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  1. SATXPaleo

    Texas Marine Turtle III

    Unearthed in North San Antonio Texas. These are a few pictures of the larger turtle "head". I'll post a picture of where I found it and the surrounding area and "rocks"
  2. SATXPaleo

    Texas Marine Turtle

    Uncovered in North San Antonio Texas in an area I believe to have been under water at some point and had an abundance of marine life. These appear to be back flippers of different shapes and sizes. The largest one being 14.5 inches. This suggests a rather large creature. I'm thinking marine turtles. . I will post the " flippers" first. I will post what I believe to be the heads of these turtles next. The largest having a circumference of 27 inches.
  3. Shellseeker

    Strange Vert

    Hunting yesterday yields small shark teeth, lots of dermal denticles, a Meg, possible whale bones and this vertebrae. Likely modern due to fragility, pristine nature of very light bone. I thought lizard (iguana, monitor), maybe snake (Boa)... We have some strange pet store imports these days. Hopefully someone has seen something similar. I have not... It is L 32 x W 31 x H 20 mm All suggestions appreciated. Jack
  4. Crazyhen

    Marine reptile from Yunnan

    This is an incomplete specimen of marine reptile from Luoping, Yunnan Province of China. Triassic. Any idea what is the species? It looks like Diandongosaurus.
  5. PaleoNoel

    Parasaniwa Tooth

    Happy New Year everyone. Tonight I thought I might post a fossil whose identity I wanted to confirm. I found it in Wyoming's Lance formation this summer and someone told me it might be a Pachycephalosaur premaxillary tooth because of it's carinae and ridges at the base. However after comparing my tooth to examples I could find online I felt that this ID was incorrect. Eventually I looked back over one of @Troodon's threads and found a jaw labelled as parasaniwa and those teeth matched what I had found. My tooth is about 6 mm long and about 3 mm wide.
  6. Hello community, A friend of mine recently gifted me this keichousaurus. But as you can see the Preperation is not the cleanest/nicest. Can I as an amateur fix this by myself or make it look cleaner and nicer? I also had the Idea that I maybe could work from the other side with Acid layer by layer. Then I could also be able to see the upper side of the specimen rather than its belly. Or would that not work/ be to risky? Isbthe rock maybe to thin? Can i as an amateur who never worked on a fossil with acid before make that or is it generally not possible?
  7. Hello communtity, So I recently got a keichousaurus as a gift, and due to the fact that therer are a lot of fake specimen out there i was a bit worried if this one is real or not? How can I tell the difference between a real and a fake one? It is also very heavy for its size. What do I have to look out for?
  8. Fossil_teenager

    Best day yet on the creek!

    This is from a two day trip to the same creek. The first trip I found some clues that there may be big teeth here due to the large ray plates I found (the first day was mostly rays so you can tell them apart kinda). I found a few small shark teeth and I called it a day. The next morning, I set out for the creek yet again and I knew I made a good decision because I was going to explore a new place. Sometimes it’s good to explore something uncharted another day. I found a lot of teeth including this beauty that tooth was absolutely flawless and came right out the formation. I found a lot more sh
  9. Douglas Ripsom

    titanoboa vertebra

    It's been nearly two years since last I posted, but I'm back with one of my latest creations, a lifesize replica of a bone from Titanoboa cerrejonensis. The smaller bone next to it is a vertebra from a(n estimated) 10-12-foot anaconda which I used for reference. Enjoy!
  10. Yasmin95

    Turtle?

    Hello Here I have two bones. I think one is an ulna? Maybe turle, but I don't have any experience with turtles. It looks like a juvenil bone, I have the feeling that there should be joints but they are not there (not fused?). The second one I also have no exprience with. The cortical layer is so ridiculusly thin... It is so light and hollow, I don't know with what to compair it. Ulna? measurements: 131x32x18mm Hollow bone measurements: 97x30x20mm Thank you for any information
  11. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    Lets talk... Blezingeria

    First off: happy new year, everyone! Blezingeria ichthyospondylus is an enigmatic marine reptile from the Ladinian-stage Triassic, Upper Muschelkalk of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany, first discovered in Crailsheim. Although various material has been referred to the species through time, its affiliation remains unclear. Initially described as nothosaurian and later as cymbospondylid ichthyosaurian, it has most recently been classed as thalattosaurian. Fossilworks, however, still defines it as cymbospondylid, whereas Muschelkalk.eu classifies it as an Eosuchian. Below is
  12. Hoosierman

    What is it???

    I found this nasty looking fossil in October 2020 and it appears to be the remains of some poor animal. What in the world is this??
  13. DanJeavs

    Ichthyosaur bone block

    After a few months of many acid baths and manual prep, I finished this quality piece off this afternoon. Most likely heavily predated by another marine reptile. There’s verts, neural arches, ribs, teeth and jaw. Probably around 30 hours of prep in total. Finally have an abrasion unit on its way so all that’s left is to finish the matrix. This is my first foray into proper bone prep, only really doing smaller pieces before, and needed a challenge during this lockdown I’m the uk. Pretty happy with how it’s come out.
  14. Rory

    Vertebrae ID please

    Hi, This is my first reptile skeletal find, and I'm absolutely thrilled, especially since I didn't expect to find much at the end of the summer. It's from between staithes and mulgrave. I know they're vertebrae X2, however I'm not sure what exactly. They're also in amongst what could be other bits of bone, the top bit looks like some hard outer exoskeleton (scales/shell?) Although it could equally just be the mudstone concretion. Any ideas?
  15. dhiggi

    Unidentified bone

    I recently bought a bit of a job lot of things online just to get an ichthyosaur tooth for my daughter’s collection. Along with the tooth, an ichthyosaur bone and some acrodus teeth was this. The seller stated that it is from the Rhaetic bone bed in Somerset and is triassic. It looks a lot like the other ichthyosaur bone in the lot, but is anyone able to identify it? Thank you for looking
  16. LA fossils

    hatching egg

  17. fredftw

    Vertebrae from Whitby (UK) area

    Have had these for years but never got them identified! Found on seperate excursions amongst the Jurassic rocks somewhere between Ravenscar and Whitby (don't remember exactly I'm afraid). Thanks so much in advance.
  18. Hello! Wanted to double-check the authenticity on this Hyphalosaurus fossil, or if it's been modified/composited in any way. Also, I know it's subjective but is this a nice enough specimen to consider buying?
  19. Found this piece on a walk near a Triassic outcrop in Pennsylvania, has a pretty exact visual similiarity to the wing rib of a Triassic reptile but is likely just some form of sedimentary trace. It would be great to get some more opinions on this piece to see if its worth holding onto or I would label it to be definitely sedimentary and rid of it, which I feel is the case.
  20. Brandy Cole

    Costal vs. Scute vs. Osteoderm IDs

    Location: Brazos River, near Brookshire, TX Found: Gravel, sand, low water Estimated time: Pleistocene I've been searching through info on scutes, osteoderms, reptile fossils, and types of turtle shell and plastron parts because we seem to have a lot of those in our area, but I'm having a hard time telling the difference. These are my best guesses, and I'm hoping someone can educate me on the differences. FRAG 1--I think this is a large turtle/tortoise scute fragment, but I'm not sure how to tell the difference between neural, costal, central, etc.
  21. LordTrilobite

    Kem Kem Vertebrae ID Thread

    So, lets figure out vertebrae from the Kem Kem beds. As many of you know the Kem Kem beds has a pretty enigmatic palaeo fauna. There is some literature about it, but not a whole lot. Some of it is behind a paywall and much information is pretty scattered. So I got this idea that maybe we could combine our knowledge and information to collectively get a better picture of which bone belongs to which animal, in this case, vertebrae. I know some of you have some fantastic specimens in your collections, if we combine these in this thread we might be able to see some patterns. We probabl
  22. Haravex

    Kem kem id part iv

    The first one is somthing I cant assign to a family, the closest is this example of therizinosaurid
  23. Caallison

    Reptile Vertebra

    Here is a small vertebra I found while at my Proboscidean dig spot. I was able to find that i closely matches a reptile vertebra, but i do not know what kind of reptile based off of size and that is only has 2 wings on the sides and not 4. What do you all think?
  24. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    Mystery bone from the Boulonnais

    Hi all, Back once more with a find from the Boulonnais. This time found between Boulogne-sur-Mer and Wimereux. The geology there is Kimmeridgian marine deposit, and the fossil presented here derives from a block of yellow sandstone with marine inclusions. It was embedded in an enclosure of soft, porous sand, which I hadn't quite expected and is the reason it's currently in the state it is in. I managed to find a rock with a pycnodont fish tooth and some similarly coloured (i.e. white) bone fragments in the area, in comparable yet harder sandstone. So my first impression was so
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