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Found 11 results

  1. Spikes or Scutes

    Found several, 25-30 of these yesterday. Seem more like spikes to me. Can anyone confirm if they are from an Ankylosaur?
  2. here Sana KHEMIRI Sana, François J.Meunier , Michel LAURIN,Louise ZYLBERBERG Morphology and structure of the scales in the Gadiformes (Actinopterygii: Teleostei: Paracanthopterygii) and a comparison to the elasmoid scales of other Teleostei Cah. Biol. Mar. (2001) 42 : 345 - 362 DOI: 10.21411/CBM.A.FBAB4704 about 22 Mb CONTAINS cladograms (no pictorial outtakes possible,BTW,alas) When reputable vertebrate histologists get together,this is what you get
  3. Cretaceous fossils from Alabama

    These are some of the fossils I found a couple of weeks back . Wonder if anyone knows what the last tooth is ?
  4. So the river flooded last week leaving a treasure on the banks!
  5. Hello everyone, I am in desperate need of help with a huge debate I have been having with a friend over fossils preserved in ironstone concretions. From some of what I had read to some advice from other members I it possible to find vertebrate bone among shells and other mollusks preserved in an ironstone concretion. Whether it leaves a trace of the organism, morphs the organic material into the structure of the iron concretion through the decomposition with preserving, or whatever else it may be it seems to be possible. So recently I have hunted a place known to have recorded marine cretaceous shell and other mollusk found in ironstone concretion as well as cretaceous plants in shale, it seems like not to vast of enough study has been done there only from what I know, but since no vertebrate material had yet been discovered there though there can maybe be the possibility. I found these two particularly distinct pieces in iron concretions that exactly mimic the scute structure of soft shell turtle and croc in my opinion, I know how iron concretions are famous for leaving psuedofossils and such but these two pieces look way to exact and since its possible for shells and mollusks to preserve why not scutes? So I am here looking to end this debate, I'm looking for your opinion, can these be labeled as fossils, traces, etc? Or are these among some of the world's best iron concretions and nothing more. Your input especially if you are very experience in this subject would be tremendously appreciated.
  6. Hello I present an interesting question that I'm not to confident to answer myself and am seeking help from the more knowledgeable. Since it seems like (from what I had seen) iron concretions can at rare times preserve certain fossils or traces in one way or another such as molluscs, brachopods, and such. Due to this would it be possible for material such as turtle shell scutes or maybe even croc scutes to turn up in such concretions in one way or another? (the pics are just snipets of general info that I came across online)
  7. Hello everyone, I would first like to preface my post with thanking three members who replied to many emails with advice and insight into my past week hunting the Peace River in Florida, @shellseeker (jack), @digit (ken), and @Sacha (john). A very big thanks to John for allowing me to join him on 2 separate days and honestly, really show me how to harvest fossils the correct way. I wouldn't have 3/4 of the fossils I collected without his assistance. That being said, I was able to find my first megs, some horse material, Scutes, tons of awesome hemis, and a few other odds and ends. There were a couple of pieces I wanted ask about on the forum. I'll start with what John and I leaned towards being whale teeth and go from there...note the striations.
  8. Hi Everyone! This is my first post and my first time taking pictures of fossils for help with ID's. I promise I will get better! About these fossils: These bone fragments and scutes were found west of Houston, TX, along the Brazos River (Fort Bend and Waller Counties). All of these specimens were found loose, on several different gravel bars. From the preliminary research I have done already, it looks like they are all Pleistocene in age. Please correct me if I'm wrong. This is what I think so far... Specimens 1 and 2: Alligator scutes from the Pleistocene Specimens 3 and 4: Soft shell turtle scutes from the Pleistocene Specimen 5: Unknown Specimens 6, 7, and 8: They look like leg bone fragments from Pleistocene mammals, but that's about all I know. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Also, any input you can provide on how to take better pictures would be very helpful.
  9. Turtle

    From the album Eocene vertebrates of Ukraine

    3 associated turtle scutes
  10. Turtle scutes

    From the album Weekend at Peace River, Florida and surrounding areas

    I was digging in the Peace River area of Florida and found several examples of my favorite turtle scute, the ones that run down the middle of the back. Fourteen scutes was quite a haul for me (the 14th scute was small and I missed it when setting up the photo and though they don't have the dark gloss that comes with many fossils from the Peace River proper, the mix of interesting colors makes up for it. I believe the lower left scute is from the middle front or back of the the top shell. Pleistocene epoch.
  11. Giant armadillo scutes

    From the album Weekend at Peace River, Florida and surrounding areas

    I am still learning about the various types of Ice Age armored mega fauna represented in Florida's Peace River fossil deposits. I found these 4 scutes this weekend. The scute on the left measures 2" x 1.25" x .5"
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