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Found 179 results

  1. Possible Bear Claw?

    Need help identifying this claw. Found in Dallas. There is clearly a hollowed out indention on one side that does not go through (lighter area due to cleaning to see if hole went through) and a notch-like indention on the other. The top edge of the claw appears to have been chiseled, as there are distinct chisel marks that go around the entire top of the claw Could this claw have been made into ancient jewelry or tool artifact?
  2. Unknown theropod claw

    Hi everyone, This is a claw from Hell Creek Montana. Can someone give me a better ID of what it is exactly? Thanks!
  3. A few more pics from last weekend

    Can anyone help me identify? Once again found in Vermilion County , Illinois. Thank you and sorry to be of trouble.
  4. Looks like a claw

    I found this while hunting for shark teeth at Purse state park in Maryland. It looks like a claw, any help would be appreciated.
  5. is this a fossil?

    I found this rock at an estate sale and am curious if it is a fossil. It is certainly the most unusual rock that I have found. I would appreciate any help someone wants to offer. Thank you! Dean
  6. Tooth or claw or cool rock

    I found this in northeastern Mexico about 5 hours south of the border. It’s a bit more than 3 inches long, rounded on one side and bladed on the other like a saber. Please help ID. Thanks!
  7. Object found on Key West beach

    I found this on a beach in Key West. It doesn’t look or feel man made to me. Can anyone identify what it might be, or what it might have belonged to?
  8. Dinosaur claw id?

    Hi, hopefully the pictures are showing. Saw this rough looking claw for sale and wondering if it can be identified (from the Kem Kem). I am thinking the look of this claw corresponds to a Spinosaurid or an Abelisaurid claw, any thoughts about it? Thanks.
  9. Theropod claw ?

    Would this be a theropod claw?
  10. Hell Creek Claw ID

    Hi Everyone, I'm after a second opinion on this claw I found in the Hell Creek, Montana this summer. It's 1.83" in length and has cleaned up nicely. My guess is that it's from a large reptile like a crocodile or turtle. Gut feel says croc like Borealosuchus. Any thoughts?
  11. Went to a new (for me) creek today that feeds into the NSR. Was about to give up, had not found anything, when this pops up? I first thought that it was a mosasaur jaw bone with a big tooth in it and then after I retrieved it I realized this was no normal mosasaur tooth? I have found teeth before and they are slightly curved and this is completely straight. I could not find anything similar on the Web but I suspect this could be a turtle claw (not sure the official nomenclature)? It is about 2 inches long and 3/4 inch diameter at the base. Any thoughts on this one? Thanks
  12. claw or tooth?

    Claw or tooth? location gravel load from Brazos River, west of Houston Texas.
  13. I can't find any pictures that focus on Edaphosaurus claws, and I can't zoom in enough on pictures to get a clear visual of any claws, so I can't see any differences between Dimetrodon and Edaphosaurus claws are. They're both really small compared to the bodies, so it's hard to see from full body/skeleton pictures, and they wouldn't be from enough angles to be sure. Someone who has dealt with lots of them, including on articulated specimens, has said that they're almost the same, and as far as he knows, but isn't 100% sure about it, the biggest difference, the only one he is aware of, is that Dimetrodon claws are curved on the bottom, like raptor/general theropod claws, while Edaphosaurus claws, equally sharp, are mostly flat on the bottom, like spino toe claws. Is that the case? Does anyone happen to know?
  14. Is this a dinosaurid claw?

    I'm curious if this is a beat up claw. I found it mixed in a micro site with vertebrate dinosaur material. It's small and weathered but resembles claw-like features. I'm hoping the photos represent it but not confident. I know others here could identify some subtle characteristics. It looks like random bone fragment from far but when no look closely I see possibility of a claw.
  15. Diplocaulus claws

    Is anyone familiar at all with Diplocaulus claws? Anything from shape/look, to size? In fact, in many(maybe even most)of the very few pictures that are clear enough to see the feet(of fossils, not art lol)it doesn't look like they really even HAVE any claws to speak of, let alone relatively long ones, but 1 or 2 pictures DO. And for animals that are believed to be heavy diggers, they would probably need to have more than little naked toes. *this is pretty similar to the only other picture of "Diplocaulus claw" I could find, although that is on a for-sale site, not a scientific one:/
  16. This is said to be toe bone of a dinosaur from Madagascar. Is it true?
  17. Carnivorous theropod claw

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is definitely not the end of a digit from a large carnivorous theropod. The only potentials from the Morrison formation where it was found, would be different species of ceratasaurs, allosaurs, and torvosaurus, right? and they, along with most carnivorous theropods have claws at the end of every digit, including the little foot&heel stubbies, don't they? wouldnt this have to be from something without claws? Or at least no claw on this?
  18. Me and my 7 year old boy went looking for fossils many times. We found a claw tip and a claw mid section from two separate expeditions in two different areas within the river valley a kilometer apart. I believe we have a sickle claw tip from one hand of a dromaeosaur and a sickle claw mid section from the opposite hand. I would appreciate any additional id that could be made from these photos.
  19. I’m definitely no expert on Dimetrodon or Triassic fossils, but Dimetrodon was one of my favorite critters as a kid and still think they’re pretty cool as a big kid. I found a nice claw that’s advertised as Dimetrodon and wanted to make sure it’s actually from that animal. The seller says this claw was found in Northern Texas in the Texas Red Beds formation. It’s 5/8” long. What do you folks think?
  20. Hey, My sister and I found this rock that we thought looked a lot like a claw or a tooth. We found it in Norway in a lake, because of the drought the water was a lot lower than usual, so the place we found it would normally be underwater. It's not too far from the ocean either. I really don't know much about any of this, so I'm sorry that I'm not including too much information. (And sorry about the tags, I had no idea what to put there) I hope someone is able to help us, thank you
  21. I joined the forum to get some help on IDing the fossils... They were found in the Blanco River area of eastern Kendall County, Texas. We find plenty of bi-valves and gastropods on a regular basis. Most everything we find is from the cretaceous period and makes sense given our ranch location. I've looked around for several months on the web trying to find something close to these below and can't seem to find anything. The graph paper is .5 CM squares so most of these are just over an inch long. I will let the experts give their opinions. Thanks for your interest!
  22. fossils in a museum in Palm Beach

    when i was in miami during the summer i went to this mall in palm beach where they had this museum that has dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals but they are some fossils in there that i dont know what they are so i wanted them to have IDed.
  23. Spinosaurus finger and claw

    This looks a little weird to me. Does this seem like the real genuine article to you guys?
  24. Identifying a Pterosaur claw?

    Hi, This one has me stumped with the id, is this a Pterosaur claw or something else like a possible theropod claw? It is from the kem kem and is 2cm long. Since i am clueless when it comes to identifying claws from different animals, which diagnostic features can help determine if it is pterosaur or not. Thanks.
  25. Triceratops claw?

    Hi, Is this a claw from a Triceratops? it is from the Hell Creek Formation and is slightly over 2 inches in length.