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  1. My youngest needed to make some measurments at my other property so I decided to go with him. I needed to find a certain fossil in my fossil shed. Didn't find it. I did find some other rather interesting stuff though. I call this stuff 'chicken scratch'. This is actually a nice one. Some get so messy its hard to tell what is what. This is actually a common gastropod but a very rare gastropod at the same time. We locals called them 'moonines'. Here you can see that it was murdered by another gastropod!!! Here you can see how the operculum is still in place. This is what makes this snail rare. I used to find hundreds of these but only this one I found with the trap door. I was looking for my german box of fossils but could only find this. Now im wondering where my german box is? A close up of brittle star slab Another close up but a different area. Ive also found another complete one that is not uncovered yet.
  2. Most pythons live in the Southern hemisphere but they may have evolved in Europe. Beautiful German fossil yields clues. https://www.livescience.com/oldest-python-snakes-on-record.html
  3. Mystery Solnhofen Tooth!

    I saw this tooth for sale recently, labeled as Pterosaur from Solnhofen, the tooth seems way too thick to be pterosaur, any thoughts? I'm thinking it might be fish, but I have no idea.
  4. Hi I was wondering what your opinions are on these if they're real or fake, or any work done on them ? There's two of them. Labeled as - Lacustrine Stromatolite colony's, no work done on them. First - from the Permian age, Lauterecken formation, Germany Second - from Oligocene age, Rhineland Germany
  5. tanystropheus tooth

    Hello, any thoughts on this ? it is sold as tanystropheus tooth from Middle Triassic deposits of Wurzburg, Germany. 17mm in length. Edit: Formation is Muschelkalk. Hope it checks out. I've always had a fondness for long neckes tanystropheus. I see nothosaur teeth look similar, but seem to be quite distinctly curved, so im hopeful this isnt as misidentified nothosaur. Thanks
  6. Is the a Saccocoma?

    Hi all, I was playing with my poop a while back, as one does, and discovered a hidden treasure. I prepped out what I think is a nice little floating crinoid. It looks beefier than the Saccocoma in my collection. Can anyone verify that is what this is? Thanks a bunch!
  7. no idea what this is (a fish?)

    hello, i found this fossil in a quarry in sinspelt, eiffel, germany. it's 20 mm long and 8 mm wide. sadly it's missing the head. can anybody tell me what kind of animal it was? i would even be happy with the general name (like fish or maybe something else), don't need the exact species.
  8. Dinosaur feather study debunked: Overwhelming evidence supports Jurassic fossil does belong to Archaeopteryx by University of South Florida https://phys.org/news/2020-09-dinosaur-feather-debunked-overwhelming-evidence.html The open access paper is: Carney, R.M., Tischlinger, H. & Shawkey, M.D. Evidence corroborates identity of isolated fossil feather as a wing covert of Archaeopteryx. Sci Rep 10, 15593 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-65336-y The original article is: First discovered fossil feather did not belong to iconic bird Archaeopteryx by The University of Hong Kong https://phys.org/news/2019-02-fossil-feather-iconic-bird-archaeopteryx.html The open access paper is: Kaye, T.G., Pittman, M., Mayr, G. et al. Detection of lost calamus challenges identity of isolated Archaeopteryx feather. Sci Rep 9, 1182 (2019). https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37343-7?sf207999490=1 Yours, Paul H.
  9. van Keulen, P. and Rhebergen, F., 2017. Typology and fossil assemblage of Sandbian (Ordovician) 'baksteenkalk': an erratic silicified limestone of Baltic origin from the northeastern Netherlands and adjacent areas of Germany. Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences, 66(4), pp.198-220. Link to open access PDF file Winterman, W., 1990. Baksteenkalk. Grondboor & Hamer, 44(1), pp.11-13. Rhebergen, F., 2001. Trilobieten in noordelijke zwerfstenen in Nederland. GEA, 34(3), pp.39-43. Rhebergen, F., 1993. Ordovicische zwerfstenen in het Twents-Duitse grensgebied. Grondboor en Hamer, 47, pp.132-140. Yours, Paul H.
  10. Notorhynchus primigenius (Agassiz 1843)

    From the album Pisces

    Almost complete lateral 18mm. long Burdigalian, Miocene, Obere Merresmolasse Formation (OMM) From the Lake of Constance area, Germany
  11. Araloselachus cuspidatus (Agassiz 1843)

    From the album Pisces

    12mm. Burdigalian Miocene OMM Formation Found near the Lake of Constance
  12. Carcharhinus sp. (Blaineville 1816)

    From the album Pisces

    15mm. Burdigalian Miocene OMM Formation Found near the Lake of Constance
  13. Physogaleus contortus (Gibbes 1849)

    From the album Pisces

    18mm. Burdigalian Miocene OMM Formation Found near the Lake of Constance
  14. I've been visiting the shark tooth site here in the Lake of Constance region quite regularly, since it makes for a nice bike ride to get there and it's also a relatively relaxing activity. I figured I could show you some of the things I've been finding over the last few weeks. Please feel free to revise my ids if they aren't correct. Physogaleus contortus. 18mm. Carcharhinus sp. 15mm. Carcharius acutissima. 16mm. Carcharias sp. 25mm. Araloselachus cuspidatus. 12mm. Carcharhinus priscus. 11mm. Sparus cinctus. 7x5mm. Mitsukurina lineata. 21mm. Araloselachus cuspidatus. 25mm. Carcharodon hastalis. 25mm.
  15. Could this be an Otodus chubutensis?

    I found this today at my favorite shark tooth site in the Miocene Burdigalian and was wondering if it might be a chub? It's kinda small for a megatooth with a slant length of 13mm., but the serrations and shape have got me thinking.
  16. Cetacean Tooth from the Miocene?

    I found this today at the Early Miocene Burdigalian site and was wondering if this might be a Cetacean tooth. It's missing most of the tip, but I think it's still possible to judge. It's 2cm. long.
  17. I visited my favorite shark tooth site in the Miocene Burdigalian again today and along with the usual teeth I dug out the following objects. The first is obviously a vertebra, and I don't think it's fishy, but rather mammalish in my humble opinion. But I'm not at all sure about that. I've found teeth from Cervidae here before, so I'm thinking that maybe that's the case with the vertebra? Measurements: Ø13-15mm x15mm. long. I haven't got a clue on the next 2 items. The first is 10x4mm. and the second 15x5mm. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  18. Solnhofen tooth: Reptile or fish?

    Hello all My friend recently got this tooth from the famous Solnhofen Plattenkalk, and he really wants to know what the tooth belonged to. He is hoping for something like Archaeopteryx or Compsognathus. I personally don't think it belongs to either of those (although I love this tooth, it's very beautifel), but can't really tell which it is. I've heard everything ranging from dinosaur to fish for this one. Could any of you help? Specifics of the tooth: Size: 9mm Age: Thitonian (Late Jurassic) Seems to be unserrated Has some kind of 'ditch' similar to what you see on teeth of Acheroraptor temertyorum. These two pictures are all I have, got them from my friend and they are the same the seller used.
  19. Hello everyone! I don't know if anyone would be interested but I have this Apateon pedestris I purchased a while ago that I would love to trade for something else. The fossil is from the Permian Pfalz formation in Odernheim, Germany. The shale it is on is 8 cm x 10 cm
  20. Ancient sea creatures spent years crossing the ocean on rafts – we’ve worked out how it was possible. Aaron W. hunter, he Conversation, August 10, 2020 Hunter, A.W., Casenove, D., Mayers, C. and Mitchell, E.G., 2020. Reconstructing the ecology of a Jurassic pseudoplanktonic raft colony. Royal Society Open Science, 7(7), p.200142. Abstract of open access paper PDF of open access paper Yours, Paul H.
  21. Upper Campanian Foraminifera

    Upper Campanian foraminifera from Northern Germany. We found in the quarry of Laegerdorf near Hamburg. We think it is a Lituola. What's your opinion ? It is agglutinated and the specimens have such areal, multiple openings. See more of our finds at https://foraminifera.eu/loc.php?locality=Laegerdorf+Neue+Heidestrasse
  22. let.12391.pdf Unique near isometric ontogeny in the pterosaur Rhamphorhynchus suggests hatchlings could fly DAVID W. E. HONE , JOHN M. RATCLIFFE, DANIEL K. RISKIN, JOHN W. HERMANSON AND ROBERT R. REISZ lethaia,ahead-of print/2020 taxonomy:following Bennett(1995)* *or: all Solnhofen R. are R.Muensteri edited by user,17.23h ,European time:minor correction in Hone's name
  23. From the album fish

    Amblypterus macropterus Permian Odernheim Germany
  24. Hello Fossil Folks, I am considering bidding on the below Branchiosaurus (Apateon pedestris) specimen. Description says it is from the Permian Period (c. 290.1–283.5 Ma)—recovered in Germany. What is your take on the (1) authenticity and (2) prep work? If you have seen similar specimens, how does this one compare in terms of overall quality? Thanks, Robert