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  1. Kem Kem beds: fish experts needed

    Hello all Here is have 2 single vertebrae and one string of vertebrae from unknown fish species from the Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) Kem Kem beds in Morocco. There are very many fish species in this assemblage, and I don't really expect a specific species, but I would like to know if it's possible to determine family level for example. First vertebra: Here is a side view and a view from both front and back. Both front and back are hollow. It's 3.6 cm high, 2.2 wide and 1.2 deep. Second vertebra: One side is negative, other side is positive. It's 1.6 cm high, 2.2 cm wide and 1.2 deep. Third is a vertebrae string. Size is 17 cm by 4 cm by 3 cm. Associated material is very rare at this place, so this is certainly an uncommon piece. I'm happy with it regardless, but it's been sold as coelacanth (Mawsonia lavocati). I'm not certain if this is correct, since the very few coelacanth I've seen seem to have some kind of tube rather than real vertebrae. Not sure if that's really the case. I aso wonder what those bony plates are, maybe it can help to ID the piece.
  2. What vertebrae is this (OBX NC)

    Can I have some help on this? I have no idea what species it’s from and it’s driving me crazy. Any tips would be appreciated. Found in Duck, North Carolina. (OBX NC = Outer Banks, North Carolina.)
  3. Marine crocodile vertebrae: what's the difference?

    Hi all, I recently took some more interest in crocodile vertebrae, an area that I haven't really touched on before. Now I already knew that the vertebrae of marine crocodiles differ from those of more terrestrial species as Thalattosuchia have platycoelous vertebral centrums, whereas other crocodylomorphs have procoelous vertebrae. Within Thalattosuchia, however, the two major branches superficially (at least) seem to have rather similar "waisted" vertebrae. So, what I was wondering about was how one can tell Metriorhynchid vertebrae apart from Teleosaurid ones. Anyone here that could help me with that? Anyway, thanks in advance for your help!
  4. I'm always looking to add to my collection and noticed something claiming to be a spinosaur vertebra from the Kem Kem beds. I've never seen one for sale before, so I don't know how plausible it is that it is a true spino vert. Apparently weighs 216g and is 67mm long. Description claims all pieces sold are genuine and a full refund would be issued if a recognised museum authority expressed doubt.
  5. Psittacosaurus vertebrae?

    Is it possible that these are Psittacosaurus vertebrae? The seller gives poor locality with only saying it’s from Mongolia and they are around 1.5 cm for the largest one. Thank you! @Troodon @LordTrilobite
  6. Mesosaur?

    Found this, it's from the early permian ecca group. I have found mesosaur as well as pygocephalomorph crustaceans where the specimen in question was found. I first thought it might be a juvenile mesosaur, but the ribs look to thin for mesosaur. Can anyone confirm juvenile mesosaur or is this something else? I can't find any information on any other vertebrate fauna from the area and fish are rare. This specimen does look a little fishy though.
  7. I am wanting to put together a complete spine of a whale. I have found many vertebrae, but unable to find a diagram of a spine. I'm starting at point A so anything could help. Even different species of whale. I'm have collected most of them from Sarasota County, Florida. Any links or suggestions would be great Thank you! Brandon
  8. Is There Any Way To Tell...

    ...what type of vertebrae these are? Dinosaur park fm. Both found near the same spot but are shaped quite a bit differently. Sorry I don’t have the tools to properly clean them, all I can really do is remove soft sandstone. I’ll separate them by two different posts. The first one has more of an hourglass shape whereas the second one is sort of hexagonal. #1
  9. Im looking for my collection different megalodon teeth and vertebrae. If you want to trade I offer fossils from Europe. Thanks!
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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?
  17. 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!
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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)
  23. 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
  24. 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