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  1. Final clean up

    I decided to expose some of the bone fragments on my otodus vertebrae cluster and now I will like to finish it. Is there any way I can clean the exposed bones? Some solution? I have been working with a needle mostly but can't clean the bones this way without damaging them. I will like to make them pop out after I preserve the whole thing. Any ideas?
  2. Ichthyosaur ribs

    From the album Holzmaden

    A stone with two ribs, a half vertebra and some rests of some belemnits from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic). All the bones are Ichthyosaur bones. The story of this one is kinda curious because on the stone was firstly only the damaged vertebra visible. But after a hit with my hammer I saw two cross sections, which belong to Ichthyosaur ribs: After some prep: And some pictures of the result: It was very tough to prep it because the stone is extremely hard and the separation layer between the fossil and stone was bad. I think all in all it took about 5 hours to finish this one. I am not completely satisfied with the result but its okay.
  3. Onslow Beat, NC

    I am new to fossil identification and was wondering if it’s possible to identify bone fragments found on the shore? Recently there have been a lot of bone fragments along the shore of Onslow Beach, NC and I was trying to identify them. Also, I found this tooth, but haven’t ever found any this large of this shape. Is it possibly a bull shark? Thank you so much for your time
  4. Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone can help me identify what this belongs too? Location is morocco which we all know can be risky, however it doesn't look like a typical fake to me. Not my expertise but would like to know an ID for it? Please see bottom image! Typical Fake Is it real? What does it belong too? Thanks in advance
  5. Rib bone South Dakota

    Hello, A while ago I got some unprepped bones from the hell creek formation, South Dakota. This rib was in multiple pieces, but I wanted to give it a try. Could someone ID this please? Thank you Natalie
  6. Partial coelacanth body

    From the album Late Triassic Lockatong Formation

    Partial coelacanth, Diplurus newarki. Scale is in CM. Late Triassic, Newark Supergroup, Newark Basin, Lockatong Formation, North Bergen, New Jersey. Old Granton Quarry.

    © © 2019 T. Jones

  7. Shark tooth or rock?

    Anyone able to help identify? Went looking for shark teeth at Venice Beach, Florida this morning. Rock or tooth?
  8. Dear TFF members, I have bought a lot of fossils from Buttenheim, Germany, Lias epsilon. The seller said that there are bones and teeth, but there were no labels attached, so I need to ID them The first one comprises belemnites and? Brachiopods? Belemnite is 8 cm, potential brachiopods - 2, 3 cm in diameter. Then a piece with a paddle bone of Ichtiozaur? Potential paddle bone 1x1.5 cm. A bivalve? 1 cm A single vert - could be of Ichtiozaur? 6cm in diameter Then several pieces with teeth - of what? The smallest one is 0.5 cm, the biggest - 1.3 cm. Two pieces with bones? 3.5 cm and 4 .5 cm.
  9. How to identify single bones?

    Hello everybody so while browsing the web looking for fossils I stumble upon lots of onlineshops and auctionsides offering single bones. And I'm always like "how do they know the species/genus?" This is not about whether I buy these Vertebrae or not. And not just about the identification of theses specific vertebrae, but more on the concept of trying to identify single bones using these Vertebrae as an example. Let's give it a go: 1) Offered as a Caudal Vertebrae from Camarasaurus grandis, 10.7″. Age: Upper Jurassic Location: Salt & Pepper Quarry, East Of Dinosaur, Colorado. Formation: Brushy Basin Member, Morrison Formation 2) Offered as a Caudal Vertebrae from Camarasaurus grandis, 12.6″. Age: Upper Jurassic Location: Sutton Quarry, East Of Dinosaur, Colorado. Formation: Brushy Basin Member, Morrison Formation 3) Offered as a Tail Vertebrae from Camarasaurus, 5″ wide x 6 3/4″ Age: Jurassic Location: Wyoming Formation: Morrison Formation 4) Offered as a Vertebrae from Camarasaurus, 5 3/4″ x 9 1/4″ Age: Jurassic Location: Wyoming Formation: Morrison Formation So what did I do? I tried google search for images of a Camarasaurus skeleton. Didn't finde the best picutres though. After looking at this my best guess is that it from the "later" (sorry, don't know the correct english word, marked red) part of the tail. Then I tried to find possible candidates for this bone. CLICK (yep, just wikipedia... but I don't know any scientific papers to search) There are a lot of Sauropod in the Morrison Formation in Colorado and Wyoming, so I honestly don't know if it's possible to name them Camarasaurus. For my uneducated eye this could literally be any Dinosaur Verbetrae. I do know Troodons topic about Dinosaur Anatomy, but it didn't really help me at that point. So my question is: What is your way on identifying single bones and what is the best way to do it? Any help is welcome, thank you so much
  10. Last Friday and last Sunday I visited the quarry Mistelgau in Bavaria. Its since 2005 abandoned and a very beautiful geotop. But you can still find fossils there! It's possible to find various Jurassic fossils like ammonites, gastropodes, marine reptile bones .... I was mainly interested in finding some Ichthyosaur bones and all in all I was quite successful. Here is a picture of the quarry: Belemnits can be found everywhere ... I found 6 Ichthyosaur vertebrae and 5 paddle bones. The vertebrae: The two associated vertebrae are my favourite ones. Unprepped: And prepped: The preparation wasn't too easy. It took 3 or 4 hours. Some more detailed pictures of vertebrae: Unprepped: Prepped:
  11. Unidentified bone from Kem Kem

    Hey guys, I have bought this bone of the Kem Kem Formation in the internet. But I´m not sure about the identfication. The bone was sell as "Dromaeosaur bone"... The bone is 113mm (4,5 ") in lenght. I hope, that you can hleb me with the ID. Kind regards
  12. NSR Mosasaur Bones

    From the album North Sulfur River

    Unassociated mosasaur bones collected over 5-6 trips across 5 years. The two at the bottom are skull fragments, the rightmost being a small jaw section with one root. The leftmost likely is from the posterior portion of the skull.
  13. NSR Mosasaur Bones

    These are an assortment of mosasaur bones found in the north sulfur river in ladonia, tx. There are some paddle/flipper parts that are identifiable however most of them are "junk" bone. I've yet to find a vertebra.
  14. Various Ichthyosaur bones

    From the album Yorkshire Ichthyosaur Fossils

    Various Ichthyosaur bones, including some paddle digits. Can you spot the lobster tail on this piece?
  15. Request ID for two bone fragments from the Isle of Wight in England. The first one was found in Sandown on the beach near the rocks at Yaverland in the gray sandstone sediments - the Vectis formation from the Wealden Group. From this beach are found crocodile or pterosaur bones. The bone is small and has no endings that could say something more / identify, but maybe something can be said? The second bone is a small fragment of the top layer of some bone. She was found in the same place as above on the beach. I wonder if this is the contemporary bone of an animal? What do you think?
  16. Fossil claw?

  17. Burnt,petrified,wood

    wanted to show off this burnt petrified wood
  18. Fossils, Dino head

    Found this in South Dakota glacial till any opinions
  19. Hey everyone, I saw this fossil being sold and I think I am going to buy it, but I don’t know if it’s real or fake. It is two rooted Mosasaur teeth with extra jaws and bones (I contacted the seller, who told me they were also probably Mosasaur bones). It was found in Phosphate Deposits, in Khourigba, Morocco. Please help!
  20. I found these three bones, Help I.D?

    Hi! I have asked about these on my facebook group, and one I have asked my state museum about, The first one I found looks like a hip bone possibly (I forgot what he had called it) He was thinking ot could be a Horse or Bison. The second is a longer skinnier bone, I found it close to the place that I found the first one, I noticed it has four holes, one on each side and at the top and bottom is that normal? I have no clue to what this one came from and might not ever find out but I just think both are soo cool! I also found a very odd bone stuck in what I think is limestone, on my facebook group everyone said it was rust...I'm legit like 100000% sure it's bone but everyone thought different, I even etched around the bone on the limestone to make the bone much more prominent, what do you all think? All were found in my backyard which is a large wooded area the two full bones where found in a creek back there and the one in limestone was found after a heavy rain on a slope **I'll post the rest in the comments below**
  21. Scotia, cali.

    Found In scotia, ca. How do you determine how old? And what's a good solvent to loosen up sand stone
  22. Dinosaur head with skin?

    Trying to figure out if my friends fossil is a dinosaur head with scaly skin or possibly turtle?
  23. Hello everyone. I am an incredibly novice fossil hunter from Pennsylvania. From where I live, it is heavy Carboniferous territory. One of the items on my bucket list is to eventually find something from a temnospondyl, even if it is nothing more than a trackway or even better - a bone fragment! Would anyone be willing to share with me advice on what to look for / or what has helped them in finding anything from a Temnospondyl or Lepospondyl? Do they appear more in certain rocks than others? I live in the Pittsburgh area, near where Fedexia was discovered ten years ago. I'm hoping to eventually find something related to Fedexia or another temnospondyli. From what I'm realizing, these little guys are hard to come by. Any advice? Thanks everyone!
  24. Finders Keepers?

    Reading the morning news, found this article: http://www.realclearlife.com/books/inside-illegal-unethical-world-owning-dinosaur-bones/ Well, we have lots of fossil hunters from lots of countries. This seems untrue to me... sort of fake news. What say you all?
  25. I need help to identify these fossils

    Okay, so I have a couple of fossils in my collection, in which I'd like some more opinions on. First, I bought this un-identified dinosaur chevron bone. It is from the Kem Kem beds, Morocco.