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Found 124 results

  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 -
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. Mosasaur Vert

  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. Another trip to purse park

    Nice day for hunting. I took a co-worker with on this short search. These are his finds.
  17. https://www.academia.edu/36054928/MONOGRAPH_OF_THE_PALAEONTOGRAPHICAL_SOCIETY_ICHTHYOSAURS_OF_THE_BRITISH_MIDDLE_AND_UPPER_JURASSIC Contains a comprehensive osteology down to the last vert
  18. Unkown vertebra north sea

    Does anyone know what this is it's from the north sea and it's 8 cm long. thanks in advance?
  19. Spent a part of the day on the Potomac River. Found a vert of some sort. I believe possibly Alligator. Any info is appreciated. Also, is there a rule of thumb for the size of a vert approximates the length of the subject. I know I have heard a one inch shark tooth approximates a 10 foot shark. I had little luck with teeth except for the usual small stuff. I found a neat looking rock. I don't think its a fossil. Then a piece of iron or something. Here are some pics.
  20. Short hunt but some cool finds. I love the nicely preserved mosasaur vert and the rooted mosasaur tooth.
  21. This is my first trip report in quite a while. I probably need to go back and do some others to catch-up on some other neat finds. My son and I went to Gainesville yesterday with Wild Kyle. We had a great time, and productive day. I found a nice dolphin vertebra in someone’s spoil pile and my son actually dropped a posterior meg in the spoil for the next person. (I realized it was missing when we were taking a wrap up photo, and I went back and found it.) I was really excited to find the ray plate. The condition was not great, but i love finding these things fused. Kyle pointed out a croc scute in my screen that I definitely would have missed and he found part of a dugong skull cap. The nicest meg had a small crack, which broke on the way home, so I had to do a repair.
  22. Not really sure Nodulised is even a word but I found it formed in a round nodule today, this is my first time cracking open one and finding a vert usually they have some part poking out. It was fresh from the cliff and had no indication on what was inside. A real nice surprise. Quite big and a nice split too. Comparison between a smaller recent vert.
  23. Aust Cliff vert

    Does anyone know how to prep out this vertebrae from Aust Cliff? Acid prepping Will burn through the fossil. It measures about 3cm from bottom to the top of the neural arch.
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