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  1. https://gbtimes.com/jurassic-period-snake-necked-turtle-fossil-found-in-sw-china
  2. Paleocene Turtle Plastron

    I found this cool specimen quite a while back in the Paleocene of Maryland and never finished prepping it. I still have a ways to go, especially to reduce the size of the matrix because it is super heavy. This came from a much larger size boulder of matrix. I only saw a tiny piece exposed and kept digging to expose more and break it away from the large boulder. I believe this is a section of plastron from a turtle shell (bottom) from possibly a leatherback turtle.
  3. This is said to be a pyritized Anosteira maomingensis from Guangdong of China. Is it genuine?
  4. Apalone heteroglypta

    Apalone Heteroglypta was described by Edward Cope in 1873 but was originally called Trionyx Heteroglypta. It was later renamed when a more complete skeleton was discovered. It is very distinguishable from all other soft-shelled turtles from Fossil Lake because of its rounded shell, and the near full loss of the eighth costal bones. It is a very rare find and is one of the most beautiful turtles from the Fossil Butte Member of the Green River Formation.
  5. Turtles & More Turtles

    Last season was a great season at the quarry. For those who dont know, our quarry is in the Fossil Butte member of the Green River Formation in southern Wyoming. We ended up with three turtles coming out. Two of them were large turtles, 48" (Apalone heteroglypta) and 52" (Chisternon undatum), and they were found stacked above one another, separated by only 7 inches, and a tiny little guy that is a new species. I will post pictures of these amazing fossils as they are finished up. We have Brock @ebrocklds doing the preparation work for us on these three amazing fossils. Here are pictures of the Apalone. You can see it took us a bit of time to excavate and collect all of the tiny pieces. It was in a large fracture zone in the rock. Enjoy.
  6. Science has been wrong for over 100 years. Here we have the proof that birds stem from turtles. Look at those long front legs. These extended front legs are an unmistakable indication that birds (and perhaps even the giraffes?) are descended from turtles. Have fun Thomas
  7. Turtle non det.

    From the album Vertebrates

    Turtle non det. Early Cretaceous Lingyuan Liaoning China Length 6cm / 2"
  8. Claw from the hell creek formation

    A small claw ( roughly 14,8mm big ) i found in the hell creek formation in South Dakota, the first two pictures show both lateral sides of the claw and the last picture shows the ventral side of the claw. I hope that any of you might have an idea of what species this claw is from. regards!
  9. rapp creek hunting

    Nice Spring outing, very green, nice balance of frogs, salamanders, nesting birds (in the creek bank?), with poison ivy growing well and more background construction/ farming noise than usual. Not much has changed in the creek bed, could use a good rain to wash out more. The tooth hunting was slow (probably because I wasn't working at it hard enough). Still, came out with a nice intact(?) ecphora, two broken cow shark teeth, four angel shark teeth and a bunch of drum teeth (or facsimiles thereof; don't usually pick them up unless pretty, but it was a slow day). Some stuff in matrix, unusual for the creek but nothing clearly exciting. The sand shark teeth were small and many broken (guess the kids in the area have been picking these). Picked up a lot of bits and pieces (a few of the smaller ones are in the photo; guessing many are turtle= my default for flat pieces that look like but are not seashells). More to sort through. Small stuff to puzzle over.
  10. Kem Kem bone ID

    I've been trying to work out what this bone is - can anyone offer any suggestions please? Nearest match I could find would be a pectoral or pelvic girdle of a turtle, but my bone guesses tend to be wrong.
  11. Turtle Shell Thickness

    I was wondering , if the thickness of fossil turtle shell is relative to the size of the turtle, is there a generic formula for estimating how large the turtle would be based on shell thickness of a fragment ?
  12. This is a Manchurochelys from Liaoning. Do you think it’s genuine?
  13. Ganzhou Turtle?

    My friend has acquired a turtle fossil from Ganzhou. It is quite big. Is it a Jiangxichelys ganzhouensis?
  14. I'm running a paleontology camp this summer in Delaware. We can' actually do much digging because there are no fossils at the camp site. We do, however, have living fossils around that the kids can meet. I'd like to introduce the kids to the living fossils and show them the evidence of their ancient ancestors. We have snapping turtles (common and alligator), an alligator, horseshoe crabs, access to ginkgo leaves and magnolia, pileated woodpeckers aplenty, and triops kits are easy to come by online. Anybody have any fossils of these that they could part with? I have mostly marine fossils I can trade from all over the east coast, though mostly common stuff. From Delaware I have silicified pleistocene cyprus wood from Odessa, DE, belemnites, cretaceous gastropods, brachiopods (lamp shells), pelyceopods, and button corals from the C and D Canal (Mt Laurel Formation), plus various paleozoic tabulate and rugose corals that wash down the river from the Appalachians. I have oodles of shells, stingray plates, coprolites, and a piece of palmate coral from Calvert Cliffs (Miocene, Choptank formation). I have FLUORESCENT pleistocene shells from the Tamiami Formation in Florida. Plus, I have calamities and lycopods from the Lewellyn Formation in Carbondale, PA. The pictures here may not be the exact specimens and only represent a sample. If there is something specific from these locales that interests you, ask me. I might have something. Anyone willing to help me out? It doesn't have to be museum grade, so long as we can match it up to the modern version.
  15. My first post, so hopefully I can figure out how to post some photos of this find. I have been going out to the NSR some and have found the usual bone fragments, vertebrae, etc. but this was something unique for me. Thought I would post it to see if I am correct on the identification. From what I have learned this is probably a large piece of turtle plastron. It is about 1 inch thick, so I assume this was a big turtle? Has a unique pattern to the surface and the other side has what appears to be large scrape marks? Now that I have got started posting on the forum, I hope to continue sharing some of my finds. Thanks for any input. Tommy
  16. Found this guy today and wanted your imput. Is it turtle? If not, then what? Let me know!
  17. This bone appears to be stretching? I believe it's turtle, but help is always appreciated.
  18. Turtle Shell?

    Is this a turtle shell? It has some rib, so it seems pretty convincing.
  19. So I was wondering if these are fake or real. Opinions from the experts? I am sure we have all seen these before on the auction site. Number one. Number two,
  20. Weather was beautiful so I took a long 7 mile hike with my buddy at The North Sulphur River Texas. We mainly found footprints but we had a good time. Here's my finds of the day. The large piece of Protostega carapace was my favorite find. 7 mile hike in hip boots and sticky mud probably equals 10 mile hike. lol
  21. These are listed on "the auction site". Listed as fossil turtle heads from South Dakota. I'm sorry buddy, those are rocks, and not of the permineralized bone variety. You also get them for the bargain price of $7.99 with free shipping. I can't get to my wallet fast enough!
  22. Hi, There is this turtle skull for sale that is from the Kem Kem and i wanted to see if this is real (or if it has restoration work done on it) since this is the first turtle skull i have seen out of the Kem Kem. Thanks :).
  23. In 1996 I was working in New Zealand and purchased a turtle fossil at a gem and mineral show. I was told it was from the Gobi Desert, and that's absolutely all I know about it. It weighs 9.5 pounds/ 4.3 kg; is 10 inches/25 cm long and 9 inches/23 cm wide at the widest point. I've got several photos, and now I just have to figure out how to post them...I am not the most computer literate person.. It looks like I can only upload 1 photo per page? I'll try to post more...
  24. Kyiv turtle, 3 associated scutes

    From the album Dinosaurs and Reptiles

    Eocene Kyiv suite, Lutetian-Bartonian. Personal find. 3 fused scutes: C1,2 - costal scutes, N - neural scute, R- rib. Approximate position of the specimen is shown on the diagramm.
  25. Fish Skull Fragment?

    I found this fragment in a Cretaceous conglomerate. I am still trying to figure out the name of the formation, but it is either from a river bottom or sea shore. My first thought when I found it was a piece of turtle shell, but upon closer examination, it reminds me more of fish skull fragments I have found in other formations. I was hoping some of you might be able to provide some other perspectives. The piece is ~12 mm long, ~10 mm wide, and ~2 mm thick. It is slightly convex with a slight bumpy texture on the outside, although mostly eroded away, and some sutures at the very edge on the inside.
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