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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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)
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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..
  9. Found fews monthes ago. Unfortunaly broken in many parts as usual in this outcrop If you don't see it some indications
  10. Bone Skull Identification

    Hi there! I'm hoping you can help me narrow down what animal this skull might be. Most likely from the California area. Thanks in advance!
  11. Fish Heads in North Georgia?

    Hello all! This is my first post in the forum besides the introduction. I’m open to any and all interpretations on this piece. Did I just find a fish head in my backyard? There are tons of fossils (marine and palm) pouring out of the hills on my property. I’m so close to Chattanooga (10 minutes away), I imagine we would share similar geology but I’m unsure and try not to make assumptions. Yay for the scientific method! Found on the surface at the base of a shallow ravine among lots of fossil palm wood, shale outcroppings, and some volcanic(?) glass. Northern Walker co, Georgia, USA. Pictures are as follows... 1) “Right” side 2) “Left” side 3) “Top” 4) “Bottom” with “mouth” facing left 5) “Back” side with “top” at the top of photo 6) “Underside” with “mouth” at bottom left of photo 7) The location behind my driveway that keeps vomiting out fishy bits and petrified wood!
  12. Sorry I’ve been away for a little bit....lots to show y’all but this one first. Found by myself in Caldwell County Texas somewhere in the dirt near the surface is my best narrowing it down for you guys. Probably just ancient bacteria but you gotta dream
  13. Triassic Shale Skull

    Red shale by flat run creek. Is it a skull? If so any help identifying appreciated.
  14. Tyrannosaurus carnegie skull drawing

    From the album GreyIdeas (Pranav's collection)

    Tyrannosaurus skull still in the ground drawing
  15. East Coast Fossils Prep

    Turtle humerus found in a fallen block. From the Pope's Creek Sands of Virginia.
  16. Hey I was hoping someone could help me find a PDF copy of a relatively old paper... Troedsson, G.T. (1924). On Crocodilian Remains from the Danian of Sweden. Lunds Universitets Årsskrift, Ny följd. Avdeling 2, 20, 1–75. Part of it contains the description of a very well-preserved skull of Thoracosaurus "scanicus", which would be very relevant for a research paper I'm working on right now. Thanks in advance! -Christian
  17. Kenyan fossil reveals chameleons may have 'rafted' from Africa to Madagascar by Andrej Čerňanský, The Conversation https://phys.org/news/2020-02-kenyan-fossil-reveals-chameleons-rafted.html The open access papers are: Tolley, K.A., Townsend, T.M. and Vences, M., 2013. Large-scale phylogeny of chameleons suggests African origins and Eocene diversification. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1759), p.20130184. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rspb.2013.0184 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rspb.2013.0184 Čerňanský, A., Herrel, A., Kibii, J.M., Anderson, C.V., Boistel, R. and Lehmann, T., 2020. The only complete articulated early Miocene chameleon skull (Rusinga Island, Kenya) suggests an African origin for Madagascar’s endemic chameleons. Scientific Reports, 10(1), pp.1-11. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-57014-5 A related paper is: Kappeler, P.M., 2000. Lemur origins: rafting by groups of hibernators?. Folia Primatologica, 71(6), pp.422-425. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/12174623_Lemur_Origins_Rafting_by_Groups_of_Hibernators https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Kappeler/4 Yours, Paul
  18. British Columbia’s Tyrannosaur

    Hi I have a question, has there been anything on the Tumbler Ridge Tyrannosaur? And have they identified it in any way yet? Thank you!!
  19. Bison skull - Identification help

    I found this skull sticking out of the bank along the Tongue river in Ashland, Montana on the Cheyenne Indian Reservation. If anyone has any information I would love to find out more! Thanks.
  20. Hello TFF members - I'm in need so some advice on this one please. So this is my first post (happy to be corrected on any newbie errors) and although preparation is my favourite part of the fossil game, I am 'fairly' new to it - In other words, please go easy on me, I'm aware it's going to be all too tempting to say I've bitten off more than I can chew here... I recently purchased this Mosasaur skull from a well known European fossil auction site; you may have seen it yourself if you follow such things. It wasn't 'hugely' expensive, but that doesn't mean I'm not serious about making something good out of it and giving it a lot of attention (which clearly it will need...). It is from Morocco, was sold as a Platycarpus (from the teeth I would tend to agree, but please correct if you think otherwise) and originally was complete in a plaster jacket. The seller decided to prep it and remove from the jacket. Whilst this may have exposed more of it, some quite nicely, they have also turned it into the most insanely fragile fossil I have ever come into contact with! It was already in five large pieces when advertised for sale, and despite being very well packaged, has suffered further in transit. The matrix is not much more than hard (ish) sand and the bone only marginally more solid. Doesn't help that it's so crushed, so only matrix between each piece. Clearly leaving it in the matrix, perhaps replacing the jacket with something more aesthetically pleasing as part of a mount and prepping only the surface would have been the way to go, but it's beyond that now, so I would really love some thoughts and suggestions on the following: 1 - Immediate stabilisation and strengthening to prevent further breakages and reattach the broken sections (buckets of CA to solidify the sand matrix and reduce porosity to enable gluing?) 2 - Rebuilding/mounting (combining these two, as it will never be strong enough to hold in one piece and the mounting technique will likely need to be integral as it will need complete support across the entire back. It would never be my first choice, but I'm thinking a rebuilt matrix under the fossil to support and hold it together at the same time?) Ok, lots of text there for background and to give you more context, here are some pictures which will help... Original, in jacket: Advert pics: And another: Now it's home, in a slightly more confused state: And another: Last one, you get the idea: If anyone is interested in seeing more of it, please let me know, have lots of pics. It's an interesting item and despite being crushed to hell, looks to be fairly complete (the reverse tells it's own story too, more teeth there, etc.), but it's realistically only ever going to be an 'in matrix' display piece. Out of curiosity, I believe it's upside down, with the two maxilla visible on top and the upper jaw section being below, sure someone will easily be able to confirm? Anyway, enough from me, would love your thoughts and really appreciate anyone who has the time to consider and reply. If I haven't been clear or you need more info, please just let me know. Thank you, Dave
  21. hello everyone, a few days ago surfing the internet I came across a site of fossils from asia. scrolling through the various offers I noticed this skull, the description reported only that it belonged to an unspecified myocene carnivore. All in all the price was quite low for what seems to be the quality of the piece. To a more careful investigation it would seem a hyaenidae even if the present matrix makes identification quite difficult, however still there is something that does not convince me. the matrix seems intentionally put to cover part of the skull. What do you think about it? Even if the price is cheap it's still to high for my poor pockets, so noway I would ever buy it. However it intrigued me alot.
  22. Skull identification ?

    Does anyone knows from what animal is this ? from Greece. It is heavy
  23. Fish skull bone. Any guesses on species?

    Found near McFaddin Beach Texas. I know it belongs to a fish but I was hoping someone might point me in the direction of the possible species?
  24. Possible skull?

    I know its highly unlikely but the more I look at this the more I'm convinced it's a fossilised skull. It seems to have a clear line where mouth should be and it's very symmetrical. Any help with identification (or refution) would be greatly appreciated.
  25. Possible whale skull

    Hi Everyone I found something today that looks like a possible whale skull. Does anyone have any idea what it could be? @Boesse @Doctor Mud Thanks so much!
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