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Found 367 results

  1. Spinosaurus vertebra

    Is this entirely a spinosaurus vert? I’m wondering if the top and bottom are from the same bone. From the sides I could see there being some matrix camouflaging where they’re connected, but then from the front or back view, i think it looks like it’s clearly uninterrupted, so as usual, I need help:/
  2. File Fish Vert?

    Hey all, I found this little vertebrae at my usual location, sticking out of the mud that comprises the Rio Dell Formation, Pleistocene in age. The best I can identify it as is a Filefish Vertebrae. Doing a quick Wikipedia search, I learned that some species have been known to enter lagoons and estuaries, which is good news for me since the Rio Dell represents an ancient bay environment. Ive attaches a reference image of some file fish verts from North Carolina. (Source Here: https://www.fossilguy.com/sites/l_creek/lcrk_col_fish.htm) Id love to hear all your opinions. And thank you for all the help that you guys have given me thus far, this is one of the best communities on the internet.
  3. Found in North Alabama - not sure what it is

    I was out yard saleing and cam across an eccentric fellow who had this on one of his tables. n opinionIt looked pretty cool so I bought it. I asked for an opinion from a friend and he thinks it is a whale vertebrae . I have absolutely no idea what do you guys think? Thanks in advance for the opinions
  4. My fossil buddy and I went out this last Saturday, decided not to kayak because it was too windy, so we avoided the Peace or Caloosahatchie rivers and instead headed north to one of our favorite walk in spots to screen for sharks teeth. I was anticipating the water would be warmer than the air, ( 44 degrees) and I was right. It was actually nice to walk the mile into the site in cool air for a change...no bugs, beatiful sunshine and several blooming wild trees. The river was at just the right height. I could show you all the nice shark's teeth I found, but I had decided to give them to a young man at my church who wears a shark's tooth necklace. I have him a nice little box, with an accompanying sheet drawing of each type of fossil and a name so he could learn to identify them....sand, bull, hemipristis, tiger, and even a nice by small megaladon tooth, a couple pieces of ivory, part of a horse tooth, a barracuda tooth, and beatiful gator tooth, a nice 2 inch section of deer antler with its base, a puffer fish plate, several turtle pieces....a lot. However there were two i kept for myself. The vertebrae pictured, that was so perfect I thought it might be recent, but the flame test didn't reveal even a little hint of smell, and the nice shell with evidence of a predator...I can image something smashing into this living busycon, stabbing it, and then ripping the mollusk out of its shell to eat...racoon do you think? Strong teeth. At any rate it was great to be out again. BTW, I am going to post the vertebrae in ids cause I have no idea what it is. It is an inch across....in my excitement to photograph it because it is so perfect, I neglected to add a ruler....sorruy.
  5. Vertebra identification

    Hi, my first post on this forum and probably not the most exciting for regulars on here. I found this fossilised vertebra while walking our dog on Mablethorpe beach, part of the Lincolnshire coastline. This is not a usual place to find fossils, however it's around 40km south of the Withernsea cliffs which release many fossils as they erode at a rapid rate. This is my first ever proper fossil find, so to me is quite a big deal. My son who's a geologist reckons it may be from a shark. The only thing that makes me doubt this is the fact that there appears to be a groove where the spinal column may have run with two locations either side where something has snapped off. Perhaps it is from a large fish. The material is fossilised and definitely not bone or cartilage.
  6. Hi I found this and was wondering if the ID was right. Just trying to improve my knowledge on fossils. It doesn’t look Theropod in origin, considering it doesn’t have the honeycomb texture of a Theropod fossil, Thank you!!
  7. Concretion Fossil ID

    I found this over the weekend. I’m trying to figure out if it’s a fish vertebrae or something else. It appears to be coming through on the other side as well (3rd picture). I’ve included some pics of other fossils in the same rock. I’m sorry for size reference. I don’t have anything in millimeter lengths laying around. Thank you all.
  8. Sauropterygia bones

    From the album Triassic vertebrate fossils

    A 13 cm long stone with three nothosaur vertebrae and another unidentified small bone piece from a triassic "Bonebed" in a quarry in southern Germany (Baden-Württemberg). The verts are very small, especially the one beside the bone fragment. The bigger ones are about 2 cm long. Detailed pictures:
  9. Latest headache

    So, this is a labor of love I am attempting (probably poorly) to rebuild. Its a caudal (tail) vert from an Edmontosaurus from the SD hell creek formation. Highly fractured when recovered, and suffering from extreme root rot. Completely missing a "V" shaped portion of the anterior portion of the centrum, probably about 1/5 of the total. Surprisingly I do have the neural spine intact, just have to replace it after I finish reconstructing and filling the centrum. Also included a pic (and my guide) for what it should look like.
  10. Would it be possible that these two bones would come from a similar animal? I have been told with pretty good authority the larger is a whale vertebra and am curious about the smaller, found in the same creek, 100 feet away. Also Chesapecten shells found in the same creek.
  11. Vert and bone from Potomac in Virginia help

    Hey guys, little help on these 2 pieces of bone. Ones a simple vert that's broke in half. Woulda been really nice. About 2.5 inches across. Any ideas? Shark? Dolphin? Other big slab of bone that's got 2 ridges that I can tell on the outer side. Whale? Some other sort of animal? It's about 5.5 inches long and 4 wide. Found in the Potomac if that matters on Virginia side. Tons of small bone and teeth but just curious what these may have belonged too. Any help greatly appreciated and thanks.
  12. I love a good vertebra. I have a hard time ID'ing some of the ones I find, but I love them nonetheless. It occurred to me that I have a lot of vertebrae laying around. From tiny critters like baby turtles and snakes, to big critters like whales. I was going through my boxes today, looking for something unrelated, and I kept running across vertebrae. So, tomorrow when the lighting is better (it's dark here now and I'm tired), I am going to lay out all of the vertebrae I have found over the years and take a group photo. Before I share my verts, let's see what you have! Show us your favorite verts! I'll post mine tomorrow.
  13. Found Large Mammal Vertibrae

    More overburden mammal fossils, these two are some of the better mammal vertebrae I've found. Any guesses? I've had a hard time trying to pin point it based solely on their shape. Ill post the fish vertebrae next. s, these two are some of the better mammal vertebrae I've found. Ill post the fish vertebrae next.
  14. Miocene Vertebrae? ID

    Collected #’s 1-3 at Brownies Beach, Maryland: Miocene, Calvert Formation and #4 in Matoaka, slightly younger formation (I believe). After trying to identify them, I think they are: 1: some type of bony fish, 2: Basking shark (I didn’t think it was a vertebrae until I saw this picture)- https://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/334/Vertebrate-Fossils , 3: shark, 4: I am making a wild guess at a small crocodile. I am probably way off as this is my first shot at identifying these, so I thank you in advance for your insight.
  15. Is This A Whale Vertebra?

    This piece was found in a pleistocene deposit off the New Jersey coast and was labeled as Whale, hard to find any comparisons so I am unsure this is the case though its likely, any help on this will be appreciated. measures 3 x3 x 2 1/2 in
  16. Possible Vertebrae

    Good afternoon, I found this item, that I assume is a vertebra, Lang the Neuse River in Craven County, NC. The shape is unusual and I was wondering if someone can tell me more about the bone. 1.25 inches wide 3.75 inches long and 1.75 inches tall. Thank you very much!
  17. I've been looking for hesperornis fossils for a while, and recently, an acquaintance presented me with a challenge: He would send me a bag of broken up hesperornis verts for me to assemble. In return, I had to send him the biggest and best vert back. He also warned me it could be a real headache. I took the challenge. Lo and behold! I was presented with over 60 broken pieces, some of which were tiny and terribly fragmented (not shown in picture) Nonetheless, I googled for pictures of hesperornis verts and put what limited knowledge I had on fossil assembly into this task. After 18 hours, this is what I got: All in all, it was a tiring but satisfying job and now I can happily say I am the proud owner of a chain of associated hesperornis verts
  18. Probably not an old bone!

    Hi 1st time poster so please go easy on me. I’m almost certain this will be a modern bone but if anybody can tell from the photos I’d be interested to find out. I picked this up off a beach in North Wales, UK where there is a petrified forest and peat beds where clove hoof prints have been found. It was not submerged at all. The tape measure shows cm & inches. I’m sure it will just be a cow or sheep but you never know... Thanks in advance Steve
  19. Hi I just bought these two dinosaur fossils from Alberta Canada. A Ceratopsian vert and a Hadrosaur metatarsal. The colouring and look/preservation of the Hadrosaur metatarsal makes me think they didn’t come from the Horseshoe canyon formation like it says but instead the Dinosaur Park formation. since it doesn’t give much information other then the Horseshoe canyon formation it’s possible, Thanks for future help. Ceratopsian vert
  20. Bones?

    Does anyone know what species these bones belong to? All were found on Sanibel Island but at different times.
  21. dinosaurs down under:Theropoda

    LINK about 4,5 MB New megaraptorid (Dinosauria: Theropoda)remains from the Lower Cretaceous Eumeralla Formation of Cape Otway, Victoria, Australia Stephen F. Poropat, Matt A. White, Patricia Vickers-Rich & Thomas H. Rich Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 39:4, e1666273, Tetanurae sensu Gauthier: "includes birds and all other theropods that are closer to birds than they are to Ceratosauria"
  22. NSR Jackpot(ish)

    I finally convinced myself to head out to the North Sulphur River again. After 2 attempts of coming up empty handed I was having trouble convincing myself that it was worth the 4 hour round trip excursion. Knowing the date for damming up the river looms nearer and nearer I decided to brave the cold water. I'm glad I did. This time with some help and guidance from a friend my trip was much more eventful. Having NEVER found a Mosasaur vertebrae my trip was made just 10 minutes in when a beautiful Mosasaur vertebrae was just sitting right there on the surface. Already a massive success in my book. A little ways down the creek my friend begins to tell me how he has found 2 Mosasaur premaxes in this spot throughout the year. I replied, "Dude, I would lose my mind if I found a piece of Mosasaur jaw!" No joke, less than 1 minute later we turn a corner and I notice something barely sticking out of the shale and mud at the bottom of the creek. I pick it up, turn it over and staring back at me is a tooth socket! Needless to say, true to my word, I did indeed lose my mind! Apparently my excitement and loud noises I made scared off all the other fossils as I didn't find much else for the next several hours. Still this was by far my best and most exciting fossil hunt. Totally worth getting stuck and sucked up into knee deep mud for.
  23. Mystery find

    Hello everyone. Please help me identify this beautiful piece of history before my dog gets hold of it and buries it in my back yard.....100,000 years from now some future archaeologist will be like “ very interesting - quite obviously a dinosaur fossil but very strange how it lies next to a chicken bone a tennis ball and a plastic object with the word Chukkit stamped on it....must have been some sort of early human ritual.” This fossil measures 6 X 6 inches wide by 4 inches deep. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated - I’m a newbie here. When I purchased this it did not come with any label or info on its origin so unfortunately no context. Thank you very much - Stu
  24. cretaceous,USA,Pisces

    A new large Late Cretaceous lamniform shark from North America, with comments on the taxonomy, paleoecology, and evolution of the genus Cretodus Kenshu Shimada &Michael J. Everhart Article: e1673399 | Received 30 Nov 2018, Accepted 09 Sep 2019, Published online: 18 Nov 2019 LINK (description of Cretodus houghtonorum n.sp) edit:5,30 MB,or thereabouts relevant: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Containing Papers of a Biological Character Vol. 210 (1921), pp. 311-407 V I I I .— On the Calcification o f the Vertebral Centra in Sharks and Rays. B y W . G. R id e w o o d, D.Sc. 18 MB!!
  25. Hello everybody I got this a few weeks ago, but didn't had time to post it. It's from the Munich Fossil Show from an Moroccan dealer. This one was sold as associated Mosasaur Verts from Morocco. No more info on location. But the dealer was Moroccan and had lots of other stuff from Morocco. Since it was on a fossilshow I didn't had time to post pictures here, but for me this looked good enough to get it. What are your thoughts on this one? I still couldn't finde any obvious fabrications. It looks good for me. More pictures can be provided if needed. And I got tow more questions: Is there any better ID possible than just Mosasaur Verts? Should I prep it some more? Removing more Matrix, or the plaster from the back? I would just leave it as it is as I'm not sure if it falls apart if I remove the plaster. Length is about 45 cm (17.7 inches) Thank you for any help!
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