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  1. Petrified rock fossils from my backyard, would love some feedback.Petrified rock fossils from my backyard, would love some feedback.Petrified rock fossils from my backyard, would love some feedback.
  2. Obsidian alike skull?

    Hello there, since i dont know anything about fossils in general i'd like to ask for a first opinion, if the 'stone' i found could be some kind of fossil. the interesting fact about this is, that i'm 99% sure that this is some kind of biological mass turned into stone, because it fits every aspect a small jaw, including nerves, teeth and the bone. Im curious about the material (what it turned into) and how old it might be. Thank you
  3. Wolf Head Found in Russian Arctic

    Very interesting ... if true. was on Yahoo so one never knows for sure. https://news.yahoo.com/head-32-000-old-wolf-found-russian-arctic-093857922.html
  4. This weekend's find

    Here's another one found yesterday in Vermillion County, Illinois about a mile away from the Salt Fork River, Middle Fork Vermilion River, and Vermilion River on my property. I'm hearing a lot of feedback about river tumbling causing the shapes of my objects. The only problem, or the situation is that there are basically no other stones in the general vicinity. Only head shapes and some vertebrae looking objects. I had my wife come out to my spot yesterday and she noticed also that no other stones were present but these, and many 5 gallon buckets worth. Today I am going to just pick up what is left after rains came last Friday. I will probably come home with 3 more 5 gallon buckets. So why couldn't these have been anice entire colony of snakes? What about the eggs I've found? There's no doubt in my mind this is what I have found..but I'm willing to listen. I've tried cropping these 2 pics. Hope you can work with these a little better. Any help is appreciated..thank you
  5. Reposting of find

    Hi everyone. Would like to say thanks to all who tried to help me yesterday! Here is a better pic of the underside of this find. It shows much more detail. I have also posted what looks to be a tooth or fang. No one yesterday was able to confirm what I think are snake heads. My problem agreeing with all is that all of these I've found have what appears to be eyes, a spot on what I think is posterior head, and they all look to have a mouth line. Nearly all of the individual stones are being found touching each other. What is more bizarre to me and my wife is that the stones all have nearly the same shape, however no two are alike, meaning I'm finding these now in big to little order or vise versa. Yesterday I was able to collect what appears to be an entire length of one of these. I have yet to clean yesterday's find but I am going to now and try to piece it together. If anyone wants to take a look at the pic I have of the big collection of stones, I have in the center of the pic a few partial pieces I found in the very same order. Also, the biggest one on the left rear was found as is. All the hundred or so pieces were found in an area about 8feet wide by 2 feet thick. In addition to these whatever they are, im finding petrified wood, or roots of petrified wood. Thanks very much for your time! More pics to come soon!
  6. Dinosaur head with skin?

    Trying to figure out if my friends fossil is a dinosaur head with scaly skin or possibly turtle?
  7. Fish head from Solnhofen

    Hello everybody, so right now I'm on my holiday and today I was on a trip to Solnhofen/Bavaria. Most famous for its fossils from the Tethys Ocean during the Jurassic period. I won't post photos of the Museum since there is alread a Topic with good pictures. (But there will be pictures from the museums in Munich and Berlin next week by me). But anyway: You can go and hunt there for fossils by yourself. It's pritty easy to crack these Limestones and you can find lots of Ammonoidea there. I was with a group there and basically everybody found a little Ammonoidea or a part of it. But I got lucky and was the only one finding a fish. Well just the severed head of a fish. Length of the head is around 2 cm (= 0.79 in). In the Solnhofen Museum is a big fossil with lots of little Leptolepides sprattiformis. There where some Leptolepides with missing bodys as well. The explanation was, that a predator was eating the fish but left only the heads. Since the length would fit and Leptolepides where really really common in the area and time period my best guess is a Leptolepides indet. (I really can't tell the diffrence between the two species, since they both lived in the same area). But Orthogonikleithrus indet. is also a suitable candidate. They look similar. Hard to tell the difference since there is no body. Any help is welcome
  8. Supposed Triceratops rib head

    Hey guys! Mom bought me a lot of fossils for my birthday. Everything else was straightforward but this one puzzled me a bit. It was listed as a triceratops rib head bone. The seller stated it was purchased at an estate sale unprepared. The sale he bought it from said it was found in South Dakota, formation not given. Seller says he prepped it himself after buying and left the bottom unprepared. Measures 12 in by 6 in. Does this indeed appear to be a rib head?
  9. Fossil Fish head

    I bought this interesting fossil online. It's meant to be a three dimensional fossil fish head. Preserved with mouth wide open. It was collected from the london clay of the isle of sheppey, kent, uk. Is this actually a fish head or just looks like one? If so would it be possible to come up with an ID?
  10. Amazing, please help

    Please could anyone hep me id this fossil me and my 8 year old daughter Ruth found it is beyond my amateur knowledge i can send more pics if needs be we found it semi submerged in clay on good fossil hunting grounds in the north east of england
  11. Hi. Stopped for road break and saw this in the May river flat not far from derby. Has a definite fin structure. Keen to find an expert and have it assessed properly. Wondering if it is a pectoral fin and plate from an armoured fish g Mac
  12. Nice teeth, but what is it?

    Does anybody have any idea what this could be. I'm afraid I know absolutely nothing about it. I got it from an estate. All records and provenance are lost. The head portion of the rock is about five inches (12½ cm) long. There are a few bones below the head.
  13. Hi all, Was looking through some fossils online and came across this one. It was in the "Exclusive fossils" section; so I got really surprised seeing this "pebble" in there. The seller claims it is the fossil skull of a Hybodus shark. Now to me this is very weird. As we all know, sharks have a cartilaginous body; so their skeleton doesn't fossilize easily. That's why I am doubtful about the skull of this shark being so well preserved, with the brain and all. Plus, to me this just looks like a funny-shaped pebble. The only thing that makes it more believable for me are the "teeth" in the last closeup photo. I might be completely wrong on my suspicion, and this might indeed be an exceptional incredible piece. But then shouldn't it be more at home in a museum??? What do you guys think? Best regards, Max
  14. Reptile head?

    Found in landscaping rocks around my home. my son (10 years old) is very interested in it, so I'm trying to help him identify what it is.
  15. Lizard / Bird head/skull?

    Cyprus, some 10 km north of Amathus ancient city I am really not equipped yet with knowledge, therefore I will not be posting many photos of each thing, unless one expert finds it promising. This one is 3 keyboard buttons long. on the other side which is somewhat similar theres a thin layer of an orange/red mineral, probably calcite, if that means anything.
  16. 3D Crinoid head from Ontario, Canada

    I found this 3D crinoid head at Rock Glen Gorge in Ontario several years ago. Anyone know what genera or even what species it was? Cheers, and merry Christmas!
  17. Skull?

    Hello, thank you in advance for any assistance! My 5 year old son found this "rock" on the side of a creek bed in north Arkansas. We joked around saying it was a Dino Head fossil. Well the more I stare at it, the more I wonder? I know it's in bad condition. But do you see any clues to think it's actually NOT just a rock? And maybe more?
  18. head or rock?

    any ideas? my picture isnt the best. there is hair and skin underneath that i can see with my loop found in paso robles ca
  19. Eotyrannus Head Illustration

    Hi, Thought that I might share a little head study of Eotyrannus (T.Rex's great great great grandpa in terms of evolution) this is a small part of a lot of commissions that me and a professional paleontologist are collaborating and working on together as a team. We are especially fond of dinosaurs found on our home turf (the UK specifically the Isle Of Wight). So he wanted to see Eotyrannus recreated and this is the first illustration that I came too, there is a lack of Eotyrannus material, but I got the privilege of handling the real material that's kept safely under lock and key (thank god that I didn't drop it). (- Because there is so little of Eotyrannus found, some of this reconstruction is based on the Dilong which is a similar tyrannosaur that lived around the same time as Eotyrannus and they shared a few similarities in anatomy and possibly environment.) Anyway I hope that a few people like this little study I hope to upload more later on! - Beth
  20. Is This A Fish Skull?

    I'm a newbie who needs help ID'ing this little fossil. I have found several of these on both Fernandina and Jacksonville, Florida beaches. They are about an inch in width and length, and you can clearly see two holes that appear to be eye sockets. There are also four holes in the back of the fossil. I haven't been able to find anything on the internet that looks like this, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Robin
  21. Marine Reptile Fossil Id?

    Hello, im am not sure what this fossil is, anyone recognise it? I do not have any details on it as it is on gumtree for sale and the person dosnt know what this lot realy is. It looks distinctive so should be easy to say what it is
  22. Fossil Or Funky Stone?