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Found 62 results

  1. Amphibian (Scapherpeton) jaw section?

    Hi everyone, I haven't posted an ID in a while as I'm at college and don't have ready access to my fossils to take pics. However tonight, through sheer coincidence, I noticed a recognizable fossil online after looking at the new discovery of an albanerpetonid amphibian preserved in amber. After checking if these amphibians had been found in the Hell Creek I see an image come up of a jaw identified as belonging to scapherpeton (a true salamander) and recognized some features similar to a specimen of my own which I had never posted. I found this small jaw section in the Hell Creek fm. of North Dakota and while I don't remember a specific measurement I am confident that is was about 1 cm in length give or take a few mm. Here's the pic of the jaw I saw online, posted by the national museum of natural history on their google arts and culture page. Here's my small jaw:
  2. Alligator head

  3. Does anyone know what amphibian this is? I acquired it as a Letoverpeton moravicum from the Bacov Formation of Moravia, Czech Republic As I understand, Letoverpeton was synonymized with Discosauricus. However, this doesn't look like the typical Discosauricus to me. I am not familiar with amphibians from the Czech Republic, so I would appreciate any help in identifying them, thank you
  4. Permian bone ID?

    This little bone is around 2 cm long and I’d like to know if this specimen shows any indication towards a species. It was found in a set of micro matrix from the Wellington formation, Oklahoma
  5. Permian Claw ID

    This claw was found in some micro-matrix I recently ordered, and I need help with a possible ID, I was thinking possibly Varanops or Edaphosaurus. It is advertised to be from the Ryan formation, now called the Wellington formation. The claw is just shy of one centimeter long
  6. I was wondering if there are any permian to cretaceous reptile/amphibian fossils that even an newbie like me can acquire without having to dig or pay a huge price for,I looked for permian and triassic stuff and it is really hard to find such things Are barasaurus legal to buy?
  7. Primitive Amphibian from China?

    This fossil is from Ganzhou, China (late Cretaceous). It measures 75cm in length. Does it look like a primitive amphibian similar to Seymouria? Some say it's a reptile or even primitive mammal, but it does not look like both to me. Any idea?
  8. I'm not to sure if is the right part of the forum to be asking this but is anyone or would anyone know any experts/specialists that have a focus in Triassic Reptile/Amphibian Remains? Can even be a recomendation of an email address for a specific paleontologist I would be able to contact in regard to discussing a specimen directly and privately.
  9. Hi Everyone, I recently broke open a rock on my property and found this interesting fossil. I have tried to identify it but can’t find anything that looks similar. I know it's a long shot for an ID, but more knowledgeable thoughts on what it could be would be very much appreciated. It was found in Missouri, Jackson County, north of highway 350, south of highway I-70, east of 435, and west of 470. The rock was dug out when digging a basement and subsequently cracked apart and the fossil was within. Basement location is atop glaciated ridge. I am guessing (serious amateur here) that the rock would be somewhere in the Late Pennsylvanian Stage? The red circle in this map below is the approximate location it was found. (http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Publications/Bulletins/83/07_up.html) Here are the pictures… Thanks in advance for any info!
  10. Branchiosaur - Is the ID Correct?

    Hi all, Been eyeing up this item online. Advertised as species Apateon pedestris. I thought it would be best to ask for some opinions before dropping money. I think it looks pretty nice, and at a good price. I like that it doesn't have the preservative applied to mimic skin impressions (like the majority do) but I wonder if the ID is accurate (or if it's even legit.) I'd love to add more amphibian material to the collection and I think this might be a good choice. Thoughts?
  11. There was a piece of land sticking out between valleys of about 2000+ sq meters. I found there many various fossils. On that ridge sticking out, there was a rocky bed floor split in 2 or more & were cracked as an earthquake would do. Between them, I found this piece along with another, I posted earlier not far inside the crack. the 2 pieces I posted were not close to each other but rather in another crack near. this piece was deeper in the crack and it was broken as it fell back on my first try to pull it. The matrix below is woody and lightweight and can be broken. It is the same type of the previous post. On top, the frog-like trace is different than the rest is rock and very petrified. where the frog-like trace is, there is a thin layer that covered the whole part.
  12. A new discovery of a 375 million year old Tetrapod called Parmastega aelidae with some very unique features from the Komi Republic. http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/devonian-tetrapod-parmastega-aelidae-07730.html Thought some of you might find this interesting.
  13. Greetings fellow fossil lovers! Below is an assortment of fossils from the Waurika clay from the Lower Permian that I'm having trouble placing an id on. Scale bar is in millimeters. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks All! Jacob
  14. Fossilized Egg?

    I found this sometime in the 1970’s State: New York, County: Suffolk, Township: Brookhaven, Hamlet: Rocky Point on Broadway Beach on the shore of Long Island Sound. The fossil weighs about one ounce. The hole was there when found, through it there is hollow space, but I can also see that there is some structure or substance inside.
  15. Discosauriscus austriacus

    Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Order: Seymouriamorpha Family: Discosauriscidae Genus: discosauriscus Species: discosauriscus austriacus
  16. I just added this wonderful specimen to my collection. The species is discosauriscus. Little is known about the species other than the fact that they were predators based off of teeth. They may of had electrospective organs. On this slab running through the head of the specimen is a thick calcite seam from where the rock was faulted and shifted. This was found in the Czech Rebublic in the Limnic Deposits. This is the first fossil I've purchased all the others in my collection I have found.
  17. Hi folks, we bought a sample of microfossils originated from Waurika, Oklahoma. It was really fun to search through the little pile and try to ID the pieces. The result was a short video We decided to share it hoping for comments and more interesting info from the knowledgeable audience of this forum. What's really cool about microfossils is the amount of details and often stunning preservation of tiny pieces. Does anybody know a microfossil locality in Central California?
  18. Trimerorhachis skull?

    I found this in west Texas, in the Red Bed area. I was wondering if it could be an amphibian skull fossil of some kind. Maybe a trimerorhachis? I'm still learning about the extinct amphibians and reptiles in my state. Any suggestions are welcome!
  19. Carboniferous amphibian jaw?

    I found this in the Pennine Middle Coal Measures formation (upper Carboniferous) of West Yorkshire, UK, a while ago. At the same site, shark teeth were common, as well as Rhizodonts and other fish fossils. At first, I thought it was a fish jaw, but now I am unsure if it is indeed a fish jaw or an amphibian jaw. Does anyone know what this is? Thanks, Daniel
  20. Temnospondyl help

    Here's a hard one: This is a very nice temnospondyl skeleton (you can see the sclerotic rings!). It measures about 11cm long from snout to what is preserved of the tail. My question is: Can anyone tell me the genus/species and provenance of the fossil? I was told by the previous owner that it was possibly Platyrhinops from the Lower Triassic of Germany, but I have no idea. It looks like maybe a very well preserved Permian age Discosauriscus from the Czech Republic or some sort of temnospondyly from the Pfalz of Germany. I am happy to share more photos. Thanks for the help :-)
  21. Salamander Vertebra

    From the album Lance fm. Microsite Finds

    cf. Scapherpeton tectum Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian~ 66 mya) Lance formation
  22. Salamander Mouth Plate

    From the album Lance fm. Microsite Finds

    cf. Scapherpeton tectum Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian~ 66 mya) Lance formation
  23. Hello everyone. I am an incredibly novice fossil hunter from Pennsylvania. From where I live, it is heavy Carboniferous territory. One of the items on my bucket list is to eventually find something from a temnospondyl, even if it is nothing more than a trackway or even better - a bone fragment! Would anyone be willing to share with me advice on what to look for / or what has helped them in finding anything from a Temnospondyl or Lepospondyl? Do they appear more in certain rocks than others? I live in the Pittsburgh area, near where Fedexia was discovered ten years ago. I'm hoping to eventually find something related to Fedexia or another temnospondyli. From what I'm realizing, these little guys are hard to come by. Any advice? Thanks everyone!
  24. Lance fm Vertebra

    Hi all, wondering if you could help me on this vertebra's identity, I found it in Wyoming's lance formation this past summer. I think it might be amphibian but I'm not sure. It's about a quarter of an inch long.
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