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Found 193 results

  1. Just a bit of fun with this garden find. Mrs R got me this week gardening because our friend from Brooklyn is visiting in a couple of weeks time. I was just putting some gravel on the topsoil of my pots to stop the birds digging out our succulent plant . I the spotted a small fossil bone fragments? The gravel is Scottish but I can’t at this point say any more than this. So the question is what if anything can we discern from this small piece of fossil bone? Archosaurs, mammal or fish? Just for fun and thanks all . Bobby
  2. Steneosaurus tooth

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 1.2 cm long Steneosaurus (crocodile) tooth from the lower Jurassic from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden (Germany). Two more pictures:
  3. Fossil ID

    Found this 20 years ago. have packed it around always wonder what it is ..found 20 miles due West of Ellensburg Wa ..I see the head of something looking from left to right . opposite in picture .the head is almost the size of the rock .the white mass is center of it's mouth and eye is located just above that ..there appears to be scales of some kind on the back of it and a patch of green on the bottom. It is all coiled up hope the pictures I have are good enough to ID it ...it is roughly the size of a good potatoe ..
  4. Please help on a ID

    Hi all can I please have a little help on this small caudal vertebrae form Wealden Bexhill bone beds Uk I have it only down to Archosaurs but it would be fantastic if anymore info could be obtained. It is about 12 mm . It is quite nice. Thank you all . Bobby
  5. judith river fossil, scute?

    A weird looking fossil I found last summer in the Judith River Formation.
  6. Reptile

    The following fossil is offred on a local website. Would be nice to know what kind of fossil it is. The seller doesnt has any idea.
  7. Steneosaurus tooth

    From the album Holzmaden

    A very small (a bit less than 1 cm long) Steneosaurus (crocodile) tooth from the Posidonia Shale from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. Another picture:
  8. Pliosaur model

    It’s been enjoyable talking to people in the forum and sharing a common interest so I thought I would share some old images of a rough pliosaur model I made years ago. I think I modelled it on a kronosaurus and went with a sort of ‘elephant seal’ bulk look as at the time I was reading about marine reptiles inhabiting colder southern seas. I was trying to get the impression of size in the photos - a sort of divers perspective as it cruised past uncomfortably close ....
  9. Steneosaurus tooth

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 1.8 cm long Steneosaurus (crocodile) tooth from the Posidonia Shale in the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. The prep work took about 1 hour with my air pen and my sandblaster. Some more pictures:
  10. Amber Lizard claw?

    Hello everyone! This one might be hard to identify with sub-par photos – even in person the microscope photos were unclear but you're all smarter than I am. It's about an inch long for scale. Story: I was looking through a clearly un-sorted bag of hundreds of small pieces of Dominican amber (my favorite SO COOL) and saw this tiny piece with what looked like a tiny lizard hand, even though it had three fingers instead of five (maybe they were separated in fossilization). There was no loupe available to check for skin patterns and bone fragments so I bit the bullet. It was cheap so I bought it so I could sleep soundly tonight. I'm thinking it's probably a botanical inclusion at best but wanted to see what you guys thought! Let's discuss. Thanks in advance everyone!
  11. Micro Bones

    From the album Judith River fm. Fossil Finds

    I have no idea what these tiny bones belong to. They could be bird, mammal, small reptile or an amphibian. These were found at the same microsite as the Troodon tooth. If you have any indication as to what these could be let me know.
  12. Dinosaur/reptile neural spine

    I recently saw this dinosaur/reptile neural spine for sale. It is almost 5cm. Does anyone know if this could be a piece of a spinosaurus neural spine and if not then what it could be?
  13. A claw from Hell Creek

    I bought this claw a little while ago, for close to nothing. Still waiting for the item to arrive. Not sure what it is from though. It was dug up in Hell Creek. The claw and bone measure about an inch in length in total. Anyone who would have a qualified guess?
  14. When I first set out to collect Dinosaur fossils, a fossil dealer with a long history in the industry and from whom I had purchased shark fossils from had this listed for sale. It was sold as a Troodon formosus ( I am aware it is an invalid taxon). When I committed to purchasing this, i was unaware that only Troodontid teeth had been found in Hell Creek and I tended to believe dealer ID's. I do not regret the purchase. It is a great little bone to have in our education program and it was not expensive. We want to cover Troodontids in our education program which is why I bought this. It was cheaper than a tooth. It was also a good lesson to learn early on and without a significant financial investment. I do my homework know before purchasing a dinosaur fossil and if I have questions, I put it here. It seems unlikely that that the dealer ID is correct just based on the lack of Troodontid bones that come from Hell Creek. I want to know we have and be accurate in what we present to kids so I have put some effort into figuring this out. It is a very small vertebra as you can see in the pictures. I did find some small theropod caudal vertebrae that look similar including a Troodontid. I have done some homework on this and tried to figure it out but I can not get much further on my own. All I can say for sure is that is does not appear to be a fish or mammal and I do not think it is a crocodilian either. Any thoughts or information would be helpful !!
  15. Permian Reptile Vertebra ID

    Hi, looking for some thoughts on identification of a fossil I bought a while ago. This is a fairly well preserved vertebra from an early reptile of some kind. Unfortunately I lost the original label for it so all I can say is that it’s from 300-250 mya, and from a formation in Oklahoma or Texas. I’m not very experienced with Permian stuff, so I’m not sure where to begin. Thanks for any help!
  16. Weird critter?

    Hi everyone, I was looking in my rock collection and found this rock I've not really seen before and it appears to have some kind of animal in it. No idea on age or locality it was found in. It appears to have been tumbled or polished at some time
  17. Hello. Matured before buying his first reptile. Looked at the sellers - all from China. Attracts affordability, and not the best quality still suggests that I will get a real fossil. One seller has two reptiles of about the same quality. Forum opinion are they real? The second is how is the delivery from China - Hong Kong?
  18. Kem Kem vert ID

    Can anyone ID this please? The groove on the side has me puzzled.
  19. Hi there, I'm wondering if anyone can help me identify what this belongs too? Location is morocco which we all know can be risky, however it doesn't look like a typical fake to me. Not my expertise but would like to know an ID for it? Please see bottom image! Typical Fake Is it real? What does it belong too? Thanks in advance
  20. Crocodile/ Turtle Toe Bone

    From the album Lance fm. Microsite Finds

    Jury is still out about the identity of this digit but I believe it's either crocodilian (Borealosuchus, Brachychampsa or other) or a turtle (numerous species). Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian~ 66 mya) Lance formation
  21. Keichousaurus

    Hello I am letting go my Keichousaurus fossil for trade, size it's at 9 inch and looking for dinosaur fossils or nice Megalodon tooth for it.
  22. I found this last year on the Yorkshire Coast. It was just sitting ontop of a large chunk of shale that had come down. Just prepped it today and it's come out pretty well. It's very fragile though. Will be from a ichthyosaur, plesiosaur or large fish!
  23. East Texas fossil

    Hello: I found at an East Texas construction site. It appears to be in sandstone. i can see a rib cage and forearm. Any comments are appreciated.
  24. Identification needed!

    Asking for help with hopefully identifying this. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  25. My first post and big find!

    Can anyone help me identify these? Ì have found these on my property where some excavation work was done. A hillside was excavated and I started finding these around the 4 foot mark. I have so many more. I believe I've stumbled across a whole colony of something that was killed off at the same time. Any input is tremendously appreciated!
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