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Found 34 results

  1. crinoid stem or tail section???

    purchased online information unknown sorry they seemed to think it was a claw or perhaps a tail of some thing I am leaning more toward crinoid stem fossil. not sure though have now found any online that have what looks like skin on them...interested in seeing what you people think.
  2. Myliobatid ray tail barb

  3. Vertebrae fossil ID help

    Was looking for some input and ideas on what this would belong to. Not much information available and the pictures are not the best. But even your “best guess” is appreciated. The entire specimen is about 3 feet in length. The possible collection location is guessed to be around the Milk River area in Canada close to the Montana border. That’s all I have available to me. So please let me know your thoughts. Thank you.
  4. Composite tail

    I bought this cool composite amphibian/dinosaur tail from a forum member. He does not remember the species or location for these vertebrae. I am thinking they might be Apachesaurus sp. as I have seen similar composite tails for sale. Any idea how I can identify the species?
  5. I found this neat enchodus tail online for not much $. I'm fairly certain it's real, but I'm posting this in the Is It Real? Forum because I feel like this may be a composit. I drew a line where I think two pieces were composited to form a complete tail. Any ideas? The piece is 7 x 8 inches.
  6. Abelisauroid Vertebra

    A distal caudal vertebra of a theropod dinosaur. This vertebra is quite similar to Masiakasaurus from Madagaskar. So I've labeled this as cf. Abelisauroidea. There have been some reports that there are Noasaurids in the Kem Kem beds, so that might be a more specific possible identification. However at the moment just not enough is known about the Kem Kem fauna.
  7. As I was putting together labels with photos containing microscopic images of inclusions in coprolites, I came across something that I may have misidentified as a fish tail and vertebrae in a very small coprolite. After looking at it again, the tail looks more like a shrimp or crawfish tail than that of a fish. What I thought were fish vertebrae, look more like crustacean arm joints/elements. Can anyone please confirm this for me? Thanks a bunch! Formation: Oxford Clay (Jurassic - Callovian) Location: Orton Pit, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England
  8. Cave Fossils?

  9. https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/05/11/Jurassic-fossil-tail-provides-missing-link-in-ancient-crocodile-family-tree/4171526060632/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=2 https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/uoe-jft051118.php
  10. Merritt Island Matrix - Fused tail?

    I was digging around in Sacha's wonderful Merritt Island matrix the other day and found this. First let me apologize for the fuzziness of some of the images. My curiosity over-road my patience. Because of the ball and socket, I'm thinking this is a salamander caudal vertebra? If that is correct, would this be a vertebra that would break in an effort to avoid predators? Or could this be where the tail grew back? Mind you, these are just guesses. Perhaps it's not even from a salamander. I will try to get better photos, but this little bugger is so small, I'm having a hard time getting clear images. Thanks for your help! @old bones, @MarcoSr
  11. ID tail bones (I think) + misc bones

    My family stumbled across quite a few pieces of fossilized bone over the weekend in Southeast Wyoming. We counted 40+ pieces that are between 2-6” in height and oval in shape. They were spread out over an area approx 40’ wide. We also found what might be a tooth along with sereral other unidentifiable pieces. This was a very exciting find for us and I would love to learn more about what (or who) we found! Please let me know if you need additional photographs or any other info.
  12. Weird Kem Kem Vertebra

    I bought this vertebra a while back from our favourite auction site. Initially I bought it just because it looked like a nice vertebra, and I didn't think much of it. But when I had the real fossil in my hands I noticed that it's quite bizarre. I've never seen anything like it. So far everyone I've asked was stumped as well (though some suggested it might be croc). So I was wondering if someone here maybe had an idea. @Troodon maybe? It's a fairly nice centrum of a caudal vertebra, as the bottom does show some worn articulation surfaces for a chevron. And even though the neural arch is mostly missing, there doesn't seem to be an attachment for a lateral process. So I'm guessing it's pretty far down the tail of the animal. Though not as far down the tail since there is a chevron attachment. Now, there are mainly two weird aspects this vertebra has. For a caudal vertebra, the neural canal is really wide. The neural canal is also excavated a little into the centrum so that both the front and back of the centrum that gives it sort of "ears" on the top of the articulation surface. Then there is a kind of pinched area on the sides of the centrum. Looking at the sides of the centrum, the bottom middle is a lot wider than in the area dead centre. Here there the centrum is laterally pinched, making this area as thin as the neural canal is wide. So the centrum is maybe a centimeter thick in this area. Then immediately above it where a subtle shadow can be seen just below where the neural arch starts there is a wide horizontal bulge, making it the widest part of the vertebra right above the thinnest part. Any ideas?
  13. Crocodile? Caudal Vertebra

    Strange caudal vertebra of a reptile. The neural canal is quite wide and the centrum is laterally pinched in the middle.
  14. Need help to ID what this is

    Hey guys, so I need help in figuring what this is. So this belonged to my grandpa who passed away recently. My mom told me it was given to my grandpa by his grandfather back in a rural village in Northern China. It has a slight crack in the rock due to transport about 30 years ago. Also I shined a light in the back to show the transparency. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
  15. Just a rock or more??

    Wondering what your thoughts are about the holes and marks/ fossils maybe in this rock. Is there a fossil present? Thanks for your help!
  16. Fossils from my aunt - skull, tail?

    Greetings Fossil Forum! I'm quite new to this and I've come across the following items. We found this items while cleaning out the house my great-aunt who recently passed. She was a great collector of a variety of things but we are not sure what to make of these. The tail-like object I've never seen anything like that before and it's stumped myself and my father and I have no idea what type of skull this might be. I'd really appreciate any help in the matter. Thanks much! - Chris
  17. Edmontosaurus annectens Vertebra

    Caudal vertebra of an Edmontosaurus annectens. This is a vertebra from somewhere near the end of the tail.
  18. What is this?

    Hello all, My daughter found this today on a local beach, we were wondering if anybody could shed some light on what it might be please?
  19. Recently in the news there has been a lot of discussion about a feathered non-avialan theropod /coelurosaur tail that was found intact, kept preserved for 99 million years in amber. Here is the study published about it: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/S0960-9822(16)31193-9.pdf and a Nat Geo article http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/12/feathered-dinosaur-tail-amber-theropod-myanmar-burma-cretaceous/ On an awesome-ness scale of 1 to Sue, where do you place a fossil find like this? (Feel free to insert your own subjective fossil scale criteria, as well as swapping Sue for another fossil that reperesents a perfect 10 to you) -Curious Fossil noob
  20. Dinosaur tail found preserved in amber

    "The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar. The stunning discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for more than 160 million years. Examination of the specimen suggests the tail was chestnut brown on top and white on its underside." http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38224564
  21. Fish Fossils Reveal How Tails Evolved

    Fish Fossils Reveal How Tails Evolved, Penn Professor Finds By Katherine Unger Baillie, University of Pennsylvania. December 5, 2016 https://news.upenn.edu/news/fish-fossils-reveal-how-tails-evolved-penn-professor-finds Fish fossils reveal how tails evolved, December 5, 2016 http://phys.org/news/2016-12-fish-fossils-reveal-tails-evolved.html The paper is: Sallan, 2016, Fish ‘tails’ result from outgrowth and Reduction of two separate ancestral tails. Current Biology. Vol. 26, no. 23, pp. R1224–R1225 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.036 Yours, Paul H.
  22. Hi there, I bought a hadrosaur caudal vertebra online a while ago and I was wondering what genus/species it is? It is from Southeastern Utah - I'm not sure which formation, the seller didn't say. Just joined up and would appreciate any help or suggestions! Thank you!
  23. Mosasaur caudal vertebra

    A caudal vertebra of a Mosasaur.
  24. Trilobite Tail

    The tail shield (pygidium) of a large trilobite.
  25. Dinosaur Tail Vertebra

    Caudal vertebra of a dinosaur. Most likely from a Theropod.
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