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Found 5 results

  1. Please help id and inform me

    Hello i went to the river today in central alberta and found these fossils i believe one is petrified wood but it also has a translucent mineral in it?? I think?? And orange mineral around it which i assume is sap amber??? the size of these rocks are around a baseball please help identify all of them and offer info ill greatly appreciate it first two pictures are of opposite sides same as the other two.
  2. Interestingly preserved Knightia?

    I found this really cool looking fish which is most likely a Knightia, but it's preserved in ventral aspect. The rear portion of the fish is missing including the dorsal fin so many of the diagnostic characteristics have been lost, but I still believe this is a Knightia based on the overall shape of the skull and the shape of the body. My question is more of a matter of ID'ing bones, because the main reason why I like this fish is you can see many of the bones that the typical Knightia does not show. I can see two operculum, one on each side. The lower and upper jaw I THINK are visible which is kind of weird because this is a ventral fish. The "gill" pieces which are my favorite part of the piece I think are called branchiostegals correct me if I'm wrong. But with many of the bones I have no clue. If anybody has input about this feel free to post what you have to say, I'm all ears!
  3. Good looking gastropod needs id

    Hello from Cyprus, this one I found near the old limestone quarry in moni area, again the heavy rain , when the mud sliding settled, it exposed a piece of it. 3m under the usual surface It is quite big and very well preserved. In the same wall I found also another kind of gastropod, corals, 4 kinds of bivalves. I will post on other threads soon. That wall consisted of beige/white earth and grey hardened sand like parts, still needed metal needle tool to scrap it off, of some specimens. Also most specimens are whiter that what I am used to find. Which i think it could be fossils, yet younger ones, like 80-100k years old?
  4. Ok, as promised I will be posting some of my finds in Cyprus island, for ID, discussion etc but while in my "chamber of the million unidentified things" trying to get some decent photos and find similar online, I decided to take a small trip yesterday April 1st and BOOM I see this. (photos) is that a whole fish preserved like inside out and all? Or has mother nature pulled an April fool's day joke on me?? I wonder if I can see inside using x-ray.. I really want to find a doctor and try do that. Let hear it from the experts here 1st tho. I have cleaned the specimen and carefully removed what was surely aged dirt etc. I'm trying to get some more photos online, as I see here I am having a size limit issue. I case in the photos is not clear, at the "tail" part you can notice that inside there is this dark crystal like material, the one our ancestors used to start a fire and used it to make tools and weapons with. the two round "eyes" appear to have that material inside too.. which is confusing, coz tail and eyeballs are not exactly same material, then again maybe those are not eyeballs and it is upside down (because when u flip it, it resembles one sort of fish look, and when again, another one. a "fish palindrome" lol) or there is various stuff and materials inside, because outside you can see indication of dark almost black contents, and mostly those parts are mat and not glossy. Also in some places mainly on one side. u can see many brownish dots like freckles is it called?
  5. Anyone ever seen one of these before?

    I think it's a ceritops. The egg looks a bit squished. And the skin has a blue hue in places. I can see skin. Bone. The face, and eye socket. The right shoulder socket. Limbs. A placenta type skin covering separating the body from other parts of the egg. It's rubbery, or waxy feeling to the touch. The shell is fragile, but it was leathery what I found it. Somebody say to me. " oh my God, your rite. That's a ceritops fetus. In the egg. " . I bet there is DNA in this thing hey ,)
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