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  1. I'm not to sure if is the right part of the forum to be asking this but is anyone or would anyone know any experts/specialists that have a focus in Triassic Reptile/Amphibian Remains? Can even be a recomendation of an email address for a specific paleontologist I would be able to contact in regard to discussing a specimen directly and privately.
  2. Hello! Long story short, my fossil collection perished in a house fire when I was a kid. I realized a few years ago that I was a Real Adult™ who didn't have to ask for parental permission to buy stuff and could rebuild what I'd lost, so after acquiring my first piece of amber – a big fat spider in Dominican Amber – I was hooked. Researching and buying fossils has been so fun and informative; I've been burned a few times with fakes, I've celebrated rarities, and I love having a little museum in my apartment. This past weekend I did the Museum of Natural History Sleepover in NYC and had a blast talking to an expert in the dinosaur wing, something I couldn't have done without this forum and a total crush on fossil trading, learning along the way. My current stash is focused mainly on claws, teeth, bones, plates, and anything encased in amber. Here's my main collection, with detailed photos and labeled descriptions to follow. Also, if anyone has further identification, feel free to chime in. You're the experts. Detailed pics and labels to come.
  3. mosasaurmaastrichtian_fox_hills_fmwiswesterninterior_seawayusahe_synonymy_of_mosasaurus_maximus_with_mosasaurus_hoffmanni_reptilia_mosasauridae.pdf A mosasaur from the Maastrichtian Fox Hills Formationof the northern Western Interior Seaway of the United Statesand the synonymy of Mosasaurus maximus with Mosasaurus hoffmanni (Reptilia: Mosasauridae) Netherlands Journal of Geosciences —– Geologie en Mijnbouw | 94 – 1 | 23-37 | 2015
  4. I bought a new old cabinet last winter and spent several months filling it with newly labeled specimens, most of them now stored in jewelry boxes. I took photos of it to show Tim, Fossildude19 and he suggested I post them in the Members Collections section. I followed his suggestion. The collection started in 2011 with a few fossil purchases off a well known public auction site. By the early spring of 2012 I was collecting in the field and the vast majority of my collection was self collected in that manner from sites, primarily in the Northeast and Ohio Valley as well as ones collected on trips to Texas, Germany and out west. There are also some gift specimens that I own thanks to the generosity of a number of friends, most of whom are on the Forum. The top of the cabinet is occupied by miscellaneous specimens, some that wouldn't fit in the drawers, some slated to be in a glass display case I hope to eventually get, and my collection of fossils found in New Jersey just above the Iridium Layer.
  5. On Sunday I took a trip to the Natural History Museum in London. I queued up before it opened at 10am and even before then there was a long queue. I have not visited this museum since I was a child and spent an entire day there (10am to 4.30pm - a long time). I was surprised as it is a lot bigger than I remembered and there was so much to see. This place has the most wonderful things and is an incredible place to learn. The museum showcases a Baryonyx, Sophie the Stegosaurus (the world's most complete Stegosaurus) and more! The moving Trex and Deinonychus are also really realistic in the way they move. If you like your dinosaur teeth, the Megalosaurus and Daspletosaurus teeth are out of this world! There is something for everyone in this museum and I would highly recommend that you visit here if you have not already! A lot of the dinosaur specimens are casts taken from other museums but they are still cool to look at. I had taken the photos on my SLR and due to the size of the photos I had to reduce the quality of them to be able to post on the forum which is unfortunate but it's the only way otherwise the photos would take a really long time to load. There are more non-dinosaur related photos that I will be posting at some point later on but may take me some time to pick out. Enjoy the photos from this section of the museum! Blue Zone Dinosaurs (has a mix of some photos of crocs too)
  6. Hello, I have been recently shopping around for fossil books that are more image heavy to look around at on my downtime, the few I have so far seem to be generally focused on all fossils and contain hardly any fossil vertebrates from the mesozoic or tertiary periods. Thus I am on the look out for any books that would be good fits, there was one I cannot remember the name for the life of me that I think is a large recent book that I've seen in B&N that goes over all time periods in full color with fossil photos/creature images, if anyone knows maybe which one that could be I was definitely on the lookout for it but any recommendations are awesome.
  7. I created this topic for anyone who wants an opinion from others on a potential purchase. Not regarding if the price right, because that’s totally up to you...I’m more concerned about quality, rarity, etc. Post here if you’re on the fence about anything. To kick it off, I’m gonna share what I came across....I’m not sure on the availability on such things like dino eggs meaning, “do I wait or purchase?” I know there are fakes, and I know the quality comes in all ranges...the detail in this particular shell is interesting.... question is, would you hold off and wait for something better, or would you purchase this bit of shell? Not crazy expensive anyway. A magnified Titanosaur argentinosaurus eggshell x4. I sent the seller more specific questions.
  8. From the album Cretaceous

    Mosasaur vertebrae (weathered) Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Mattewan Group Ramanessin Brook Holmdel, New Jersey
  9. Reptile Bone Fragment from Big Brook, N.J.

    From the album Cretaceous

    Reptile Bone Fragment Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Mattewan Group Big Brook Colts Neck, New Jersey Isolated bone fragments found in the streams of Monmouth County, New Jersey are generally attributed to marine reptiles, usually sea turtles.
  10. hereyougo,about 5,5 Mb GG is wellkown for his ichnological work,of course(as fig.56 will tell you),he and Demathieu,Sciau(and some others) continuing where Ellenberger left off stratigraphic coverage:Carboniferous to quaternary
  11. Hollow Reptile Egg Fossil

    Hey guys! I'm curious about this egg fossil I've got here – it's been preserved with its hollow shell intact and sort of crystalized. I know there are loads of these eggs out there, but I've never seen one like this before so I'm wondering how unusual it really is. The other egg seems to be solid when held under a bright light. Here's what I know about it: – Ophidienovum sp – From a snake, I think – Tertiary/Miocene – From Mainz, Germany – Eggs are 2cm long Would love to hear your input!
  12. Mosasaurs, Morocco, Ouled Abdoun

    From the album Dinosaurs and Reptiles

    A - Halisaurus arambourgi B - Halisaurus sp.? C - "Platecarpus ptychodon" D - Mosasaurus beaugei E - Eremiasaurus heterodontus F,G,H - Prognathodon giganteus
  13. Nothosaurus mirabilis, France, Muschelkalk fm

    From the album Dinosaurs and Reptiles

    Middle Triassic, Length 0.6 cm.
  14. Plesiosaur

    From the album Albian vertebrates of Ukraine

    Elasmosaurid (?) tooth
  15. Hi everyone! I am really interested in collecting vertebrate fossils. I have a lot of things to offer: - vertebrate fossils from Eocene of Kyiv, Ukraine and Albian-Cenomanian of Ukraine and Russia (various species of shark teeth, bony fish teeth, turtle shell fragments) - Pleistocene mammal, fish and turtle bones from Kyiv, Ukraine (unfortunately, I am not very good at identifying mammal species, but I have a large selection; mostly rodents or other small mammals, I have larger bones, but they are less complete) - crabs from Kyiv Eocene (Eocarpilius (?), up to 4 cm, not perfect, but with almost completely preserved caparaces and some appendages) - Silurian invertebrates from Podolia, Ukraine (mostly corals and small brachiopods) - also some small Devonian placoderms from Podolia, Ukraine (Kujdanowiaspis) - various Ukrainian and Russian ammonites and orthocerid or endocerid nautiloids - a lot of Miocene and Pliocene molluscs from Ukraine - some Carboniferous plants from eastern Ukraine - some random things, ask me if you are interested in something else In return, I am mostly interested in Paleozoic to Cretaceous shark and reptile fossils (both bones and teeth), especially in specimens from rare locations (especially Australia, don't have any vertebrates from there, and any Permian/Triassic vertebrates or dinosaurs/pterosaurs/marine reptiles from other periods). PM me if you are interested, please. I will send you the pictures of specimens you are most interested in. I also accept sales instead of trades. Here is an example of some Eocene fossils from Kyiv I have for trade (here are various sandsharks, Isurolamna, goblin Anomotodon, turtles, Carcharocles, Notorynchus, makos, Jaeckelotodus, Striatolamia, rays, chimaeras, bony fish, Physogaleus). I have much more specimens available, this is just an example.
  16. Turtle

    From the album Eocene vertebrates of Ukraine

    3 associated turtle scutes
  17. Cretaceous bone

    Recently I purchased a collection of shark teeth from Big Brook, NJ. This specimen came with it. I think it is a reptile humerus, however, it doesn't look like turtle/crocodile bones. I have no idea who it may come from - mammal/lizard/dinosaur? Sorry for the image quality.
  18. NSW "micro mammal" ID guide

    Hello! This is an attempt at helping ID a few small marsupials, rodents, bats and reptiles from Kempsey in central NSW Australia. Note: Some of these animals may not be found in the area anymore as the deposits they were found in are from 2 mya - 15 thousand years. If you would like any more info on the site or the fossils feel free to ask. I will be posting them in rounds of whatever I feel like And also sorry about the bad pictures. Please let me know if you would like me to re-take them. 1. Ghost Bat (Macroderma gigas) Extinct where these fossils were found (Right lower jaw and upper canine) 2. Other micro bats ( Partial skull, lower jaw w/ 2nd and 3rd lower molars, one isolated molar in jaw) 3. Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps) right and left maxilla (non associated)
  19. favorite mosasaurs

    what is your favorite mosasaur and do you have a fossil or fossils of this mosasaur? im curiose mine is well quite ovious really mines prognathodon saturator and i do have fossil teeth of prognathodon not sure if they are saturator but i have teeth of my favorite mosasaur
  20. bone to pick

    Tags say it all. Intriguing,to say the least http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/asset?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0119083.PDF
  21. dinosaur pathologies

    from RSL: annepatholdinosau160222.full.pdf
  22. My collection

    Hello to everyone. I'm from Ukraine and here are some of my fossils. Description Ichthyosaur’s tooth (Platypterygius or Pervushovisaurus). Additional Information Continent: Europe Country: Ukraine Region: Donetsk region Era: Mesozoic Period: Cenomanian Age: 100.5 ± 0.4 million years
  23. So i recently made my fossil display look a bit nicer, and here´s the result, i took inspiration from some of the displays here on the forum (even if mine isn´t nearly as good or creative as some i have seen here), anyways, here it is: Also, the text in it is all in Swedish, which is pretty obvious considering i live in Sweden. So here´s an exterior view: Atop of it sits a cast of a Nedoceratops skull, i don´t think i have seen many casts of this species (for some reason, the "casters" decided to be a little artistic and made the 2 holes in the frill into 4 holes, i still wonder why): Here´s the "Dinosaur" shelf (expect this one to get more full as time progresses): Here´s the "Reptiles and Sharks" shelf, i know that there´s empty space on this one, mainly due to me not having too many shark and reptile fossils, maybe i´ll get my hands on something Pterosaurian or Plesiosaurian... And the final shelf, with Invertibrates, all my bought ones aswell as my "best" self-found ones:
  24. Hunting For Fossil Literature

    A typical Post on the Fossil Forum begins... "where can I find a book on (fill in the blank)? This is a very good way to BEGIN your search, but the Fossil Forum is a very diversified "collection of individuals". Members' interests may be focused or wide... but it is impossible to comprehend the large numbers of very significant references that are... as hard to find as the fossils anyone seeks! My approach to finding anything in PRINT, which is quickly being replaced with CD, Digitized or Pdf files. There are numerous sites to "search" for the topic you have an interest. The larger the book site, the more diversified the selection. Ebay: www.ebay.com Amazon www.amazon.com ABE Books www.abebooks.com State and Government geological websites Google Search www.google.com Institutional websites (Carnegie, Chicago Museum, Smithsonian, American Museum, etc., etc, etc.) Some organizations specialize: One for Foraminifera might contain 125 feet of hard bound books and going strong for the Petroleum industry. Saber Toothed Cats... maybe three feet of publications, if you are lucky. Geological Society of London, mostly Great Britain. Geological Surveys: example- United State Geological Survey for mostly USA subjects and some International work. You can also search Meddelelser om Gronland (printed in Denmark in English) for Devonian armored fish. Every country has a Geological Survey... or had at one time. Russian and Chinese geology had been only available in Russian or Chinese text. Today the Chinese also have English texts. So if you speak German... search in German. France... French. Many languages print theirs in English. Almost ALL Spanish speaking countries print in Spanish text... only. So the literature is diverse, you will learn HOW TO SEARCH various countries. Israel... mostly English text. The United States Geological Survey has a library in Denver, Colorado. The main floor is thousands of square feet and this is "some" of the material available to browse. They maintain material from all countries, institutions and whatever else might be of importance to geologists. If you have a USGS library in your area, visit it, browse the isles. It is overwhelming! Associations, Society and Institutional publications: Geological Society of America, Palaeontological Society of London, Geographical Society of America, Journal of Paleontology (Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists and the Paleontological Society), Palaeontology (the Palaeontological Association- London), Palaeo- Geography, Climatology, Ecology (An International Journal for the Geo-Sciences), Lethia and International Journal of Palaeontology and Stratigraphy (Norway), Japanese Journal of Geology and Geography (National Research Council of Japan), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (Journal of the Geochemical Society- mostly Meteorites and Cosmic subjects) and.... on and on. Remember, British Palaeontology and American Paleontology are spelled with the "ae" and "e", so you sometimes must keep that in mind. The Hunt for information that you want: If you thought that someone knows WHAT book or short paper you really need for yourself... this is just the beginning of your search for knowledge. The more technical the subject matter, the shorter the publication! Some organizations specialize. A group that prints papers on Trilobites, will not have mammals. Crinoids will not be found in a book on Ammonites. IF, you want specialized information. Beginner books or Introductory to.... books: The more general a book, the less useful it will be to you once you have some experience. BUT, they sell more copies as many beginning collectors need a very general book. These are easily found at book shops or advertised for sale in hobby magazines... Rocks and Minerals, Gems and Minerals, Earth Science. The must be general to sell well. The more specific a book, the fewer copies that are printed. First Edition, Second Edition.... Twentieth Edition: Some beginner books are so poorly written, many mistakes are made in identifying a fossil, can be misleading and are often subject to revisions in... future editions. Some are offered in new editions as they correct the text and expand into other areas and provide more information. The First Edition of a general fossil book can also be in the Tenth Edition. You would want as late an Edition you can find. If you know there ARE later editions. They may cost more, but these are corrected and updated each time they are printed... BUT.... Edition and PRINTING are not the same. A new Edition is updated and corrected. A Third Printing is exactly that... the same book but reprinted once it is sold out and there is a demand for more copies. One exception to the first, second, third and fourth Printings would be Index Fossils of North America. They are all the same, unless I missed something. The first printing in 1944 is the same as the Eighth Printing of 1965 and so on. When it goes to the Second EDITION, then take notice it has been updated and any corrections made. **************** This is just a beginning. I have just scratched the surface but you now have the ability to seek and find a technical book that will be current for a life time. A mid 1800's technical volume might have been updated since then, since interpretations change and new discoveries change the geology and science. But, the first recognized identifications have priority to names... unless competing names exist at the same time and one is MORE correct than the other. Cope and Marsh come to mind in Western USA Dinosaurs and Mammals... but I wander. As time permits and if anyone has ANY interest in this Topic... I would be happy to explore those obscure papers that would add to your knowledge of your special interest(s).