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Found 156 results

  1. Made it to NSR yesterday, managed a nice haul. Was a bit hazardous in the rain, but the isolation was nice. Wondering especially about the plate, but any knowledge dropped on me is always appreciated!
  2. North Sulphur River - Weird Finds

    Some of my odder finds from North Sulphur River. The pyritized baculite and the preserved skin were both found in the Ladonia area. The baculite was initially powdery white on the exterior, with just a bit of metallic luster showering. A light scrub with a soft toothbrush revealed the rest. The skin appears reptilian, but I would love further insights.
  3. Any Ideas what part of the creature these bean shaped bones are from ? Is it from the spine (intercentrum)? They are about 2 to 3mm in size. I was hoping to get the specific name of the bones like Atlas vertebrae. If if you know your Permian material I have a thread in the members collections that I have very little knowledge of and would love some help. Thank for looking . Cheers Bobby
  4. Awesome poo

    I just got an awesome coprolite. I generally hate those things, and would never pay money for one, but I came across this one and it has so many visible identifiable remains, I couldn't help being really impressed. Ive always wanted to see a coprolite that had clear remains in it. Sadly they're much smaller and harder to see in person than in these pictures, so I can only use these display pictures for the time being, until I take a magnified look. There's clearly fish scales, seemingly from different types of fish, and apparently squid hooks and such. I'm excited to find a good illuminated magnifying glass and really studying it up close:) Maybe even a microscope to take a closer look!
  5. I found this in Monmouth County, New Jersey (USA) last week and was wondering if anyone knew what it was. When I first picked it up, I thought it was turtle shell but the bone structure doesn't compare well at all with the other turtle shell examples I've found. The top part is what I was focusing on because it doesn't look that was formed as a result of breaks and wear to me. I guess it could be older breaks and if that's the case, I'm pretty sure that I'm out of luck getting an ID on it but I figured I would give it a shot. As always, all help is greatly appreciated! -Frank
  6. Tethysaurus?

    Hello! Just after some opinions on this. The teeth look a bit like they belong to Tethysaurus but I'm not 100 percent sure. I'm still getting to grips with mosasaurus etc! It seems to have an okay amount present within the rock. Jaws, sections of the skull, some vertebra. Does it look good or another potential composite? To me it looks pretty natural, however some composites are getting good these days! Thanks for the help, I'm still learning what to look out for!
  7. Petrified snake head eating lunch

    I found this today. Hard as a rock.
  8. I'm interested in this skull, I have always wanted a Halisaurus specimen! Region -Morocco, Khoribga Size- 16.93 Inches This skull looks good to me, but is obviously missing parts, such as the rear of the lower jaw, some teeth, areas around the Eyes2. I'd like to get people's opinions if possible? The seller is very honest, and trustworthy in my opinion, The skull does look like its gone a few rounds in a ring, however this is my holy grail and something I've wanted since being a kid! which is what its all about right? However, I don't want the 5 year old within me to make silly judgments as it is listed for just over a grand. Is the skull a composite? Worth restoring myself? Genuine but rough? Worth obsessing over? I know it's one of those things were people will say "well it all depends on how much it is worth to you" however I don't want my naivety to cause me getting ripped off. Thanks for the help!
  9. Hi, I was going through my shark teeth and found this fossil that looks like a thick puzzle piece. It has thick spongy edges. It's about 1 5/8" in length and 7/8" at widest point. I Found it on a beach, SW Florida Beach. Looking at google images it appears to to a turtle scute. What do you think it is? Thanks, Lynn
  10. What type of vertebra is this

    Hi does anyone recognise this type of vert. It came with some other material I acquired and I’m not sure what it is. It’s pissibky from the Isle of Wight. thanks Nick
  11. This specimen was said to be the skin plate/shield of a dinosaur. Locality is not known. Any idea what it is and if it is genuine fossil?
  12. Dimetrodon sail spine pieces

    From the album Permian era fossils

    Very small fragments of dimetrodons sail spines. From the lower Permian Texas Red Beds, Archer city formation in Archer county
  13. LINK(about 23 MB) Foster,J.R.,Hunt-Foster,R.K.,Gorman,M.A.II,Trujillo,K.C.,Suarez,C.A.,McHugh,J.B.,Peterson,J.E.,Warnock,J.R.,Schoenstein,H.E. Paleontology,taphonomy and sedimentology of the Mygatt-Moore Quarry,a large dinosaur bonebed in the Morrison Formation,WEstern Colorado-implications for upper JUrassic dinosaur preservation modes:Geology of the Intermountain West,v.5,p.23-93 TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE PUBLICATION: general impression: NICE JOURNAL,more or less of a "technical" nature
  14. Cretaceous crocodile; likely Dyrosaurus

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Unidentified Cretaceous crocodile species, suggested by multiple people, to appear to be a Dyrosaurus, came from the second phosphatic layer of a phosphate mine(what a shocker!)around the suburbs of Khouribga, Morocco. Original teeth, not replacements. Have gone through and cleaned up the base of some of the ones that had some sand around them.
  15. From the album Permian era fossils

    Reverse side of the unidentified Edaphosaurus pogonias bone with an apparent Dimetrodon tooth hole.
  16. Edaphosaurus with large predator bite

    From the album Permian era fossils

    Yet unidentified Edaphosaurus pogonias bone from the Permian era Red Beds site in North Texas, with large unhealed tooth hole from what appears to be a large Dimetrodon's bite, from either the fatal attack, or post-death predation mark.
  17. Eusuchian taphonomy

    isisfordia Cite this article: Syme CE, Salisbury SW. 2018 Taphonomy of Isisfordia duncani specimens from the Lower Cretaceous (upper Albian) portion of the Winton Formation, Isisford, central-west Queensland. R. Soc. open sci. 5: 171651. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.171651 Recommended!
  18. Ichthyosaur stomach contents

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Cross sections of the stomach, full of squid/cephalopod hooks and beaks, of an early Jurassic ichthyosaur (Stenopterygius quadriscissus). One slice has the animals ribs, the lighter tan objects, around the stomach, while the other is entirely of the stomach contents.
  19. Osteology of Ouranosaurus nigerensis

    This takes some time to download!!!!* 114 Mb,approximately Cite this as Bertozzo F, Dalla Vecchia FM, Fabbri M. (2017) The Venice specimen of Ouranosaurus nigeriensis (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) PeerJ 5:e3403https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3403 As Taquet didn't formally describe the species, this is a significant advance in our knowledge of the species. Note: This can be called a monograph due to its length. Audience: all dinosaur lovers, but please note that this IS a "technical" paper. Pretty good depiction of pelvic parts and manus. Cladogram warning! EDIT: I don't know my exact connection speed, but don't be surprised if it takes a couple of minutes.
  20. Ichthyosaur sp. sclerotic ring section

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Sclerotic ring section of large unspecified ichthyosaur species, from a Somerset Jurassic site(aprx 205 mya)
  21. Take a look of this spectacular reptile fossil from Yunnan, China from the Triassic Period. Said to be all natural. I have never seen any fossil that is as well preserved as this one.
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