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Found 45 results

  1. From the album My Collection

    This is the final shelf in my display case. This is a complete random assortment of fossils (Basically, whatever didn't fit on other shelves due to space got put here). This shelf features everything from Megalodon teeth to a cave bear digit
  2. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0172759&type=printable
  3. From the album Denton County, TX

    2-23-17 Denton County, TX
  4. The plesiosaur has long been one of my favorite prehistoric creatures of all, especially after reading tales of the Loch Ness Monster. I've always wanted a jaw from one, thankfully @StevenJDennis recently scouted this beauty for me from Tucson. I estimate roughly 30% restoration, mainly to the rear portion of the joint(?) and some filler. Also, majority of the teeth have been planted from Zarafasaura oceanis, another elasmosaur. Still, he's earned a spot as one of my showpiece fossils. He measures 17 inches long and 7 inches wide. Plesiosaur Mandible Elasmosauridae (Libonectes atlasense Buchy, 2005) 94.3 - 89.3 million years old | Turonian, late Cretaceous Akrabou Formation Asfla Village, Goulmima, Errachidia Province, Morocco I assume this is an erupting tooth
  5. Another weekend find, looks like a broken Vertebre - it's got a different shape to it, seems more oblong than round based on the shape of the half I have. Rick noted looks sort of like a Plesiosaur vert? If anyone can ID it from what fragment we have, that would be AWESOME and much appreciated! Let me know if you need more photos. Found: Greensmill Run, Greenville, NC. In a hole with an array/time span of things from cretaceous to native american artifacts (enchodus teeth, crow shark, shale bone, great white, giant white, modern tiger shark teeth and pottery.
  6. Hello, I found an isolated, fragmented bone (I think plesiosaur is likely) which I would like to repair; I've not repaired bones before, so I wanted to ask to find out the best way(s) to tackle it, so I don't make mistakes I later regret. The bone was wet in the matrix (a calcareous shale), and I have kept it damp with wet paper towels in a zip-lock bag, to try to keep it as close as I can to the condition in which I found it, until I map out a course of action. I know there are a lot of variables, but I hope more experienced minds can offer some suggestions as to how best to proceed... The bone was recovered in about 8-10 pieces in the matrix. Is it likely that the bone will fracture more as it dries? Should I let it dry very slowly, or is the rate of drying unimportant? My finances are pretty limited right now, so is using a simple glue like elmers (which I believe is water soluble and therefore readily reversible) okay, or should I wait until I have excess money again and spring for paleobond? Any input is welcome; thank you very much in advance!
  7. 8 mile NSR hike trying to get past all the footprints. I had a great day. I found a nice variety of Pleistocene and Cretaceous fossils and all kinds of artifacts. I really like the partial Mosasaur / Pleisosaur scapula with shark feeding marks. The Mastodon tooth enamel has some great color. The Ammonite septum that size is pretty rare for NSR. 2 Mosasaur teeth in one day always makes my day.
  8. Convinced my girlfriend that Sunday would best be spent crawling around in the mud looking for fossils instead of brunch and mamosas on Lower Greenville. Turns out she's a champ. Logging a solid 7 hours on the NSR and schooling me on how to find Mos vert. We arrived about 8 a.m. and met up with @David E. . Who also proceeded to school me on finding Mos vert and how to properly pronounce several words/names. Thanks Dave! You are truly a gentleman and a scholar. Weather was great. The mud really wasn't to bad compared to the last few times I've been out there. We had some interesting finds including what I believe is my first mastodon enamel, a plasiosaur vert, and what I think maybe part of a globidens mosasaur tooth. The 2 big Mos verts and big fish vert bottom right were found by my girlfriend along with the fat bison/cow tooth. Let me know if any of you would like close ups of anything.
  9. Some of you who've known me for awhile know I am on the hunt for a large 3 in+ plesiosaur tooth. I acquired one this month at last! This beauty here measures 3.75 inches exact in a straight line. He came in a large chunk of rock, so I had to chip off quite a bit of matrix, cutting myself slightly in the process from a hidden shark tooth. I opted to leave this matrix because I think it looks good, and I fear further breaking would break the tooth. He's a Zarafasaura oceanis from Sidi Daoui of Morocco, dated to 70.6 - 66 million years old (late Cretaceous).
  10. A very rare find from North Carolina. As is most any dinosaur material. I am currently in the process of donating this vert to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, to become their first Plesiosaur vert from North Carolina in their collection.
  11. Here is a sequence of pictures of a Zarafasaura jaw that I just finished preparing and restoring. It started out as not much to look at but turned out pretty well in the end. I did not restore the rear of the mandibles, only what needed to be done to make it a great looking piece. You can follow along through the pictures. Enjoy. Seth
  12. From the album Holzmaden

    My first Plesiosaur tooth with a length of 1 cm from the quarry Kromer in Holzmaden, Lower Jurassic.
  13. Hello all. Another find from my recent trip which remained in situ. I am still searching for my first bone find or confirmed sea reptile I.D. So here goes. I am hoping this is a vertebrae from an ichthyosaur... Fingers crossed.
  14. From the album Other Locations

    9-5-16 Collin County, TX
  15. Tooth of an Elasmosaur. Found together with a mosasaur and shark tooth.
  16. Tooth of an Elasmosaurid.
  17. Hi folks I've been digging through a few lumps of rock I collected a couple of years ago from Aust, Gloucestershire, UK which is rich in plesiosaur stuff among other things. I found these two pieces (three now :/ ) which were touching. I'm guessing they're plesi paddle bones. Am I right? Thanks John
  18. Can anyone tell me if I am on the right track. I collected this fossil in a creek bed in North Texas consisting of mostly upper cretaceous limestone with many bivalves, ammonites, etc. It appears to be a scapula to me possibly from a plesiosaur. Can anyone offer any input?
  19. Great fossil hunt today. I made a new hunting buddy and I finally found a really nice Plesiosaur vert.
  20. From the album Marine reptiles

    Plesiosaur vertebra from Aust Cliff, Gloucestershire, U.K.
  21. Title says it all really. Am I right in thinking a plesiosaur vert is thicker? How can you tell if you can only see the top or bottom but not the thickness? Thanks John