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Found 330 results

  1. Bones Found in Ocean Cave

    Hey guys, I've found some bones and want to see if anyone is able to identify them for me. So while snorkeling off the coast of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands I found a spine of some sort. It was resting inside the opening of a cave. The length of spine that was visible to me was about half a metre maybe just over half a metre long. Each single vertebrae was about 20cm wide. Please view the photo provided. (Sorry I'm having trouble uploading the photo, I'm gonna try again in the morning..) Any help or input is greatly appreciated thank you
  2. Devonian thin

    Found in what I believe to be Emsian marine deposits here in Maine. The most common fossils found there are horn corals, but I've collected a number of other things there. Phosphate nodules are fairly common there as well.
  3. My wife and I went for an afternoon drive Saturday to see if we could find a few places I had been reading about a couple hours away. The first stop was Mcintyre Mountain, a Pennsylvanian plant fossil location looking through the tailings from a large but long abandoned mine town, like 150 years abandoned. The drive in was a 4 mile dirt road up the mountain. Luckily for us the majority of it was well maintained and the scenery was beautiful.
  4. Found some great fossils with the family today in Central Queensland , braved a dust storm but was worth it. They are all of Permian age in the Tiverton formation which is marine sediment. If someone can give me some exact IDs that would be great. More photos in comments
  5. unknown find.

    found with clay Septarian nodules aka lightning stones. Transparent when wet. back show the tail end? plus a round something top center. front dry and moist. some kind of life form. S.W. Lake Michigan Fennville, Mich. base may be 50 mil, year old clay.
  6. Saurid Skull, Croatian Coast

    Hello Sorry I'm new I just registered to find some answers Yesterday while searching for some fossilized clams or marine stuff I came across this little beauty. It's about 7 cm wide and some 5 cm high. I found it at the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. Anybody knows what it could be? And, what do I do with it now? Do I carry it to a museum? Kind regards
  7. Are these bivalves extinct

    I can find photos that look like the ones in the last 3 photos but can't seen to find much info on them, are all of these the same species? I can't find anything that looks like the one in the first 3 photos so I'm not sure what to make of it. Based on the photos I've compared some of these to, I believe that some may have gone extinct during the Pliocene.
  8. Fossil found in marine limestone deposit Ut. About 9” long. Formation from Mississippian according to USFS.
  9. Mosasaur bone clump

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    A cool Moroccan mosasaur bone pile I acquired, sadly the matrix is so soft the piece broke in transit, but thankfully the splits missed all but 1 smaller bone. I'm considering just removing them from the matrix, and maybe mounting them in the same positions again, but I haven't decided yet. *more info to follow
  10. Exogyra found in DFW creek

    I know this is a Exogyra oyster, but part of the fossil has been broken off. On the end, it seems to show fossilized flesh? What is that long thing? Internal flesh?
  11. ID gastropods

    These are 2 of the largest gastropods that I have come across while digging fossils out of these sandstone boulders. I'm not sure but I think the first one is maybe a solariella maculate. I can find photos of what looks like the second one but I can't seem to place a name to it. Location, near Palmdale, Ca., most likely from the Pliocene period.
  12. Dallas creek Rudists fossil?

    I found this long cylinder sticking out of the creek wall few weeks ago. I had no choice , but to break it from the rock. Ended up in several pieces. I'm not quiet sure 100 percent what this is. I searched the forum, but can't figure out other than Rudist.
  13. I have come across several tiny bivalves and gastropods while digging marine fossils out of sandstone boulders, they range in size from about less than 1mm to about 10mm. I was wondering, do all of these small specimen grow into the larger ones? Also, I can plenty photos of present day small specimen but I can not seem to find many photos of prehistoric small bivalves and gastropods, anyone have any links to tiny prehistoric shells???
  14. These things are very small and difficult to find but I came across a stone that was littered with hundreds of forams and these spicules. I don't recall seeing anything that look like a sponge so I'm very curious as to why there were so many of these spicules being found in this stone that was found in a desert.
  15. Bird Toe Bone

    Sieved through some matrix the other day and found this little specimen that I thought worth sharing. The scale is in .5 mm so specimen is 4 mm long so fairly small This is a toe bone from a bird about 100 million years old. It is unusual but the bias towards toe bones from this area is high go figure. The matrix this came out of is marine. Enjoy Mike
  16. Cretaceous Marine Not a Clue

    Have been prepping out a few bits and pieces encased in matrix to see if anything interesting. This is from the Toolebuc formation in Central Queensland Australia. The formation is Albian about 100 million years old. My best guess is this is a skull piece (partial quadrate) the bit the jaw hinges on from a marine reptile. There appears to be three teeth socket points looking at what I assume to be the bottom. The problem with that idea is they are only 5 to 10 mm deep and too close to the hinge point. The specimen is only a partial bone but hoping complete enough for someone to recognise to the general species from photos. Thanks for all feedback in advance. I may need to retake some photos from slightly different angles. Mike
  17. North Central Texas Fossil?

    Just wondering if this is a fossil and of it is, what do you think it might be? Sorry I didn't have a ruler when taking pics. My thumb is on the pics and it's about an inch or a little less across. This was found in a limestone riverbed near Justin, Texas (North Central Texas). We have found many other smaller marine fossils (actually casts I think - I am not an expert by any means) that I am pretty sure are from the Cretaceous Period in the same area. I have more pictures that are higher resolution, but I can't upload them here due to the size restrictions. Thanks in advance for any info or ideas that you might have.
  18. Greetings fellow fossil enthusiasts! I don't know what this thing is. I've shown it to several other fossil guys in Houston and they don't know what it is either. I think it's from a fish of some sort, other than that I have no idea. I found it in Hogtown Creek in Gainesville so it's probably Late Miocene-Pliocene. Scale bar is in Millimeters. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  19. I found this in southern Indiana. It is from the Ordovician period (Dillsboro formation). I initially grabbed this for the mollusk located in the bottom right corner (it is a mollusk, right?), but am more curious about the thing jutting out of the left. Is this just a concretion? Any help would be appreciated.
  20. Marine fossil ID, Southern Indiana

    I took a trip to Southern Indiana to do some fossil hunting (they are an elusive creature). I am now just cleaning some of them up and saw this one and it piqued my curiosity. It is from the Ordovician period (Dillsboro formation). Can anyone help me out? Sorry for the use of a quarter, it was all I had. Thank you.
  21. Marine invertebrates maybe?

    Hello everyone! I am back to ask for opinions again on an unusual find in north eastern indiana. It has a few different things going on and i will do my best to take decent pictures for you to see. First let me say the rock in its entirety is around 3 inch (76 mm) in length. 1 inch (25 mm) tall and 2.5 inches (63 mm) wide. The "teeth" are roughly 1/4 inch wide.
  22. mosasaurus or what ?

    i can only put one picture at a time
  23. Mammal (marine) Earbone

    Found very little yesterday. This is somewhat unique as are all earbones. Found in a Bone Valley area with no Pleistocene material but with pre_equus horse teeth. At first, I thought "baleen whale", but it is too small. Asking @Harry Pristis and @Boesse to evaluate, but encourage all comments and suggestions. Jack
  24. search for shark teeth

    Hello, so next week i will be o vacation on an island in Greece and i was wondering if its possible to find shark teeth there and how to, i dont know a lot about searching for fossils and if sharks lived there to create them in the first place but i am willing to try so if you could suggest places that fossils could possibly be found like specific places in beaches, mountains or anything you have in mind i would be really thankful. Thanks
  25. neo-ichnology/actuopaleontology

    DUN Bibliographic reference: Dundas, K., and Przeslawski, R., (2009). Deep Sea Lebensspuren Biological Features on the Seafloor of the Eastern and Western Australian Margin. Geoscience Australia Record 2009/26, 76 pp. 20,3 MB/RECOMMENDED! Attention: if your eyes start to water when regression analysis and statistics are mentioned ,skip this one
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