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Found 113 results

  1. Yukon paleontologist’s fossils are pure gold: Grant Zazula will be giving the 19th annual Dr. John Rae Lecture in Hamilton, focusing on the amazing lode of fossils and ancient DNA in the Yukon, and its connection with the hunt for gold. by Jeff Mahoney, The Hamilton Spectator https://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/9117772-yukon-paleontologist-s-fossils-are-pure-gold/ Paul H.
  2. The winner of the December 2018 VFOTM goes to... Canis dirus (Dire Wolf) tooth - Pleistocene (unidentified offshore unit) - Beach find near Charleston, SC Congrats to @History Hunter02!
  3. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends January 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Cosmopolitodus hastalis tooth - Plio-Pleistocene - Savannah River, Savannah, GA 2. Canis dirus (Dire Wolf) tooth - Pleistocene (unidentified offshore unit) - Beach find near Charleston, SC 3. Crocodylomorph (possibly Thalattosuchia) marine crocodile tooth - Peterborough Member, Oxford Clay, Callovian, Middle Jurassic (~166 mya) - Lincolnshire, UK 4. Squalicorax sp. pathological tooth - Toolebuc Formation, Albian, Early Cretaceous (~101-98 mya) - Richmond, Queensland, Australia 5. Mosasaur vertebra - Ozan Formation, Late Cretaceous (~78 mya) - North Sulphur River near Ladonia, TX 6. Ichthyosaur associated vertebrae - Lower Jurassic (~201-175 mya) - Mistelgau, Bavaria, Germany
  4. Iguanodontidae in space & time

    JIGdinosauiguanodoclassickennethcarpente38807970.pdf Early and “Middle” Cretaceous Iguanodonts in Time and Space K. Carpenter, Y. Ishida Journal of Iberian Geology 36 (2) 2010: 145-164 Proplanicoxa: new genus
  5. additions to ichnological knowledge

    Buchwitz Michael Buchwitz and Sebastian Voigt On the Morphological variability of Ichniotherium tracks and the evolution of locomotion in the sistergroup of amniotes DOI 10.7717/peerj.4346 Copyright 2018 Buchwitz and Voigt Distributed under Creative Commons CC Please take note:LARGE,35 MB category: somewhere beyond awesome
  6. The winner of the November 2018 VFOTM goes to... Undetermined (Tyrannosaurus rex orTriceratops horridus) dinosaur rib - Upper Cretaceous (Hell Creek Formation) - MO. Congratulations to @Reptilia!
  7. Possible bone fragment from Beaumaris

    This specimen was found from beaumaris beach, victoria. Is it a fossil bone fragment? More pictures to come. It will only let me post one for some reason :/
  8. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends December 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Isurus sp. shark tooth - Miocene/Burdigalian (16-23 ma) - Sesimbra, Portugal 2. Undetermined (Tyrannosaurus rex orTriceratops horridus) dinosaur rib - Upper Cretaceous (Hell Creek Formation) - MO 3. Xiphactinus audax premaxilla with tooth - Ozan Member of the Taylor Formation, Late Cretaceous - North Sulphur River, TX
  9. I need help with this scale pattern. Snake or lizard? Cenomanian cretaceous
  10. Although lizards are prime material for fakers, i think this tail is authentic. It is an unusial cast fossil. Kind of like a ghost form. It seems that the tail became detached. Much like they do today. This is cenomanian age amber. From Myanmar kachin state.
  11. The winner of the October 2018 VFOTM goes to... Tylosaurus proriger mosasaur tooth - Ozan Member of the Taylor Formation, upper Cretaceous - North Sulphur River, TX. Congratulations to @-AnThOnY-!
  12. Hi All, hoping you can tell me what these may be from. Found near Hamilton, KY. I have included multiple pictures with a ruler as well. Let me know if you have any questions. Found on a creek.
  13. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends November 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Sperm whale tooth - Pliocene - Greens Mill Run, Greenville, NC 2. Lamniform shark vertebrae - Ozan Member of the Taylor Formation, upper Cretaceous - North Sulphur River, TX 3. Protostega marine turtle costal plate with two neurals attached - Ozan Member of the Taylor Formation, upper Cretaceous - North Sulphur River, TX 4. Phareodus encaustus - Green River Formation, Eocene - Kemmerer, WY 5. Articulated Ichthyosaur paddle section - Whitby Mudstone Formation, Lower Jurassic - Yorkshire, England 6. Ichthyostegalian tetrapod ilium - Frasnian, Late Devonian - Dauksiai village, Joniskis district, Northern Lithuania 7. Conchodus lungfish articular dental plate - Tournaisian (Early Carboniferous) - Nikanciai village, Siauliai district, Northern Lithuania 8. Ceratodus sp. lungfish tooth - Triassic (Longobardian) Grenzbonebed - Near Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany 9. Tylosaurus proriger mosasaur tooth - Ozan Member of the Taylor Formation, upper Cretaceous - North Sulphur River, TX 10. Hybodus shark dorsal spine - Blufftown Formation (Campanian) - Southeast AL 11. Trichechus manatee vertebra - Late Pleistocene (undetermined offshore unit) - Edisto Beach, Charleston County, SC 12. Articulated Ichthyosaur vertebrae with neural arch and isolated rib - Whitby Mudstone Formation, Lower Jurassic - Yorkshire, England
  14. Gopeng cave closed for fossil study The Star, Malaysia, Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018 https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/10/16/gopeng-cave-closed-for-fossil-study/ Yours, Paul
  15. The winner of the September 2018 VFOTM goes to... Ichthyosaur remains - Whitby Mudstone Formation (Toarcian, Lower Jurassic) - Yorkshire Coast, Whitby, England. Congratulations to @LiamL!
  16. Any idea what this is?

    Found this in a dried pond in southern TN. Any idea what it could be?
  17. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends October 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Dolphin/small cetacean vertebra - Round Mountain Silt Member, Temblor Formation (Mid-Miocene 15 mya) - Bakersfield, CA 2. Associated cetacean tympanic bulla and periotic - Round Mountain Silt Member, Temblor Formation (Mid-Miocene 15 mya) - Bakersfield, CA 3. Ichthyosaur remains - Whitby Mudstone Formation (Toarcian, Lower Jurassic) - Yorkshire Coast, Whitby, England 4. Knightia alta with Knightia eocaena - Sandwich Beds (Split-fish Layer), Green River Formation, Eocene - Kemmerer, WY 5. Mawdoniidae coelacanth scale - Middle Jurassic - Dauksiai Village, Northern Lithuania 6. Phaneropleuridae lungfish dental plate - Lochkovian (Stoniskiai Formation), Lower Devonian - Dauksiai Village, Northern Lithuania
  18. Digging up bones: Unearthing the past at Gray Fossil Site Diane Hughes, Explore Tennessee, The Tennessean, Sept. 10, 2018 https://www.tennessean.com/story/exploretennessee/2018/09/10/unearthing-past-gray-fossil-site/1215351002/ Gray Fossil Site http://gfs.visithandson.org https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Fossil_Site Some publications found using Google Scholar are: Gong, F., Karsai, I. and Liu, Y.S.C., 2010. Vitis seeds (Vitaceae) from the late Neogene Gray fossil site, northeastern Tennessee, USA. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 162(1), pp.71-83. https://dc.etsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C19&q=gray+fossil+site&btnG=&httpsredir=1&article=3171&context=etd http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.1000.9259&rep=rep1&type=pdf Zobaa, M.K., Zavada, M.S., Whitelaw, M.J., Shunk, A.J. and Oboh-Ikuenobe, F.E., 2011. Palynology and palynofacies analyses of the Gray Fossil Site, eastern Tennessee: their role in understanding the basin-fill history. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 308(3-4), pp.433-444. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3e1a/1ed4b8c0eb716d82dfa966b0f95f03d7d681.pdf https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohamed_Zobaa https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Zavada Worobiec E., Liu Y.-S., Zavada M. S. 2013. Paleoenvironment of the late Neogene lacustrine sediments at the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee, USA. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae, 83(1): 51–63. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Zavada https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258226231_Worobiec_E_Liu_Y-S_Zavada_M_S_2013_Paleoenvironment_of_the_late_Neogene_lacustrine_sediments_at_the_Gray_Fossil_Site_Tennessee_USA_Annales_Societatis_Geologorum_Poloniae_831_51-63 Also, there is this unrelated shor, "fluff" article. How Long Does Something Have to Be In the Ground Before It's Considered a Fossil? http://mentalfloss.com/article/556730/how-long-does-something-have-to-be-in-ground-to-be-a-fossil Yours, Paul H.
  19. The winner of the August 2018 VFOTM goes to... the Orthacanthus compressus (Shark) from the Upper Pennsylvanian, Upper Freeport #7 Coal of Linton Mine, SE Ohio, USA! Congratulations to @fossilcrazy!
  20. LINK(about 23 MB) Foster,J.R.,Hunt-Foster,R.K.,Gorman,M.A.II,Trujillo,K.C.,Suarez,C.A.,McHugh,J.B.,Peterson,J.E.,Warnock,J.R.,Schoenstein,H.E. Paleontology,taphonomy and sedimentology of the Mygatt-Moore Quarry,a large dinosaur bonebed in the Morrison Formation,WEstern Colorado-implications for upper JUrassic dinosaur preservation modes:Geology of the Intermountain West,v.5,p.23-93 TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE PUBLICATION: general impression: NICE JOURNAL,more or less of a "technical" nature
  21. Check the entries below carefully and cast your vote! PM me if you notice any errors with the entries. The poll ends September 9th. Be sure to vote in our other FOTM poll, HERE 1. Ornithocheirid pterosaur (cf. Caulkicephalus or Coloborhynchus) Tooth - Early Cretaceous - Isle of Wight, UK 2. Orthacanthus compressus (Shark) - Upper Pennsylvanian, Upper Freeport #7 Coal - Linton Mine, SE Ohio, USA 3. Ctenodus cristatus (Lungfish) Scale - Francis Creek Shale, Middle Pennsylvanian - (Mazon Creek) Wilmington, Illinois, USA
  22. Vertebrate Fossil in WI?

    Please help me identify this fossil found yesterday on a hike Door County. It was found among very common fossils like corals.
  23. Hello, I have been recently shopping around for fossil books that are more image heavy to look around at on my downtime, the few I have so far seem to be generally focused on all fossils and contain hardly any fossil vertebrates from the mesozoic or tertiary periods. Thus I am on the look out for any books that would be good fits, there was one I cannot remember the name for the life of me that I think is a large recent book that I've seen in B&N that goes over all time periods in full color with fossil photos/creature images, if anyone knows maybe which one that could be I was definitely on the lookout for it but any recommendations are awesome.
  24. Ground Sloth Toe Bone?

    So I found these fossil toe (possibly hand) bones at an antique store, they're allegedly the toe bones from a ground sloth, unfortunately there is no location for these specimens, while my instinct tells me they're from around the area; Florida, with no documentation I'm not sure. They were very lowly priced so even if they can't be ID'd I figured I might as well buy them, any ideas? Specimen 1 Specimen 2 (Note the blue mark was just an eraser shaving, my bad!)
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