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Found 38 results

  1. ID please of marine fosill

    I would highly appreciate your opinion about this formation . Marine , Pliocene or Pleistocene age, Greece . Could be algae , bryozoa ?
  2. Ammonite ID

    Found a rather large and partially well preserved ammonite in ammonitico rosso dating early to middle Toarcian in the mountains of Epirus, Greece. Partially preserved because the other side was exposed and totally flattened. I am actually puzzled by the flattened state of the inner whorl as opposed to the outer whorl and center which appear intact. The shine is due to the paralloid-acetone mix i coated the specimen with, to prevent further deterioration. Would appreciate any suggestions to the species.
  3. Skull identification ?

    Does anyone knows from what animal is this ? from Greece. It is heavy
  4. Pliocene Greece sponges ?

    Among marine fossils of Pliocene , ostrea , cardium etc. Any possibility for sponges ?
  5. Any idea of the type of this marine invertebrate ? Most probably marine worms and Pleistocenic but any sugestion welcome.
  6. Theese are from Evia island Greece an Upper Miocene site with fossils. Any idea what can be the oblong ones ? The cones are freshwater gastropods that can be seen. there is also round and some arced ones. Some have hole in the centre some not . The size also varies a lot from 1 cm to 10 cm
  7. Cross section of Clypeaster

    Found what appears to be a cross-section of a Clypeaster fossil in Pliocene sea deposits, on the Greek island of Kythera. The length is 16 cm. Any help and suggestions on the species would be much appreciated!
  8. fossils from Paxos Greece

    Hi guys I looked up fossils in Paxos and only one result cane up , shell beds in Gaios, I didn’t hunt these I found the flint corals on the northern tip of the island tumbled by the sea and seemingly from a flint band about 1/4 up the cliff. The other were quite erratically found on the coast around the island , I also found a belemnite but due to a lack of hammer and chisel couldn’t remove it. Does anyone know anything about these fossils thanks, will
  9. Dinosaurs in Greece

    Because i live in Greece i wanted to know if any fossils of large extinct animals (like dinosaurs or big mammals) have been found in Greece because when i search it i get no valid results so could you help me?
  10. Found these imprints in the island of Rhodes (Greece). The age of the cediment according to geological maps of the area is upper Pliocene to lower Pleistocene. The units on the scale are cm. I wonder if my assumptions about pine cones are correct (even considered cycad cones) having read about pine cone specimens being found on the island. Would be really happy if someone could pinpoint the species from the shape of indentations - in the first image which is the most detailed there appears to be a small hole in the center of what I suppose are the cone scales. This can also be seen in the second image, though the structure is in worse shape probably due to being exposed for a long time.
  11. Belemnite or Ammonite?

    Need help identifying the following fragment. Took it out of the limestone in the locality Theokafta of the Argolis Peninsula, near the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (Greece, eastern Peloponnesus). The limestone contains condensed ammonoid beds of the Hallstatt facies (Triassic: Anisian–Ladinian). Since I've never seen an ammonite with a cigar shaped ending and the belemnite fossils I've see so far are bullet shaped, I would really appreciate your opinion on the matter! The size is 5cm and diameter 1,5 to 2cm.
  12. Ammonites - Epidaurus

    Need help identifying the following ammonites. Found these fragments in limestone, in the locality Theokafta of the Argolis Peninsula, near the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (Greece, eastern Peloponnesus). The limestone contains condensed ammonoid beds of the Hallstatt facies (Triassic: Anisian–Ladinian). The size of A is about 8 cm and B is about 6cm (which woyld probably make it about 10-12cm if complete). Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
  13. Triassic fossil

    Need help identifying the following fossil. Found this fragment in the limestone in the locality Theokafta of the Argolis Peninsula, near the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (Greece, eastern Peloponnesus). The limestone contains condensed ammonoid beds of the Hallstatt facies (Triassic: Anisian–Ladinian). The size of the fragment is about 1,5 cm. Any suggestion would be much appreciated!
  14. Some kind of Echinoderm?

    Need help to identify the following fossil. It was found in Milos, preserved in volcanoclastic sediment and diatomite. Data from a study in the area suggest late pliocene to early pleistocene. Looks like an echinoderma, but unlike any I've ever seen, since it's test appears to have layers and no apparent mouth (unless it's on the bottom part). I have even considered it being a cystoid or some coral, but I haven't had any luck researching my theories. Units on the pic with the ruler are cm and size is about 4.5cm. Any suggestion would be much appreceated!
  15. Fossils?

    While I was searching on the beach for fossils I found these 2 weird looking objects. The small one almost looks like a piece of skin, with scales. And the other one looks maybe like a small sea urgin inside a stone. Anyone knows if they are fossils?
  16. Hello all, I am currently on Holiday in Greece and then on the islands Zakynthos and Kefalonia. I was wondering if anyone knows if there are things to find here. I searched on the internet but only found that there are some fossils on the top of the highest mountain in Kefalonia. But that is closed at this time in summer to prevent forest fires. Anyone else knows any locations?
  17. Fossil?

    So I’m so eager to find some kind of fossil that at this moment everything looks like a fossil to me. But today on the beach i found this weird formed object about 50 cm deep. Anyone has any idea if this is a stone or a fossil? It is also very light, not stone like at all... found this on Zakynthos, Greece on a beach close to Banana Beach about 30 mins away from the capital.
  18. What kind of bone?

    Hello to all! My Brother found this 60m from the beach of Paralia (Greece).It is hard and heavy and it doesn't smell with burning test.So,question is: What kind of bone is it,also from which animal? Thanks
  19. Brachiopoda / Bivalvia Help!

    Greetings from Greece!, Need help with the id of this fossil,I am guessing genus glycymeris maybe? Thanks in Advance!!
  20. Shark Teeth n Greece ?Please help

    Hello Guys.I live in Greece I really really want to hunt for fossils and shark teeth,but the problem is there arent any knowns spots.Have you found any teethin Greece?If So Where?And anyone that knows any spots in greece please tell me
  21. Hello. Do you know where i can buy fossils in Greece(Athens)?
  22. Fossils in Athens, Greece

    Hey everyone! I was wondering if anyone knows of any shops in Athens that sell fossils or if there are collecting sites that I’m able to visit (assuming it’s ok to take them back home). We’re spending our Christmas holiday in Athens and I would love a little fossil souvenir from there if possible. Thanks!
  23. Fossil Footprints of Early Human Ancestor Stolen from Crete By Tasos Kokkinidis,Sept. 14, 2017 http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/09/14/fossil-footprints-of-early-human-ancestor-stolen-from-crete/ Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils Ekathimerini News, September 15, 2015 http://www.ekathimerini.com/221719/article/ekathimerini/news/man-charged-with-antiquities-theft-over-fossils The footprints are discussed in: Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution, PhysOrg, Uppsala University, August 31, 2017, (Has overall picture of trackways.) https://phys.org/news/2017-08-fossil-footprints-theories-human-evolution.html 5.7-Million-Year-Old Human Footprints Found in Crete, Greece, Greek Reporter, September 2, 2017. http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/09/02/5-7-million-year-old-human-footprints-found-in-crete-greece/ Controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6m years ago by Matthew Robert Bennett And Per Ahlberg, The Conversation, September 1, 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-09-controversial-footprint-discovery-human-like-creatures.html The paper about these footprints is: Gierliński, G.D., Niedźwiedzki, G., Lockley, M.G., Athanassiou, A., Fassoulas, C., Dubicka, Z., Boczarowski, A., Bennett, M.R. and Ahlberg, P.E., 2017. Possible hominin footprints from the late Miocene (c. 5.7 Ma) of Crete?. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001678781730113X PDF file at http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29687/ Yours, Paul H.
  24. Hi all, As well as being a great fossil enthusiast, I also love finding modern remains of life and nature. Like a few of you already know, I am also quite fond of seashells (fossil seashells are one of my favorite things). Minerals also interest me, though I don't know much about them. And anything else to do with nature will get me interested. I just came back yesterday from some fantastic holidays in Greece, and didn't come back empty-handed! At first, we stayed for a few days at one of our friend's house on the Greek island Paros. Then, we spent one night in Athens to visit the famous Acropolis, before spending a few days at Gerolimenas, a small village at the tip of the Mani peninsula (Peloponnese). Finally we stayed two nights in Nafplio, in the north of the Peloponnese, and then returned to the cold and rainy Netherlands. Surely holidays to remember! Of course, I was constantly looking around for fossils, seashells, and other things, enjoying the slightly nerdy activities we all here enjoy so much. Though no fossils were found, I did find a few other things. Here are my different hauls! Chapter 1: Paros Paros is a lovely, typically Greek island, in the Aegean sea. The first few days here, having visited several different beaches, I found nearly nothing. Then one day, after having eaten a delicious grilled squid, I strolled on the beach, and bingo! Seashells everywhere! I quickly grabbed a plastic bag and filled it up with little treasures. I was really stunned by the beautiful Noah's Ark shells. That was the only beach where I made finds, but the finds were so great that it was enough to leave the place with good memories and happy hands. Total haul (things on top are not seashells, but other miscellaneous things): Some of my favorites: A small Diodora graeca: A very nice Haliotis mykonosensis: A beautiful Neverita josephina: A touch-looking crab claw: Some cool pink-red urchin spines: A small but stunning Arca noae:
  25. Another "seashell: fossil or not" topic

    Hi all, I know what you're thinking: "Oh god, not another fossil or not seashell topic by Max! " But I need your help again. I'm pretty sure that this one is a fossil, as it is stuck in solid matrix. I'm not completely sure though. Definitely some kind of oyster/pycnodont, this one was found at the beach of Vivari (near Nafplio, Greece), at about 2m of depth (yes I dived; there were many pretty modern seashells in the area, and I eventually stumbled on this one). If there isn't enough detail visible to say, I can try to prep it a bit. The matrix is very hard though, so I can't guarantee success on the prep. What do you think of this one? Best regards, Max
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