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Found 22 results

  1. here Megalosauripus transjuranicus ichnosp. nov. A new Late Jurassic theropod ichnotaxon from NW Switzerland and implications for tridactyl dinosaur ichnology and ichnotaxomy Novella L. Razzolini1, Matteo Belvedere2*, Daniel Marty2, GeÂraldine Paratte2, Christel Lovis2, Marielle Cattin2, Christian A. Meyer3 Citation: Razzolini NL, Belvedere M, Marty D, Paratte G, Lovis C, Cattin M, et al. (2017) Megalosauripus transjuranicus ichnosp. nov. A new Late Jurassic theropod ichnotaxon from NW Switzerland and implications for tridactyl dinosaur ichnology and ichnotaxomy. PLoS ONE 12(7): e0180289. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0180289 Editor: Anthony Fiorillo, Perot Museum size: 16,3 MB
  2. Visiting the Messel Pit

    Hi All, The family and I are heading to Europe next year, and as part of the trip we will be in Frankfurt and will visit the Senckenberg (I went 3 years ago and fully geeked out!). While there we are planning a trip to the Messel Pit. If anyone has any tips to get the most of the visit to the Pit, or any other sites near Frankfurt that are worth visiting then I'd love to hear about them. We will also be going to Innsbruck and Basel (Switzerland), so if anyone knows of any good locations to visit then I'd also love to hear about them. Also, it would probably be good to know about the laws regarding fossils, etc, in these countries - so if anyone knows I'd really appreciate it. Brett.
  3. Eosemionotus sp.

    The Prosanto Fm. is a " Small lagoonal basin [pool] in the intertidal platform of the Vallatscha Fm. with anoxic bottom waters. Agitated surface waters deposit tempestite layers as well as mud, which forms very regular drapes." Furrer et al. 1985. Currently, a manuscript is being published describing three more new species of the genus Eosemionotus. Dr. Adriana Lopez-Arbarello (Munich) is in charge of this work. Lit.: T. Buergin et al.: The Prosanto Formation - a middle Triassic fossil Lagerstatte of the Silvretta Nappe (Graubünden Canton, Switzerland) with a rich ichthyofauna. January 1991, Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae 84(3):921-990
  4. Ammonite fragments ID

    Hi everyone! Today I went hiking with my friend at 3000m+, The location I went hiking in is very near a place where I heard you can find ammonites and belemnites. I pulled this rock out of a boulder with many layers of slate in and found a partial piece of an ammonite. I was wondering if anyone out there can recognise the specie and the period? I found it in Switzerland, near a Glacier called « Plaine Morte » The first 2 pictures is the one I found and the second 2 is the one my friend gave to me (which he had found less than a km away from that location) Any help would be welcome Thanks so much! (Tell me if you need more pics)
  5. Fossils from Pilatus mountain

    Dear TFF members, I have just returned from the trip to Austria and Swizterland and I need help in identifying the ones I found on the top of Pilatus mountain. From what I've read, Pilatus is made of Cretaceous rocks. To me they look like some sort of microfossils - I'm afraid I cannot take any more detailed photos with my camera, but I hope someone here will be able to make out what it is anyway
  6. Hello everyone, If there is one of you a collector of brachiopods. I have some brachiopods to exchange (see photos below). Precise fossil finds are provided with the shipments. I still have some other fossils to exchange. I'll put the pictures later. I am mainly looking for brachiopods from any time and the whole geographical area. Please pay attention to postal charges for international shipments. Although for few parcels it is not too high. We must keep in mind. That I live in Switzerland. If you are interested in letting me know. Best regards. Here is the list: Dictyothyropsis runcinata, Middle Oxfordian, Canton Aargau, Switzerland Argovithyris biremsdorfensis, Middle Oxfordian, Canton Aargau, Switzerland Zittelina orbis, Middle Oxfordian, Canton Aargau, Switzerland Digonella divionensis, Lower Callovian, Department of Côte-d'Or, France ( To finish cleaning) Musculina sanctaecrucis, Hauterivien, Canton Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  7. Eosemionotus sp.

    From the album Vertebrates

    Eosemionotus sp. Prosanto Formation Middle Triassic Davos Switzerland
  8. Megalodon skeleton from Peru

    https://www.telebaern.tv/300-show-onlinenews/23452-episode-megalodon-gebiss-so-gross-wie-ein-smart
  9. Is this a fossil, and if so of what?

    I found this in Jura, Switzerland, near Courtedoux, about a kilometre from one of the sites where dinosaur tracks were discovered in 2002 (https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/dinosaur-traces-courtedoux.html). I was wondering whether it was a fossil of something, and if so of what?
  10. Dino tooth?

    I've found this small tooth (1 cm (0.4 in) long) in the Jura Mountains (Switzerland). Can somebody help me identify this fossil? Thank you!
  11. Creniceras renggeri

    From the album Fossils from Switzerland

    A 1.7 cm long Creniceras renggeri from the "Renggeri-Ton" from a quarry near Liesberg (Switzerland). This ammonite gave the layer its name.
  12. Properisphinctes bernensis

    From the album Fossils from Switzerland

    A 6 cm long Properisphinctes bernensis from a quarry near Liesberg (Switzerland). The ammonite is from the "Rengerri-Ton", where you can find nice pyritized ammonites. This is the biggest one I have from there !
  13. Properisphinctes bernensis

    From the album Fossils from Switzerland

    A 2.5 cm long Properisphinctes bernensis from a abandoned quarry near Liesberg (Switzerland). The ammonite is from the "Rengerri-Ton", where you can find nice pyritized ammonites, although its not easy and they are often very small..
  14. Properisphinctes bernensis

    From the album Fossils from Switzerland

    A beautiful 3 cm long Properisphinctes bernensis from a abandoned quarry near Liesberg (Switzerland). The ammonite is from the "Rengerri-Ton", where you can find nice pyritized ammonites.
  15. Crocodile tooth (?)

    From the album Fossils from Switzerland

    A damaged 1.3 cm long tooth. Its the only tooth I have from the "Birmenstorf-Member" from Holderbank, which is not a shark tooth. I think that its a croc tooth but I am not sure.
  16. Sphenodus longidens

    From the album Fossils from Switzerland

    The biggest and the nicest Sphenodus longidens tooth I found in the quarry "Schümel" near Holderbank (Switzerland). Teeth are rare there and you need good eyes to find some.. The tooth is 3.6 cm long and comes from the "Birmenstorf-Member" (about 150 million years old). Another image:
  17. Saurichthys curionii Bellotti, 1857

    Monte San Giorgio is now an UNESCO WHL site. Lit.: Beardmore, S.R. & Furrer, H. Swiss J Geosci (2016) 109: 1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00015-015-0194-z
  18. Last month i visited many fossil museums "in my area". The weather was too bad to collect myself and as you may know the quarry Kromer is closed during winter So i will show you some pictures of the fossils in the Museum of natural history in Basel (Switzerland) ... There you are also other nice exhibits besides of the fossils ! Its a great and detailed museum ! Doesnt look bad or ? When i saw this i got homesickness A great fish (Dapedium) from Holzmaden: Huge Invertebrates collection:
  19. Leiocera lineatum (Buckman 1899)

    The shell is well preserved. It may be that the "injury" at the point where the phragmocone ends and the body chamber begins was caused by a predator.
  20. Name the trilobite

    I recently bought this trilobite fossil at a christmas market in Zurich. Could anyone name it fully, order and maybe time period? I'm just a curious amateur btw.
  21. Peltoceras athleta (Phillips 1829)

    Calcite mold. Index fossil for the athleta zone. Old German Chronostratigraphy: Dogger (Braunjura) zeta
  22. Dear All, please let me start my very first post with Sir Ernest Shackleton´s "pseudo real" ad from London newspaper The Times: “Ah, when ships were made of wood and men were made of steel…” I am looking for an experienced fossil hunter to join an adventure in the Swiss Geneva Region or neighbouring France, Jura... I have literally zero experince, but willing to learn new things. No equipment but I would love to invest in a small hammer and a chisel for a reasonable price... by the way thank you for the warm welcomes. Looking forward to hear from you... All comments, ideas and suggetions are welcome... With kind regards Phileas Fogg Ps: I was tinking to open a topic on movies/documentaries about fossils... where do i post it? in the general discussions?
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