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  1. Bones South Dakota

    Hello, A while ago I bought these 2 bones from South Dakota. The seller told me that it would be raptor, a vertebra and a femur. Can I get confirmation from somebody? Thank you
  2. Hi all, I found 3 interesting things on my last day at Onslow Beach NC. They look like some sort of bones to me. One I think is a vertebrae. Of what??? I’m hoping you all can tell me. It looks like 3 is the limit on sending pics so I will have to do several posts. If there is information on posting that I should know please point me there as well. I saw something about using the “photo FAQ-page to learn about posting but couldn’t find it. Thank you in advance. Bone 1... Vertebrae?
  3. I have recently purchase two large pieces of Jurassic aged bone from the Morrison Formation near the Dinosaur National Monument in Northwest Colorado. They seemed to be shaped in a way that it maybe possible to give them a general ID, I don't know if it can of course go as far as ID the specific dinosaur of course but if anyone with experience may know what kind of bones they are, any help would be appreciated as I would like to label them for the collection. As it stands the first larger one I believe to be likely sauropod bone or some other large herbivore while the second one I think may be theropod of some sort. Also if it's possible would anyone be able to tell what kind of bone they maybe like for example limb, leg, metatarsal, etc. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated! The larger bone measures nearly 9 1/2 inches long The smaller one measures approximately 6 1/2 inches long
  4. Fossil bones of what?

    Found this in northern Arkansas. Need help identifying what they are from? slab is 6"x 4"x 5" some photos you can see the bone protruding and texture inside the bone
  5. Hi! I’m new on here and not super familiar with fossils. However, today I was walking on the beach in Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island, North Carolina (a part of the Outerbanks). I stumbled upon what appears to be an old bone of some sort. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what type of bone it is/which animal it is from. Any ideas?? The photo is posted below. For some reason, the other photos won’t upload, so I will try to upload them in the replies hopefully.
  6. Possible Dinosaur Bones. ID Help.

    Hello, I found these 4 bones today. The three on the right were all in fairly close proximity to each other and the bone on the far left was found alone. I am having trouble figuring out if these are modern day bones or dinosaur bones. A few main reasons that lead me to believe they're not modern is the location. I found these at the base of a large hillside within the Hell Creek formation slightly buried in the dirt. This is an area that has produced dinosaur bones in the past. Also it seems to me when I find more modern day bones usually the entire animal itself or other bones can be found nearby (cattle, deer, and etc.). Any ID help would be greatly appreciated also let me know if I need to provide more detailed pictures. Thanks, Nic
  7. Kem Kem Beds fossil id

    Could anyone put a name on this bone from the Kem Kem beds? When i purchased it there was a lot of sediment stick on it and looks more like a strange looking stone, but what came out is a complete bone.
  8. Edisto Beach IDs needed

    Here are a few items from my trip report http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/84497-another-spring-hunt-on-edisto-island-sc/ that have not been identified yet. The first is a large vertebra that I would love to be sure of... @Harry Pristis This is bone #2 which has been suggested as a possible broken process; Number 3; thanks for looking.
  9. North Sulphur River / Ladonia

    Hi, I found these today, but not sure at all what these could be. Could somebody help me identifing these, please? Much appreciated, thank you.
  10. Some more bones and teeth !

    Last Sunday I was in the quarry Zwingelhausen and I found again some Triassic stuff ! I only searched in the "Bonebed", where you can find many bones but they are often damaged and worn. In this topic I already presented the quarry and some of my finds from there: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/83796-maybe-a-new-emphasis/ Here is a picture of the quarry: This time I found some nice ribs ... For example, this one: It's about 15 cm long and it was very difficult almost impossible to excavate it, because the stone is really hard and the fossil is very fragile ! I will post my finished "prep" (or better gluing) work in the next days Here is another small (5 cm long) rib fragment. It was fun to prep this one so although it's not nice or a complete piece I decided to post this one: The next one is a very nice vertebra: Unprepped: This job wasnt that hard because the separation layer between the stone and the fossil is distinctive and the fossil was already exposed mostly ! The vert is about 4 cm long: I think that most of my bones are Nothosaurus bones ... And the last one for today is this Acrodus tooth: They are very common but this one is big with a length of 1.2 cm and the preservation is very good in my eyes ! I will continue this topic in the next days ... Thanks for watching ! Hope you enjoyed
  11. I had another great day at Brownies. A bit windy and much cooler than you would expect for late April, but this Spring has been chillier than usual here in Maryland. There was no crowd today, which was very odd, but I am not complaining! Not many big teeth out, but I did manage to find my personal best today, a Mako that measures 5.4 cm. I was so excited about that, that I almost called it a day, but I had only been on the beach for two hours, so I decided to keep going. Then after not much more luck I found what I believe to be a piece of a dolphin jaw. I had a hard time trying to photograph that tonight, so I will try again tomorrow. I also found a nice piece of whale rib, around 7 cm long. I left it in the car, so I will have to photograph it with the jaw. Today was a great day for finding bones. I found a heap of small bones, which I will photograph later. Then toward the end of the day I found the two teeth with cusps. I need to read more about cusped teeth, I am weak in that area. One disappointment of the day was watching a father & his son digging in the cliff. They had climbed up a hill of loose material about 15 feet up and we're digging right into the cliff. They were oblivious to not only the rules of the beach, but also their own safety. It made me sick to watch them. I will update this report tomorrow.
  12. Does this look like bone?

    Hello, Sorry for the not so great equipment that I am using. Hopefully, you will be able to see enough detail to verify. Thank you.
  13. My Collection

    Hi everyone on Fossil Forum, I am pretty new to fossil collection but I have decided to post what I have currently collected and will continue to update this page with new fossils that I acquire over time. I am now looking to acquire rarer teeth now! Details of Specimen: Triceratops Tooth Hell Creek Formation, Carter County, Montana Late Cretaceous Period (65 Million Years Old) Measurements: 1.5 inches long x 3/4 inch wide x5/8 inch thick Weight: 8.9 Grams No restoration at all. all natural specimen. I love the way this looks and its huge!
  14. Maybe a new emphasis?!

    Last Sunday I visited a quarry near Zwingelhausen (Germany), where you can find Triassic fossils. It was my second visit there so I am very inexperienced in Triassic fossils. Nevertheless I found some nice fossils (in my eyes ) and I am very satisfied with my haul. I mainly hunted in the "Bonebed", where you can find many bones but they are often damaged or completely destroyed. You need some patience to find some good ones ! I am also a newbie in term of preparing my fossils. I got my first engraving pen (a HW-10) two weeks ago so please excuse my bad preparation results First a picture of the quarry: Then some teeth: Acrodus teeth are very common but sometimes they became big ! This is a 1 cm long one: An unidentified fish tooth (1 cm long): A damaged Nothosaurus tooth (0.5 cm long): And my favourite tooth find until now: This one is very big (2.5 cm long ) I am really in love with this one !
  15. Short Brownies trip

    Today I got a quick one hour hunt in, tide was lower than I’ve had in a while but I could tell many people had passed through prior to me. Because of this no particularly large teeth but a nice hemi with a lightning strike. As I was walking along I was ecstatic to find my first cetacean vert, looked dolphin/porpoise (odontocete), excellent neural arch! I was then surprised to see two sieves not three feet away. I assumed they had found it and left it, as I could see them 20 yards away, one was my age (mid-late teen) and a younger (brother?) person walking with him. I went along my way. Golden rule of fossil hunting: don’t take what another hath found. I already have (albeit buoght) similar ones so I wasn’t too bothered. Not too far away I found a nice piece of whale rib and a concretion with another piece of rib embedded. It took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out the two fit together, I’ll have to prep that one out. Anyway, I came back down to the place the sieves were and the two kids had started back. I was flabbergasted to see the vert was still there! I grabbed it, and ran over to them. I asked them if they had left it they said no. I gave it to them, and they seemed happy. Sounded like tooth hounds (which is not a bad thing) and I don’t think they knew what it was, so I told them it was a dolphin vertabra. I hope that will help those two get more into fossils. Anyway, not far away I saw this dreadful digging in the cliffs. Whoever did it left the shovel there This is illegal is it not? Even if it isn’t it is extremely dangerous and ill-advised (so don’t none of y’all do it!). lastly, I had a pleasant conversation with a pair of mallard ducks, however the conversation was rather one-sided. They must be very used to people. No big teeth but some nice bones. Will get pictures up soon, starting with the “potholes” and the ducks.
  16. I found this Fossil Over a Decade ago

    I found this in the mid-2000's but never really had it checked out, I'm having a paleontologist look at it soon, but I wanted to get your guys opinions. I can only post 1 photo because there is a size limit.
  17. Disarticulated juvenile ichthyosaurus

    Hey. Saw this nice matrix full of ichthyosaurs bones. Can somebody identify which bones are which? It would be a great help. It is a juvenile Stenopterygius sp. The upper surface is plastered with the dissarticulated front part of a juvenile Ichthyosaur. Shows coracoid, scapula, humerus and numerous paddle bones as well as jaw fragments a few scattered teeth and a lot of ribs and other bones. I can’t tell which bones correspond... I don’t know if there is jaw fragments(can’t see any teeth)and the images are quite bad quality. Can you help? It is from the Jurassic, Lower Toarcian. Posideonienscheifer Formation And the location is Weilstetten near Balingen, Baden-Wurtenburg, Germany. The matrix is 22 x 17.5 x 2 cm. This is all the information I have. Thanks for helping. Kind Regards.
  18. I know bone fragments are hard to identify. But take a look and see if any info can be given on the samples posted today: 1. These long bones are very hollow, hopefully bird in origin????? 2. These are 2 heavy chunkasauruses, scapulas?? Can one tell terrestrial from aquatic? 3. This bone seems like a phalanx??? Again, terrestrial or aquatic? 3. 4. A weird bumpy bone, lots of projections. Anatomically, I am having difficulty placing this one.
  19. More peace river watershed IDs

    I received wonderful responses to my requests for Identification/verification of my recent Florida finds. It allowed me to research on my own and begin to understand Florida of the past much better. Today, I provide a few more specimens for Identification: 1. Two more teeth. I will GUESS deer, maybe camel??? 2. I can't remember what was suggested for this. Maybe dolphin tooth??? 3. Finally for this section, this mandible was suggested to be from a carnivore. Any stabs as to which one fits this the best. Tell me it was the mandible that my dire wolf tooth came from. Unlikely since I tried fitting it in place already without much success. Hopefully the responses will be as enlightening as my first post. To all that reply to this or my previous post, I thank you kindly. Mike
  20. theropodaexpeditions.com

    I found this website that has some fantastic photos of dinosaur bones. Definitely worth a look. Great for reference. http://www.theropodaexpeditions.com/ Some examples
  21. I would like to make a topic about your dinosaur Teeth and Bone Collections. So that we can talk and learn about them. Feel free to post your dinosaur material!
  22. Kem Kem bone IDs please

    Hi there. I received a box of larger chunks today, and whilst most are unidentifiable, some are a bit more interesting looking, and I suspect that some ID may be possible. I'm going to 3D scan them, because for mystery bones I think it's a much simpler way of getting across their shapes. Here's two for starters. Any suggestions welcome. This first one looks to me like a bit of vert. Am I right, and if so, what does it suggest? It's 2.5 inches long. This second one looks a bit more unusual. I'm hoping that the rough surface on one edge is informative. This one's three inches long. Thanks in advance. More pieces to come as I prep/scan them (including some slightly more intriguing bits).
  23. Dinosaur Bones

    Ive had these forever. I may have gotten these from a little rockshop in Hanksville Utah about 26 years ago. Earnest Shirleys Rockshop. he's long gone now. Was a really nice old man. anyways, i am trying to get whatever info on these before I put them up for sale. One looks like some kind of toe bone, the others some kind of verts. May not even be from a dinosaur? Thanks RB
  24. Bone Identification

    I found these bones in Wilbur Oregon , while blackberry picking . i found bones sticking out of the ground. two bone sites about ten ft apart , they look like bison but i am really confused about the skull. can anyone identify these ? i would like to sell them. i have many bones from the site.
  25. York River finds..

    Hi all, Went to York River state park and found these pieces.... Hoping "A" is a tooth. "B" a Turtle shell? "C" some sort of ear bone?. "D" looks like coprolite but has those holes similar to whale bones that I find. I hope these are good guesses.