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Found 131 results

  1. I made a quick trip yesterday back to the Ellis County creek where I found so many teeth. With all the work being done to deer stands and feeders near it last time I was there, I knew my days of being able to hunt it this year were numbered, and sure enough, I have been officially banned by the landowner whose pasture I must cross to get to the creek, until at least next February. I knew my two best micro-spots in the creek were pretty much played out until we get floods and erosion, but I figured I might spend some time searching the gravel bars in the creek, and walk a little further down the creek than I had before. I made the walk further down the creek first, and never got around to searching the gravel bars very much. Here's what I spotted just past where I'd been before. How many teeth can you see in that matrix?
  2. Hot Texas Creek Hunt!

    I hunted a remote stretch in Northeast Texas and found a nice variety of items. The vert is from a good size mosasaur. The sawfish teeth always seem to be broken. I found some small shark teeth and a piece of cretaceous turtle shell. The bottles are from the 1930's and 1940's. I really like the Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic bottle. I posted a little info on the old bottles. We saw at least twenty wild hogs in one pack crossing the creek and one giant solo wild boar.
  3. Hi all, I'm hoping some of the resident experts here can help confirm or correct my IDs of the three fossil shark teeth and what I believe is a cetacean lumbar vert shown in the pictures below. I found these recently on a beach along the Calvert Cliffs in Maryland (Miocene exposure). Thanks for your help! For the shark teeth, I believe the the two on the left are both Carcharodon hastalis (though am more confident in my ID for #1) while the one on the right is possibly Isurus oxyrinchus though may also be Carcharias sp. All three have worn roots so I realize that may complicate the IDs. See pictures further below for scale bars and labial and side views of these. From pictures online, I believe this is a cetacean lumbar vertebra. The "bumpy" surface in the two lefthand photos also signifies that the epiphysis is missing, and thus this came from a juvenile, correct? Is it possible to further identify this as from a particular species or genus? Thanks in advance for your help!
  4. I kayaked for five miles on a day with a heat index of 108 degs and found some killer stuff. The Paleo Dalton point made my day. Rare to find mosasaur in this creek but I still managed to find a few verts. The big nautilus was beat up but looks good in my rock garden. The old bottle is a duraglas bottle from 1953.
  5. Unknown Dino vert?

    Hi, I purchased this unprepared, and was wondering what type of animal it came from? It’s from the lance fm, @jpc @Troodon@hadrosauridae, work your magic, please!
  6. Mystery Vert, Calvert Cliffs

    Hi all, I found this strange vertebra today in a small creek that flows into the Chesapeake Bay. If it's a fossil, it is from the Calvert Formation. It's unlike anything I've seen before, and certainly not a cetacean vert, so that begs the question: what is it? I have not done the burn test on it yet to confirm it as a fossil, but can anyone identify it based on morphology? I believe it to be from a large terrestrial animal, but I'd like an expert/experienced opinion. Thank you in advance!
  7. Hey everybody, i work on several part of mosasaurs vertebral column (2 cervical and one dorsal) from morocco and i search an idea to display them, maybe on a stand but i can’t build one in metal because i can’t weld. So do you have any idea for me ?
  8. Judith River formation vert

    Found yesterday near the milk river, Judith river formation. The biggest vert we’ve found for sure. Several other fairly large verts nearby that seemed to be hadrosaur, but not sure - and still 1/2 the size. Lots and lots of meat eater bones as well. -sorry the photos are rotated
  9. Small ornithopod/parkosaur vert?

    Hello, this vert is from Two Medicine formation. 5 x 3.7 cm. Seller doesn't know exact species. Just small ornithopod or parkosaur. It's a nice little fossil in matrix so if it isn't croc or anything, I will add to the buy list. Thanks for the help!
  10. Kem Kem Sauropod vert

    Hello, thoughts on this vert? It looks repaired (I ask seller to clarify repairs). But is it Sauropod? Cervical vert. 7cm by 9cm by 7cm. Which to me seems very small for a sauropod. Thanks
  11. Hypsilophodon vert?

    From IoW. Small.. I'm looking to add a few verts to my collection. This is one I am eyeing. If it passes muster. Thanks for the help
  12. Chased by a Gator!

    Made another trip to the Peace River today. Got on the water by 8 am and headed for a spot where I have previously found mammoth and mastodon teeth. Started digging and by 9 am I had a partial mastodon tooth! Came up with a nice complete deer proximal phalanx, a handful of tiger shark teeth and some mammoth and mastodon tooth chips. My pouch was getting full so I went back to the kayak to safely put the mastodon tooth and other finds in bags and stow them away. As soon as I got back to where I was digging I heard the shovel "clink" on something. Reached down and pulled up a nice vert about 4" across. My probe then bumped something and I came up with what I believe is a mammoth or mastodon patella! Kept digging and started pulling up large bones ranging from 8 " to 12" long and up to just over 4" wide. Ended up with four of them. I was wearing some new gloves recommended by @Shellseeker and was very glad I had them on. When getting up these large pieces I was doing a lot of hand digging trying not to damage the bones while pulling them up. I found an additional large bone that was quite rounded and took a good deal of hand work to free from the sandy bottom. When I finally pulled it up my first thought was - looks like a baboon's behind (lol). I have been through my fossil guide and done some searching on line but haven't found anything that compares to it yet. I had decided ahead of time to head home by 2pm and about 11:30 I began moving all the finds back to the kayak as I knew it would take several trips. When this was done I headed back to the dig spot and the first sifter gave up a nice 1 1/4" meg. This was followed by what I believe is a mammoth germ tooth. More searching on line will be needed verify it. A few more shovels of gravel went into the sifter when I turned around to see an alligator (4" to 5") swiftly heading right toward me! I dropped the shovel and splashed out of the river so suddenly the gator stopped and turned sideways as it kept watching me. It floated there looking at me as I caught my breath and started wondering if I was going to get back in the water to retrieve my shovel and metal probe. We had a bit of a standoff for about 5 minutes. I took the time to load my pouches with the remaining finds I had placed on the bank. Seeing that the gator was just holding in place I mad a quick grab for my equipment and then decided to climb the bank and return to my kayak on land. I had never encountered an alligator in this spot before. Being it is gator mating season they do get more aggressive and territorial. Which means I won't be back to this site for the rest of the season. Thanks to the aggressive gator I called it a day at 12:30. Some photos of the best and largest finds - The stuff in the pail are small pieces that I believe came off the large long bones. Looks like I have another puzzle - like the tusk pieces found previously. Two close ups -
  13. OK, I need some help on a fossil I uncovered today. Details: north-central OK, Permian (mid to lower), Wellington fm, in a slab of mud/sand stone with claystone inclusions and acid reactive. Lots of plant material and partial tetrapod skull in this large slab. With all that out of the way, I hope someone here can give me an ID on this tiny bugger. Its roughly 4mm across. I'm really at a loss for what this is. The only thing that comes to mind is that it might be a vertebra. The two processes (extension) are curved, giving it the appearance of an elephant skull. You can see there is a fresh break at the centrum. Before it broke, is was nicely rounded and whole. So experts, what your opinion here? Vert? reptile? amphib? fish? not a vert? One last thing. Both this, and the skull frag, have a weird deep red coating on the surface. In a way if annoying as its a little harder to get through than the rest of the matrix, but then again I know when I'm getting very close to bone because of the color.
  14. Before the government imposes further travel restrictions me and my family decided to pop down to Lavernock. It was a really sunny day and lots of people were already on the beach. The tide was very low and I was able to go out pretty far. After about 30 - 45 minutes I found my first pieces of triassic bone bed. Which were full of tiny teeth and fish scales. Severnichthys, Lissodus, coprolites etc. As I went further out to sea I began finding more and more tiny bits of bone. As our time to leave drew nearer I found my first vertebra! Even though it's only half it's still amazing. I found an odd looking bone next to the vertebra. If anyone could help ID it that would be great. I'll post a separate topic on that in Fossil ID. My dad found the nautilus on the way off the beach It's fairly big another first for me too. We had a great time and thanks for reading!
  15. Hello every one, does anyone can help me identifying this vert? It seems a thoracic vert, but I can't identify the animal, it was fished in the north sea so it's from pleistocene sediments. Maybe it's from a big cat? (that would be a Dream ahaha)
  16. What vertebra is this? Whale?

    Can anyone identify this vert for me? I’m guessing some type of whale, but that’s as much as I can even guess. It was found in Black Beard creek in Liberty county, Georgia
  17. Mosasaur Vert

  18. Holiday Hunt

    Headed back to the Peace River yesterday after a 17 day absence. Water level and flow were a bit higher than I would have liked due to recent rainfall. I just couldn't stay away any longer! When I started the journey to the river the weather was cool and partly cloudy. Half way there I ran into light rain and fog and began to worry I had made a bad choice to make the trip (rain prediction was 50%). When I got to the river I had to prep the kayak under cover as the rain was coming down heavily. It tapered off as I donned my wetsuit and I set out under cloudy skies. Had almost made it to my planned hunting spot when the skies opened again with a downpour that forced me to hug the bank and hide under some low branches. It stopped raining after about 10 minutes and I continued on. After beaching the kayak I made my usual bank inspection. I reached down at one point and pulled up a handful of gravel from a crevice between some roots. Discovered a nice 1" Tiger shark tooth in my hand to start the day! Worked the area for the rest of the morning and pulled up another four tigers and a 1 3/4" partial Meg along with several other misc teeth. At one point a very large vulture landed on a log in the river within 30' of where I was digging. It sat there for about 15 minutes. It was unusual for it to be so close, and made me wonder if it thought I was it's next meal! Later, after it had left I circled over near where it had been sitting to work the area and finally noticed what the vulture was really interested in. There was a dead alligator, about a 10 footer, wedged belly up under an adjacent log. The alligator was covered with flies and bloated so its true size was hard to determine, but I could see it had some big feet with huge claws! Needless to say, I moved a bit away from the area to continue digging. Came up with some mammoth teeth fragments and a vertebra in the afternoon. Vert is 2" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/2". I will post it separately in the Fossil ID section once I have better photos in hopes of a possible id. attached are photos of the best finds of the day. No photo of the alligator as I was afraid I would drop the phone in the river! It also was not very photogenic.
  19. Vertebra

    Hi guys this is listed on our favourite auction site, it looks pretty genuine to me but it is unidentified, it reminds me of crocodilian material, what do you think thanks and merry Christmas will
  20. Dino or croc vert

    Hello, i bought this vert today, the seller say that is spino but i need à confirmation. It clarly come from the Kem Kem and it’s realy big
  21. Bone Valley Vertebra, Peace River FL

    I found this nicely-fossilized vertebra in the Peace River. It's broken, but there might be enough features left to ID it. It has a "Y" shaped imprint on the ends. Does anyone know what critter this came from? These verts confuse me when I try to ID them and I am never sure. Any help would be appreciated.
  22. Unknown Vert- Dino??

    I have had this piece just sitting in a drawer for a long time and I believe that I bought it for $1.00 from a guy that I use to get some Oligocene White River stuff from in Scenic, South Dakota. This piece looks nothing like anything that I have ever found in the White River Badlands, and believe he got it from somewhere farther North in South Dakota. Looking at it, it looks dinosaurian and am wondering what others think? @Troodon Thanks
  23. Another trip to purse park

    Nice day for hunting. I took a co-worker with on this short search. These are his finds.
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