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  1. Help with ID of fish fossil

    This fossil was given to my 7 year old grandson by a retired friend who said her mother had collected it in New Jersey 50+ years ago. No other information. We’d like to get some basic information about it if possible. Pictures attached. Thank you for your help.
  2. Hello everyone! At this point, it's been a long time since I've found any of these so I wanted to show my collection of Wenonah slabs or 'plates'. These slabs were found in the same area over the course of a few years and is a collaboration of a lot of fun trips with friends. The majority of them were found by me and my brother, Shane @shajzer64 in 2016 but a few others have dug with me in this (mostly unproductive) location looking for and finding these - thank you to everyone involved! The slabs are all the same thickness and preservation; I was actually able to put a few together but as a whole, I think most were in the stream for too long to connect them. They are mostly shell and gastropod imprints but include ghost shrimp burrows, an Ischyrhiza rostral, shark teeth, an echinoid, an ammonite, a fish spine (we think), scaphopods, and more. I'm not positive the sponges are associated with this exact project but the preservation looks the same so I included them too (that could go for the ammonite too). If anyone is interested in seeing a particular slab, let me know and I'll get a picture. I'm pretty happy with my new display so I hope you enjoy it! -Frank @Carl @non-remanié @Darktooth@Jeffrey P@Trevor@The Jersey Devil
  3. NJ Cretaceous Croc or Mosasaur?

    Hey everyone, I got this tooth from Jersey that struck me as being something different at first glance. The general shape, very pronounced cutting edges, and concentric layers visible at the base made me think that it’s not Mosasaur, but rather some type of Croc. If it’s Croc it is something other than Thoracosaurus which makes it a unique tooth. It’s about 3/4”. Thanks! Joseph @non-remanié @frankh8147 @Al Dente @siteseer @MarcoSr @Carl
  4. Nj Cretaceous Fish Scale?

    Found a few of these over the years in Big Brook area, not exactly sure what they are? They are concave as well.
  5. Hi Everyone, I found this object while hunting in a stream in Southern New Jersey. The stream cuts through an area containing marl and glauconite sand near Sewell in Gloucester County. I do not know for certain what geologic formation this site is, possibly Hornerstown. I have found a lot of marine fossil specimens at this location such as corals, sponges, and various shells. I initially was going to dismiss it as a chipped off piece of rock, but there are certain details on it that made me think it might be a fossil. Any feedback is appreciated
  6. well with it being in the 50's here in New Jersey,the wife and I decided to get in our first short hunt of the year and was fun as always and thought I would share some pics
  7. Footprint?

    I found this rock with an interesting indentation around 25 years ago on the side of a steep hill in New Jersey. Forum doesn’t allow me to post multiple images, but one below has my hand in for scale. It appears to be three toed, if a footprint at all. Thank you for your time and attention!
  8. Hi everyone, I think I found a year maker recently, and in good time! The 1st tooth pictured is what I am praying is a Pseudocorax affinis, which is incredibly rare here. The 2nd tooth is an Archaeolamna, I just need confirmation that it’s a symphyseal. Both teeth are Late Cretaceous. Edit: I forgot to add the size, 1st tooth: 12 mm, 2nd tooth: 10 mm @non-remanié @Al Dente @siteseer Happy Holidays! 1st tooth:
  9. Hybodont?? New Jersey Cretaceous

    Hello! I originally thought this was a Hybodont shark tooth when I found it (size is perfect) but I just realized that no other Hybodont tooth is my collection is curved like this. Is this possibly from a different part of the mouth or did I completely mid-label this one.. As always, all help is greatly appreciated! @Carl
  10. Big Brook nj find

    Hi. Big Brook find need an I'd please. Think the tooth is a sawfish, but I think I found a rib of some sort. Big Brook site, Monmouth NJ, December 23 2019. Should I sent this to NJSM?
  11. Bone or rock in NJ Cretaceous stream?

    I know its most likely not bone, but something looked different about this piece, like a socket. Found in NJ Cretaceous Stream. Concretion? Rock? Or any chance at dino bone?
  12. Goblin shark tooth jackpot

    Had a banner day on the NJ Cretaceous stream beds, sifting through the fallen leaves scanning gravel bars for some impressive Scapanoryhnchus teeth. I swear I found a whole jaw in two hours!
  13. Hello all! I recently rearranged my collection so I figured this would be a good time to show some fossils! I usually hang-out in the New Jersey Cretaceous but I have been collecting fossils for over 25 years and have found some pretty cool specimens of creatures from many different eras, That said, my collection is mainly focused on the New Jersey Cretaceous, so let's start there. These are my displays for New Jersey Cretaceous non-reptile fossils. My favorites aren't actually fossils at all but rather casts of some of my favorite finds. The crab, Costadromia Hajzeri is the earlies known sponge crab and was named after me. The lungfish cast is of one of two specimens of late Cretaceous lungfish found from New Jersey (probable new species based on time period and 'crushing' element of teeth. The big Xiphactinus tooth is another of my favorite finds along with the echinoids and Menunites ammonite (pictured).
  14. This new paper looks at fragmentary specimens from the east coast of America and provides a better understanding of theropod diversity in this region https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.191206#.Xcv2qFgX_EQ.twitter
  15. Belemnite with bite mark?

    Hello! I found this belemnite in Monmouth County, New Jersey. I try to be careful with labeling 'predation marks' on fossils but knowing how these break, it's tough for me to picture this occurring after death or during the fossilization process. What do you think? As always, all help is greatly appreciated! -Frank
  16. New Jersey Cretaceous Turtle Bone?

    Hello everyone, I found this bone while on a hunt in the cretaceous creeks of new jersey, very odd bone and definitely feels fossilized. My best guess is turtle but I am very unsure, I appreciate any feedback on this piece if it is Id'able thank you.
  17. More Big Brook Finds

    Hi All A couple more hard to identify finds here from Big Brook finds in NJ. I'm sure a couple are likely concretions, but the rest seem to be fragments of things and have me scratching my head for an ID. Could you please help identify fellow fossil hunters? Thanks and much love to you all! The below here appears have a very tooth-like point, could it be a tooth root?
  18. Cretacous NJ Odd Shark Tooth

    Any idea what species of shark tooth is this? Found on a gravel bar in NJ Cretaceous stream. It stuck out to me as its unusual shape and white coloring popped out, especially with the serrated edge.
  19. From the album Cretaceous

    Ischyodus bifurcatus Ratfish Jaw Piece (2.75 inches long) Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Willow Brook Holmdel, N.J.
  20. Devonian? New Jersey Fossil ID help

    Hello! I found this tiny fossil in Mercer County, New Jersey but I think its a glacier transport from New York. I noticed it had an intricate pattern so I was wondering if anyone knows what it is. Thanks! Frank
  21. Bone ID

    Hello, can someone on this site identify the bone fragment shown in the pictures? Bone was found on the beach in Ocean County, New Jersey about one month ago. Thank you for any information that can be provided. Have 8 photos but can only post one.
  22. Some stuff I've found through the years at some New Jersey Cretaceous Brooks. You just never know what you'll find. That's what keeps me going there. And the peace and quiet. I hope you all enjoy a little eye candy. And I'd love any opinions and ID's since I still don't know what some of these fossils are. Just shout out about anything you find interesting.
  23. Had the chance to return to Big Brook, NJ with the family to search for cretaceous-era fossils. I am new to fossil hunting (this was my second time!) and had some interesting finds this trip - it is so much fun to learn about the prehistoric life in this area. It was a lovely day, although the brook was a little on the cold side. I would appreciate some help with identifying these 9 fossils: My best guesses are: 1) Mackerel/porbeagle shark (Cretolamna appendiculata) 2) Fish vertebra (is it possible to figure out the species?) 3) Unsure about this one, also Cretolamna? 4) Brachiopod (Choristothyris plicata) 5) Salmonoid (Enchodus petrosus) 6) Mackerel/porbeagle shark (Cretolamna appendiculata) 7) Goblin shark (Scapanorhynchus texanus?) 8) Sand tiger shark (Carcharias) 9) Crow shark (Squalicorax kaupi) Happy to provide more pictures if it would be helpful. Also, I found what looked like a bone (in the center of the below picture), but ended up throwing it back in the brook, believing it to be a concretion. Can anyone confirm that it's probably a concretion? Just want to make sure I didn't discard something like a Dryptosaurus phalanx in my search for shark teeth!
  24. While sifting the gravel banks at Big Brook, sometimes I will get a lump of matrix or clay in the screen. Anything strange gets saved for later. Here are some of those finds. Looks like some kind of plant.
  25. Cretaceous New Jersey find

    Hi, I found this fossil at Ramanessin Brook in New Jersey while sifting the gravel beds. It's fully fossilized. The Brook is late Cretaceous and approximately 74 million years old. I would really appreciate any comments as to what it is.