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  1. Bone or coral?

    Is this bone or coral? It is lighter in weight than other similar in size pieces found that were definitely bone.
  2. Unidentified small radiating shape

    Hello all, Im new to this forum and new to fossil collecting. I major in biology and come from collecting numismatics for several years. I’ve found something very unique in paleontology, and that is immense age, which drew me to collecting fossils. The piece below was collected from Jebel Hafeet in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates (quite high up the mountain). I’ve noticed two odd, radiating shapes (just below the mid-area of the rock). It’s about 10-15 mm in diameter. I’m not an expert in fossils but thought it looks too orderly to be classified as inorganic. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Best wishes, Mohammed
  3. Greetings, I recently acquired a big spinosaurus claw from a moroccan seller at a fossils and minerals event in Barcelona, Spain, called Expominer. I was quite happy with the purchase until a friend of mine told me that it could be a fake claw carved from a bone, but he is not sure, I have been checking similar spinosaurus claws on catawiki and they are sold as real dinosaur claws... What do you think? Thank you very much.
  4. Help requested with 2 more.

    Sorry to create three separate posts here, I just thought trying to get it all on one would get jumbled and confusing. I feel confident these last two are bone but have not been able to come up with an idea as to what they could be. The first specimen has indents on both ends but is clearly not hollow. Second specimen appears almost ear shaped. Any input/suggestions would be helpful and appreciated.
  5. ID Help

    Attached photos are a bone I found Tuesday in the Peace River. I am leaning toward antler from research I have done thus far. Please forgive me if the photos are a little blurred. I think they may be sufficient for an ID. Any help with ID would be appreciated.
  6. Dinosaur bone?

    Hello what's would this bone be from? its hollow and from hell creek formation and its under 1.5 inches.
  7. Unknown dinosaur? bone

    Hi paleoguys! Some years ago a friend of mine found on the Isle of Wight-the UK (dinosaur coast/Barremian age) what seems to be a reptile bone. It looks like a transverse process or something like that. We have no idea. We'd be very grateful if you enlight us and solve this mystery. More picture to come...
  8. Unknown Pleistocene bone from Jax

    I found an unidentified fossil on the beach here in Ponte Vedra, just south of Jacksonville. Previously I have found other Ice Age mammal bones and teeth, including a Glyptodont scute, a horse tooth and part of a mammoth tusk as well as fish and reptile material. I’m no anatomist but based on the bilateral symmetry this looks to me like it comes from the spine or tail of something. Actually I’m put in mind of the bony knob on the end of the tail of an Ankylosaur, though I’m obviously not suggesting it is that. Can anyone weigh in? Thanks in advance...u
  9. Fossil Id Help Surface Find Texas

    Went Canoeing with a friend of mine this weekend and came across of the following on a sandbar. Any idea on what we found? Cow/Bison/Horse? Can send more photos if needed. Thanks in advance for your help.
  10. Need Help Identifying a Few Bones

    Hey all, hoping some of you could help me identify a few specimens I found this year while surface collecting on my hikes. The first one looks like maybe a ceratopsian frill segment? I'm just comparing it aesthetically to pieces of triceratops frill I've seen for sale but I could be dead wrong. It needed no cleaning, was completely eroded out of the hill. This next one is a vertebrae of some sort. Caudal maybe? Looks fairly eroded, likely exposed for a long time before I found it and was at the bottom of a hill so it took a tumble at one point. This last one is a partial tooth I found in two pieces, glued it back together. Despite being broken, the serrations are still very visible.
  11. Weird bone

    I found odd shaped bone or shell fragments, i don’t know what it is I just know it’s not a rock it was found at Kelly park in apopka fl
  12. Centrosaurus Bone

    Hi I recently found out what this bone came from from my first post I turns out it’s from a Centrosaurus Aperatus I found out from a Centrosaurus leg bone that looks exactly like this from the Centrosaurus bone bed in Dinosaur Provincial Park Alberta Canada open to any opinions.
  13. Possible bone?

    Hey everyone. Its been a while. Found this on the beach so I have no idea where its from. Looks pourous on the inside but totally rock. Not too heavy though. Found in Puget sound WA
  14. Possible chert?

    My husband is an irrigator in the Midland, TX area. A client of his had this in their backyard and gave it to my husband. It was found on the clients ranch originally near Fort Stockton, TX. We thought it was a bone because, well, just look at it lol. We were able to take it to a gem and mineral show yesterday to have it looked at and the concenous was although very interesting, it was chert. Now all the research I've been doing on chert and I have yet to find anything like this. Reverse fossil maybe?
  15. New Jersey Cretaceous Turtle Bone?

    Hello everyone, I found this bone while on a hunt in the cretaceous creeks of new jersey, very odd bone and definitely feels fossilized. My best guess is turtle but I am very unsure, I appreciate any feedback on this piece if it is Id'able thank you.
  16. Bone ID request to prep

    The seller identified this as a dinosaur bone in matrix. I have two questions (1) Is it a dinosaur bone, (2) Should I prep this fossil to bring out more details or leave it as is?Toe impression 1
  17. Jurassic fossil bone

    I have found this partial bone into the jurassic (Portlandian) mud of Wimereux yesterday,is it possible to say anything else than fossil bone on it?
  18. Is this 100% authentic T-Rex bone

    Hello everybody, I wanted to buy T-Rex bone for a long,long time,and today,I found one on online that has reasonable price for it's size. I just want to know,is there any possible way for me to be 100% sure that it belonged to a real specimen of Tyrannosaurus Rex (not Daspletosaurus or some other dinosaur)? I would like to get opinion from you,but I won't buy it if I won't be 100% sure it's from T-Rex. Guy that sells them has 100% positive feedback on 96 sold items that are fossils. Here are the photos: https://imgur.com/7OiyfXH https://imgur.com/V1Z4rux https://imgur.com/cNSSRUP https://imgur.com/Ai5WPFZ https://imgur.com/1gn6vGP https://imgur.com/bV6y8Qn https://imgur.com/v281d2W https://imgur.com/ZuB9LzY As I said,I know it's hard to be absolute sure that this piece belonged to T-Rex,but I want to be as sure as possible. Kind regards, Petar EDIT:just to be sure,I don't know much about fossilization,since I'm an amateur,except that when animal die it get buried by sediments and it degrades over time (soft tissue,collagen,organs...) and all is left is bones.But are those fossils from dinosaurs actual bones or just an imprint of what just to be a bone? If I'm holding piece that belonged to some dinosaur,am I holding bone or just rock?
  19. Help with Unk Bone

    I found this bone in the Peace River on my last visit before the recent storm. Hoping to get some help with an identification and don't really know if that is even possible. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.
  20. I found this bone in Florida's Peace River in a gravel bed that contained Pleistocene and Holocene land vertebrates. I am unsure about this bone. Is it a small deer, or is it a turkey bone? Or, am I entirely wrong and it's an alligator? Thanks in advance! MikeG
  21. Raptor Bone?

    Hi is this a raptor bone? I found it online the size is 0.9 by 1.8 cm.
  22. North Sulfur River rib bone fragment.

    Hello all! I'm reposting this "bone" fossil because I'm stumped. I know someone on here knows what it is. Please help me :,-(
  23. Recognize this bone structure?

    Does anyone recognize these grooves on the outside of this bone fragment? This was found in upper Jurassic sediments in North of France, mainly marine but terrestrial is possible. I have never seen this structure before on the outside of a bone.
  24. Triceratops Squamosal Section I.D. Help

    Hello! I recently attended a show and picked up this Triceratops Squamosal Section (labeled as such). I don't have much experience when it comes to ceratopsian bones and I was hoping you guys could help either confirm the I.D. or correct it. It was found in the lance Creek Formation, Wyoming by the seller, dated between 69 to 66 Mya. I know determining the exact species is difficult, and I was thinking of using the I.D. of Chasmosaurinae indet. (Thanks @-Andy- for your helpful naming guide on the "Dromaeosaurus Teeth?" thread ). I tried to get appropriate angled pictures to help with I.D.ing but if another view would be helpful that I missed, I'm more than happy to get some more pictures once I get home. Thanks for your help!!
  25. Who’s bone is this?

    I stopped at Lake McConaughy (near Ogalalla, Nebraska) on my way out to Colorado and picked this (along with some nice burrow casts, probably clam) from one of the beaches. I’m not very familiar with the fossils in this part of the state and wondered if anyone could help me with who this chunk of bone may have belonged to. I know it’s a stretch to id this considering how little of the bone is there and the lack of either end, but any help would be appreciated.