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Found 409 results

  1. Fish vertebra for ID

    Hello! Is it possible to identify fish by this vertebra? Diameter ~ 3 mm. Western Ukraine, Miocene. Thanks!
  2. Can you identify this vertebra?

    Hello all. I found this vertebra on the beach in Jersey City on New York Bay. Unfortunately I highly doubt it’s fossil. 2.5 inches tall by 2 inches wide. Obviously not fish. I am hoping it’s a marine mammal but suspect it might be dog. Thank you
  3. Howdy! Took a quick trip up to Dallas last week (kitten transport to two lucky families!) and I got a little fossil hunting in as well. The creek was Woodbine Form. Found this partial vertebra and was thinking it was mosasaur (FINALLY FOUND ONE! even if it is pretty banged up) but a friend says maybe not? Any thoughts? And also found this lovely little shark vert. Any way of telling what kind? (I think it's a shark vert, anyways. I might be wrong...lemme know!) Measurement in Inches
  4. Brazos River Vertebra ID?

    Location: Brazos Riverbed, near Brookshire, Texas Estimated Age: Pleistocene Matrix: Sand, low water, gravel I found this vertebra in the riverbed yesterday and could use help identifying it, if possible. I found this link, which made me think it was possibly a turtle vertebra, since it looks like the front is convex and the back is concave. It's a pretty large vertebra, so my turtle guess may be completely off, unless this is another hesperotestudo piece. Thanks for any help or suggestions! --Brandy
  5. Carolina Coast Vertebra

    Hey there! New user, and probably not likely to stick around for long if I'm honest. I've just never had much of an affinity for forums, I'm afraid. That said, I have been absorbed by this particular specimen for several decades. The only suggestion I've heard so far is some kind of whale, but I was curious if I could narrow it down a bit more. Also, I'm not an expert, but it seems pretty different from most whale vertebrae I've looked up. That said, there are a lot of bones in a lot of kinds of whales out there, so I could easily, easily be wrong in my skepticism. This was found on a beach in southeastern North Carolina, it is approximately 7 cm long, nearly 11 cm across, and almost 9 cm in height, for reference, in case the ruler is tough to read. View from behind: View from above: View from the front (and upside down): View from the side: I appreciate any help or information anyone can offer, and if nothing else, I hope you guys get some enjoyment from the puzzle! Let me know if I did anything wrong or if you need more info and I'll see what I can scrounge up to help you out. Cheers!
  6. Hello everyone, I just bought a caudal vertebra of a diplodocus. It is from Wyoming and quite impressive in terms of size. I have no idea if such pieces could be faked... thanks a lot for your feedbacks
  7. Vertebra, Shark, fish, or gator?

    Went hunting yesterday. Gorgeous day. Fast currents, deep water that is forecast to get deeper and faster by Monday. Mostly small , broken shark teeth, but there were 4 that were fun to find. A partial Sloth tooth, heavily worn at the chewing surface. I am thinking Harlan's. I found it in the 2nd sieve , which kept me at that location for the next 6 hours. Note the heavy wear on the left side of the chewing surface. A couple of hours later, I just noted a nice Equus canine on the edge of the screen and grabbed it before it slid back into the depths. The lack of river wear on the tooth makes this one on my finer examples. For a little while, I was finding some geologic material that glinted back at me. It seemed calcified, and could have been coral or sand concretions. L 34, W 27, H 22 mm, Comments appreciated. Finally, the target of this thread. This is only the 3rd or 4th of this type of vertebra that I have found, the others being smaller and more water worn. Convex/Concave ends, lots of fine lines, no obvious processes, L 25, W 23, H 18 mm zz
  8. A little help with these bones?

    Hi! I have a couple of bones that I would love some help with. The first appears to be a metacarpal perhaps (?), about 2.5" long - of unknown origin. I received it in two pieces, with a bit of the surrounding matrix still intact. The matrix is rust-colored & grainy, almost similar to what you might find on a Spino tooth; although the fossil itself isn't colored like any spino specimen I've encountered, plus its a pretty small bone. Any thoughts on what it might be? Secondly, is a vertibra, perhaps caudal (?). Very small, roughly an inch squared. My assumption is that it is mammalian in origin. It's color is reminiscent of various bear, lion & canine examples I've worked with, but I would differ to the more knowledgable minds here. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!
  9. I was out yesterday doing a final hunt before the snow sets in here in Montana on the Judith River formation and found this claw along with this vertebra, no other bones around so possibly from the same animal. I have found theropod claws that are much smaller and this one is huge when compared. I searched for the tip but sadly couldn't find it. I assume because of the size it would be a tyrannosauroid but not certain. Can it be determined to be a toe claw or hand claw? Is the vertebra identifiable? @patrickhudson
  10. Cervical vertebra Morocco

    Hi everyone, I bought this fossil, it was labelled as a possible cervical vertebra section and comes from Morocco. Has anyone got any idea what animal it may have come from? Is it part of a vertebra? Hope you can shed some light on it. Thanks.
  11. Kem kem vertebra

    I got this vertebra from kem kem ,Morocco for quite a while and even make a topic for help in ID before ( maybe 2-3 mo ago ? not sure can't remember) . now I finally have time to clean & remove some matrix that cover this vertebra and I hope that could help in identification of this vertebra I appreciate every comment and opinion on ID this vertebra . Thank you. Guns.
  12. Vertebra ID

    Hello, I found this vertebra on the beach this morning in Charleston, SC and was hoping someone could help ID it. My initial guess was a dolphin vertebra? Thanks in advance!
  13. I found this at a good price. It seems legitimate.
  14. Hello, I really just wanted to get some opinions on this fossil I saw online. It's already been sold but it was going for a good price! Is it real? Dimensions were listed as 5.6" tall, found in Morocco. It's from a dealer that seems legitimate but I can't help but be skeptical because of the price! So sorry, I'm very new to the fossil community. Thank you for your time.
  15. Strange Grab Bag of Bones

    So over the past couple of posts, i have focused on the individual bones that I have found in the overburden dig site at my plant. One spot in particular has continuously been a gold mine, and have lovingly called my Proboscidean site, after the Proboscidean scapula fragments I first found there. Over the course of 14 months (4 to 6 hours per month) I have dug up more and more fragments of different bones that eventually piece together, but now i have started to find bones of other animals. With all this I have started to wonder if there is some bigger picture I am missing trying to ID each bone separately, or did we just hit a former sinkhole when digging up the overburden, and i am just finding everything that fell/washed in?
  16. Reptile Vertebra

    Here is a small vertebra I found while at my Proboscidean dig spot. I was able to find that i closely matches a reptile vertebra, but i do not know what kind of reptile based off of size and that is only has 2 wings on the sides and not 4. What do you all think?
  17. Large Mammal Vertebra Possibly?

    Here are some more vertebra that i had dug up where i have been piecing together a large shoulder blade. From what I could research, I think it is a sacral vertebra in the Proboscidean family. What do you all think?
  18. Sauropod vertebra?

    Any thoughts on this? Being sold as sauropod cetiosaurus vertebra from Kimmeridge Clay. 11cm x 12 x 5.5 The hole at the bottom, seller says is predation from a scavenger -- size and shape matching croc or pliosaur. I'm suspecting plesiosaur, looking at a drawing of cetiosaur verts I found online. This one seems too rounded. Any thoughts, much appreciated. Attached the drawing below too.
  19. Odd tiny vert need ID

    No idea what this is from but it is in really nice shape and completely fossilized. North central Nebraska. Miocene
  20. Endochrus? (Enchodus)

    I purchased this as an Endochrus Spine Section. I have since tried to find more information on the species, but a Google search only returns online listings, and no information pages. As far as Google is concerned, it seems the species doesn't exist. The whole piece is a little over 4 inches across, almost 5 at it's largest point. The vertebra itself is maybe 2 inches long, and almost 2 and a half tall. I have no information on it's origins. It was pretty cheap, so I am not freaking out about all of this, but I WOULD like to know if anyone has heard of an Endochrus, and if so, what is it? If not, what might be a more accurate name for this? Thank in advance. ::EDIT:: The seller has informed me that the locale is the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
  21. Large Ichthyosaur Vertebra, Penarth, Wales

    Hey everyone, I recently acquired this ichthyosaur vertebra that was originally collected in Penarth, south Wales, UK. What initially struck me was the vertebra's size, since it's by far the biggest one I have of any ichthyosaur: Now, other large ichthyosaur remains have been described from the very same location. The paper is freely available here: https://bioone.org/journals/acta-palaeontologica-polonica/volume-60/issue-4/app.00062.2014/A-Mysterious-Giant-Ichthyosaur-from-the-Lowermost-Jurassic-of-Wales/10.4202/app.00062.2014.full The cliffs at Penarth apparently contain multiple exposures of different formations, which can make assigning isolated remains from there to any one time period problematic. The authors tentatively date the bone described in the paper to the lowermost Jurassic based on attached matrix and microfossils it contains. Finding references for the sediment of each formation from this locality is tough, but the matrix on my vertebra resembles that in the paper at least superficially. I have tried contacting Dr. Peggy Vincent, a co-author of the study who works on Jurassic marine reptiles from Europe, but sadly no luck thus far. My questions are: - Are there any features that might help date this fossil to a certain time period, or identify the formation it originated from? - The authors of the study assign their fossil to Shastasauridae - are there any features that can identify this vertebra on a family level? Thank you for your help!
  22. Hello, I saw these fossils, according to the seller they are dinosaur vertebrae, found in Hell Creek, but he does not mention any species or group of dinosaurs. What I want to know is if they look like dinosaurs to you, either ornithopod or theropod, and if they look like other hell creek fossils you've seen. Thanks in advance.
  23. Big Brook Vertebra

    Hey I found this while sifting and was not sure if it was a vert but i took it home and cleaned it up with a small electric engraver and dental pick and here it is. It looks like a vert but from what? biggest one I have found! Thanks!
  24. I haven’t been getting out and about much now a days. The heat and Covid has been keeping me indoors for the most part. The weather is slowly changing to fall and I decided to hit up my white river spot. It’s been a couple months since I’ve been, but boy, the spot just keeps on giving. Right out the gate, I was harassed by a rattlesnake...apparently they do exist. After giving that little bugger plenty of breathing room, I began a several hour hike around my super secret, private property, land owner permission having spot! it wasn’t long before I found a large ancient alluvial deposit. Bones were strewn about, and here I found numerous oreodont jaw pieces of varying sizes. After scooping up all the low hanging fruit, I made my way up the hills that would have deposited said fruit. Here I found a tortoise that I left there in situ because those things are impossible to put back together. After dismissing the idea of another jigsaw puzzle turtle, I crossed a valley and made my way back to a spot that had produced some nice large bones in recent hunts. It wasn’t long before the find of the day caught my eye. An oreodont upper jaw(in pieces but good condition and all there) laying upon the scry. As I carefully dusted away the bits of sand and collected the jaw, I noticed that the whole lower jaw was buried just beneath it! Two for the price of one! And the lower jaw was fairly solid only being broken in half! Lucky me! I did also find three large bones that will have to be reassembled-but they aren’t as cool as my jaw. Sorry the pics are out of order, but you guys get the idea. Sorry if this reads like a 2 year old wrote it, I’m exhausted and it’s late. Happy Hunting y’all!
  25. Iguanodon vert?

    Wondering what people think of this? Being sold as Iguanodon vertebra from Hastings Bed formation. 16 x 12 x 8 It doesn't resemble other iguanodon verts I've seen for sale, so I'm wondering if might be a partial/just the top part of a vertebra, or another type of bone? Thanks for the help
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