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Found 38 results

  1. Hello, I have a Phareodus Fossil. Its one foot long. I found it on August 12th of this year in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Today, I noticed something I would like some input on. I took a look at it and I noticed what looks like a pile of scales in the belly of the Phareodus. I am attaching a picture of both the full fossil and the area I am referring to. (I just noticed a Knightia is in the fossil also) I know Phareodus were carnivorous, and have big teeth, but what do you guys think? Are these scales in the stomach? Its last meal? Jared
  2. Fishes scale (Ukraine) ?

    Hello! Could it be scale? Western Ukraine, Lviv region. Thanks in advance!
  3. I find these items quite regularly in the Cookiecutter Creek micro-matrix. Mostly, these are smaller or partial but this one with a length of 11 mm turned up yesterday and I figured it would be a good specimen to try to use for an identification. I say tooth-like because of the shiny black enamel-like surface covering 3/4 of the item. The shape of these items is pretty consistent with the "topside" being shiny, convex and mostly smooth except for apparent "growth rings" and the "underside" of the item showing more texture on the enameled surface and a concavity on the non-black end. Is this oddity at all familiar? It seems like I should be able to get a grasp on this but I'm sure I'm misidentifying something like a scale or dermal element as a tooth. I'm certain that it will be blindingly obvious in retrospect but I'm hopelessly fogged at the moment. Cheers. -Ken
  4. Unidentified fish scale from Kem Kem

    Hello, On the internet I found and bought this fossil fish scale from the Kem Kem formation. Unfortunately, I do not know which fish she comes from, as she looks different than any other fish scales from Kem Kem that I know. A box on the sheet is 5x5mm, the scale is ca. 1,7cm long. I hope you can help me with that. Thank you in advance, Jesco
  5. Fish scale, vertebrae, squilla scale, some kind of plants Location: Pohang, south Korea Formation: Duho formation Age: middle miocene
  6. So this material is from the Clayton formation in Arkansas. It is Paleocene in age. We are finding a lot of these flat pieces which I at first thought might be crab shells but now I think they must be scales from armored fish. Sometimes they are very thin and small - these examples are larger ones. If I am correct does anyone know if we can tell which fish they are from? (tape measure in view is in mm) The lone piece is from the same matrix as the others. After cleaning it up I would have guessed it was just a larger piece of armor but while I was removing it both ends broke off and it has some internal structures too. Also it seems to have tunnels that run through it that make me think of passages for nerves or blood vessels (bone? - it sure doesn't seem like it because it seems to have a shell). Here are pictures of its external and internal structures. The tube-like piece connects with one of the holes in the outside shell. I have taken pieces of all 4 exposed internal surfaces. It is not quite symmetrical which makes me think it isn't a crab . . . The fourth pic where a lot of the white matrix is visible is the back. I have been reluctant to clean it up since it is a bit fragile. Note: pics 5 & 6 (with the tunnel-like structure) have a bit of rubber cement on the surfaces - I had to retake the pics and had already begun to glue them back together
  7. Coprolite Hardness

    I was recently given some coprolite to polish for a friend. I was wondering if anyone knows what the general hardness would be as it relates to Mohs scale. Thank you
  8. Printable Photographic Scale?

    Hello, I was wondering, before using a generic one found online, if any forum member designed a printable photografic scale on his own and would like to share it. Thanks, hopefully this is the right section to ask this.
  9. Found on beach...Scales? Shell?

    I found these on the beach in Dunedin, FL. They are thin and flaky and fragile. They have a raised ridge on one edge. 1”-2” long (25-50 mm). They don’t seem to be fossilized but I am so curious as to what they are. My initial thought was maybe a type of shell or part of a fish? I really don’t know...
  10. I found this large fish scale from the late Carboniferous. When i originally found this i thought it was a shark crush tooth, but after more and more prep it turned out to be a large fish scale that i can not identify. Any help or direction is much appreciated. The scale is about 21mm x 24mm As found with a bit of prep. After prep under 10x stereoscope
  11. Rhabdoderma Scale ID

    I have a fish scale from the Pennine Middle Coal Measures Formation from North Cumbria (Cumberland Coalfield), UK. Found in the local stream, where there have only ever been 4 fish found, I have found all of them- Rhabdoderma, Rhizodopsis, Megalichthys & Platysomus. Attached is a photo of a scale; that I think is from Rhabdoderma. (The width of the scale is around 5mm [width as in from across from bottom left to top right of scale] Does anyone have any idea about taking this identification further- perhaps down to a species level? Thanks, Tom
  12. DPP Theropods by size

    Found this rather interesting diagram in the Currie & Longrich (2009) paper describing Hesperonychus. The diagram shows outlines of several carnivorous theropods from the Dinosaur Provincial Park assemblage, to illustrate the size & morphological range. I thought some people might like to see this @Troodon @Canadawest @Paleoworld-101
  13. Everyone please use an internationally recognised scale in your images. Coins aren’t good enough. How big is s rupee, or a farthing? I dunno. Of course a marmite jar is the same size worldwide Vegimite is NOT internationally recognised. I hope you’re taking notes @Jesuslover340
  14. Skin Scale of Leaf?

    This amber came in a lot from Latvia. I noticed two pieces of something, fairly large in a 1.5cm x 0.5 cm piece of amber. My pics are a bit out of focus but you can see a pigment pattern of something like skin, scale or perhaps it is a leaf with a brown/pink and black pattern on it. I think it is the skin or scale of some type of creature. What do you think? Can anyone help? Jimmy
  15. Lost cant ID this one

    I’m absolutely stumped on this one. I can’t tell if it’s just an unfished product or what. Help please.
  16. Fish Scale Isle of Wight

    Here is a Hoplopteryx lewesiensis fish scale found in the lower chalk at the end of Yaverland Beach Isle of Wight. (1 mile walk from entrance point), I only saw a tiny bit of black on the surface, so that went into my rucksack and after a lot of careful prep this complete scale came out. Well worth the slog to get there.
  17. Pennsylvanian fish scale?

    I often bulk sample a road cut at Lake Bridgeport, Texas after which I screen and wash the material and check it out at my leisure. This is a Jasper Creek Shale outcrop, which is Pennsylvanian. I have sometimes run across some small, broken pieces that tend to have a characteristic dual-hole pattern, but until now didn't pursue them. After finding a clump of them, pictures attached, it got me to checking them out, I have since found that they also have a characteristic shape, which you will find in a group picture. The dual-hole pattern can often be seen on both the front and the back as seen in the pictures named "scale front" and "scale back." Some still have a little detail showing bumps close to the edge. They look like fish scales to me, so I have named all of the pictures as scales. But, I could certainly be wrong. Any ideas? The scale hash marks are 1mm. Thanks for any help.
  18. Possible dinosaur remains found in Lithuania

    Dear Guys, I recently found two remains (serrated tooth and scale) of possible small dinosaurs in the Late Cretaceous erratics of South Lithuania, Eastern Europe. The tooth is about 1,2 cm length, scale is 4 mm length. If the remains belong to dinosaurs, which dinosaur fossils it could be? Any opinions are very welcome Best Regards Domas
  19. Flora Hash Plate

    From the album Carbondale, PA

    Finely parallel-veined leaves of a Cordaites plant alongside the branch or root of a giant Lycopod (aka scale tree or club moss). The latter could grow up to 50 m high! found in Carbondale, PA Lewellyn Formation Pennsylvanian (Upper Carboniferous) period 299-323 myo
  20. Lycopod Bark

    From the album Carbondale, PA

    Carbondale, PA Lewellyn Formation Pennsylvanian period 299-323 myo
  21. Lycopod Bark

    From the album Carbondale, PA

    Carbondale, PA Lewellyn Formation Pennsylvanian period 299-323 myo
  22. Lycopod Bark

    From the album Carbondale, PA

    Detail from previous image Carbondale, PA Lewellyn Formation Pennsylvanian period 299-323 myo
  23. Scale Tree Bark

    From the album Carbondale, PA

    Syringodendron sp. (Sigillaria family) Carbondale, PA Lewellyn Formation Pennsylvanian period
  24. Dentilepisosteus kemkemensis GRANDE, 2010

    Scales of a gar.
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