, but even without that, there are A LOT of cool exhibits going on there right now. https://expo.nj.com/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/03/e5c1eddddb6327/the-nj-state-museum-holds-more-than-27-million-artifacts-specimens-and-objects-here-are-11-you-should-check-out-now.html
  7. I found this tiny Squalicorax tooth yesterday at Ramanessin Brook (Monmouth County, NJ Cretaceous). It's interesting to me because it appears to have a mesial heel (notch) that I've seen on other species of the shark but doesn't have a nutrient groove (which I believe disqualifies it from being Pseudocorax) so I'm trying to figure out what it is. Also, I don't believe Squalicorax bassanii is known from this location but I could be wrong. Thanks! -Frank
  8. Hey everyone, where can I find some good fossils in Eastern Pennsylvania/New Jersey/New York? I'm relatively new, but I'm looking for anything animal related-preferably dinosaurs. The land is mountainous here, but there's a major river that cuts through a water gap. The terrain slopes down to sea level as you get to the Atlantic coast or down to Philadelphia, and there's at least one major river along the way. Apparently the mountains are poor spots for hunting, but what do you guys know? Happy Hunting
  9. Unidentified Tooth

    Hi, awhile back I went fossil hunting at big brook park in new jersey and found this tooth. I am unsure though as to what it is from. Any help would be great!
  10. Newark Supergroup fish (Bergen NJ)

    Hello! I was cleaning out the trunk of my car and found some material from a hunt at North Bergen NJ a few months back. I cracked a few open and found this one. My big question is, on the right side, is that a fish skull or just a coprolite or something? @Jeffrey P @Fossildude19 Thanks! -Frank H
  11. Possible Trilobite in NJ Cretaceous?

    Found this in NJ Cretaceous stream. I've heard rumors that some trilobites get washed down from north Jersey, this is about an inch and a half long. Sorry for the crappy images, will work on getting more focused shots later. It definitely seems segmented. Any ideas?
  12. Mo tooth or dino claw? NJ Cretaceous

    Laying thick in the mud after a torrential rain. I'm certainly not proficient but was thinking Mosasaur tooth with root? Any ideas?
  13. Big Brook Treats

    I wanted to post a couple pics from this weekend. I found a few teeth and things I am happy with. I could use a verification on the identities though. Thanks for looking!! Andy I think these 2 teeth are both Cretolamna Appendiculata. A very nice fish vertabra? And finally my favorite bivalve to find in the brook. I can't identify it for you though. It reminds me of the giant clam that tried to eat Batman and Robin back in the 60's.
  14. Hello! I wanted to share some information and the published study of a crab carapace I recently donated to the New Jersey State Museum (NJSM). I found this last year in Monmouth County, New Jersey and thanks to suggestions from fellow forum members, as well as the NJSM, I sent this crab to decapod expert Dr. Rodney Feldmann to study. After review, it was determined that this crab represents a new genus and species and was recently published in the Mizunami Fossil Museum Bulletin. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Dr. Feldmann, who was kind enough to name it after me (Costadromia hajzeri). I also want to thank my good friends at the New Jersey State Museum, and everyone on the forum who helped ID this specimen. This was a really fun project to be involved in! @non-remanié @Trevor @Jeffrey P @Carl @FossilDAWG @Darktooth http://www.city.mizunami.lg.jp/docs/2019031400022/files/02feldmannschweitzer2019.pdf
  15. Fossils from Big Brook

    This is my first time here and I was hoping for some help identifying these fossils. My daughter and I found these in Big Brook, NJ in February 2019.
  16. From the album Cretaceous

    Imprint of Unidentified Heteromorphic Ammonite Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Ramanessin Brook Holmdel, N.J.
  17. From the album Cretaceous

    Pugnellus sp. Gastropod Internal Cast Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Ramanessin Brook Holmdel, N.J.
  18. Another Trachyscaphites

    From the album Cretaceous

    Trachyscaphites pulcherrimus Stream Worn Partial Ammonite Body Chamber Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Big Brook Colts Neck, N.J.
  19. Help with ID from Big Brook NJ

    Thought this may have been something so I kept it for some time and now I need closure, Thank You!
  20. Hey everyone! Even though we are well into 2019 I thought I should share my top ten finds of the year. These will not be ranked as each one has their own value to me although some are rarer than others. Let me know if you want a better view of any of the fossils. 1. Bird Talon (Hawk or other raptor), Peace River, Florida.
  21. A friend of mine spotted this on the beach at Belmar, NJ yesterday February 2nd. This is kind of an unusual locale, adjacent to the jetty at Shark River Inlet where the Shark River meets the Atlantic. In the past my buddy and I have found small beachworn fossil shark teeth at this spot, so we thought for old time's sake we'd take a quick look again. We didn't find any teeth (there's much less fine gravel there now than in the past) but he did find this, which is way bigger than anything we've found here before. I have some guesses but I would like other eyes on this too in case I'm missing something obvious. Thanks in advance
  22. Hi! I hunt the creeks in and around NJ for fossils pretty frequently, but found one today that I've not previously seen and can't find any matching pics online for either. I found it in Ramanessin Creek in Holmdel, NJ. I was thinking maybe a fish jaw/mouth bone, but not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kushmeja
  23. Hello! I found this last year in a Cretaceous site in Monmouth County, New Jersey last year and wanted to know what it came from. I could be way off on this one but I was thinking possible crocodile due to that 'divot'. It's probably very stream worn and measures a little over a 1/2-inch long. Thanks! -Frank
  24. Was going through a box of material from Holmdel, Monmouth County, New Jersey (Upper Cretaceous) and came across these two pieces that I can't identify. My best guess is that they are both concretions, but I wanted to ask the hive mind before I discard them. In full disclosure, I am offloading all of my Cretaceous material so if either of these is something significant, I will either be selling or donating them. Thanks Dave
  25. NJ Cretaceous? Pyrite

    Hi everyone, I know it is possible to find teeth with pyrite attached to them in the Jersey brooks (which yield mostly Cretaceous material). I have never seen just a chunk of pyrite come out of here before, however. The pyrite piece below is from a NJ stream - would you say it is in fact from one of the Cretaceous formations present here? It is about 1 inch. Thanks for any opinions!