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Found 130 results

  1. Help identify fossil pattern

    Found this interesting fossil over the weekend, can’t identify the pattern on it. Any thoughts?
  2. I am a new member and definitely an amateur. Can anyone identify these photos ? I think possibly coprolite (found on creek behind my house )?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  3. Help identifying tooth

    Is it possible to narrow down what type of mosasaur a tooth came from? Found a tooth but it looks different from the typical ones I see all over google. Thanks!
  4. Identifying big brook find

    Need some help identifying this tooth I found a big brook, I THINK it might be a croc but not sure. Maybe plesiosaur??
  5. Shark Tooth ID

    Hello, I found this tooth on a beach in New Zealand (north island) in 2006. I am wondering what it is from? It is about 10cm long by 6 cm wide (at top), and all white as can be seen.
  6. Fish from Brazil

    Hi. Brand new here. Over 20 years ago I had a Chinese business colleague who traveled regularly to Brazil. He showed me a beautiful piece once when I was visiting him. A while later he brought me this fossil as a gift. I’ve always loved it but know very little about it. I’m sure this is familiar to you guys. Anything you can tell me about it would be deeply appreciated
  7. Hi im new to this forum, and the buying of fossils. I've dona a bit of research in fossil to see if there real or not etc. I needed help in identifying if this spinosaurus tooth is real or not. apologies if the pictures aren't the best I've used snipping tool to grab them off of online. The length of one tooth is 2.5"and claim they are from morocco kem kem. Your help is greatly appreciated, thankyou
  8. Tooth ID (Alligator?)

    Hello! I was sifting for shark teeth this past weekend at Sarasota beach in Florida and came across this thing. It's 3/4 of an inch long and 1/4 inch wide. I was researching fossils found in Florida and it looks a bit like an alligator tooth, but I'm not sure. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!
  9. I found this fossil on a job site. I look regularly and usually only find crinnoids (geodized) and maybe a few native american artifacts. But for the most part just flint, geodes, and other random stones. But my son and i are both very excited about it. We have never seen or heard of a fosslized nut.
  10. First, I want to say I don't look into fossils/teeth all that much so this may sound kind of dumb, idk. I found this while looking for shells during my first trip to the ocean last month. It looks like a hollowed out tooth to me but it doesn't look like any shark tooth I can find on Google so I don't think it's that kind. The thought had crossed my mind and was also suggested by someone else that it might possibly be petrified wood, but I'm really not very sure on that either. I just wanted to see if anyone might be able to tell me what it actually is? I hope these images are clear enough. Sorry, my camera isn't the best.
  11. Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone can help me identify what this belongs too? Location is morocco which we all know can be risky, however it doesn't look like a typical fake to me. Not my expertise but would like to know an ID for it? Please see bottom image! Typical Fake Is it real? What does it belong too? Thanks in advance
  12. How to identify single bones?

    Hello everybody so while browsing the web looking for fossils I stumble upon lots of onlineshops and auctionsides offering single bones. And I'm always like "how do they know the species/genus?" This is not about whether I buy these Vertebrae or not. And not just about the identification of theses specific vertebrae, but more on the concept of trying to identify single bones using these Vertebrae as an example. Let's give it a go: 1) Offered as a Caudal Vertebrae from Camarasaurus grandis, 10.7″. Age: Upper Jurassic Location: Salt & Pepper Quarry, East Of Dinosaur, Colorado. Formation: Brushy Basin Member, Morrison Formation 2) Offered as a Caudal Vertebrae from Camarasaurus grandis, 12.6″. Age: Upper Jurassic Location: Sutton Quarry, East Of Dinosaur, Colorado. Formation: Brushy Basin Member, Morrison Formation 3) Offered as a Tail Vertebrae from Camarasaurus, 5″ wide x 6 3/4″ Age: Jurassic Location: Wyoming Formation: Morrison Formation 4) Offered as a Vertebrae from Camarasaurus, 5 3/4″ x 9 1/4″ Age: Jurassic Location: Wyoming Formation: Morrison Formation So what did I do? I tried google search for images of a Camarasaurus skeleton. Didn't finde the best picutres though. After looking at this my best guess is that it from the "later" (sorry, don't know the correct english word, marked red) part of the tail. Then I tried to find possible candidates for this bone. CLICK (yep, just wikipedia... but I don't know any scientific papers to search) There are a lot of Sauropod in the Morrison Formation in Colorado and Wyoming, so I honestly don't know if it's possible to name them Camarasaurus. For my uneducated eye this could literally be any Dinosaur Verbetrae. I do know Troodons topic about Dinosaur Anatomy, but it didn't really help me at that point. So my question is: What is your way on identifying single bones and what is the best way to do it? Any help is welcome, thank you so much
  13. I figured since 2018 was ending, I may as well honor it with a final, sopping wet, epic hunt. We (MomAnonymous and I) arrived at Brownies at around 1:10 and wasted no time trying to go south. Unfortunately, it was swollen with water even though it was low tide and we got cut off at the point. We met two men sifting, i don't know if they were on the forum at all but we chatted for a bit and they had only been finding small teeth. We searched around a bit southwards, and found some nice sand tigers (carcharias cuspidata i think) and a couple of silky and dusky sharks (carcharhinus sp.) before heading back towards the entrance. Then we went more towards the northern side where there is a small bridge. This is where the hunting intensified. We were finding like four or five teeth per handful and it was amazing. The teeth were small, we weren't able to go to the spots with the big teeth but some of the teeth were really nice. Carcharhinus was showing up a lot and so were the sand tigers. A lot of the small teeth were red because of the iron oxidization. Then I noticed a tooth in the surf. i reached down to grab it and found my first cow of December! This one was very nice, only a bit along the back of the root was broken. It seems to me like it has seven blades, but i am no expert with the cows and didn't know what counted as a blade. Hopefully you experts out there can help! At around 2, the beach started filling up but we stayed for around another hour before leaving. We found quite an interesting tooth that i need ID on, it has a really thick root. Thanks 2018, Thanks for you friends on the Forum, and thank the Shark tooth Gods! Cheers, FA (Meg next year, right)
  14. What is it?

    Hi, My kiddos father picked this up at a flea market and was told by seller it was a megalodon tooth. He gave it to our son for Christmas. It doesn't look at all like a megalodon tooth to me. I had to manage my son's expectations when he opened it and let him know that it probably not be a megalodon tooth, but it's still really cool. I promised him I would try and find out what it is. My son is two weeks away from being 6, he has Asperger's and is absolutely obsessed with sharks. It's all he talks about. Would someone please identify this for me?
  15. Identify

    Dear all, please could anyone help me identify these 2 fossils and their possible age?
  16. Worm type fossil?

    Hi all Came across this on the beach today. Any ideas?
  17. Fossils?! Please help identify

    The files I have are too large, I’m hoping to be able to post more pictures in the thread. These items were found on the Jurassic coast in the uk. The item in this image is smooth and solid, albeit there are parts of it broken off, it was whole when we found it.
  18. Shark Teeth

    Hey everyone, My friend has three shark teeth that he would want identified. Below are the three teeth. I think the left one is Mako, the middle is Otodus, and the right is baby or juvenile megalodon. What do you guys think? Thanks!
  19. Fossil identification Weymouth

    I found this a few years ago on a geology trip in Weymouth and never managed to ID it. It’s definitely got a shape to it and rings at each end, along with some pyrite. I would love to know if it is a bone of some sort!! I have more pictures if wanted.
  20. I've been sifting through a bucket of dirt I collected on my last dig in Cincinnati. I've come across these two pieces that has me scratching my head. Are they ammonites, snails, arms of a Isorophus? Not the most glorious finds but two that I am having some trouble while cataloging. Thanks all!
  21. Fossil

    Identify the fossil Late Cretaceous Mughal Kot Formation.
  22. Hello, I'm new to this forum, from time to time I find fossils...bones, rocks, etc. I luckily found this forum which is great because most of the time as an amateur I don't know exactly what I've found. In this case, it's a bone fossil. It is 15" long x the belly is just under 3 inches and the beak is about 3" Thanks for any help that you can give! - Wow, I love that I can put as many photos as I want!!!
  23. Against better judgement, I acquired a "keishosaurus" fossil. I trust the dealer - but not necessarily their source. I'm attaching some photos - please let me know your opinion - do you think it's a real one, "restored/painted", or a complete/near complete fake. The chip in the left forearm looks concerning to me. Any insight is appreciated.
  24. This is the second large shark's tooth. It was found by my father who lived in Sarasota Florida. No more information on where he found it. Was given to me upon his passing. The measurements are: 1 ½ inch (3.81 cm) wide, 2 ¼ inch (5.715 cm) long, ¼ inch (.635 cm) height. Here are some pictures as best as I could take them.
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