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  1. today i have found another inclusion from my raw lot of cretaceous NJ amber. it bears resemblance to a stellate fern hair (comparison picture shown below) and also to stellate fern hairs I have found in a piece of (presumably baltic or dominican) amber that is 30 MYO. i'm not sure about this and i was wondering if anyone could shed some light on it, have these been documented in NJ amber before? (probably) anyway, here are the pictures: the fossil in NJ amber i found---> comparison picture of another stellate fern hair i found this one on the internet---> another stellate fern hair i found in 30 MYO amber (probably baltic, maybe dominican) -->
  2. Nautilus ID

    Trying to find a definitive identification for this nautiloid? Anyone know of any science-based paper online to refer to the Ma'der region of Morocco during this period of time and the cephalopod fauna? Any info appreciated. Devonian section in the Tafilalt, Ma'der region, Anti-Atlas, Morocco. (Clymenia genus ammonoid? do they get this large and the chamber/whorls are very similar to nautiloids)
  3. Skull?

    Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone can tell me what this might be. Im pretty sure it is fossilized. I was thinking it was a skull, specifically that of a mammal but I am not sure which. Canine? Thank you for any help!
  4. Hi, found these today at Speeton, UK. Could anybody tell me what they are, was thinking they may be a possible vert, but I wouldn’t have a clue myself.
  5. Geode?

    The fossil I want most to find, at this point in my addiction, is a tullymonster. A few months ago, I thought this might be one, but, now, I'm fairly certain it's just a geode and am just double checking by asking for an ID. I actually really dig (that's so punny, lol!) geodes, so I'll add it to my collection, but I have enough criniods and brachiopods. I'm throwing a little tullymonster fit!
  6. Large Fossil Found in Oklahoma

    I live in Oklahoma and stumbled upon this. We weren't sure what sort of fossil this could be. I found it in an old dried up creek on our property. I have also found other fossils similar to this that are even larger and longer that are still half way embedded in the bed rock.
  7. Posted are a few concerns I found wandering through the internet. These are but a few examples of the type of issues you may encounter. I send this out as a reminder if you're shopping for fossil presents of any kind. Sellers mis-identify material simply through lack of knowledge but it's up to the buyer to know what they are looking at. Don't hesitate to post interests BEFORE you buy. BUYER BEWARE when it comes to fossils of any kind. Seller wants huge money for this Saurolophus osborni lower arm from the Two Medicine Formation. Looks like a nice arm but some of his facts are incorrect. This species is not found in the Campanian of the Two Medicine Formation but the early Maastrichtian age of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation. Another key point is that it's very difficult to determine taxons from post cranial bones of Hadrosaurs especially in an fauna where multiple species exist. Nice lower arm from somewhere and from some unknown Hadrosaur. What's this seller thinking the "2 Medicine Man Formation" really attention to detail not one of his strong points. Someone tell him its the Two Medicine Formation. Maybe he watches lots of Westerns Seller describes this as Pachycephalosaurus in my opinion it's Thescelosaurus Seller is properly describing this beautiful jaw as Ornithischian but in detail description adds that it was discovered where many Pachycephalosaurus fossils were found giving one the impression it's Pachy. In my opinion it's Thescelosaurus. Teeth of these two species look similar inquire before you buy. I see a lot of these being offered or sale, nice Christmas gift. For those of you that are new to collecting the only thing real here are the crowns. Nice gift Seller is offering this Claw and Identifying it as Velociraptor from the Hell Creek Formation. It's a very worn Anzu wyliei hand claw.
  8. Tyrannosaurid Tooth?

    Hi folks! Thought I might try leaning on the expertise of the forum gurus - I've owned this tooth for a few years and would like to hear any opinions of what the specimen should be classed as. It was sold as Daspletosaurus Torosus, but I'm aware of how hard it can be to label Tyrannosaur teeth (or just leave them as 'indet'). The tooth originated from Alberta, Canada. As it isn't the clearest to see, the denticles (which are very fine and equal in size on both sides) on the anterior edge curve off to the right (viewing the tooth face on), whilst the posterior serrated line is straight. PS: Apologies for the quality of photos too...my phone doesn't enjoy photographing anything magnified.
  9. Trilobite IDs

    All, I have a lot of different items in my collection but I am not a trilobite expert by any means. That's why I'm looking for help with ID here. If anyone knows more about Trilobites than I do that is. Photos 2,3 and 4 are Moroccan I believe. Specimens I have picked up over the years. Photos 1 and 5 were part of an old collection from a UK locality (Pembrokeshire, Wales?). Any help appreciated.
  10. Bird egg fossils? I'm a new member.

    Hello, I found these fossilized 'eggs' taped together at a pawn shop in Kalispell, Montana. I know nothing about them but they are really cool! Does anyone know what they are? The more oval one is about 2" long by 1.5" wide. The more round one is about 1-9/16" x 1-13/16". They were sliced in half when I found them. The one that looks slightly developed ha some missing 'yoke' around the center small circle but is close to fully intact. They are fascinating but I don't know much. I'm a newbie. Thank you for any help.
  11. I found this fossil around 4 years ago in a creek in West Virginia. I'm curious to know if it is possible to determine the time period when this fossil might have formed, the possible creature it might have been, and just more about it in general. The fossil is composed of a very deeply embedded scale pattern that is about 2.5 inches in diameter. Only about 1/2 of the fossil is very visible, and the fossil is in a layered black rock. The fossil appears as though it is long, like a snake would have been, but unfortunately I only have a small portion of the original fossil, so it's hard to tell. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  12. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since February 2, 2017. Fossil Identification and Field Guides Adkins, W.S. (1928). Handbook of Texas Cretaceous Fossils. University of Texas Bulletin, Number 2838. Anderson, C. and C. Smith (eds.)(2013). Identification Guide for Common Fossils of the Cincinnatian. Cedarville University Invertebrate Paleontology. Anderson, L.S. (2011). A Beginner's Fossil Guide to the Northern California Coast. Humboldt State University. ASU West. Guide to the Fossils of the Naco Formation, Kohl Ranch Area, Arizona. Aurora Fossil Museum. Identification Sheet. Aurora Fossil Museum, Aurora, North Carolina. Budd, G.E., T. Meidla and S. Willman (2011). Fossils & Rocks - Geotourism in the Central Baltic. Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University. California Geological Survey (2002). Fossils. Note 51. Coleman, M.C. and C. Coleman. Identification Guide to the Fossils of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. National Park Service. Collinson, C.W. Guide for Beginning Fossil Hunters. Illinois State Geological Survey, Educational Series 4. Delaware Geological Survey (1992). Delaware: Its Rocks, Minerals and Fossils. Special Publication Number 19. DiTorrice, G. (2004). Fossils You Can Find on Oregon Beaches. Oregon State University. Dockery, D.T. (1995). Rocks and Fossils Collected from Mississippi Gravel. Mississippi Geology, Vol.16, Number 2. Frey, R.W. and J.D. Howard (2012). Upper Cretaceous Trace Fossils, Book Cliffs of Utah: A Field Guide. In: Depositional Facies of the Castlegate and Blackhawk Formations, Book Cliffs, Eastern Utah. Field Trip No.10. Hager, M.W. (1970). Fossils of Wyoming. The Geological Survey of Wyoming, Bulletin 54. Hogberg, R.K., R.E. Sloan and S. Tufford (1967). Guide To Fossil Collecting in Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey, Educational Series - 1. Hoskins, D.M. (1999). Common Fossils of Pennsylvania (2nd Edition). Pennsylvania Geological Survey 4th Series, Educational Series 2. Iowa Association of Naturalists. Iowa Geology and Fossils. Iowa Physical Environment Series, IAN 702. Jennings, J.R. (1990). Guide to Pennsylvanian Fossil Plants of Illinois. Illinois State Geological Survey, Educational Series 13. Kelley, R.W. (1962). Guide to Michigan Fossils. Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Pamphlet 3. Kopaska-Merkel, D.C. and R.J. Buta (2012). Field-Trip Guidebook to the Steven C. Minkin Paleozoic Footprint Site, Walker County, Alabama. Alabama Paleontological Society. Lauginiger, E.M. (1988). Cretaceous Fossils from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Delaware Geological Survey, Special Publication Number 18. Lauginiger, E.M. and E.F. Hartstein (1983). A Guide to Fossil Sharks, Skates and Rays from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Area, Delaware. Delaware Geological Survey, Open File Report Number 21. LeBlanc, J. (2008). A Fossil Hunting Guide to the Tertiary Formations of Qatar, Middle East. Livingston, V.E. (1959). Fossils in Washington. Division of Mines and Geology, Information Circular 33. Manning, E.M. and D.T. Dockery (1992). A Guide to the Frankstown Vertebrate Fossil Locality (Upper Cretaceous), Prentiss County, Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Office of Geology, Circular 4. Martill, D.M. and J.D. Hudson (eds.)(1991). Fossils of the Oxford Clay. Palaeontological Association Field Guide to Fossils: Number 4. (entire 288 page book) Matthews, W.H. (1960). Texas Fossils: An Amateur Collector's Handbook. Bureau of Economic Geology - The University of Texas, Guidebook 2. Moore, E.J. (1968). Fossil Mollusks of San Diego County. San Diego Society of Natural History, Occasional Paper 15. National Park Service. Fossil Identification Workbook - Mammoth Cave National Park. U.S. Department of the Interior. Nehm, R.H. and B.E. Bemis (2002). Common Paleozoic Fossils of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Educational Series 45. Pickett, T.E. (1972). Guide to Common Cretaceous Fossils of Delaware. Delaware Geological Survey, Report of Investigations Number 21. Purdy, R.W. (rev. 2006). A Key to the Common Genera of Neogene Shark Teeth. Schiebout, J. and S. Robichaud. Fossil Hunting in Louisiana Gravels. Louisiana State University. Sidall, R. (2015). An Urban Geologist's Guide to the Fossils of the Portland Stone. Urban Geology in London, Number 30. Wilt, J. and D. Schumacher (1978). Fossils of the Paleozoic Formations of Southeastern Arizona.
  13. Looking for information on my abelisaur tooth.

    So I bought one of those small abelisaur teeth that came from kem kem that everyone keeps falsely calling raptor teeth. Does anyone know any more information on it? Abelisaurs have small teeth compared to their heads so the creature probably wasn't too tiny. It's about 1.5 - 2cm with even serrations. As i understand it not much is known of this animal but anything you guys know would be appreciated! -Tom
  14. Is this coprolite?

    I need help identifying this. It was in my childhood rock collection. It looks a LOT like some of the corpolite pictures I see online. Does it look like that to you all? It probably came from central North Dakota since that was where I lived, but even that I'm not sure about because we did go on family trips to Montana, and sometimes South Dakota. So it could possibly have come from those states as well. Anybody have any ideas what it is?
  15. Gainesville fossil?

    I found this digging in Gainesville and I have no idea what it is
  16. What is this?

    I found these fossils in Gainesville. Could anyone tell me what they are?
  17. Marine Jurassic/Cretaceous help ID

    Hello everyone! I found many fossils in my last trip to a mountain in Valencia, Spain (as far as I know the strata in that mountain are Jurassic/Cretaceous) but I can't identify these 4 fossils displayed in the pictures below. I would appreciate any help, thanks!.
  18. Shark tooth id

    I was out in my backyard digging a hole to fill in some loway spots, and out of the corner of my eye I saw a tooth that I had dug up. I picked it up, and went inside to wash it off. I looked on many websites but no luck. please help
  19. ID Help Needed

    Found this in my front yard while digging up flower beds (I live in SE Michigan) - tried some googling but not sure what this is.
  20. This is something I picked up walking in a park about three years ago, and I felt it was Something, but Just Do Not Know What. Any guesses? Any stab at it would be a help!
  21. Help from North Sulphur River

    Hello, we spent the day yesterday at the North Sulphur River. We needed help identifying some of our finds. I also wanted to ask if anyone has ever encountered the mineral Pyrite while exploring NSR. I tried to include pic also
  22. Information on this vertebra

    Can someone please help me identify this vertebra. It was found in north Mississippi in a creek with shark teeth, coral, shells and other items. It is 9" tall, 5" front to back and 4" wide. I'm not having great success finding someone that can identify this. Or much success uploading the pics so I might have to do it in separate posts. Thank you for any help received.