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Found 40 results

  1. 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)
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. is this a femur bone?

    found this on the beach on Vancouver island, looks to me like some sort of femur?
  9. Found in South Manatee County in an aggregate pit. Thank you!
  10. Looking for identification for this bone. Possible femur or humerus of a turtle? Found in Manatee County, Florida. Thank you!
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. 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?
  16. 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
  17. mammal femur

    I've browsed the gallery of @Harry Pristis without success. This femur measures 9 inches long. The proximal end is about 2.25 inches along the longest line and the distal is at 2.5 inches. Found on the Brazos River in Texas. My guess is deer. Thanks for looking!
  18. Femur bone from Kem Kem

    Hi, I saw this unidentified femur from the Kem Kem beds and i was just wondering if it possible to id it or narrow it down to potential candidates. The femur is 1.42" long. Thanks.
  19. Hi everybody! I just a question. Does anybody actually purchase dinosaur bones ? I took this bone to UWL and they confirmed and I have emails and photos verifying that it is a Mastadon femur bone. They think they it wasn't full grown yet when it died. It's pretty cool actually and they can't believe how good of condition it is in.
  20. kinda big bone

    I almost tripped over this log today while out on the Brazos River. So my question is...Is there a way to differentiate mammoth femur from mastodon femur. I can post more pics after I clean it up a bit. Right now all I know is that it weighs 52lbs, 17 inches wide and 30 inches long. It was fun carrying up the bank and back to my car. And wondering if I would dive in after it if I swamped the kayak on the trip back.....
  21. Femur?

    Hi Fossil Forum - I found this object which I think is a bone near the State Line campground in the Vermillion Cliffs area of Arizona/Utah. It measures approximately 3" in radius. Is it a bone?
  22. Leg bone

    Same Creek. We have a large pelvis too.
  23. Sorry to do this on my first post, but..... This looks like a Hadrosaur thigh / femur fossil with flesh and skin!!! Call me a liar! more pics....
  24. Hi there! I'm new to the forum and have identification questions on some material I pulled out Hell Creek. Where should I post pictures and questions like that on the site? We pulled out what is tentatively a femur, skin fossil, and a meat-eater claw (that one's in pretty rough shape). Also a mystery bone that almost looks like a piece of skull, with two partial eye sockets. This community looks amazing; I'm looking forward to participating in it! Warbreaker
  25. Up for sale on everyone's favorite auction website is the following while it doesn't look fake I am very cautious about buying anything from the site when it comes to fossil remains. I'm guessing the usual suspects troodon and lordtrilobite can help me
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