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Found 206 results

  1. Fossil ID please turtle?

    Found this along the coast in South Texas. Completely mineralized. It measures approximately 3x3 inches and 1/2 inch thick. Sea turtle?
  2. I decided on a whim to go fossil hunting yesterday. I took off on the 2 hr drive to get to my favorite area the North Sulphur River Texas. I jumped off in three creeks to see footprints everywhere. I decided to go try a creek I spotted a few years ago but never tried. It paid off. I found my first NSR echinoid after 4yrs of heavy hunting. Echinoids are quite rare at NSR. I also found a really cool Pachydiscus ammonite with an Inoceramid on it. I think I"ll try that creek again in the future.
  3. Fun day on the North Sulphur River Texas. We saw some cool wildlife. Here's my finds. A nice mix of pleisosaur, mosasaur, enchodus, shark, turtle, horse, coprolite and artifacts.
  4. Good evening, I found 2 small bones on the beach in Tampa, Florida. The first one looks like a toe or finger bone of what animal? (6 views) The second looks like a turtle or sea bird bone? (3 views) Ruler is in inches. Thanks Fossil Friends!
  5. soft shell turtle vertebrae?

    In person this is a truly lovely fossil that I found at Cherry Grove, SC 4/5/20. I took 30 pictures and these were the best. My guess is that it is a soft shell turtle double/triple vertebra. Does anyone have a better guess?
  6. NJ Cretaceous Stream Oddity

    I have no idea what this can be, possibly from turtle? Any suggestions?
  7. Help

  8. Turtle skull...?

    Hi all! I’ve been on this site before, asking about a vertebrae I found. I figured since y’all were so kind and welcoming maybe you would help me again! I was walking along the Myrtle Beach, SC this morning and saw this strange looking rock. Washed it off, and I’m positive it’s not just a rock. It looks like a turtle shell to me, but I’m not so sure. as for dimensions, I didn’t have a ruler on me, but an estimate is 3 inches long by an inch and a half at the thick end. I’ll post more photos if necessary, but it has a size limit for the post. Thanks again guys!
  9. Fossil identification

    This was also found on the beach in south Texas. Thank you!
  10. All the snow is melting and river levels were extremely high yesterday. I searched a bank and found these today. The red is Crinoid impression on chert. But I cant Identify the other pieces. I was told ice ice stuff can roll out of the river after floods. Also a lake superior agate for your enjoyment.
  11. Hey guys, The wifey found this one. Turtle or bird? And what bone? Cheers, ash.
  12. Please help identify

    Hello, my name is Brandon Rogers. My mother has entrusted me in scouring the internet and other sources to determine what exactly it is. A Chinese woman she once worked with gave her this and told her that it would bring her good luck. It appears to be two baby turtles fossilized together but no one on the family has the proper skills or knowledge to identify whether or not it is indeed a fossil. Please help!
  13. Turtle (?) Scapula

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Scapula found on the beach at cliff base. I can't find anything in the fossil field guides, but a comparison of scapula bones from extant animals shows a close match between this and a turtle's scapula. Miocene Calvert Group Virginia
  14. Fossilized turtle?

    Needing help on indentafication of what looks to be a turtle ir shell at least. Any info as to what type of turtle or what I have. Thank you
  15. @TXV24 With two freshwater turtles known from the Hamstead Beds at Bouldnor on the Isle of Wight. The trionychid turtle Trionyx and the testudinoid turtle Emys as far as I’m aware. My best educated guess due to the location of the find and abundance of turtle material to be found with the right conditions at Bouldnor would be turtle. Are you familiar with turtle anatomy and recognise such a bone.
  16. Very interesting article: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/...ound-fossil-leg-turtle-triassic-paleontology/ Enjoy! Mooz
  17. Hi, I have what is described to me as a turtle claw from the Moroccan Phosphates. That's all the info I was given unfortunately. It has a curve as seen from the top view. It measures 44mm long. First up, is this a turtle claw? Second, is it possible to ID its family or species? Third, what could the age be? I am guessing 70.6 - 55 million years old. Fourth, can I narrow down the locality? Thank you for your help.
  18. I found this worn bone fragment on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. It's about 2 3/8" x 1 1/4". After looking at it, it has a home plate shape similar to armadillo and turtle scutes. It appears to have a plate on the front and back, possibly the plastron and carapace of a turtle? (I have 6 views)
  19. Bison site: trip 4

    I have been planning to go out to the bison site today to see if I could find any pieces of bison in the collapsed material from the bank. I got ready and loaded my car. When I opened the garage to leave I realized there was a steady rain. I can handle a steady rain, but not when it is in the 30upops. High 40s is kind of my limit. I closed the garage and went back inside. The forecast the day before hadn’t mentioned rain. I looked up the weather. It said the rain would diminish to 20% at 2:00. I determined I’d go then. I got on the road and halfway there it broke out into a fairly heavy rain again. I decided to continue on. This is a view of the area. The bison site is in the creek beyond the tree line. When I got there it was in the mid 30s with a slight drizzle. Needless to say I’ve had better conditions for fossil hunting. I got my boots on and grabbed my gear and headed out. As I rounded the corner to where I’d get on the trail I saw a coyote come trotting out of the forest into the clearing in front of me. He saw me and ran off some distance. I stopped in my tracks. I wanted to enjoy the moment and watch him. I pulled out my phone to snap a pic. He stopped on top of a grassy hill and watched me for a bit. Sorry, he was too far away to get a sharp, clear pic. There is some utility pipe in the pic. I love seeing wildlife. Since this site is actually in the city limits there is actually more wildlife than I’d expect to see. There is quite a bit of undeveloped land in the area though. This is the area of the bison site. It’s a beautiful shady spot with the water running over rocks. So you get the delightful sound of creek water flowing. I put down my gear and determined where I was going to start. I bought the screen I built, but J was pretty sure it would not work well with the dirt being wet. It didn’t. So I just determined I was going to dig. I was there for about 2.5 hours or so. I found 3 pieces to my bison. The first was a lumbar vertebrae transverse process. I think I have the vertebrae that it belongs to. Here it is after I uncovered it. The next was the patella. I was sitting in the same spot as when I found the piece above, which happened to be right below where the femur was. I looked up and saw something in the bank. I forgot to take a pic. It was actually right where it should have been. This is the femur. The Tibia is to the left of it, perpendicular to it. With the way they are oriented I assumed the patella had been lost, but it was deeper in the bank there where the two bones met. I worked there a bit longer with no success. So I moved to the left when I came across this. To the left of my very muddy chisel you can see a hint of red. It’s a phalange or phalanx. I haven’t looked at it to determine which. I worked a bit bit longer with no success. My arms were tired. Because the dirt was wet almost every swing or every other swing of my tool I had to stop and remove the clump stuck to it. I decided to walk down the creek a bit. I had planned to walk to the high bank and look for fish fossils, but my socks kept slipping off my foot. It was very annoying. So o decided to not walk down the creek that far. I found a piece of turtle bone a piece of turtle bone almost exactly where the horse bone had been. I am falling asleep trying to type this trip report. I’ll post pics of them cleaned up tomorrow and finish my story.
  20. I found this today while I was out seeing if I could find more pieces of my bison. It was at the same level as the bison, but about 30 feet down the creek. It is turtle or tortoise, but I’m not sure what kind or if it is modern or Pleistocene. I looked through a Texas turtle database and did not find a match with any listed there. So it leaves me wondering if it could be an extinct variety. The shell patterns are so distinctive I’d think it could be ID pretty close to what it is. Here are pics. Any thoughts or or comments would be appreciated.
  21. I found this in the peace river a while back and I’m not sure if it’s turtle shell of something interesting. The level change kind of throws me off. Measured roughly 1 inch by 1/2 inch
  22. https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-02-08/triassic-pappochelys-rosinae-turtle-bone-cancer-palaeontology/10788712 https://www.livescience.com/64711-ancient-turtle-bone-cancer.html https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2723578?guestAccessKey=36a3caee-1474-4c66-88e0-e38dc4e8304d
  23. Hello forum preppers....need some advice. I started what I thought would be a very easy prep on a partial turtle I found in Nebraska this past fall. It was in 2 halves about 5 feet apart on a slope. Clean, glue together. Easy peasy. But....when I started cleaning I found that at least part of Mr. Turtle is still at home in the shell. So....I'm trying to figure the best approach. I'm thinking that I may remove the plastron as it is not all there, put it together and use it as a removable "lid" and then prep out the inside of the shell some. Problem with that is that it would lead to displaying the turtle upside down with the best looking part on the bottom. Also, can anyone ID the species at this point? Ideas appreciated!
  24. Calling Brownies Beach Collectors!

    Hello everyone, I saw this on a Calvert Cliff Facebook group from John Nance of the Calvert Marine Museum, and I figure it should be here too. “Calling all Brownies Beach collectors! If you found any pieces of leatherback turtle shell in the past year they likely belong to this guys shell! This shell was spotted and collected last May. It was first reported by a Brownies Beach collector and others have since added to it. (Will add names with permission.) It’s coming together beautifully! A new donation of 76 pieces will surely help to fill some gaps. If you’re willing to donate what you’ve found we could keep building this amazing animal. Of course you’d be given full credit for your contribution to the project.” I encourage any of you who have found shell pieces at brownies to take a look just and case and drop by the CMM. They are a great institution, very much worthy of the donation.
  25. My Collection

    Hello Everyone! I am new to collecting over the past several weeks and have been able to obtain several fossils of recent and would like to show you all what I have collected. First one will be my Struthy Claw.