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Found 98 results

  1. Darn it, @Shellseeker, you got me started on these whale teeth! I'm starting to feel a little like Jonah -- swallowed in the mystery of these long-gone beasts. Anyway, I've found another recovery from the Peace River that doesn't seem to fit a common model. It's a small tooth with an inflated root. It doesn't seem inflated the way a river dolphin (e.g. Goniodelphis) is inflated and laterally compressed. I thought for a brief moment that this tooth might be a cheek tooth to go with the odd tooth with the off-center crown -- which I had concluded to be an apical tooth from a river dolphin. One or the other guess must be wrong. Anyone here have an idea about the ID of this tooth?
  2. Dinosaur bone from Texas

    Hi all! This is my first time posting, so please forgive me if these photos aren’t ideal. I purchased this fossil and was told that it’s a dinosaur bone that was found in Texas. I wish I had more specific information to go on, but I’m hoping someone could help me learn a bit more about what I have here. Thanks!
  3. Sediment ?

    Is this just fossil mud with worm holes?
  4. China Trilobite ID request #8

    Another VERY small trilobite.
  5. China Trilobite ID request #6

    Here is my number 6 unidentified trilobite. My photography skills are very limited, but if you need clearer photos let me know. Thanks in advance.
  6. China Trilobite ID request #4

    Again, I have nothing in my notes on this Trilobite except "China". Help.
  7. China Trilobite ID request #3

    I have nothing in my notes on these except "China". Help.
  8. China Trilobite ID request #2

    This is the second from my unidentified draw. It comes (Yichang???), Hubei, China. It's from the Ordovician(?) period. This is a negative of the Trilobite.
  9. Unidentified spiral fossil

    Three different people have posted what I think is a very similar if not the same fossil. In my original post I said it was Mississippian. However, I did purchase it from a dealer that described where he found it. I was not there. He was elderly at the time so there could have been confusion. I think he has passed now, so no way to know Let's assume age is unknown. Here are the other postings. https://photos.app.goo.gl/BCMTpriMfuSoaCi79
  10. Opened mazon creek nodule

    Hey, i just opened a mazon creek nodule with my hammer with a few light taps (since a month going in and out the freezer didnt seem to work) and i found these balls inside. Are they the actual fossil or are the specimens inside the ball? Any answer is appreciated!
  11. dino tracks

    Hello everyone. Is there any way to tell what animal left these tracks? One looks like a reptile/amphibian and the other looks like a bird to me. They were purchased in Tucson (Gem/Mineral show) back in the early 2000's without any description other than "dinosaur tracks". Help!
  12. Unidentified small radiating shape

    Hello all, Im new to this forum and new to fossil collecting. I major in biology and come from collecting numismatics for several years. I’ve found something very unique in paleontology, and that is immense age, which drew me to collecting fossils. The piece below was collected from Jebel Hafeet in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates (quite high up the mountain). I’ve noticed two odd, radiating shapes (just below the mid-area of the rock). It’s about 10-15 mm in diameter. I’m not an expert in fossils but thought it looks too orderly to be classified as inorganic. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Best wishes, Mohammed
  13. ID - Fossil Egg?

    Hi there. I found this in the construction fill dirt around a house in North Carolina. I noticed that it was abnormally heavy compared to the other rocks in the area.
  14. Hello, I am new to this group. I found this rock while hiking in central Greece. It kind of looks like a paw inbedded in a rock. I picked it up because it's colour was unusual. Could it be a fossil? I have no idea what it is?
  15. Mysterious Fossil Found

    Thought this was a cool find! Sorry if it's been posted and I didn't see it on here. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/26/california-earthquakes-july-reveal-mysterious-fossil-simi-valley/2468723001/
  16. Vertebrate Tail Section

    Vertebrate tail section. Mesozoic Fossiliferous probably Cretaceous/Jurassic.. Measurements are 6"L x 4"W x 2.5"D, weight is 2.44 pounds. This fossil was found at a local flea market 15 years ago so, the owner I purchased it from had no additional information to provide. Is there any way to identify what vertebrate this fossil belongs to? It has a light coat of "museum wax" to help preserve it.
  17. So... This specimen is currently in ID- section here, but since it doesnt have any suggestions, I figured out that I should try to get some more features to help IDing. This is from northern Germany. I found this little stone and after a while, I decided to smash this into another rock. It kinda worked and this is what was in there. The fossil itself is quite fragile, and I accidentally managed to swipe lots of the material away from the other half. That was poor handling from my part.. :S I must say that Im quite inexperienced (only "re-prepped" one Otodus tooth which had some features under rock. Turned out to be quite fine fore first "prep" IMO). I have magnifiers, dental tools, glues etc for basic working but no powertools bc I live in an apartment building. Not saying that I would use any powertools for this. How would you guys deal with this, or is this something I shouldnt try to tackle?
  18. Fossil Fish: Neoproscinetes?

    Good day, I'd like some help to identify this fossil fish. It is nearly 11 inches long. From what I've searched it looks similar to Neoproscinetes, but I'm no master of fossil fishes. I'd like to know its species name and if it is indeed a real fossil fish.
  19. Hello, I just recently made an account. I'm in the process of collecting more rare fossils, but while I was cleaning out some space, I came across some old fossils from when I was a small child. These are fossils were purchased in Japan at a Shinto Shrine during New Years about 10+ years ago when I was small, it's a bit fuzzy in my memory so I assume quite a while ago. Unfortunately, the locale and ID of the fossils were all lost (because a kid just throws away the paper immediately . . . right?) except the Spinosaurus. I mostly wanted to know about the two Ammonite fossils, the sharks I just assume are nothing special and Spinosaurus is . . . well just your every day common Spinosaurus. The white one has some kind of green junk on it, which I assume is some kind of plastic that melted onto it. I don't expect anything spectacular from them, but I just wanted at least some ID on them. The ruler is in centimeters.
  20. Cretaceous Fish from Brazil?

    Hi I'm looking at this Fish Fossil from the web. Anyone know what species is it? It is around 7 inches long and the following are the location details: Period: Cretaceous - Early Cenomanian Formation: Santana Formation Location: Regiao de Ceara, Araripe Basin, Brazil
  21. Fossil Plate? Collection From Uncle

    Another specimen given to me by my uncle over 30 years ago. Never really looked at these until recently. Any insight would be great! I have no idea. Thanks!' Dan
  22. Hello, This is my first post since joining. I found a few items in my backyard in the past week I found interesting. One of them I was able to identify on Lance Hall's site (northtexasfossils.com) as a Macraster washitae echinoid. At least that's what it said above the picture in his site (I have absolutely no expertise). Apparently that's some kind of urchin. Cool! That's the first one. Because I have found other obvious fossils in my yard now I am suspicious of every rock I pick up. I'm afraid I'm losing objectivity over whether I'm looking at, I guess you would call them "nature rocks", that are just funny shaped rocks or whether its really a fossil. Well, the second one here looks to me like a section of two teeth. Maybe it is, and maybe it isn't. Before I moved here I would have looked at it and thought nothing of it. I throw myself upon your expertise! Are these teeth? Note: The echinoid is 5.5 cm long and the "teeth" rock is 6.5 cm from the top of the rock to the bottom. I believe I am firmly within the Cretaceous. Fort Worth, TX.
  23. Help identifying this odd tooth please?

    Found at oceans view beach Norfolk VA.
  24. Hi gang, I'm working fervently to prepare a post about the astounding time I had at Fossil Mountain in Utah during my fossil run back in July. (Will take me months to process and identify all these samples from four states.) I found a few partial trilobites at the upper layer of the Lehman formation, but I'm having difficulty identifying them. I freely admit I'm exceedingly weak at trilobites ID. these aren't the best pictures or even the best specimens, but I was there solo and the scree around the cliffs was pretty unstable so I erred in the side of caution. Anyway, Any suggestions much appreciated. I'll post better pictures tomorrow when I get my camera back off of my microscope at work.
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