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  2. My Reptile, Dinosaur, and Amber Shelves

    01: Shrimp, Lebanon 02: Frog leg, Liaobatrachus beipiaoensis? 03: Bee, Plant, Fish / Wyoming 04: Carboniferous fern 05: Hyphalosaurus Sinohydrosaurus 06: Apateon pedestris 07: Snake eggs, one hollow – Ophidienovum, in matrix 08: Trilobite, Crotalocephalus gibbus 09: Keichousaurus juvenile 10: Poop 11: Ammonite half 12: Snapping turtle/aligator claw, articulated - Florida 13: 2X Barasaurus in matrix 14: Starfish (or crinoid, any ideas?) 15) Complete frog (Liaobatrachus beipiaoensis) 16) Fish head (Mioplosus Labracoides) 17) Leaves (Leguminosites Lesquereuxiana) 18) Pinnixa Galliheri Pea Crab 19) Small therapod foot claw 20) Hadrosaur vertebra 21) Half-cut meteorite, 4.5byo 22) Prone trilobite (not sure what kind) 23) Triceratops frill spike 24) Carcharodontosaurus rooted tooth 25) Trilobite, Asaphus kowalewskii 26) Dinosaur claw, Struthiomimus (foot claw) 27) Mosasaur tooth 28) Spinosaurus tooth 29) Croc tooth 30) Enchodus tooth 31) Charcharodontosaurus tooth 32) Nanotyrannus tooth 33) Megalodon tooth (South Carolina) 34) Dinosaur claw, Anzu wyliei
  3. Plesiosaur verts?

    That is a beautiful fossil, and the preparation looks amazing! In regards to the identification, at first it looked quite similar to some of the Plesiosaur vertebra's i have seen come out of that locality, however i have seen fossils from the early Mosasaur Tethysaurus Nopcsai that have similar vertebra's. Here is a picture of some vertebra's from Tethysaurus (the size is about right as well) e These are some vertebra's from the Plesiosaur Thililua Longicollis And some other Plesiosaur vertebra's I don't think the fossil in question is from a Pliosaur and i tend to lean towards Tethysaurus, although a Polycotylid Plesiosaur like Thililua or Manemergus can't be ruled out.
  4. Cretaceous shoreline wave-formed ripple

    Jerry, that would been great if it ever rains in the summer. These creeks usually dries out in the summer and becomes nothing more than a stagnant pond. We had quiet a few rain lately so these creeks are full of water.
  5. My Reptile, Dinosaur, and Amber Shelves

    A lovely assortment. I look forward to detailed images of some of those intriguing pieces.
  6. List of Ways Fossils are Preserved

    I am just now getting around to adding this to my list and will call it " Condensed Phosphroite Pseudo-Steinkerns" unless someone can suggest a better name. While I'm adding items it occurred to me that I may also need to add hardened resin in addition to resin inclusions if it would be considered a fossil. If so, should it go under trace fossils since it's something the actual living thing left behind like a coprolite and is there a general term better than hardened resin besides just amber & copal? These two would make a nice round 30 items for the list. If I should add them I will post the new list, hopefully with all those creeping mistakes corrected. edit: I forgot to mention I have also added "Adpression - (compression-impression)" from the Wikipedia page on fossilization which apparently is not the same as carbonization like I thought.
  7. Troodon Switched Between Warm and Cold Bloodedness

    I read a very similar idea in Horner's book.
  8. Cretaceous shoreline wave-formed ripple

    In addition to the items you noted, you also found what appears to be a pretty darn good swimming hole come Summertime!
  9. Petrified piece of a boat?

    But not all cetaceans were big either.
  10. Strange bone pattern

    I think you have something us yanks call turtle carapace.
  11. Hooray! Last time I took a crack at this I was dead wrong.
  12. Outing at BLM in NM

    This past weekend I was able to enjoy a rare February day of sunshine and temperatures above 50-degrees F (10-degrees C) in a vast expanse of public land owned by the U.S. government and in care of the Bureau of Land Management located in northwestern New Mexico. The area where I ventured is Upper Cretaceous though I am not sure of any period beyond that general age. Of the fossil related items I ran across, the first two photos show some petrified wood from a ground level stump. I noted some unfamiliar calcite patterns that were vaguely diamond shaped. The second photo shows an outline of these patterns and my rock hammer is there as an 11-inch (28-centimeter) scale. A friend of mine who knows considerably more than I do about fossilized plant life informed me this was once a cypress tree. The next two photographs shows a large surprise sticking out from under a mound of soil. Since this was BLM land, the bone remains in situ since collection is verboten. I have no further information on the bone.
  13. Fish Fossils Queensland

    Thanks for the reply Rod that that is very helpful , I was quite unsure about the small bone in picture 2 as well I had assumed due it's location in the matrix that it was a fish bone. I will be happy to be wrong I can take a few more pictures of it and post them if that helps with a ID I know Mike D has done a lot research in regards to bird fossils in the area so he may also have an idea. Cheers Lloyd
  14. Cretaceous shoreline wave-formed ripple

    I'm convinced that you're right.
  15. Went out to the Mustang Creek this Saturday in SW Tarrant county. Didn't find much other than some small gastropod, echinoid and oyster shell, but did noticed something interesting next to the creek wall. There seems to be shore-formed wave pattern that once existed here, but then later covered by sea again. Wave patterns seems to be very similar to modern shoreline when waves pushes sand into round piles that are shown on example from last two pictures.
  16. Welcome to The Forum. Please remember, no identifying the seller or discussion of price. Thanks.
  17. Leanchoilia sp.

    I knew about Burgess Shale-like taxa being present in Fezouata. I guess my question was more are the “Leanchoilia” found there assigned to Leanchoilia or a different genus?
  18. Possible Dugong rib

    Looks like it to me.
  19. Yep Huntonia hit it right. The tip looks like it was broken or had severe enamel peel and is now a victim of over polishing to cover up that blemish.
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  21. Hello! Long story short, my fossil collection perished in a house fire when I was a kid. I realized a few years ago that I was a Real Adult™ who didn't have to ask for parental permission to buy stuff and could rebuild what I'd lost, so after acquiring my first piece of amber – a big fat spider in Dominican Amber – I was hooked. Researching and buying fossils has been so fun and informative; I've been burned a few times with fakes, I've celebrated rarities, and I love having a little museum in my apartment. This past weekend I did the Museum of Natural History Sleepover in NYC and had a blast talking to an expert in the dinosaur wing, something I couldn't have done without this forum and a total crush on fossil trading, learning along the way. My current stash is focused mainly on claws, teeth, bones, plates, and anything encased in amber. Here's my main collection, with detailed photos and labeled descriptions to follow. Also, if anyone has further identification, feel free to chime in. You're the experts.
  22. Preserving Tapir Fossil

    A lot of stuff that didn’t really work well.
  23. My Tyrannosaur research

    So you talking about denticle configurations Not teeth ? You have not been very clear
  24. That's the one!
  25. Two Vancouver Island fossil museums

    Oops, you're right.. I didn't read carefully enough and thought Don was referring to the drawing in the background of one shot from the QBM, which was one of Tina's. Yes! I think they had to put the real thing on display, as it's the big find from the area that got everyone's attention, and they would want to see the actual fossil. I'm glad they did.
  26. The forum has a file size limit, it takes a while to get used to and sometimes it glitches. The tooth looks real to me but it also looks a little strange, wait for more opinions. Here's my breakdown, the serrations are worn off, the shiny black section is where it likely was already damaged and to make it more 'aesthetically pleasing' the surface was grinded away and polished. It's a common practice though it makes the fossil less authentic feeling to me but that's just a matter of preference. Oh and btw a warm welcome to the forum! It's an amazing community of fellow fossil lovers.
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