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Found 352 results

  1. Iowa river finds

    To me this skull looks canine, but not quite sure. Please have a look and let me know what you think?
  2. Need help with ID please...

    I’m in the twilight zone apparently...I know how ridiculous this seems, but the only thing I can find that remotely seems to match this thing for size and shape is titanaboa. I’m open to other suggestions. This was in my back yard in Fort Worth, Texas...relatively shallow - about a foot to the top of it. We are in a rocky area and are within 30 ft of the highest elevation in the county, about 150 ft above the average for the city. I can’t find a tape measure to put next to it, but measured with my iPhone and it’s 29” long, 13” wide, and about 9” at the highest point. Seems to weigh in the 80-100 lb range. It looks like were other At least 2 other snakes on top of it that you can make out on the top left of it, but pieces of them have broken off as well as some of the main specimen. The underbelly is in excellent condition...it seems clearly show “snakeskin”. It wouldn’t let me attach more pictures, but on the back you can clearly see vertebrae at almost the center position and what seems to be some other type of nerve endings above that. There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands of pieces in the immediate area from ground level down ranging from quarter sized up to basketball sized with most between golf ball and baseball. I’ve been digging slowly for 3 days with no end in sight. Many of them are hard to specifically identify but seem to almost all meet criteria for fossil and not rock. Please help...
  3. small skull or jaw bone?

    Im having trouble ID'ing what I believe to be a small skull or jaw bone. it was found in a river bed known to be a popular fossil site. it's a about the size of a strawberry.
  4. Hello all! Any insight on this unidentified fossil, from Hell Creek Formation, Montana, would be deeply appreciated. It was labelled 'cheek bone' by the original seller, but this looks nothing like the cheek bones that I own. Please see images. [P.S., this is the 3rd of 5 specimens that I'm posting for ID today; I deeply appreciate any insight that you can provide]. With gratitude, Ryan
  5. From the Morocco phosphate beds. It is described as repaired in places. But, I dunno, it looks suspicious to me. The teeth look placed in. What are others thoughts? Maybe im wrong and its,real. Or real and not the best prep job? Any thoughts would be great.
  6. A pair of skull pieces? Kem kem

    First says, cranial bone with a clear forage (if that means anything?) Seller says probably theropod. 9.45 inch Second, says quadrate skull piece, probable theropod- likely spinosaur. 4.57 inch. Both Kem Kem. Not associated by the way. Anyone able to take a look?
  7. Only example of this king Penguin Skull from this location. Thought to be Pliocene period with everything else we are finding here. Progress is coming along nicely even with a bad break through the top of the cranium. More progress to follow and will have an international scale by next time (small town problems) any my more information on this or similar species would be much appreciated as I have limited knowledge on this particular Penguin. thanks community!
  8. Florida Pliocene Whale Skull

    My good friend Rob in Florida, not a Forum member, suggested that I post pics of the odontocete whale skull he found at an undisclosed location in the Pliocene of FL. He has sent pics to Smithsonian and they believe it to be Kogiopsis floridanum, a form of sperm whale described from a jaw section. He's enjoying the prep work, most of which can be accomplished without his scribe, and it appears that there are predation marks on what is left of the snout. Great find.
  9. What is it?

    I need help with an ID. I am very new to this hunting and could use any help. I got both of these from Big Brook in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  10. T. rex bite marks on Hadrosaur skull?

    I recently got this rather nice Edmontosaurus annectens braincase from the Lance formation. But what's interesting, it has this large hole in the top of the skull. The seller has told me that the hole is not the result of any collecting or prep damage. The seller found the piece themselves and apparently it was found upside down in the field. I've bought from this seller before and they always have high quality fossils so I'm inclined to believe the seller when they say that this hole is old damage. So then my first thought would then be, could this be a big tooth mark? Although I don't want to jump to conclusions. It's a large gash on the top of the skull. On the top there are a few pieces of bone that kinda seem like they were pushed in and on the side there are some bone fragments that seem to be kinda push out. Something pushed in from the top and then ripped out to the side maybe? I have some T.rex replica teeth and one seems to fit fairly decently. So I'm wondering, how plausible is it that this is a T. rex bite mark? We know T.rex ate Edmontosaurus of course, and we know it can crush bone. Opinions? Braincase overview. Hole closeups.
  11. Is this a fossilized skull?

    Hello. I got this fossil from a friend. I don't know where he got it or where it came from. About 5.08 centimeters and weighs 10 grams. It is the size of a rodent or baby. Is this a skull? If not, what type of bone is it? Thanks.
  12. This was found on the sand in Myrtle beach South Carolina. Looks like a small vertebrae possibly or a fish skull element, it’s about the size of a dime. Thanks for looking.
  13. Hello, Saw this for sale, wondering if it is legit? Found in Guixhou, part of an old collection from the 60s. Matrix is 12 inch x 6.6 inch x 2.2 inch. Desriptions says no restorations but it has been glued. Thanks for the help
  14. I am posting theses images pulled down off a Facebook fossil ID site because this has me STUMPED. It s a partial skull found in a Nebraska river. But of what?! Eyes and ears are high up and way back on the skull. I'll try to add more pics. Sorry stills from video are blurry. You can see what I believe is the ear canal close to the eye socket in the last photo.
  15. Hello! I recently saw this crocodile skull fossil at a rock shop. I understand that there are many fake croc fossils from Morocco, but I'm having trouble identifying this one. I don't see any obvious signs that are present with bad fakes, but I'm a real novice at fossil identification. Are there any red flags I'm missing? For reference, the skull is approximately 11" x 4".
  16. Irritator neuroanatomy paper

    A new study came out about Irritator where they scanned the skull to get a brain endocast. The paper itself is open access and so are the 3d files! I guess I know what I'll be 3d printing soon... Open access paper https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-66261-w scan files: https://www.morphosource.org/Detail/SpecimenDetail/Show/specimen_id/28531
  17. Labelled as a Mosasaur skull, from Morocco. I suspect it's more partial skull or skull sections rather than the entirety (but still pretty nice) But, anyone able to take a look and give your thoughts on if it looks legit? It'd make a jolly nice centerpiece to my Kem Kem display. If this gets the go ahead as being real, I will order it and a few other bits from the same seller tonight. Quite small, so either a juvenile or a smaller species of Mosasaur? It's the small size that's making me question it. Picture 1 -- the eye socket and other hole match other Mosasaur skulls, so I'm correct that that's the upper skull section? Picture 4 -- this looks like it has teeth sockets? So a jaw. Picture 6 -- Is the longish, segmented bone a row of verts? From Mosasaur or something else in the matrix? If someone could take a look, that would be awesome. Thanks
  18. Hello, I'm new on this forum and I've got a fossil of which I don't know what it is so I thought I'd ask. It's from the Kem Kem. I don't know which formation but it comes from Taouz. Only one side has been preparated. I haven't preparated the other side because it's a pretty thin bone and I'm afraid it might break. It seems like it has broken and been repaired before. Also, there's an Onchopristis tooth attached to it. I think it might be a skull fragment because of it's odd shape. Specifically I think it might be some theropod's left postorbital of which only the inside has been preparated. But there aren't a lot of Kem Kem skulls to compare it to. So it might be something entirely else. Any ideas as to what it could be would be highly appreciated. Top view Front view
  19. Need help identifying

    Found this along the Cape Fear River Basin in Bladen County, North Carolina. I was hunting petrified wood and stumbled across this fossil that resembles a skull. Could someone possibly help me to identify it?
  20. Probably not a fossil

    Hi there can anyone identify the species/age. guessing old due to the condition of teeth. also found in The Cotswolds. ignore back ground clutter of the photos.
  21. Iffy about this because China fossils are often fake, but it's being sold from a collection outside of China (exported in 80s). Described as "restored and glued and protected with B72" 17cm x 15 by 13. Vague location beyond "Cretaceous China" What's the consensus? Fake, composite or the real deal? Edit. Just realised I put in wrong forum. Should be in the is it fake section.
  22. Hi everybody I found a seller who is wanting to sell this Mosasaur matrix-specimen. Initial photo's look ok, but I would like to get your opinions on it. Can ask for detailed photos if needed. This would be my first 'major' item that I would add to my humble collection, so naturally, I'm cautious. Kind Regards Max (Belgium)
  23. Hi everyone, I have the opportunity to enlarge my fossil collection with a mosasaurus skull. However I am still not sure if this one is real or not. The teeth seem real but the skull make me doubt... can someone help me ? best regards Thomas
  24. Please help identify

    Ok these are more pics of the rock I posted already and was confirmed by this forum that it indeed does look like one. I'm focusing more on the mouth, jaw, and facial structure. The nasal cavity. In Hope's of possibly identifying what type of animal this actually is. Thanks for your help.
  25. Please help identify

    Hi I found this rock in desert around pinion hills or lake l.a. area. Looks like has teeth jaw. I first noticed what looked like a nasal cavity..
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