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  1. Ichthyosaur vertebra

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 3 cm long well preserved Ichthyosaur vertebra from the lower Jurassic in Holzmaden. I found it last year and it was prepped by Roger (Ludwigia). The other side: And from another angle:
  2. Finishing identifying some of the kids' finds. This was an awesome vertebra that my daughter dug out in the Hell Creek formation in South Dakota. It was identified for us as a Champsosaurus vertebra. Is there a way to tell *which* vertebra or *where* on the body it came from? Thanks!
  3. Kem Kem Vert

    Hi A couple of weeks ago I aquired some random bone fossils from the Kem Kem beds in southeast Morocco. Among these fossils was also this small, incomplete (dino? crocodile?) vert. I was wondering if it is possible to ID it. The width is about 13cm (5,1 inch) and the height is about 6cm (2.4inch). Taking pictures that show the complex geometry is quite tricky... I hope the pics work for you. As you can see there is some repair. However, as far as I can see all fragments belong to this vertebra (no creative reconstructions).
  4. This Ichthyosaur fossil has just arrived in the mail, i won it at auction. It comes from Whitby in the UK. There are no repairs. On the last photo attached on top of the Vert, is this a rib bone possibly?
  5. Vertebra identification

    Hello all, I am new to the forum and to fossil "hunting" in general. I was hoping one of you could please help me identify a nearly intact vertebra I found recently at Calvert Cliffs (MD). It measures approximately 4.5" superior-inferior, 5" transversely and 5" anterior-posterior. I have several more pictures but am having a difficult time "re-sizing" the photos (as a true amateur would)! If you need more info/pics, please let me know. Thanks in advance for the lesson!
  6. New Jersey Vertebra

    Hey everyone, I found this vert today at ramanessin brook. This site has mostly cretaceous marine fossils but sometimes dinosaur material is found. This vert is very heavy and solid. I'm thinking it's plesiosaur but I'm not 100 percent sure. There is one large hole on the bottom of the vert. One cool thing about this specimen is that there is a bite mark that can be seen in the last picture. I'd love to hear what you all think this is. Thanks!
  7. Raptor vertebra?

    I just recently bought this on a certain auction site (that I've been spending too much time on lately). The seller said it is most likely a raptor caudal vertebra. It was a surface find from the Judith River Formation about 30 miles north of Glasgow, Montana. Is the seller's ID accurate?
  8. Ichthyosaur vertebrae

    From the album Holzmaden

    Three damaged Ichthyosaur vertebrae from the lower Jurassic of Holzmaden. The piece is about 10 cm long and was prepped by Roger (ludwigia): Originally this one was on the same stone as this vertebra: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/image/46420-ichthyosaur-vertebra/ The best one:
  9. Ichthyosaur vertebra

    From the album Holzmaden

    A massive 4.7 cm long Ichthyosaur vertebra from the lower Jurassic of Holzmaden. Roger (ludwigia) prepped it for me ! Originally this one was on the same stone as this vertebra: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/image/46428-ichthyosaur-vertebrae/ The other side: And from anther angle: (here you can see how massive it is !)
  10. North Sulphur River fossils

    Another trip to north sulphur river and few more mysteries....Thanks in advance. 1. fish vert? 2. fish vert? (concave on both sides) 3. Stratodus jaw fragment? (1 1/4 inch) 4. coprolite or geo? 5. mystery bone with what appears to be tooth marks?
  11. Not sure if this is man made or some type of vertebra fossil
  12. Information on this vertebra

    Can someone please help me identify this vertebra. It was found in north Mississippi in a creek with shark teeth, coral, shells and other items. It is 9" tall, 5" front to back and 4" wide. I'm not having great success finding someone that can identify this. Or much success uploading the pics so I might have to do it in separate posts. Thank you for any help received.
  13. Snake?

    Salutations! Just wondering if this might be a snake vert, as we've never found any and are unsure on this one. Not the best of condition, though...
  14. Kem Kem Vertebra

    Is it possible to ID this vertebra? Thanks ...
  15. Ichthyosaur vertebra

    From the album Marine reptiles

    Ichthyosaur vertebrae from Black Ven, Charmouth, Somerset, U.K.
  16. Unknown Vertebra

    So my friend recently bought a fossil and is unsure as to what exactly it is. We unfortunately don't know the formation or locality, but we are reasonably sure it is some sort of vertebra. Any help would be appreciated.
  17. I haven't been into fossils since I was a child, and I haven't had a good vertebrate zoology class since college. When I found this on a dredge spoil island while on an afternoon boat cruise I knew it was a vertebra, but that's about it. It's heavy like rock. I did a bunch of googling for all the most common things I could think of (Horse, Cow, Whale, Dolphin, Turtle) then I actually started to think it might be a fossil, particularly because the shape of the vert body didn't look like any of the things I was looking at. After a bunch of searching about the concavity/convexity of the articulating surfaces I think it's the vertebral body of a large reptile but with all the interesting processes broken off. So I looked for images of alligator, crocodile etc and I couldn't find anything with such a pronounced concavity/convexity relative to the width/height. Could this be a legit cool dinosaur fossil? Any Ideas? Location: North Carolina, Cape Fear river https://goo.gl/maps/EvB3g9456b82 Here is an animated gif from a bunch of angles, it's big (about 13mb) https://www.dropbox.com/s/fbablfmz9h82rbn/vertebra_all_angles.gif
  18. Hi all, I've this nice vertebra fossil from the Hell Creek Formation in Harding County, South Dakota. I'm pretty sure it is a Crocodillian vert but not sure of the species or genus. Also, is it possible to tell which part of the body this belonged to? Any suggestions are welcome and much appreciated! Cheers, Jojo
  19. Vertebra? Human?

    I found one this week on a beach in southern California. Any ideas on where it came from? It is very close in size and shape to human lumbar vertebrae.
  20. Hello. Good morning to everyone who participates in my favorite Forum! I bought from an American seller (never, ever from a Malaysian seller ), 5 articulated Psittacosaurus vertebra. I know it is most likely real, but my main doubt is where exactly these vertebrae fit into the skeleton? And in this same lot, I also bought the Pitsittacus ilium fossil: Everything 100% Real? Was it a good purchase? Thank you for all the answers.
  21. Hamstead Vertebra

    Hi, Sorry I haven't been that active on here recently for the last few weeks, I've been incredibly busy. I've made a few trips to Hamstead over the past few weeks (I'll post some of the highlights later) and have just got back from a very wet and windy trip today, which as usual did not disappoint. The most interesting find of the day, along with a snake vertebra and an anthracothere premolar, was this fairly intact vertebra. My initial thoughts were perhaps crocodilian or mammalian but it looks very different from any Diplocynodon vertebra I've ever found, and I can't find a match to any mammals. The spinous process is nearly intact and it has a very narrow neural canal. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Theo
  22. Hi folks Are all mossy verts concave one side and convex t'other? All the images I've found aren't clear enough. @JarrodB @doushantuo @LordTrilobite
  23. poo?snake?vertebra?

    found in east texas at base of 12-15ft wash out, thought it was coprolite at first but not sure now, any help? more pics here http://easttexasindianartifacts.blogspot.com/2017/07/more-east-texas-fossils.html
  24. Phlange?

    Hi - I am new here and found this on the bank of the Red Deer River today. I have pulled elk and bison bones out in the same area - this looks older to me. Can anyone tell me anything about it?
  25. Finished today

    Finished this today. Initially I was going to extract the vert and have it without matrix and then I saw the stunning crinoid bits, I love the pentacrinites stars. Found two ribs too so that was a real bonus. While the vert was easy to remove matrix from, it just pinged off, strangely to me at least the larger bone was sticky. There is a bit of matrix still on it but I've added some acrylic ink so it doesn't stand out too much. A light coat of Paraloid (10%ish) was added to all but the vert.