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  2. Fossilized nose?

    "Bonito nose" maybe.
  3. Extraordinary Common Teeth

    Scapanorhynchus sp. Cretaceous Mesaverde Formation Colorado The believe this micro tooth is a Goblin symphyseal tooth. It was suggested on TFF and I found a publication that supported that. A favorite because I picked through micro matrix to find it and was pretty proud of myself lol
  4. Fish jaw section?

    That would be awesome! I was thinking it may be from a Xiphactinus but I'm not sure.
  5. Extraordinary Common Teeth

    Scapanorhynchus texanus Cretaceous mid-Maastrichtian Pee Dee Formation North Carolina Our largest Goblin at 1.5” and one that the kids have been loving. I love the black color. This was a gift from @Troodon to help us expand our Cretaceous sharks for our education programs.
  6. North Texas creek finds

    Yes, I agree. First one does look like weathered calcite.
  7. Extraordinary Common Teeth

    Goblin Sharks are always a huge hit with the kids in our education programs and they are among my favorite shark teeth. In our personal collection, there are a few that are just a bit more special not because of rarity or formation or size but who we got them from and why we got them. Scapanorhynchus puercoensis Point Lookout Formation Santonian New Mexico These two were given to us by Keith Wright who co-authored the paper describing the Selachians from this formation. We were looking for Scapanorhynchus teeth from those species with the S.lewisii type dentition and we were referred to Keith who graciously gave these to us. They have been in every shark program we’ve done.
  8. New Mazon Creek Collection

    I'm super excited about this one from Pit 11. On one of my trips this year I found an area with a bunch of opened concretions and I noticed a few small flora fossils. Most of the ones that were open, however, were caked in mud and it was impossible to see if there was a fossil or not. Since I did see some that were definitely fossils, I took a bunch of these opened small ones. Later, at home, I washed the mud off under running water very lightly with my fingers. One of these was just a few centimeters long but when the mud came off I saw these funny looking lines on it. But it was still wet and sort of hard to see so I set it aside to dry. Later I was washing mud off another and realized it was the other's twin when the mud came off and there were similar lines. When they had both dried a look at them with a magnifying glass and I couldn't believe what I saw - a little fish! I believe this is Elonichthys hypsilepus. I wish these hadn't been opened because there is definitely some wear. And once I realized what this was, I was very hesitant to do anything else to them. I didn't even run them under water again to see if they could be cleaned up a little more. So nervous of doing any damage. But I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion that I should try to do something. Perhaps soak in water for awhile and use a soft, light paint brush to see if any more "debris" will come off?
  9. This space along the base does seem suspect.
  10. Fossilized nose?

    I tired to take a profile view you can clearly see the holes go through
  11. Fossilized nose?

    The pic directly above you can see the holes on the right corners. And then the pic above that I have the piece turned around and you can see the 2 holes are towards the middle
  12. Happy Fossil Friday

    Gotta be careful with the foam-up from the Gorilla Glue™ on that pareiasaur skull. Had no idea they used that in professional paleontology!
  13. Fossilized nose?

    Cropped and brightened...again.
  14. Fossilized nose?

    No definitely not phosphate. It passes the metal spoon test (sounds like China) definitely something bone. It is very hard for me to capture how these holes are perfectly formed and on one end are about 1mm apart and on the other end about 4mm apart
  15. Fish jaw section?

    Looks like mosasaur material to me. @JarrodB @JohnJ
  16. Fossilized nose?

    Phosphate nodule?
  17. Fossilized nose?

    The pic directly above you can see the holes on the right corners. And then the pic above that I have the piece turned around and you can see the 2 holes are towards the middle
  18. Hello! This one looks suspect to me. The smoothness of the bones and the lack of closeup photos to see any air bubbles/casting artifacts makes it hard to discern here. I'm also going to call out the little crevice surrounding the fossil that separates it from the matrix, which to me suggests it was planted into the surrounding rock. Info: Ichthyosaur communis Llavernock beach, South Whales, UK
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