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  1. What is this?

    Hello, Could just be a rock...but it sure has some interesting features.
  2. Cast Fossil of a skull.

    Hello, I recently found an extremely suggestive rock that mirrors a skull with a round object fused to it's jaw. I took it to a geologist from University of Georgia, Dr. Garrison. He estimated that it was approximately 250 million years old. He also said that it was a cast of a creature that died in sediment. The sediment filled in the organic parts and created a cast. Definition of cast fossils: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/paleo/fossilsarchive/casmol.html I will attach some photos. Also, Here is the direct link to a YouTube video of it: https://youtu.be/01M7u7E84Dw I really appreciate your time.
  3. I got back from the MAPS fossil show and here's what I found. The Pleistocene gopher skull was my big find and I was able to add a lot to my Florida fossil seashell collection. The fossil hunters I got the gopher skull from also had a complete Dire Wolf skull (no I didn't take pics) as well as other Ice Age fossils they found in Iowa and Nebraska. I also found a fossil deer antler covered in rodent gnaw marks made over 10,000 years ago (goes with my Ice Age gopher skull). Attending fossil shows like MAPS gives the collector the opportunity to add something to their collection that they cant field collect themselves. Thanks, Mikeymig
  4. ID on early hominid skull

    i need help on identifying this early hominid skull including the species and notable name that i saw and took of in a skeleton museum in orlando florida?
  5. skull replicas

    I did a photo shoot with my Nanotyrannus and Velociraptor skull replicas lastnight. Here are some of my favourites...
  6. found this on a spoil pile, dirt layer above soft limestone which sits above shale. Not from the area (Allen,Texas) so I don't know the period etc.
  7. Again in an own thread because I couldn´t add tags to old thread New print from the same source as this https://3d.si.edu/model/fullscreen/p1b-1474716020541-1478115462584-0 Odobenocetops! I planned to reconstruct all missing parts but stoped after the tusks because anything postcranial would become even more speculative than the missing skullparts. I´ll leave it as a fossil replica rather than a recontruction. Painting will follow.
  8. Our favorite auction sight has a Spinosaurus aegypticus skull listed from a seller in France. The seller lists it as being "real" and "70% complete." I was under the impression that there have been no complete spino skulls found? If you go onto the sellers regular website he also has a full spino skeleton that he says is the most complete specimen ever found.
  9. New vertebrate fossil. without head

    hi friends . i found a vertebrate for somthing but I cant identify ... but somone take her head .
  10. Oreodont Stand

    I've been working on a stand for the Oreodont skull I picked up at the Tucson Fossil Show. This one is an "antique" fossil that was dug back in the 1920s. I wanted a simple stand with a wooden base and a way to raise the skull up off the stand. I also wanted the mount to be as unobtrusive as possible so I didn't have wires sticking out all over the place. And I didn't want to damage the skull in any way. After trying several approaches I settled on this one using some red oak I had left over after building my fossil storage cabinet and some brass wire and bar I picked up at the local OSH hardware store for a few dollars. Here's what the finished stand looks like (I still need to make the final label): Here's what the stand looks like with the skull removed. The wires are formed so that the skull is held in place without slipping while still allowing it to be easily removed. I soldered them in place using Sn96 solder, a low-temperature solder that is reasonably strong. I'm sure you could also use epoxy. The vertical posts are brass tubing. I machined plugs to hold the bar to the posts and soldered everything together. Again, you could use epoxy. Looking from the underside, here's an overall view of how everything fits: And here's what the underside looks like from the front. The wires supporting the palate also prevent the skull from rotating or sliding around on its own. I also decided to use some museum wax to further secure it. End result is a stand that does a good job of holding the skull while still allowing it to be easily removed, looks reasonably nice, and should be stable enough to survive our typical California earthquakes.
  11. Hi everybody, I've seen this mosasaur skull... it has been classified like Eremiasaurus heterodontus from morocco . 750 x 380 mm. What do you think? Thanks
  12. Oreodont skull

    Hi I have not been here for a while and was wondering what to look for in a good oreodont skull. Some of the ones I have seen seem to be all plaster? Not sure but any advice would be helpful.
  13. Young Spinosaurus Quadrate

    Skull bone of a young Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, partial left quadrate. Has some prep damage.
  14. Spinosaurus Quadrate & Quadratojugal

    Skull bones of an adult Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, consists of a right quadrate and partial quadratojugal. There is some slight lateral crushing, otherwise the bone is in wonderful condition. The quadratojugal is slightly out of place and jammed into the quadrate anteriorly.
  15. Bone Identification

    I found these bones in Wilbur Oregon , while blackberry picking . i found bones sticking out of the ground. two bone sites about ten ft apart , they look like bison but i am really confused about the skull. can anyone identify these ? i would like to sell them. i have many bones from the site.
  16. Firstly, my apologies if I am posting this in the wrong section of the website. I had a lovely morning searching down at Cooden Beach, Sussex uk. Very cold, very early start, setting off in the dark at 6am to get there for sunrise. After 3 hours of fruitless searching, and ready to give up, I came across this hybodus shark skull, showing the first few vertebrae. Cartilage doesn’t fossilise too well here, so looks a bit messy. As pleased as I am with it, I can’t help thinking the remaining section of the nodule was hiding nearby, but I just couldn’t find it. I’ll head back over there in a few weeks and look for the rest of it! If anyone finds it before me please get in contact and I’ll make an offer! thanks Henry
  17. Possible Dino egg?

    I found this years ago, and I just pulled this out of my closet... Any ideas on whether this is a coincidence or actually a Dino egg? And what type?? Thanks!
  18. Chunkosaur or fossil skull?

    Found this fossil which the seller is claiming to be a chunk of skull from kem kem. Is it to far gone to be identified?
  19. Crocodilian skull

    I've been seeing a few of these fossils on an auction site. They are all saying that they are part of the skull, probably the top. Is this true?
  20. Hiya - I'm wondering if anyone can help me fill in the missing areas of my ichthyosaur sculpt? It's an attempt at an ichthyosaurus breviceps skull but I just can't find any photos / diagrams that give me the information / confidence to complete the back. Any help would be really appreciated! many thanks!
  21. Hello, I just joined the Forum. I bought this at a Sunday Market years ago for $5... I'm thinking it could possibly be a genuine fossil, ... it it very heavy, like its was made from bronze, and the teeth have such detail. And if fake, why would someone go to all this trouble for $5? Do you have any ideas what it is? Thanks for any help you can provide.
  22. Mosasaur Skull/Mosasaur Jaw ID

    I was able to attend the Tucson show over the weekend, and as always, found some goodies I could afford. Both of these are from Morocco, and both are still quite a mess, unfortunately. The partial skull has had some filling on the teeth, but I know that's usually the standard procedure before selling, and I understand that. I'd love to have both of them prepared and have an identification tag for them if possible. I know they can be notoriously difficult to identify at times, but I thought it'd be worth a try!
  23. Kem Kem question

    Why are so many teeth coming out of Morocco but skull material rare making identification of teeth nigh on impossible to species level? What holotypes exist? I can’t believe it’s just down to bone preservation as bone material is found, Olof’s album for example shows I get that many of the Moroccan diggers are trying to earn a wage and teeth are popular with little prep work needed so a good turnover but there are professional palaeontologists out there too. @Troodon @Tidgy's Dad @LordTrilobite
  24. Hi, There is this turtle skull for sale that is from the Kem Kem and i wanted to see if this is real (or if it has restoration work done on it) since this is the first turtle skull i have seen out of the Kem Kem. Thanks :).
  25. Hello everyone, this is not a fossil but since there is so much knowledge in this forum I thought I'd ask here first. Please delete or move if not appropriate for the Fossil ID section. This is a modern skull. The size puzzles me as well as the dental not quite a house cat. Bob cat? Other ideas? It is tiny!! Scale in inches. Found in North Texas, near to a Coyote remains. Lot of wildlife, including bob cats, raccoons. Any way to tell what this is exactly? Thanks in advance!