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Found 255 results

  1. Whitby Vertebrae

    Just opened this nodule on a beach in the Whitby area, I can’t help thinking that it looks like a couple of verts, can anyone confirm this and maybe suggest a species? I’ll put better pics up when I get home if needed. Thank you for looking
  2. Hi all! I got a digital microscope for christmas and I'm finally getting around to uploading the photos I've taken on it. Here are some closeups I took of a piece of bone I found when I hunted the Cloverly formation in Montana for a morning back on my first ever trip out west in 2013. Looking back on that experience with the knowledge I have now, I can truly appreciate what a rare experience I had as I've learned that this particular formation is rare to be able to hunt on. I'll tell the whole story of how my family and I made it onto this ranch in the first place, but that's for another time. Pics from the cross section: Pics of the surface of the bone:
  3. Hi everyone, I've been hesitant to post this fossil on here for a while as I didn't know if I wanted to hear a response which would contradict what I had hoped this would be. However, I recognize that to maintain a reliable and accurate collection I would have to properly identify what I found. The fossil in question is a possible partial egg that I found last year in the White River formation of Wyoming (Late Eocene/Early Oligocene) w/PaleoProspectors. This formation is known to produce fossil bird and reptile eggs (in fact, someone found a large, complete egg on this ranch the week before I was out there) so I knew that there was a possibility. When I found it most of the inside still contained sediment, which I have since gently scraped away to the best of my abilities. It has an odd dent in the top and no obvious pores, but the overall shape and the apparent shell make me think this is an egg. It is 8 mm tall and about 10 mm in diameter. I want to know what you all think. I would especially like to hear the opinions of @CBchiefski @jpc @MarcoSr @Auspex@Troodon Interior of the egg before I cleaned out the matrix. After I scraped away the matrix. Here's two views of the top.
  4. Kem Kem Claw and Phalanx

    Seller doesn't know what it's from beyond claw and phalanx from Kem Kem in Morocco. Price is pretty good, so it tempts me if anyone has any idea what it's from. I have seen these crop up as raptor claws or deltadromeus claws elsewhere--which to me seems more speculative putting a name to it than it actually being from one of those species. But if anyone knows anything, that would be great.
  5. Hello! As soon as lockdown is over, my friend and I are planning a fossil trip, most likely to the Jurassic coast. Now, we've done Charmouth, Lyme Regis to death. Can anybody recommend any other good locations for finding reptile bits? The find rates don't need to be as high, but it would be nice to try somewhere new
  6. I was wondering if there are any permian to cretaceous reptile/amphibian fossils that even an newbie like me can acquire without having to dig or pay a huge price for,I looked for permian and triassic stuff and it is really hard to find such things Are barasaurus legal to buy?
  7. Lance Fm. Sacrum?

    Here's an interesting looking partial bone I found in the Lance fm. of Wyoming back in 2018 with PaleoProspectors. The guide I was with thought it could've been from the hip region of a reptile, possibly a champsosaur. After a few years of gradually improving my identification ability I now think it's a partial sacrum, but I am not sure. I want to know what my fellow forum members have to say about it.
  8. Here are my new fossils! And how my collection looks now. For size comparison the enchodus tooth to the right in the picture of the entire collection is 5,6cm long (2.2 Inches long)
  9. Please help identify

    Hi I found this rock in desert around pinion hills or lake l.a. area. Looks like has teeth jaw. I first noticed what looked like a nasal cavity..
  10. What is it

    Anyone know what kind of dinosaur? im going to start grinding on it with the dremel
  11. Whose teeth?

    I found this on a gulf coast beach near Venice Florida. There were many shark teeth and other fossils in the area. I believe it is a reptile tooth, but do not know how to tell if it is an alligator, or some other aquatic reptile. It has a fine ridge running up one side. Any clues or help with ID is appreciated.
  12. Titonian bone

    On our last hunt in the late jurassic deposits Natalie found a niece pice of bone. Marine reptiles are found in those deposits but there are also acasionaly remains of land animals like dinosaurs since the deposits were made near the coast. we have no idea of what kind of bone it is or from what it might have belonged, any imput is welcome:
  13. Charmouth bone

    I and @Pterygotus(who gave me permission to mention him in this topic) had a minor disagreement over whether or not this was bone. I thought it was bone because it displays obvious cell structure and my tour guide said it was bone. Any suggestions? thanks in advance!
  14. nj Cretaceous tooth id please

    if some one can id this tooth pleasealthough worn and ,bottom and top damaged, could it be plesiosaur
  15. Sauropterygia bones

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A 13 cm long stone with three nothosaur vertebrae and another unidentified small bone piece from a triassic "Bonebed" in a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). The verts are very small, especially the one beside the bone fragment. The bigger ones are about 2 cm long. Detailed pictures:
  16. Nothosaur tooth

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A nicely preserved 3 cm long Nothosaur tooth from a triassic "Bonebed" from a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg).
  17. Sauropterygia bones

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A 20 cm long stone with a couple of bones from a triassic "Bonebed" in a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). On the plate are two vertebrae, one rib and two unidentified bones. The quality of the bones is partly not good (especially the vert in the middle is bad preserved). The prep was not too difficult but it took quite a long time to finish it. Some more pictures:
  18. Help identify tooth please.

    I found this tooth In desert near Albuquerque New Mexico. Could it be some kind of marine reptile? I would appreciate any ideas about ID. Thanks
  19. Below are some more of my macro fossils that I’ve recently put in 16”X12” Riker mount displays. All of the specimens in these displays come from the Miocene of Virginia. The first display with shark/ray specimens, the second display with bony fish specimens, the third display with marine mammal specimens and the last display with reptile specimens. I'm getting some more Riker mount displays Saturday and I'll post some more displays with more of my macro specimens from the Miocene of Virginia. To see a previous post with Riker mount displays with macro specimens from the Paleocene Aquia Formation of Maryland and the Eocene Nanjemoy Formation of Virginia check out the below link: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/101415-a-few-riker-mounts-with-specimens-from-the-aquia-formation-of-maryland-and-the-nanjemoy-formation-of-virginia/ To see a previous post with Riker mount displays with macro specimens from the Miocene Round Mountain Silt Formation of California, the Eocene/Oligocene Chadron/Brule Formations of Nebraska, and the Miocene of Virginia check out the below link: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/101441-a-few-more-riker-mount-displays-with-macro-specimens-from-the-round-mountain-silt-formation-of-california-the-chadronbrule-formations-of-nebraska-and-the-miocene-of-virginia/ Display with shark/ray specimens. The top of the display has shark vertebrae. Then there are Otodus megalodon teeth (for size reference the largest megalodon is 4.75” and the smallest is .625”). Then there are some Hemipristis serra shark teeth. The bottom has two eagle ray barbs and pieces of eagle ray dental plates. Display with bony fish specimens. The top of the display has bony fish vertebrae with a Wahoo jaw (6.5” long for size reference), a hypural fan, several bill fish bills and two small fish jaws. Then the middle has lots of fish jaws with some black drum jaws on the far left and most of the other jaws to the right being red drum. The bottom has ocean going sun fish bones including three jaws and there are some more bony fish vertebrae on the far right. Displays with marine mammal specimens. The top and middle of the display has Cetacean bulla and periotic ear bones (for size reference the largest is 3“). The bottom left has Cetacean vertebrae, flipper bones and two small jaw fragments. The right contains Cetacean teeth. Display with reptile specimens. The very top has two coprolites most likely crocodile. Then some crocodile jaw pieces with a number of crocodile teeth and a crocodile scute (for size reference 4.5” by 3.25”) on the far right. The bottom has turtle caprice/plastron pieces and a good number of leatherback turtle carapace bones. Marco Sr.
  20. Fish / Reptile Tooth?

    Age: Eocene Aprox. 40 million years ago. Location: Western Washington Puget Sound area. First two photos have bad lighting but are just to show size. Second photos have higher quality. I believe this is a tooth. This trip I pulled out a shark tooth as well today (last photo) however this is more round than the usual shark tooth. I suspect fish or reptile but wanted further confirmation. If anyone has any ideas, they are welcome to comment
  21. Chinese Reptile

    Dear Forum I acquired this fossil today from a Gentleman, who is collecting fossils since many years and bought it in the 80s or 90s. As far as he remembers is the fossil originally from china. Would be very interested to know the species and any other information.
  22. Can you help me identify this tooth? From pictures on the Internet, it seems like it could be either an alligator tooth or maybe barracuda? The surface of the tooth has tiny ridges (you can see the stripes, I hope) There is also a very deep indentation on the side that I would consider the root. Thank you! Paula
  23. I found this on Myrtle Beach, Jan 3, 2020. It kind of looks like a snake to me, but I can't find anything on the Internet that looks quite like it to confirm. The first photo is the underside of it - a very detailed imprint of something in the shape of a burst. The other photos are of the top of it. Note the two bumps at the front, almost looking like eyes, and the two holes that look like nostrils. Thank you for your help! Paula
  24. Hello everyone. I am possibly going on yet another trip to Charmouth to try my luck again but every time I go, I am never able to find any marine reptile bone. Has anyone got any tips for finding bone? I usually hunt in the boulders nearer to the Charmouth side of Black Ven in the caught up pyrite patches. Am I looking in the right spot? Thanks in advance.
  25. pterosaurs,diet,coprolites

    here size:about 11 MB Filter feeding in Late Jurassic pterosaurs supported by coprolite contents Martin Qvarnström, Erik Elgh, Krzysztof Owocki, Per E. Ahlberg, Grzegorz Niedźwiedzki
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