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Found 15 results

  1. Clubmoss leaf? Late Devonian Lithuania

    Dear Guys, Today found one erratic in gravel and when I splited it I found this leaf like imprint. It is 3 cm length. By the shape I would say it is from big clubmoss but I very need more opinions, maybe it is possible to identify genus or family? Any help will be appreciated! Best Regards Domas
  2. Dear Guys, Today I found one very interesting piece of skull, as I remember I have showed you one non- mammoth elephant skull fragment that was between 1,5 and 3,2 cm thickness. Today's fossil is very similar fragment, also with brain surface but it has one cavity that reminds me of tusk place. This skull fragment also have some cavities but very few, and it is little thinner (between 0,9 cm and 2,3 cm thickness (it is thicker in the place of possible tusk). I would think it is also from rare elephantid or maybe hippo (because it is thinner)? Please help with ID of this piece, it can be scientifically important. Any help will be appreciated! Best Regards Domas
  3. mammoth skull fraction?

    Dear Guys, Yesterday I found the small but very thick skull bone fraction with brain imprint preserved, it is between 1,5 and 3,2 cm thick and 6 cm length. I have seen the central line in frontal bone that is visible in mammal skull but my find has quite massive ridge near central head line that is visible in the side of fragment. I would think it can belong to mammoth but I am not completely sure. Judging by small anatomy and thickness of bone, what it might be? Best Regards Domas
  4. Large femur- bison or hippo?

    Dear Guys, Today I found the lower articular piece of big femur, the length of articular end surface is 13 cm. It is very similar to bison but judging by size I think it could belong to hippopotamus. I also checked wooly rhino but there are some differences in the articular surface. Any idea what it might be? Best Regards Domas
  5. Please confirm frog omosternum fossil in matrix

    Dear Guys, I recently found the triangle bone in dolomite erratic of Varena town, South Lithuania, it is 4 mm length. It has the wider growths in the lower sides and straight blunt bony growth in the top. The dolomite also has poorly visible calcified lenses (maybe oncolites?). The erratic is typical to Triassic arid conditions and should belong to Late Triassic epoch because frogs from Early Triassic are found only in Madagascar island. Here is the link in frog omosternum: http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/08/27/blombergs-toad-and-buddies/
  6. Cave bear tibia?

    Dear Guys, I found this 17 cm length bone fragment in the sand dune layers of Varena town, there was the building site where the sand was deeply mixed up with younger layers. Judging by the shape, I think the most correct version should be bear (the tibial plateau is separated and not found). The last brown bear (Ursus arctos) in Lithuanian territory was hunted in 1885 but the tibia is quite big and maybe there are more features that could differ from present bear that is known is the European and Russian forests. Please help to confirm Ursidae family by this bone and if you are able, identify the species by size or other features. Any help will be appreciated! Best Regards Domas
  7. Carnivore or ungulate radius?

    Dear Guys, I have found this bone fragment about 6 months ago and I am not sure which family of mammal it belongs to. It is the lower end of radius, to me looks like similar to carnivorous cat but I am not sure if it cannot be an ungulate. The length of piece is 9 cm. Please help to identify this bone. Any help will be appreciated! Best Regards Domas
  8. Dear Guys, Today I prepped out the scraps of two bones in flint and also have another completely preserved. The first bone cavity in the picture belongs to frog clavicle and coracoid block in my opinion, the second cavity is scapula like and the third bone is scapula like complete fossil example. The scapula like bones are very tiny- they are only 3 mm length, the coracoid/clavicle block is 4,5 mm length. The remains are found several years ago in Varena town and Barciai village (varena district), South Lithuania, the Baltic States. Please help to confirm or identify frog bone block and especially help with ID of scapula like remains. I can tell that there are not visible joints in scapula like bones and the both specimens are from different sides. Any ideas? Best Regards Domas
  9. Pterosaur or Enantiornithine coracoids?

    Dear Guys, I have found three coracoid bones in flintstone that are about 0,5 cm length and made the cavities of them by needle. There are two versions about these fossil ID in my opinion- enantiornithine bird or pterosaur (pterosaur is more possible because the lower wider part of bones is not very wide as in almost all birds and the pterosaur, e.g. ornithocheiridae coracoid shape is very similar!). If these are pterosaur coracoid bones they should belong to small species (maybe rhamphorhynchoids), if small bird bones- they should be very primitive, probably early Cretaceous and I do not know any birds with this shape except Enantiophoenix (Enantiophoenix coracoid is even little wider and the bone cavity is very small, not so big as in my specimens). Please help to identify these remains by the coracoid form in pterosaurs, primitive birds or even tiny dinosaurs. Any help will be appreciated! Best Regards Domas
  10. Dear Guys, Few days ago I found these three small bones in flint, they look like from sternum zone of small tetrapods. The triangle- like bone with three sharp growths looks like interclavicle (I would think it is from lizard), short bone with central hole looks like manubrium (the bone part near sternum common in amniotes) and the bone with two sharp gwoths below and blunt end in the top to me looks like frog omosternum. The fossils are found in flintstone erratics of Varena town, South Lithuania (the age is at most from Late Jurassic to Paleocene and the most common is Late Cretaceous). Here is the link to frog omosternum: http://schools-demo.clipart.com/search/close-up?oid=249075&q=sternum&s=1&a=c The link to lizard interclavicle: http://www.anoleannals.org/2015/01/15/geometric-morphometric-analysis-of-the-bsa-of-jamaican-anoles/ Second link to it: http://www.biologydiscussion.com/zoology/reptiles/reptiles-origin-history-and-classification/41033 (see fig. 8.57) https://pterosaurheresies.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/the-many-and-varied-origins-of-the-sternae-plural-of-sternum/ (see Saurosternon) And the picture of mammal? manubrium: Please help to confirm these fossils, they are important for my further research. Best Regards Domas
  11. Two bones with the same shape

    Dear Guys, I recently found two small scapula- like bones in flintstone erratics of Varena town, South Lithuania that are dated by Late Cretaceous- Paleocene age, the both are the same in shape and features so I think they are from the same narrow taxon but it is difficult to me to identify. Please ehlp with ID. Best Regards Domas
  12. Bird bones in flint- please help to confirm

    Dear Guys, I recently collected three examples of interesting small bones that have the cavities in the same area, I found them in flint erratics of South Lithuania. One scientist (Jens Koppka) told be that one time the occasional bird bone in flint was found by his colleagues in Lithuania. I recenly found the link with very similar shape of bone known as Enantiophoenix in the middle picture of one publication that I share with you now : https://peerj.com/articles/1032/ Open this link and look for "Comparison of scapulocoracoid between the dromaeosaurid Balaur and other paravians", the cavity in the second scapulocoracoid picture is named as "snf". Please look at my fossil pictures and this link and help with confirmation if you could. Best Regards Domas
  13. Please help with ID of fish scale and tetrapod bone

    Dear Guys, Today I found one interesting fish scale that is 3 mm length and small tetrapod bone (3,5 mm length in flintstone erratic. I think the fish scale is quite specific to assign it to one taxon but I have doubt if the bone is from shoulder or maybe pelvic girdle? Please comment if you can, any help will be appreciated! Best Regards Domas
  14. Walrus tusk fragment?

    Dear Guys, Today I found very interesting and also simply looking tusk fragment in Varena town (South Lithuania) near my home. Its length is 8,3 cm and it has thick bone layer in the both ends. It is almost straight and by appearance of piece I see that it was long and sharp. The age of fossil is Late Pleistocene, the last glaciation times. Any idea what is this? Best Regards Domas
  15. Please help with ID of fossil horse mandible

    Dear Guys, Yesterday I found quite an interesting fossil of horse, it is the lower mandible with three preserved teeth and its length is 19 cm. The measures of three teeth from left to right of the photos are: 1- 2,9 cm width, 2- 2,6 cm width, 3- 2,5 cm width. The fossil found in the forest where sandy Pleistocene layers are near surface, it is found in that layers. I think the genus of fossil is Equus but what about species? Is it only Equus sp. or E. hemionus, E. caballus, E. ferus ferus, other? I noticed that each specie has little or more different location of enamel layers, maybe it could be easier to identify by them? It is found near Varena town, south Lithuania (Baltic States, Eastern Europe). Any idea would be very helpful. Best Regards Domas
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