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  1. Fossil ID from NJ: Chunk of Bone

    This piece was found this past weekend near Big Brook in New Jersey(Cretaceous Period). Need help identifying. Was told possible sea turtle or mosasaur piece?? Help and opinions open. Can also take additional pictures if need be! Second group of pics after it dried out a little bit.. Thanks in advance
  2. Is shark river open?

    Hi all, awhile ago I saw shark river had a sewer leaking into the stream and I was wondering if anyone has been there lately or could tell me if it’s open, there hasn’t been anything in the news about it since September and I’ve wanted to go there for a long time. TIA.
  3. What is this?

    I was digging in the sand and found this in Avalon, New Jersey. It looks like half of a shark vertebrae. But I’m not really sure! If anyone can provide any identification and further info I would really appreciate it!
  4. Dear Fellow Forum members, Lately I have been somewhat frustrated by my dearth of knowledge on the Late Cretaceous deposits and fauna of NJ. I collect the Late Cretaceous of NJ frequently and am seeking a more thorough comprehension of everything related to it. While reading research papers can go far, there is some information that is proving difficult to find or procure. Here I have listed some of the questions that I have come up with, hopefully some can be answered. At the very least, some pointers would be a great start (links to papers, personal experiences, photos specimens in your collection, etc..). Cheers till we meet in the stream again. 1. What is the current state of knowledge on Peyeria sp. in NJ? 2. How many species of sand tiger are currently found in the NJ Late Cretaceous? 3. What is the best referential repository of finds for Necrocarcinus sp.? (probably MAPs, but I forgot to check when I went there) 4. Are there any documented pieces of Necrocarcinus sp. besides claw fragments? 5. Has Enchodus ferox been documented anywhere else in NJ other than Site H_? 6. How diagnostic are most teeth of the Crocodilia order in common stream systems? 7. Is there any dispute over whether X. vetus is the sole supplier of Xiphactinus. sp teeth in NJ? 8. Is there a specimen of C. magnus jaw fragment from NJ or MD? 9. What is the likelihood that some specimens of Ischyodus bifurcatus are in fact some other chimaeriforme? 10. How many documented Globidens sp. teeth from NJ exist in scientific repositories? 11. What are the primary differences between A. phaseolus and A. latidens? 12. What is the commonality (personal experience) of fused Chondrichthyian vertebrae as float? 13. Is there any work illuminating how many potential Pachyrhizodus species there are in NJ? 14. Is there a repository of scientifically accurate (well, as much as is possible) NJ fossil art work? 15. Does anyone have any pictures of Xiphactinus sp. or Enchodus sp. pectoral fins from NJ? 16. Does Squalicorax "kaupi" = Squalicorax lindstromi, or is the latter more specific? (Didn't S. kaupi refer to potentially multiple species? Is S. lindstromi a paleobucket too or one of the species S. kaupi may have referred to?) @Carl @non-remanié @frankh8147 @The Jersey Devil @Jeffrey P @njfossilhunter @hokietech96 @brad hinkelman @Darwin Ahoy
  5. Hello all! I have two weird ones I found in Monmouh County New Jersey (Cretaceous). The crustacean is interesting to me because I was initially thinking Hoploparia gabbi however, it is over twice as wide as any other specimen I have found (comparison pictures below). It was suggested that another lobster, Linuparus, could be an option but we really weren't sure. This measures 2.5 inches The other one measures .75 inches and has one cutting edge and an oval base. What is holding me back from saying Xiphactinus is the fact that it isn't fluted and only has one cutting edge. Let me know what you think! Frank
  6. Small Cretaceous Tooth

    Hello! I am having a lot of difficulty identifying a tooth I found in Big Brook Preserve in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Any insight on what it could be would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Hi, I recently found these set of fossils in Big Brook (river) in New Jersey. I would like to get them identified as I am not skilled enough in the field to identify them myself. The fossils were found in a shallow river bed in gravel areas. There are shells, a shark tooth, and other items. I would love to gain some knowledge on the topic. Thank you
  8. NJ shark tooth

    Hi, I found this tooth at ram brook and was wondering what type of tooth it is, it doesn’t appear to have cusps, which is making me wonder what type of tooth it is. It’s about .75 of an inch.
  9. No, not the fish site, a different one. Cretaceous fossil pit might become a fossil park! https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/mantua-township-ted-paleontology
  10. Identify this tooth please

    Hello i found this yesterday in big brook. It is 1 1/8 inches and has 2 ridges the entire length but not serrated. It does have the typical curve of an enchodus but I think it’s a fish tooth. Your help greatly appreciated
  11. Weird bone.

    Hi, I found this bone at ram brook a couple of weeks ago, and was wondering what it was? @Darktooth @The Jersey Devil @Trevor
  12. Semionotus in New Jersey

    Hey all, I've recently been fascinated by Triassic fish in NJ including semionotus. If anyone has any spots where it is possible to collect them I would love to know! Thanks a lot!
  13. Passaic Formation NJ

    Hello all, I have seen and read about finding triassic apatopus, theropod, and ornithischian dinosaur prints/fossils in the passaic formation in NJ. I was wondering if anyone new of any locations where productive passaic is accessible? If not I am always looking for other good fossil hunting grounds in NJ (other than Navesink formation creeks and Sayreville amber, which I am quite familiar with).
  14. NJ fossil bone

    Hi all, I found this bone a couple weeks ago in a Monmouth county stream and have no clue what it is. It is just about 3 inches.TIA. @Trevor @The Jersey Devil @Darktooth
  15. Shell or bone? homdel NJ

    (distance between the two blue lines is one cm, photos taken under a dissecting microscope) Found this strange object in a creek in NJ, it is translucent, very smooth, and curved. My first guess for this object was a fossil bone fragment, but this may come from the shell of an invertebrate instead, (which would be more likely at this site) Does anyone have opinions on the object? thanks in advance!
  16. Hi everyone! My kids and I came across this while walking and looking at rocks on sunset beach in Cape May. Anyone have any idea what it is?
  17. Mystery Cretaceous Tooth New Jersey NJ

    Hello everyone, found this mysterious tooth in a cretaceous stream in New Jersey. Haven't come across any similar or anything I can really compare it to, plus its kinda worn. Which doesn't help but the leaf-like shape alone is very interesting, hopefully this one can be figured out.
  18. BIG BROOK PRESERVE, NJ. Creek fossil. June 14th I was able to identify all of the fossils we found on our hunt yesterday, including a nice goblin shark tooth, but I found one item that is a mystery! I attached pictures. I originally thought it was Lenni Lenape money... but realized wampum is made of shells and much larger. I then thought it was a Dutch colonial button.. but doesn’t look like any of the ones online. Is possible to be some sort of “bead”? Or petrified wood button? It is very very light in weight.. but solid.. and the imprint on the one side is a perfect thumb fit. Or is a fossil? Is a small fish or shark vertebrate??!?!?! (I didn't think so, because it seems to flat!) Thank you sooo much for any insight and ideas!
  19. Cretaceous tooth/spine/claw? New Jersey

    Hello all! I found this yesterday in a Cretaceous stream in Monmouth County, New Jersey and as you can tell from my title - it has me pretty stumped! The 'folds' in it make me think tooth but I'm really not sure! It's pretty small, measuring less than half an inch long. Any ideas what it is?
  20. Mosasaur or Thoracosaurus

    Hello all, Recently my girlfriend and I went up to Ramanessin in New Jersey for a fossil hunt. After a while I came across this tooth! Upon trying to identify it I couldn't exactly figure out whether it was a crocodile (Thoracosaurus) or a mosasaur from the area. The tooth is more ovular in cross section. If more pictures are needed I can send them. Im leaning more towards Thoracosaurus. Thanks!
  21. Hello Fellow Forum members, Here are several trips that occurred during late 2019 or early 2020. If there are any finds that you'd like better id'd or photographed please let me know. All finds come from the late cretaceous deposits of New Jersey. I experimented with labeling the finds in Inkscape but it was computationally intensive and I didn't continue it. The last photograph is a find that I would appear an identification on.
  22. Help with fossils found 5/31/20

    I found a few things at Ramanessin creek in N.J. that I could use some help in identifying. It's a Cretaceous stream.
  23. Unknown tooth from NJ

    Hi, I found this tooth in the Navesink Formation, and, I was wondering what it is, it is exactly one inch long.
  24. Can you identify these?

    I am fairly new to this so I am hoping you can help me. I found these items in Big Brook here in New Jersey. I numbered them so you could use the numbers to comment. I know the hook (#5) isn't a fossil but I was hoping someone could direct me, it is metal but seems old as the other end of the hook has crusted over in something that feels like stone (or maybe it was made this way) I think #4 is an ancient drum fish crusher tooth with a little jaw left on it? #3 is some sort of tooth but not sure what, #2 is also a tooth, you can see the small tooth at bottom coming out of the jaw, it is shiny. and #1 maybe vertebrae? I also put a few teeth that I found that were pretty good size I think for that river to show you. Thank you for any help you can give!
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