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Found 23 results

  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. Fossil hunting in my gravel pathway

    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?
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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. Can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/240563741_The_Aquatic_Angiosperm_Trapago_angulata_from_the_Upper_Cretaceous_Maastrichtian_St_Mary_River_Formation_of_Southern_Alberta I also was looking at the USGS pub 375 https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/0375/report.pdf My plates have a number of leaflets and fragments with very little venation visible and in a pale gray and a light pink color in a very fine matrix.....Many of the leaflets have small teeth... Plates: Crenulations Leaflets and partial venation Anyone have any expertise in these? Looks like the authors were indicating more study is needed in this area of aquatic plants--that was 20 years ago. Any help is appreciated. Thanks! Regards, Chris
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 the central point are of interest to me. Thank you! It is 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 centimeters
  15. 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.
  16. Thought to be a fake, but tests confirm it’s the real deal: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/halszkaraptor-dinosaur-fossil-1.4052005
  17. 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!
  18. revisonary tactics

    edit: mind you,this one is fairly recent streetcaldhoffmannii_squammosrevisi!us.pdf
  19. 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!
  20. 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?
  21. Something From The Edwards Formation

    Hi guys... Newbie here, but I've done some homework. My back yard, which is located in Northwestern Williamson County, about an hour NW of Austin, Texas is littered with fossils, no digging necessary. I believe this puts me in the lower Cretaceous sediments of the Edwards Formation. I have a bunch of things I'd like to run by y'all. I'll start with this type, which are everywhere. I'm guessing these are oysters, perhaps Trigonia? This is the nicest one I've found so far: And the reverse side: Thanks; TC
  22. 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 where he got the idea" said Jonathan with a smile A school of ammonites swim past the window, darting in and out of view. A few moments later, they watch as the pod of Shastasaurus and multiple Elasmosaurus glide past the sub, and begin to hunt one of the dense schools of fish and Ammonites that are in the area. "Absolutely incredible" exclaims Stephen, awestruck. The large schools of fish and marine reptiles suddenly flee the area; the ocean is still, only the occasional move from a trilobite covering itself with sand on the ocean floor. Jonathan looks towards the surface as a large shadow shields the dappled sunlight from above. His eyes grow wide with terror, “Don’t move” he whispers, never taking his eyes off the large object. Looming above them swims one of the most dangerous predators to ever stalk the earth. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Chapter 12- The Mosasaur circles the sub, its large brown eye peering in through the port hole, right at Jonathan. It continues to circle the sub until another Mosasaur bumps into it, knocking it off the electro-magnetic track. The small sub to slows to a halt as they watch the scene unfold; the Mosasaurs turn their attention to one of the smaller Shastasaurus, it is injured, causing it to swim slower than the others. The large marine reptiles slowly begin circling their floundering soon to be prey, sizing up their next meal. The first mosasaur charges, but the Ichthyosaur is quick. In a flash the large ichthyosaur has the marine reptile within its jaws, a cloud of blood flows from the flesh wound along the Mosasaurs’ flipper. The Mosasaur whips back and forth and quickly frees itself and then flees into the curtain of dappled sunlight. Suddenly, the second Mosasaur charges hyper-extending is jaws like a snake, and then slams into the ichthyosaur, landing a fatal bite right along the giant’s neck. The large reptile arches its back in pain as a cloud of crimson blood disperses into the water. The Mosasaur quickly lands another bite along its stomach, darkening the water as blood and innards spill into the water. The large assassin continues to circle its dying prey, waiting for it to slowly bleed to death. The electrical impulses generated by the struggling Shastasaurus attract much larger predators. A large mass from above darkens their sub. Jonathan, Lex, Stephen and Tim look up in amazement, and fear. The Megalodon swims slowly and gracefully towards the Mosasaur, challenging it for its kill. The Mosasaur snaps its jaws in fury, accepting the challenge. The two leviathans circle each other for a moment, each sizing up their opponent. The Mosasaur suddenly charges, it unhinges its jaws and slams into the sharks seven foot gill slits, pinning the shark to the sea floor. The wounded shark struggles, whipping its body back and forth, stirring up a cloud of sand and blood. The shark continues to thrash around, causing the large marine reptile to release its death grip. The Megalodon quickly retreats to the depths as the victorious Mosasaur returns back to finish its meal— —The Mosasaur suddenly is rocketed clear out of the water by an unseen force. As the marine reptile rises out of the water, the Megalodon begins whipping its head back and forth, its seven inch serrated teeth sawing into the Mosasaurs’ stomach, tearing a 500 pound chunk of flesh and innards from the floundering marine reptile. As if in slow motion, the two leviathans crash into the water with a mighty splash. The Mosasaurs’ lifeless body sinks down into the darkness of the abyss, followed by a trail of dark, crimson blood. The Megalodon circles the abyss for a moment, then grabs the dead ichthyosaur in its jaws, and disappears into the depths.
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