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Found 176 results

  1. Hi, This is listed as a large sauropod claw (16cm in length) from Madagascar attributed to the Sauropod Archaeodontosaurus descouensis. I wanted to ask does it look alright? it states that there is no restoration to the fossil. Thanks in advance!
  2. 'Crazy Beast' Fossil Discovered in Madagascar Reveals Bizarre Mammal From the Cretaceous Ryan F. Mandelbaum, Gizmodo, April 29, 2020 https://gizmodo.com/crazy-beast-fossil-discovered-in-madagascar-reveals-biz-1843143385 My, what big teeth and strange bones you have. Scientists discover a creature that roamed south of the equator 66 million years ago. By Ben Guarno, Washington Post, April 29, 2020 https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/04/29/mammal-skeleton-adalatherium-hui/ Marooned on Mesozoic Madagascar: Researchers discover 66-million-year-old 'crazy beast' by Stony Brook University, April 29, 2020 https://phys.org/news/2020-04-marooned-mesozoic-madagascar-million-year-old-crazy.html https://www.livescience.com/ancient-bizarre-mammal-madagascar.html The paper is: Krause, D.W., Hoffmann, S., Hu, Y. et al. Skeleton of a Cretaceous mammal from Madagascar reflects long-term insularity. Nature (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2234-8 Yours, Paul H.
  3. Fish in a nodule needs ID

    Hi All, I bought a fossil fish on online a while ago. The seller identified it as "PTERONISCULUS Fish fossil Trias 250 mio Madagascar" It would be nice to confirm and also get additional information on possible locality, ideally reference to a scientific publication. I'm really curious about in situ conditions where the fossil was found. Could it be desert, or a mine. It seems like the fish nodules are not that rare if you look on-line but it's hard to find anything about the place of origin. Clearly, recognizing a fish species in this condition is a rare skill. So, many thanks in advance to those who will weigh in and share an opinion and information. Pictures are attached.
  4. 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?
  5. Sometimes I find things in nature on my own, sometimes I purchase things. This I purchased at a fossil and mineral show. I believe it's important to support such shows to keep them going. This is a nice ammonite, I guess some 165 million year-old I suspect this one is from the Jurassic period--it was collected in Madagascar. I've brought this little guy to some small classes I used to teach. It is about 9 inches across.
  6. Came across this today, thought someone might be interested. Scientists discover two rare new sharks with saw-like snouts https://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-discover-two-rare-new-sharks-with-saw-like-snouts/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5b
  7. Dinosaur teeth from Madagascar are frequently misidentified since very little has been published and specific localities are rarely cited, known or accurate. Without an accurate provenance its very difficult to properly assign teeth to any specific genus/species if any are actually described.. Here are a few examples of teeth that are currently being offered for sale. This tooth is being represented as Majungatholus from the Maevarano formation of Madagascar. Majungatholus is an Abelisaurid unfortunately this morphology is not even close to being one. Its an indeterminate theropod tooth. Weak provenance does not help. Below I Included a photo of a Majungatholus tooth. DENTAL MORPHOLOGY AND VARIATION IN MAJUNGASAURUS CRENATISSIMUS (THEROPODA:ABELISAURIDAE) FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS OF MADAGASCAR by Joshua B. Smith 2010 This tooth is being represented as a very rare Rapetosaurus sauropod from the Maevarano formation. Again the morphology does not even come close to what a Rapetosaurus tooth looks like its spoon shaped not peg like. Below I've added a photo of what one looks like. Weak provenance does not help.. The last of the dinosaur titans: A new sauropod from Madagascar by Rogers, Foster 2001 This tooth is being represented as a Maxillary Bothriospondylus sauropod from Kamoro of Madagascar. The provenance is very weak and the spoon shape points to a couple of possible candidates including Bothrio. depending on formation. Additional cautionary note: The state of accurate identifications of dinosaur material is the worst I've ever seen. Please dont trust anything you see sold online by auction sites, trusted dealers, those you've done business with, other collectors or at shops or shows when they get back up and running. Do yourself a favor PLEASE have everything checked out by knowledgeable individuals
  8. Hello, this is my first time at attempting to trade fossils. In this trade I have a variety of fossils that I am willing to trade for other fossils (This is all offered together). I am specifically looking for amber inclusions, Mesozoic vertebrate material, dinosaur fossils, and small theropod teeth from any location. 1- Large Clam Shell from the Jurassic of Madagascar 2- Enchodus sp. fang from the late Cretaceous of North Texas 3- C. Hastalis (Mako) Shark Tooth from bone valley of northern Florida (1.6 inches long) 4- 2 Burmese amber specimens from the Mid Cretaceous (99 million years old) of Northern Myanmar 5- A dark reddish Cretaceous Burmese amber specimen with a beetle 6- A Clear Cretaceous Burmese amber specimen with a Parasitoid wasp (Scelionidae Indet.) 1.
  9. madagascan bivalves

    I was wondering that the madagascan jurassic clams and cretaceous cockscomb oysters from my collection did not have a comprehensive label,I wanted to ask you what they were.. Here are a few photos online: https://www.google.com/search?q=madagascar+fossil+clam&sxsrf=ACYBGNSyt5RjY1qraJUr3kcrF1FSPuVtBg:1581930994833&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=q1GrCKB9r4EOpM%3A%2CRVLU8rvAwW_qDM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kRLA3HGjyWBFynUylzJaveHH4B7QA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwish4aYoNjnAhXIUN4KHZ2nCtkQ9QEwAHoECAoQHg#imgrc=oy8HBIbkpemGJM
  10. Kenyan fossil reveals chameleons may have 'rafted' from Africa to Madagascar by Andrej Čerňanský, The Conversation https://phys.org/news/2020-02-kenyan-fossil-reveals-chameleons-rafted.html The open access papers are: Tolley, K.A., Townsend, T.M. and Vences, M., 2013. Large-scale phylogeny of chameleons suggests African origins and Eocene diversification. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1759), p.20130184. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rspb.2013.0184 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rspb.2013.0184 Čerňanský, A., Herrel, A., Kibii, J.M., Anderson, C.V., Boistel, R. and Lehmann, T., 2020. The only complete articulated early Miocene chameleon skull (Rusinga Island, Kenya) suggests an African origin for Madagascar’s endemic chameleons. Scientific Reports, 10(1), pp.1-11. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-57014-5 A related paper is: Kappeler, P.M., 2000. Lemur origins: rafting by groups of hibernators?. Folia Primatologica, 71(6), pp.422-425. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/12174623_Lemur_Origins_Rafting_by_Groups_of_Hibernators https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Kappeler/4 Yours, Paul
  11. Ammonite help plz

    My dad happened to be in Tucson during the fossil show and grabbed a neat sliced ammonite in a box simply labeled “made in Madagascar” (he knows I’m a sucker for any fossil that had a geode develop in a cavity). I’d like to know a bit more about it, but the info I’ve been able to find about the ammonites of Madagascar is pretty limited and makes identifying pretty hard. My best guess is Desmoceras sp. can anyone be more specific or correct me?
  12. Calling Bug People!

    I bought this bit of Madagascar copal a year ago, then finally got a decent microscope to see the bugs this week. They are less than a mm each. Now I'm stumped. I am a certified *modern* naturalist. I know something about insects. This one fits all the defining characteristics of an adult insect - probably Coleoptera - except that I only see four legs and may or may not have had antennae at some point. The heads are not very clear at any angle. On the bottom view, there are nubs at the end of the abdomen that *could* be legs, but that is the wrong place for insect legs. On the side views, it looks like there might be legs folded backward, as is common with some beetles, but the underside view also does not show any attachment points where there might have been legs that broke off. Any paleo-entomologists out there to point out what I am clearly missing in these pictures?
  13. It’s 5-7 inches big. Iguanodon toe bone is next to it.
  14. Please help identify if possible

    Hey there! New to the group, I was wondering if anyone can help me out with identifying this fossil I picked up in Madagascar?
  15. Whiteia woodwardi

    From the album Fossildude's Purchased/Gift Fossils

    Whiteia woodwardi Lower Triassic, Madagascar Coelacanth. This is a recent bargain I was able to scoop up. Even though it is not complete, it still has great details. It will set off my New Jersey Coelacanths nicely.

    © 2020 T. Jones

  16. Ammonite from Madagascar

    Hello. This is an ammonite from Madagascar. I don't know the scientific name of this. Are both the same type? Please tell me the scientific name of this.
  17. Ammonite from Madagascar

    Hello. This is the ammonite I have. Are these names Aioloceras besairiei? Are these all the same type? Since I am Japanese, I use Google Translate to write this sentence.
  18. From the album fish

    Parasemionotus labordei Priem, 1924 Lower Triassic Dienerian Ambilobe Madagascar
  19. From the album fish

    Pteronisculus cicatrosus WHITE, 1933 Triassic Sakamena Formation Ambilobe Antsiranana Province Diana Region Madagascar
  20. Perisphinctes sp.

    I have this ammonite fossil from the genus Perisphinctes, and I would like to know the species. I bought it online from a guy who said it was from a site (which I do not remember) in Madagascar. Can someone help me?
  21. From the album fish

    Bobasatrania mahavavica Triassic Ambilobe Madagascar
  22. Hi decided to start showing of my collection so I started doing them in individual post here are ammonites/ammolite enjoy!!
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