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  1. Im looking for my collection different megalodon teeth and vertebrae. If you want to trade I offer fossils from Europe. Thanks!
  2. Got back out with my kids a couple of times last week to the Calvert Cliffs for some crabbing and fossil hunting. The tides were really low so there was a lot more beach exposed than I've seen in awhile. We were primed for some nice finds and weren't disappointed! There was so much shell line and tidal bottom exposed, though, it was almost hard to pick where we wanted to search. Everywhere looked good! Anyway, we combed the prime areas as best we could and ended up with some really great teeth, verts, and a bunch of nice rib fragments for some reason. Teeth highlights were a really sweet giant white (C. Plicatilis) tooth -- I think -- a couple of cow shark teeth, and, of course, some great hemipristis for the Hemihunter! We picked up a couple of cool fish verts, too, but I could use help with ID on these--neither are tuna, I don't think. Also, what I thought at first was just another piece of ray plate (ho hum) turned out to be a chunk of ray barb, which I have never found before. I was glad my spidey sense told me to take a closer look at that one. We also pulled a few cetacean verts out of the tidal rubble, one still with some process attached, which was neat. Rolling over some clay chunks in search of hiding teeth paid off when we uncovered half of what must have been a beefy 3" meg--before it got weathered to heck. Still, it was half a meg! Finally, we collected another little mystery (to me) tooth with a small cusp and a really fat, triangular root. Any ideas on what that one is would be appreciated. Oh, we also came across a 6" blue crab that had just shed minutes before. It was so soft it couldn't even hold up a claw out of the water and felt like jello. Well, we brought that guy home, floured and fried him up whole, and sprinkled on some Old Bay. Delicious! I pulled together our best finds below. Enjoy the pics!
  3. Ichthyosaur vertebrae

    I bought this ichthyosaur vertebrae several years ago. The website write that the vertebrae is from Brachypterygius. Do you know if it is true? AGE Middle Jurassic LOCATION Weymouth Harbour, Dorest, England FORMATION Kimmeridge Clay SIZE 3.2" wide, 1.2" tall
  4. Whale vert?

    Hi all! Found this on a beach where late miocene fossils are often exposed or washed up. Im thinking it's a whale vertebrae, but would like the input of the forum members. Whale or something else?
  5. Just found

    Not sure if this is fully fossilized. It sounds like it when clinked with a rock but it’s too breezy to burn a bit to test smell. Wondering if whale or large porpoise?
  6. Large Vert

    At first I thought dugong, but now I am unsure. I am still thinking marine mammal. @Boesse That would also make sense from where it was found. Un_fused epiphysis means juvenile.
  7. Florida Mammal Bone ID Vertebra

    Recovered a reddish brown, dense, solid fossil yesterday. Flat spot 40mm x 40mm. Widest part is 75mm x 45mm, x 55mm high. Found in Pleistocene material. I'm guessing it is part of a vertebrae/spinal column. Looked for comparative pics in galleries... was unsuccessful. Thank you in advance for ID assistance. Regards, Michael 40mm x 40mm squared area
  8. Fossil ID - Dentures and vertebrae

    Hello fellow enthusiasts. I just came across two items from a friend who’s parents came to Europe from China in the 80s. Apparently they gave away a bunch more as random gifts to friends and colleagues :). The first one seems to be dentures of some sort and the other one a vertebrae but I have no clue from which species. Do you have any ideas what these might be?
  9. Various Vertebrae

    These we found in the same section of a river, but I don’t know what types of animal or animals they belong to. The center and right vertebrae seem as if they fit together, the left one resembles a large fish possibly. I Appreciate any and all help with identification. Thanks!
  10. Vertebrae ID needed

    Hello all i am posting new photos (albeit not too good) of this 1/2 inch vertebrae which I assumed was fish but the hollow/open centrum is unlike what I’ve found before and online search didn’t help. Any help would be appreciated thank you
  11. Cetacean Caudal Vertebrae Age?

    I extracted this vertebrae from a 10 inch long matrix that looked like concrete. East Venice, FL, Sarasota County Pleistocene material. Lot of clay found in material adjacent to this dirt pile. I think the vert looks like image on p.341 in Fossil Vertebrates of Florida. The vertebrae is 4 inches in diameter and 4 inches high. This would be the first whale vert I found here. Mostly finding meg teeth, sloth, equus, dugong. I think it may be cetacean caudal vertebrae. I am attaching pic that looks right that I found on the net. My question is What would the estimate be of age? Would it be older than Pleistocene? I did find a Bonus 5mm micro fossil tooth in the matrix. If anyone can ID the tooth, that would be super.
  12. A bad morning in big brook is better than a good morning almost anywhere else. And a good morning is..... bunch of shark teeth, shark vert, an unidentified vert, deer leg, rib fragment and atlas vertebrae (who decapitated my Bambi?). A good size belemnite and a pice of pottery
  13. Vert ID fish? Not shark

    Gods afternoon all this little baby is 1/2 inch long apologies for a lousy iPhone 5 and a lousy photographer I’m usually wrong but I’ll say that it doesn’t look like the shark or fish vertebrae I’ve found. What strikes me is the open centrum. About the only thing I know for sure is that it’s not a concretion. In order the photos back, top, bottom, front and side
  14. Please assist ID several finds

    Hi all, just got into fossils as a hobby, please see my introduction message i just posted. As a MD i have some knowledge on bone structure and shape, ofcourse not perfect with animals. I’ve several fossils found by my dad over the last 20y and myself last months. Literally in the backyard. (<< Town in Holland aka the Netherlands, Europe>>) Crucial in this is area is used for sand mining. This has resulted in a large lake, with depts up to 100meter (200+ft i believe. The water is fed by an old river, called ‘oude ijssel’. I will split this in batches, to keep things orderly. thank you so much A: Egg? Was one piece but dropped it. B: vertebrae of what? Looks like bone to me, the verbebrea part. With clear distinction to what i believe is soft tisseu with skin ( 1 side)
  15. Vertebrae question 2

    Hello again are these 3 in fact vertebrae and if so can you tell if fish, ray or shark? as always my apologies for a lousy iPhone 5 and my thank you for your help
  16. Fish Vert ID please

    Hello and thank you in advance. These are two verts which I believe are fish. I am asking for confirmation of that (and if not fish, what?). And if at all possible what kind of fish. The big one is under 1/2 inch long and the small one is 1/4 inch
  17. Fish/shark vertebrae ?

    Most of the vertebrae that I find are 1/4” in size. Found this 2” vertebrae near the York River State Park in Virginia. Any ideas on what it belonged to?
  18. Hi all, I was curious if anyone knew someone from a college or museum that I could contact to ask if they can I.D my associated shark vertebrae? TIA, have a great day!
  19. ID 45mm thick fossil

    I found a unique reddish colored 45mm thick fossil while on my walk yesterday. It is pentagon shaped. Longest distance is from side 6-4 and is 9cm. The dorsal side is darker than the ventral. Four of the sides are smooth. Side 6 has a smooth surface and is size of a quarter. Found in area of Pleistocene material. My guess was neural (4) from a tortoise. Based on drawing in Hulbert's book The Fossils Vertebrates of Florida (p. 122). The thickness of this fossil is what is raising the question for me? ID help is greatly appreciated. SIDE 1 SIDE 2 SIDE 3 SIDE 4 SIDE 5 SIDE 6 SIDE 7
  20. What types of vertebrae are these?

    Here are two vertebrae that I've found at Calvert Cliffs sites (Miocene exposures) in Maryland in recent weeks. The first I also included in a recent trip report, but am posting it separately here along with some better pictures. Any idea what kind of animal this came from? My first thought was a cetacean/dolphin based on the oval part of the photo in the upper right (which looks sort of like the epiphysis attachment point--though that's probably not the correct term--on another but otherwise different looking cetacean/dolphin vert I found). However, I haven't yet found pictures of any similar verts to this one online. The second vert below I found a few weeks back. I think it may be from a fish but would appreciate confirmation or correction of that. I had trouble getting clear photos of the top (looking down at the "ears") and bottom, but can try again if needed/helpful. It doesn't look to me like there are broken processes on the bottom side but I could be wrong. Thanks for any help with these!
  21. Vertebrae from Kem Kem

    ... as mentioned in my other post, from the Kem Kem is this vertebrae. And before I start cleaning it up it would be great to get some comments from the vert experts here - maybe crocodile?
  22. Vertebra Process?

    This is a small bone scrap I found in the Dinosaur Park Formation a few years ago. I just recently took a closer look at it, and I now think it’s a vertebra process. What do you guys think? Based on the texture of the second pic, is it possible to tell what kind of animal it is? I’m thinking ceratopsian (excuse the very rough sketch)
  23. Dinosaur Vertebrae?

    Hi all! I recently purchased this dinosaur bone from an estate sale in Maryland USA. I think it looks like a vertebrae, but I’m not sure if I’m right. Does anyone know what it is, or even what it came from? It weighs 1.475lbs and was labeled from the Jurassic period (although the person that labeled it is a gemologist, not a geologist so it was his best guess after researching). The tape measurer pictured is in inches, I could not find one with centimeters. Thanks for any help!!!
  24. What is it?

    I need help with an ID. I am very new to this hunting and could use any help. I got both of these from Big Brook in Colts Neck, New Jersey. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  25. Calvert cetacean mandible ID

    Found this mandible in a rock fall at Calvert cliffs in June. I believe it’s mysticete because of the lack of tooth sockets, but am open to complete redirection if I’ve got it all wrong. Any ideas?
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