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  1. Hey, A friend of mine found this in the sediment on the bank of the Suwannee River, FL. Any information on this piece would be very helpful. Thank you! Bob
  2. About two weeks ago I bought this bunch of Kem Kem chunkosaur pieces in the hope that something interesting might be in there among the nondiscript bone fragments. There were some things that were identifiable. But this one piece completely baffled me when I looked at it more closely. I hadn't noticed it at first because it still had a bunch of matrix on it. But I soon saw some weird square shapes. These remind me of of the shapes some reptiles have under their scales on their skull. The bone piece already had a weird straight shape with a hollow in the middle. At first I assumed the hollow on the inside of the bone that was just exposed due to breakage. But I then cleaned it some more and a pattern emerged on the inside of the fold that I can only describe as a toothplate. I'm almost positive this must be some kind of jaw piece with a strange tooth plate. I know Kem Kem is still very much a mystery. But I've never seen anything quite this thoroughly bizarre before. Has anyone ever seen anything similar to this? Side with the "toothplate" visible as well as clear square shapes on the outside of the bone. It's still not completely clean, but the toothplate seems to extend futher into the fold. Flat outside edge. The square shapes end in half circles on this side. The other side of the edge also has similar patterns but on a different scale and not as clear. Other side with more subtle square shapes on a smaller scale. Both broken sides to show the cross section. It's also slightly asymmetrical.
  3. Whats is this ID of this jaw section its found in china and measures 7.5 inch could it be dinosaurian ,reptile or mammal jaw ?
  4. Found this on the beach at Jekyll Island GA Not sure at all what it might be. Any thoughts? Thank you
  5. I bought a nice partial mosasaur skull recently and here I will share the process of prepping it a bit. I don't think I'll remove the bones from the matrix. But there's definitely some stuff that can be uncovered. There are definitely part of both frontal bones of the skull roof. The underside of the frontal is visible. There is also part of a jaw visible. I'm not quite sure yet as to which part it is. It could be either dentary, pterygoid or maxilla. Right now I'm slightly leaning towards the back of the maxilla (with the inside being visible). But time will hopefully tell. There are also a few as of right now unidentified bones. There are at least five teeth in the piece. Only four are clearly visible. The fifth is a replacement tooth that is only barely visible on the top of the jaw in an open hole. Unprepped state as I bought it. Some photos after a number of hours of prepping. It's quite slow going since the bones are fairly soft. Back of the jaw. A view from the other side of the jaw. On the bottom left the hints of the fifth tooth can be made out. View of the frontal bone. The midline is visible but the bones are broken in to a lot of separate pieces. The frontal bones are pointing to the right and the midline is roughyl horizontal in the photo. Two anterior teeth with roots and an unidentified skull bone broken in two. My guess is that is belongs somewhere near the frontal bones. More to come in the future!
  6. Hi everyone, can anyone please help me identify these mammal jaws? Not sure what animal they're from, their age or even where they were found, but I've ruled out them being from a mammoth, smilodon or gigantopithecus! To me they don't look that old, possibly 10-20 thousand years. I bought them as part of a little collection, some of them I'll post up for help identifying at a later date. They entire collection cost the princely sum of £1.50, oh and the 20p entrance fee I paid to get into the *car boot sale where I found them. Thanks again for having a look, thinking and responding. * Car Boot Sales or Boot Fairs are a type of market where the general public come together to sell unwanted stuff from the boot of their cars. Household and garden, items, nic-nacks (chotchkies), anything and everything really. Usually they take place ridiculously early on a Sunday morning on muddy fields (because it's always raining here) in the countryside. Inevitably you always come home with loads of unexpected stuff, and every now and then some treasure, otherwise known as Booty Magic. Thanks Bobby
  7. Mam mnóstwo znalezisk z tego obszaru. Powiem więcej zdjęć w sekcji odpowiedzi. 1. 2. 3.
  8. Found yesterday in Peace River. I think it is a fossilized deer jaw but not sure. I did the tongue stick test - but it didn't seem sticky. I didn't do the match test because I didn't know how long you had to wait for it to dry out. What do you all think?
  9. The plesiosaur has long been one of my favorite prehistoric creatures of all, especially after reading tales of the Loch Ness Monster. I've always wanted a jaw from one, thankfully @StevenJDennis recently scouted this beauty for me from Tucson. I estimate roughly 30% restoration, mainly to the rear portion of the joint(?) and some filler. Also, majority of the teeth have been planted from Zarafasaura oceanis, another elasmosaur. Still, he's earned a spot as one of my showpiece fossils. He measures 17 inches long and 7 inches wide. Plesiosaur Mandible Elasmosauridae (Libonectes atlasense Buchy, 2005) 94.3 - 89.3 million years old | Turonian, late Cretaceous Akrabou Formation Asfla Village, Goulmima, Errachidia Province, Morocco I assume this is an erupting tooth
  10. Found in Missouri river , feb. 19th. From pictures I've seen , it looks like prehistoric horse, maybe bison. Any guesses? stuitprt_201702171033254917[848].pdf
  11. Hey, I got these two jaws from hungarian gravel mines in 2016. I want to restore them, so I ask for your help in this. 1. The Mammuthus primigenius first jaw I glued together from 8 pieces, but during drying the bones were warped (deformed) so I could not quite right push together, is about a 5 mm gap left. What is your idea, how could you make this gap to disapear? 2. Elephas antiquus jaw. It is much more difficult because it doesn’t have all the pieces. Not all of existing pieces fit together. One tooth just put it close to its original position but there isn't anything really to glue on. Please let me know, if you have any ideas to this too.
  12. From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    A partial fish jaw found on the Zandmotor, with one tooth (shiny black thing). Probably from a bream (Sparidae).
  13. Hello everybody I have some indeterminated Kem Kem fossils. The first one is a piece of a jaw. I think it's reptile, but I don't know for sure. Anyone suggestions? (first 2 pics) The second is also a jaw and I think this one might be a fish. (last 3 pics) Thanks already
  14. I was in Tucson over the weekend, and bought several flats of Moroccan bones. Lots of fish material, and initially I was thinking that this jaw might be fish as well. However now, I am not 100% sure. I'm still in the process of cleaning it up, so if more pictures are needed, I will be happy to supply them. Location: Morocco Size: Approximately 7" maybe a little more. PS, those are little lungfish teeth on the bottom of the plate.
  15. Sadly, no context/location to provide. Was found in a loose bag of river stones. Appears lower portion was longer but fractured/flaked off. My son hopes it's a dinosaur's tooth. Thank you, Cybirr
  16. Jaw fragments of a mosasaur.
  17. Found this in the finis shale formation (Graham) of Jacksboro, TX which is Pennsylvanian. Need help identifying.....Approximately 1 inch long. Thanks in advance for any help.
  18. From the album Holzmaden

    Detailed picture of: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/image/43662-fish-jaw-dapedium/ The jaw is 1.3 cm long and the biggest tooth 0.6 cm long.
  19. Hello I am looking for an edestus jaw I have a saltasaurus osteoderm 5.75 inch megalodon tooth along with many more shark teeth and Floridian fossils such as a partial Columbian mammoth tooth etc.
  20. Hello all! I saw this mosasaur jaw, and I'm wondering whether the bone is real. The teeth look pretty real to me, and they probably are because those are not worth faking; but I'm really not sure about the bone... The seller admits that glue was used for the jaw, but no restoration or enhancement. Also, I'm wondering whether the teeth come from the jaw or are separate teeth just glued on. I'd like your thoughts on this! Best regards, Max
  21. Hello! I recently obtained this Moroccan mosasaur jaw, which has a bone lodged up against it which I can't identify. I'm not very good with mosasaurs (yet). The bone is up at the top-left in these images. I had wondered if it was a partial vert, but I don't have the experience with Prognathodon just yet. I think there are some possibly skull elements in the block. Thanks!
  22. My first shot at prepping ANYTHING! I will describe by process with the hope of some constructive criticism. PIX 1: I used only dental picks for this Oreodont partial jaw as the matrix is soft. I also found that a Qtip with water, softened some of the tougher spots. PIX 2: I used a soft bristle brush to apply a dilute acetic acid which served well to remove the last of the residual matrix. PIX 3: I neutralized the acid with a soak in Sodium Bicarbonate PIX 4: Into the oven at 200 F for one hour to drive off all moisture. PIX 5: Into a 5% solution of Paraloid. I used Pyrex brand with a snap lid and seal that does not react with the Acetone nor does the lid seem to get gummed up with the Paraloid. The piece was still warm when I put it in the Paraloid solution and it bubbled vigorously for several minutes as the solution soaked in. All told the bubbles lasted for 1 hour. PIX 6: Cool shot of air escaping the piece. PIX 7: To slow down the evaporation of the Acetone, I sealed the piece in a ziplock and placed in at 25 F (note the snow!!! this is Minnesota) I could see the Acetone condensate on the bag. After 1 hour I opened the bag and let it dry completely. PIX 8: Finished and on the way to my 8 year old grandson in Florida!
  23. I am looking at purchasing a mosasaur jaw section, what do you guys think about this one? I don't know much about telling if these types of jaws are real, only good at the more obvious ones. But the yellowing between the teeth and their roots seems a little odd to me?
  24. I decided to make a Christmas Eve visit to Penarth, South Wales. I only found the one piece but it makes for a good early Christmas present. It's what's left of an early Jurassic ichthyosaur jaw. You can see a really good outline of where the jaw was, along with chunks of jaw bone that are still attached to the rock. The surface of the rock has a number of teeth showing which I'll look to prep out next year. Happy Christmas. Nick
  25. Any ideas on what this is? It comes from an estuarine upper Cretaceous formation in Eastern Mississippi. The first photo shows the tip of a needle. I'm new to micro paleo and finding it fascinating.