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Found 288 results

  1. Unknown mammal vertebra

    This was a creek find in Central Illinois. We don't know how old or really anything about it. Bison remains turn up somewhat frequently but it looks like maybe horse? probably modern? I apologize for the difficult to read scale. It is a six inch scale, that's all I have at work unfortunately. Thank you for any help.
  2. Nothosaur vertebra

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A 3.5 cm long Nothosaur vertebra from a triassic "Bonebed" in a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). Two more pictures:
  3. Spinosaurus bones?

    Can anyone identify these as spinosaurus bones. Ive come across these pictures with very little information, other than apparently spinosaur bones from Morocco. I think the verts look clearly spinosaur, but I'm not very familiar with spinosaur long bones, although they immediately struck me as looking a little off. Maybe them being flattened is throwing me off. This seemed like a perfect opportunity for not just help learning spino long bones, but also while dealing with details like that, which can interfere with "standard" identification. In the 4th picture, the fossil on the bottom right--is that a vert with a long bone next to it? It's positioned like the sail of the vert, and seems to be attached to the vert but something about the bone looks wrong for part of the sail, to me...maybe that it looks like it's rounded along the length's edge, which I thought was not how they were shaped(if I'm wrong, I could also be just picturing dimetrodon sail spines...well, or just plain wrong, of course)? ...As well as looking just like the other long bones present. Thanks for any and all help!
  4. Vertebra Bone

    We were in Milsap, Texas floating the Brazos river (off of Hwy 20 and 281) My husband thought he stepped on a large rock, but it was this! I can't figure out what it comes from. I looked at most livestock vertebrae and it didn't seem to match up. Very curious what we found! Please help! :-)
  5. Hi guys! I haven't been on TFF for AGES but am getting back in the groove. My question for y'all today is regarding these fossils. They are Pleistocene cave bear fossils from Romania. I bought these as juvenile intervertebral disks. Is that what these are? They are much lighter and led dense than verts. I'm curious.
  6. Vertebra id

    Besides of the tooth and several other bones I also found some this vertebra: I am really not sure if its a mammal vert or something. Is it even fossil? I have my doubts.... Its from the area of Ijmuiden (Netherlands), so its probably from the Holocene. Can anybody help on the id? Again perhaps @LordTrilobite or @Harry Pristis ?
  7. vertebra

    I’ve always wondered what kind of critter this vertebra was from. I’m assuming bison. I thought it was interesting because of what look like cut marks on the top of the spine. Do you think this is evidence of butchering? Thanks for any input
  8. Vertebra Prep Questions

    I would like to try to prep a whale vertebra I found, but I have a few questions before diving into the preservation part. My questions come in 2 parts: Paraloid suggestions and matrix removal questions. Paraloid: For something this big, should I attempt to find a container and dunk the whole thing in the paraloid solution, or should I use a brush to go around the whole surface? Any suggestions for the ratio of paraloid to acetone? 1:10? 1:20? I've read different ratios thrown around, but I'm not sure what is best for which situation. Matrix removal: There is a large section of material on the under side of the vertebra that I'm unsure about removing. This rectangular section seems to be much harder than the rest of easily removable soil. Even though it transitions from reddish to tan in color, it is all the same hardness. Should I even attempt to remove it, or just leave it? It's clearly not part of the original vertebra, but I'm not sure what it even is. Thanks a lot for any help and/or suggestions! Fossil ID post with additional pictures:
  9. Sharktooth Hill Whale Vertebra

    Earlier this summer I had a chance to dig at Slow Curve at Ernst Quarries. A few teeth were found along with a small dolphin vertebra, but the best find was this large whale(?) vertebra I pulled out as the rain clouds were quickly approaching. From my internet research, I believe it is a whale lumbar vertebra, but that is all I could determine. Whatever it is, I feel lucky to have found it and want to know as much as I can about it! Is there any chance to pin down anything more specific about this piece, such as species? Ideally, I would like to reconstruct the broken processes and make a display. Are there any collections of images for whale vertebrae that could also help with identification? (I couldn't find any good sources while searching) Am I correct in thinking the two parallel broken processes in the second image were the top (dorsal?) of the bone? Is it possible to tell which way the bone faced toward the head and tail originally? I appreciate any help that you guys and gals can provide! Each of the photos has a US quarter, Euro, and centimeter scale for reference. (I first tried photos with lights on both sides, but then the shape of the vertebra was very difficult to see.)
  10. Dinosaur Vertebra

    From the album Fossil Collection

  11. Large fossilized vert

    I’ve had this one for a while, never had it identified. Thanks for input
  12. Florida vertebra?

    Found on beach and two frontal holes. Help with ID appreciated.
  13. Large vertebra

    I find lots of these and never know what kind of critter they came from. Definitely fossilized
  14. Peace River, Digit or Vert?

    Found in the Peace River, Florida, Bone Valley. Is this a digit or a vert? And which species? It feels fossilized, and was found in a spot with other Pleistocene bits.
  15. Ichthyosaur vertebra

    From the album Holzmaden

    A 3.5 cm long Ichthyosaur vertebra from the Posidonia shale from the quarry Kromer near Holzmaden. Another picture:
  16. Fossil Vertebra ID

    Hi all, I was going through the haul of Amelia Island shark teeth that I collected as a kid, and I found a vertebra that I had forgotten about among the teeth. Its quite small, maybe half a centimeter the long way. I'm pretty sure the thing is roughly Miocene aged along with the rest of the fossils that show up on Amelia beaches (Although my understanding is that they are pulled up through dredging so I could be completely wrong!). Its pretty heavily weathered from the ocean so I'm not expecting a miracle here, but I'd love to learn a bit more about my (re)discovery!
  17. I wasnt very active recently so sorry for that. But the last weeks I was several times hunting for fossils in the quarry Kromer in Holzmaden (Germany) and in this thread I want to show you some things I found there. As some of you know may know I am mainly interested in marine reptile fossils so most of the finds are marine reptile bones and teeth ... So firstly some teeth. I actually found a lot of them but these are the best ones I found this year: A 2 cm long Steneosaurus tooth (crocodile): Another Steneosaur tooth with a length of 1,8 cm: And the last 1.2 Steneosaur tooth: I also found some Ichthyosaur teeth. Here is one of the nicest from this year: Besides of several teeth I also found some bones. Ichthyosaur bones are the most common type of bones there so I found mainly Ichthyosaur material. Especially I found many ribs but they are mostly not prepped yet. Here is just one little example: Its about 10 cm long. I didnt found many vertebrae this year but here is a pretty neat one with a length of about 3.5 cm: A bit rarer is this little Steneosaur (crocodile) vert: I am really happy that I can say that I found some pterosaur material this year. As these are marine deposits you may can imagine that pterosaur bones and teeth are very very rare. Here is a little 6 cm long and very worn pterosaur bone: Another pterosaur bone: This one is about 11 cm long. I didnt saw that one in the quarry Kromer but I took the stone with me because of a tooth on the other side of the stone so I was very pleased as I turned the stone around at home The next one is probably my favourite find of the year until now: These are also pterosaur bones (the big one might be a humerus?) Some more pictures of the same piece: And last but not least this find: I am actually not sure what it is. Might be pterosaur bone too ( maybe a Scapula?) or another possibility would be a bone from the skull but its kinda difficult to determine isolated bones ... Still many bones and teeth to prep and the year is still young so lets see what I can find/reveal! I hope you like some of my finds and thanks for watching
  18. Moroccan Vertebra - Perhaps Reptilian?

    Hello all! I was recently given a vertebra, and the only other information I could gather was its Moroccan origin. I'd like to know what species it belongs to, because the only thing I've narrowed it down to is Mesozoic marine reptile because of its shape. I understand this inference is especially vague, and possibly incorrect. Attached are some photos, and one measurement I couldn't photograph is its circumference at the smallest point, approximating six centimeters. If I could find out the species to a tee or even the family, as well as some pointers on how to safely clean it (appears somewhat fragile), I'd really appreciate the help! I'll help y'all out in whatever way I can, so if I need to take additional photos or something, please don't hesitate in telling me so. Thanks! **Please note there will more pictures commented, as the files are large.**
  19. Tyrannosaur Vertebra?

    Just looking for a little help identifying a hell creek vertebra. The individual I purchased it from said it was likely a Tyrannosaur cervical vertebra (probably rex rather than a nano vertebra due to its size). Based on its shape and the fact it's very light, I'm fairly confident their identification is correct. Any help would be much appreciated
  20. unknown vertebra

    Unknown vertebra Found in Summerville South Carolina dorchester creek beside the ymca 4.5 cm tall 4 cm thick 6cm wide
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