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  1. Nice outing to bracklesham bay

    I had a nice day today with some nice ray material the beds weren’t exposed though as the tide didn’t scour the sand away,my highlight was meeting the two men who have the biggest collection of bracklesham fossils in the world (won’t say their names as I didn’t ask) , I talked to them for Over 2hrs and helped me to ID the things I found, another highlight was someone found a pristine auriculatis , pristis lathami(galeotti 1847) sawfish Rostral teeth myliobatis spp caudal tail spine arius egertoni (itorms 1895) dorsal fin spine various sharks teeth, not a great hunt for these turtle shell pieces myliobatis spp bars unidentified fish palates and spine little partial fish jaw more non selacian fossils to follow
  2. Carangopsis dorsalis

    From the album Vertebrates

    Carangopsis dorsalis Middle Eocene Monte Bolca Verona Italy length 10cm
  3. Hi y'all. Inspired by Marco sr's post of his Riker Mounts a few weeks ago, here are a few of mine. These are all 6 inch by 4 inch Rikers. I took the glass off some to avoid reflections. If anyone wants to see better pix of any of these, let me know. Start with a pile of Lance Fm (late Cretaceous of Wyoming) bones and teeth. There are too many fossil in all of this to ID them all, so I will just label a few of my faves. If you want more IDs, just ask. Top left, two Leptoceratops teeth. The brown ones below the right Lepto tooth are baby hadrosaur teeth. Below, Hell Creek from Montana. The thing in the middle is one of the pelvis bones form a champsosaur. To its left, a croc claw, then a coprolite. Below, Cretaceous mammals... sorta. The ones labeld Montana (MT) are from the same site as above. It has late Cretaceous as well as early Paleocene fossils, which except for dinosaurs and mammals are mostly very similar. The three lower jaws are all classically Paleocene. I think the site has reworked Cretaceous stuff, but there is a paper out there claiming that the site has Paleocene mammals in the late Cretaceous. These small teeth really should be photographed under the microscope. And now for some Eocene fun. These are from one of my faviorite sites in the Wasatch Fm of southwestern Wyoming. The square thing in the upper left is a piece of bird eggshell. There are turtle pieces (including the blue one), a croc jaw piece, fish bones, a lizard scute, hackberry seeds, a lizard frontal bone, a Coryphodon ungual, and more in here. These are mosty mammal teeth from an Eocene site west of Casper. (Sorry it is out focus). If you look closely you will see a theropod tooth found in this Eocene site. One could argue that this is proof that dinosaurs survived into the Eocene, but I say poppycock. I have also found Cretceous shark teeth and pieces of baculites here. They are all, in my book, reworked from local Cretaceous beds into the Eocene beds. This last one is all mammals from the same site I mentioned above in the Wasatch Fm of SW Wyoming. Oops, I lied,the top right toe bone is form a turtle. The dark one in the upper left is a nice maxilla with 5 teeth. I have IDed it as Haplomylus. Thanks for looking. Hope you all enjoyed the show.
  4. Baltic Amber insects!

    I purchased this piece of amber form Poland a few weeks ago and I was wondering if anyone could help with identifying the insects? I’m not overly familiar with fossils of this age. Thanks! Note: the close up photos are taken using a hand lens.
  5. Douglas Pass, Colorado Finds

    My partner and I visited Douglas Pass, Colorado last August: Eocene, Green River Formation, Parachute Member. The site represents a very shallow lake bed and is known primarily for fossil plants and insects. Recently I unwrapped her finds. The first one I think is some type of fossil seed. It is about a half inch long. The second, I think is a partial insect larvae, about an 8th of an inch. Let me know what you think. Thanks.
  6. Fossil crab

    Hello. I acquired a crab fossil (Harpactocarcinus punctulatus, Eocene, Italy). The fossil still has a whitish matrix patina that covers the back of the exoskeleton (and other parts). I think it's possible to carry out further preparation of the fossil to highlight the structures of the back - I have no experience in this regard but I am curious to know if it is possible (and/or advisable) to prepare the fossil with simple mechanical (or chemical) methods, since I don't have a sand blaster system. I attach 3 images of the fossil. Thanks in advance, Fabio
  7. Quick lobster

    Hi guys I forgot to take start photos but I spent around 3 hours finishing this off You can see some progress but hand tools are slow
  8. Hey all, I was just wondering if there has ever been a study comparing fossils of the organisms trapped in amber to similarly located/aged "conventional" rock fossils. It would certainly be interesting to see how the organisms compare between the two forms of preservation- one as a flattened impression and the other looking like it was just alive yesterday.
  9. Here are some Nautiloids that I collected from the Eocene, Nanjemoy Formation of Maryland. I believe that they are Hercoglossa Tuomeyi. I’ve found lots of fragments but these are the larger, more complete specimens. Most of the outermost shell material is gone with the exception of the large specimen back, right which still has most of it. The large specimen center, back measures 12”x10”x6” and weighs 35 pounds. I about broke my back lugging it more than a mile off the beach. I’m not really sure that the small specimen on the stand in the center, back is the same species as it does seem to have different features from the others. Marco Sr.
  10. Basilosaurid neural spine?

    Hello together, I just got a package in the mail, that is less fun than fossil hunting outside, but still I like what I see. I got no information on locality or age, but I can assume north africa. It was sold as Basilosaurus neural spine. What I don´t understand is the proximal surface of the left one, it doesn´t look fractured, rather like a complete bone/articulation surface. Also I am not sure if the size is right for Basilosaurus itself. Although I spent some time tinkering with whale anatomy, I have never seen a basilosaurid bone up close, so I am out of my expertise her. Who can help? Scale is in cm/mm Thanks J
  11. these and others I collected from a remote site near Kamloops; NOT McAbee, 5 years ago but with the new BC regulations which I'm still trying to figure out, I suppose this exposure is going to crumble away as the way I interpret them, I shouldn't be collecting any more from here or anywhere without there being a government scientist in attendance supervising.
  12. I just received confirmation from Professor Steven R. Manchester, Curator of Paleobotany Florida Museum of Natural History, that I do in fact have Bonanzacarpum sprungerorum! Special thanks to doushantuo's post (additions to paleocarpological knowledge:The Eocene) that restarted my identification quest and Paleoflor for encouraging me to pursue it. And TTF for giving me the venue to request identification assistance.
  13. Here are three more Riker mount displays that I just put together with my macro specimens from a site in Maryland with both Eocene and Miocene formations. The first 16”X12” display has shark specimens with Miocene shark teeth above the shark vertebrae and Eocene shark teeth below the shark vertebrae. The bottom Eocene shark teeth are mostly Otodus aksuaticus with a few Otodus auriculatus (for size reference the largest O. aksuaticus is 3"). The top Otodus teeth are Otodus chubutensis (for size reference the largest O. chubutensis is 3.5"). There is also a Miocene Parotodus in the top middle of the display. The second 16”X12” display contains both marine and terrestrial mammal specimens, bird specimens, reptile specimens, bony fish specimens and two bivalve shell specimens. Some of these specimens come from the Miocene like the two peccary teeth in the bottom right and some definitely come from the Eocene like the sea snake vertebrae in the bottom left and middle. The third display (8”X12”) contains both Eocene and Miocene ray including sawfish specimens (for size reference the large partial eagle ray barb, which is in two pieces, is 6.5" total length). This display also contains at the bottom two medial Eocene ray pavement teeth, Leidybatis jugosus. Marco Sr.
  14. Help with ID please!!

    I found this today at Walton-on-the-Naze, UK. It’s pretty small and I’m really struggling with identifying it. Might be something cool but maybe not even a fossil? It was found on the beach and is likely from the London clay (Eocene - Ypresian stage). It’s really common to find plant matter in this, I came away with loads of fossilised wood. So I’m thinking possibly some sort of plant fossil? Maybe a seed or something? Was also thinking it might be a coprolite or something like that but it’s fairly uniform in shape. It’s a little damaged and shows what seems to be clay infilling.
  15. Ypresian Claiborne (Eocene,USA)

    Brachycarcharias atlasi (Arambourg, 1952), Eutrichiurides plicidens comb. nov., Galeorhinus louisi Adnet & Cappetta, 2008, Ginglymostoma maroccanum Noubhani & Cappetta, 1997, Gymnosarda sp., Mennerotodus sp., Rhizoprionodon ganntourensis (Arambourg, 1952), Stenoscyllium aff. S. priemi Noubhani & Cappetta, 1997, Trichiurus oshosunensis White, 1926 Hypolophodon sylvestris (White, 1931), Malacanthus? sulcatus (Koken, 1888), Meridiania cf. M. convexa Case, 1994, Palaeocybium proosti (Storms, 1897), Paraconger sector (Koken, 1888), Paralbula aff. P. marylandica Blake, 1940, Phyllodus toliapicus Agassiz, 1844, Propristis schweinfurthi Dames, 1883, Pycnodus sp., Pythonichthys colei (Müller, 1999), Scomberomorus stormsi (Leriche, 1905), Signata stenzeli Frizzell & Dante, 1965, and Signata nicoli Frizzell & Dante, 1965, and the first Paleogene occurrences in Alabama of a member of the Gobiidae Cuvier, 1816. A biostratigraphic analysis of our sample showed stratigraphic range extensions for several taxa, including the first Bartonian occurrences of Eoplinthicus yazooensis, Jacquhermania duponti (Winkler, 1876), Meridiania cf. M. convexa, Phyllodus toliapicus, and “Rhinobatos” here(HUGE!!!!!) meaning 76 MB European Journal of Taxonomy 585: 1–274 Taxonomy and biostratigraphy of the elasmobranchs and bony fishes (Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes) of the lower-to-middle Eocene (Ypresian to Bartonian) Claiborne Group in Alabama, USA,including an analysis of otoliths Jun A. EBERSOLE1, David J. CICIMURRI & Gary L. STRINGER @squali
  16. Here are some fish vertebrae from the Isle of Sheppey, UK, which I would like to trade. They are from the London clay (Eocene aged). I have collected on the Isle of Sheppey a few times and have never found any fish fossils anywhere near as good as this. I am interested in anything from the upper Carboniferous of the UK or the USA, or Dinosaur teeth from any location. Thanks, Daniel
  17. Fish Poo ?

    Can anyone tell me if this a fish coprolite ? Its from SE North Carolina, mostly cretaceous but some eocene mixed in. Peedee form. and Castle Hayne form. The wormy pattern is flat not round like the worms I am use to seeing. Its 1 cm long. Any ideas ? Thanks.
  18. Cockerellites liops

  19. Mioplosus labracoides

  20. Cockerellites liops (Cope 1877)

    From the album Pisces

    13cm. long 18 inch layer Fossil Butte Member Green River Formation Middle Eocene Fossil Lake, Kemmerer, Wyoming, USA
  21. 16.JPG

    From the album Parts of fish (Point 1).

  22. ID vertebra of eocene. Reptile?

    Hi! In this place I found many fish vertebrae - . This happened for the first time... Is this reptile?
  23. My youngest son found this leaf last year and its been sittin im my garage for awhile. I had my middle son trim up the rock and ready for me to do my majic. Found in Colorado, Green River Formation, Eocene RB With just some careful brushing with some cut Glyptal you can see how the left side is much better now. I did just a tad bit of scribing to expose the tips and stems of the two little leafs and then some more careful brushing with my glyptal and WA LAAA!!!
  24. From the album Vertebrates

    Plagiolophus minor (Cuvier, 1804) Late Eocene Ludian St. Hippolyte-de-Caton Gard France
  25. Florissant Fossil Quarry Fun

    Hi, I'm a new member here, though I've read threads on the forum for years. In the warmer months, I'm an entomology geek, and I'm usually out trapping moths at my backyard UV setup or snapping pictures of dragonflies and the like. I'm also a longtime rockhound and paleontology fan, and it's the combination of my love for bugs, our cold-as-all-get-out winters here in MN (in winter there are no bugs), and the availability of fossil shale from the private Florissant Fossil Quarry that brings me here. Long story short, I'm interested in finding some fossil insects, and I've recently purchased several pounds of shale from the private quarry. I've already found a gorgeous fossil leaf (presumably an extinct elm, if my research online is right; that's the second photo, taken via smartphone), and I think I've found a fossil fly of some variety. My question: Is it wishful thinking? This photo of the perhaps-bug is through a Aven digital microscope. The magnification on it isn't bonkers (only 10x-50x), but it is still a heck of lot better than with the unaided eye. (This thing is tiny. If need be, I can find a metric ruler for reference.) OK, thanks, and take care.