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Found 172 results

  1. Something round

    What approximately could be those fossils?
  2. Is it a fossil?

    Was is a part of an alive thing?
  3. Something as fossil

    What could it be? Something curved in the rock. Thanks
  4. Is it plant debris?

    Is it plant debris?
  5. Plant fossil

    What plant it could be?
  6. Turtle?

    Is it sea turtle carapace?
  7. What could it be?

    I found it on the ground. What could it be?
  8. Looks as a bone

    What was it? Thanks.
  9. Bivalves from Cretaceous

    Could be some bivalves from late Jurassic or washed out from Cretaceous. Northen New Mexico. All from one place. Thanks.
  10. Help identify tooth please.

    I found this tooth In desert near Albuquerque New Mexico. Could it be some kind of marine reptile? I would appreciate any ideas about ID. Thanks
  11. Bones & Skin in Rock

    I am curious what this could be, I located it in San Juan County, NM, USA. I don’t have a scale in the photos, the item is larger than a golf ball but not much. It has visible bones & skin present. thanks for any help you might be able to give.
  12. Pennsylvanian disc-shaped fossil

    Hi experts, this year during one of my trips to the San Diego Canyon in northern New Mexico, I found this mystery fossil. It looked a lot like a mushroom to me, complete with radial fissures on the surface and a hint of a stalk on the backside. It is about 4cm in diameter and about 1cm thick. Any ideas? Coral? Heavily deformed bivalve? Red herring? Thanks for your input!
  13. Possible Syringopora?

    This isn't the best field shot and I'm not sure how much I can clean up the specimens I brought home as they appear to be glauconite encrusted. My thought when seeing these was Syringopora. They are both somewhat dome shaped. The larger one is about 6" (16cm) in diameter and half of the bottom is exposed and looks like the top. Some of the indents have tiny crinoid segments captured in them.
  14. Squished Glyptodont scute?

    I found this rock recently in an area where high mesas are eroding near the river. I know there was a lot of Pueblo activity and also likely pre-Pueblo. There is a lot of volcanic rock, but nothing that looks like this. The erosion is exposing tons of river rock of all sizes, that likely came from the north with glacier melt. This area is by the river, roughly halfway between mountains and volcanoes. The rock is smallish, palm-sized, and sort of a squished pyramid shape. It turns blackish when wet, but as it dries it becomes this grayish color. I have looked at it with a magnifier and don't see anything that looks like man made tooling marks, but do notice a lot of features that look like bone. If it is possible to say- it is neither light like pumice nor heavy like a dense rock. I have searched online and the closest thing I can find to it are some images of glyptodont scutes, only my rock is not flat or cookie-like. I am wondering if it could have come from an edge or near the tail of a glyptodont or similar creature. This is causing a lot of head scratching, so please, any ideas or suggestions of places to look or people to contact will be much appreciated. I hope these photos show enough to figure it out.
  15. Staurikosaurus

    Staurikosaurus tooth. Measuring 3/8 inch. San Miguel, New Mexico. Triassic .
  16. Dear experts, this is my second aquisition: According to the seller it is a "Staurikosaurus" from the Bull Canyon Fm. in New Mexico (no information on the county provided). The length is 1 cm and the width is about 3 mm. I tried to count the denticles but unfortunately my camera is not made for close-ups. The count might be around 7-8 per mm. In contrast to my last post where there was a wrong formation provided by the seller I was able to verify, that the Bull Canyon Fm. does in fact exist in New Mexico. But that's almost it. According to wikipedia Staurikosaurus is only known from Brazil which makes it unlikely for the tooth to be a Staurikosaurus pricei. On the other hand there is a website on triassic vertebrates of New Mexico which also lists Staurikosaurus pricei in this formation... Here are the compressed pictures of my tooth:
  17. Bull Canyon Formation

    Here are some of my Bull Canyon Formation fossils from New Mexico.
  18. I just made my third trip to northern New Mexico in pursuit of Pennsylvanian fossils. I love this area and I’m especially interested in the Carboniferous periods, and I usually hit a new location on each trip in addition to my favorite location, San Diego canyon near Jemez Springs. But I am always eager to find new locations to hunt! I visited two locations on this trip. I will post my finds from this trip and follow up with another report from previous visits. 1) I spent a few hours at Fossil Hill near Taos. I had little information to work from at this site and had only a little success, but enjoyed the hiking nonetheless. I walked up and down the hill for a few hours, only finding one area with a significant quantity of larger crinoid stems. I also found a single brachiopod and a single Gastropoda. The longest crinoid stem in the image is 1.5” long. This location was near the top of the hill. The fossils were all loose in dirt. I could not find the source layer unfortunately. If you have any good experience at fossil hill, please message me!
  19. Need help identifying

    Need help identifying. Found in T or C, New Mexico. I think they are bones, but not 100% sure. Found in my backyard and was used as landscaping around a tree. Thanks
  20. Found this weekend

    Found this weekend in my Dad's back yard in Tucumcari, New Mexico. This is the only piece i could find. Yet to find any info on this thing and never seen anything quite like it before.
  21. New Mexico

    I found 2 shell fossils on the top of a mountain in New Mexico sort of near the Chamisa Wilderness area by Guadalupe ghost town. Does anyone know how old it could be and what kind it is?
  22. Hi guys! I'm trying to find some private land to hunt on in New Mexico. As a Texas girl, I am used to climbing to various elevations and working in extreme heat. I really want to collect specimens so private land is the way to go! It is going to be a sort of honeymoon experience in a way because my boyfriend that knows nothing about fossils has agreed to come if it is on private land. I would really appreciate any recommendations!
  23. New tyrannosauroid from New Mexico

    A mid-Cretaceous tyrannosauroid and the origin of North American end-Cretaceous dinosaur assemblages New species named Suskityrannus hazelae [...]The North American fossil record of dinosaurs from approximately 90 million years ago (Late Cretaceous) is one of the most poorly sampled and least understood times of the Cretaceous Period. The new dinosaur, named Suskityrannus hazelae, is from a dinosaur assemblage that documents this critical interval. Suskityrannus is one of the last smaller tyrannosauroids, which at 9 feet long would have likely weighed less than 100 pounds and stood only about 3 feet at the hip. It is also one of the most complete skeletons of any non-tyrannosaurid from North America – all of the older fossil occurrences consist of teeth, isolated bones, or a partially associated skeleton.[...] News: CLICK Scientific Paper [paywall]: CLICK Always nice to see new discoveries regarding tyrannosaurids
  24. Hi! I recently aqcuired quite a lot of "microfossils" to kick off my Triassic collection, as I personally find it one of the most interesting time periods and while I am aware possibly not all of them are ID'd correctly I just wanted to get some nice fossils from this time period regardless of their ID's. All the fossils I acquired are from the Bull Canyon Formation, Dockum Group, San Miguel County, New Mexico, USA (Norian age) But I myself am not very knowledgeable yet in this material as I just started my collection but I am aware that some if not most of the ID's on these fossils given by the seller might be wrong as everything I read about the Bull Canyon formation says that the formation isn't that well discribed yet. I tried to make the photo's as good as I could, but it wasn't always easy given their extremely small size, so I hope the quality is good enough to work with. So I am kinda hoping is someone here on the forum would like to give it a try to see if he/she could confirm or disprove given ID's. Thank you in advance! The first set of 2 teeth were listed as the Phytosaur "Pseudopalatus" teeth which after doing a bit of research is considered a junior synonym for "Machaeroprosopus" The next collection of 3 teeth were listed as the Pseudosuchian "Revueltosaurus" The next tooth was listed as a "Theropod indet" tooth, and I know there are at least 2 species of theropod present at Bull Canyon, a Coelophysid called Gojirasaurus and a herrerasaurid called Chindesaurus. But I am not even sure whether this tooth is dinosaurian or not. The next set of teeth were listed as "Arganodus" lungfish teeth And the final tooth was listed as a "Sphenodont" (Rhynchocephalia indet.) tooth with affinities to Clevosaurus (which is found in Nova Scotia, Great Britain and China)
  25. Is this an egg? Could use some help with the id
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