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Found 336 results

  1. crinoid fossil?

    are these crinoid fossils or odd-looking rocks?
  2. Stumping me beyond belief

    While I am more knowledgeable about fossils than when I joined, this thing is confusing me. It is porous with fine holes and appears to be bone, but it could be wood. Any clues?
  3. Hello, So I just moved back to New Jersey from the UK and when going through my old things, I came across a tooth that I found from Big Brook years ago. I used to work in Plio-Pleistocene zooarch at hominin sites and so I immediately thought reptile (it semi looks like some of the fossil croc teeth I would have to work with). I think it might be Plesiosaur but I am not quite sure! Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
  4. Hi there, I inherited a few specimens from my late grandfather and unfortunately did not know of the collections existence until after he had passed and as a result do not know any of history or where they were found/purchased. I would be very grateful for any information anyone could provide on any of the potential fossils. Thanks! Apologies for any issues in uploading as it's my first post. I also weighed the specimens if that's of any help: #1 (178grams), #2 tooth (2grams) #3 (116grams) #4 spherical specimen (224grams) #5 (89grams)
  5. What is it (Ukraine)?

    Help please with identification. What it could be? Western Ukraine, Lviv region. Thanks!
  6. What is it 2 (Ukraine)?

    Help please with id:
  7. What is it (Ukraine)?

    Hello! Help, please, with identification
  8. Can anyone tell me what kind of tooth this is and how old it might be?
  9. Ammonite ID

    Hello, Could anybody help me to identify this ammonites spiecies? It was found in Seatown, Dorset, England. Thank you for any replies.
  10. What is it ? (Ukraine)

    Hello! Help with id, please. It was found in Western Ukraine, probably, paleogene or cretaceus. Thanks!
  11. Saurid Skull, Croatian Coast

    Hello Sorry I'm new I just registered to find some answers Yesterday while searching for some fossilized clams or marine stuff I came across this little beauty. It's about 7 cm wide and some 5 cm high. I found it at the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. Anybody knows what it could be? And, what do I do with it now? Do I carry it to a museum? Kind regards
  12. Question on Ammonite

    Warning: I'm a total noob when it comes to fossils. I stumbled across this Ammonite fossil while hiking in North Texas yesterday. A few questions: 1. Is this an Ammonite? 2. Does it seem like the entire animal, or just a fragment? 3. I've cleaned it the best I can with warm water and a soft brush. Is there any hope of improving the appearance of it in any way? Thanks for any info you can give! Brian
  13. Shark Teeth ID

    Have found these at the beach. This is the best picture I can get at the moment. What species of shark are these teeth from? The bigger one is about an inch big. Thanks!
  14. Need help identifying

    Hello. My name is Joy and I know I will find this forum very useful. I am learning about how to spot fossils and may need help from time to time. I found this today here in Katy in a pile of rocks near a flower bed and would really like your input on what I am looking at. Thank you for your time and expertise.
  15. Seabed ID?

    Hi, I found this in near Sparta Kentucky. Anyone care to identify/ date? Found on a construction site so I couldn't tell you exactly where the layer was.
  16. North Central Texas Fossil?

    Just wondering if this is a fossil and of it is, what do you think it might be? Sorry I didn't have a ruler when taking pics. My thumb is on the pics and it's about an inch or a little less across. This was found in a limestone riverbed near Justin, Texas (North Central Texas). We have found many other smaller marine fossils (actually casts I think - I am not an expert by any means) that I am pretty sure are from the Cretaceous Period in the same area. I have more pictures that are higher resolution, but I can't upload them here due to the size restrictions. Thanks in advance for any info or ideas that you might have.
  17. I like to have extant teeth in my collection to contrast with fossil teeth of the same or similar species. I bought these teeth at a tourist shop in Las Vegas a few years ago. They had been made into necklaces. I thought they might be H. elongata based on the root shape and would be interesting to display along with my fossil H. serra teeth. I am not convinced my ID is correct, especially considering the serrations go all the way to the tip. Any ideas?
  18. Heyo! Found on the river banks of Humber river in Toronto, Canada I came across this rock this weekend and I was not sure if it was anything special or just a peculiar shaped rock. After some hesitation I decided to pick it up just in case. It has a very distinct wave looking shape to it and the texture on the 'wavy' surface seems rather fossil-esque but I wasn't sure as the cross section doesn't seem to show much of anything. If I had to take a guess I would say its either a coral or maybe its an imprint of some-kind? Let me know what you think If its anything worth keeping or just random rocks: /\ These two pictures show the general shape and size of the piece. /\ These two pictures show the close-up texture on the surface of both sides. /\ This is the side/cross section. Thanks for the help! -Em
  19. Help with shark tooth ID

    I'm new to shark tooth hunting and can't figure out what type of shark this is from. Can anyone help?
  20. Fossil Identification in Western Wisconsin

    *Higher resolution and many more images linked below to Google Drive for a clear view* Fossil: Large limestone rock containing hundreds of marine fossils and with what appears to be a bone roughly 3cm in diameter. As well what appears to be the remains of other bone structures. Location: Found 10 miles from the Mississippi River near Ellsworth, Wisconsin USA (Western Wisconsin) in a low valley area that looks like an ancient river bed. Rock Measurements: Roughly 15cm x 28cm My Understanding of Geology and Paleontology: 2/10 *There are a vast amount of images so I'd uploaded them to Google Drive in high resolution here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1-QkitLR3bwWFEn0Dh6OoNngsH8F5O31w I found this large limestone rock on our property near what I imagine would be an ancient riverway located at the bottom of a recharge point (aka hill). During heavy rains this area can literally turn in to a river and wash the soil down stream. This rock appears to contain all of the common marine fossils you'd find in Western Wisconsin from what I've researched. However, there's what appears to be a bone or unusual looking aquatic creature near the snail as shown. The snail was extremely well preserved before the vinegar soaking ate the shell and pigment away. A bit more about the location in which it was found; I had been landscaping the slope of the soil for about 2 years in the backyard by shovel. I had lived in this home for about 4 years and I found the soil to be unusual versus any other home I've lived in nearby. The heavy, wet clay soil contained many large green basalt rocks - I'd never seen one before this time. The bedrock is limestone but about 100 FT away the bedrock is sandstone (according to geological maps). The Mississippi river is 10 miles from this location in western Wisconsin near Minnesota. It's also in the path of the "Great Midcontinent Rift" which I find interesting. There are also many large "bluffs" and rolling hills. It's a beautiful area. Anyhow, I'd like to find out what else may be in this rock. It has been in vinegar for about 2-years and is slowly changing shape which in my imagination resembles a skull. I'd like to find a means to protect the exposed fossils while the limestone is absorbing. I had read something about fossil glue or plaster that can protect the exposed fossils while in the acetic acid. This is an educational experiment for me and I've always wanted to learn about paleontology and geology. Any help and identification would be appreciated! There are so many fossils and things to look at in this rock that I uploaded the images to a public folder on Google Drive so that others can view them in a higher resolution. My Galaxy Note 8 is not the best at focusing on close up images so please forgive my photography. If you see something interesting I'd be curious to know! Thanks! -Jack from Western Wisconsin (Google Drive images: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1-QkitLR3bwWFEn0Dh6OoNngsH8F5O31w)
  21. Nano vs T. rex?

    I have two similar sized teeth that were both from Hell Creek. One is a large nano tooth (left) but the other may be T. rex? The one on the right certainly is fatter. Thoughts? Thanks
  22. Part of a segmented fossil?

    Greetings! I found this fossil on Sunday in Bradenton, Fl (Manatee County) It is 1.5”/38 mm long, 1.5” wide and .5” thick. It appears to be broken on 3 edges. I tried to photograph it on white background but some pics where I am holding it turned out sharper. Some of the things I found nearby were horse teeth, chunks of meg teeth, tiger shark and hemipristis teeth and the most massive Florida horse conch and mollusks I’ve ever seen. I’ve been trying to learn the age and specific formations that I hunt in but it’s been confusing to me. Is it possible that I’m in the peace river formation if I’m 40 miles west of the actual river? Or would it most likely be the Arcadia formation, or even bone valley? Some overlap so how do you tell? I think I am mostly in Miocene- Pliocene. Getting a bit off topic but if anyone can shed light on my mystery find and possibly clarify on formation locations I enjoy this forum so very much. Thank you all members. Best, Marie
  23. Unidentified Tooth

    This is a fossils I found on Edisto Beach in South Carolina. To this point I've assumed it's a tooth but I'm not 100% due to the apparent lack of a root. I originally thought it belonged to some kind of ungulate but under further research it could possibly even be some carnivorous incisor? Either way the curiosity is killing me! Tell me what you guys think. I left the photos large to retain detail. It is exactly 1 inch in length, or about 2.5 centimeters And 3/8 inches in height, or about 1 centimeter If you need any other angles just let me know, its super hard to photograph.
  24. Shark teeth identification help please

    Please help identify these teeth from Conecuh River, Andalusia. I pulled about 500 teeth out of the deposits and these tiny teeth are the only ones of its kind in the bunch. They are about 5mm X 7mm. Thanks.
  25. Modern Shark tooth identification

    Hello, I´m not sure about the ID. For me the tooth looks like a Hemipristis or a bull shark tooth. The tooth is from the Indo-Pacific (Phillippines) and 1/2" (1,5cm) in lenght. I want to be sure with the ID because I do not want to buy a tooth of a protected species. I don´t know, if the question is correctly ask in the Fossilforum, but I hope, that you can help me. Kind regards from Germany
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