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Found 10 results

  1. Small fossil paint brush

    I came across this little oddity while searching through some matrix for some micro specimens. As per the tags it is from the cretaceous and the environment is marine. I assume from the texture it is fish but what? It appears to be complete except for the rest of the animal it was attached to. Views are top bottom and side of the same piece. At 3 mm long it is quite small. At first sight I thought tooth but if that the root is very flat and square. Mike
  2. My first prep: unknown rhaetian tooth

    I was sent a chunk of material from the aust bone bed of the U.K. by @JohnBrewer (thank you very much!) to practice some prep on, mostly for the large bone and coprolites. I was also told to soak the material in vinegar to get all the little microfossils. I've gotten started by breaking off some chunks (I haven't gotten the acetone for my consolidant yet so I'm not touching the bone just yet) and soaking them in concentrated vinegar (30% acetic acid I believe, strong stuff). After an initial soak I saw this little guy poking out the surface. I saw the opportunity to prep and got right to work (being the forgetful procrastinator I am, I haven't bought a new scribe yet so for the first half I used a blunt dental instrument, the next fourth using a sowing needle, and the last with the needle duct taped to a piece of metal). Here are some pictures of the prepping process. I at first got excited thinking it was a plesiosaur, but I doubt that because of its size (6mm). It's hollow, and has striations similar to the carinae of a crocodile (don't think they have those there). Severnicthys is one possibility I stumbled upon. Opinions are welcomed and encouraged!
  3. Cretaceous Tooth ID

    Found this 1 5/16" tooth in a creek with Late Cretaceous fossils. I think it is enchodus. Is that correct?
  4. My son and I went with the Dallas Paleontology Society to Post Oak Creek Saturday looking for sharks teeth and whatever else. I had my 10X loupe with me. A few times I just picked up a hand full of gravel and just looked at it with the loupe. 1 time I did that, I noticed this in it. Everyone who looked agreed it was a vertebrae, but what kind is it? a few of us are thinking fish, but I'm not sure. So, ant identification on type of animal and age (being from Post Oak Creek, however, found in the gravel bar) would be appreciated. The scale is millimeters. Thanks
  5. Kem Kem fossils

    Hello everybody I have some indeterminated Kem Kem fossils. The first one is a piece of a jaw. I think it's reptile, but I don't know for sure. Anyone suggestions? (first 2 pics) The second is also a jaw and I think this one might be a fish. (last 3 pics) Thanks already
  6. One more fish bit from Morocco

    The jaw section and teeth are throwing me for a loop. This matrix chunk is from Morocco and I was wanting to id the jaw section and nothing I am looking through has comparable teeth. Please help.
  7. Hey all. I've been practicing a lot with my aro on brachiopods and think I'm ready to tackle some of the more interesting pieces I've been saving. This one is from a stream in White Sulphur Springs, WV. I don't know the formation, but I believe that the brachiopods I am finding in this location are Devonian. I think this might possibly be fish? The matrix is a very hard sandstone. My plan is to cut lines with a masonry blade on my angle grinder, pop the pieces off with a chisel, then get to work with my aro. Any advice before I get started would be appreciated. I'm excited to see what's in there .
  8. This is something new. The photos were very hard to capture the specimen. It appears to by pyritized, but the camera would not capture the shine.
  9. Tiny Bones One Jaw Bone..id Please?

    I find these on occasion..Tiny little guys...I really like the color..They come from Neogene, North East Simi Valley. I've been picking them up for awhile but just noticed the other day one was a jaw. They are in the same area more or less where I find the bird bones. Any thoughts? Totally new to me.
  10. I went fossil hunting in Cincinnati, Ohio. I found some neat stuff but I am not sure what this is. I think I found it in the Bellevue Formation, inside a slab of shale. I had a small wedge and slow pride the slab in two, when i pulled the two apart, I found this. It looks like it has two eyes (I guess) and a body with plant sprouts, legs or fins...there are about 5, but its hard to see them as some of it is still covered with thin layers of shale and dirt. I am not sure how to go about cleaning it. Also, its not an impression - whatever it is, is actually there. Thank you -Jonathan
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