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  1. This looks authentic to me but I wanted to be sure. The fossils in the background of these photos kind of raised some red flags for me, especially the air holes in the trilobite mortality plate on the left. Ichthyosaur bones on a fossil plate, origin is listed as Posidonia Shale Formation, Holzmaden, Germany. Thanks friends!
  2. Hey everyone. I thought I'd share some of the things I found on my last fossil hunt. So.. Many.. Fossils! One might even say that there were a plethora of fossils. If I could, I would've taken them all with me, but sadly my backpack can only carry so many rocks. I was literally examining each rock I had, trying to decide which to carry back and which to leave behind and how many I could fit in my pants pockets before they started to fall down. Eventually I decided to just stop looking for fossils and hike back to the jeep. This lasted all of 3 seconds before I found another a beautiful by
  3. We Finally Know How This Ancient Reptile Lived With Such an Absurdly Long Neck By Mike McRae, Field Museum press release link Aquatic Habits and Niche Partitioning in the Extraordinarily Long-Necked TriassicReptile Tanystropheus Spiekman et al., Aquatic Habits and Niche Partitioning  in the Extraordinarily Long-Necked Triassic Reptile, Tanystropheus, Current Biology (2020) PDF Yours, Paul H.
  4. AstroRaptor56

    What kind of cephalopod is this?

    So I found both of these specimens a while back and just assumed it was some sort of cephalopod, but I’m not sure what kind. They were both found in the same area in west Michigan. Any information on these would be really helpful, thank you!
  5. AstroRaptor56

    Any information on conulariids?

    Hello everyone! I’m looking for any information on conulariids while showing the one I found! I found this specimen in west Michigan while fossil hunting recently. I used my microscope to get very zoomed in details of the ridges as this conulariid is very well preserved. The two very close up pictures are a 1000X while the last picture that isn’t as zoomed in is 50X, both are the same spot of the specimen. I know that these are thought to be some type of jellyfish/coral but that’s all I know of these fossils. Any more information would be really awesome, and I hope that you enjoy this find!
  6. My daughter and I have been hunting on our gravel path in lockdown, and have found one with almost hair like filaments running the length of it. Any chance if an ID?
  7. AstroRaptor56

    Maybe a coral or something else?

    I picked these up on my last fossil hunt. They were found in west Michigan too. I’ve never found something like those before and thought they might be some kind of coral but I don’t what from. I can’t find anything that looks like it either so any help would be great!
  8. I found this in a gravelly area where I usually find a lot of crinoids and shells and coral. I also find many goniatites in this area as well. It’s in West Michigan near Holland. I’ve never seen anything like it before though and I’m having trouble figuring out what it’s even from.
  9. Sid

    Ball Joint Hip?

    Hey everyone, A friend of mine won an estate auction where he received a lot of antiques for resale. Knowing I had an interest in fossils, he let me have this. According to him, the estate was located in Florida. This is by far not my area of expertise but I’d love any insight so that I may conduct further research! Any help is appreciated! Thanks, Sid
  10. anastasis008

    Was this rock underwater ?

    In our cottage in an island there are these big rocks that were dug up from the ground when we first built our house but there is one rock in particular that looks like it may have been underwater at some point and I sure am interested in the possibility of maybe finding some fossils, what's your opinion ?does it look like it may have been underwater? And could this area have fossils? Thanks
  11. anastasis008

    search for shark teeth

    Hello, so next week i will be o vacation on an island in Greece and i was wondering if its possible to find shark teeth there and how to, i dont know a lot about searching for fossils and if sharks lived there to create them in the first place but i am willing to try so if you could suggest places that fossils could possibly be found like specific places in beaches, mountains or anything you have in mind i would be really thankful. Thanks
  12. So I was rooting again around in the garage and found a couple plates I had bought a few years back and never tracked down an ID for. Tentative provenance was Paleocene from Montana. I found this article recently and was wondering if it could be one of the genera/sp described or one of the other genera mentioned in the discussion section. Trapa, Trapago, Fortuna, Quereuxia. STOCKEY, R. A., AND G. W. ROTHWELL. 1997. The aquatic angiosperm Trapago angulata from the Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) St. Mary River Formation of southern Alberta. Int. J. Pl. Sci. 158: 83-94.
  13. wendyeeeo

    Silicate veins in coral?

    I found these in Lubbock, TX in an area having lots of ammonite fossils. These feel more like a skeleton of silica or something. And they have a blueish tint. Any ideas?
  14. Pamar

    Large Mammal bone fragment?

    Good day all, I’m fairly new to the hobby but have spent many hours coming Cape Town beaches(South Africa) in search of fossils. I Know both aquatic and land mammal fossils wash up on the beach and would like help identifying my latest find if it is even a fossil at all.It appears to be a bone fragment of some sort.i will continue to add more photos. Thanks P.
  15. SEWis-Fossils

    Ammonite ID needed

    A friend of mine gave this to me along with some other random geological specimens. It was from a collection he inherited, and he doesn't know where it came from. Just trying to get an idea of what this ammonite is called and and maybe what period it's from.
  16. DocLiv

    Help with ID please

    I found this while out on a hike near my home in western Wyoming. This spot has fossils all over the place! Lots of rugose coral so maybe this is from the same epoch. This one was unique so I took some pics. I left it there and didn't have a ruler so I used a 12oz can for scale. It's very interesting and there is something segmented protruding out as well as some small circular objects as well. Thanks.
  17. Hello, I am seeking help identifying the fossil(s) in this rock. I am new to fossil collecting myself and found this on a chesapeake bay beach well known for miocene fossils in maryland. I spoke to someone that is familiar with the area and they said that it looks like it could be a Devonian fossil that got trapped in asphalt and that it is possible that it has been displaced from its original location. I am not sure if it is an imprint or a fossilized animal and I do not know how or if I should try to remove some of the surrounding rock for identification. The pattern on the side as well as t
  18. Slyexplorer

    Found in Northern South Dakota

    I apologize in advance for not taking more photos of this. My father in law found this by Shadehill Reservoir in Northern South Dakota. He would really like to know what it is. It is over a foot long and close to a foot wide at its widest point. It is close to 6 inches in height. I am not where it is now so these are approximate. Thanks in advance for any help.
  19. Thought to be a fake, but tests confirm it’s the real deal: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/halszkaraptor-dinosaur-fossil-1.4052005
  20. Hey all I'm clueless on this one. The vertical ridges and complete roundness of this piece aren't like anything I've found previously. I found this in a creek bed that runs through Oaks, Oklahoma among mostly brachiopods and bryozoans. Beyond the fact it's most likely aquatic my best guess is it's the tip of a piece of coral, but that really is a guess. Thanks in advance for the help!
  21. doushantuo

    revisonary tactics

    edit: mind you,this one is fairly recent streetcaldhoffmannii_squammosrevisi!us.pdf
  22. Prehistoria

    Strange, Unidentified Aquatic Critter

    This specimen was donated to my natural history centre out of a defunct museum's collection. Unfortunately it did not come with any associated data and was just wedged into a box full of trilobites. I posted it up on reddit's fossil identification section with no conclusive results so I was hoping you guys could help! Thanks!
  23. I found this vertebrae on the coast in Yorktown, VA. It is 1 1/2 inches long and 1 inch thick. It has two distinct ridges running across the top, and flat surfaces on each end. I collected many other specimens whale bone nearby so I presume that this is a vertebrae from one of those whales. Can anyone help me to identify a specific species of whale or porpoise that this belongs to?
  24. Paleo-shark_hunter

    Prehistoric Planet: A Land Reborn

    Inside the sub, the group stares in amazement as they watch the Trilobites and sea scorpions crawl along the sea floor. The sea scorpions appear to be hunting some of the trilobites. They notice a large ship that has come to its final resting place, and engraved on the side "Genesis” A Helicoprion shark slowly swims by the ship. "Hey, isn't that the ship that disappeared in 1999?" asked Jonathan. "Yes, remember Dennis told you where everything disappeared to when they went into the Bermuda Triangle; they were taken back in time" replied Stephen. "I do remember that now, that is wher
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