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  1. Stormwater ditch

    So noticed a few weeks ago that the stormwater division was widening and refortifying a drainage ditch in N. Charleston SC. So as you all suggest and I always try to do I got permission to search the area and came up with many Great White and Angustiden teeth as well as many many bones I could not identify. However this thick, what I assume is a rib bone caught my attention being so thick. The ditch is in the Miocene/Pliocene era Im assuming and just wondering if this would be a whale rib or a dugong. Any suggestions would be great.
  2. Rib Fossil

    I found this in grey clay. Thoughts on species?
  3. Supposed Triceratops rib head

    Hey guys! Mom bought me a lot of fossils for my birthday. Everything else was straightforward but this one puzzled me a bit. It was listed as a triceratops rib head bone. The seller stated it was purchased at an estate sale unprepared. The sale he bought it from said it was found in South Dakota, formation not given. Seller says he prepped it himself after buying and left the bottom unprepared. Measures 12 in by 6 in. Does this indeed appear to be a rib head?
  4. In these two threads I mainly present finished prep results of the fossils I found in a quarry near Zwingelhausen: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/83796-maybe-a-new-emphasis/ http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/84219-some-more-bones-and-teeth/ But one of the reason why I currently hunt more in Zwingelhausen is that I can prep the fossils from Zwingelhausen with my new engraving pen (HW-10). Its somehow easier than prepping for example bones from Holzmaden, because there is a better sparation layer between the stone and the fossils. All fossils come from the triassic (Bonebed). At first this 5 cm long vertebra: You can only see the cross section: After 20 minutes of preparing: And the for now finished piece: I prepped it only from one site and didnt glue both sites together until now ... The second one I want to show is a rib fragment from Zwingelhausen: It was broken in three parts and was very difficult to prep. At first I began to prep from the other side but there the separation layer. Because of that there is this hole in the stone to ome to the other side of the fossil. Here is the finished prep work: (After three hours ...) I know that I am not very good in prepping fossils but I hope that I will learn much more in the future and that I become better and better !
  5. Some more bones and teeth !

    Last Sunday I was in the quarry Zwingelhausen and I found again some Triassic stuff ! I only searched in the "Bonebed", where you can find many bones but they are often damaged and worn. In this topic I already presented the quarry and some of my finds from there: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/83796-maybe-a-new-emphasis/ Here is a picture of the quarry: This time I found some nice ribs ... For example, this one: It's about 15 cm long and it was very difficult almost impossible to excavate it, because the stone is really hard and the fossil is very fragile ! I will post my finished "prep" (or better gluing) work in the next days Here is another small (5 cm long) rib fragment. It was fun to prep this one so although it's not nice or a complete piece I decided to post this one: The next one is a very nice vertebra: Unprepped: This job wasnt that hard because the separation layer between the stone and the fossil is distinctive and the fossil was already exposed mostly ! The vert is about 4 cm long: I think that most of my bones are Nothosaurus bones ... And the last one for today is this Acrodus tooth: They are very common but this one is big with a length of 1.2 cm and the preservation is very good in my eyes ! I will continue this topic in the next days ... Thanks for watching ! Hope you enjoyed
  6. Rib?

    So, I have a curiosity. I have been, as you may already know, preparing a pair of Edmontosaurus ribs that I obtained, (original location presently unknown, but I can find out.) As I have been piecing the bits together, I have found that I have a third piece that I have reassembled that does not match either rib, nor does it match the material of either rib, but I have been assured they were found in association. It definitely seems like it could be another rib, but I'm not convinced it's from the same critter, or even type of critter. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
  7. Edmontosaurus rib(s) prep

    So I've been working on what I thought originally was 1 Edmontosaurus rib. It has since turned out to be what appears to be an opposing pair of ribs. I thought I would share some of my photos as I go. Please be kind to me, as this is my first vertebrate prep work. Photo I took upon arrival. First rib, top 1/2 complete Top 1/2 with a seemingly extraneous tip, or other unrelated bone. (Not sure.) Working on the head end of the 2nd rib: Matching the other remaining unprepped halves
  8. Is this a rib bone?

    Hey guys! Found this on my property again. (Menlo Park, CA) I no longer assume anything haha but I think this is a bone, possibly a rib? It is slightly over 3 inches long, and 1 inch wide If it is, is there anyway to tell what it's from, or at least generally speaking? or how old it might be? Like within the past 100 years? ? I really have no idea about these things... As always thanks for your help and patience with a newb!
  9. Inoceramus?

    I found this shell piece (rock canyon anticline) with different interior and exterior rib patterns. Approximately two by three inches. Any ideas?
  10. Unidentified bone

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 10 cm long unidentified bone from the lower Jurassic from Holzmaden. I think that its a part of a rib, but I am not sure.
  11. Large Mammal Rib

    Excellent day to hunt. It is warm and going to get colder over the next few days. We are finding small shark teeth and a lot of mammal materials. Up comes this rib.. at the base , it is 4.5 inches in circumference and half moon in shape, Flat on one side, curved on the other. This rib says something about the mammal, much larger than human, much smaller than mammoth or mastodon, etc.. There are only so many choices in the Peace River.. What mammal has a rib like this?
  12. Late Cretaceous Small rib

    We found this little fragmented rib during our last fossil hunting trip. We were lucky to find most of the pieces eroding from the Badlands. We usually come across lots of hadrosaur ribs and this one looks totally different, not just in size, but also in shape. The cross-section near the bend in the rib is more square then the usual oval. Late Cretaceous Alberta, Dinosaur Park formation. Thanks
  13. so bought yet another rib from them Berber's of morocco, this one is different to the other two i have in that it is fatter, and has different feel to it, was also found completely in red sandstone not the usual conglomerate mix of clay and silts, just working with an engraving tool and gently removing the hard matrix around it. opinions on how my work is going would be appreciated
  14. Dinosaur Rib???

    Hey, I'm back in the forum!!! This summer I bought a fossil in Mexico, it looks like a rib. It was found in Cerralvo, Mexico. The geology of the area is Late Creataceous to Eocene. It is definitely a fossilized bone. My questions are what bone is it, and from what animal could it had been? The location where it was found Another pic...
  15. Big rib (?) piece

    Hi all, Here is a piece of bone, and I think it's part of a big rib (this being the part connecting the rib to the spinal column). It comes from the Zandmotor (NL), which is known for its numerous remains of mammal fossils from the late Pleistocene (40'000 years ago) (mammoth, cave lion, jaguar, dire wolf, woolly rhino, etc). Anyone know from what animal it might have come from? Thanks in advance, Max
  16. Partial rib

    From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    A small piece of what would have been a rib of a big mammal.
  17. Please help with several bones

    Dear Guys, I recently found some bones that are difficult to me to identify- possible mammoth rib proximal end, rhino zugoma and unidentified radius bone in Late Pleistocene sand layers of Varena Town, South Lithuania (it is Eastern Europe). The width of mammoth rib proximal end is 6,2 cm in the articular part, the bone layer in the cross section is massive. The length of possible rhino zygomatic bone is 5,6 cm and it has specific texture in the skull surface near eye. It is also massive and I see that thickness of bone is about 1,5 cm. The partial radius is 10,2 cm length and 3 cm width in the lower articular part. Any idea what this should be? Best Regards Domas
  18. My Display Overview

    Hello there paleontologists, fossil enthusiast, and everything in between. If you couldn't tell this is the first content I've ever made on the fossil forum so please excuse errors and, or inexperience I apologize in advance. Here is my collection of display fossils as well as modern bones keep in mind this is purely what I have on display I keep the vast majority of fossils I posses in storage with lots of support such as bubble rap and various other materials to ensure complete security of precious peeks into our planet's history. If you have any questions or comments feel free to ask as you please. These are all authentic fossils 2 have been directly seen by a professional (Ursus sp. & Unidentified Dinosaur Cretaceous Rib) The Dactylioceras sp. is very clearly a real specimen however there was no authority on it's authenticity the two Hadrosaur fragments are authentic as well one purchased with it's card of authenticity by D.J Parsons and the other was purchased from the very same hunter whom discovered the Cretaceous rib section. (Note: individual specimen content will be released in time)
  19. Morrison Formation Rib

    A few weeks back while digging in Colorado I found an articulated rib in the Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison Formation. (I think it's a rib) It broke a few time while extracting it but I prepped it and kept the fossil pretty raw. Very little restoration, only gap fills to stabalize. The fossil is about 22" long and has a weird attachment at the end, if I didn't extract it like that I wouldn't think they connect. Just looking for what kind of dinosaur it's from, I'm not an expert on ribs. I think it's from a sauropod but not sure.
  20. ID: Modern bones

    Hi all, I found these (modern) bones on one of the beaches of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). All three bones were found about 3-5 m apart, so there is a chance that they come from the same animal. We have a rib, a vertebrae, and a jaw (missing the teeth). Anyone have a clue on the ID? Thanks in advance, Max
  21. Kem Kem Dinosaur Rib?

    Hi there, I bought this nice dinosaur bone from the Kem Kem basin in Morocco. Just wondering if a rough ID is possible? The seller said it looked like a rib bone but wasn't sure. Is it a theropod or crocodylomorph? It's had some repairs done to it; few gaps filled here and there. All suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you!
  22. Mammal rib piece

    From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    A piece of mammal rib found on the Zandmotor. Unidentified, and probably unidentifiable, but it's from a medium-sized mammal (hyena, wild boar, small deer???).
  23. Dugong rib predation marks?

    I noticed that fossil dugong rib bones from Florida often have boring worm holes in them, though these are not predators per se, and have heard that shark marks can be found. Any other kinds of marks I should look out for? How common is it to find shark bite marks on the ribs?
  24. Isle Of Wight UK Dinosaur Rib?

    Hello Was hoping someone could help with an ID on something recently found on the Isle of Wight. It was actually found by my brother, as I had gone back to the hotel for a nap! I assume it's got to be a rib? The area is early cretaceous. I can't remember exactly where he said it was found, but it was definitely from the Wessex formation. Grange chine- chilton chine area. Most dinosaur finds from here are Iguanodon. Would this be too big for crocodile? Thanks in advance for any help identifying. Henry