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  1. Trilobite ID

    I recently found this bundle of trilobites for sale online. The pictures were poor and the seller had no ID/location information, but the price was right. I have a good idea what most of these are but would like to see what you guys think. #1 - 90.0 mm #2 - 53.5 mm #3 - 39.7 mm #4 - 22.2 mm #5 - 16.0 mm #6 - 10.0 mm #7 - 27.3 mm
  2. Kem Kem vertebrae ID help

    Howdy! New to TFF, been around fossils and minerals my whole life, so not a total noob. I've got a few Kem Kem verts that I can't get narrowed down any further, so thought I'd ask some experts to see what I can come up with. These two look like juvenile theropod cervical to me; I'm no expert, but what I googl'd looked right. Anyone have positive ID on them? Edit: OK, only 4mb per post, and I have no idea how to shrink pictures, so I'll make a few posts to get all the pix up.
  3. New Member

    Hi, I have been a mineral specimen collector and have dabbled a bit in fossils for fun. I recently acquired a fossil and was seeking some advice. This piece still needs some work and restoration and I was wondering if anyone knew someone who could help me out. I am pretty sure it is a protoceratops skull. Still lots of loose pieces that need to be added to it. I am in Atlanta. Attached is a picture. I can send more. Thanks for any help or advice. Demetrios
  4. Trilobite?

    Found this what I believe to be a partial trilobite about 10 years ago on the Dead River Basin in Michigan's Upper Peninsula after a dam broke and there was a flood. I'm curious to identify it positively as a trilobite as I was told it it was. To age it. And I know you don't appraisals but I'm curious if it might be worth something. I tried to take pictures according to the directions if there's something better I can do please comment. Thank you in advance.
  5. Discovering new species

    Out of curiosity, is it a practice for people to contact museums about fossils that can't be/can't quite be identified? I was just thinking about how many new unknown species must be just sitting around in individual's collections. They find new species all the time that are sitting in the museums collection, so imagine how many are of things that no museum has ever even taken a cursory look at. I don't mean like sending pictures of every vertebrae you can't pin to a specific species, even though that's more than enough in some cases, but at least with the less usual stuff, even though I'm sure there are plenty of individual teeth or single vertebrae of undiscovered species in individual collections. I saw an amazing full Devonian "shark" for sale, and that's what got me thinking. It would be nice if it were realistically possible to let museums just browse through collections, just in case. I know that once a fossil is out of context it loses significant useful information, but there'd still be potentially lots to gain from even those.
  6. Ammonite ID

    So I recently purchased this ammonite off of the popular auction site for a good price, not something I usually do, but it looked nice and was already out onto a plinth. Unfortunately the seller doesn’t know where or when it was collected, and my knowledge only really expands along the yorkshirecoast in the U.K. I was wondering if anybody could help me with identification please. Thanks.
  7. Flag Ponds Fossils

    Since I am brand new to Miocene fossils, I’m hoping the Fossil Forum community can help me identify the following fossils I found at Flag Ponds over Labor Day weekend. Group 1 - Cetacean or impressions left by invertebrates?
  8. Fossil tooth?!

    Found in my garden in South Lincolnshire, UK. Not even sure its a fossil? 13cm long, 4cm high at the highest point. Seems rounded tooth shape but been 'knocked off' revealing smooth flint like internal structure
  9. What tooth is this?

    A short while ago my dad accidently dropped the tooth pictured below and I would quite like to replace it but I have no idea what it's from! -Dinosaur?
  10. Is this Amber?

    Hi there, My son (11) has found what he believes to be a piece of Amber, while we were fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast. Can anybody tell us if this could be Amber, it's definitely not glass. Also, what is the best method to try to clean it up? We'd like to try to polish it up. Thanks in advance, Adrian and Henry
  11. Unknown Wyoming Find 2

    I found this rock just outside of Riverton, Wyoming in an area with a lot of chalcedony. I believe the surrounding material is from the Wind River formation. I am unsure if this is some sort of fossil or an interesting rock. Any information would be helpful.This was from the same location as the rock in my previous posting: I believe the surrounding material is from the Wind River formation. I am unsure if this is some sort of fossil or an interesting rock. Any information would be helpful.
  12. Unknown Wyoming Find

    I found this rock just outside of Riverton, Wyoming in an area with a lot of chalcedony. I believe the surrounding material is from the Wind River formation. I am unsure if this is some sort of fossil or an interesting rock. Any information would be helpful.
  13. Identification please!

    I've had been in possession of this for almost 20 years now and never knew for certain if it was just a rock or if it was a fossil. I unfortunately do not remember how I even obtained it since it was so long ago so I don't know where it originated from. Any insight into what it is will be greatly appreciated!! It's about 3.5 cm x 3 cm.
  14. What's this?

    Hi ! I was visiting a limestone quarry today and found this, looks like a curved orthoceras but that doesnt make sense. Any ideas?
  15. The year was 1993, the film Jurassic Park was about to be released ... The film sought to be as paleontological as possible (except for velociraptor size and Tyrannosaurus rex vision based on movement)... Very different from the current franchise that mixes the watermelon with the banana in the genetic blender forming the watermelonbananasaurus, which did not please me, and from this franchise, I never want to watch anything else! But of course, every person has a way of seeing things, and I respect it. If you like watermelonbananasaurus, what can I do? I was visiting the house of a great collector in Brazil ... Yes! The boy of the photo in 1993 is me! Just based on this photo, please, I have 2 questions and I thank all those who can help me with this great trilobita that I circled pink in the photo. 01. Does she seem to be real? 02 - At that time the fossils of Morocco were not as popular as they are today, so I do not think it is a Moroccan trilobite ... Can anyone overcome the challenge by trying to guess what specie it is? But I'm already saying that this is not a test, because I do not know either! But it's a wonderful trilobite!
  16. Mosasaur teeth identification

    Hi! Any help I can get with identifying these mosasaur teeth would be much appreciated , or if someone can provide me with some good links/pictures on how to identify them. They are all from Khouribga phosphate mines. They are small teeth ( 20-30 mm) and not in top notch condition but still it would be fun to know what kind of species they belong to. I´ve numbered the teeth to make it easier to describe what tooth your talking about. Thanks/Patrik
  17. T-Rex tooth or not? And aubleysodon?

    Hi, I am new to the forum. I just got back from a dig with Paleoadventures. Had a great time! With their digs, you are allowed to keep common fossils (triceratops teeth, bone fragments), but anything commercial (t-rex teeth) must be bought for an additional fee and anything scientifically significant cannot be purchased. I found what was identified to me by the company as a T-Rex tooth. The attached field pics are all that I have at the moment (I have a couple more but it wouldn't let me upload more). I was told that it may cost $1500 to buy. It is being prepped and I will be contacted hopefully by the end of the month following full appraisal. I found this tooth myself in the "tooth draw" site, hell creek formation, South Dakota. I know it is genuine. My question is, how do I know for sure that it is a T-Rex tooth? I don't want to pay a premium price for something that might cost less if it were Albertasaurus or Nanotyrannasaurus or some other tyrannasaurid. What other tyrannasaurids can be found in the hell creek formation that it could be mistaken for? Are there any specific questions or information I should request before purchase? It measured approximately 2 inches long and appears to have serrations. The owner, Walter Stein, has a good resume and seems trustworthy, but I just want to make sure. I've Googled everything I can google and I'm driving myself nuts! Another curiosity....I also found what was explained to me to be a baby T-Rex tooth, but what was ultimately labelled as an "Aubleysodon" tooth. I didn't have the option to buy it because it was considered scientifically significant. Seems there is some debate regarding T-Rex, aubleysodon, and nanotyrannasaurus, regarding whether or not they are separate or the same. I also have a picture of it but couldn't upload. Any input?
  18. I found this bone when I was vacationing at the milk river, AB. I found it on a cliff ledge, under about 9 feet of sand. It feels petrified compared to other fossils I have, and it looks like the toe bone of a theropod.
  19. I have a few different fossils I was hoping to get some help identifying. I’m brand new to collecting/hunting for fossils. If any other pictures are needed I’ll try to get the best ones possible!! These first teeth I found in Naples, Florida. I came across them by a river there. The second set of pictures is from the Montour Preserve in Danville, Pa.
  20. Miocene Jaw Segment ID

    Hello, I made a trip to Calvert Cliffs (Miocene) recently and found this interesting jaw segment with four teeth. It looks like some sort of fish to me, but I was wondering if anyone with more knowledge on this topic could tell me exactly what fish it is. Thanks, Evan EDIT: here are the measurements... Jaw... Length: 49mm, Height (including teeth): 27mm, Width: 10mm... Now for a single tooth... height: 11mm-13mm (depending on the tooth), Length: 6mm, Width: 4mm P.S. I tried to post additional pictures but the forum said I could only post 3.95 mb. the photo I origionally posted was 3 mb. I will try to attatch more photos in the comments.
  21. Ribs? From what?

    Very curious to know what this is. Thanks!!
  22. Mosasaur fossil question

    Hey all. I’ve got a couple of quick newbie questions. My wife, who luckily is supportive of this new hobby of mine, decided to surprise me with some fossils from a reputable dealer to help jumpstart my collection, among them this Mosasaur tooth. I’ve not got any questions about it’s species (Prognathodon sp. if I’ve been reading all these posts I’ve been looking at right), and everything about it looks real. What I’m wondering is. A.) What are these two little circular inclusions in the matrix that I’ve circled? There’s one on each side, and they don’t look like natural rock. Fish vert maybe? And B.) Is there anything special I should do to help preserve this piece, as the climate here in Kentucky is vastly different from its original Moroccan home? I’ve read some people add fixatives, some don’t, some do on certain pieces. I just want to make sure that this piece which has lasted for millions of years lasts more than a few more. Thanks for all your help.
  23. Montana Tooth ID

    Saw this identified as a carnosaur tooth collected in Montana. Any chance of a more specific ID with that info?
  24. Not sure exactly what bone this is and what dinosaur but any help will be appreciated. I know it is from Alberta and that it is dinosaur but here are some better pictures hopefully it helps. Thank you.
  25. Tooth?

    hey just cleaning some peice and was wonder what this is