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Found 43 results

  1. Skull, Teeth, Jawbone, etc.

    Hello everyone and thanks in advance for any help or ideas. Earlier this summer my friend moved to South Dakota and purchased a home. A few days ago he was cleaning out a shed on the property and found a cardboard box filled with the fossils seen below. It is unknown if the prior owner had found these on the property or if they had been purchased elsewhere. So unfortunately he has no idea where or when these were originally found. Neither of us have much experience in this but obviously fossils such as these catch your attention! If anyone wants or needs additional pictures let me know and I will see if he can send more. I have included mostly pictures of the skull and teeth as I figured they would likely be most helpful for identification. It is assumed all these pieces belong together but it is possible it is just a random collection. The pictures in order are: skull facing front, skull bottom, skull side (close up), three different angles of the jaw/teeth, and then one pic of all the pieces together with a ruler to get a ballpark idea of sizing. Hope you guys enjoy the pics and hopefully someone out there has some guesses. Thanks!
  2. That’s what I see but im not and expert(yet). Any info greatly appreciated thanks!
  3. Jawbone?

    I have other pics but won't let me upload over 4mb? But anyone know what kind of fossil this is?
  4. Jaw bone

    Dug this up in about 2 feet of sand around a pond in cat tails. I thought raccoon but it doesn’t have front teeth. Can you help identify please, thank you. It was found in Florida.
  5. Mystery Jaw

    So I have a new mystery. I found this jawbone in miocene gravel. I found mastodon enamel right next to this. I believe this jaw to either be a cat of some kind or raccoon. It shows signs of being both fossilized and not. It's hard a little heavy and sounds like stone when hit against other stone objects, with a slightly less hard tink sound than that of my sharks teeth but it still sounds like stone. The teeth are still white though, however the two smaller teeth have hard sediment still attached to them and the larger tooth has similar sediment stuck in the part of the tooth that is missing. It's hard to tell if this is a fossil or not. Is it possible for something to be half fossilized?
  6. I was recently collecting down on the south fork of the nemaha river, looking through the glacial till gravel, and discovered this very well preserved jawbone. I am unsure of its age or species. Any information would be great to have. I can post other angles of it if needed
  7. Sulphur Creek Mystery Fossils

    I have some mystery fossils from Ladonia, Texas, collected in the Sulphur Creek riverbed. I'm not sure if the fragments are identifiable, but there is one i fine interesting I'd like to get opinions on, I'll start with that one! (after an overall shot:)The fossil I'm finding particularly interesting is the second from right (detail shots below) THis is a total guess but is it a fish fin possibly? Or a small plant? Next is a jaw fragment I'd love to know anything more about: {Will continue in a reply below}
  8. Made it out to the North Sulphur River yesterday and found a couple of interesting pieces of bone. One was a small jawbone that may be mosasaur but may be small enough to be from some type of fish, not sure. The other piece was one of the largest that I have found but is an odd shape and I am not sure if it may be from a mosasaur, most of the material from this area falls into that group? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  9. NSR Mosasaur jawbone

    From the album North Sulfur River

    Mosasaur jawbone collected in the North Sulfur River in Ladonia, TX. Species unknown.
  10. Mosasaur jawbone

    From the album Fossil Collection

    Mosasaur jawbone collected from the North Sulfur River in Ladonia, TX. It has a root still in one of the sockets.
  11. NSR Fish jawbones

    From the album North Sulfur River

    These are fish jawbones collected from the North Sulfur River in Ladonia, TX.
  12. Triceratops jawbone section

    From the album Dinosaurs

    This is a Triceratops jaw section from Hell Creek.
  13. Jawbone

    Hello, I have had this fossil for a few years, but I do not know what it is from. I picked it up on a beach in South Africa on the west coast, the beach is a few kilometres from a fossil park that has many similar fossils. I currently do not have the fossil so if no one can identify it due to the quality of the picture I will try again once I have the fossil. It is about 10-12 cm long.
  14. Very Small Jawbones w/ Teeth(?)

    I found these mystery jawbone fragments in Post Oak Creek near Sherman, Texas. I was wondering if I anyone could help me identify them. If closer shots of the teeth would help, or you need another angle don't hesitate to ask! edit: longer fragment is about 8mm long I'm used to only finding unidentifiable bone fragments out there so these were a neat little surprise! (in fact i only picked up one knowingly, the other I must have thought was a tooth when I picked it up. I only noticed it after coming home to rinse stuff off haha)
  15. Mosasaur jaw section

    Hi yall, just posting to get to where I can create a photo album. This is a section of mosasaur jawbone from the north sulfur river in ladonia, tx. It has one tooth. Species unknown.
  16. A Peace River bone

    I have not been out too much this season, but the Peace River is certainly open for hunting. I went to a location that I had hunted many times, thinking I could recheck old sites for new fossils. I am currently water depth challenged, and the river was at least a foot deeper than I had remembered for this location. The day was mostly non productive with a minimal number of small shark teeth, a single armadillo scute, and then this bone. I came very close to tossing it back in but thought that ridge/groove down the side could be a marker for one of my favorite fossils. I always am on the lookout for that groove. I also might be imagining what I wish it to be, I have done that before. Although I encourage and appreciate all comments, Let's also see what Bobby thinks... @Boesse
  17. Jawbone

    From the album Post oak finds

  18. Hi everyone! I know mosasaur teeth are fairly common and you can pick them up really cheap, this means they're not usually faked. I was wondering what makes the price of a jaw vary so much? I won this as an auction so the price doesn't necessarily represent quality but I was fairly sure it's real. Certainly the teeth seem to be. However, I've heard the jaws themselves can be made and the teeth then set in to it. As there's not a lot of detail to go on, is there any way of authenticating them? I'm really happy with what I've got regardless. Aesthetically it's a nice jaw. I can't find any for sale that are identical at least! Any tips appreciated! Thanks.
  19. Hi everyone, I just returned from a summer in northern New Jersey and had the chance to fossil hunt at the Ramanessin Brook site near Holmdel, New Jersey. We went on 7/28 after a series of heavy rainstorms, so we knew we would have an easy time at finding recently exposed material. We found the usual cretaceous shark teeth fossils, and then perching on the river rocks was this beautiful lower jawbone. I have included a photo of how it was found and the general site area. The jawbone itself does not appear fossilized with minerals and looks quite porous, while I am assuming the dentine in the teeth was well fossilized and has unique hues of blue, red, and brown that are difficult to capture in the photo. The size and specialization of the teeth remind me of a more modern mammal like a raccoon, but I am from Texas and unfamiliar with what is possible to find at this usually marine cretaceous locality. Is it possible that a more recent mammal's jawbone had fossilized and become uncovered in the same area? I am excited to see what you experts are thinking, and thank you in advance! I would be happy to take more photos if needed.
  20. Any idea who this partial jaw bone belongs to?
  21. Jaw bones with teeth.

    When i was in Quartzite I searched high and low for any real stuff from Morocco. This is the only real jaw i found and the guy didnt have a clue to what it was. Im guessing some kind of crock? Does anyone maybe know what this is? RB
  22. Hey Everyone, I was researching about Sharks and I had a quick question, and hopefully you can answer them. I found a few of images of Shark Jaw Bones on the internet that are in the form of Drawings and Tattoos, but I was not able to identify what type of Shark the Jaw Bones came from. I was hoping you can help me on it. I have attached a few links below to the images. Link 1: https://thumb9.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/1768667/304081742/stock-vector-great-white-shark-jaws-304081742.jpg Link 2: http://nextluxury.com/wp-content/uploads/male-shark-jaw-tattoo-with-detailed-design-on-inner-forearms.jpg Link 3: http://static.tattoodo.com/visitors/248651/portfolio/thumbs/30655-340454-alpha.jpg Link 4: http://delinear.info/images/th3n04h/hd/depositphotos_7307828-Shark-Jaw.png If you can also prove how you came to that conclusion with solid evidence, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  23. Found this specimen in Post Oak Creek in North Texas. For those unfamiliar it cuts through Cretaceous era deposits. Appears to me to be a very worn jawbone fragment. Strange to me though how the "teeth" appear to be clustered as opposed to having a linear orientation. Mosasaur and Plesiosaur teeth and jawbones have been found in this area, but not sure if this looks like either. Any suggestions?
  24. Found on a beach in Maui

    Roughly 3 inches long and 1 in wide. Back is white and recessed.
  25. Part of Jawbone?

    Hi there, We found this today on the beach at Walton-on-Naze, in Essex. We're keen to see if anyone can help identify the fossil. Thanks, G.
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