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  1. What is this?

    My friend gave me this earlier today and I have absolutely no idea what it is. Can someone help me out?
  2. What Are These Ammonites?

    I'm currently trying to identify the genus of some of my ammonite fossils? I believe the two small specimens are Hildoceras and Gonaitite and the large specimen is of the genus Cleoniceras. But I do not know for sure. Can someone confirm or correct me on this?
  3. Shark Teeth ID. Carcharhinus

    Hi. Me again. I feel like I post something everyday asking for help. I really have learned so much from everyone here the past month. So a big thank you. So I believe based on research and past post that the first group of teeth are bull shark because the location of the nutrient pore on the lingual side is below the bulge in the root. The second picture I believe is also carcharhinus but not bull because instead of a nutrient pore on the lingual side there is a transverse groove. So that leads me to the question what type of carcharhinus has a transverse groove? I hope on the right path in my thinking. Boy I hope so or this post will be embarrassing. Haha. Thank as always for any feedback! Mark
  4. Hemi confirmation ID

    Hi. I believe this is hemi. My confidence on identifying is not the greatest. Getting there. Learning more every day. Any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks Mark
  5. Hey guys. I am a new member and currently an 18-year-old freshman college student. I am currently going through basics but as a kid, I loved dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. I recently have thought about changing my major from biology to paleontology. I am a fossil collector and hope to collect hundreds of examples of prehistoric life. As I said I'm a fossil collector but a novice at it. I know relatively what a given organism is but I want to know, if possible, the species. If they are completely unidentifiable, no worries. I might add that all of these fossils did not have locations of where they were found except the starfish which was found in Morocco. I'm making a log of all my fossils and want to know the genus of each individual one. I have linked a google drive folder with all the images of the ones I would like identified if possible. Feel free to message me with any questions or just to get to know me. I'm open to making friends with fellow lovers of life. Thanks. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1m0QB8pmy-snZYujwb6Fy06flKsRxQK3E
  6. Bull or dusky shark teeth? ID help

    Hi are these bull shark or dusky shark teeth. How in the world to you tell the difference? Thanks for any feedback!
  7. Hemi shark tooth ID confirmation

    I believe these are all Hemi’s not confident about the top row far right one. Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks!!
  8. Sand tiger shark teeth ID confirmation

    Found these on the NJ beach this summer. Just looking for confirmation that I ID them correctly. Thank you in advance for any feedback.
  9. Big Brook NJ

    Other things I found today at Big Brook besides the bones I posted
  10. Bone ID

    Does anyone know what type of bone this?
  11. Bone or Wood

    Hi. Went to big brook today in nj. First time I ever picked up something that was not a sharks tooth. Found some good things but have no idea. Any thought would be awesome!! Mark
  12. A find from earlier this year. Creek bed on the surface here in West KY, (Graves County). Got it because it was different. (I started truly hunting fossils for my son who loves dinosaurs more than anything.) I had no idea as to what it might be but the shape kept me thinking I'd seen it before. I happened to be looking at Mosasaurs one day & happened to see a Moroccan peg-toothed specimen. Researched if they might have lived in the sea here. Saw a paper about Globidens which had some illustrations, then found out about Alabamaensis. Thought I had a jaw fragment minus teeth of one of those. Now I highly doubt it, but you are the people to ask! Who is it, JohnJ who has the quote about convincing yourself to believe anything?
  13. One of my finds from yesterday. Found it on the surface in a creek bed here in W KY. (That is 99% of my finds!) Apologies for not knowing the geology & time frame. Not quite sure how to go about figuring that out yet. Could this be a sponge or coral? It's about 12 cm long, 9 wide at the widest, & heavy, probably 2 lbs. at least.
  14. Shark ID Help

    Hi. Found these this summer on the beach in NJ. Have no idea what they are. Any help will be much appreciated! Mark
  15. Back again! My fossil hunting partner and I have found a killer spot here in North Florida. We've found a collection of things thus far (left to right)-- partial meg (would have been a pretty decent size), juvenile meg, dugong rib (with feeding damage, found next to juv meg), a shark tooth I can't identify (serrated), and an unidentifiable bone. We've also found turtle shell, lemon shark teeth, whale vert and lots of bone! Any ideas what the ID of smaller tooth and bone are?
  16. 2 Shark Teeth ID

    Hi. I posted these two teeth yesterday but the picture was horrible. Any thoughts on what they are. I think one is a Mako. Any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks. Mark
  17. Shark Teeth ID Mostly Bull Shark?

    Hi. First I would like to apologize in advance if I am stepping out of bounds with this ID request. Feel free to tell me if this is not appropriate. I am just really getting into this and trying to separate my collection of 800+ teeth by species. I think I have handle on the different types of tiger shark teeth but now I need help with these so I can get pointed in the right direction. Thank you so much in advance for any feedback and please tell me to go pound sand if this is a crazy pic. Mark
  18. What could this be?

    Was working in garden pulling weeds when this came up from the ground. Has a smooth back and the front has texture and is very lightweight compared to a rock it's size. Is this a tooth or bone or just junk? Any help will be appreciated.
  19. Shark Teeth ID Help?

    Hi. These are a little worn down. They are all about an inch long. Any feedback is much appreciated. Thanks! Mark
  20. Tiger Shark Teeth?

    Can anyone help ID these two shark teeth. I inherited my Grandfathers collection and I am trying to group them into shark type. I believe these are all tiger shark teeth. If you anyone can take a quick glance and confirm that would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance for any comments. Mark
  21. Pulalius Vulgaris from Washington?

    I just picked up this small fossilized crab, I am told it is from the Oligocene period and was found in the Lincoln Formation SW Washington. My research leads me to believe it is a Pulalius Vulgaris. If anyone can confirm its identity I'd be grateful. There are also these cylindrical cross sections seen in the second picture. Are these fragments of limbs, buried under the matrix or something else?
  22. Cephalopod??

    Looking for a little help identifying these. I believe they are from Northeast Texas. Acquired these when my dad past away. Sorry I don’t have more info to share.
  23. Hi again from West KY. Hope these photos are OK. I've wrestled with them for a couple hours now. (LOL) This was found with some others while I was walking a creek in the Jackson Purchase area of KY, Graves County to be exact. This was on the surface, as were the others, all near each other. They look to have been washed out, as the banks of the creek are, in some places, as high as 15 - 20 ft. The other side was cut out in the 1800's to make a railroad track. The ruler didn't come out clearly, but, this measures about 9mm x 7mm x 5mm, weighs 552g. This area is known to have been under water, but most of the fossils I find are the small ones. When I saw this, I wondered if it was possible to have had a creature this large swimming HERE? That led to learning about the Western Interior Seaway, and yes, it DID reach here, (very exciting!). After researching this and another bone found with it, I came to think that it was a possible cetacean with signs of Osedax, during the Cretaceous perhaps. (?) After reading about Osedax, I found that now, the various species usually are separate from each other, but that in the W.I.S., many species would feed off of the same bones. *I added a photo of one of the others found with it. Just the one. I've second-guessed myself 1000 times about this and the other "bones", looked for other things that seemed more plausible, and been through tons of photos, websites, & scientific papers. The University of KY website didn't help to squash my excitement - here's a quote from them: "Cretaceous sediments are almost completely absent in Kentucky; only small areas of Cretaceous deposits occur in and near the Jackson Purchase Region in extreme western Kentucky. During most of the Cretaceous, Kentucky was land. If Cretaceous sediments covered any of this land, they have since been eroded away. However, during latest Cretaceous times, sea level rise coupled with subsidence in the Jackson Purchase Region led to deposition of coastal sediments in environments that included coastal plain, river, delta, and shallow sea. Because of the limited outcrops in the flat Jackson Purchase Region, very little in the way of fossils have been found in the Cretaceous sediments there. The most common fossils are coalified tree limbs. The potential exists for dinosaur fossils to be found in these sediments in Kentucky. Much more new research needs to be done on the Cretaceous in this region." I know some of you all can help, and it's very much appreciated! Even if it IS nothing more than a coral or whatever, at least I will know!
  24. Bone? Tooth? or Nothing?

    Hi. Need some help with this one because I usually only collect shark teeth. I was at Big Brook in NJ and a came across this. I feel like it is something but I have no idea. Thank you in advance for any feedback.
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