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  1. Hello. I'm currently working on a basilosaurus sketch as a project. The sketch is based off of Basilosaurus cetoides. I wanted to add a few fish to liven up the whole drawing, but I'm not familiar with late Eocene fish from the U.S. east coast. Would anyone be able to help me out?
  2. Fish for ID

    Fossil fish for a friend, no locality. Any ideas? I was thinking asineops.
  3. Fossilized Fish?

    I’m hoping someone can tell me which type of fossils are in this rock. I found it in my yard in middle Tennessee. There are several crushed shells visible, but I’m especially wondering about the areas circled in red. The area circled in the third picture almost looks like a fish? The smaller circled area appears hollow. I’m not sure of what that could be. Any ideas? Thanks!
  4. Home collection

    As a child, like all children, I began to get involved in dinosaurs. In a small provincial town, there was only one library with a one book about dinosaurs. Every weekend, when my peers were playing games, I spent a couple of hours with my mother in the library-drawing dinosaurs in my album, and wrote in a notebook facts about them. Time passed I grew up, but passion for paleontology has not gone anywhere. It became one of my Hobbies. My opportunities have expanded and it was possible to go to paleontological travel or to buy fossil. My first sample in making a replica. It was very interesting to do.
  5. Please could anyone suggest what this is? I'm assuming fish, with little (less than 1mm) white spherules that might be teeth or denticles. From the Jet Rock (Mulgrave Shale Member) - a Lower Jurassic, Toarcian shale at least partly deposited in anoxic waters. Near Whitby, Yorkshire, UK. (Acquired in an auction as an extra with another fossil that I really wanted so I'm just curious really, I know little about fish!)
  6. Guizhou Fish

    This small fish is from Xingyi, Guizhou Province of China. Any idea what species it is? @oilshale
  7. Hakel Fish Info?

    Does anyone have a good resource about Lebanese fish fossils from Hakel? I have some I would like to learn more about. Looking for images and citations to beef up my catalog info on them. Thanks in advance all!
  8. My little trip to Solnhofen

    Last weekend I used my free time to visit two locations in the area of Solnhofen. Solnhofen is quite a famous fossil location, so many of you will probably know it. During the Late Jurassic, this area was an archipelago at the edge of the Tethys Sea and it preserves a rare assemblage of fossilized organisms. The most famous fossil from there is the Archaeopteryx. At the beginning I was very unsure if it really make sense to visit that location, because I often heard bad things like that its very hard to find something there . And I have to say that it was indeed very hard to find something but nonetheless I found a few fossils and it was much fun. I was firstly for about 3 hours in the visitor quarry Blumenberg. Here is the quarry: It makes sense to bring a shovel with you because you firstly have to put away all the debris before you can extract larger plates. The most common fossil there is the crinoid Saccocoma. Here are some examples: (about 2 cm big) Another very common fossil are coprolites from fishes/ammonites. They are called Lumbricaria: (3-4 cm long)
  9. James River finds--bone ID

    Hey y'all, Fossils were collected along the James River, Virginia. A-- Claw? C/D-- Bird bone fragments? Thanks in advance for the help
  10. Can you help me identify?

    Hi everyone, I bought these this morning of a man at the local carboot sale! Don't often see fossils there, he said he bought them in Brazil in 1975, Any idea what these are? the body measures 21Cm, I know little to nothing about fossils and it looks like some kind of fish/eel to me..But thought these were pretty cool and would be interested to know more about them.
  11. Pennsylvanian fish tooth?

    I have bulk sampled many times at the Lost Creek Reservoir in Jacksboro, TX, which is Pennsylvanian material. After dissolving a rock from the Jacksboro Limestone, I found what looks like a fish tooth that is 1.1mm long. In fact, it closely resembles some of the palaeoniscoid fish teeth that I have found in the Permian. Since it is the only one that I have ever found at Jacksboro, there is a chance that it could have somehow been transferred there. Or, although I try to thoroughly clean my screens after each use, I guess there is the chance of cross contamination. I have used those screens to sort through Permian material recently. My question is, has anyone ever found a fish tooth at Jacksboro? If so, does it look like the attached picture? Thanks for any help.
  12. Thelodus inflexus

    From the album Triassic fossils

    A small (0.7 cm long) but very rare fish tooth (Thelodus inflexus) from the "Bonebed" (Triassic) from a quarry near Zwingelhausen. I am very happy about this find
  13. This fish is 14cm long from Jiangsu. Any idea what species it is?
  14. Madagascar Fish

    @oilshale, any idea what species is this Madagascar fish? Only this half of the module is available, and it’s broken.
  15. GR fish ID

    Hello! I'm super happy because I just finished my first self-prepared fossil fish! My original thought was Diplomystus, but as I finished the prep job I became suspicious it was a Knightia, possibly K. alta. just wanted to know if anyone could help me with the ID, and any help would be greatly appreciated!
  16. Triassic mystery bone

    Hi all! I've found this strange bone (unprepared yet) in triassic aged sandstone from the anisian. In the same location there have been many shark, fish, and Marine reptile species reported. I can't seem to I'd what part of the body this bone represent, not even talking about the species... The bumps on the surface are half spheres, some of them protruding half way without squere encourage, I think they can be teeth or some kind of dermal plate. So, does anybody care to share their thoughts on the matter?
  17. Guizhouniscus microlepidus?

    Is this a Guizhouniscus microlepidus? Thanks!
  18. My ammonite mailbox project is moving along swiftly now. I dug the hole for the slab the other weekend, called 811 after wife squawked at me for not calling utilities first (oops!), and waited a couple days until they marked lines in my yard. On Saturday I poured 560 lbs of hand mixed concrete over a bed of gravel and rebar, then yesterday I mortared all the cinder blocks in place. Now for the cool part. Today on lunch hour I went out shopping for 500 lbs of flagstone to skin the superstructure.. Then serendipity struck just after I asked the worker“¿Ha visto Ud. algunas piedras con fosiles como amonites of huesos?” He pointed out some Inoceramus fragments, then I glanced at another pallet of stone, flipped the first piece, and was surprised to see a good portion of a fossil fish, partly articulated, and surrounded by a scattering of disarticulated scales and vertebrae. Of couse I flipped 20-30 more stones, but stopped short of tearing up their nicely organized pallet. Now the best part for a “tacaño viejo” like me....$.15 per pound x 6 pounds - 10% military discount (thanks to my wife) = the price is right @ $.81! I asked where they got this Coyote Canyon limestone, but the guy answered with a confidence uninspiring “Arizona or Montana”. This stuff wasn’t laminated paper thin like the Green River stuff I’ve mined. Not sure if the Green River has any layers with suitable integrity for outdoor applications, but I’ll stay open minded to that possibility, although I’m hoping for something different. I may never be able to ID the fish or the source, but I always keep a couple shekels around for opportunities such as this.
  19. Hi all, my wife found this impressive vertebra on the beach at Walton-on-the-Naze this morning. Apart from it being from a bony fish, is there any way of narrowing down the species? It is from the London Clay deposits (Ypresian / early Eocene).
  20. Hi I recently joined this forum and I need help to identify what type of fish fossil. My dad gave it to me several years ago and don't really know much about it so can someone identify it
  21. Fish Scale?

    Is this a fish scale? It was found in the Woodbine formation south of Denton, TX. I am new to microfossils. It may also be a small clam.
  22. Moroccan fish? Jaw

    Any ideas folks? Kem kem matrix. Cube is 1cm3 @LordTrilobite @Troodon @Tidgy's Dad
  23. Saurocephalus or Saurodon?

    I have a jaw I'm considering and it's labeled as Saurocephalus lanciformis. But after doing some research I found Saurodon to be almost the same fish. What would be the best way to label this jaw?
  24. Permian fossilised food chain

    Hey everyone You guys might already know about this, but since this fossil is so wonderful, I decided I'd share this paper on TFF (it's kind of old news, but it's a really fascinating find). The paper describes a xenacanth shark (Triodus sessilis) with two temnospondyl tetrapods (Cheliderpeton latirostre and Archegosaurus decheni) as gut content. One of those temnospondyls had ingested an acanthodian fish (Acanthodes bronni) which is also preserved in the fossil. Basically, a "fish in an amphibian in a shark". The specimen was collected from the Permian of Lebach (southwestern Germany). Here's the paper. Enjoy Kriwet et al. 2008 Fossilised 3-level trophic chain.pdf
  25. I just wanted to post something that is not very pretty but is something thing that is harder to find now in the Mazon Creek Fauna- a fish, possibly Elonichthys peltigerus. I posted it earlier in an on going post titled “ Sometimes You Have To Whack It”, in that thread, I daily posts fossils (Mazon Creek) that I have opened that day. Today I opened a concretion that has been sitting in one of my buckets for the last 15 years. A slight strike of my hammer did some real damage to this concretion which shattered upon impact. I put together the pieces that I could and was still happy with the results. The shattering does not normally happen, but some of the time you get a concretion that will do just that. Hopefully tomorrow I will have better luck, as I will continue to use my hammer.
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