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  1. Collected this specimen this past week in my favorite creek in south-central Alabama. Geology is Ripley Fm., Selma Group, Upper Cretaceous (early Maastrichtian). It is about 11.5 cm. long by 4.5 cm wide at its' widest point, and about 1.5 cm thick. I don't see any bone or cartilaginous structure on the ends, and there is no evidence of sutures observed in baculites from the same formation. I would appreciate any comments as to its' ID. Thanks.-- George
  2. Found this little guy while sifting through an overflow pool next to the Guadalupe River in Ingram TX. So far I haven't been able to match it to anything. Can any of you help point me in the right direction?
  3. NSR is dry and footprints everywhere but I still had a great day. The Mosasaur Angular with shark feeding marks & possible shark tooth embedded is my favorite.
  4. I found this beautifully preserved shell on the side of I found this beautifully preserved shell at this exposure last year after a scouring tide.The bed is usually covered with sand and is a SSSI site so no digging around.In the last picture across the Solent is the Jurassic Isle of Wight,so near yet so far!!With one of the most expensive ferry crossings going.
  5. Thought id share my wifes and mine finds todays,the water level in the streams were really high due to the melting snow and was hard with the heavy current and really just wanted to get out with mother nature and enjoy the nature and wasn't really expecting to do so well with finding things,but the day was awesome and checked a few spots and came away with many teeth,a piece mosasaur tooth,drum fish tooth,fish vert,saw fish tooth,ray teeth and a nice brachiopod and a snail mold,,,,,its awesome to have lucky days like this.
  6. I have no idea what this is. Found in NE Mississippi (cretaceous). Potential invert, or plant?
  7. From the album Vertebrates

    Genibatrachus baoshanensis GAO & CHEN, 2017 Lower Cretaceous Longjiang Formation Taipingqiao village Morin Dawa Daur Autonomous Banner Inner Mongolia PR China Length 17cm / 7"
  8. I bought two unprepared fish nodules from a dealer at a show and have started to prepare them. I'm a total noob when it comes to preparation. I've prepared a few trilobites from wheeler shale but that's about it. I have a Paleo Aro and a Paasche air eraser. Can you all take a look at what I've done so far, and help me to understand what I'm seeing? Obviously I just got a fin, but I don't understand what the big long part is in the middle, or how the fish is oriented. A lot of the black/brown layer has chipped off while I've been working on it. Is this an actual 3-dimensional fossil? I expected it to be just like a thin plate, like Green River fish. I have only used the Aro, haven't tried messing around with the air eraser yet, although wouldn't the air eraser chip off the thin brown layer just as badly?
  9. This is a Late Cretaceous limestone from Poland. It contains a greenish glauconitic blob, on which - in one place - ornamentation is visible in a form of ribs, apparently meeting distally in pairs to form a V shape. First thoughts: poorly preserved inoceramid or ammonoid, Rhizocorallium-type burrow... Or... is it something more interesting??? Ideas!
  10. From the album Nigel's album

    23.5mm
  11. Picked up a piece of limestone in a creek bed Between Hunt and Ingram TX. What Is this? More importantly, how would be the best way to get it out of the matrix? I believe the area is Cretaceous.
  12. Hi all, Usually you see these fossils in the "Is it real?" thread, but I decided to make a change. This mosasaur block contains several teeth, and I think they are real, and it is possible that the block was found as such (if you think any of it is fake/reconstructed, let me know). As usual, it's from our favorite mosasaur location Khouribga (Morocco), meaning it's from the late Cretaceous (like all mosasaurs). Now I would like to put a species (or several species) on these teeth. Here's a list I found of the different mosasaurs found in Khouribga (it may be wrong): Globidens phosphaticus (definitely not this one) Halisaurus arambourgi Halisaurus walkeri Mosasaurus hoffmani Platecarpus ptychodon Prognathodon curii Liodon anceps (?) All of them (except for Globidens) seem like possible solutions for my block. So, what species do you think it is? Maybe there are different species for the different teeth? Thanks! Max
  13. I have a few fossils that I've unearthed over the years and although I majored at Oklahoma University in Geology, I've forgotten the ID's of these pieces. I know I should have them at the tip of my tongue, but for the life of me I can't identify these few pieces. I've included a wrist watch for scale (should have used a mm gauge I know). Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  14. Lit.: Gao & Chen (2017) A New Crown-Group Frog (Amphibia: Anura) from the Early Cretaceous of Northeastern Inner Mongolia, China. AMERICAN MUSEUM NOVITATES. Number 3876, pp1-39
  15. Hi, Here another mosasaur tooth, this time single but with root. Again, Khouribga; late Cretaceous. See my previous post for more info: So what do you think? What species could it be? Best regards, Max
  16. Hi all! I found this specimen recently at a site in NE Mississippi (cretaceous). I kept it because I thought there may be a chance it was a piece of a turtle shell. I say this because one side is flat, and the other has a porous/spongy appearance. Am I on the right track, or do I have a nice rock? Thanks!
  17. Recently obtained this nice Mosasaur jaw from the Niobrara Chalk of Lane County, Kansas; Cretaceous time period. No restoration has been done, but some stabilizing glue has been applied to the teeth. All that aside....any ideas as to what species it may be?
  18. Hi all, Here is piece of petrified wood with coprolites. I sent an inquiry about a year ago to a termite expert who had helped me in the past, but didn't heard back this time. It happens. I don't know if we have any termite experts here in the forum, so I thought I would put this one out there just in case. It was found in sandy soil near the Belgium border at the Buschtunnel, in the forested Preuswald District of Aachen, Germany. What is interesting about this specimen is that it contains coprolites of different sizes and what I believe might be termite balls. I am thinking the larger coprolites could possibly be from a queen/king, but may be from a totally difference species of arthropod. One gallery has tiny ovoid structures that are the right size for termite eggs, but their shape seems wrong, so I am thinking maybe they could be from juveniles. With the exception of the hexagonal termite coprolites, the labels are just guesses on my part. Any insight would be helpful. Also, can anyone tell what type of wood this is? As always, thanks a bunch! In case you are wondering, termite balls are fungi balls that mimic termite eggs. They survive by tricking termites into thinking they are their eggs so the termites take care of them. Fun, huh?
  19. I'm assuming worn saw fish? thanks
  20. Found this badly worn specimen in a Hunt TX creek bank and believe it is an Orthoceras. Thought?
  21. Nice little R. laevis. A common find when searching fine screenings from this location. Most have badly worn or missing roots.
  22. This somewhat common ray tooth is always a joy to find. Most have some type of root wear or damage, so this one is a great specimen.
  23. Intact mushroom and mycophagous rove beetle in Burmese amber leak early evolution of mushrooms https://phys.org/news/2017-03-intact-mushroom-mycophagous-rove-beetle.html http://english.cas.cn/newsroom/research_news/201703/t20170314_174886.shtml http://www.heritagedaily.com/2017/03/intact-mushroom-and-mycophagous-rove-beetle-in-burmese-amber-leak-early-evolution-of-mushrooms/114360 Chenyang Cai, R. A. B. Leschen, D. S. Hibbett, Fangyuan Xia, Huang Diying, 2017: Mycophagous rove beetles highlight diverse mushrooms in the Cretaceous. Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14894 http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14894 Yours,
  24. Spent the morning at Post Oak Creek yesterday. It was pretty well picked over and we need some rain. Found tons of broken teeth and was about to head out when I bumped into a family that was there for the first time and never hunted before. I asked if they would like some help which they gladly accepted. Made a few fun finds including a couple of sawfish rostral teeth and a beautiful peice of fossilized soft shell turtle shell. They also found a nice complete Cretodus. We spent a couple of hours together and they definitely got the fever. I am attaching a couple of my finds since I gave away most.
  25. Spent a couple of hours at Post Oak Creek and boy was it a popular place to be today. There were families everywhere. Spent some time on my own before a guy showed me his piece of a tooth he was proud of and asked me if I had found any teeth there before. I asked him if he had been out to the creek before and he replied that he hadn't. I offered some help and before long I was surrounded by a couple of different families. I helped them find a few teeth to get them started for which they were all grateful. Found a few really nice Ptychodus and let them "find them" as well as a really nice Squalicorax that I let them find and keep. I hoped it would help me with the fossil gods but not so much. Didn't help the juju. Spent an hour and a half walking further up the creek hoping for some untouched ground but that was not to be had. Found a few small nice teeth and rest shards. Always just happy to be digging.