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Found 87 results

  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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/
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Help identifying this odd tooth please?

    Found at oceans view beach Norfolk VA.
  14. 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.
  15. Unidentified Virginia vertebrate fossils

    These are some fossils that I couldn't quite identify while out looking around an area of land in the Nottoway river drainage today. The first appears to be some sort of bone, my guess is a vertebra potentially belonging to a crocodile, though I am very new to this and am quite possibly incorrect in this guess  Next up is a decent sized fragment of a shark tooth that I initially thought to be a young megalodon, but then wasn't quite so sure after noting the presence of what appears to be a slightly weathered cusp on the side of the tooth that is still present, alongside the fact that the tooth appears to have a slight curvature to it Any insight is well appreciated, thanks! 
  16. Unidentified Trilobite

    Hoping someone can help, Found this specimen along the shore of Lake Erie, just north of Eighteenmile Creek. Trilobite (Cephalon only) Middle Devonian Shale (Hamilton Gp) From Strata, undisturbed Thank you for any help you can offer. Derek
  17. So I bought this Trilobite from what seemed to be a very reliable place, although no information was given about the species or age of the fossil, just that it came from Morocco. I’m new to fossil hunting and by no means am an expert however I heard that Moroccan Trilobites have a habit of being fake. I myself am fairly convinced it’s real, due to the fact it’s quite detailed, however as I say I’m no expert so it would be good to have someones input. If more pictures are needed please let me know. Also if you know what classification it is I’d like to know that too.
  18. Hello, a couple of weeks ago I bought a piece of amber. All the seller told me was that he had no idea what it could be. It has some cracks, I presume that’s why he sold it to me for a really low price. The piece is less than an inch in length. It is from the early cenomanian (98-99 million years old). It comes from the Hukawng Valley in northern Myanmar.
  19. need bone ID please

    This is the smallest fossil bone I’ve ever found. I won’t even take a guess on this one. Found in north central Nebraska sandhills.
  20. Hello, These two items were found on the beach near Lakes Entrance in Victoria, Australia. There's a good chance they may just be rocks, but members of a rock identification forum wondered if they might be fossils, so I thought I'd ask the experts! No 1 has an unusual shape and no 2 has rows of little holes a fairly consistent distance apart. Is anyone able to tell me one way or the other if they are rocks or fossils? Any help is gratefully received. Thanks very much! Anna
  21. 2013 Find

    I had found this on the Yorkshire coastline in 2013, lying loose on the beach. This is a rectangular cuboid structure. Each end is relatively smooth. Three of the larger faces have a textured surface but the middle photograph is taken of the smooth end face which is slightly concave. The other which is an underside (since the specimen stands easily when rested on this side) is smoother but with some evidence of the same texturing but of a lower density than the other three surfaces. Does anyone have an idea of what this is?
  22. Another Fossilized Nut?

    I dug up an old post about what the user suspected to be a fossilized walnut. It looks a little too similar to my suspected nut to be coincidence. Both were found in Indiana. Original thread
  23. So the beach was recently excavated and what was covered by the ocean for so many years, dried out and the sand was excavated and made into huge dunes full of old seashells and mysterious oysters and conches. I found many bivalves and i stumbled upon this weird stone that is covered in fossil like formations and shells. Any idea what it could be? Is it a fossil? Is it extinct? Its driving me NUTS.
  24. My dad actually found this a few years ago in our driveway and thought I'd know what it was so he brought it to me. Pretty sure our limestone gravel came from an Indiana quarry. Haven't really been able to figure out what it is. Some of the grooving looks like it could be a clam but the things that kinda resemble teeth are throwing me off a bit. Anyone think they could help me out?
  25. Rock or bone?

    My last post was identified as a rock. This is one of many pieces that were purchased in a storage locker 15 years ago. I have no idea of location collected. The storage locker was in San Diego, Ca. Any help in identification would be greatly appreciated. The matrix is a mixture of sandstone and red clay.
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