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  1. Call for help to ID, a piece of Dino Bone with special marks on the bone surface. It's roughly 15 cm long, and was dug out from Southern China, near Myanmar. It's with very little surrounding rocks. Gut feeling it's part of woodstone or tree fossil, then figured out there is layer of bone shell, and the marks on the surface seems very distinctive for bone fossils, maybe from dinosaur skin. Look forward to your comments, a new memeber of the forum, thanks.
  2. Fossils? Or funny looking rocks?

    My family and I camp in northern Arizona, on the Mogollon Rim many times, and I have found many fossilized shells there. This trip I found these two interesting pieces, and I want to know whether they are just funny looking rocks or something more. Also, I'm still figuring out how to post pictures, and it seems like you can only post about two pictures per post? Sorry if I'm missing something. Thanks in advance!
  3. Mosasaur vs

    How can you tell the difference from mosasaur and Plesiosaur from NSR?
  4. Wood? Bone? Stone? Nothing? (Wyoming)

    Hi! Thank you in advance for your responses. Whether this is anything or not, I'm thoroughly enjoying the learning process! Location Wyoming, near Cody (northeast). I found this while (unsuccessfully) searching for Geodes. This is from a large pile of transplanted rocks/earth which originated in the nearby hills. This particular pile is likely to have been originally 6-12 feet below the surface (I will be visiting that spot in a few days. I can upload a photo then for better context). WSGS data says the area is on the border of a Mesozoic and Cenozoic rock distribution. Interest I'm not sure what to make of this. It doesn't match the surrounding rock. I'm interested in the parallel "grains" throughout the piece, but confused by prominent grain-warping at a point near the outer edge. I really like the shell-like pattern of the coloration, but am curious about the inconsistent thickness at the rounded end. This is smooth to the touch (and sticky on the tongue...I licked it because the internet told me to...). This looks so much like a wood grain, but I see no rings in the grains, only coloration (though I understand not all woods exhibit rings?) I also have not found any images of petrified wood with a rounded end like this, so maybe weathering? Feels very solid (agatized?...that's a thing right?) Photos Link: Imgur Link to all photos
  5. Help with id on this 15 cm bone

    Hello, i post here again to see if someone could help me identifying this bone I found at the beach called Les Roches noires in France. It's a 4 km long beach with a sliding coastline with sedimentary deposits. The bone is heavy and past the "burn-test", in this area I think its Jurassic-Cretaceous layers but I'm not sure, anyway this bone obviously seems more recent than that. I found it jamed in between two rocks near the clay deposits. Thanks in advance,
  6. Sorry, had to make another topic due to pic size... Number 3 - I haven't seen this one before..
  7. Bone, bone and more bone...maybe?

    Hey all. I found these Friday at NSR. I found quite a few interesting. It was a good day. I have figured most of the others out except for these and a few others. These for now. I do want to give a shout out to a young lady who asked if everything was alright due to having a flat this morning when leaving NSR. That was nice of you and I could of been more cordial. Thank you. Ok, on to the bones... Number 1
  8. Mystery Bone

    Hi - This was found today on a ranch - 6 ft underground - while excavating a space for a small lake. It was found by my sons' step-father so I don't have a lot of detail. Anybody have an educated opinion? Central Texas. Just south of Lampasas.
  9. Anyone know what this bone might be?

    This bone was recovered from the banks of a creek full of Cretaceous fossils in Montgomery, AL. All images are different views of the same object. Any ideas?
  10. Interesting Aguja Formation bone

    I should preface this by saying interesting to me. I am also testing out my scientific language. I’ve been studying lol It is from the Aguja Formation and it looks most like the distal? end of a Theropod toe bone. I think phalanx is the right choice of word to describe what this. This must have come from a fairly large animal. It is 2” long but not complete. It is basically split in half and is 1.25” at its widest. I have a few complete small theropod phalanx bones and this does look similar but much bigger. I question myself though because I would expect this to appear to have been more hollow maybe. I don’t think there is enough for an actual ID but one worth posting here for sure. It’s actually a pretty cool bone and was a bargain too. Pic 2 is the interior as seen from the same angle as the exterior in pic 1 Pic 3 - proximal? end viewed straight on Pic 4 - distal ? end viewed straight on and feel free to point out errors in the verbiage lol
  11. Teeth? and lots of Unidentified Fossilized Objects

    I was visiting a friend at a distance in her back yard & she told me to go see her newly dug up flower bed. I found fossils, so also searched another area of her yard that is just dirt & found amazing fossils. I've no idea what any of them are. The material is varied, I think some is bone (it passes the tongue test) and some tooth. There were a couple of probably shark teeth, a maybe skate dental plate, a few shell fossil pieces. There are MANY more pieces that I haven't a clue about. Can anyone tell me if I've got something interesting, please?
  12. Marks on a dino bone

    Hi, I have this piece of titanosaurid femur: There are big depressions: and it is covered with scratches: do you know if it is erosion, scavenging .. ?
  13. Help with ID Peace River

    Dug this out of the Peace River yesterday and almost tossed it back when I thought maybe its a claw or hoof core. Haven't found either in my prior hunts and may well be just falling for a suggestive shape. Looking on line failed to convince me either way so I am asking for help with the ID. This gave my photographer wife a chance to use her new photo light box. I think they came out pretty good. The ruler was a bit difficult to position. The specimen is apporx 3"L x 1.25"W x 1.75"H. Any input would be appreciated, Thanks.
  14. Mazon Creek ID

    Hey Folks. This little concretion opened up over the weekend. Thoughts?
  15. ID Turtle Fossil Montana?

    My friend found this in Montana a couple of years ago. She thought it was an unusual roce. I think it is a fossilized turtle shell with some bones albeit very small bones. I tried my best to get decent photos.... Anyone want to weigh in on what it is? Thanks for any input.
  16. Yes, I realize that mammalian fossils in Illinois are extremely rare, however, this appears to be a fossil, based on rock being present below the layer of red. This was found near the Illinois river in a dried area.
  17. Medium Mystery bone

    Hello I’m posting this for my dad, he bought this piece years ago and he’s having trouble remembering what it is. He says he thinks he got a pig bone ( maybe a hell pig), I’ve also been told it could be a turtle from a friend? It has some nice transition colours and could be a leg or arm bone? Any help would be appreciated thanks!
  18. Bone Fossil?

    Hi I found this odd shaped rock and was wondering if it's possibly a fossilized bone or tooth of some kind. Does it look familiar to any of you? It's 2 1/2 inches long, limestone. I find petrified wood near where this was found so it makes me wonder if it's some kind of fossil. It is definitely shaped differently than most limestone rocks I find.
  19. New Pliocene bone

    Hi to everyone!, I found this bone in pliocene marine sediments in Spain, but I'm unable to identify it. Any guesses? Thanks!
  20. Black bone, fossil or modern?

    Hello, I found this chunk of bone in the river Cherwell is it modern? There's also a bit of wood next to it. Thanks
  21. Sauropod verts

    Labelled as sauropod. Photo 1 and 2 is 5 inch by 3.5 inch Photo 3 and 4 is 12 cm by 13.5 cm x 4.9 cm Both are from Oxfordshire. So I'm guessing if they are sauropod, they are probably cetiosaurus. Thanks very much
  22. Bison?

    First,I hope I’m not doing this wrong, but had trouble posting in Fossil ID for some reason. I hunt a several mile portion of the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Ok. I’ve previously gotten help with identification from the University of Oklahoma on a number of Bison bones, vertebrae and horns, as well as bones from smaller vertebrates. However, that’s a lengthy process, so I was hoping for suggestions on what this bone may have belonged to. It’s shiny because it’s been coated with clear enamel. I’ve had it for several years, but it just occurred to me that it’s dissimilar to my other Bison bones. Obviously, there was some deterioration before it began to mineralize, and one end is missing which makes it very hard to ID. Any help or suggestions is much appreciated! I can take and add more photos if anyone wants, just let me know what angles, etc. Thanks!
  23. Bones long bone?

    Found in iowa not sure what it goes to but its and ulna and its calicified
  24. Bones 2

  25. Bone found in Big Brook, NJ

    I found this bone today in Monmouth County NJ while searching for shark teeth in the river. It is about 3 inches long and I'm not even sure if it is a fossil or not as it doesn't feel that heavy. Any help with ID is much appreciated.