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  1. Moroccan Mystery

    Hi Y'all, I am new here During the lockdown (in the Netherlands) I started cleaning and documenting my collection. There are a few things I am not sure about. So if anyone could help, Yes please So this thing I am not sure what I am looking at. The thing that is weird to me is that if you look at it from the tip it lloks like a +. This wants to make me cross out a dinosaur but the bone structure does not look like a fish. Sooo I am a bit confuzed Measurements are LxHXB 24cmx5.1cmx4cm Thank you for looking
  2. Hello! I have considered entering a competition on instagram. The competition requires you to create an accurate reconstruction of a lesser known prehistoric fish. The problem is that I am not so knowledgeable on prehistoric fishes, and I cannot name one that I haven't seen art for. I would like to study a fish, and hopefully create an accurate (or semi-accurate) reconstruction of that fish. Here is the instagram post containing the rules for the contest. (Feel free to participate if you are up for the challenge.)
  3. Hello together, I am tidying up a bit and came across this piece between the flower pots on my windowsill. I can not remember buying it, and I can not remember finding it. As I do not often find vertebrate fossils (as this appears to me to be) I would remember finding it. So maybe it was a bonus add on to something I bought, or my fiancé found it without being impressed much, in which case it would be from the coast of Normandy or Bretagne. Could also have been from a box of Chilean whale vertebrae, I also found a penguin humerus among those. My first guess is some kind of fish maxilla, any ideas? Scale is metric. Thanks, J
  4. Hey everyone, I'm brand new to fossil preparation and want to try on a Green River knightia fossil. I'm in Canada though and have no idea where to find unprepped fossils of any kind. I feel like this is something I'd actually be good at as a hobby to get me through some winter blues. I've been obsessed with fossils since I was 3. Does anyone have an idea of where I might find unprepped Green River specimens? Thank you!
  5. Glen Rose Fish

    From the album Lower Cretaceous Vertebrate Fossils of Central Texas

    This fossil is in the visitor center at Westcave Preserve in Travis County. The stone was quarried from the Glen Rose Formation near Sisterdale, Kendall Co. This is a little over 10 inches long.

    © ERose 2021

  6. So building up my conodont collection and getting a scope to get better pics, but I found a 6-8' Pennsylvania shale shelf with huge intact pieces. I found this 2 x 2 1/2' piece with this central fossil fish? Under magnification (photo 4 and 5) there are scales/skin along the "spines"-that picture is at the central aspect of photo 2. I found the positive impression piece several yards away, though there are positive and negative pieces in both. Off one of the "spines". Off the end of one it a short, pointed spine? I can try to get a photo of that. My questions are 1. What is it?- fish? Listracanthus? urchin spines? 2. There appears to be some sort of decomposition of original tissue around some of the spines. Is that a reasonable observation and can anyone explain? 2. How do I clean it further?- the rest of it appears to be under a shale layer at the 7:00 position in photo 2 and 10-11:00 position in photo 3 there is ~12-18" of more shale along that margin 3. Should I just take/donate this to a lab and have them do it? I don't think this is earth shattering, but if its wholly there, could be interesting Thanks for any input! really appreciate the expertise on the forum!! Bone
  7. Xiphactinus Vert

  8. unidentified fish scale

    From the album Carrière Suermondt (Moresnet, Belgium)

    © T.K.T. Wolterbeek

  9. unidentified fish scale

    From the album Carrière Suermondt (Moresnet, Belgium)

    © T.K.T. Wolterbeek

  10. unidentified fish scale

    From the album Carrière Suermondt (Moresnet, Belgium)

    © T.K.T. Wolterbeek

  11. unidentified fish scale

    From the album Carrière Suermondt (Moresnet, Belgium)

    © T.K.T. Wolterbeek

  12. After taking a little time off from hunting due to a new job and holidays I decided to hit the North Sulphur River with a friend. We had a great day. I love the Tylosaur scapula with shark bites. We found a large Xiphactinus washing out and ended up with one left maxilla and three verts from it. We will go back and check that area again.
  13. Fish fossil ID please

    Hi, Can someone please help me ID this small fish fossil, thanks, it's 40mm long.
  14. unidentified fish remains

    From the album Steinbruch Piesberg (Osnabrück, Germany)

    © T.K.T. Wolterbeek

  15. unidentified fish remains

    From the album Steinbruch Piesberg (Osnabrück, Germany)

    © T.K.T. Wolterbeek

  16. unidentified fish scale

    From the album Steinbruch Piesberg (Osnabrück, Germany)

    © T.K.T. Wolterbeek

  17. From the album fish

    Leptolepis gregarious Woodward, 1895.Late Jurassic.Merrygoen Ironstone, Purlawaugh Formation. Farrs Hill, Uarbry. New South Wales.Australia
  18. I picked up this Mosasaur tooth in matrix with a really interesting bone along with the standard fish bones. See photos for reference. Any help in identification would be much appreciated!
  19. Fish bone from the Zandmotor

    Hey everyone, Found this bone yesterday on the Zandmotor, Netherlands (most likely Eemian in age, late Pleistocene, around 120'000 years old). Judging by the structure I'm fairly confident it's from a fish, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what bone it could be. My best guess so far is that it's a parietal bone, but I'm not yet convinced. I'm not finding much comparison material online; although I may be using the wrong search words. I'm also curious if you maybe know if it's possible to identify this bone further than Teleostei indet. It's quite big (scale in centimeters), so maybe something like an Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)? What do you guys think? Thanks in advance, Max
  20. Fish coprolite?

    Hello everybody, Asking about a certain fish fossil I received from a friend who found it at the Green River Formation. Under one of the fish, there is a sort of long, tapering, uh, feces-looking squiggle. (Trying to be mature here!) I want to know is it a fish coprolite, a mineral deposit, or something else? If I didn't know better I'd suspect it was the entrails of the fish. Anyone out there who can help? I've also attached some pics of other suspicious discolored spots that may help.
  21. Mysterious coral fossil

    This is a coral fossil found in Myloi Gorge, in Rethymno area. I can't identify it, but i know its epoch is Pliocene because in that area were found fish fossils in matrix dated from the Zanclean subepoch( subepoch in Pliocene). Please, can you try to identify it. Thanks.

    I've got a few Green River fish to prep and am having difficulty with the fins. I've prepped invertebrates before but haven't hit on the technique for these fish yet. I have a Paleo-Aro airscribe and an abrasive blaster, sodium bicarb and dolomite. The Paleo-aro seems too robust for the delicate fin rays and tends to damage a lot of them. I'm thinking of getting a micro jack but not sure of which # would be appropriate. I almost have my air-blaster up and running again. Is using sodium bicarb at a low pressure the answer? I know a couple of people who only use manual picks and have amazing results but, it is very painstaking. I've tried dental picks and am damaging more than exposing. Are dental picks too flexible? Is there anything just as thin but more rigid? Any assistance will be much appreciated. Thanks. Tom
  23. The tooth was on the eastern u.s coast near Florida and the tooth is around 2 cm