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  1. What is this

    Hi. I found this in Dorset UK the pictures dont show as much detail as you can see in person, looks like you can see scales and possibly fins. I can see the bones of the head and neck possibly backbone but not sure what exactly it is
  2. Cretaceous bone NJ

    Hi all, a while ago I found a bone in Monmouth County, NJ. Most of the bone's length is worn, but the end surfaces appear to be in okay shape. Not sure if this is enough to ID, but does anyone have an idea? Thank you!
  3. Hello forum, I hope this is OK to post here. I haven't been on the forum much for the last couple years, since I started graduate studies in archaeology, but I have a mystery I think the FF is uniquely qualified to solve. At the Burke Museum at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA), in the collections is a Yup'ik pouch that is covered with a very small bone (4mm x 1-2mm) used as a form of decoration. The bag originates from SW Alaska. The elements appear to be bones, but maybe shells or teeth. Some extremely knowledgeable individuals have been stumped by this so we're trying a little crowdsourcing. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I've attached one photo of the elements, but there are a bunch here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yJdKozUxGd2uNmar1 Thanks for your help! Dave
  4. I found this today in southeastern Montana at the bottom of a large hillside. I believe it is a dinosaur bone due to its porous nature help on ID would be appreciated.
  5. Bone, Rock, Coral?

    I've been collecting rocks and seashells on the beaches for 17 years in Florida and never came across anything like this. It was covered in lime sediment which I washed off. It is about 5 inches long and is heavy, weighs 13 ounces. It appears to have calcium spots on it. Can anybody identify this???? Thanks!
  6. Nothosaurus vertebra

    From the album Triassic fossils

    A 3 cm long Nothosaurus vertebra from the "Bonebed" in a quarry near Zwingelhausen (Triassic).
  7. Colorado: Tooth or Bone?

    Hey everybody! Thought I'd ask you all what you think this is. It was found 100 feet away from the St Charles River south of Pueblo, Colorado. Found half showing on top of the sand. At first I thought this was a shark tooth, but after looking through hundreds of online pictures of shark teeth, I can't find a single picture that looks identical. This is also very porous and lighter than a bison molar. It's shaped like a shark tooth with the front having two sides that angle up to the middle, and the back being one side. Only half of the top of it has a porous "root" and the other half curves down and has no rooting.
  8. Small ichthyosaurus paddle bone?

    Hey guys! One week ago I was on the Jurassic coast of Lyme Regis looking for fossils. I found many nice ammonites and belemnites(I will soon make a post about my finds ) I was hoping to find some ichthyosaurus material. First I thought this was a small tail vertebra when I saw it in the soft rock. Then I thought it looked rather like a very small ichthyosaurus paddle bone because it does not have the curves of the fossil. I can see a distinction between what I think is the matrix and what I think is the bone. Really not sure about this but it looks a bit too smooth to be just a simple rock. But you never know... What do you guys think? I colored the matrix in red and left the part that I think is the paddle bone. Thanks for your help! Kind regards.
  9. Found on SC beach

    Found this on the beach & not sure what it is. Any ideas please?
  10. Found on beach

  11. jurassic bird fossil bone?

    I put this before on the FB page but like to try here as well. This bone was found in Jurassic sediments in the Boulonnais area in the North of France. The sediments are marine but the sea was not far from the beach and sometimes terrestrial animals (dinosaurs) can be found. I think it will be difficult to say something about this bone. But it looks so fragile, hollow and almost birdlike (radius/ ulna??). Or am I seeing too much.....? Hope you can help me.
  12. Hello all, I've recently acquired what appears to be a dinosaur bone. I've been told it was found by a mineral excavator in an abandoned mine/cave in the Rhodope mountains Bulgaria. It's 30cmX20cmX20cm and weighs around 10kg. I'd be grateful for any possible insight. Many thanks!
  13. Dinosaur bone?

    Hey guys! Mom bought me a lot of fossils for my birthday. Everything else was straightforward but this one puzzled me a bit. It was listed as a triceratops rib head bone. The seller stated it was purchased at an estate sale unprepared. The sale he bought it from said it was found in South Dakota, formation not given. Seller says he prepped it himself after buying and left the bottom unprepared. Measures 12 in by 6 in. @Troodon said it doesn’t look like a rib. So if not a rib, what is it? And is it even from a dinosaur?
  14. Bone?

    I found this just outside denver colorado in an area full of petrified wood. Also found some coprolite there. The lighter areas on the surface are smooth as if worn and the darker areas are not quite as smooth. The chipped/broken areas show the inside to be fairly uniform in color. Any ideas what it is. Forgive my complete ignorance as I love rocks and fossils but have never really educated myself properly.
  15. Triceratops shield piece?

    I have this little chunk of trike bone here. I got it a while back and it was labeled as nothing more than a trike bone. I took some time and I noticed something strange. When I look at the bone from one side I see two halves, each with a different bone density. One of my pictures shows this. My suspicion is that the denser side of this bone is the external side of a triceratops head shield piece. The side that is more porous is the internal side of the shield. Are my suspicions correct?
  16. I was just prepping out a very small piece of bone I found down on the Isle of Wight a few months ago. It ended up looking very different from what I expected, so was hoping someone may be able to suggest what it could belong to. From my very limited experience it looks almost bird like, so was wondering if it could be pterosaur, which is found in this location. Early Cretaceous. Chilton chine. Isle of Wight. ..... the bone is hollow with relatively thin walls. Just over 1cm long. I’ve tried to get clear photos but they didn’t turn out too well so I’ve had to compensate by posting too many instead.
  17. Hadrosaurus?

    Found this at big brook in middletown NJ.
  18. Dinosaur bone specimen

    Hello its a Dinosaur bone specimen its thought to be a Suspected cranial bone fragments and its from Gansu and age its jurassic period ?
  19. Kem Kem bone ID

    I've been trying to work out what this bone is - can anyone offer any suggestions please? Nearest match I could find would be a pectoral or pelvic girdle of a turtle, but my bone guesses tend to be wrong.
  20. Jaw bone with teeth

    Found this on the beach today. I know some folks have found horse teeth so maybe this part of a horse jaw?
  21. Bone joint?

    Found this while hunting shark teeth today. It seems like a joint of some sort but the question is, of what?
  22. Hello, This bone was given to me about four years ago. At the time my friend told me it was a raptor bone, probably cretaceous, probably from Morocco but not sure. I'll be honest and say that for some time I've had an idea that this was recent bone material but out of respect for my friend I've kept this on my display shelf......but with a question mark. Cleaning my shelf yesterday and the bone fell and broke. Always looking at the bright side I decided to get some pics of the inside. The bone does appear to be fully mineralized as there is very little if any bone/cell structure visible. Lots of sand visible inside. One interesting note is there seems to be a possible vein visible that clearly connects to another open vessel on the other side. Now the big question...is it really fossilized raptor bone? Thank you for any and all help.
  23. This fossil comes from the Phosphate Mines of Kourigba, Morocco. The fossil is 10cm and the matrix is 14 x 11cm overall. Is it possible to identify this fossil?.
  24. nj cretaceous bone id

    I don't know if anybody can shed any info on just this small piece of bone.....like reptile,mammal ect....................thanks
  25. Interesting bones

    A couple of interesting bones from my dads collection, any clues what these are? Both found Myrtle Beach South Carolina