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Found 103 results

  1. Fish Skull?

    Hi, I have just joined. I found this fossil on the rocks at a reservoir in Derby. Any idea what it is?
  2. Straight Outta Mesozoic

    As a graphic design artist I sometimes like to create some paleo-art and pop-art mash-ups. Please feel free to comment.
  3. Hello Would anyone have a suggestion what this could be? It's a cross section from a split rock. Isle of Wight, UK. Conglomerate between Chilton Chine and Brook Bay. Definitely bone. Very thin bone in most places. 6.5 cm long, 6 cm wide. It has been suggested that it is skull material. It will be a tricky prep with my limited experience, but if anyone could suggest what i could be, it could help with knowing where to start. Thanks in advance Henry
  4. Found in Georgia

    My family and I headed out to shark tooth beach on jekyll island tonight and I found this. I have no idea what it is but I feel like it's staring at me... or is a nose... or something. Anyway my 5 year old won't stop asking about it and I can't find anything like it online. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's about the size of a quarter. Thank you!
  5. Concavotectum Braincase

    Braincase of a bony fish.
  6. Elosuchus Postorbital

    Left postorbital of a large crocodile. There are also small fragments of the frontal and squamosal attached to it.
  7. Early rhino skulls

    I'm looking for some help from any expert of the White River Badlands to help with the ID of these two partial fossils skulls I'm working on prepping. I purchased both of these at auction from old collections so sadly I don't know the locations they were collected, but I'm confident that they're White River specimens from the Oligocene. I'm pretty sure that both of these are examples of early rhinos like Subhyracodon and Hyracodon but I'd love some help with ID if possible. The first skull (first 3 photos with the darker teeth) is the largest at roughly 25cm across (although this is partial skull only) and has beautifully preserved teeth (albeit a very fragmented skull). The second skull has lost a few teeth (second 3 photos with more orange colored teeth) but the skull is better preserved - roughly 22cm across - this one as a much shorter snout. Both skulls have a reverse side hidden by matrix which I'm yet to remove. I'm hoping that the preservation is better on the other side. Looking at these closely, I believe these are two different species as the dentition looks different. I'd welcome anyone's thoughts.
  8. looking a gifted pdf in the mouth

    famo_miohiporgon.pdf fairly new,as these things go. Size:< 1 Mb "Statistical methods will better inform analyses that address the continent-wide issue of distinguishing Mesohippus from Miohippus. These two genera are difficult to distinguish(Stirton, 1940), but are considered distinct based on the presence and condition of the articular facet on the third metatarsal, which articulates with the cuboid; larger hypostyles; a longer face(*); and a deeper facial fossa (Prothero and Shubin, 1989; MacFadden,1998). The paleopopulation of John Day Miohippus is not adequate in addressing this issue because there are only five occurrences of Mesohippus in the entire assemblage. Very few specimens from the Turtle Cove assemblage were identified as Mesohippus, and those that were identified as such were determined to be statistically different from the specimens of Miohippus. " (*): for the ones among us who see the funny side of equid systematics
  9. Ozan bone/skull piece

    I have had this fossil from the Ozan formation (upper cretaceous) found in Mesquite, Texas for a while. It has always just been an unidentified bone piece to me, but a fossil buddy said that I should show it around. He felt that it had some features similar to a skull piece. Note the symmetrical holes/indentions noted by the arrows. Any ideas as to what it could be? The scale marks are 1mm, so it is approximately 0.5" by 0.75". Thanks
  10. Skull found in the ocean

    I found this skull on sunday, august 2017, off the shore of Maryland in the atlantic ocean. Im not quite sure on what it is can someone help me out?
  11. Boy finds 1.2 million-year-old fossil while playing outside By ABC Radio, July 19, 2017 http://wtop.com/science/2017/07/boy-finds-1-2-million-year-old-fossil-while-playing-outside/ A 9-Year-Old Tripped, Fell and Discovered a Million-Year- Old Fossil By Jacey Fortin, New York Times, July 19, 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/science/boy-fossil-new-mexico.html NMSU experts dig up Las Cruces boy’s million-year-old fossil find. Minerva Baumann, New Mexico State University, July 18, 2017 http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/12599/nmsu-experts-dig-up-las-cruces-boy-s-million-year-old-fossil-find Yours, Paul H.
  12. It definitely looks like one, but is it?

    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting, I absolutely love this forum. I've decided to register and dive head first. I've recently moved back to Southern Arizona from Florida and I have rekindled my love with rocks, and now fossils, since it would seem I've been finding many of them from all of the ages. Please help me identify this find, it looks carnivorous of some sort, it would be cliche to say it looks like a raptor, but indeed it does. It would be hard for me to believe that this is a fake, since there is also tons of evidence that would point to this being real. (If it is, I'll post more of my finds from the area). I KNOW, I'll get to the point already. I'd just like some real feedback from folks who are more informed and educated in this area than I am. Here it is... and what do you think? Mineralization? Replacement of the softer tissues with minerals? I also have more what look to be different skulls, but some with holes in them and inside you can see bone, which the rock has encased. Found in Southern Arizona. I do apologize for the images being rotated in every direction.
  13. I bought this turtle skull. I was apprehensive about its authenticity, so I took it to a museum that housed similar specimens. The man I spoke with spent time looking it over with all sort of magnifying objects. (Obviously you can tell I'm not a collector, I just thought this peice was interesting.) The man told me it was authentic. I want some second opinions, and if you also think it is authentic, then are you able to distinguish and classify its species for me? Help would be greatly appreciated. I took several pictures but for some reason the site is only letting me upload one. Other photos will be in the comment section.
  14. Hell Creek skull pcs?

    I have two of what I think may be pieces of skull bone. They come from Hell Creek formation in Montana. Am I right? If so, any idea what the skull is from? The scale is mm. I also have some bone chunks from the same place, but will do it in another post due to file size.
  15. Is this a icythosaurus skull? Please help identify.
  16. Allosaurus axe-like skull

    Do you know that an Allosaurus used it head like an axe? Makes it's prey die of blood loss and shock. Do you know any another animal with weird adaptations like that?
  17. Just a question here. For anyone who knows me, I one picky son of a gun. I ran into this the other day whilst going through some boxes of stuff. I found this many years ago while hunting in the White River formation in Wyoming with Kent Sundell. I dont want it, but my question is, is this sellable? Im not asking for a price of what it may be worth, but does anyone think that anyone may want a partial skull thats in bad condition? No lower jaws whatsoever! Just wondering? RB
  18. Modern deer skull

    Hi all, Purchased this today at a flea market at a very low price (10€ = more or less 10$!). My first big skull in my collection, I'm very happy with it. It's a kind of deer skull, and all the teeth are in great condition. The seller had it in his room since 18 years, and therefore doesn't know anymore where it comes from (though it's probably somewhere in Europe). Anyone know the exact deer species of the skull? Best regards, Max
  19. Found this while rock hunting on the Rush River in Wisconsin. Brought it home thinking the cavities might be indication of an agate. After I cleaned it up all I could see was a skull. Is that possible? It was partially submerged in the river and measures about L10"xH5"xW4".
  20. A short while ago I bought an oreodont skull from 32 FordBoy and today I found the one I prepped out about 20 years ago. They look perty darn good together. RB
  21. Hi all, Anyone can help me figure out what animal this would be from? (Found in Canberra) Is it a skull? I can't seem to find anything even remotely similar on the net. (Although I'm sure it will seem sooo obvious once I get told..ha!) Thank you!
  22. ID fossil found Australia, skull, teeth

    Found this today, Lower Hunter Valley, NSW Australia. Have only washed it clean but some teeth & bone look visible, 5cm X 5cm. Have found some larger things will clean & post soon. Thanks ,
  23. I really need to get some decent photographs of a mosasaur (Prognathodon), and was wondering if anybody knew of any British museums which had any specimens of Prognathodon on display - ideally 3D prepped? I've googled without much success. I've acquired a (very, very) partial Prognathodon skull, and would like to reconstruct it with the aid of 3D printed parts, to replace those that are missing. This would require a combination of 3D scanning (photogrammetry) and digital sculpting (in virtual reality) based upon reference photos. However, whilst photos can be found online, I have found few which are of suitably high resolution and show the various bones from different angles. If anyone has any tips, I'd be very grateful.
  24. Hello, First post, looking forward to many more including trip reports. I enjoy taking my family on a "hunt" from metal detecting to rock mining but this was our first time looking for fossils, it was addicting! My two boys 9 and 12 are nature kids and could spend all day exploring along with my wife. I had a trip planned to the Jersey shore and started researching finding shark teeth on the beach, which led me to a site about Big Brook Fossils in NJ. We decided a side trip was a must! We stayed about 2 hours and found quite a few sharks teeth, some I am still working to identify. Here is where I need your help, it could just be a rock, but the proportions seem to be that of a skull, along with tooth sockets. I was thinking snake/lizard, but to be honest, I have no idea what I am looking at and would welcome your opinions! TOP - seems to have two eye sockets SIDE - Seems to have some sort of ear socket, more like a lizard than a snake UNDERNEATH - Teeth sockets? Thanks for looking and I can't wait to post about our next adventure! Matt
  25. Is this a skull?

    Hello guys! I'm new here and my English not perfect as you see I found this fossils and i wonder what they are. It seems to me that first one looks like turtle shell but i have no idea about other one. Can anyone help me? Thank you!
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