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  1. A few weeks ago I sent Roger ( @Ludwigia ) a piece with some bones from Holzmaden. In exchange of some money and some fossils from Zwingelhausen he prepped it for me! Already in the unprepped condition I had the suspicion that it might be a skull or at least a part of a skull. Only a few bones were visible first. Unprepped stone: I found this one in 2016 in the visitor quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. Its about 23 cm long. The prep work was very difficult, because the stone was so hard. It took about 12 hours. But nevertheless Roger did a great job and I am very happy about the result Here are two pictures of the finished piece: As you can see its really a part of an Ichthyosaur skull It might be a juvenile but I am not sure You can see the eyehole very good, although its a shame that the eye itself isnt preserved:
  2. Vertebra ID Florida

    I found this fossil vertebra in a creek in wauchula florida last week and need help with an ID.
  3. Spinosaurus sail?

    Ok, so this is supposed to be a spinosaurus vert, one with part of the sail. At first glance it seems perfect, but upon further study, while trying to place it on spinosaurus skeletons, it doesn't seem to match any exactly. For one thing, spinosaurus sails, at least in the relatively insignificant amount of individuals on display, sail bones that don't go any higher than this one(it appears this is a fully intact sail vert), don't seem to get as wide. And the ones that do, then continue up and get thinner. There ARE similar shaped "sail" bones, at the transition to the neck, and tail, but those aren't as tall as this one. The main bone itself appears to be from the tail, or rear part of the sail, but....well, anywhere that one part of the bone fits well, doesnt seem to match the rest of it very well. Sadly I can't find any good images of many of each type of vert, and anywhere that has good close up views of verts, only have 1 or 2 of any type, which isn't good enough to come to any sufficient conclusions. spinosaur fossils(specifically verts), seem to be something they work with a lot, so I would be very surprised if along with all the other spinosaurus verts they get in, they would end up with the sail spine of some other animal. And if somehow so, then not realizing it.
  4. Fossil or Modern?

    So we found this vertebra(?) among a few coral and shell fossils (including a tiny starfish!) and we weren't sure whether this was actually a fossil or not (or even a vertebra). It was all in some exposed shale. I don't know much about fossil identification, but I can't seem to find anything that matches this. Here is a link to the location of the site: https://goo.gl/maps/qCGeKFBv85z I googled different animals currently in the region and there is nothing that I can find that matches. It's roughly 1 x 1 x 2 inches (sorry for no scale).
  5. Modern or Fossil Vertebra

    Hello, my brother found this vertebra on Plumb Beach in New York. Can you please identify if it is a fossil or not, and if possible, the spieces. Thank you.
  6. Paleocene vertebra from who?

    Went for my first time to purse state park proper (Douglas point is my usual Potomac haunt). Mostly for micro, but I did a bit of surface hunting. Found this beautiful vert, find of the day by far (disappointing otherwise). I’ve no clue what it is, though I assume some sort of gharial. My quick research brought me to eosuchus being the best candidate. With a surprising resemblance to champsosaurus but I think that’s unlikely. Any ideas? Gonna go ahead and tag @MarcoSr. Thanks!
  7. Vertebra Queensland

    Looking through my usual matrix I came across this partial vertebra that has me stumped. Both sections were sitting together in the matrix so assume they are part of the same vertebra. Definitely not fish so some type of reptile ? Hopping the process end is diagnostic enough to determine species. Second piece in post below Mike
  8. Hi, So i have another question. Just saw this on our favourite auction website (no surprise there), listed as a Carcharodontosaurus dorsal. It is 9.25 inches long and not sure exactly what diagnostic features to look out for. Can anyone help narrow down what it could be. Also is there any red flags to watch out for - the seller says there are some glued and filled fractures but wondering if anything has been fabricated (looks almost too nice). Thanks.
  9. Hi all, my wife found this impressive vertebra on the beach at Walton-on-the-Naze this morning. Apart from it being from a bony fish, is there any way of narrowing down the species? It is from the London Clay deposits (Ypresian / early Eocene).
  10. So i have this small vertebra, that may be too difficult to id, but thought it is worth posting in case another member has seen a similar vertebra from the Kem Kem. It is slightly over 4 cm in length. Anyone have an idea what it could be from? Thanks.
  11. Batoid or Squatina Vertebra?

    Hey everyone, I would like your opinion on this interesting vertebra (from the NJ Late Cretaceous). I identified it a long time ago as a first cervical vertebra from either a ray or an angel shark. An expert looked at some pictures and thinks it is a batoid first cervical vertebra. Sorry about the picture quality, these are old photos. Thanks for any help!
  12. Nothosaurus vertebra

    From the album Triassic fossils

    A 4 cm long Nothosaurus vertebra from the "Grenzbonebed" in a quarry near Zwingelhausen (Triassic). Unprepped: This job wasnt that hard because the separation layer between the stone and the fossil is distinctive and the fossil was already exposed mostly !
  13. Possible Vert, but from what

    North Sulphur River find from 5/27/18 Think it's a vertebra but it's not one I recognize, its 4.75 inches wide, 3.25 inches high. Pretty badly beat up from rolling around the river.
  14. White River Formation Atlas

    Hello People Looking for help with identifying the owner of this Atlas bone found in the White River Formation in Wyoming.
  15. Hi friends, Recently I've received this neural arch from Kem Kem beds. It was identified as Spinosaur vertebra...but I'm not sure on this identification, then I'd like some help....someone who can help me, please? could be really a spinosaur or a crocrodile? Below follow three photos of the same vertebra Thanks
  16. Whose Vertebra Is This?

    Found this vertebra over the weekend on Folly Beach, SC. Is this from a shark or a bony fish? Thanks in advance.
  17. Vertebra ID?

    I am currently browsing the internet for an affordable Moroccan dinosaur vertebra, and I have (potentially) found one. However, the seller does not provide an identification for this piece. The only write up provided is: (not directly copied from the seller's writeup) It is 5.8 cm x 6.7 cm x 5.2 cm in volume, and it was found in the Kem Kem basin. Here are the images. I have absolutely no clue how to identify vertebrae, as I have only ever collected fossils from the Ordovician! Any input would be valued. Thank you! FS
  18. Nothosaurus vertebra

    From the album Triassic fossils

    A 3 cm long Nothosaurus vertebra from the "Bonebed" in a quarry near Zwingelhausen (Triassic).
  19. Pterosaur cervical vertebra?

    Hi, just wondering if this is a pterosaur cervical vertebra (listed as such) since i can't find any similar specimens or references. It is from Morocco (Kem Kem Basin) and is 6.2cm (just under 2 and a half inches).
  20. mammal vertebra

    This vertebra is different the typical ones I find. I found it in pleistocene gravels of the Brazos River in SE Texas. Any ideas? The neural canal is so small....
  21. In these two threads I mainly present finished prep results of the fossils I found in a quarry near Zwingelhausen: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/83796-maybe-a-new-emphasis/ http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/84219-some-more-bones-and-teeth/ But one of the reason why I currently hunt more in Zwingelhausen is that I can prep the fossils from Zwingelhausen with my new engraving pen (HW-10). Its somehow easier than prepping for example bones from Holzmaden, because there is a better sparation layer between the stone and the fossils. All fossils come from the triassic (Bonebed). At first this 5 cm long vertebra: You can only see the cross section: After 20 minutes of preparing: And the for now finished piece: I prepped it only from one site and didnt glue both sites together until now ... The second one I want to show is a rib fragment from Zwingelhausen: It was broken in three parts and was very difficult to prep. At first I began to prep from the other side but there the separation layer. Because of that there is this hole in the stone to ome to the other side of the fossil. Here is the finished prep work: (After three hours ...) I know that I am not very good in prepping fossils but I hope that I will learn much more in the future and that I become better and better !
  22. Pliosaur vertebra

    Hey everyone. Saw this vertebra online labelled as a Pliosaur vertebra. I heard pliosaur is quite rare and valuable so maybe this could be a good deal. What do you think? It is from Gloucester UK. also from the Upper Triassic (Rhaetian) Thanks for suggestions! (Not sure if I will be able to respond quickly to this post but I will do it ASAP. )
  23. Vertebra from Florida

    I had to look at this one twice. It seems to have a process sticking off the wrong side of the centrum at first glance. The pedicles and neural arch are missing, and the spinal canal location is evident. It has a pronounced triangular shape. This leads me to think I am looking at 1/2 of an Axis vertebra, but the shape seems all wrong for that too. What are we looking at here? 3.5 inches across. 2.5 inches deep
  24. Some more bones and teeth !

    Last Sunday I was in the quarry Zwingelhausen and I found again some Triassic stuff ! I only searched in the "Bonebed", where you can find many bones but they are often damaged and worn. In this topic I already presented the quarry and some of my finds from there: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/83796-maybe-a-new-emphasis/ Here is a picture of the quarry: This time I found some nice ribs ... For example, this one: It's about 15 cm long and it was very difficult almost impossible to excavate it, because the stone is really hard and the fossil is very fragile ! I will post my finished "prep" (or better gluing) work in the next days Here is another small (5 cm long) rib fragment. It was fun to prep this one so although it's not nice or a complete piece I decided to post this one: The next one is a very nice vertebra: Unprepped: This job wasnt that hard because the separation layer between the stone and the fossil is distinctive and the fossil was already exposed mostly ! The vert is about 4 cm long: I think that most of my bones are Nothosaurus bones ... And the last one for today is this Acrodus tooth: They are very common but this one is big with a length of 1.2 cm and the preservation is very good in my eyes ! I will continue this topic in the next days ... Thanks for watching ! Hope you enjoyed
  25. Fossilized vertebra

    Hello everyone. This is my first "identification" post. First and foremost: I purchased this from eBay for a reasonable price. That being said, even though the dealer is reputable and supposedly got it from a reputable source...well we know how that goes. The reason I bought it, is because 1)I can reasonably identify it as fossil. 2) The protruding object that got lodged in its sedimentary matrix, nearest to the transverse process? A tooth? So it was advertised as being disassembled and sold from a Plesiosaur vertebrae, named "Victoria". It was supposedly recovered from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Some observations: 1)The tooth-looking object. 2)It's unusually white color 3)The sandy sediment (more like a coastal recovery?) 3)Glue? on the superior part of the fossil?? Question:1)Is there reason to believe it may be from a Plesiosaur. (some from a different forum believe it may be a Miocene mammal? Dolphin?) Please forgive my lack of experience in this field...as I am very new to it. VERY new. LOL. Thanks!