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  1. Barbus sp.

    From the album Vertebrates

    Barbus sp. Late Miocene St. Bauzile France Length 33cm
  2. As monthes passed in 2017, i wasnt under the impression the year was that good fossilwise. But now it's over and after rewieing what i found during my different trips, i must say it has been a hell of a year. So here come most of my 2017 best finds. This is a trip in some french hunting place, mostly nothern half, From west to east, from ordovician to cretaceous. I hope you will enjoy the diversity
  3. At the start of the Christmas holiday I went with my girlfriend on a fossil hunting weekend to the French coast. first stop was the “pointe au oies” with jurassic deposits. apart from a small echinoid we didn't find a lot of decent fossils. after lunch we went 80km more to the south to a little hotel above the cretaceous cliffs near Ault. Since it was still light when we got there we made a 1st prospection on the beach and quickly found a few nice echinoids ( Micraster sp. ) the next day further inspection of the boulders on the beach delivered even more beautiful echinoid specimens. most of them very well preserved. This was a successful trip, I’ll certainly go back there next year.
  4. Big scallop from France

    Hi all, So I just purchased this nice huge scallop for a killer price. Though not complete, i still love it. Its from the quarry of Lacoste, in Vaucluse, Southern France. From the Miocene. Well, it was sold to me as Chlamys latissima, but in some of my books it mentions Chlamys gigantea instead. So I was wondering, what species is it? Oh, also, does anyone know more precisely how old the scallop is, and what formation it is from? Thanks in advance! Max
  5. Coal mountain

    I went back today to my fav coal mountain (not after war but before Christmas ;)) Santa was very generous before time have a Merry Christmas!
  6. Marvejols fossils

    Hello. 2 years ago i got box with fossils described as Fossiles U.S.W Marvejols. I didn't get any more info about them. For me fauna looks Devonian Frasnian. Most of fossil sites in the area are Mesosoic. First specimen contains 3 different corals.( Alveolites ,Aulopora and Thamnopora ??)
  7. I want to thank Alexandre @Quriosity for matrix from the Miocene of France (Miocene, Langhian Age, lower "dark" horizon, Loupian Quarry, France) and the Cretaceous of the Congo (Cretaceous, Maastrichtian,Tchivoula Quarry, near Hinda, Congo). The matrix was very fine. It was processed and ready to search. I spent almost a year and a half almost exclusively with the terrestrial Eocene/Oligocene matrix from my sons' ranch in Nebraska. It was nice to get back to marine matrix especially from two sites that I hadn't searched before. In the Miocene matrix from France (This was a very small sample size of a very fine matrix) I found a number of bony fish teeth, 7 Dasyatis teeth, 3 shark teeth, and two dermal denticles. Here is a picture of everything in a 1.75” diameter gem jar cup. Here are pictures of the 3 shark teeth. They are pretty small around .4 to .5 mm. Here is a picture of one of the Dasyatis teeth which were all under 1 mm. In the Cretaceous matrix from the Congo I found a good number of bony fish teeth, a good number of ray and sawfish teeth, and at least one shark tooth. Because of the matrix size I really didn’t expect to find shark teeth. I did recognize a number of species from the Maastrichtian of Morocco. However I did find several species that looked different. At some point I’ll take a lot more pictures of the ray and sawfish teeth. Here is a picture of the bony fish teeth in a 1.75” diameter gem jar cup. Here is a picture of the ray and sawfish teeth in a 1.75” diameter gem jar cup. Here is a picture of the shark tooth and a few odd specimens in a 1.75” diameter gem jar cup. Here is a picture of the 2 mm shark tooth. I’m not sure if this is a shark tooth with a damaged root or maybe a ray tooth, something like Cretomanta. Marco Sr.
  8. Dinosaur skull?

    My parents found this small fossil in 1970s when t hey were in France. It looks like a dinosaur skull but i'm not sure what it is.
  9. Strange trunk

    I have found this strange very big fossil from the Westphalien of Northern France,i think it's a trunk,an ID ?
  10. Help in identification

    hello what about this ? family? genus? Is this Athleta?
  11. Cold blustery day on the north coast of Normandy at Villers sur Mer The rock strata starts with upper callovian to the middle Oxfordian Jurassic capped with Lower cenomanian upper greensand Cretaceous
  12. Rudist

    Specimen found on the foreshore of Port des Barques. The left valve is conical, the other one is flat. It is said opercular, remains of matrix are still on it.
  13. Foraminifer

    The biggest are about 2 cm long.
  14. Houlgate (Vaches Noires)

    Though I've found plenty of info to help me identify what I collected at Vaches Noires I haven't sat down to get it all straightened out, and I thought I 'd post these images of a few items found during 2-3 hours walking on the beach from Houlgate to Villers-sur-Mer. I'll see if I can't give it a go during the holidays and add a few tags, but I thank any of your suggestions :-). Of these #17 is not a fossil and include it as a comparison to #14-16 which are equally sized but much thiner and blue/black in colour. Also not sure whether #8 and #27 are fossils. Just at the beginning of the cliffs there are large numbers of rusty fragments among the large limestones and I am not sure to what extent these are remnants from shells of the military type or from boats or other harbour equipment (not that there is much of a harbour to speak of) or metal refuse. I didn't get a chance to inform myself during my short stay about this and haven't found hints online, but the Germans put a battery on top of the hill by Houlgate which was heavily shelled. The info regarding the geology of the site was swipped from the French and is only an indication of the geology of the beach where one is allowed to pick fossils, not the cliffs themselves which release fossils as they are eroded. I don't include any Griphaea dilatata which have a truly impressive heft. I wouldn't be surprised if these were used as hoes or tools and weapons back in the stone age. Cheers
  15. Ichthyosarcolites

    Most of the time what is found of this Rudist are fragments of the internal cast of its left valve. Complete, it can reach one meter. Those are three fragments found in different places of Port des Barques. The longest are abbout 11 centimeters. The largest and smallest one has a width of more than three centimeters.
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  17. Ammonite with bite mark?

    Hello all. I recently obtained this big Lytoceras sp. from Belmont D'azerques (France) I don't think this is a bad fossil for 10 dollars. Now, when I looked better I saw a big scratch. Could this be a bite mark? The scratch is 5cm long and 1 cm wide. The ammonite is Toarcien in age. Greetings
  18. Wood ?

    Hi again, this one looks like a piece of wood, do you agree ?
  19. Hello Forum, Hopefully one of you is able and willing to help me with the identification of the leaf in the photograph below. It is approximately 1.5 cm long and was found in the lower Permian (Autunian) of Lodève, Languedoc, France. Any feedback is much appreciated! Tim
  20. I think it is a Nodobolivinella compressa - a foraminifera smaller than 0,5mm. I found it in an Oligocene sample from SW France sent to me by malacologist Dirk F. www.foraminifera.eu/single.php?no=1012309&aktion=suche Optical images. Three views of the same specimen.
  21. Sauropoda

    From the album SNP Vertebrates

  22. Interclavicule Metoposauridae

    From the album SNP Vertebrates

  23. Angistrorhynchus_rutimeyeri

    From the album SNP Vertebrates

  24. What gasterae ?

    Hi everybody. Hi everybody, i've found those garsteropods in the cenomanian of Charentes-Maritimes, South-West of France. I thought the first one can be a worn Neoptyxis fleuriausa, but i'm not sure. The last looks like a Conus. I thank you in advance for your time and answers. Sophie. 1) 2)
  25. Rudist or other bivalve ?

    Among my founds i have Rynchostreonae, Pycnodonts, and also Rudists : a Polyconites, some Sphaerulites and some pieces of Ichthyosarcolites. But i wonder about this piece. Is it a Rudist, an Oyster, or something else ?