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Found 282 results

  1. Found here in Blair County PA - Tonoloway Formation, Devonian/Surilian. I'm not sure what this might by any ideas?
  2. I have these two pieces that I can seem to id so I found this awesome forum and figure this is is the best place to start. So what information I do have is that this chucks of matrix came from Morocco and kind of look like gill bones? Please let me know what you think.
  3. Found this in the finis shale formation (Graham) of Jacksboro, TX which is Pennsylvanian. Need help identifying.....Approximately 1 inch long. Thanks in advance for any help.
  4. I bought a slab some time ago, and have finally gotten around to prepping it. (Note, I do not have an air scribe, so it takes quite a bit of time) Current Progress: (20 minutes) Only the vertebrae and a few ribs are visible here. I have noticed as I am going along, it is much more difficult than it appeared when I first purchased it. The skin is fairly intact, though there are some patches that are missing. Use a gum eraser to help clean away the dust because it is gentle, particularly on the fragile bones. All I am using is a small hand prepping tool, and though it is time consuming, it still works for me.
  5. Had this about a year probably will never know the species but figured I would post it and see. My girlfriend was the one to find this and had to clean the chalk off of it to even recognize it as a tail. Anyone know? Cretaceous fish from the inland sea of western kansas. Thanks
  6. Here are 4 very small jaw fragments??, that I would like to see if anyone could ID for me. I realize they are very small, but any help is appreciated as always. 3 pics of each jaw. Thank you, David
  7. Hi friends This year in the holidays, in Spanish beach..... Sparisoma cretense from pleistocene of Fuerteventura. Marvellous dental plate I look for up more pictures
  8. This was given to me as a gift many years ago. Its the only fossil I have that I didn't collect myself. I know nothing about it its age or where it was found, or if it is possibly a fake. If it is to stay in my collection, I want to have a good ID and if possible a fairly accurate location and strata.
  9. Here are 3 more jaw pieces. More pictures attached of each one. Any help is appreciate. Maybe small horse? Porpoise? Alligator type??
  10. Hello everyone! I got this pretty cool fish for X-Mas, and even though it looks great displayed on my shelf, it does confuse me a lot. The second picture shows the info given by the seller. I bought it in a small shop in Veere, Zeeland (NL), and the Rhynchodercetis from my avatar comes from this shop too. The info is in Dutch, and it translates to: Fossil fish: Yangaiïchthys River: the Yangay, China Eocene: +/- 50 mya Now the confusing part is, the name Yangaiïchthys doesn't give any results in the images. That's when I started to stress a bit, because it is a Chinese fossil and those are often fakes (just like Moroccan ones such as my mosasaur jaw). The seller tells me it's most probably real, but surely retouched a bit. So did the Chinese make up a new species, and give it to the jolly old man holding that puny shop in Veere? Anyways I would like your thoughts on it: what species it is, is it fake, etc... Best regards, Max
  11. Hello all, Are these fish otoliths? I have been finding a ton of them in my Oligocene spots in MS, and never really knew what they were. I decided to do some research and I see some resemblance wiht fish otoliths. Almost all of the vertebrate bits I find here are black, so I didn't think they could be bone, but perhaps the mineralization is different on these otoliths. I apologize for the bad photos. I am away visiting family and do not have my microscope. All specimens are less than 1cm. Oligocene Marine Mississippi
  12. This specimen is from the Neuse river in Eastern NC. The vast majority of fossils from this location are Cretaceous though I do find a bit of Eocene material here. This one strikes me as fish. I am thinking it may be part of the pectoral girdle or perhaps one of the bones of the skull such as the palatine. Scale is in cm:
  13. I bought this on everyone's favorite auction site as a split nodule 13" long. I glued the 2 halves together and prepped it down from the top. The nodule is, I assume limestone, but is unlike any I have seen. It is very soft on the outside and gets very hard on the inside. The bone is very fragile and pink in color with a microscopic layer of black on top. As you can see by the front on photo, it was a very toothy little bugger. No collection info was available from the seller. My best guess is enchodus or some type of early shark, but that is just a shot in the dark. Help Please!
  14. Picked this fish up at a sale this morning, because I recognized what it was. Unfortunately, half of it is gone. I have 0 experience with Brazilian fish. What species is this? Thanks.
  15. Hello fossil-hunters! My most recent fossil hunt was rather successful! I went to the Zandmotor, in the Netherlands, which is known for its abundance of: fossil seashells, big Ice Age mammal bones, fish material and more Pleistocene fossils. Here are the things I found: 1) All the black/brown things on the top are bones/bone shards from big Pleistocene mammals such as the mammoth, the cave lion, the cave hyena, the Irish Elk, the woolly rhino, the bison, etc. - 2) The big white shells on the right are Acanthocardia tuberculata - 3) The smaller shells next to them are Mactra plistoneerlandica (clams) - 4) Next to the Mactra we have some Cerasroderma edule (cockles) - 5) Underneath those are some Macoma balthica - 6) The big grey things to the left are Ostrea edulis (oysters) - 7) The "tooth" underneath the oysters is actually a crab pincer - 8) Next to it we have a small piece of mammoth ivory - 9) All the small black things at the bottom are fish vertebrates - 10) And finally the small black thing above the fish verts is a partial fish jaw with one tooth! In the close-ups we have: 1) The partial fish jaw with the small tooth - 2) The fish verts - 3) The crab pincer - 4) A big piece of bone, maybe a partial femur of a rhino, bison or mammoth - 5) A small piece of mammoth ivory. Some of these fossils were given to me by a really nice young man named Rick, that I met that day on the beach. Rick was searching for fossils just like me, and he gave me some tips for the hunt, and have me many cool fossils! Some of you might notice this is the same post as on my Instagram account @world_of_fossils. What do you think? Best regards to all, Max
  16. Friend of mine got this as a gift from someone who found it out in Wyoming. Any help on getting an ID, or starting to get one anyhow, would be greatly appreciated. it's fairly small.
  17. Rhizodont jaw

    From the album Scottish Carboniferous Sarcopterygians

    Rhizodont jaw Fife Coal Field, Midland Valley of Scotland Upper Carboniferous Westphalian A 310 mya
  18. Bony Fish Centrum

    From the album In-Situ Shots(various locations)

    11-29-16 Denton County, TX
  19. Bony Fish jaw

    From the album Denton County, TX

    11-26-16
  20. I need help to indentify a fossil found at Fossil Butte, Wy. I found it about 20 years ago while on vacation with family. The guide was telling us how to open the rocks and being a typical teenager, I just randomly grabbed a rock and broke it open. The guide couldn't indentify it and my grandmother does still have the other side of the fossil. My wife and kids think it's cool, but with led love to know more about it.
  21. Can anyone help ID these? Thanks!
  22. Hi everybody, it passed too much time since I was here. I need help. One friend found this in Lower Devonian sediments in Spain. He thinks is a fish tooth but I'm not sure about it. What do you think? Regards Juan
  23. From the album Jurassic fossils from the Newark Supergroup

    Semionotus sp. Early Jurassic Shuttle Meadow Formation Newark Super Group Durham, CT.
  24. Hello everyone! I need your help again... Around a year ago, my sister bought this small fossil fish for me, as she knows I'm a fan of fossils. She bought it at a stand at an event she went to; and the seller had no idea of the age/location or species of the fossil. All that he knew was that it was a fish. (Which it evidently is...) My best guess is that it comes from Nova Olinda, Araripe, East Brazil (therefore dating from the Early Cretaceous, 120 mya), as the fossil style looks a lot like my Dastilbe elongatus (last photo). Any ideas? All help is appreciated! Thanks again, Max
  25. Fish mouth plate in situ

    From the album Fossil Collection