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  1. Got this fish from a popular fossil site for their new years sale. The longer I look at it the more red flags I am seeing. It was listed as unidentified, upper cretaceous-lower Turonian stage, Asfla Goulmima Morocco. All my other fish are either Green River or from Lebanon so I don't have anything to compare it to. First flag the entire top of the fish looks carved from the matrix. Second the matrix is riddled with bubbles on all sides and the back. Last once I borrowed a black light the matrix is dotted fluorescence throughout as well as a border around the fish. Am I just ignorant to how these are prepped or is my gut right?
  2. I saw this item for sale which is of interest. Dercetis sp from Lebanon - Cretaceous. Contacted the seller who informed me that the crack is a repair, not a composite. Thoughts?
  3. Looking for Id on possible bone

    Hey there I was prepping a plate of Baculites when I noticed what looking like a bone. At the time int was hidden under a crust of calcite. After removing the calcite I now need to gather ideas on what kind of bone this maybe. So, I am looking for some ID help.
  4. Amiid Fish Tooth 2

    From the album Lance fm. Microsite Finds

    Melvius thomasi Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian~ 66 mya) Lance formation
  5. Amiid Fish Tooth 1

    From the album Lance fm. Microsite Finds

    Melvius thomasi Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian~ 66 mya) Lance formation
  6. Somewhat fishy

    Ahoi, I just finished a model of Dunkleosteus the lazy way, because I don´t have that much time these days. Lazy way means: Skull is a bought model from kaiyodo dinotales, postcranial is a skeletal drawing by Scott Hartmann I modified slightly and printed on some transparent foil. Like the outcome. It is quite small though, only 15 cm, representing a meager 3m in my chosen scale. can anyone tell what the other two are? both recent species, one handmade after a photograph, the other 3d printed from ct data. As I don´t know if I can add tags after posting , I just added the ones I may put in this thread if I ever find the time to build them. After all my Whales, other marine Mammals , Birds and Reptiles I thought it would be nice if I could include some more Reptiles and "Amphibians" (?) If it crossed the border between land and sea, its likeness shall be built by me -some day. -Placodus -Cyamodus -Mastodonsaurus -Tiktaalik -Ichthyostega -Diplocaulus Aloha, J
  7. RNC 0900 (a) (Ichthyotringa damoni).jpg

    From the album Lebanese Fossils

  8. From the album Lebanese Fossils

  9. Took awhile but finally got the first big fish up on the wall. Gots a lot more to hang but most have to be framed in one way or another, plus lots and lots of little ones that will hang all over the place here in my office. Oh, this fish and frame wieghs n at about 150 lbs!!! RB
  10. First Green River fish prep

    I bought this 18 inch layer in March of 2016 from Blake. @FossilDudeCO Finally felt comfortable enough with the air scribe and micro air abrader to tackle it. looks like I might have found a bit of coprolite in there too. Needs a little bit more final clean up work but I am pretty happy with the way it turned out for my first one.
  11. Hi everyone, My last hunt of 2018 was incredible. And quite surprising too! For Xmas, we went to Middelburg in Zeeland to visit my mother's family, which is always a huge load of fun for me because I get to hang out with all my cousins, that I don't see very often. Anyways, one of the days, they all wanted to do a big walk on one of the beaches. At first they wanted to go to Dishoek, but I managed to convince them to go to the Banjaard instead. Once arrived, we split into 2 groups: one was my mother, my eldest cousin (18), my 2nd-youngest cousin (6), and I. All the rest went to the other group. The other group just walked, but our little group did something much more interesting... You guessed it: fossil hunting! As soon as we got onto the beach, we almost immediately found our first fish vertebra, but after that we seemed to have hit a small dry spell for nothing really worthy was being found. A few common fossil bivalves here and there, but nothing more. For my two cousins, it was their first time fossil hunting, and we had to give them a few examples to show them what to look for. I told them to focus on the fish vertebrae, because these were the easiest to recognize. The smaller one also did a lot of shell-hunting on her own, always picking up the most colorful ones and saying this one was Mama shell, this one Papa shell, this one Sister, etc until she made one giant family of orange shells Then after about an hour or two of hunting with rather little success, we finally hit these little shell banks on the beach. And there, BINGO! Gastropod after gastropod, we couldn't stop finding an incredible amount of them. On the Dutch shores, fossil (and modern too) gastropods are generally much less common than fossil bivalves. So the amount we found here was very surprising!
  12. I haven't bought this yet. I wanted to see if anyone thought it was a lost cause or has potential. All I know is that it is from China. If appears that it may be able to be cleaned up a bit, kind of like the green river fish...not that I have prepped any of those either.
  13. Mysterious sea tooth

    I have found this thing in a campanian marine phosphate deposit. It came along with fish and shark teeth. It looks like some kind of tooth, but I have no idea. The brown area is translucent and looks like enamel. Although the grey is thicker and sharp. Any experts on cretaceous fish would be welcome Ps. This is definately not just a rock, I am fairly familiar with this deposit and can judge a rock from a fossil. Could anybody I'd this please?
  14. I've been looking for Moroccan pterosaur teeth, and have found this one from the Kem Kem beds for sale. I know there's fish teeth being sold as pterosaur teeth so I wanted to ask if anyone out there could confirm whether this is from a pterosaur? Thanks!
  15. I have been on the market for a large Mioplosus for about 3 years. The largest in my collection now is a humble 11". I was wondering if anybody knew someone that was selling or trading for a larger Mioplosus.(Preferably over 15")
  16. Plate-like Bone Structure? - NSR

    So found this recently - any educated guesses on what it is? I have found similar material, and IDs seems to range from fish bone chunks to turtle shell. This came from North Sulphur River near Ladonia, and is believed to be late Cretaceous. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, and Happy New Year!
  17. NSR fish vertebra

    From the album North Sulfur River

    Unknown fish vertebra from the North Sulfur River in Ladonia, TX.
  18. NSR Fish jawbones

    From the album North Sulfur River

    These are fish jawbones collected from the North Sulfur River in Ladonia, TX.
  19. Red Hill is a site I first went to 10 years ago with my son, Ian who was 10 at the time. It is a very deep road cut into the uppermost part of the Catskill Formation representing a late Fammenian river system that was draining the Acadian mountains to the east and emptying into the inland sea in western PA and OH. It is one of a handful of sites in the world where Devonian tetrapods have been found. The site has fossil layers in both channel margin (red layers) and flood plain (gray-green layers) facies. While it is an active research site and groups go there under the understanding that anything of scientific importance will be donated to the museum, there is a lot there that is redundant in the collections and we've been able to retain. In 2014, Ian found an exceptionally preserved moderately large osteolepiform, Hyneria (Tristichopteridae). Some of the material went into the re-description of Hyneria, much we have been allowed to take home. Since then the project has expanded to a search for more tetrapod material using the jackhammer and generator the museum purchased. This may require multiple posts. I'll start with the jaws recovered over 2014/15 seasons. This lens containing most of the head from apparently a single individual. Here Ian is working with Ted Daeschler and Doug Rowe (site manager) of the Academy Of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Here are some images of the jaw material after removal and after prep by Fred Mullison of the ANSP. Lower left jaw after removal. This is the lower right jaw (right) and the vomer and very impressive fang. Amazingly, in 2016, we went back. I was leading a trip for DVPS. Ian found this amazing but poorly prepped jaw (I did this one). Here are a pair of cleithrums, about 29 cm long. The attachments for the scapulocoracoid are clearly visible between 17 and 21 cm. Here is part of the parietal shield. More to follow.
  20. Fish ID

    Hi guys, I have recived this fossils when i was a child in different occasions. They were without labels, so I don't know proveninence, species and age. Any clue?
  21. purchased this online any ideas what it is?...fish? or? seller stated it was from Morocco I believe This is not the original fossil I won seems the one I won was misplaced.
  22. I saw this lebanon fish fossil (maybe Aipichtys sp?) On website, and i planning to buy this but i'm worried its head has made by man. its head looks little weired and unnatural. I never saw fish heads looks like this. Anyone knows about its right id or why it is fake?(or why it is natural one) Thanks. Sorry for bad quality pictures...
  23. Saurorhynchus lower jaw

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 7 cm long Saurorhynchus (?) lower jaw from the quarry Kromer in Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale). A detailed pictures of the teeth:
  24. Bony fish centrum

    From the album Denton County, TX

    12-5-18
  25. Bony fish(2)

    From the album Other Locations

    11-20-18 Collin County, TX
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