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  1. I have some fossil elk vertebrae and I would like to display them upright. Any suggestions for stands that can hold these in a stable way? Thanks
  2. Pecan gap chalk ammonites

    Had a pretty fun day here in San Antonio, started off by meeting Dan, talked for a little while before he moved on to go scout some other areas, moved down a ways and found a mosasaur vertebrae (my first), and then a pachydiscus (also a first for me) had to leave for a while but came back and found more pachydiscus chunks and then a giant pachydiscus that I had almost stepped on probably 10 times or more.
  3. Pecan gap vertebrae?

    Found in pecan gap chalk near San Antonio, I thought maybe it's a vertebrae.
  4. Made it to NSR yesterday, managed a nice haul. Was a bit hazardous in the rain, but the isolation was nice. Wondering especially about the plate, but any knowledge dropped on me is always appreciated!
  5. Large Vertebrae

    From the album Post oak finds

  6. Hello, I found this beauty in Post Oak Creek last week; and I have absolutely no Idea what this vertebrae could be from. I am used to finding various shark/fish verts in the creek, but nothing such as this. Help! Post oak creek is in Sherman, Tx. Cretaceous, Gulf Series - Upper Eagle Ford, Lower Austin Group. I'll attach more pics below
  7. Small Pair of Fused Shark Verts

    From the album North Sulphur River

  8. Hi all! I went down to the North Sulphur River (Ladonia, Texas) after a big rain and found this small black specimen that looks like a set of vertebrae maybe? Fish? Any help would be appreciated.
  9. does anyone know what these verts are

    wondering what animal these are from as they are quite large (9-11cm for the b g one and 6-7cm for the smaller one)
  10. From a plesiosaur?

    From all the comparing Ive done, i think it almost looks exactly right, except I haven't been able to find any vertebrae with the things on the bottom(chevrons?) shaped like that; that 90degree bend. Is that familiar to anyone? Is that something that appears on plesiosaurs or not? (no better angle of the chevron(?)on the other side)
  11. I apologize ahead of time. I do not have location of origin or any history on this piece. A friend of mine acquired this when he bought a store that was closing. Other than the pictures, all I can tell you is it weighs about 12 pounds. I was thinking a vert from a Diplodocus or a Camarasaurus. Any input would greatly be appreciated. Thank you everyone!
  12. sorry again, i dont know what the species of these specimens are and also sorry for some reason parts of the photos were cropped and made smaller i think its because i put too much on there so they had to cut down the file size (:
  13. Shark Teeth?

    Hey guys... First post here. I live around the Victoria area here in Ellis County. I've always been interested in our local history, but my interests have recently shifted to a little 'older' part of our history around here, more specifically when we were covered by warm-water oceans. I've spent a good portion of this summer walking creeks searching for SOMETHING, ANYTHING, and have came up empty handed. It's my understanding that the Sharks teeth and vertebrae will mostly be located in a specific sediment layer, and apparently I'm missing that. Can anybody help me out with identifying good places to search for these 'common' fossils that seem to be eluding me? Any help is greatly appreciated!!
  14. Yesterday when i was walking back from an unsuccessful collecting tip i spotted this beauty laying half buried on a beach near Whitby! Before this point i'd only found one icthyosaur vert, and it was very worn, and half broken. So i'm extremely happy with the preservation on this one!
  15. Ichthyosaur vertebrae

    I've found these vertebrae on England's Jurassic Coast over a period of fourteen years (I like to think I'd have found more but I only get to visit Lyme Regis once every 2 years) I believe them to all be ichthyosaur vertebra and I was just wondering if everyone agreed. Also the largest one seems more detailed and of a different colour, being a sandy brown rather than black. I was wondering why? I can supply extra pictures of the largest.
  16. Dimetrodon sail spine pieces

    From the album Permian era fossils

    Very small fragments of dimetrodons sail spines. From the lower Permian Texas Red Beds, Archer city formation in Archer county
  17. Florida Mammal vertebrae

    I took flyer on this vertebrae because it was inexpensive. The only location information I have is that it was found in Florida. It is 1.64 inches long. Anybody have any idea what it might be from?
  18. Mini Mosasaur collection

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    A little collection of assorted mosasaur fossils from 2 different places that I got when I first started collecting. 2 different types of vertebrae, one is mosasaur, and the other is a questionable claim of mosasaur, a corprolite that was claimed to be that of a mosasaur, a tooth, & 7 rib fragments. 2 ribs have predation marks, as well as the large vertebra. The large vert has a round tooth indent on the very center. The 2nd rib down has tooth scratches along the surfaces, & 3rd rib down has a round tooth indent in the center, which is probably what caused a strip across the middle to break off. There are 2 other tooth marks on that rib as well, forming a diagonal line from above left of the center indent, breaking off a piece along the top, to below right.
  19. Plesiosaur vertebrae

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Unidentified plesiosaur vertebrea Jurassic period kimmeridge clay weymouth, Dorset U.K.
  20. Xiphactinus vertebrae

    From the album Sharks and fish

    Xiphactinus Audax vertebrae NorthEast texas Ozan Formation--Taylor shale upper cretaceous
  21. Basilosauridae partial vertebrae

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Side view of vertebra, displaying missing piece see 1st picture for information
  22. Basilosauridae partial vertebrae

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    View of damaged surface see 1st picture for information
  23. Basilosauridae partial vertebrae

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Vertebrae damaged during or before fossilization, from a basilosauridae. Found in Albany, GA, in the Ocala limestone formation, an Eocene deposit laid down by the swannee current between about 34-56 mya. The exact species is possibly still up in the air, since it is been suggested that it is something other than the original ID. We're still looking into the possibilities. Found in Georgia, so that limits the possibilities, but still leaves open a number of basilosauridae, including some dorudontinae such as Zygorhiza. Zygorhiza, which is what it was originally supposed to be, is iffy since it hasn't officially ever been found in GA, but I don't think that means it hasn't, doesn't that just mean it hasn't been found by scientific authorities, or confirmed by such? it seems however, that the person who ID'd it as Zygorhiza was Professor Mark Uhen, who I guess is an authority on the subject, but as before, they're not supposed to be found in GA. Another possibility from a different authority on the subject has ID'd it as Cynthiacetus, which I personally would prefer, but sadly that doesn't have any impact in the matter:(
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