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Found 8 results

  1. Need help identifying what I'm guessing is a Fossilized Crustacean or turtle that I found this week on Yellowstone River. Any help would be highly appreciated.
  2. Is it fossil??

    hey all, sorry i'm new and didn't search topics to find similar ones cause i dont have time.. i think i have a fossil whitch someone has taken it and i'm hurry to know is it a real one or not! i'm kinda loosing it!! please help me to indentify is it a fossil or not, and if so, what kind? or what animal!! thanks a lot sorry for not being formal!
  3. Help identifying fish fossil

    other than the fact its 13inchs head to tail that is all I know about it. Any help would be great- thanks.
  4. need help identifying this tooth

    found this tooth in summerville, sc while looking for megalodon teeth, it definitely looks like a tooth but maybe its part of a tusk or something? Im not a pro at all but i am like 90% sure that the darker spots(spots that are almost blackish) look to be part of the enamel. When i found it there was only part of it becoming unearthed but the rest popped out fairly easy but was in bottom of a creek in extremely hard clay/sand. You can see the part that has been exposed to sun, the other side I cleaned a little with a tooth brush. Would appreciate some help identifying it, thank you!
  5. Thank you for allowing me to join

    Hello Everyone, I have gotten two milk crates of fossils from an estate and need help identifying them please. This list is all i have to help with (i know it is useless sorry) 253 Fossil 2.46 lbs., polished 6x6, small chip 254 Fossil 1,8 lbs., polished, approx. 6 inches 255 Diplomystus Humilus Fossil Butte Eocene, Queen River, Wyoming in wood frame approx. 11x14, 4.78 lbs. 256 Amphicentrum N.M. Mazano Mt Fossil in plaster, plaster is breaking, approx. 15x9, weighs 7.61 lbs. 257 Fossil Isleib 4.10 lbs. 258 Fossil set in plaster, approx. 11 x 16 1/2, weighs 12.40 lbs. 259 Fossil, set in plaster approx. 11 x16 1/2, 12.40 lbs. 284 Fossil approx. 8x5x3 1/2, 5.68 lbs. 285 Petrified Wood approx. 10 1/2x4, 3.88 lbs. 286 Petrified Wood approx. 7x5x2 1/2, 4.88 lbs. 287 Fossil approx. 7x7x4, 8.84 lbs. 288 Fossil approx. 8x6 1/2x3 1/2, 6.46 lbs. 289 Fossil approx. 7 1/2x7, 6.32 lbs. 290 Fossil approx. 7 1/2x5, 3.32 lbs. 291 Fossil, Tooth approx. 7 1/2 x 5, 4.56 292 Fossil approx. 5 1/2x 5 1/2, 3.20 lbs. 293 Fossil, Turritecla Agate approx. 6x2 3/4, 1.38 lbs. 294 Fossil approx. 10x10, 11.86 lbs. 295 Fossil approx. 6 1/2x4, 2.26 lbs. 296 Fossil approx. 5x3 1/2, 2.38 lbs. 297 Granite and Crystal approx. 8x4, 2.16 lbs. 298 Semi Precious Stone 1.76 lbs. 299 Semi Precious Stone 1.18 lbs. 300 Semi Precious Stone .52 lbs. Thank you all for your help. Thank you Joe
  6. Help Identifying A Fossil

    I found these fossil today March 12 in a Shale Deposit of the Devonian period. The fossil are about one inch long. I think they are either a type of flat worm or a tunnel. Any help would be nice. Unfortunately they are hard to take a picture of in the lighting I have.
  7. I Think I May Have Found A Petrified Bone!

    I live in Maine. I was walking by a small river and saw something that looked like a bone. So I picked it up. It was heavier than rock should be. There was also a larger rock that was up river and it had odd indentations on it. The larger rock was probly 2x2 feet . It almost looked like someone might have used it to ground grains of some sort on it.I wish I had gotten pictures of the larger rock. I am wondering if I did find a petrified bone and if maybe it was used as a tool to hammer or grind things many later on?
  8. Identifying Canid Skulls

    The following data taken from Nowak's classic paper shows the difficulty of relying on size to identify fossils. Summary upper carnassial tooth length of canids: LP4 Canis dirus: 28.7 - 35.5 Canis lupus 22.2 - 30.5 Canis latrans 17.6 - 22.8 Canis familiaris 14.4 - 22.7 Canis armbrusteri 26.6 - 29.5 Canis edwardi 24.0 Canis lepophagus 19.0 - 20.7 In some cases (the fossils) the sample is small. In others, (lupus and latrans) it is more than 100 skulls. Coyotes overlap with wolves, and wolves overlap with Dire Wolves, but in each case, a significant portion of the individuals can be allocated to the correct taxon by size alone. Domestic dogs are a mess, as they overlap with both coyotes and wolves. When you throw in the remaining fossil canids, size ends up being pretty useless as the sole determiner of identity. Usually some knowledge of the geologic context can help eliminate some of the fossil taxa. This is an old data set, and I'll run a similar analysis of Tedford and Wang's data and post that later.
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