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Found 1,501 results

  1. Suffolk England River Bed

    Hi I am new to this. I found this in a river bed in Suffolk East of England. Anyone know what it is? It’s about 10cm long
  2. Possibly some type of bone?

    So sorry for all the spam, I just have so many items I’d like to get identified. Found this at a site along the Southern California coastline, along with many other specimens (some already published looking for ID). Can’t tell if it’s bone or some type of petrified palmwood (this site is littered with chippings of palmwood).
  3. Some type of bone?

    Found this piece at China Lake, CA on private property in a large deposit. Only removed this one piece for identification, can anyone help ID this specimen? Can provide more images if possible.
  4. Bone with marks on it!

    Hey, this is another bone I’ve got that I’m wondering what the marks are I know they’re probably not bite marks but I can’t help asking and I couldn’t bare if I discarded a bone that had bite marks on it! It is a little over 4 inches long! TIA
  5. Hi all, As a newbie in the field, I have a question: What sort of 'vascular' structures/martix can you expect in fossilized bonelike structures? I've attached some pictures of something I ran into: its still unclear if this is bone or not, but in general the question seems interesting. Location: Doesburg, The netherlands, rock deposition: early pleistocene most probably. the black lines are not elevated or depressed, are not jagged, and seem to be branching Did some searching online, fund this article on pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1685849/, but how feasible is this in general? Or is most of 'vascular structure' caused by plant infiltrated root structure? thank you, Regards Joep
  6. Bone with marks

    Hey, I was looking at this bone I found in Summerville, SC and I’m curious to know what the marks are, I know they’re probably not anything but I figured I’d ask so that I could just stop wondering! TIA!
  7. Unknown Bone

    Found this in the Tar river in eastern NC along with some whale material and a few teeth. Never found one quite like this before. It’s about a foot long and pretty dense. Definitely fossilized but unsure from which period. Any ideas on what it is, or what period it may be from?
  8. Is this a bone?

    Is this a bone, and if so what kind of bone is it and maybe what kind if animal could it have came from? For context it was given to my grandfather by his brother in Arkansas a long time ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  9. Sorry for the loooong post. I am a science and natural history illustrator, and I work part time at a fossil shop. We have various, easily identifiable specimens that come through our shop every day. But I've recently stumbled across a specimen from the depths of our collection that has puzzled me. Unfortunately, I do not know its origins so identifying it as belonging to a particular species is probably all but impossible (?). I've taken as many detailed photographs of it from every angle as I can, in hopes that a more knowledgeable mind might be able/willing to shed some light on it. Firstly, I'd like to just confirm that it is indeed fossilized bone & not a rock. Secondly, I would love some insights as to some of the particular features. There are some exposed, whitish areas inside the specimen. I'm wondering, assuming this is a bone, if this might be fossilized marrow? When dampened with a sponge, the white areas reveal red and blue micro markings. The largest of the exposed white areas has a distinct gash alongside it (which I've circled in red). I'm wondering if anyone thinks that this might be a tooth mark of some sort? There are also some distinct red markings on the exterior surfaces. I've seen examples where fossilized protein such as blood or soft tissue can manifest themselves as reddish marks. I'm not sure if that is what is being exhibited here (?). Lastly, and as I mentioned - this is probably a longshot, is there anything discernible or recognizable about the specimen to anyone? Obviously, knowing its geographical origins & knowing more about the rock in from which it was excavated would go along way. Unfortunately, I simply don't have this information. I appreciate anything that anyone might be willing to offer. Thank you in advance!
  10. Bone?

    Hello! Is it part of bone? Scale - mm. Neogene, Miocene. Western Ukraine.
  11. I just found these fossils this week. Can someone help me to identify? The fossil with the quartz band looks spongy and almost like it has bone marrow. The second one almost looks like fossilized skin? Perhaps a headless fish? Found on the ground in dry riverbed after rain this week. Thank you! Ellen
  12. Large heavy limb bone Need ID help

    I just love the color on this one, like a work of art to me. Like the last bone I posted, I don’t really expect to get an exact ID but was hoping to learn which bone this was. It is more than likely mastodon or mammoth. Titanotheres were quite a bit further west from the area I hunt. This bone has not been cleaned or preserved in any way , this is how it looked when I came out of the ground. If nothing else it will make a great display piece!
  13. Is this Bone?

    Hi everyone, This is more of a general question for my own knowledge. I've been trying to determine better how to differentiate between fossil and rock. I know it can be hard at times. I read various posts here to learn how, and I wanted to try my hand at it. I believe these are all fossilized bone found in a Florida river. I know it's almost impossible to identify exactly what they are, but I'd only like to know if they are actually bone. Would anyone be able to tell? Each piece is around 1 inch long.
  14. Chunk of bone from a very large mammal.

    Found in north central Nebraska. Miocene. Probably not enough there to get an exact ID but I thought I’d give it a shot.
  15. Location is in Missouri The area is dated to the Pennsylvanian most likely Raytown, Wyandotte Limestone Formation I usually collect a few limestone concretions from a rock pile I go to and a few pieces of what appears to be bone popped out! Unfortunately when it did crack some of the pieces went flying and were unrecoverable While I do not know if it can be identified, I can hope it can somewhat be recognized. In the area I have found fossilized Cartilage through my Concretion cracking adventures and have found teeth from specimen of Eugeneodontida in the area. I also have come across the usual Brachiopods, Crinoid stems, Bryozoans, Rugose corals and petrified wood in the area. I believe this is some sort of fish bone, as to what it was? I have no clue. Below is the left side of the concretion
  16. A pair of skull pieces? Kem kem

    First says, cranial bone with a clear forage (if that means anything?) Seller says probably theropod. 9.45 inch Second, says quadrate skull piece, probable theropod- likely spinosaur. 4.57 inch. Both Kem Kem. Not associated by the way. Anyone able to take a look?
  17. Location is in Missouri The area is dated to the Pennsylvanian most likely Raytown, Wyandotte Limestone Formation At this pile I hunt at there are many concretions, but none exude the blue coloring as they are mostly black and much smaller. I am not 100% sure these are fossils but these are the only weirdly hued fossils I have found there. I have found a few teeth from Eugeneodontida, Horn corals, Crinoids, Brachiopods, Nautiloids and petrified wood from the area. I do not have any measuring tools that are not wood when I took these pictures. I apologize and hope this could be a decent size reference.
  18. NSR Unknown 7-19-2020

    Hi Everyone, As I am going through my bat with poison ivy I am taking the time to go through some findings. I have to pieces I have no idea about. Both found NSR. Any help is appreciated.
  19. Vertebrae from Kem Kem

    ... as mentioned in my other post, from the Kem Kem is this vertebrae. And before I start cleaning it up it would be great to get some comments from the vert experts here - maybe crocodile?
  20. Unknown joint end of bone Fossil ID

    Hello, I found this joint end of a bone in a spoil pile. It has nice brown color and it is NOT dense. Underside shows fibrous area. I have found Equus and whale bone, and deer antler in this area as well as Meg teeth. I read Hulbert's book and my speculation was a ankle bone of some type or phalange. I can see where it might be from a piece of humerus. fossil is 3 cm high and 4 cm wide. Assistance appreciated. - Michael
  21. Odd fossil I found In Missouri

    Location is in Missouri The area is dated to the Pennsylvanian most likely Raytown, Wyandotte Limestone Found in limestone that was blasted out by construction workers I have also found prehistoric fish teeth in the area (Mostly apart of Holocephali) along with Brachiopods, Crinoids, Nautiloids, horn corals, and unidentified cartilage from a limestone concretion. I darkened the left image and lightened the right image to try and make it more visible or at least the darker details more visible I did not bring measuring tools, here is the closet replacement for it that I could find.
  22. Fossil bone, or just a rock?

    Hey all! Found this mystery object outside of Scenic, South Dakota, USA, near Badlands National Park. The texture and shape made me suspicious of bone, but it could also just be an oddly shaped rock. Haven't done enough fossil hunting in the area to feel confident either way. Thanks for any insights!
  23. Late Pennsylvanian long bone

    Not sure if this bone is identifiable whatsoever. It is from the LaSalle Limestone (Late Pennsylvanian) in Illinois. There is not much original bone remaining but there is a decent impression of (at least part of) what is missing. The lack of non-cartilaginous fish from this unit makes me suspect tetrapod (which have been reported), but I'm not sure if this bone can be identified anatomically. Any thoughts are appreciated.
  24. Can't tell is rock formation or rock

    Hello, I found this rock in a creek in the mountains of Tennessee and I kinda think its a fossil of a bone or tooth (?) But I'm not sure, could use help identifying,thanks.
  25. Possible Bone Found

    Hey there, This is my first post so please excuse any newbie blunders. I found this bone or other long thing lying on the beach at Tankerton, Kent, UK part of the London Clay formation this week, 14th July 2020. The London Clay formation is said to be early/lower eocene. To me, a layman to palaeontology and Osteology, it seems like a leg bone, perhaps tibia because of it triangular shape at one end?!?! I was told by a young gentleman on the beach that Mammouth have been found there as well in the past. That is about as far as my knowledge goes. I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks
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