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Found 222 results

  1. Bone 4?

    I am new to the group but would like to post 4 items for possible identification, I will do as separate posts just guessing that is best. These were given in an estate, probably collected in Tennessee knowing the person but not absolute by any means. All very interesting and just want to know what they might be.
  2. Bone 3

    I am new to the group but would like to post 4 items for possible identification, I will do as separate posts just guessing that is best. These were given in an estate, probably collected in Tennessee knowing the person but not absolute by any means. All very interesting and just want to know what they might be.
  3. Bone 2

    I am new to the group but would like to post 4 items for possible identification, I will do as separate posts just guessing that is best. These were given in an estate, probably collected in Tennessee knowing the person but not absolute by any means. All very interesting and just want to know what they might be.
  4. 4 possible Dino bones - Bone 1??

    I am new to the group but would like to post 4 items for possible identification, I will do as separate posts just guessing that is best. These were given in an estate, probably collected in Tennessee knowing the person but not absolute by any means. All very interesting and just want to know what they might be.
  5. Last week I stumbled upon a deposit that might be yielding a bit more. Several bone fragments, a vertebrae (I think), lots of boney plate material, and a small tarsal bone. I have collected this area for years an never found as much in one spot as I did last week. Going back with proper tools for looking further. Wish me luck.
  6. Moab-area fossils

    Was hiking near Moab, Utah, climbed about 100 feet up a cliff to look for ruins, and stumbled across these. The rock was Jurassic-era sandstone. They were spread over an area about 20 x 20. Could they be dinosaur bones? If so, what kind? Thanks!
  7. N/E FL beach finds

    Hey all, just moved here to (N/E Flordia) from Indiana and walking the beach we found these. First post here. Just wondering if you could identify any of these. I had a problem uploading these photos to this site, When I read the rules about links it said no to websites but ok from "You may post pictures only, from a commercial website" I hope this is allowed, If not please let me know. Thank you all... I'm sure I'll enjoy it here. -C No.1 https://ibb.co/tzj0r9S No.1 https://ibb.co/vdgpGwz No.2 https://ibb.co/J3Db6ZR No.2 https://ibb.co/FWPGhxF No.3 https://ibb.co/LzXwFgX No.3 https://ibb.co/nsyjb5p No.4 https://ibb.co/WVGK3nw No.4 https://ibb.co/37Pxgx7 No.5 https://ibb.co/mTzm3ww No.5 https://ibb.co/9gcyr7X No.6 https://ibb.co/jVVwm33 No.6 https://ibb.co/D1YNxYD
  8. Help Identifying Bones From Morocco

    Hello. I was wanted help identifying some bones in matrix. The seller claims they are from Morocco, and that they are from mosasaurus or spinosaurus (I am doubtful of this). I was hoping you could share some insight as to what you think they are from? Thank you all!
  9. Hey everybody, My team writes math textbooks and we want to include dinosaurs in them. We're trying to find a document that states the amount of bones (approx.) in different kinds of dinosaurs. I would really appreciate your help! Thanks, Gonzalo from Uruguay
  10. Dino (?) bones from Niger #4

    Here's the last set I'll trouble you with today - #4. I've lots more I'm totally ignorant of.... Thank you! Rob
  11. Dino (?) bones from Niger #3

    Here's the 3rd set; could this be a rib?
  12. Dino (?) bones from Niger #2

    Here's the second set....
  13. Dino (?) bones from Niger #1

    Hi, All! I finally managed to get some photos with a cm/mm scale of some of the "dinosaur bones" I've been able to acquire here. These all came from the Agadez area of the Sahara desert in Niger. I have absolutely no idea what type of dinosaur these might be from (if they are dinosaur bones), and would appreciate any and all help you can give me! I haven't tried to remove the dried mud, etc. from several of them; I don't know the proper way of doing so, and I don't want to mess anything up.... I won't throw everything on here at once, but I'll list them all the same way with a progressive #? designation. Thank you so much for all your help! Rob
  14. Florida teeth, bone, and vertebrae

    I have had the delight of hunting the Peace river and it's Tributaries for a few years now. Time was taken to combine my finds and I discovered some unknowns that I hope someone can help me with!! Rib. It does not appear to be Dugong. Any chance of a broad classification?? These look like bullas, but so different than whales. I was told horse. Could this be correct?? Unknown Teeth:
  15. Good evening, I found 2 small bones on the beach in Tampa, Florida. The first one looks like a toe or finger bone of what animal? (6 views) The second looks like a turtle or sea bird bone? (3 views) Ruler is in inches. Thanks Fossil Friends!
  16. Calvert Cliffs Bones ID Help

    Hi all, I found these bones at Bayfront Park/Brownies Beach on my most recent trip. The formation is the Calvert Formation, Miocene, approximately 18-22 million years old. Here are my best guesses: #1: Piece of cetacean rib bone #2: Some part of cetacean flipper/hand? #3: Cetacean digit/phalange #4: Piece of sirenian (dugong) rib bone If there are any bone experts willing to lend a hand in these identifications, I would very much appreciate it. Even if you're not an expert, please let me know if you have a better idea about what these truly are. Thanks in advance.
  17. Crocodile vertebrae

    From the album Holzmaden

    These are two crocodile vertebrae from the lower Jurassic (Posidonia Shale) from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. The bigger one is about 8 cm long. Here is a picture of the unprepped fossil: The prep work took about 10 hours. I am very pleased with this find because in general crocodile bones are much rarer than Ichthyosaur bones in Holzmaden. Some more pictures:
  18. ID Wood, Iron, bones in MD?

    New to the sport. Found these yesterday at Calvert Cliffs and along the Potomac River. Big debate was weather the largest piece was bark that had been replaced by iron of if it was just a clump of iron from the bog. Several larger pieces observed on site in the cliffs and on the beach- some said they were wood; other just "bog iron". Please critique or help with id. Thank you.
  19. Iowa mammal bone ID help

    Hi everyone, I found what I think are a lumbar vertebra and an astragalus bone. I'm not sure how old they are, but they both seem pretty weathered and possibly mineralized. Both appear to be from bovids(?). These were found on a river sandbar around Ames, IA after recent spring flooding. Does anyone know how to distinguish bison from cattle bones? The vertebra is 35 cm wide, 10 cm long, and 8 cm tall. The astragalus is 7.4 cm long, 5.5 cm wide, and 4 cm deep.
  20. I found a couple pieces of what I think to be Dinosaur Bones and possibly a scute from my Uncle's property a while back in Canon City, CO. Canon City is known for Late Jurassic dinosaurs. I'm definitely not an expert, but it looks like I possibly found an Ankylosaurus scute? Can someone tell me anything about these bones? One of the bones even looks like it has bite marks or claw marks. Not sure....I could be wrong. Any info would help, thanks!
  21. Last Saturday I was in the quarry Kromer (Posidonia Shale, Lower Jurassic) for the first time of the year. Maybe some of you already noticed this topic: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/93302-prepping-a-plate-with-some-ichthyosaur-vertebrae/ Beside of this plate I also found some other cool things but firstly here is a picture of the quarry: You are allowed to search in the heaps on the left behind the white car. The material isn't that bad at the moment. I was there about 6 hours and I found about 6 teeth. I already prepped three Stenosaurus (crocodile) teeth: 1 cm long: 1.8 cm long: (the best one) And 1.2 cm long: (damaged) I also found this fish: The cross section is about 5 cm long and it will need very much prep work... I don't think that I will do this one in the near future although a friend and expert said that this is a kinda nice find! My favourite finds were the bones. I found several incomplete ones which I didn't take home but also the plate with the vertebrae and another plate with some bones on it. Here is a picture of one of the visible bones: I think that should be an Ichthyosaur Humerus but I am not entire sure. I will post some more pictures of it tomorrow and after the prep. There are also a couple of ribs on the plate so it could be interesting! And for all the invertebrate fans. Here is a sweet little ammonite: Thanks for watching!!
  22. For the most part I am pretty happy with our collection so far and pretty satisfied with the fossils for our presentation. I know we are lacking a couple of items that kids will really dig. I am working on picking up a low quality, cheap Tyrannosaur tooth that the kids can handle. I know that is something kids will LOVE. I am close to having a Jurassic sauropod bone so we will have something soon that represents the massive size of a dino. Beyond that, I know what I want to add but not the order. Most of the next round of purchases will be bone not teeth. Dromaeosaurid teeth are an exception but the next few additions really need to be bones. Part of why kids dig dinosaurs so much is they were huge animals. Bones give a much better representation of that size than teeth do. I picked up on the basics of identifying dinosaur teeth pretty quickly but bones are a different. I am working on a basic anatomy lesson on dinosaurs for myself. I study for about a half a night as that is all the time I have right now. Feeling okay about basic dinosaur anatomy is a good thing but learning about the fossil bones as collectibles is pretty scary. I see bones all over the place so I am not worried about finding them. It is EVERYTHING else about that worries me. Figuring out if they are even dinosaur bones is pretty hard for me at this point. I see bones that look to be chunkasaurus to me but are labeled with a species. I also see a lot of fragments that have not only have species but are labeled as ribs or verts or limb bones. Where are the ID"S coming from? How does anybody know that fragment is a Triceratops limb bone? To me it seems a clear cut case of dealers wanting a species to move product. I get why it occurs but it is not helpful. For somebody new to this, it is pretty crazy to see so many bones with species attached. I avoid most of the bones I am seeing right now. I simply do not trust my knowledge and I do not trust a lot of what I see. I have taken to assuming most of what I see is not identified correctly. I may not know a lot about dinosaur bones but it has to be snarge near impossible to ID a fragment of bone to species level or even family level. This makes it hard to trust peoples identifications when it comes to bones that are probably more diagnostic. I am doing my best to study my bones and I am putting in the time to really increase my knowledge. I have already learned not to rely on dealer ID's but the bones take time to learn. Each dinosaur is different so you have to know quite a bit. I made a list of the bones we want to add and I study those 5 or 6 which I find helpful. I avoid impulse buys and I am very cautious. I will also use the forum more before I am ready to buy something. I plan on posting bones I see come up and get more informed opinions and developing resources. I have a few dealers that I do trust so that will help too. I think for the bones, developing connections and fostering relationships will be really helpful but I am still finding sources for fossils so my connections are limited. My advice to my fellow newbies is go slow and learn as much as you can. Invest your in knowledge before you invest in the fossils. Be careful and get ID's verified before you buy. I wish you all luck in your collections and good luck with dem bones
  23. I saw this for sale and this would be perfect for our program if they are dinosaur bones. I am not well versed in bones yet and some of these look very interesting. The bone in the lower left of the picture and the larger one to the right of that both caught my eye. I do not know what they are and I did look at some pictures before I posted it but I could find much in the way of help for myself so I thought I would put it to the forum. If they are dino bones, this would be a nice addition so if you have a thought on what these might be, please share ??
  24. 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?
  25. 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.
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