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  1. After numerous attempts to locate a certain elusive and geographically remote late Cenomanian bonebed in the Pasquia Hills of Saskatchewan, I was recently successful at finding some of the material and bringing it home. This bonebed was deposited approximately 94 million years ago near the north-eastern margins of the Western Interior Seaway during a period of sediment starvation, resulting in the accumulation and formation of a bioclastic conglomerate made mostly of teeth, bones, and coprolites. Most striking is the abundance of Hesperornithiform bird fossils from the site, namely Pasquiaornis. More information can be found in this study here. Individual bones and teeth are easy to extract from the relatively soft matrix which can usually be broken down either with hand tools, water, or vinegar. The most commonly occuring fossils are shark and fish teeth, including Hybodus, Ptychodus, Carcharias, Squalicorax and Enchodus. Other teeth include those of birds and reptiles, mostly plesiosaurs. Besides the teeth, bone fragments, coprolites, chunks of bentonite, pebbles, fish scales and fish vertebrae are also abundant. My question is whether the bones I have tentatively identified are from Pasquiaornis, and also if anyone has other opinions and conclusive IDs on some of the other miscellaneous fossils I've included. If necessary I can take more photos, and may keep this thread updated with further discoveries as more material is sifted. Photo 1: A sample of the bonebed before prepping. This particular chunk features relatively small fossils, others were made primarily of larger inclusions, Photos 2, 3: Some complete and fragmented long bones, suspected to be from Pasquiaornis, Photo 4: Teeth suspected to originate from Pasquiaornis, along with a suspected claw at the bottom left of the photo, Photo 5: Other miscellaneous fossils from the bonebed, including an assortment of shark, fish, and plesiosaur (?) teeth. Also a sample of some of the bone fragments, vertebrae and coprolites commonly found within the material, Thanks for your attention. Any additional information or questions are greatly appreciated.
  2. http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=114894
  3. https://www.treehugger.com/animals/11-foot-tall-bird-discovered-crimea.html https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02724634.2019.1605521
  4. The finest fossil owl

    https://www.livescience.com/63892-owl-fossil-daytime-hunter.html
  5. https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/101835425/.html
  6. A Creataceous bird from amber

    An ancient hummingbird found in amber http://en.people.cn/n3/2018/0202/c90000-9423292.html
  7. Hi, this is said to be a fossil of Lioxiornis delicatus from Liaoning, China. Any idea if it is a genuine or fake one?
  8. This is a fossil seller"s bird fossil. He says this fossil is from China. But i think this fossil is can be fake. If it is real, i don't think it is a bird fossil. How about you? What do you think about this fossil? Please give me a lot of ideas! thanks
  9. Partial Pleistocene avian rib bone

    This partial avian rib bone was part of a collection I obtained from a friend in Florida. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts as to a potential bird species. The closest image that I could find on the web was that of a Wild Turkey. As a comparison, I included in my photo a rib of a Red-tailed Hawk (center), and an American Crow (right). All comments would be greatly appreciated.
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