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Found 29 results

  1. Isle of Wight Lizard Vertebra?

    This was found today in the shingle at Fort Victoria on the Isle of Wight and the geology is Solent Group so Late Eocene to Early Oligocene. I am aware that lizard jaws have been found here as well as snake vertebrae but this does not look like snake to me so wondered if it might be lizard? Any help to identify would be very much appreciated. Cheers Martyn
  2. Unknown Cretaceous Bones

    This is my first posting so I hope I am doing this correctly. I have a few bones that I have found in the Morin Bridge area, east of Three Hills, Alberta. It is Cretaceous era. The first is a small bone that looks like part of a skull, possibly lizard. The second set is a tooth. My guess is a worn crocodile but they are rather rare in that area. It is flat like a ray tooth but I think that is due to wear. It also has a single root rather than a split one like on a ray. The third is a large bone that has an unusual shape so I am hoping it is something someone would recognize. Thanks for any assistance you can give me. I collected dino fossils since the mid sixties and have quite a few that I need some help with so will probably be posting more. Back in the 90's I took a chance and registered my collection with the Tyrrell Museum so I have a disposition certificate. Andy Neuman, (spelling) from the museum actually came up and looked at some of the fish jaws I had but they did sign over what I have, thank goodness. Here are the photos.
  3. Hello everyone! I was just curious as to what you think of this specimen. I'm aware users here are (understandably) very sceptical of lizards in amber/copal, so I'd love to hear what you have toto say about it. Here are the details: Species is unknown From Colombia, thought to be from Pliocene/Pleistocene The lizard measures 30 millimetres. Total measurement with copal is 50 x 40 x 0.50 mm Full image: Base - partial tail and leg, with one foot visible on the right Torso - possible predation? Also note the little stump where the leg should be. Head - possible mineralised blood above head? Note large bug on the left Bugs located at the top, to the right of the head
  4. Hi everyone, I've been hesitant to post this fossil on here for a while as I didn't know if I wanted to hear a response which would contradict what I had hoped this would be. However, I recognize that to maintain a reliable and accurate collection I would have to properly identify what I found. The fossil in question is a possible partial egg that I found last year in the White River formation of Wyoming (Late Eocene/Early Oligocene) w/PaleoProspectors. This formation is known to produce fossil bird and reptile eggs (in fact, someone found a large, complete egg on this ranch the week before I was out there) so I knew that there was a possibility. When I found it most of the inside still contained sediment, which I have since gently scraped away to the best of my abilities. It has an odd dent in the top and no obvious pores, but the overall shape and the apparent shell make me think this is an egg. It is 8 mm tall and about 10 mm in diameter. I want to know what you all think. I would especially like to hear the opinions of @CBchiefski @jpc @MarcoSr @Auspex@Troodon Interior of the egg before I cleaned out the matrix. After I scraped away the matrix. Here's two views of the top.
  5. Is this specimen a Barasaurus besairiei from Madagascar? Is it genuine? I have seen quite a number of these specimens imported from Madagascar to China but most of them were headless. But more recently, most of the imported specimens are rather complete with head. They are mostly in the form of split nodules, and so it seems like they are genuine. Any views?
  6. Which of these two would you pick? Both say some repair and restoration and I can see the repaired cracks and assuming the darker areas are the restored areas. I have no idea and the dark brown is on both unless it’s part of the glue and wondered if it would come off.
  7. ID Fossil for sale in antique shop

    Hi, I saw this in an antique store for sale. They are not sure what type it is and I have some ideas but not sure either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Not the best picture, it is about 1 foot long. Also thoughts on real or fake.
  8. Lizard embryo?

    Found this on a river in central Texas. embryo fossil?
  9. Fossil Inception

    Another fossil as stomach contents of a fossil microraptor. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/07/new-fossil-lizard-found-inside-microraptor-dinosaur/
  10. Hello to everyone, what do you people think about this small foot fossil? The seller says it is Mycterosaurus. I would really like to read some opinions. Thank you all in advance. Best regards, Savvas
  11. Amber Lizard claw?

    Hello everyone! This one might be hard to identify with sub-par photos – even in person the microscope photos were unclear but you're all smarter than I am. It's about an inch long for scale. Story: I was looking through a clearly un-sorted bag of hundreds of small pieces of Dominican amber (my favorite SO COOL) and saw this tiny piece with what looked like a tiny lizard hand, even though it had three fingers instead of five (maybe they were separated in fossilization). There was no loupe available to check for skin patterns and bone fragments so I bit the bullet. It was cheap so I bought it so I could sleep soundly tonight. I'm thinking it's probably a botanical inclusion at best but wanted to see what you guys thought! Let's discuss. Thanks in advance everyone!
  12. Friends fossil

    Well I'd like to I'd this beast but pictures aren't as good as I thought. The fossil is in two pieces. lower Jaw & upper jaw with cranium. This is looking down at the top of the head. I will take a couple more after work today & post this evening. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks guys, Tracy
  13. Dinosaur or reptile(Lizard) limb bone? Found in Nanxiong Formation, Ganzhou, China. It was found with dinosaur eggs and egg shell was preserved together in matrix
  14. Although lizards are prime material for fakers, i think this tail is authentic. It is an unusial cast fossil. Kind of like a ghost form. It seems that the tail became detached. Much like they do today. This is cenomanian age amber. From Myanmar kachin state.
  15. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/pretty-amazing-alberta-researchers-spot-new-fossil-species-and-its-lunch-1.4715056?cmp=rss
  16. What crawled out of here?

    This looks like a small lizard laid here on the side or something- maybe?? And what about the deep hole? Or is it all just weathering? Thanks!
  17. Dinosaur/lizard from Jiangxi?

    Found in Ganzhou of Jiangxi, China. Any idea if it’s a lizard or dinosaur?
  18. Mosasaur morph Animation

    Hi everyone, This animation is not meant to be accurate, otherwise I would not have drawn a generic lizard in the beginning and grow a mosasaurine snout much earlier in the sequence. Again, this was created on Adobe Animate CC 2018 using my Huion 1060PLUS tablet.
  19. Lizard or fish skull fragments?

    As I found this yesterday,I thought that is a fish or fish fragments in the matrix,now when I cleaned little bit more it looks like a lizard ,I'm no expert in this so I'm asking for little help.
  20. Are Mosasaurs considered lizards?
  21. Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi: Exceptional Ancient Lizard Fossil Astonishes Scientists The Fossil: Artists' rendering: LINK to Article LINK to Open Access Paper Enjoy!
  22. Complete Tiny Lizard Or Paperweight?

    This little specimen actually found me as I walked the shoreline somewhere between Manhattan Beach, CA and San Diego, CA. (It's been 20 years so . . .) But I do remember the tide was rolling out. The waves literally washed it over my feet but I was able to grab it before it rolled back into the sea again. After sitting in a dark closet for 17 years I finally took a serious look at it and realized it was probably something special. But instead of passing it around for a professional opinion, I chose to display it on my desk. Every single day for 3 years I looked at and studied this little guy; and so did anyone else who walked into my office. Without fail, everyone is fascinated. What I See: About the size and shape of a jumbo egg, perhaps a little larger. The entire body of the lizard is completely wrapped around the sphere with the top half its body on one long side and the bottom half of its body literally wrapped around to the other long side. On the top half; the skull, upper body and one arm is visible but the other arm appears to be hidden underneath the body. The opposite side shows both legs completely stretched out and clearly defined with its bones, joints and even a foot visible. There appears to be something attached to the spine that looks like it could be a tail. It too wraps around the entire sphere. But what I find most fascinating is the flesh and outline of its entire body are extraordinarily clear! My Take: It looks like an egg with a complete lizard embryo inside. It's outer shell long worn away after spending millions of years being churned and thrown around by the ocean. I've been calling it "My Little Lizard Friend" for a few years now. But I was really hoping someone here could tell me its proper name, age, etc. Thank a bunch. I'm just a wannabe but loving every minute of it.
  23. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/snakes-tetrapodophis-fossils-ethics-science/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20161102news-snakefossil&utm_campaign=Content&sf40823705=1
  24. Reptile fossil?

    Can anyone tell us what this could possibly be? We live on Lake Ontario in upstate New York. Thank you for any help!!
  25. http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/this-ancient-bug-within-a-lizard-within-a-snake-will-blow-your-mind/ Fossils come in a wide variety of forms, from preserved bones to leftover (and sometimes enormous) footprints. Sometimes, though, they come in the form of a bug within a lizard within a snake, all perfectly preserved within a volcanic lake. About 48 million years ago, an ancestral iguana was having a rather wonderful day in prehistoric Germany. It had just managed to ingest a rather colorful insect, after all, and who doesn’t like a good lunch? However, little did this scuttling Geiseltaliellus maarius know that it just consumed its last meal. It was at this moment that a juvenile Palaeopython fischeri snake decided to strike. More related to modern boa than the python, this tree-dwelling snake slithered out from the shadows and pounced, managing to successfully gobble up both the lizard and its lunch. Sadly, it must have got lost on the way back to its arboreal residence, because it fell into the Messel Pit, a formerly active volcanic lake spewing out highly acidic sulfur dioxide, suffocating carbon dioxide. If anything became overwhelmed by these gasses, it would have likely stumbled into the broiling, bubbling, liquid haze, and sunk down into oxygen-poor waters. As described in the journal Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, this was how the story of the life of the snake, the lizard, and the bug ended. Thankfully for paleontologists, these anoxic and bacteria-depleted waters guaranteed that – along with a wealth of other clumsy lifeforms – the ancient triplets were immaculately preserved for tens of millions of years. “It’s probably the kind of fossil that I will go the rest of my professional life without ever encountering again, such is the rarity of these things,” study co-author Krister Smith, a paleontologist at Germany’s Senckenberg Institute, told National Geographic. “It was pure astonishment.” Although this meal-within-a-meal feature wasn’t immediately obvious at first glance, powerful CT (X-ray) scans were used to peer inside. The iguana-like lizard was successfully identified, but the bug’s species designation remains a mystery for now. Either way, it’s an utterly breathtaking fossil – one that reveals an ancient food chain of predators and their prey. The bug was found within the abdominal cavity of the lizard. Smith & Scanferla/Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments An interpretive sketch of the lizard (orange) and the bug (blue) fossils within the preserved snake (white).
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