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  1. Found a variety of toes today

    This rock has a nice variety of prints with varying number of toes. The bottom center has two toes, the left has three. The upper right is a very distinct print but I can’t tell if there is is a fourth toe to the right of the three long ones.
  2. Chirotherium prints with scale

    Here are some of the various sizes of the chirotherium footprints.
  3. Some footprints with scale

    Here are some closeups with scale (inches). It looks to me like there are some two toe and some three toe prints u
  4. Some more new footprints

    The first picture looks like a different print than what I’ve found before - the toes are much wider spread than the chirotherium and there seems to be only three toes, not four. The second picture shows an interesting pattern in the rock. The third has front and rear prints.
  5. New type of footprint

    The rock I recovered today has a new type of footprint I haven’t seen before (first picture) as well as a couple of nice chirotherium.
  6. 7.5 foot slab of footprints

    Pulled this 7.5 foot slab out today. A lot of the prints are faint but some nice clear ones.
  7. Footprints?

    Hello every one, Found this on the beach while gossil hunting. Can any one please tell me if they are prints? Thanks, Mike
  8. Still finding footprints

    Over 30 big slabs recovered now. Found a nice one with three Chirotherium strides - front and rear feet.
  9. Hi, I was wondering if the tracks are authentic?@jpc @Troodon
  10. Hello Fossil Friends, You might have already known or been aware, but I came across this in the news today and thought I’d share it with you. I note that these fossils are not a recent discovery—most just had not been scientifically described, hence the recent publication. ******************** Gigantic Australian carnivorous dinosaurs discovered and studied using footprints North America had the T. rex, South America had the Giganotosaurus and Africa the Spinosaurus—now evidence shows Australia had gigantic predatory dinosaurs. The discovery came in University of Queensland research, led by paleontologist Dr. Anthony Romilio, which analyzed southern Queensland dinosaur footprint fossils dated to the latter part of the Jurassic Period, between 165 and 151 million-years-ago. "I've always wondered, where were Australia's big carnivorous dinosaurs?" Dr. Romilio said. "But I think we've found them, right here in Queensland. The specimens of these gigantic dinosaurs were not fossilized bones, which are the sorts of things that are typically housed at museums. Rather, we looked at footprints, which—in Australia—are much more abundant." He explains, "These tracks were made by dinosaurs walking through the swamp-forests that once occupied much of the landscape of what is now southern Queensland." Most of the tracks used in the study belong to theropods, the same group of dinosaurs that includes Australovenator, Velociraptor, and their modern-day descendants, birds. Dr. Romilio said these were clearly not bird tracks. "Most of these footprints are around 50 to 60 centimeters in length, with some of the really huge tracks measuring nearly 80 centimeters," he said. "We estimate these tracks were made by large-bodied carnivorous dinosaurs, some of which were up to three meters high at the hips and probably around 10 meters long. To put that into perspective, T. rex got to about 3.25 meters at the hips and attained lengths of 12 to 13 meters long, but it didn't appear until 90 million years after our Queensland giants." He says, "The Queensland tracks were probably made by giant carnosaurs—the group that includes the Allosaurus. At the time, these were probably some of the largest predatory dinosaurs on the planet." Despite the study providing important new insights into Australia's natural heritage, the fossils are not a recent discovery. "The tracks have been known for more than half a century," Dr. Romilio said. "They were discovered in the ceilings of underground coal mines from Rosewood near Ipswich, and Oakey just north of Toowoomba, back in the 1950s and 1960s." Most, he said, hadn't been scientifically described, and were left for decades in museum drawers waiting to be re-discovered. "Finding these fossils has been our way of tracking down the creatures from Australia's Jurassic Park." Source: Gigantic Australian carnivorous dinosaurs discovered and studied using footprints ******************** Below are a few links to related news articles: Tracking Gigantic Carnivorous Dinosaurs From Australia’s Jurassic Park Footprints reveal giant carnivorous dinosaurs the length of a bus wandered Australia And, if you’re interested in reading the research paper, which has been published in Historical Biology, the information is as follows: Anthony Romilio et al. Footprints of large theropod dinosaurs in the Middle–Upper Jurassic (lower Callovian–lower Tithonian) Walloon Coal Measures of southern Queensland, Australia., Historical Biology (2020). DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2020.1772252 Thanks, Robert
  11. Footprint maybe?

    Found this not far from the other footprints. This is sandstone. I can’t really tell for sure.
  12. Hello everyone! Being the type of person I am with I won the following items at an online auction. These include the following (hopefully real) items: - Two Mososaur jaws, one with significant restoration - A fossil grasshopper - Ampibian footprints If possible, please help me understand whether any of these are real or if elements of them are. Further images will be provided in replies to this topic. Let me know if you require new pictures to get a better judgement. Thanks in advance for any help! All items Mososaur jaw #1 - front view. Claimed to be a lower jaw section of Mosasaur Prognathodon from Khouribga, Morocco. 19cm (7 1/2"). Mososaur jaw #1 - back view. Significant work done to restore the jaw or combine multiple pieces.Mososaur jaw #1 - top view Close-up flash shot of tooth (?) coming through
  13. Dinosaur tracks in Dallas, Texas?

    Howdy, all. Apologies for the lack of specificity; I'm an amateur fossil hunter and am not familiar with all the terms just yet. I was recently looking for inoceramus clams in the bed of White Rock Creek when I noticed some strange depressions in the limestone. They were roundish (some with a hint of a triangular shape), around two feet in diameter, and spaced in a pretty even pattern along the creekbed. The more I thought about it, the more they seemed to resemble the tracks found at the bottom of the river at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose. My questions are: Is anyone aware of dinosaur tracks along this creek? This wasn't at all a remote area, so it's hard to imagine that people just overlooked a bunch of dino footprints. You never know, though. If not, would this be worth bringing up to (for example) a research professor at a university? I have no point of reference for how common tracks are. I haven't taken any photos, but could do so. Thanks, all
  14. LOCATION Turon River, Hillend, NSW, Australia GEOLOGY I don't know how to find this, the rock has quartz in it, I would appreciate a link or further reading if you have any. FORMATION Grey with shiny quartz particles ASSEMBLAGE No other fossils observed at this site, it was found next to a fresh water river that had recently had a flush of water through it. It may have washed down from another site. DISCOVERY It was loose beside the river beside a rock I was sitting on, I looked down and saw this rock and thought "that looks interesting" CHARACTERISTICS I think it is a trace fossil of seeds and footprints. The "seeds" are the same shape with a slit in the middle of the shapes. The seed shapes are smooth on the surface beside the splits. They measure 8 mm x 12 mm. There are also shapes that look like trace footprints with three toes. These are all a similar size of about 8 mm to the middle "toe" and 8 mm wide. What confuses me is they are all over the rock top and bottom and sides. The whole rock is 23 cm x 14 cm and is 6 cm thick. The pics show Side A Side B Close up Close up
  15. An article describes some rare finds of non-pterodactyloid pterosaur footprints. It was thought that earlier Pterosaurs (long tailed Pterosaurs) were poor walkers since footprints of these early Pterosaurs were rarely found compared to some later Pterosaur. However these new discoveries have shown that the earlier Pterosaurs were quadruple and had five toes on their hind feet (compared to four for the later Pterosaurs), and the researchers believe that this is evidence that they were also good walkers and not clumsy on the ground. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/footprint-find-could-be-a-holy-grail-of-pterosaur-research/
  16. Footprints and tail drag

    Turned this approx 4 sq. ft. rock over today. Lots of footprints and a nice tail drag.
  17. Nova Scotia ichnofossils

    Another Nova Scotia footprint ("turtle")
  18. Nova Scotia ichnofossils

    Back in 1989 I stopped at a rock shop outside of Parrsboro NS along the Bay of Fundy and bought a couple of fossils. Unfortunately I didn't much information with them and I'm hoping you guys might be helpful in some IDs. One was labeled as "Dinosaur" footprint Batrachopus sp. Jurassic Period 180 million years old from New Jersey. Can anyone verify this one. Also, there are two other ichno foot prints from the Parrsborro area, one of which I was told was an amphibian footprint and the other a set of turtle footprints. The gentleman did fossil in areas along the Bay of Fundy. If anyone can verify this information and possible identify the footprints and the geologic formation, that would be great.
  19. Hello all, Here are a few images of some tetrapod footprints my good friend and I collected over the past several years. These fossils were accessioned into the New Brunswick Museum geology/paleontology collection and are currently under study. It is illegal to collect fossils in New Brunswick, however the Museum was very happy that we brought the footprints to their attention and were keen on including us in all the research. We have been working with Matt Stimson, a local (and very knowledgeable) paleontologist, and Olivia King, and have since found MANY more tracks. We are actively writing these specimens up and should have a few publications coming out in upcoming years. There will be much, much more from this site so stay tuned. FossilsNS
  20. Dinosaur Migration

    From Morocco World News : https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2019/11/286852/flesh-eating-dinosaurs-migrated-between-morocco-and-europe/
  21. Look Under The Footprints

    New radar method looks under"ghost" footprints to gain more behavioral information. https://phys.org/news/2019-11-ghost-footprints-pleistocene-era-revealed.html
  22. Hello everyone, I have been spending a lot of time searching for Carboniferous fossils near my cottage in Nova Scotia. Here are a few photos from my summer "expeditions" in which I found many ichnofossils. However, this post will just be focusing on the tetrapod trackways . I would like to state that the collection of fossils in Nova Scotia is illegal, and all the fossils I found were brought to the attention of the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History. Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more! Note: All of these footprints have been preliminary identified as Limnopus, but I would still like to hear your opinions.
  23. Sun was in abad position unfortunately but I’m curious if you think these are just random marks or something else? The top picture marks are about 8” total. The bottom two with the sets of four are about six inches square per set, on a huge boulder. As always, value your input!
  24. New footprints from today

    Just found these today. Two different slabs about 4 feet long. Some closeups of one of them.
  25. The Story of the Hand Beast

    History of a Paleontological mystery, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/long-strange-tale-hand-beast-footprints-180973096/