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  1. Hello forum, new member here! I have been lurking for a while and concluded that some of my Hell creek fossils are probably mislabeled. Bought them back in 2005-09 from a Danish collector. The three small theropod teeth were labled as follows: smallest one, at 11 mm long and 6mm at the base; Saurornitholestes. (Hell creek, montana) Second largest at 15 mm long by 8mm; Dromaeosaurus.(Hell Creek, Montana) Third one is labeled as Nanotyranus, but with a length of 15 mm and a 9mm base, it seems quite small. ( Hell Creek, Roundup, Montana) The middle tooth has faint ridges, the cam is not picking up, running from top to bottom (Acheroraptor?) Would love to hear your opinions on what these could be!
  2. Possible vertebrae fossil?

    Hi any help in identifying this fossil I found or If someone could even tell me if this is a decent find found on the Swatara Creek In Hummelstown Pa
  3. Fossil? Type of leg bone??

    Any idea what this us or what from?
  4. Dino bone ID

    Hello, I was out near central alberta the other day and I found two different specimens (I'll post the other one in a different thread). I doubt you'll be able to tell me what dinosaur it came from but I was hoping the type of bone could be identified? I found it at a wash out area at the bottom of a canyon.
  5. Multiple fossils?

    Here are some better pictures of the one rock (fossil?)
  6. Can you help me identify?

    Hi everyone, I bought these this morning of a man at the local carboot sale! Don't often see fossils there, he said he bought them in Brazil in 1975, Any idea what these are? the body measures 21Cm, I know little to nothing about fossils and it looks like some kind of fish/eel to me..But thought these were pretty cool and would be interested to know more about them.
  7. Any Fossil guidebooks for NC?

    Hey guys, I know there is plenty of generalized information about fossil sites and the formations listed here on TFF, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a specific book, or guide that was specified toward North Carolina only. Maybe even a website that had some good information about the geological history, formations, as well as fossil deposits here in NC?
  8. Found a cluster of small fossils??

    Hello all! I'm back again with some unidentified fossils. I was working in my garden this afternoon and stumbled across a rock containing a cluster of small fossils, ranging in size. These were found in Northern Illinois, close to where I found another shell fossil I asked about. All comments are appreciated! Thanks!
  9. Unknown Newcastle fossils. Possibly leaves?

    These were found at Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Does anyone have an idea as to what they might be? Each little segment is a few mm in width and 1-2cm long.
  10. I need help identifying these fossils all were found in the same area. Found while trekking my local creek.
  11. Hi! I’m new on here and not super familiar with fossils. However, today I was walking on the beach in Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island, North Carolina (a part of the Outerbanks). I stumbled upon what appears to be an old bone of some sort. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what type of bone it is/which animal it is from. Any ideas?? The photo is posted below. For some reason, the other photos won’t upload, so I will try to upload them in the replies hopefully.
  12. Possible dino tooth from Calvert cliffs, MD

    Found this fossil fragment in Calvert cliffs, MD, believing it was some kind of tooth or perhaps a crab claw. It doesnt appear to be either since what look to be serrations are on the outside edge of the fossil. When looking at similar species found in the area, I was still unsure how to identify it. So I turn to you fossil forum! Can you help me figure out what this is?
  13. Fossil? ID help

    Any help with identification would be greatly appreciated. I was found in a stream bed in the hell creek formation area in Montana. I it pretty flat on the bottom with shell like material on the top. Its not porous like alot of the other bones I have seen. Any input would be awesome! Thanks!
  14. Hi there, This is my first post so please excuse any errors. I found this fossil in Brook Bay on the Isle of Wight last year. I would really appreciate some help in identifying it. Someone who runs a fossil shop there suggested it could be part of the jaw of a lepidotes? Any info gratefully received.
  15. Hello! I'm wondering if any of these shells are known to ONLY be found in shallow water. If so, which one? And how shallow are we talking-- 10 meters? 100 meters? Found near the Azores, depth unknown. Some forams can be used for scale. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  16. Fossil image Hi I'm new to this whole scene and gained interest after I found a large fossil near a estuary in Washington state (western side). I was hoping you guys could identify the various creatures that are contained below as well as possible locations that I might have more for me to find in my state, preferably on the western side. It is roughly 14-18 inches (35-45 centimeters) at its longest point and around 2-3 inches thick(5-8.5cm) Thanks for the help!
  17. Crown Point Formation

    Recently, I have obtained a Wikipedia account so that I could update articles on some of Vermont’s geologic formations. The first of which I have made is the Ordovician age Crown Point Formation, in which I have collected many rocks completely covered in fossil invertebrates. Although I am unsure as to how far this formation goes (possibly extending into New York as well),localities known for having some of the most fossils from the formation include the towns of Panton and Isle La Motte. In creating the list, my main source of information was Paleontology of the Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont, as well as my own observations of what fossils were collected by myself and other members of the Burlington Gem & Mineral Club when we collected specimens from private quarries in Panton, VT last October. However, as my main source was written in 1962, the names and classification for some of the fauna included in the list may have names that are dubious, and the list itself if subject to change. If there is any further information that should be added to the article, please let me know, or edit the page responsibly (basing your facts/information with resources). Note: I have not added algae & porifera yet, so this post (and the Wikipedia article) will be edited. The Crown Point Formation Cephalopods Maclurites magnus Stereospyroceras champlainensis Vaginoceras oppletum Vaningenoceras sp. Proteoceras perkinsi Proteoceras pulchrum Plectoceras jason Nanno sp. Trilobites Bumastus erautusi Bumastus globosus Cryptolithus tesselatus Eoharpes antiquatus Flexicalymene senaria Isotelus gigas Pliomerops canadensis Vogdesia bearsi Echinoderms Dendrinocrinus alternatus Brachipods Atleasma multicostum Camerella varians Macrocoelia champlainensis Corals Streptelasma expansum Foerstephyllum wissleri Lambeophyllum profundum Bryozoans Praspora orientalis Rhinidictya fenestrata Stictopora ramosa
  18. large shark tooth?

    Found on beach Isle of Palms, South Carolina. I'm a fossil novice. Possibly a large fossilized shark's tooth...8cm length. Could use some help!
  19. Hi all. Sometimes I have information I would like to share and I'm not sure how to begin. I don't collect fossils. I collect smooth river stones and regular shells for artwork. A good deal of my time is spent collecting materials from waterways. I believe very strongly in the responsible handling of fossil treasures. The problem is that if I see something that looks cool, I don't know if it's an important fragment or a barbeque chicken bone! I don't want to use fossils in my art work. It doesn't feel right somehow. I'd like to learn to identify fossils properly so I don't waste these resources. I would also like to share information about sites of possible interest. I don't want to just publish random info and have a nice site wrecked. How do I do this? Thanks for any responses.
  20. Hi there. I found this several years ago in Tamaulipas, Mexico. I guess it’s a tooth of a a mammal... but I don’t have the slight lest idea.
  21. Can’t figure out what shark tooth

    Can’t figure out what species of shark the tooth belongs to. A bit broken a chewed up by nature. Help is appreciated!
  22. Fossilized poop??

    I found this at the aurora fossil museum in north carolina. its kind of a dark caramel color. can post more pics or info if needed. thanks it is about an inch long. i think it is poop but i really dont know as i am just getting in to the hobby
  23. Devonian fossil ID

    My last trip to Deep Springs I brought back a large dis-articulated Dipleura. While cleaning up the specimen, which had mud on the bottom, I discovered two things. There was more to the Dipleura then I originally thought. This part I will save for another topic. The other thing was a part of the matrix flaked off to reveal a fossil in which I have never seen before. I am wondering if this is possibly fish related. Maybe @Jeffrey P or @Fossildude19 may have seen this before on your previous hunts there?
  24. Is this a fossil?

    I found this while out for a hike, it was in the eroded runoff ditches on the trail. It has a symmetry that seems biological to me, but that could be wishful thinking. What do you think? Thanks
  25. Need Help Identifying Tooth(?)

    During our treks around Florida we stumbled across something we, and our friends, have been unable to identify. It appears to be a tooth but what looks like bone at the base is rather square. Was hoping someone in here could help us figure out exactly what this thing is. Thanks in advance for your help.