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Found 35 results

  1. Found a tooth - help ID please!

    I found this tooth a long time ago, on a river bank in north Alabama, and have just held onto it. I'm not even positive that it's fossilized, but it seems like it is to my untrained eye. It is still pretty sharp on the front and back edges. I really don't know anything else about it, but it doesn't look similar to any shark teeth that i know of, or alligator. Any help would be appreciated!
  2. a little STH ID help needed

    As we work on our new displays I have found a few shark teeth that I need to verify an ID for. These are all from STH. First up is one I am fairly certain is Isurus desori. A little over .5”
  3. I live in the Northeast of the USA. I found this bone out in the forest yesterday and I’m having trouble identifying it due to its size. As shown in the photos, the bone looks very scratched up, probably chewed on, and both joints on each end have been snapped off. The bone was cracked down the middle, then fell off my counter which split it in half. I don’t have a metric ruler, but 12 inches is about 30 centimeters. If it had the joints I think it would be closer to 15 inches, or 38 centimeters. I was thinking it was a white tail deer tibia or possibly a femur (I was leaning more towards tibia due to the curvature) but everything I saw said that deer tibias and femurs aren’t more than 10-11 inches even with the joints. I know it’s pretty broken up, but guesses from anyone?? Thanks! (Can’t upload all the photos due to file size so I will comment with more)
  4. Friend found this on Folly Beach, SC

    My friend found this on Folly Beach, SC. Any ideas on what it is?
  5. ID help

    My mother found this in southern Oregon on a rockhound beach trip and asked if I could get some ID help. Thank you for any information I can pass on to her.
  6. HC Theropod tooth

    Listed on everybody's favorite auction site as a Dromaeosaur or Tyrannosaur tooth. 1/2" long theropod tooth. Hell Creek Frm, I believe it said South Dakota but I will double check that. It was very inexpensive so I went ahead and bought it. If nothing else, seems an excellent candidate for some analysis and it was a good way to test what I have learned without breaking the bank lol So lets see if I have gotten better at this. I believe it is Dromaeosaurid based on the difference in serration size and density. The seller posted good pictures so I could count the denticles. No exact scale in mm but the count was done mid tooth. Distal= 12 Mesial=14/15 The mesial serrations look pretty straight. The denticle shape does not look like the Acheroraptor teeth I have and the density difference is less too.I am not seeing ridges. It does seem to be compressed as a Dromaeosaur would be. I know there will be some work to do when it is in hand with measurements and checking out the base. My smartest option is to tag @Troodon and get his opinion lol For now I will go with Dromaeosaurid indet. I think it could be a DR candidate. Either way, it is a nice tooth with nice serrations and a bargain to boot
  7. A couple of Hell Creek Vertebra

    This is being sold as a Theropod vertebra. It is from Hell Creek, Carter County Montana. It is 2.25" long x 1.5" wide x 1.25" thick. It has dimensions similar to the vertebra of Dakotaraptor so I am assuming this was from a fairly large animal (Not saying it is Dakotaraptor, just similar in size according to a paper on line). SInce we are looking for my bones for kids to interact with this may not be a bad fossil to get if it is a theropod. Any thoughts ?
  8. Shark tooth ID help

    So I bought an inexpensive 2 inch Angustidens tooth from the auction site that shall not be named. The seller generously sent a couple of free teeth as well. One of them has me quite perplexed. It is a fairly large tooth, around 1.6 inches. It has some nice serrations on it and a pretty distinct looking root. The only thing I could think of is that it looks a little large Thresher shark teeth. I would certainly be surprised if the seller had included a Giant Thresher shark tooth with my purchase so I doubt that is what it is. I really could not find anything else that fit but I am sure somebody here will be to enlighten me. I have no information about where it was collected but I can email the seller. Any help would be appreciated
  9. Kem Kem Sauropod tooth- Diplodocid indet ?

    Both of the Kem Kem sauropod teeth I have are Titanosaurid teeth so I am looking for a Diplodocid tooth. While checking out the auction site that shall not be named, I saw this tooth. It looked quite a bit different than the teeth I have and quite a bit different than the other teeth on the auction site. It has a very peg like shape to it and lacks the tip does not have that wear pattern I have seen on the Titanosaur teeth. I could be wrong but the enamel looks different too. My initial thought is that this is a tooth from the Diplodocid indet present in the Kem Kem. These are the only pictures the seller had and I am not really buying so I do not want to ask for more. This is more educational for down the road when I buy one. Any thoughts ?
  10. I saw this for sale and this would be perfect for our program if they are dinosaur bones. I am not well versed in bones yet and some of these look very interesting. The bone in the lower left of the picture and the larger one to the right of that both caught my eye. I do not know what they are and I did look at some pictures before I posted it but I could find much in the way of help for myself so I thought I would put it to the forum. If they are dino bones, this would be a nice addition so if you have a thought on what these might be, please share ??
  11. Juith River Tyrannosaur Id confirmation

    The source of the Dromaeosaurid indet vertebra that I recently posted here also has various Tyrannosaur teeth and tooth fragments for sale. We would like to add a Tyrannosaur from Judith River to our presentation. Both of these are listed as a Gorgosaurus tooth but I have read enough on TFF to know the appropriate ID would Tyrannosaurid indet so I am not looking for a species level ID. I just need confirmation that it is from the family. I see nothing to tell me it is not but I have learned to put it to the forum for verification before committing. They are both small but affordable. I was hoping to grab something a little larger but either of these would fit a hole in our presentation material from Judith River. Are these Tyrannosaurid tooth fragments ?
  12. Kamp Ranch Texas Ptychodus Teeth

    I purchased some Ptychodus teeth and I can not determine the exact ID on my own. They are smaller than P. whippeli or P. mortoni teeth I have and bigger than the single P. anonymous tooth I have though that is the species I originally though, and still think these are. They are from the Kamp Ranch section of Eagle Ford in Texas. I consulted a very well put together ID guide here but am still just not sure what I have, other than nice Ptychodus teeth lol Any help would be appreciated.
  13. Coprolite?

    Dear TFF members, Expert opinions please. Thank you, Ricardo
  14. Any gastropod expert here?

    I have found a lot of gastropods but I want to know the sp'. And if you can put a link to a identification sorce. Here are some of them:
  15. Bone?

    I have found this fossil in the Negev dessert in Israel. It have a shape and texture of a bone. Can anyone help me ID it? Is it a bone? What kind of bone? Is it a reptile bone?
  16. Help in ID

    I have found this fossil and cleand it with vinegar. I have never found a fossil like this one, can someone ID it? I saw some similar fossils from madagascar with the name "zipper oyster" if that what it is, can you tell me the scientific name and some details about it?
  17. Help id teeth

    Hi! Can someone please help me to identify these items? I found them at a beach in Portugal, close to the city of Setubal. I often find bones there too but I don’t dare to bring them home...
  18. Large tooth, bone or rock?

    I Was climbing rocks in central Missouri when i went into a deep crevice (aprox 3 meters down) i found a large "tooth" It is fairly smooth and was grown into some tree roots. Is this just a lucky shaped rock, or a fossil?
  19. Oklahoma fossils ID help

    Found several fossils near N 387 Rd. Hulbert, Oklahoma (Cherokee Co.) 36.034753, -95.179779 in late June of 2018. I don't know anything about fossil identification, but I hope to label them with some identification. They were on exposed rocks, probably mississippian or pennsylvanian according to a map I saw. Sorry that the photos aren't too good, but a phone camera was all I had. 1.
  20. Onslow Beach Finds

    Recently moved to NC and my husband and I have have found some pretty neat things on Onslow Beach (Camp lejeune). We would love help identifying some of them as we are new to the world of fossil hunting. The only one we are pretty sure on is the bottom right being a crocodile tooth? Thanks in advance!
  21. We found this fossil this afternoon in Big Brook, NJ...trying to figure out what type of fossil bone it is (or hopefully is); any help is appreciated! Thanks!
  22. Afternoon all, I picked this up today in a flea market, the seller had no idea where it came from as it was in the place when she took it over. So sorry I have zero info. It seems to be a real fossil and not a fake, even if it isnt real I only paid a few pounds for it! Cheers in advance. Tom
  23. Heavy Bison Lean but not sold yet

    i found this tooth on a gravel bar today, I'm thinking buffalo but seems big even for that, ive found horn cores part of a skull and a few leg bones of a buffalo up river but they are still bone. this tooth could be from the same animal but it seems unusually dense so it may be fossilized and therefore from another animal. or bison teeth are naturally dense i don't know looking for help with id. if my osteology class taught me anything i can tell you its an upper right molar but that's all I'm confident about.
  24. Trilobite trouble

    Shall we discuss this Trilobite? I am completely out of luck on IDing it, as there are too many of this type of insect that are so similar, i had a possible match after some research, and judged it to be likely from around 500 million years ago, lost the comparison somewhere though.. My guess is that it is a common specimen.
  25. Unknown

    I found this along the Skunk river in Iowa and have no idea what it is. If anyone has any idea please let me know!