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Found 503 results

  1. From the album Cretaceous

    Didymoceras binodosum Partial Inner Whorl from Juvenile Turrilite Ammonite Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Big Brook Marlboro, N.J.
  2. Turritella Gastropod Imprint from Big Brook

    From the album Cretaceous

    Turritella trilira Gastropod Shell Imprint Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Big Brook Marlboro, N.J.
  3. Bivalve Shell Imprints

    From the album Cretaceous

    Ethmocardium welleri Bivalve Shell Imprints Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Big Brook Marlboro, N.J.
  4. Bivalve from Big Brook

    From the album Cretaceous

    Eriphyla parilis Bivalve Upper Cretaceous Wenonah or Navesink Formation Matawan or Monmouth Group Big Brook Marlboro, N.J.
  5. Partial Lobster from Ramanessin Brook

    From the album Cretaceous

    Hoploparia gabbi Partial Lobster Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Ramanessin Brook Holmdel, N.J. A generous gift from Ralph Johnson
  6. From the album Cretaceous

    Euspira sp. Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Ramanessin Brook Holmdel, N.J. A generous gift from Ralph Johnson
  7. Fish Vertebrae from Big Brook

    From the album Cretaceous

    Fish Vertebrae Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Big Brook Marlboro, N.J.
  8. From the album Cretaceous

    Juvenile Mosasaur Tooth Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Ramanessin Brook Holmdel, N.J.
  9. Sawfish Rostral Spine from Ramanessin Brook

    From the album Cretaceous

    Ischyrhiza mira Sawfish Rostral Spine Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Ramanessin Brook Holmdel, N.J.
  10. From the album Cretaceous

    Panope decisa Partial Bivalve Upper Cretaceous Merchantville Formation Matawan Group Weller's Ravine Matawan, New Jersey
  11. From the album Cretaceous

    Cardiaster marylandicus Echinoid Upper Cretaceous Merchantville Formation Matawan Group Weller's Ravine Matawan, New Jersey
  12. Hello! I just wanted to check on these two pieces before they go into the black hole known as my 'unidentifiable bone' bin. Both are from Monmouth County New Jersey (Cretaceous). I found fossil number 1 two days ago and unfortunately, it didn't make the trip back home in one piece. When I looked at it though, the broken sections looked more like my broken Mosasaur and Enchodus teeth than bone (scan below), and it also reminded me of a fossil my brother found years ago that we weren't able to identify. I looked online and the texture of the recent 'thing' looked similar to some dinosaur teeth (Titanosaur and sauropod especially) so I just wanted to see what everyone thought. Thanks again! -Frank
  13. Edelman Fossil Park, New Jersey, To Expand

    College donors who have already given $25M, shell out another $655K to expand N.J. prehistoric fossil park. By Bill Duhart, NJ.com, May 8, 2019 https://www.nj.com/education/2019/05/college-donors-who-have-already-given-25m-shell-out-another-655k-to-expand-nj-prehistoric-fossil-park.html Journalists need to undertsand the difference between archaeology and paleontology. About the Fossil Park https://sites.rowan.edu/edelman-gift/fossil.html Yours, Paul H.
  14. I found this vertebra last week in a Cretaceous deposit in Monmouth County New Jersey. It measures a shade under an inch and is a lot bigger than the normal fish vert I usually find here so I wanted to ask - is there a way to tell the difference between Enchodus and Xiphactiuns vetus? My initial thought was Enchodus but I didn't see any examples online that looked like this one. Also, any recommendation on how I should prep this? I only showed one side because the rest of this is embedded in the matrix. I currently use really old dental tools. Thanks! -Frank
  15. Several NJ Cretaceous Non-Shark pathologies

    Hello TFF, I got a couple items from the Late Cretaceous of NJ that seem to be pathological. The first one, an Anomoeodus phaseolus tooth, seems to be very wrinkly and so I deemed it a patho. That is more of a verification as I haven’t seen a pathological one before. The second is an Ischyrhiza mira rostral blade that has a third carina on one of its faces and a slight flattening (flattening better seen in person). This is also a verification as I just didn’t expect to see a patho rostral. The third one is a bit strange. It is definitely a fish tooth. There are prominent growth cracks on the surface & no striations, which supports Xiphactinus. However, the base doesn’t look exactly elliptical (Xiphactinus) or bulging like in Enchodus. But it does look more like X-fish than Enchodus; it just seems as if one side of the base got flattened out, leading me to think that it could be a pathological Xiphactinus. The base also seems to be somewhat hollow (other than the matrix infill). @non-remanié Thanks guys! Anomoeodus phaseolus:
  16. NJ Well Preserved Turtle Peripheral

    Hi everyone, I got this interesting peripheral turtle shell from the Late Campanian Wenonah formation of NJ. It is not reworked and seems to be IDable. It also has some interesting shark predation marks on the top of the first pic. It is about 2.75” X 2.25” @non-remanié Thanks for any help!
  17. New Jersey Cretaceous help

    Hello! I have two fossils I found in Monmouth County, NJ, I would like to get some opinions on. The first one looks a lot like my other Mosasaur Verts (concave on one side, convex on the other, size and shape look right) however, it has that divot on one side so I was wondering if that could throw croc into play. The second one, which I believe to be reptile bone, has those four equally spaced lines on it so I want to know if we think they are predatory/scavenge marks. I know that's usually tough to tell but that spacing between them looked pretty good to me. As always, all help is greatly appreciated! -Frank H
  18. Do I Have a Protosphyraena tooth?

    Found this tooth in April 2018 in Monmouth County, NJ. I've seen people post pictures of the teeth of Protosphyraena on the forum from this area before and wondered if the tooth I found was also one. The shape of the tooth is what led me to the idea. It's around a centimeter long.
  19. A paper from the Mosasaur journal described three bones from the foot of a large Tyranosauroid Dinosaur from the late Cretaceous Maastrichtian deposits of the Navesink Formation of Big Brook New Jersey, on the East Coast of North America. News report http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.com/2019/04/evidence-of-large-tyranosauroid.html Paper from the Mosasaur a journal of the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society 0_Tyrannosaurids.pdf
  20. Small trip, small finds

    Got some small but very cool looking stuff from my last trip. Small stuff with small finds. I have an idea of some stuff but I'm not 100%. Thoughts? Front/back in photos.
  21. Artifacts or Rocks?

    Any ideas if these are artifacts or just rocks?
  22. NJ Possible Mastodon Find

    Hey everyone, I have this possible Mastodon tooth “cone” from NJ. I know it is a fossil, meaning it’s got to be Cretaceous or Pleistocene because of the area it was found in, and it really doesn’t look like any Cretaceous bone I’ve seen from here. That shiny inner stuff on the inside (the concave side) of the item reminds me of enamel; it led me to conclude that this is a partial “cone” of a mastodon tooth. I don’t know much at all about mammals, but it appears that the shiny stuff is what’s left of the enamel/cementum/whatever it’s called that would have been on the inside of the cone. That inside part also has cracks running lengthwise and an uneven surface. The outside layer (on the more convex side) of the possible mastodon tooth cone seems pretty worn away and may have had a whole entire layer of enamel covering it before the wear. It’s about 1.5 inches. @non-remanié This possible remain will most likely look significantly different than fragments from other states because NJ’s preservation is usually different. I’m going to tag some members that I think are experienced with Mastodon remains from other states. @Harry Pristis @PrehistoricFlorida @Shellseeker @digit @jcbshark @Gatorman @RickNC Thanks guys!
  23. Here is an article I just found regarding the New Jersey State Museum and some of their exhibits. It does include the lungfish fossils found by me and Tony, but even without that, there are A LOT of cool exhibits going on there right now. https://expo.nj.com/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/03/e5c1eddddb6327/the-nj-state-museum-holds-more-than-27-million-artifacts-specimens-and-objects-here-are-11-you-should-check-out-now.html
  24. I found this tiny Squalicorax tooth yesterday at Ramanessin Brook (Monmouth County, NJ Cretaceous). It's interesting to me because it appears to have a mesial heel (notch) that I've seen on other species of the shark but doesn't have a nutrient groove (which I believe disqualifies it from being Pseudocorax) so I'm trying to figure out what it is. Also, I don't believe Squalicorax bassanii is known from this location but I could be wrong. Thanks! -Frank
  25. Hey everyone, where can I find some good fossils in Eastern Pennsylvania/New Jersey/New York? I'm relatively new, but I'm looking for anything animal related-preferably dinosaurs. The land is mountainous here, but there's a major river that cuts through a water gap. The terrain slopes down to sea level as you get to the Atlantic coast or down to Philadelphia, and there's at least one major river along the way. Apparently the mountains are poor spots for hunting, but what do you guys know? Happy Hunting