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Found 42 results

  1. Shark teeth from Antwerp

    Hello! Could you please help me identify this shark teeth? They're from Antwerp, so I guess they're Neogene in age. Thanks in advance!
  2. Help request! I am putting together a tool for judging rock age based on very crude, whole-rock, hand-sample observations of fossil faunas/floras -- the types of observations a child or beginner could successfully make. I view this as a complement to the very fine, species-level identifications commonly employed as index fossils for individual stages, biozones, etc. Attached is what I've got so far, but I can clearly use help with corals, mollusks, plants, vertebrates, ichnofossils, and the post-Paleozoic In the attached file, vibrant orange indicates times in earth history to commonly observe the item of interest; paler orange indicates times in earth history to less commonly observe the item of interest. White indicates very little to no practical probability of observing the item of interest. Please keep in mind that the listed indicators are things like “conspicuous horn corals,” purposefully declining to address rare encounters with groups of low preservation potential, low recognizability, etc. Got additions/amendments, especially for the groups mentioned above? Toss them in the comments below! Thank you..... https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tVm_u6v573V4NACrdebb_1OsBEAz60dS1m4pCTckgyA
  3. Human impact on nature 'dates back millions of years' By Helen Briggs, BBC News, January 20, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51068816 The open access paper is: Faurby, S., Silvestro, D., Werdelin, L. and Antonelli, A., Brain expansion in early hominins predicts carnivore extinctions in East Africa. Ecology Letters. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ele.13451 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31943670 Yours, Paul H.
  4. Hello all, A quick question. Do you guys have some recommendations in regards with literature about 'Neogene fossils', that could help me with identification of the finds? All I found was this one, but I don't know the author so I'm skeptical: https://www.amazon.sg/Cenozoic-Fsils-II-Bruce-Stinchcomb/dp/0764335804 Thank you for the answers
  5. Feather from the neogene

    Hi guys, Last week I was on a vacation in Balchik on the northern coast of the black sea and I visited a small fossil site there. It's a small shoreline littered with mudstone and limestone (I think). Previously there I have been finding bones of sea mammals but this time I found something even more interesting... From what I can tell it's a feather. I just wanted to ask you if you can confirm that it's a feather. I was also wandering if there is anyway that it is a modern birds feather somehow imprinted on the fallen rock. Happy New Year to everyone !!!
  6. 15 Million Years of California Birds

    Peter Kloess, 15 Million Years of Bird History: A Specimen-based Approach to Reconstructing the Late Neogene Bird Communities of California August 14, 2015, Masters of Science degree in Geology, California State University, Fullerton. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmd5GpnHz54 For the people interested in California geology and what a thesis defense looks like, other California State University, Fullerton geology thesis defenses are at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXgKDqubcNoj2u6KmE90npOsGNaL_Seo2 Yours, Paul H.
  7. What is it (Ukraine)?

    What is it? Western Ukraine, Lviv region. Neogene, Miocene.
  8. Shark tooth (Ukraine)?

    Hello! Help with ID please. Western Ukraine, Lviv region. Neogene, Miocene.
  9. Three! Identical mystery bones

    Update: we now have three samples of this fossil. These really perplex me. They have almost mathematically straight, shallow, ridged channels on one side. No serrations on the edges. i had been grouping them with my sting ray and skate fossils, but just realized that I haven’t seen any pics that look like these two. Is that what they are? Or is it something more... nefarious? Both are from Aurora. Thanks frank
  10. Hi, I've collected this fossil on a beach near Balchik in Bulgaria and have wandered what it is. On the same beach I've also found small parts of bones and a partial vertebrae. Since there have been previous finds from Deinotherium bavaricum , Trilophodon angus-tidens and Choerolophodon pentelici in the region I was pretty exited that I've found a part of a tusk or one from a baby, but I am really not sure what exactly the fossil is. Please if you have any good guesses for the origin of the fossil please let me know.
  11. Shark Week on the Discovery Channel starts tonight and one of the shows is about C. megalodon. It's on at 8pm Eastern and Pacific time.
  12. GMR find that has me clueless

    Hey-oh! I found this while at GMR and I'm clueless as to what (if anything) it is. I've been though my fossil books and online but the curvature and the indention marks have me puzzled. I've not found something like this before. My luck it is a weird curious rock.. if it is, I'm just going to imagine it's a meg eye lid or something hahaha As always, I welcome your thoughts and appreciate you all Steve
  13. Hello! Help please with identification of these fossils. I understand that a lot of them are not identyfieble, but may be not all :-) Thanks in advance!
  14. Decapod claw or pseudofossil?

    99% sure this is just a rock, but the shape just keeps me wondering... Found along the beach of Stratford Hall in Montross, Virginia on 7/6/19. Any thoughts?
  15. Found these imprints in the island of Rhodes (Greece). The age of the cediment according to geological maps of the area is upper Pliocene to lower Pleistocene. The units on the scale are cm. I wonder if my assumptions about pine cones are correct (even considered cycad cones) having read about pine cone specimens being found on the island. Would be really happy if someone could pinpoint the species from the shape of indentations - in the first image which is the most detailed there appears to be a small hole in the center of what I suppose are the cone scales. This can also be seen in the second image, though the structure is in worse shape probably due to being exposed for a long time.
  16. Bivalves from Madagascar

    Hi everyone, I went to a small rock shop some time ago and bought these three fossil bivalves. Unfortunately, the only information they had on them was that they were from Madagascar. More importantly than the species, I'd really like to find out a more precise location and age (including formation) for them. There were 6 shells available in the shop (all clearly from the same location). 4 of them were #1, then #2 and #3 were unique. #1: I think it's something from the Mactridae family.
  17. Fish teeth? Any ideas?

    We have found these on the same samples where we found some shark and ray teeth... it looks like teleost teeth?! Grid scale (5 mm) Any ideas?
  18. Ray teeth? Pt2

    I need help identifying this piece of dental plaque from a ray. Any ideas?
  19. Great talk about the vertebrate paleontology of Kyrgyzstan. Changing Landscapes in the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology Dr. Win McLaughlin (Oberlin College) Published on Mar 11, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuoJi8rpPxA Yours, Paul H.
  20. 'survival of the laziest'

    New research suggests evolution might favor 'survival of the laziest' August 21, 2018, University of Kansas http://news.ku.edu/2018/08/15/new-research-suggests-evolution-might-favor-‘survival-laziest’ https://phys.org/news/2018-08-evolution-favor-survival-laziest.html Luke C. Strotz, Erin E. Saupe, Julien Kimmig, and Bruce S. Lieberman, 2018, Metabolic rates, climate and macroevolution: a case study using Neogene molluscs. Proceedings of the Royal Academy B Published 22 August 2018.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1292 http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/285/1885/20181292 Yours, Paul H.
  21. I am planning to head over to Green Mill Run in North Carolina this coming weekend (6/16/18) to do some hunting. I have done a little research but haven't come across too much. I know there are lots of shark teeth, as well cretaceous, paleogene, and neogene fossils. I was curious if anyone has been, and if so what some of the hot spots might be. Not sure if I should head closer to the main river, or stay within the smaller channels to search. Will probably do some visual hunting as well as sifting. Any information would be greatly appreciated!
  22. Dear TFF members, Any of those ones for small European Neogene Bivalvia or Gastropoda. Kind regards, Ricardo Pentacrinus penichensis LORIOL, 1891, Cabo Carvoeiro Formation, Cabo Carvoeiro 5 Member, Upper Toarcian. 8-10 mm. ps. type location specimens. Pentacrinus basaltiformis MILLER, 1821, Água de Madeiros Formation, Upper Sinemurian, Portugal. 2- 20 mm. RESERVED Thanks. Pentacrinus sp., Cabo Carvoeiro Formation, Cabo Carvoeiro 5 Member, Upper Toarcian, Portugal. 8-15 mm.
  23. Dear The Fossil Forum members, I have those Cnidaria (and a few other unidentified Cnidaria genera) from Camadas de Alcobaça Formation, Kimmeridgian, Portugal. I would be interested in Neogene Bivalvia or Gastropoda. If interested drop me a line please. Kind regards, Ricardo
  24. NALMA, SALMA, GABI

    FLYKOwswish this article has some bearing on the following issues: Mammal biochronology,the precise timing and/or speed of the G(reat)A(merican)B(iotic)I(nterchange),it contains some remarks on mammal taxa(however brief), magnetostratigraphic resolution from the Miocene to the Pleistocene, the closing of the Panama isthmus, and the possible diachroneity of mammal taxon appearances. There are NO taxa illustrated,and the authors' (infrequent)use of "heterochroneity " is unfortunate . If you have Woodburne(2012): this might be up your alley I liked it,but I'm weird that way
  25. I have a coprolite that has me somewhat puzzled. It was found in a river in South Carolina and dates Miocene-Pliocene. I picked it up at the Tucson Gem Show because I thought it resembled some east coast coprolites with longitudinal striations/furrows/grooves that @MarcoSr posted a while back. Now that I've looked at it for a while and done a little prep work, I'm not so sure the grooves are sphincter related. There are intestinal muscle marks visible on one side, but they don't seem to match up with the grooves. The grooves were filled with sandstone/limestone. I left matrix in the deeper portions to preserve the integrity of the specimen. Across from the grooves are what look like puncture marks. My first thought was that they were clam borings. However, they do line up with the grooves in question. Now I'm wondering if these could be tooth marks as well. Under magnification, I noticed smaller tooth marks and an impression that I can't figure out. My imagination is now getting the best of me, and I'm seeing food chain activity. I'm seeing a big fish nabbing a small fish that was nabbing an invertebrate that was feasting on feces. Do you think the larger grooves and holes could be tooth marks? Does anyone have any idea what could have left the impression? The only thing I could think of is some sort of mollusk. Love your thoughts on this. @Carl
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