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  1. This human bones was found on Azov See shore, Russia. Stratigraphic level and geological time of this find doesn't know. There are no archaeological items.
  2. Hi this is a bone I just repaired originally from Morocco, it was broken into two pieces. Please can I have help to identify it. I am guessing Spinosaurus femur. Its 18 inches long, 2 inch diameter at the smallest point and 3.5 inches diameter at the widest, Thank you
  3. Possible sauropod femur upper end

    I bought this agatized dinosaur fossil at a rock shop in Indianapolis about 4 years ago. It is agatized and it was at risk of being bought and sliced up. I am glad I rescued it. It has an identifiable shape. The attribution was only that it came from the Western United States and that it was a plant eater. It is probably from an old collection. It weighs over 90 lbs. It is wrapped up at the present time in tarp material because I moved in 2018 and I have not unwrapped it yet. I am thinking possible sauropod femur upper end. I can get more pictures and measurements when I unpack it. NON-COMMERCIAL Scientific Resource Link: https://svpow.com/category/stinkin-appendicular-elements/femur/page/2/ NON-COMMERCIAL Scientific Resouce Link: Possible Camarasaurus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camarasaurus
  4. ID help for a rank beginner

    I visited the North Sulfur River for the first time today and found some great (to me) stuff. Some help with identification would be appreciated. The bones. I didn't expect to find this many bones. Can anyone tell what kind of femur that is? It's short, but very hefty. And it's flat, not round like a human femur. Standing on edge in this photo, you can see how flat it is.
  5. NSR, April 3rd

    I made a trip to the NSR today and had a blast. Let me say up front that I am a rank beginner, and this was my first real fossil hunting trip, unless you count a visit to Mineral Wells Fossil Park with a bucket a few weeks ago. It was a dark day, but I was afraid if I waited, the next round of rain would have the river too high. I found some cool stuff. I'll be starting a thread in the ID forum for help identifying things. I'd especially like to know about the femur and tooth I found, so if any NSR experts can help out, I'd appreciate it. Some random thoughts on today's trip: 1. NSR is one of the coolest places I've ever been. I get why it's so liked and popular. I'm going to visit it as many times as I can this year before it's a lake. 2. Those steps were made for someone who's 6'6". Lets see a show of hands of who can traverse them making steps like regular steps. I could to it, but I had to shift my (full) pants pocket to one side to make such a giant step. And they end before the river bottom. Getting up that muddy bank on a rainy day to get to the first step is no small task. 3. I would have liked to hike much further up the river than I did, but with more rain expected, it seemed prudent to not wander more than a mile from the bridge. I was happy I was still able to find cool stuff, even without a long hike. 4. It got cold! My forecast in Gun Barrel City didn't call for anything lower than 60 degrees today, and it was 60 something when I arrived, but I noticed it kept getting colder, and by the time I got back to my van at 12:45, it was 44 degrees. That's too cold for wading a river! 5. I brought home more insignificant stuff than I should have. Is that a beginner thing? 6. I'm an old guy (69 on Sunday), but fit (still average 100 miles a week on a bicycle, and have for many years). Fit or not, I'm too old to be making trips like this by myself. So, I'd enjoy joining someone else who's going to NSR. I don't mind separating and searching on my own in the river, just take a moment before you leave to make sure I haven't fallen and broken a hip. 7. If I find something bigger than this, I'm going to need a bigger bag. ]
  6. Bird skull/ femur head

    Please help me with the identification You can ask me for more photos
  7. Hell Creek Femur

    Hi I recently stumbled upon this femur with with a very large & pointy fourth trochanter. I have not seen that before. The length is 45cm. Sorry for not providing straight views. Location: Hell Creek Fm, Jordan, Montana Do you know what animal it belongs to?
  8. Theropod Femur ID

    Hello All, This is for @Troodon and all other theropod experts. I recently acquired this Femur that is 20 inches and reportedly T rex. I have seen similarly sized nano femurs and this one is more robust and thicker. Polling the community to see it you all think this is Rex. Also, What is the material in the center? It is dark brown and runs the entire length of the bone (the cross section pic has white adhesive on the material in question). Marrow? Matrix? I have sent these pics to Pete Larson and he is MIA (no response yet). Hoping you all can end my debate. Thanks
  9. Fossils or rocks?

    Found these near Austin and the one on the left looks like it could be a femur of something and the one on the right I'm not sure of but it feels and looks like the same as the other one. Pictures Fossils or rocks? https://imgur.com/gallery/U2yFKZo
  10. Mediterranean bone

    Hello! Today during a bath I found this bone: it was in the sea water near Gela, a city in the southern coast of Sicily. Near the place where I found it there are some little rivers, so, maybe it was a land animal’s bone. Can you help me with the identification? (Sorry for my English)
  11. Spinosaurus bones?

    Can anyone identify these as spinosaurus bones. Ive come across these pictures with very little information, other than apparently spinosaur bones from Morocco. I think the verts look clearly spinosaur, but I'm not very familiar with spinosaur long bones, although they immediately struck me as looking a little off. Maybe them being flattened is throwing me off. This seemed like a perfect opportunity for not just help learning spino long bones, but also while dealing with details like that, which can interfere with "standard" identification. In the 4th picture, the fossil on the bottom right--is that a vert with a long bone next to it? It's positioned like the sail of the vert, and seems to be attached to the vert but something about the bone looks wrong for part of the sail, to me...maybe that it looks like it's rounded along the length's edge, which I thought was not how they were shaped(if I'm wrong, I could also be just picturing dimetrodon sail spines...well, or just plain wrong, of course)? ...As well as looking just like the other long bones present. Thanks for any and all help!
  12. Big Bone - femur?

    Here is one more from the Peace River (Florida). It's a big bone that resembles a femur of some kind. Again, I am almost certain this is not fossilized, or not fully. Could be fairly old (early Holocene) or recent. Cow? Horse? Human?! Thanks!
  13. Hello, I have a femur and metatarsal and thanks to this forum, I've been able to use plenty of reference to ID Bison as opposed to Bos with decent confidence. However, I'm wondering if there are any references or tips on identifying species. I hear B. antiquus is tricky to tell from B. bison, but are there consistent size differences? Both were found in Ames, IA in Squaw Creek in sandbars after spring flooding. This femur is 45 cm (~17.5 in) long and the distal is 11 cm (4.5 in) wide. The metatarsal is 20 cm (~8 in) long and 8 cm (3 in) wide.
  14. Hello all. I just wanted to share some information about keichousaurus that I found very interesting. Crazyhen recently identified a keich specimen I have as a male. I wondered how he knew that, and did some research. As most of you probably already know, keichousaurus hui was sexually dimorphic! Males can be told apart from females by the proportions and length of the femur and humerus. Males are also often times larger. I included a diagram telling apart the male from the female. A is the female, and B is the male. Thank you all for reading, I enjoyed learning this and hope some of you do as well! https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1671/039.029.0230 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2015.1658
  15. River mud find

    I am a new person and not a paleontoligist. While swimming in the Rock River Moline Illinois 52 years ago I found this bone deeply buried in the mud. There was much more to the find than what I could bring up, but this piece could be lifted free by unburying it with my feet. It was in 3-4 feet of water. it is 12 inches long and weighs 1.8 pounds. I would appreciate any input someone has time to offer please! All these years, I still have the bone and I do not know what it is. I have other photos but this site will not let me upload them. Thank You
  16. Plesiosaur femur or humurus?

    Can anyone tell if this is a plesiosaur femur or humurus? Or if not, have any thoughts on what it could be? From what I can tell it seems to have a slightly shorter/heavier curved length, and a more symmetrical curve than most plesiosaur bones Ive seen. I think it looks VERY close, but the slight differences I'm seeing are consistent with almost every plesiosaur bone I'm seeing, which makes me think the slight difference is a tell that it's not. Also, I don't see the ridges on any plesiosaur bones, but I don't know if that's natural to the bone, or from damage from fossilization at some point, but it does look natural to me. Sadly I do not know where it's from(yet), and I don't know yet if it starts to flatten towards one side, which I believe is an absolutely necessary feature. Hopefully I can find out and add that info, but I'd imagine it could still at least potentially be debunked as a plesiosaur bone in the meantime.
  17. is this a femur bone?

    found this on the beach on Vancouver island, looks to me like some sort of femur?
  18. Found in South Manatee County in an aggregate pit. Thank you!
  19. Looking for identification for this bone. Possible femur or humerus of a turtle? Found in Manatee County, Florida. Thank you!
  20. What is this?

    This is part of a private collection that I have salvaged from an estate sale in Washington. Wondering what I have here. Thanks!
  21. Long Bone ID

    Looking for some help with the ID. Mineralized, large and heavy, about 10 lbs. from the white River formation in SD. Distal end of a femur perhaps? Thanks for any help with the ID.
  22. Is this even a fossil?

    I found this “rock” on the beach in Key West, Florida a number of years ago when I stepped on the bulbous part. The shape interested me so I kept it. Recently while watching a documentary about fossils it occurred to me that this looks strangely like part of a fossilized femur. I was wondering if anyone can identify this and confirm or deny my suspicion. Also, if it is a fossil, approximately how old might it be?
  23. Pachystropheus rhaeticus

    Hi Here's a small femur from the Triassic reptile Pachstropheus rhaeticus. The femur is about 2 inches long and sits amongst some Triassic debris including fish teeth. Nick
  24. Femoral head?

    Hey all. I'm new to the site. I happened upon what I can only assume is a femoral head of some sort. Any ideas?
  25. Large femur- bison or hippo?

    Dear Guys, Today I found the lower articular piece of big femur, the length of articular end surface is 13 cm. It is very similar to bison but judging by size I think it could belong to hippopotamus. I also checked wooly rhino but there are some differences in the articular surface. Any idea what it might be? Best Regards Domas
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