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Found 188 results

  1. Starfish fossil? Please help ID

    Hi. I would love help identifying this fossil. Is it what it appears to be, a starfish? Total fossil newbie here from central California coast. This was found on the beach near Capitola where we have MANY fossils. I have found lots locally but never anything like this before. Thank you in advance :-)
  2. Lit.: FRITZSCHE, RONALD A.: Revision of the eastern Pacific Syngnathidae (Pisces: Syngnathiformes), including both Recent and fossil forms. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Vol 42, Published July 2, 1980, 181-227. Přikryl, Tomáš & Krzeminski, Wieslaw & Kania, Iwona. (2011). New information about the anatomy of a peculiar fish of the genus Hipposyngnathus Daniltshenko, 1960. Comptes Rendus Palevol - C R PALEVOL. 10. 559-566. 10.1016/j.crpv.2011.05.001.
  3. Triassic cephalopoda

    GUE SPATHIAN (LOWER TRIASSIC) AMMONOIDS FROM WESTERN USA (IDAHO, CALIFORNIA, UTAH AND NEVADA) Jean Guex Alexandre Hungerbühler James F. Jenks Luis O’Dogherty Viorel Atudorei David G. Taylor Hugo Bucher Annachiara Bartolini Mémoire de Géologie (Lausanne), n°49, 2010 about 16 MB the contributing authors are dyed-in-the-wool experts on the Triassic @andreas
  4. Happy holidays everyone. I would greatly appreciate help identifying the following specimen. It was collected in the Santa Susana Mountains of Simi Valley, Ventura County, California. It came from the Saugus or Pico Formation. Saugus is late Pleistocene to late Pliocene while Pico is middle Pleistocene to Pliocene. My uncertainty regarding the exact formation arises from the fact that (1) it was float material already weathered out of the formation it came from and (2) based on limited research and knowledge, I believe there has been a lack of consenus regarding differentiation of the two formations (see recent work by Richard Squires et al. in Valencia and R. Squires in Newhall). I assume it is marine since all of Pico is marine and Saugus is non-marine to marine. At first I thought it was a shark tooth when I picked it up but I threw that thought out the window when I realized it had three serrated edges. Measures 22 millimeters long and 6.5 millimeters wide. It is 4 millimeters tall on one end and 9.5 millimeters tall on he end that has the needle structure. There are three to four 'bumps' on both long sides on the end with the needle. The bumps look evenly spaced. I can and will do my best to provide additional info if needed.
  5. Hipposyngnathus imporcitor Fritsche

    From the album Vertebrates

    Hipposyngnathus imporcitor Fritzsche, 1980 Miocene Santa Barbara California Length 20cm
  6. Gastropod Rescue

    Here is a nice little gastropod cluster on the matrix that was rescued from a construction site along Reynard Way in San Diego. I think they are in the family Naticidae and are possibly Polinices galianor. Anyone have any thoughts? I'd love to nail it down more specifically if possible. Naticidae "Reynard Way" ~3-1.5Mya Pliocene to Early Pleistocene San Diego Formation San Diego County, CA Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Gastropoda -- Subclass: Caenogastropoda Order: Littorinimorpha Family: Naticidae Genus: Favor Polinices? Species: Galianor
  7. I feel so silly putting in the tags, because I have no idea what scientific terms I would use... I'm sorry for my ignorance! I found this rock in a streambed in Shasta County, California, USA. I will try to attach the best pictures I can; unfortunately the only camera I have available is my phone, equipped also with a magnifying application. As you see, from comparison with my hand, it is very small. Perhaps the size of, or a bit larger than, a quail egg. Please excuse me if I've done this incorrectly, or if there is some additional information I should provide. I thank you so much for your time and any input!
  8. California Tooth ID

    Any ideas on this little tooth? C. hastilis or something else. Found in California, Monterey Formation.
  9. Carcharocles megalodon (Joe Cōcke collection)

    From the album Elasmobranchs

    I do not own this rare tooth. It is from the collection of paleontologist Joe Cōcke, which he found locally and gladly allowed me to photograph.
  10. Tooth from Bakersfield ID Needed

    Last week I had the opportunity to go on a Bakersfield dig for Miocene shark and mammal fossils with @caldigger @Kurt Komoda and @MrR We had a good time. While there I found a tooth that I'm not exactly sure of. I believe it's a toothed cetacean (whale) and am leaning towards a Sperm Whale but am not sure. Any ideas? The tip of the crown is busted but most of the tooth is intact. Please help me identify this one.
  11. California fossil laws

    There are many laws that should be known in California. The consequences of these laws include fines and sometimes even prison. One of the most important laws in California is that there is no fossil collecting on Federal land. If you want to collect fossils on Federal land, you need to have a special permit and you have to donate all specimens to a museum, university etc. On BLM land, you are allowed to collect common invertebrate fossils. However, you need a special permit to sell or trade any fossils that you find on BLM land. You need permission from landowners to collect on private land. Research other laws. One of the best ways to fossil hunt without worrying about laws is to volunteer on museum or university fossil digs. Overall, research laws before you fossil hunt, not after.
  12. I dont know

    Hello, Im sorry but have no experience in fossils or geology. I was hiking around Rainbow Basin in southern california high desert near Barstow. I found this in a wash. It doesnt look like any rock I have seen. Not sure if it is a fossil or anything at all. It is about 23 centimeters long and 18 centimeters wide. If you could please help it would be appreciated thanks.
  13. All Would anyone have access to the following? PALAIOS (2007) 22 (6): 630-641. INFLUENCE OF SPATIOTEMPORAL SCALE ON THE INTERPRETATION OF PALEOCOMMUNITY STRUCTURE: LATERAL VARIATION IN THE IMPERIAL FORMATION OF CALIFORNIA CORY M. REDMAN, LINDSEY R. LEIGHTON, STEPHEN A. SCHELLENBERG, CHRISTOPHER N. GALE, JENNIFER L. NIELSEN, DONALD L. DRESSLER, MARY K. KLINGER Thanks in advance! Mike
  14. Turtle Fossil and Question ?

    Hey guys, So I found this and I thought maybe it looked like a turtle flipper? Also, a side question. Is it possible for pigment to still be present in fossil turtle scutes? Thanks for your time and help!
  15. @Boesse While cleaning shells from the Pliocene deposits at Capitola I came across this dolphin tooth ~17 mm. Any ideas on a more specific identification? Thanks Mike
  16. Great White??

    Found this small tooth on a recent trip to California. My guess is great white but it so similar to C. hastilis but with serrations. Could this be transitional tooth or is this Great White?
  17. Greetings. I have a lot of photos I’d like to share and get some feedback on, assuming there is not a unanimous agreement that the specimens you see in this photo are purely Geological in origin... I found them, and many more, within the geographical boundaries of a Jurassic age rock formation in Northern California that is listed primarily as meta volcanic rocks. Considering that information, please tell me if you thinking I’m barking up an imaginary tree here... If you are uncertain, let me know, and I will post more pictures... Thanks for your time! -Quinn
  18. Total Unknown

    Hi all, Very new to fossils, but stumbled upon this. It was found on the shore in Long Beach, CA. Wondering if yall could help. Thanks!
  19. Bone or teeth?

    are these bones or teeth? they look similar to some Ive seen around. Found in Menlo Park, CA
  20. Antler?

    Found a bunch of petrified wood up in the California Sierra Nevada foothills around 8500 ft After going over them this is one of 2 that stuck out as different. It is 3 1/2" long with rounded edges. Any ideas what it is? Thanks in advance Harry
  21. Hey guys, I dont really know what this could be, maybe just rock, but the color, shape, texture made me think twice - specifically the curved smooth bottom, sharp sides that curve strangely and just the shape in general. At first glance i thought it looked like a meteorite because of the flow-line'esque texture it has in some parts and the bottom side was smooth with little holes with some thumb print 'ish indents, and its darn heavy. But then it also reminded me of some marine mammal and large reptile fossil bones I've seen on here while perusing so I thought I'd ask. Also because of some other things I have found, which I want to ask about as well but dont want to spam all at once. Actually I'll post two of the other things too Found in Menlo Park, California about ~12" inches in ground, maybe slightly deeper. Menlo Park is considered Pleistocene/Holocene alluvial but there have been cretaceous foraminifers found in the towns surrounding Menlo Park. And then there was the paleoparadoxia found during the excavation of the Stanford Linear Accelerator as well, which is about a mile away from me, and they are from the Miocene I believe. Also after reading the USGS geological map survey of my area it seems that theres out crops from every time period, mostly due to the gazillion faults in SF bay area. So Im not really sure what I'm living on. Anyways.. The second rock looks like it has a mouth and some teeth which I found interesting. The third looks like a shell on the one curved end, but also like a saurapelta armor plate I've seen in photos before. Appreciate any thoughts, and if it is rock, do you know what kind? Thanks for your time and feedback!
  22. Bone Identification Help

    Hey guys and gals, While this isn't a fossil, I was wondering, if any of you had the time, could you help me ID this bone, as many of you are good at that sort of thing and I am clueless. Found in Menlo Park, CA. Still doing yard work when I have time and I came across this. Thanks for your help in advance! Hope everyones having a good day.
  23. ? Evestes jordani Gilbert

    From the album Vertebrates

    ? Evestes jordani Gilbert Middle Miocene Buellton Santa Barbara California Length 15cm
  24. Shark tooth?

    Hi everyone, I’m new to this community but have always had an interest in fossils and artifacts. This week I was in So California for work and walked down to the beach one night and found this. It looked like a large shark tooth but it didn’t look like images online. I’ve seen Megalodon teeth before and this looks like a petrified version. If it’s just a rock, that’s okay too. Thanks in advance for your responses.
  25. Hi I recently joined this forum and I need help to identify what type of fish fossil. My dad gave it to me several years ago and don't really know much about it so can someone identify it
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