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  1. Marine fossil?

    Waiomu Beach , Thames Coromandel New Zealand 11 cm long 9cm wide 2cm thick Thankyou
  2. New zealand beach finds

    hello , Are these fossils? All found in at the beach Te puru ,Thames Corommandel New Zealand . Fossil 1 is roughly 8cm wide 5cm long Fossil 2 is 18 cm wide 15 long Rough estimations as I couldnt take them back with me im a newbie but i believe from what Ive read that theres alot of marine fossils in NZ.
  3. marine moo-ing no more

    Humberto Astibia, Aitor Payros, Xabier Pereda Suberbiola, Javier Elorza, Ana Berreteaga , Nestor Etxebarria, Ainara Badiola,Josep Tosquella Sedimentology and taphonomy of sirenian remains from the Middle Eocene of the Pamplona Basin (Navarre, western Pyrenees) Facies (2005) 50:463–475 AstibiaeocenpyreneesirenmammaFACIEStal2005a.pdf
  4. Fossil-Filled Spring Break

    Had to split this into THREE posts: too many pictures! lol. My apologies for the large images; I thought they would be resizable once uploaded here. Will do better next time! PART I I honestly wasn't sure what to share for my first post here on TFF, but then I realized I just spent a week hitting my favorite (and some new) spots and decided maybe I'd make a post about that. I had to to pretty severely limit what images to include, and I apologize for not having a scale in each shot; I normally forget since I tend to shoot my finds just because I like the art of photography. The first location I decided to hunt is a pretty well-known one here in Texas. I've hunted the NSR in Fannin County multiple times over the past six months, always searching for a mosasaur vertebra; I have THE worst luck with good mosasaur finds! At the end of last summer I'd found one I had been told was digested (have since learned it may simply have been severely tumbled), and it was terribly ugly, so my search continued for another six months. On this most recent trip, I stumbled across not one, but three! Ironically, the very first one I found was the smallest one and I don't even think I realized what it was until I got home and looked at it; I initially thought it was just a chunk of random bone. The second one was more worn, but more about the size of what I was used to seeing posted online. The last one was enormous; it was so big and such an odd shape and color (from the red zone), that I hesitated even calling it a bone. I couldn't wait for some sort of ID, so I immediately posted images to the Dallas Paleo FB page and it was confirmed as a large, but shockingly worn mosasaur vert. Still, I was thrilled, even if they were all in rough shape! Beggars can't be choosers. These were some of the last things I found before I headed home, so it was great to end on a high note. Before all the vertebrae excitement, I found the usual assortment of things (along with other items not pictured, such as a couple of phosphatized clams and gastropods, pet wood, and bone fragments): Durania rudist, which I have always loved collecting, no matter how many I have. Ammonite fragment from the red zone. I have yet to find a complete ammonite from here, but I still enjoy the partials with suture marks. My first red zone baculites that still has a visible suture pattern! It's present on all sides. A day or two later, I visited a Pennsylvanian spot just west of Fort Worth. I've come to love this particular site, partly because it's a closer drive for me than most places, and partly because I had never heard of goniatites before I started hunting there a few months ago. I've been often enough at this point that I mainly focus on collecting the goniatite partials and the Tainoceras and Metacoceras nautiloid partials. I still pick up a random horn corals or gastropods if they are better than ones I've previously found, but I don't specifically look for them any more. This particular trip was quite interesting for two reasons: the paraconularia and a brachiopod. On my first visit or two to this location I was able to find a few paraconularia, but multiple trips after that produced none; most recently I stumbled across quite a few, and they were more complete than any I had found previously. As for the brachiopod, which I generally ignore, I spotted this Linoproductus half in the mud and could tell it was quite large, so I picked it up purely because of its size. It turned out to be quite beautiful and the only brachiopod I have displayed at home. I also got quite a tease. Right now one of the two top specimen on my "fossil bucket list" is a complete gonioloboceras; I realize this would be an incredibly lucky find, but I don't think I'll ever stop looking. Cephalpods are my favorite fossils. In any case, I managed to find a goniatite fragment that included both part of the top and the bottom and the center! I think I even laughed out loud when I found it. Maybe I'll just make a Frankenloboceras with all the pieces I have now! And, of course, the nautiloid pieces. [continued below]
  5. Looking to have growths id present on late cretaceous wood. The growths are the scales present on the wood. They appear to have been growing between wood layers. Wood is partly carbonized and not fully mineralized. Wood was drift wood mixed in with baculites and scaphites. Fossil taken in situ from upper part of Kevin mb of Marias Fm in Montana.
  6. Had a great day getting out this weekend and exploring some cretaceous clay outcroppings along the creek bed. Lots off impressions of shells but other interesting things that I don't recognize. Are they anything other than erosion patterns? I have more photos if needed. Thank you! ay ge I think the top is some type of shell but what about underneath?
  7. Chinese Fossil, Sea Urchin?

    This fossil is about 6cm in diameter, from Luoping, Yunnan of China. Triassic. Any idea what kind of fossil it is?
  8. Fossilized or Not?

    I was curious if anyone knows what this is. It looks very close to a mussel. You can see the end piece for the Marine Animal. I have taken this to a Marine Specialist he could not give a exact ID but he said there is sand and shell in it for sure and its shape is that of a Mussel. Please verify. It's 2 inches wide and about 3 inches long. Found on the Beach!
  9. I received this nice theropod tooth recently, however it was collected in the 1940s and there's no record as to where it was collected (other than it was likely somewhere in the USA, but Canada is a possibility too as the person who found it often collected in Northern Montana). It might be a long shot, but I was hoping someone on the forum might be able to help me pin down where it came from. I say this it's still embedded in a chunk of matrix which looks quite unique. The matrix is filled with shells, so I'm guessing it's a marine deposit. I acquired two teeth, both in this kind of matrix, so I'm also guessing that dinosaur fossils are common in this deposit despite the abundance of shells. Any help would be much appreciated as they're both awesome teeth and it'd be great to get a better idea of what they might be from, but that's obviously impossible without knowing where they were found!
  10. Potential marine fossils?

    Hello everyone! Today I went to Mentone, Victoria (Australia/Down Under) and found what I think + hope to be marine fossil specimens. I was hoping to get your views on whether they are real or pseudofossils. I have looked at information regarding fossils from the nearby Beaumaris fossil site but am unsure. Any help is appreciated! Whale ear bone (?) - L: 8 cm W: 5 cm H: 2.5 cm
  11. What are these swirly things?

    Found at Abbey Wood
  12. Greetings! I spent my career as a research paleontologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (Menlo Park, California) and the California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco), specializing in Cenozoic marine mollusks of the North Pacific and Arctic oceans. My summer fieldwork for 34 years was in Alaska, Siberia and northern Canada up toward the North Pole. Several times I had the indescribable thrill of being the first collector, perhaps the first human being, to visit a remote fossil site, reached by bush plane or helicopter. I was often dropped off to spend the day alone at remote sites up to 60 miles (100 kms) away. I had a number of extreme adventures, including killing an attacking grizzly with my only bullet, fending off a pack of wolves circling me, crashing in a helicopter, escaping a landslide by jumping into a passing river raft, and near-drownings in icy rivers. Of course, it was all worth it because of the fossils! My main work was documenting Cenozoic faunal and climate changes in the Arctic. However, my most notable accomplishment was solving the age-old mystery of Bering Strait’s age, which was featured on the cover of Nature. Most satisfying was discovering an unnamed river in remotest Alaska and naming it the Spirit River. I’m happy to say that my friend Warren Allmon, Director of the Paleontological Research Institution, wrote, “This memoir is a can’t-put-down page-turner, equal parts Jack London and Marincovich’s idol Roy Chapman Andrews. It is not just a rip-roaring adventure story; it also eloquently communicates both the intellectual thrill of scientific discovery and the emotional (and spiritual) energy derived from genuine exploration in some of the most challenging — and beautiful — environments on Earth.” He and other reviewers commented on the laugh-out-loud humor in my book. My book won a Bronze Medal in the Adventure category of a national book contest, and it has become an Amazon #1 Best Seller in its category. Reviews of my memoir are on Amazon.com and Goodreads.com I hope that fossil enthusiasts here enjoy reading about my adventures and research. My web site at www.loumarincovich.com has an array of photos from my fieldwork days and a list of my larger publications. Lou
  13. Hi All! This peculiar find reminds me of a type of marine mammal fin upon first sight. Haven’t come across anything remotely like it before. -20cm long, 15cm wide -found on a beach in Haida Gwaii (close to Alaska) Thank you!
  14. File Fish Vert?

    Hey all, I found this little vertebrae at my usual location, sticking out of the mud that comprises the Rio Dell Formation, Pleistocene in age. The best I can identify it as is a Filefish Vertebrae. Doing a quick Wikipedia search, I learned that some species have been known to enter lagoons and estuaries, which is good news for me since the Rio Dell represents an ancient bay environment. Ive attaches a reference image of some file fish verts from North Carolina. (Source Here: https://www.fossilguy.com/sites/l_creek/lcrk_col_fish.htm) Id love to hear all your opinions. And thank you for all the help that you guys have given me thus far, this is one of the best communities on the internet.
  15. Good evening everyone, long time I don't show up here (my bad, my thesis is ...well...a thesis). Almost 2 weeks ago I had the pleasure to visit with a friend the "Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali Malmerendi" located in Faenza. Even if it's not the biggest nor the most famous natural history museum of Emilia Romagna I consider it one of the best I've seen so far in Italy. Most of the speciments (Pliocene / Pleistocene) were collected in the area near the city. Mammals are well represented, maybe the most peculiar is what I think is the holotype of the only aardvark specie from our country (if I'm wrong please tell me). Several fishes (in particular a large grouper in matrix) and mollusks are also displayed.
  16. Some sort of tooth?

    Found at Abbey Wood
  17. I will give you a little back ground on where I found this fossil. There is a creek that runs through some of my families land in the middle of Walton County Florida. It is not located in a place that most people look for fossils. There are only about three locations on the creek that the beds are visible and most of them are at least five feet underwater and not easily accessible. I found this on the bottom of the creek at one of these locations when I was a kid. For the longest time I thought it was some old native American artifact. I recently found out it is some type of marine jaw bone. I looked up some of the geological formations where I live, and from what I can tell the beds are part of the Alum Bluff Group which is from the Miocene period.
  18. It’s 5-7 inches big. Iguanodon toe bone is next to it.
  19. More worm-like fossils, there were several of these things in this boulder. They are mostly very small, their diameter range from 2mm to 0.02mm. Some are hollow, some are sediment and some are preserved as some sort of crystals. I can't find anything on the web that would explain what these things might be. Anyone ever come across anything like these?
  20. Is this coral? If so what kind?

    Found in Eganville, Canada. An Ordovician area.
  21. ID marine fossil

    Not sure what to make of this, I first thought that maybe it was part of a large gastropod shell but after digging it out of the sandstone boulder it was in, it looks as if that may be almost the complete specimen. Looks to be about 80% complete. Anyone have a clue as to what this might be?
  22. Marine fossil on matrix.

    The piece itself is very light.
  23. bivalve slumb with green mud

    I have found so many of these slumbs near a green horizontal green line running all across a sandstone hill cut to extract sand. The green mud is 70cm width. They vary in sizes, but brought with me this piece. are those Inoceramus bivalve?
  24. What is this shell #6?

    Can anyone help with a more specific ID on this oyster shell?
  25. What is this shell #5?

    I don’t know anything about location