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Found 243 results

  1. I hit a new spot in Northeast Texas. This area is a mix or cretaceous and pleistocene. The rooted mosasaur tooth and my first croc tooth made my day. Both are super rare for this area. I also found the largest Enchodus jaw I've found since I started hunting four years ago.
  2. Ancient sea turtle fossil found in Alabama named new genus, species AlabamaCom, January 7, 2019 https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2020/01/ancient-sea-turtle-fossil-found-in-alabama-named-new-genus-species.html Gentry, A.D., Ebersole, J.A. and Kiernan, C.R., 2019. Asmodochelys parhami, a new fossil marine turtle from the Campanian Demopolis Chalk and the stratigraphic congruence of competing marine turtle phylogenies. Royal Society Open Science, 6(12), p.191950. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rsos.191950 Yours, Paul H.
  3. Siderite or Turtle Coprolite

    My sister purchased this from a rock/fossil shop in Oregon. She was told it is a turtle coprolite from Madagascar. Though I am a VERY amateur rock and fossil collector, I questioned whether it is a coprolite. It is very heavy for its size and non-magnetic. After doing some research, I have come to the conclusion that it is Siderite from Salmon Creek, Washington, USA. I am doing a Rock and Mineral Show and Tell for my sister-in-law's 5th grade science class and want to make sure my identification is correct. Would anyone like to weigh in on this? I would appreciate feedback. Thank you.
  4. Brazos River turtle shell?

    This piece appears to be some kind of bone, smooth on the bottom (bottom photo) but has lines on the other side (top photo)? Could this be turtle shell?
  5. Turtle flipper?

    Found this two days ago on the Caribbean side of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas. Friend said possibly a sea turtle flipper? Measures 2 1/2” long by 3/4” wide at largest point. Light in weight for its size...brand new to fossil hunting, more familiar w Florida finds. Any help would be appreciated!
  6. New Jersey Cretaceous Turtle Bone?

    Hello everyone, I found this bone while on a hunt in the cretaceous creeks of new jersey, very odd bone and definitely feels fossilized. My best guess is turtle but I am very unsure, I appreciate any feedback on this piece if it is Id'able thank you.
  7. Turtle shell or part of fish?

    Hello In last summer I found among the many shark teeths this interesting fossils on the Derney river (Urals, Russia) I trying to find what is it and for me it's look similar to turtle shell, but i'm not sure
  8. Possible turtle shell

    I found this on Myrtle beach. I think it is part of turtle shell, but not sure.
  9. What fossil is this

    I found this on Myrtle Beach, but not sure what it is.
  10. Protostega Fossils

    Here's a few of my favorite Northeast Texas Protostega finds. My arm for scale lol.
  11. Protostega Costal

  12. Everyone said NSR was dry and picked over but I hiked 9 hrs and found some cool stuff. My favorites are the Protostega costal bone with partial rib head preserved, the mosasaur bone with bite mark and the artifacts. I walked in tracks all day but the river is too large for someone to get everything and people miss quite a bit.
  13. Love to know what this is?

    We found this while cutting trails in our forest, on the banks of our spring fed natural pond. We live in southeast Oklahoma, in the Ouachita National Forest, in the Kiamichi River Valley. All of which used to be underwater eons ago. Every single person who has seen it in person, has said it looks like a petrified turtle. It’s heavy like stone & the top is darker with a slight greenish tint & is very smooth & not rough like the bottom or like a rock. The outdoor lighter is 12 inches long. Thank you so much in advance, for your help & insights into what it could possibly be!
  14. Turtle claw?

    Saw this online. Turtle claw?
  15. New find need help for IDing

    Not sure if it is turtle but it is approx 1 1/2 inch overall length
  16. Maastrichtian fieldtrip in Belgium

    Today @Natalie81 and I went on a field trip with our geology club to the quarry of Eben-Emael In Belgium. We were over 50 participants today an I had the oportunity to meet aan other TFF member @ziggycardon This location is not far from the stratotype in Maastricht in the Netherlands and a multitude of fossils can be found in the marls and chalks. We had a slow start, but after searching through scree piles I found a small and a big sea urchin, and later on a few belemnites. Natalie hadn't got much luck at the start of the prospection, but she did eventually find the find of the day: a fragment of a turtle shell ( Allopleuron hofmanni ) with a few verts in association. We did have a great day and Ziggycardon had also his bag full of fossils and a great first fossil fieldtrip. the quarry: Maastrichtian marl ( formation of Emael ) Ziggy in action Natalie's turtle fragment: Home with the finds: A quick cleanup of the big sea urchin: Hemipneustes stratoradiatus
  17. rapp creek hunting

    Went out on a hot and humid morning to the creek, digging and sieving was nasty and the bugs were bad. Found the typical sand tiger spikes, lots broken, and some drum teeth, but surprisingly no angel shark teeth or vertebrae (washed away?) A bunch of white snail-like shells usually find similar bigger ones on the beach. Most interesting was a chunk of turtle shell (from the edge, bigger than usual) and a tooth (I find lots of busted ones, but this is almost intact. About an inch long, dull enamel half way up on both sides (one side cracked); the root is almost square and appears hollow).
  18. Found in Big Brook NJ - I belive it's a turtle shell fragment, but am not sure. Any help ID'ing is much apreciated. Thanks as always. Cheers
  19. Hi all, please be careful whenever you purchase Chinese vertebrate fossils or dinosaur eggs, especially turtles and birds. While some of these may look laughably fake, a search on purchase history reveals that these fossils have been sold over and over again. No prize for guessing which auction site these fossils were sold. I notice three devious techniques used by these sellers: 1) Issuing a certificate, claiming it's been examined by experts etc - Certs mean nothing, unless they are provided by actual museums 2) Selling some real fossils - I've been monitoring this seller's listings for years. Every now and then, a real one shows up. His victims may have bought something genuine from him before, and assumed all his listings are good. 3) Selling replicas alongside his fake fossils - By outright proclaiming some of his listings as replicas, this seller creates the impression that he is a responsible seller who would inform people about the true nature of their purchases. "The best lies have an element of truth" Remember, if you aren't absolutely sure of your purchase, post some pics here on TFF. We have experts who would help you if they can. Also, if you need more info about this listings or the seller, feel free to PM me.
  20. Hey guys, A friend of mine just bought this turtle skull from Khouriba, Morocco and was wondering if it had any reparations/restorations or fake parts. There is one eye socket considerably larger than the other one but I don’t quite know what it means. I don’t see any very obvious red flags but this type of fossil is very often faked. What do you guys think? Here are some pics. Thank you for any input Regards.
  21. Hell Creek Turtle

    Went out to the Badlands last week for some fossil hunting. Little bits of turtle shell are a common sight and the folks with me were in turtle fragment city, but this find was a little unusual. Take a look at what is turning into a whole tortoise plastron!
  22. Sharks tooth, or turtle shell

    I found this interesting piece on a beach that was very popular for finding shark's teeth. The specimen was found on the gulf side of Florida and is approximately 2.5 cm in length. There appears to be rings on the lip of the fossil and the "tooth" area appears to be made in flat symetrical layers in two separate stacks. A passerby on the beach described it as a tooth that had been completely worn down while to me it more resembles a bit of a turtles shell. any guestimates are appreciated!
  23. Odd vert from river wall

    Hello I found this sticking out of a wall in Gonzales county. The formation present is called “reklaw”. I often find ice age fossils from this area. Thanks
  24. Hello all! Question - is this a Turtle Scute? Or what else might it be? North Sulfer River TX. Sorry about that last picture, didn't realize it was that blurry....Thanks for any info!
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