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  1. I need help identifying this Bone I found after a storm at OBX. The sandal in the picture is a mans size 10.
  2. Southeast Texas Pleistocene Bones

    I've been searching the gravel bars in the Brazos almost every day this week while the water is still low enough to get down there, and I've collected a pretty good assortment of fossilized bones. Most of what I've found have been fragments that are totally unidentifiable, but a handful still have some significant features that could lead to an ID. There's too many pictures to post all at once, so I'll reply a couple times with more. Thanks for the help! This first find is definitely a tooth and is the only piece I have that isn't from the Brazos, instead I picked it up on a trip to one of the small beaches north of the Texas City dike. I'm thinking bison, but I'm open to suggestions.
  3. Hi everyone, I've been hesitant to post this fossil on here for a while as I didn't know if I wanted to hear a response which would contradict what I had hoped this would be. However, I recognize that to maintain a reliable and accurate collection I would have to properly identify what I found. The fossil in question is a possible partial egg that I found last year in the White River formation of Wyoming (Late Eocene/Early Oligocene) w/PaleoProspectors. This formation is known to produce fossil bird and reptile eggs (in fact, someone found a large, complete egg on this ranch the week before I was out there) so I knew that there was a possibility. When I found it most of the inside still contained sediment, which I have since gently scraped away to the best of my abilities. It has an odd dent in the top and no obvious pores, but the overall shape and the apparent shell make me think this is an egg. It is 8 mm tall and about 10 mm in diameter. I want to know what you all think. I would especially like to hear the opinions of @CBchiefski @jpc @MarcoSr @Auspex@Troodon Interior of the egg before I cleaned out the matrix. After I scraped away the matrix. Here's two views of the top.
  4. Bone River Find Turtle?

    Another post regarding a specimen I found posted on a Facebook fossil ID page - which no one in the group can ID. This was found in a river in Iowa. Most of what is found in the area is Pleistocene to modern. My first though was part of a turtle shell attachment point? But I am stuck.
  5. Fossil ID

    Found in Kansas, on surface in wooded area, moss covered, under a tree next to poison ivy. Did glance around to look for possible connecting pieces but did not espy. Top looks like a turtle. Am wondering if the bottom is also because of markings that don't seem like random impressions. Am still cleaning with soft toothbrush and white vinegar in a Zen like fashion. Tiny black balls on surface that aren't budging. Textures emerging. There is an area near the top part which I'm wondering if it is it's head. Hard to photograph end to end details well.
  6. Hi guys! I went out with one of my kids today to the Calvert Cliffs to see what we could find after the thunderstorms this week. We hit the beach around 9:00 and spent about 4 hours. It was calm with very clear water and favorable tide conditions. We weren't disappointed. We found a bit of eveything--some decent makos, hemis, and tigers, a couple of verts, some turtle shell, croc skin (I think), a mostly complete ecphora, a cookie fragment, some cool bone, and other stuff. We didn't find anything enormous, but we were happy with the variety. Enjoy the pic. If anyone has any idea what the delicate jawbone fragment might be from (bottom center), please chime in. I haven't found anything that small before.
  7. Potomac - Fossil Wood? (Solved: Turtle)

    Hey guys- I was kayaking yesterday near Blue Banks and stopped for a rest and, of course, to see if there was anything interesting lying around. I picked up this piece of what I thought could be fossilized wood, but I'm not sure. It is definitely mineralized, has some very faint slightly radiating lines on the "top" and has a clear pore structure in cross section. Any ideas?
  8. Help me ID these please

    Hi I found these bits at Herne Bay in Kent. Can anyone ID the two dark pieces? They are about 3cm each in length. one of them looks like reptilian skin or I thought maybe part of a turtle paddle? Would really appreciate any thoughts.
  9. Baby Mosasaur Or Turtle?

    I think this is a baby mosasaur vert most likely clidastes but it could be turtle. The experts can't seem to agree.
  10. Turtle material

    From the album North Sulfur River

    Turtle carapace is usually flat on both sides. The middle is porous or "spongey."
  11. ID Turtle Fossil Montana?

    My friend found this in Montana a couple of years ago. She thought it was an unusual roce. I think it is a fossilized turtle shell with some bones albeit very small bones. I tried my best to get decent photos.... Anyone want to weigh in on what it is? Thanks for any input.
  12. Lance Formation Scute?

    I just got this bone fragment refered to as a scute from either an ankylosaur or a turtle from the lance formation. Upon further inspection,I dont see the typical ankylosaur blood vessels or the turtle carapace type features.
  13. Medium Mystery bone

    Hello I’m posting this for my dad, he bought this piece years ago and he’s having trouble remembering what it is. He says he thinks he got a pig bone ( maybe a hell pig), I’ve also been told it could be a turtle from a friend? It has some nice transition colours and could be a leg or arm bone? Any help would be appreciated thanks!
  14. I've always been fascinated by the Cretaceous sea and its myriad of terrifying carnivores, many that would've made Jaws look meek. After watching BBC's Sea Monsters, I made it my goal to compile a box of sea monster fossils. I started this journey 10 years ago, and finally completed the box recently. Allow me to present my Predators of the Cretaceous Sea collection, and take you on a journey to the most dangerous sea of all times. The box measures 20.25 inches long. Inside are 24 unique predator fossils. I will introduce them from left to right, top to bottom: Rhombodus binkhorsti Age: 70.6 - 66 mya | late Cretaceous Formation: Severn Formation Locality: Bowie, Maryland, USA Size: 1 meters Diet: Molluscs and crustaceans art by Nobu Tamura --------------- Polyptychodon interruptus Age: 105.3 - 94.3 mya | Cretaceous Formation: Stoilensky Quarry stratigraphic unit Locality: Stary-Oskol, Belgorod Oblast, Russia Size: Maybe 7 meters (This is a tooth taxon so size is not confirmed) Diet: Anything it could catch Note: If you consider Polytychodon a nomen dubium, then this is a Pliosauridae indet. art by Mark Witton ----------------- Prognathodon giganteus Age: 70.6 - 66 mya | late Cretaceous Formation: Ouled Abdoun Basin Locality: Khouribga Phosphate Deposits, Morocco Size: 10-14 meters Diet: Everything art by SYSTEM(ZBrushCentral) --------------- Coloborhynchinae indet. Age: 99.7 - 94.3 mya | late Cretaceous Formation: Kem Kem Beds Locality: Southeast Morocco Size: 7 meters (high estimate) Diet: Fish and cephalopods
  15. Hell Creek turtle prep

    Earlier, I posted a box of some of my older material I found hiding in my garage. Included in that box were a couple of turtle bits including a partial carapace and partial plastron. This bit is a hypoplastron (if my research is correct) of Basilemys Axestemys?. This poor thing was in terrible condition when I opened up the foil pack. Here are the pics as I opened it and the opposite side (disintegrating even worse) after I glued back together. I took 30 minutes of cell phone video of the initial cleaning and then compressed it down. Sorry, theres no audio. This was a "quick and dirty" video and edit. Here are pics of both sides at the end of the day. Still a little bit left to do, but its very hard glue and delicate spots.
  16. This rock is listed as "Ocadia messeliana" fossil turtle from Messel, but is obviously a septarian nodule (you can clearly recognise it by the patterns and by the fact that there isn't a shell). It is indeed at first glance very similar to a turtle, but is not.
  17. Peace River ungual

    Spending some time in the house picking through some micro-matrix I collected last time I was out on the Peace River. The fine gravel is more worn and polished than from other sites (like Cookiecutter Creek) but that is to be expected since the Peace is a much larger waterway with a greater flow (especially in the summer when the gravel is being deposited). Most of the small shark teeth tend to be worn as well but not as much as you'd find from specimens picked up from the surf zone of places like Caspersen Beach in Venice, FL which produce a lot of teeth that look like they've been through a rock tumbler. Few novelties seem to come from the Peace River micro-matrix (compared to other micro-matrix sites in Florida) but an interesting little ungual turned up yesterday. My suspicion is that this is likely a turtle claw core but I see so few of these that I can't distinguish avian from terrapin. Anybody have a thought on this little find? It measures 7.5 mm from end to end. Cheers. -Ken
  18. Turtle Vert

    I found this partial vertebra at the north Sulphur River in Texas last week while hunting with my son. I am pretty certain it is turtle but is there any way to identify it further? Thank you for any help.
  19. Hi all, I had a fairly productive first outing to Westmoreland State Park but I have no idea what any of the fossils I found are. I am happy to provide close-ups of any of the individual fossils, and in addition to the photos here, I posted some to imgur to get around the size restriction here. https://imgur.com/gallery/2uIedQS Thanks for your help!
  20. Is this a fossil?

    hello together, I saw this in an auction and am wondering if it may be something of interest? The blackish parts where it is broken looked somewhat bone-ish to me. No info but estate sale in the USA, 7.5” long, 5.5” wide and about 2” tall. Weighs 3 pounds Any ideas? Thanks and Best Regards, J
  21. Finally getting around to working on a jigsaw puzzle I found in the White River Fm of Nebraska a couple of years ago. Pretty sure it’s a soft shelled turtle, but I’m not having luck finding anything like it online. The shell is eggshell thin and seems like it was leathery in life. There are a few bones included. Suggestions?
  22. Peace River visit

    Back to the River for another adventure. Luckily I am just an hour away on a nice straight route with little traffic. As I started out yesterday there was a really bad fog layer causing visibility to be extremely limited. I had the fog lights and low beams on in the jeep and kept the speed down to 10 mph below the speed limit. I have been hit by deer and have seen several on the trip in the past. Didn't want to risk a wild life encounter enroute to the river. After getting about half way there the fog lifted and I was back to normal visibility until I got to Rte 17 when I drove into another fog bank. I was happy to see it lifted on arrival at the river at about 8 am. Launched the kayak and headed to my latest hunting spot with the intent to make this a quality over quantity day. I promised myself I would leave all small and/or partial shark teeth to the river gods and only take home real "keepers". With this in mind I figured I would have a much lighter bag of goodies for the ride home. As I got into the river and started digging every so often I caught the odor of sweet soap or almost a perfume. This was so pronounced a few times I looked around to see if someone was approaching and reeking of perfume. I also saw my gator buddy up on his sandy spot soon after my arrival which was unusual. I kept on digging and the first keeper I pulled up was a pond turtle Nuccal Scute. It was a nice find and a little spooky as I had just been looking at one on a prior posting by @Shellseeker the night before. I was pulling up lots of small and partial shark teeth and tossing them when I found a couple of nice Hemis and partial megs. About an hour in a young family came by in a canoe and after exchanging greetings and talking about the water depth the dad said it was weird the water was so cloudy. He then asked if I thought the phosphate mine had made a release into the river. A bell went off about the smell - could this have been some kind of cleanser added to a release from the phosphate mine? Could that also be why my friendly gator was out of the water early in the morning? Do any of our Florida members know of this odor being associated with a release into the river by the phosphate mine group? Anyway, the day continued with the river gods being kind and helping out with my quality over quantity desire. The rest of the day turned up more nice Hemis, some deer teeth, a worn glyptodont scute, half a Tapir tooth crown, puffer fish mouth plate, and three partial verts. Also got a partial gator tooth and one item that may be a tooth or a claw. I'll have to research that last one and post further pics if I need help with an ID. The largest vert, I stepped on and was able to just reach down and lift it out. Some photos of the best of the day below: This is the one I am not sure about as tooth or possibly claw:
  23. Sorry I’ve been away for a little bit....lots to show y’all but this one first. Found by myself in Caldwell County Texas somewhere in the dirt near the surface is my best narrowing it down for you guys. Probably just ancient bacteria but you gotta dream
  24. Snake or Turtle head?

    I can't figure out. how to use your site! I have a fossilized head that I think is snake or turtle. It measures ap. 1 1/2" long, 1" wide & 1/2" high. If you or anyone could help me figure out what it is, I would really appreciate it. I got the head about 1995 at an auction In Southern California. Thank you.
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