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Found 31 results

  1. Mammal Bone/ Peccary Canine?

    Hi everyone! I recently went to the Matoaka Cottages in southern MD where I found a mysterious looking object, the Choptank formation is exposed here and from what I can tell it is bone of some sort, as it still seems to have bone marrow inside of it. My second guess of the object was some sort of tooth, I had my bets on a peccary canine but my main guess is still bone. If someone could help me identify this it would be a huge help!
  2. Unknown Shark Tooth

    Me and my dad were fossil hunting in the Calvert Cliffs Formation in Maryland, at brownies beach when my dad found this beauty. I thought it was a bull shark at first but upon closer inspection I am unsure as it hooks off at the end to the left. If anyone can identify this it would be much appreciated!
  3. Tyrannosaurus rex or nanotyrannus

    Hey everyone....im gonna start posting everything i have over the next few weeks to get everyones opinions.....if i need to post more info about a specimen just let me know.....first up is a tooth tip i got ...it was labled t- rex or nanotyrannus......from hell creek.
  4. Puzzling me for weeks...what is it?

    This is killing me, does anyone know what this is? I have several of different sizes. Found in Charleston SC. Some type of dorsal fin bone...?
  5. Help with ID needed

    Could you guys please tell me what these are? Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks!
  6. Puzzled at what this is?

    Could someone tell me what this is? Found in Charleston SC. Thank you
  7. Dipleura?

    My friend found this piece in Upstate New York. My best guess is that it’s the back half a Dipleura trilobite. Any insights would be greatly appreciated!!
  8. Vertebrae ID please

    Could you tell me what this vertebrae belonged to? It will not let me upload more photos. Thank you
  9. mystery fossil from NNY

    I was looking through some old family videos and I stumbled across this one with a pretty cool fossil— my family and I were never able to figure out what it was. It was about a foot long (that was my small hand in the first photo— for scale.) Any insights are greatly appreciated!!
  10. fossil from upstate ny

    a friend of mine found this fossil in upstate ny. my best guess is that it’s some sort of coral, but i’d love to hear other opinions! it’s about 10 inches by 7 inches by 6 inches. thanks in advance!!
  11. Fossil ID help

    I found this yesterday in the Wabash river in northeast Indiana. Its about 2.5" x3" Sort of resembles a mammoth tooth but it may just be my imagination. Thanks in advance, -Troy
  12. Is this even a fossil?

    Hi, I found this down on the beach at Walton on the Naze (UK) the other day - not entirely sure what it is, or even whether it's actually a fossil or not - but thought I'd ask if anyone else has any other insight? It appears to be pyritised, but other than that, I don't really have any clues as to what it could be.
  13. I bought this today at a market and would like to know what species it is and if it’s real I’m pretty sure it’s real but you never know the guy that sold it to me said it was from Madagascar and some other stuff but he said it all in a different language so I didn’t know what he said. Sorry for the noob question! Thanks for any help
  14. What is this fossil?

    I found this in a creek on the top of a mountain in northern Virginia
  15. Fossil?

    Found in San Antonio TX one inch long and wide
  16. what fossil is this?

    it looked to me like a leaf fossil but some people dont agree with this identification. What is your opinion ? I found it in Cyprus
  17. Gastropods seem to be quite rare in the tracts of the Bearpaw formation I'm familiar with, so I'm incredibly curious about this lone specimen, the only one I've found. I found it in a hard layer of small conglomerated bivalves, pteria linguiformis, I believe, in sandstone dating roughly to the Campanian-Maastrichtian border. The specimen was collected from the western half of Diefenbaker Lake in southern Saskatchewan. Anyway, here are the photos. If more angles are needed please let me know: Pteria linguiformis (?), which constituted the conglomerate: Thanks for your time.
  18. Help with some dirt road finds.

    Me and my wife went walking some dirt roads. Found so many shells, and these 2 teeth. The big one was pretty busted up. I'm thinking sand tiger and great white. Am I correct?? Thanks! Sorry for the terrible cell phone camera...
  19. Hello kind folks of the fossil forum, I recently had the opportunity to take photos of some of the more rare/unknown fossils found in the fiddlers green member of the Bertie group. All these fossils came from Lang’s quarry in Ilion, New York and are not Eurypterids. I was given permission from Al Lang himself to post these photos. These are from his personal collection. He does like his privacy and doesn’t like people showing up out of the blue. I’m lucky to have met him and received an invitation. I’ll stress this was a huge stroke of luck and he doesn’t often have or want visitors. He was kind enough to let me show these photos, so let’s appreciate this opportunity together. Some of these fossils have been seen by very few people. I was also allowed to take photos of his Dolichopterous specimens which are also exceedingly rare but they will go under a different category on the forum at another time. Now some of these can be found in ontario at the ridgemount quarry but keep in mind these are from a different layer than the Eurypterids found in central New York. The stratigraphy is slightly different across the state. Either way, at least some of these may be described....some maybe not? Photos to come. im going to post the pics together with 2-3 grouped together if they are the same and I’ll separate photos if they are loners. This will make it easier for people to quote photos.
  20. Hello everyone, I kept these from fossil hunts in buffalo years ago cause I knew they were different. I read they split Greenops boothi into 4 different species with 2 variations of Greenops and 2 variations of Bellacartwrightia in 1997. I have some pieces that I’m not really sure which trilobite I’m dealing with. I just know it’s not the Greenops grabaui variety. The cephalon came from basic Wanakah shale that surrounds the “trilo beds” as I was moving blocks. The pygidiums came from the “trilo beds” of the lower Wanakah shale at the Lake Erie shore in Buffalo, New York. I only have “a field guide to Devonian paleontology” by Karl Wilson and “Geology of 18 mile creek” by Grabau for reference. I can’t find anything reliable on the internet either so I’m curious if the kind folks on the forum have an opinion. I do have another book on Devonian paleontology of New York coming in the mail that is more recent but the new paper was written in 1997 and this book is a 1994 book so it may not have the update either. The last 2 pics are comparisons of the pygidium of a Greenops grabaui with the specimens in question to show you why I think they are different. I also just added a last photo of the other side of one of my unsure specimens that’s actually a full trilo but damaged beyond belief...may not help with the ID but maybe it could lol. Thanks Al
  21. Possible fossil?

    Hello everyone hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! My father got to work yesterday and found this during their construction job. He said it was 9ft underground and says that the black sphere is heavy like metal and popped right out of the rock. Is this a fossil? Thanks for any tips!
  22. Hey everyone, Ive had this odd fossil for years and I do not know what it is. It’s from the Hamilton group, more specifically the lower Wanakah shale, Lake Erie shore Buffalo New York. I have a pic from a great publication I bought (got it in the mail today!) that shows a really great close up of the stratigraphic interval I found it in (Miller year?) it came from one of the 4 trilo beds, I think the top one. I rediscovered it while going through and organizing some old fossils. Now that I’ve joined the forum I have access to more resources! This fossil is 19mm (.75in) long....the length matches the diameter of a US penny. It appears segmented (4 segments) and I actually had to glue 2 segments back together. Each end segments have a peak of some sort. One end has a tall single peak and the other end has a segment with a double peak (but much smaller peaks than the tall single peak on the opposite side). The middle segments are more rounded. The fossil itself seems like remains you would see with trilobites.....that black colored exoskeleton remain on one side and shale on the other but I don’t think it’s a trilo. It just seems like it persevered in a similar way so I think it’s the remains of something “hard” made of calcium carbonate but idk what. I cant even guess.....I only had Grabau’s geology of 18 mile creek book for reference and I don’t see a match. Maybe I just don’t have the access to the paper/book describing this or I do and don’t know it. My guesses (not confident guesses lol) consist of.....conodont? Placoderm? Coprolite? Lump of nothing? Tooth of some kind? Thanks for reading and thank you to anyone that tries to ID this! Al
  23. Possible fossil?

    My father just found this today in North Texas at his job site, is this also an ammonite? It's pretty big. It was dug up 9ft under ground.
  24. Iowa Mandible (Deer?)

    Hello! I found this mandible yesterday in a creek in Linn County, IA. It reminds me of a modern whitetail deer, but I'm not sure. One thing that stands out to me is that the middle tooth has three labial lobes. I have a modern whitetail doe adult to compare it too (see last picture), but only the end tooth has three labial lobes. Does that mean this isn't a whitetail deer or is that normal genetic variation? Total length of mandible (broken): 83 mm Thickness of mandible: 19 mm Width of tallest tooth: 20 mm Thickness of tallest tooth: 9.4 mm Thanks! @Harry Pristis
  25. Big Brook NJ Fossil Finds

    Hello! i am new to this forum and will use this opportunity to introduce myself. I am from. NYC and made my first visit to Big Brook in Monmouth County NJ because my two children (4&6) are very interested in ancient sharks and reptiles. We were so excited to learn how easy it is to find fossils locally. Could anyone assist us in identifying the tooth shown below next to the goblin shark tooth? I just realized I didn’t include a scale reference, but I know that the goblin shark tooth is slightly longer than 1”. I apologize if I haven’t followed certain board etiquette. Please let me know and I will be sure to adhere in the future. Thanks!