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  1. I haven’t been getting out and about much now a days. The heat and Covid has been keeping me indoors for the most part. The weather is slowly changing to fall and I decided to hit up my white river spot. It’s been a couple months since I’ve been, but boy, the spot just keeps on giving. Right out the gate, I was harassed by a rattlesnake...apparently they do exist. After giving that little bugger plenty of breathing room, I began a several hour hike around my super secret, private property, land owner permission having spot! it wasn’t long before I found a large ancient alluvial deposit. Bones were strewn about, and here I found numerous oreodont jaw pieces of varying sizes. After scooping up all the low hanging fruit, I made my way up the hills that would have deposited said fruit. Here I found a tortoise that I left there in situ because those things are impossible to put back together. After dismissing the idea of another jigsaw puzzle turtle, I crossed a valley and made my way back to a spot that had produced some nice large bones in recent hunts. It wasn’t long before the find of the day caught my eye. An oreodont upper jaw(in pieces but good condition and all there) laying upon the scry. As I carefully dusted away the bits of sand and collected the jaw, I noticed that the whole lower jaw was buried just beneath it! Two for the price of one! And the lower jaw was fairly solid only being broken in half! Lucky me! I did also find three large bones that will have to be reassembled-but they aren’t as cool as my jaw. Sorry the pics are out of order, but you guys get the idea. Sorry if this reads like a 2 year old wrote it, I’m exhausted and it’s late. Happy Hunting y’all!
  2. Iguanodon vert?

    Wondering what people think of this? Being sold as Iguanodon vertebra from Hastings Bed formation. 16 x 12 x 8 It doesn't resemble other iguanodon verts I've seen for sale, so I'm wondering if might be a partial/just the top part of a vertebra, or another type of bone? Thanks for the help
  3. Vertebra ? North Sulfur River

    I'm a rookie. This is my second post. I've been out on two "expeditions" and made some interesting finds. When I picked up this fossil?, I noticed it was caulked on the back side, I found that perplexing. North East Texas, Fannin County, Eagle Ford Group, Ozan Formation, North Sulfur River Bed. It appears to be a vertebra. Please help identify. Thanks!
  4. Amelia Island, FL Vertebra

    Anyone provide help with an ID on this vertebra? Try as I might, as a serious amateur I've hit the limits of my abilities and could use the collective wisdom. Assumption is that this is a vertebra. Found on the beach on Amelia Island, Florida. I find fossils there routinely and live there part of the year. I find this Forum invaluable to gain knowledge.
  5. Group of theropod vertebra ?

    Seller offer a group of vertebra . seller claim that these group belong to Theropod vertebra from Carter country Montana , hell creek formation . i personally think that it may belong to other reptile or even a croc ? but i am not sure . would like to hear opinion from the community first. thank you
  6. Dealing with marine algae

    Hello everyone, I found the below ichthyosaur vertebra on the beach at Wimereux two weeks ago. It had obviously been lying there for some time, as it was covered in green algae and barnacles. Based on the advise of various friends and the fact this rock seems to hard and massive to work through using just my Dremel, I'll be leaving the fossil in its matrix. However, I do want to clean it up from the algae and barnacles. As such, I used a 1:2 dilution of 14° household cleaning vinegar and a couple of sturdy brushes to remove most of the algae (dipping the brushes in the solution between brushings) and soaked it in soapy hot water. Areas with tougher algae were treated using the undiluted vinegar. Today removed the remaining barnacles using wooden toothpicks, following it with another soak in hot soapy water and another rinse. Although I think this got rid of all the barnacles, and the piece is no longer entirely coated in green algae, there are still various green spots on the rock (and a slight green sheen on the vertebra itself) that haven't come out with the treatment. (Also the "dead fish smell" still lingers) This makes me wonder about the following things: 1. Can the algae regrow, given enough light and moisture in the air? 2. Has anyone ever experienced algae spreading in their collection after failing to remove all traces of algae (I mean, fungi will spread between books and, as I understand, algae can transmit their spores by air)? 3. Is there a way I can get rid of the remaining algae on the rock? E.g. exposure to sun/UV light? 4. Is there a way something can be done about the slight lingering smell, or is this just something that needs to dissipate over time? Now I read some of you prefer using diluted bleach to remove algae growth from fossils (as mentioned in the post below), but I'm not sure I feel comfortable playing around with such aggressive agents yet...
  7. Monacanthidae gen et sp. indet.

    From the album Pisces

    Just an educated guess that this may be a vertebra from a Filefish. ø12x16mm. long. Burdigalian OMM Early Miocene From Billafingen, Germany
  8. I visited my favorite shark tooth site in the Miocene Burdigalian again today and along with the usual teeth I dug out the following objects. The first is obviously a vertebra, and I don't think it's fishy, but rather mammalish in my humble opinion. But I'm not at all sure about that. I've found teeth from Cervidae here before, so I'm thinking that maybe that's the case with the vertebra? Measurements: Ø13-15mm x15mm. long. I haven't got a clue on the next 2 items. The first is 10x4mm. and the second 15x5mm. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  9. White River Small Partial Vertebra ID

    Hello, everyone, Lately this summer I’ve been doing a bit of casual fossil collecting (with explicit permission!) on some land that a very close family friend owns in Weld County, Colorado that has a lot of exposure of the White River Formation, and I’ve collected a sizable amount of material including some pretty awesome finds. Being an amateur, I need some help identifying some of the fossils I’ve collected. Since the forum has a photo upload limit per post, I’ll be making a few threads for different finds, I hope that is ok. This is a small partial vertebra, collected in Weld County, CO on the Brule Formation. The piece next to it is one of the transverse processes, which was barely attached when I collected it but finally unfortunately broke off when in my bag. Any identification appreciated. Thanks!
  10. Caudal vertebra of some sort?

    Hello, I picked this strange bone up today, at first I thought it was just a tortoise bone, but after I cleaned it a bit I noticed how semetrical the sides where, and it looked more like a vertebra. I carefully cleaned out a hole that led straight through the bone. (Sorry for the bad lighting)
  11. Real spinosaurus vertebra?

    Hello. Seller claim that this fossil is Spinosaurus vertebra from kem kem basin. May i know your thought about this vert ID. to me personally i think it look a bit like Croc vert. (not sure tho. i have a hard time ID some vert lately.) thank you.
  12. Out of place shaped rock/fossil?

    Hey all, I'll jump right into some details about this recent rock/fossil find. Backstory: Taking a quick break from driving and stopped along a shale riverbank (I'll include pics) to look at potential fishing spots and to flip some floating shale for signs of fossils. My subconscious picks out this rather rough "puck" shaped specimen and screams to me "Pick it up!" First thought, column vertebrae of some kind. The reason my eye caught this rock was it's round shape against all the sharp edges of shale that is was loosely lying in. Location: North Eastern BC, Tumbler Ridge, Wapiti River. (This area is known for fossil fishes and ichthyosaur) Discovery Strata: Semi loose, weathered riverbed shale. Fossil/Rock geology: Sandy sediment like. Maybe siltstone. Although hard, my pick won't touch it like it will shale. Other notes: The only round piece of geology in the find area, looked too out of place to dismiss. Notably heavier than any rock or shale of similar size. VERY rough/course on the skin/fingertips. Salty taste/sticks to tongue. Not far from other documented Elasmobrachii finds. Almost exactly 2inches in diameter, 0.8inches think, with one plane being flat while the other has a worn groove. I don't know how to post multiple pictures in on post so I'll post one, and link the rest to my Google photos album! Google Photos album Link Thanks in advance!
  13. hello ! I need help ID this vertebra from kem kem basin , morocco original owner label it as dinosaur/croc vertebra .but i wound like to know your opinion ID this vertebra ^^ many thanks
  14. Iowa River find 2 unsure

    This is one I’m not really sure about this vertebra, or this leg bone?... both are very heavy for their size!
  15. Vertebra found in Savannah (shark tooth island)

    I found this on shark tooth island in Savannah Georgia any idea as to what mammal it could belong to?
  16. Is this part vertebra?

    Found this in central Louisiana along with what I would assume is the end of a rib bone? How can you tell if it was from a land animal or ocean dwellers of the time. Excuse my lack of knowledge in this area I am new to this hobby. The first picture has clearly a hole through it where I’m assuming was where either nerve/blood vessel ran through. Just not sure what part of bone it is or who it belonged to.
  17. Brazil Mystery Fossil -verts?

    Hello all. Any insight on this unidentified fossil, originally from Brazil (old collection). I'm presuming the Santana Formation, given that the matrix looks so similar to some insect specimens I've seen. It appears to be a string of small vertebra --- but beyond that, I have no clue what the heck I might be looking at. Please see images, which includes extreme close-ups. [P.S., this is the 1st of 5 specimens that I'm posting for ID today; I deeply appreciate any insight that you can provide]. With gratitude, Ryan
  18. Hi, Saw this fossil for sale and the seller believes it might be a partial vertebra from a Sauropod. It is from the Kem Kem in Morocco and I am not sure if there are enough diagnostic features to be sure, anyone have an idea as to what it might be?. It is 22cm in length. Thanks.
  19. Identification help

    I found this on the banks of the Trinity River in the DFW area of Texas. I spoke with an archaeologist online who guessed it to be bison or bovine of some kind. He guessed that it was considerably old because he could see mineralization in the photo I showed him. All I can tell is that it is a thoracic vertebra, approximately 3 1/2 in by 4 in in size. I cannot tell if it is fossilized or just a bone nor can I tell if the color is due to age or sediment discoloration. Would love to know what anyone thinks and if they could point me in the direction websites that might have answers. Thanks!
  20. Unknown vertebra from SC

    Hi all, took a trip to Hilton Head island, SC this year. No luck for shark teeth - but I did dredge this guy up. Doesn’t look like a shark vert. It’s around 1/2 inch long. Any ideas? My apologies for the poor pictures.
  21. Whale Vertebra ?

    I believe it is possibly a whale vertebra. It is light for it's size. Found inland Venice, FL in a dirt pile. Image 7414 shows flat surface of fossil. The remaining images are lateral views.
  22. It was initially being sold as plesiosaur when I inquired about it, but seller says it was mislabelled and is pliosaur--which, if accurate, even better! But I am dubious over Pliosaur ID because I don't think I've ever seen any Morocco pliosaur fossils up for sale. But, if anyone can take a look and let me if A) It looks legit and B ) Whether you think Pliosaur or plesiosaur is accurate, that would be great. 80 million years old, from Morocco. 17 inches along the straight edge and 10 inches along the bottom. Thanks for any help!
  23. Marine animal tooth?

    I just joined this group. I found this today in the surf of Holden Beach, NC. Just hoping someone can identify it for me
  24. My boys found this the other day. It does not look like a whale or porpoise vert, I don't think. Before posting a trip report, I was hoping someone could tell me what it is.
  25. Vertebra found on Daupine Island

    Greetings Guys ! This is a vertebra bone that I found on the beach at Daupine Island , Alabama. It appears to be a partial vertebrae, with the transverse process and inferior facet intact. As a Chiropractor, I know vertebra, but not much knowledge on comparative anatomy. Do any of ya'll have any thoughts as to what this belonged to? Thanks for your thoughts. Joe
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