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Found 209 results

  1. Ichthyosaurs!

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/12/incredible-jurassic-ichthyosaur-fossil-preserves-skin-blubber/ @LiamL @belemniten
  2. Acrocoelites

    From the album Holzmaden

    Another 12 cm long Acrocoelites from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  3.  Acrocoelites gracilis

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 12 cm long Acrocoelites gracilis from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  4. Acrocoelites gracilis

    From the album Holzmaden

    A nice combination of two Acrocoelites gracilis from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale). The bigger one is 17 cm long and the other one is 14 cm long.
  5. Acrocoelites

    From the album Holzmaden

    A colorful 9 cm long Acrocoelites from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  6. Acrocoelites sp.

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 14 cm long Acrocoelites sp. from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  7. Acrocoelites gracilis

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 10 cm long Acrocoelites gracilis from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  8. Acrocoelites

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 10 cm long Acrocoelites from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic, Posidonia Shale).
  9. Acrocoelites

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 9 cm long Acrocoelites from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Posidonia Shale).
  10. Ichthyosaur vertebra

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 2 cm long Ichthyosaur vertebra from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Posidonia Shale). Some more pictures: I personally like the color on this one!
  11. Ichthyosaur rib

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 13 cm long part of an Ichthyosaur rib from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Posidonia Shale): Unprepped: Some more pictures of the prepped piece:
  12. Ichthyosaur vertebra

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 3 cm long Ichthyosaur vertebra from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. The preparation was kinda hard because at the beginning you could only see the cross section: And here is another picture of the prepped vert:
  13. Ichthyosaur neural spine bone

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 6 cm long rest of an Ichthyosaur neural spine bone from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. After a bit of prep: And finished:
  14. In this thread I wanna share some fossils from Holzmaden, which I found partly years ago but prepped recently with my new tools. I will not show only bones but also belemnites and other fossils from Holzmaden. All the finds are from the quarry Kromer. Hopefully I will be able to extend this thread step by step! So for today I want to show three bones from the posidionia shale from Holzmaden. Firstly this 3 cm long Ichthyosaur vertebra. Here is a picture of the unprepped piece: As you can see there was only the cross section visible so it was a kinda hard work. I think until now the prep took about 2 hours and I will probably prep it a bit more... but here is a picture of the current state of the vertebra: I am very satisfied with the result until now! Especially because I didn't lost too much of the fossil material in the areas where I had to glue it.
  15. A little Ichthyosaur vertebra

    Today I finished prepping a little Ichthyosaur caudal vertebra from Holzmaden. Too bad I didn't took any pictures of the unprepped vert but I did a lot I prepped it with my air pen and with my new sandblasting machine. I am very happy about this tool Here it is: It's very small with a length of 1.2 cm. Hope you like it
  16. Ichthyosaur vertebra

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 1.2 cm long Ichthyosaur caudal vertebra from the quarry Kromer in Holzmaden (Posidionia shale, Lower Jurassic). Some more pictures: The prep took about 1 hour and I used an air pen and a sandblasting machine.
  17. schlacke

    How do you identify the layer schlacke in Holzmaden
  18. Holzmaden Terrestrial Animals

    Are there terrestrial animal fossils in Holzmaden. I was thinking that there might be because there is fossil wood in Holzmaden.
  19. Fossil Intelligence

    Hello, TFF I was recently in Holzmaden, Germany when I found a piece of an octopus. I also recently read a book about octopus intelligence. This made me wonder if some prehistoric creatures might have been intelligent. I am especially interested in tool use, which has been observed in some modern animals. ( Octopuses, Cetaceans, Birds.) Has anyone found some possibly intelligent animals(fossilized?)
  20. Ichthyosaur stomach contents

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Cross sections of the stomach, full of squid/cephalopod hooks and beaks, of an early Jurassic ichthyosaur (Stenopterygius quadriscissus). One slice has the animals ribs, the lighter tan objects, around the stomach, while the other is entirely of the stomach contents.
  21. Ichthyosaur rib

    From the album Holzmaden

    This is a 10 cm long part of an Ichthyosaur rib from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. As you can see its kinda damaged. Firstly it was already damaged as i found it and secondly the preparation wasnt optimal as well. Normally you prep these bones from Holzmaden with air abrasive but I only have an air pen. So I damaged it a bit further.
  22. Ichthyosaur skull bones

    This piece was found by me two years ago in the Kromer Quarry near Holzmaden and was prepped by Roger Furze ( @Ludwigia ). On the piece you can see a disarticulated Ichthyosaur skull with some ribs and vertebrae. You can see one eyehole very good, although the eye itself isn't preserved. Isolated bones are not that rare in Holzmaden but such pieces are very rare! It could be a skull of a juvenile.
  23. Ichthyosaur skull bones

    From the album Holzmaden

    This fossil was found by me two years ago in the visitor quarry Kromer near Holzmaden and was prepped by Roger Furze ( @Ludwigia ). Thanks again On the piece you can see a disarticulated Ichthyosaur skull with some ribs and vertebrae. You can see one eyehole very good, although the eye itself isnt preserved. Isolated bones are not that rare in Holzmaden but such pieces are very rare ! At the maximum the piece is about 24 cm long. Unprepped: Prepped: The eyehole is very good visible: (Probably my favourite part ) The other eyehole: Some more bones: A vertebra: This one could be from a juvenile which is very rare!
  24. Steneosaurus tooth

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 1.2 cm long Steneosaurs (crocodile) tooth from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Lower Jurassic). Because the tooth is that filigree I didnt prep it further. Another image:
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