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Found 6 results

  1. Small skull of a Miocene fish?

    Hello, first post from a long time window gazer... I found this small skull, on the james river in Virginia, the backside looks fishy, the front looks curious, seeing a bit of my own reflection I guess. Sea robin maybe? From a beach with Miocene era sharks teeth I believe, any other ideas or directions would be appreciated! Thank you for your time...
  2. I got this at a place that sells bulk rocks. It was in a batch of rocks meant to be stepping stones, and I have no idea where in the world it's from. I know it's too messed up to ID well at all, I'm just wondering what general category of animal this is. My best guess is it's the outside of a large fish skull. There's nothing inside the slab, and the area in the right side of the pic looks like a shattered gill plate to me. It's about 8" across, and the rock it's in feels harder than most limestone I've come across. I didn't see any other fossils in the other slabs, and I doubt the stepping-stone-store is selling rocks from a rich fossil site. Any idea? I'd be happy with just "yeah, that's definitely a fish" or something similar. It's staying outside as a stepping stone, as I'm of the opinion that all stepping stone paths should have a large and interesting stone to stop on, and it's definitely not in good enough shape to be worth displaying. It's neat, though.
  3. Eocoelopoma curvatum fish skull.

    From the album Some of my best Sheppey fossils

    This is a very fine 3D fish skull. Most Sheppey fish are found crushed but this one has been lucky.
  4. I prepped another Niobrara coprolite and found an interesting inclusion. With my limited knowledge of fish anatomy, My best guess is some kind of connecting bone where the vertebrae meet the skull? The coprolite contains both large and small fish vertebrae in addition to this bone. Thanks in advance for your help!
  5. I think this skull from Minster cliffs on the Isle of Sheppey is from an Eocoelopoma Curvatum but would love some confirmation if possible. Any more details required please ask :-) Many thanks for any assistance. Gary
  6. A friend and I collected on a creek that we hadn't visited since last Fall earlier this week. The water was a little high and murky but we lucked-out on a couple of rare finds, at least for us. The sediments are Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian), Selma Group, Ripley Formation. The first photo is a fish skull, as found, no preparation. Guessing that it is an Enchodus sp. skull. The other photos are what I'm guessing to be a large dermal denticle (thorn) from a ray. It is more than an inch tall (26 mm), 35 mm on the long slant, 26 mm on the short slant, and has a concave base. Thanks for looking.
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