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Found 464 results

  1. Claw?

    Hi is this a claw it’s 4cm long unknown location and time
  2. Hello there! Last month, I visited the Credit River in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Georgian Bay Formation, Upper Ordovician) to look for some fossilized corals. In addition to a bunch of weathered colonial rugose corals, I found an item that I think is something, but I'm not sure what - perhaps a sponge? Here are some photos of it: Side view - dry: Top view - dry: Top view - wet: Thanks so much! Monica
  3. I found this in ordovician strata that is approximately 450 million years old. It looks like a shell fragment from a bivalve or brachiopod, but it has rounded edges. Any help would be appreciated.
  4. Help identify

    Found the bones in northern kansas in a wash out. They were 8 - 10’ below the surface.
  5. Strange blobs in rock

    Hi when I was in Nova Scotia this summer I was at a cottage off of mink lake near Yarmouth Nova Scotia and found these strange blob lokking things in the rocks there where hundreds of these I every rock around are cottage i don’t know what time or formation there from tho can anyone help me I’d this thanks.
  6. Fossil found in marine limestone deposit Ut. About 9” long. Formation from Mississippian according to USFS.
  7. Jawbone

    Approximately 3" long piece of jawbone. Pointed teeth. I have more pictures, but I could only upload 1 due to file size.
  8. What is This?

    Hello, I am from Minnesota and on vacation in Florida, and I found these things on the ground. What are they? (Sorry if these are not even fossils and just a common rock or something)
  9. Hi, I am Joel, I am completely new to this forum, and I came here because I need some help on something I have been absolutely fascinated with. At work in St. Louis, Missouri, the other day, I found on our lot what I believe to be a chunk of limestone approx. 5" x 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" thick which has some VERY interesting features on one side, and I have spent the better part of the last few days searching the internet for images of fossils that resembled anything on this rock - and aside from the little 'seashell' at the one end, came up largely emptyhanded. I am not sure if the lines on this rock are plant, animal, or possibly even insect. I am sorry to say, this rock was not found in it's native strata, but rather plucked from the building's low-maintenance landscaping - they used crushed limestone as a topping in some areas outside the building, and this one, owing to it's large size, stood out. How long it has been exposed to the elements, I don't know, but I was amazed at how crisp the lines were, with depth, and sharpness, they don't seem to have experienced much weathering at all. I tried photographing the lines to pick up on that detail - the sharpness, but couldn't capture it - not enough zoom. One small possibility, at one end of our building, there IS a limestone outcropping - perhaps one of my coworkers was strolling on the property one day, stooped to examine a rock (this rock) recently calved from that outcropping, and just happened to carry it back towards the door, and dropping it amongst all the other bits of crushed limestone? I took a ton of photos, picked the best, reduced them and uploaded as many as allowed. Can anybody even suggest what I am looking at, and where I might find more information? Any help at this point would be a godsend! Joel H
  10. Upper Cretaceous Unknown

    This 7/8" fossil was found in a creek in west Alabama with lots of Upper Cretaceous fossils
  11. If someone finds a number of fossils that scientist can not ID, does the person that found them get to name them all if they turn out to be new a specie.?
  12. Unknown tyrannosaur

    Hi I found this and am wondering is this a new species of tyrannosaur I don’t think it’s albertosaurus libratus because it is in a collection with gorgosaurus libratus and albertosaurus sarcophagcus so if it was albertosaurus libratus there would not be any specimens named gorgosaurus libratus there are other specimens then just this tooth too any information? Thanks.
  13. Found this stone among the stones in a decorative border around a relative's yard in NJ. Have no idea where these stones originated. Any thoughts would be helpful. Possible fossil is 3 inches long and 3/4 inch at its widest.
  14. Is this a fossil?

    I'm not sure if this is a fossil, but i have been looking at this rock for a few years wondering if it may be a fossil or part of one. I have taken a few pictures to help anyone with potential ID. It is clearly quite porous, which makes me think it is either a fossil or an old bone that has been weathered, but then it almost seems like there are some rocks in it. Any ID help is appreciated.
  15. Odd Fossil

    Hello, So, I was in Kemmerer Wyoming doing a fossil dig, I went to the place on fishdig.com I found many fossils. Ono of them, is very odd, and no one there could ID it. Can someone try to help me ID this fossil? Is it a messed up fish? Jared
  16. Mazon Creek Unknown

    This is my first non-Essexella find so far. Or at least non-indistinguishable-blob find that is. That said, I have absolutely now idea what it is. It looks vaguely familiar but I can’t put my finger on it. I hope the pictures are decent enough, if not I can try again. I uploaded some with a contrast boost as some of the details are faint.
  17. Heyo! Found on the river banks of Humber river in Toronto, Canada I came across this rock this weekend and I was not sure if it was anything special or just a peculiar shaped rock. After some hesitation I decided to pick it up just in case. It has a very distinct wave looking shape to it and the texture on the 'wavy' surface seems rather fossil-esque but I wasn't sure as the cross section doesn't seem to show much of anything. If I had to take a guess I would say its either a coral or maybe its an imprint of some-kind? Let me know what you think If its anything worth keeping or just random rocks: /\ These two pictures show the general shape and size of the piece. /\ These two pictures show the close-up texture on the surface of both sides. /\ This is the side/cross section. Thanks for the help! -Em
  18. Morocco crocodile????

    This is a “pterosaurs” jaw I got as a gift a little bit ago. It was sold as a pterosaurs jaw with composite teeth the species is Siroccopteryx But Am almost 100% sure that it is wrongly identified it looks like a crocodile jaw maybe. So if someone can help me identify the jaw that would be amazing. It was found in the kem kem beds and is 2.3 inches long
  19. Unknown Green River fish

    When I was preparing this fossil I didn’t 100% know what it was but now am even more confused. The vertebrae’s do not match up with the fossil and the body seems pretty weird to. So if anyone could help me with this fish that would be awesome. And no it’s not a fake a prepared it myself.
  20. Morocco crocodile????

    This is a “pterosaurs” jaw I got as a gift a little bit ago. It was sold as a pterosaurs jaw with composite teeth the species is Siroccopteryx But Am almost 100% sure that it is wrongly identified it looks like a crocodile jaw maybe. So if someone can help me identify the jaw that would be amazing.
  21. Hello there! I was inspired by @markjw to check out the Credit River here in Mississauga, Ontario (Georgian Bay Formation, Upper Ordovician) because where I normally hunt there are typically no corals and I'd love to add a couple to my collection. Consequently, I went out for about an hour this morning before the family got up in order to try my luck, and I'm happy to say that I was successful!!! Based on information provided by @FossilDAWG in other threads here on TFF, I think all of my colonial rugose corals are Favistina calcina - here are photos of three of my specimens: Specimen #1 - side view: Specimen #2 - top and bottom views: Specimen #3 - top and bottom views: more to come...
  22. Possible fossil find

    As a newbie first of all Hello everybody Today I was hiking and found an interesting rock along side the old mine road. Knowing that this type of rock may contain crystals I had it split open. It was quite a big rock, but the crystals were so tiny I could hardly see them...so anyway I was about to dispose of it when I noticed something unusual. To me it looks like a piece of a small perforated skin...but to be honest I have no clue what it might be... Any thoughts?
  23. Found this in 2012 somewhere in northwest Alabama, while tromping around. I've no idea what it is, but it looked like some kind of tooth in bone. The big protrusion looks rough and kind of like cement, but looking closer it appears to go into the "bone" area, like a regular tooth. I'm more of a rockhound, but this was too unusual to not pick up. Any help with identifying it would be greatly appreciated.
  24. My brother collects rocks, I however do not. I was at a local auction and there were a number of neat rocks I purchased a bunch and turns out for the most part I did really well. However, this one neither of us knew about but given they came from a museum I was hopeful, the label reads “Petrified turtle eggs, sack of three eggs, Lamedeer, Montana.” I have a whole five bucks invested into it so it won’t hurt me if it’s just a rock.
  25. Need Help IDing Hell Creek Dino Bone

    I have a fossil found in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota. Through studying I have not found a bone that matches mine in any known Hell Creek dinosaur. The bone is 8 1/4 inches tall, 5 inches long, and a width of 1 3/4 inches. The fossil weighs 2 lbs and 14.2 ounces. My belief is that it is from an ornithischian, possibly a ceratopsian or an ornithopod. It has a large hole in it for bone marrow, and at first glance looks like a human hip bone. Please help ID my fossil! Thanks!!!! -Carnoraptor
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