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  2. Unidentified crocodile bones from Holzmaden

    Thanks @Natalie81 Probably my find of the year so far ...
  3. Tiny theropod tooth ID

    What a little beauty . Congratulations on your fantastic addition to your collection. Great photos too. Cheers Bobby
  4. Monster fish find - Lepidotes

    Thanks Liam and good luck! Another exceptionally rare Wealden recent find is this sauropod tooth. It's nice to have the original surface detail preserved so nicely. Similar to camarasaurid and diplodocid type teeth.
  5. This one is small. My son is curious to know if you can help us ID the long fossil with the tiny legs. He was wondering if it could be some kind of very small shrimp? This was found on the shores of the Potomac River in Westmoreland State Park. The beach is surrounded by high clay cliffs, and is known for an abundance of sharks teeth. The long, slender fossil in question measures approx 8 mm long.
  6. Tiny theropod tooth ID

    It was super interesting indeed. How we can associate different features of such a small tooth to a specie is pretty amazing. Thank you! Cheers.
  7. Identifying layers of sediment

    They come out of both the Navesink and Mount Laurel*/Wenonah. But there is a concentration coming from a pebbly lag deposit at the base of the Navesink. It is hard to find in outcrop. But about a dozen years ago some not so intelligent collectors IMHO tried mining back into the bank at a spot upstream of Boundary Road. The bank collapsed and nearly killed one of them. * Let me re-iterate: I heard different things from different people about the Mount Laurel. But considering those people were actual stratigraphers I was left a bit confused. But there was at least one good professional paper that strongly suggested that if present it is only intermittent lenses. And from personal observation the lithology exposed in most places below the Navesink more closely matched descriptions of the Wenonah. I'll need to find the reference and post it here. FOUND IT: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/291343086_Sedimentology_ichnology_and_paleoenvironments_of_the_Wenonah_and_Mt_Laurel_Formations_New_Jersey
  8. Can you help us ID?

    We found this fossil on the shore of the Potomac River at Fossil Beach in Westmoreland State Park, Virginia. The beach is surrounded by high clay cliffs, and is known for an abundance of sharks teeth. It appears to have a small hinge, but the contours of the lines have made it challenging for us to ID. Bivalve? Brachiopod? Can anyone share a more seasoned opinion? The rock is heavy and dense, reddish brown in color, with oval shaped pitting. The fossil impression itself measures approx 45 mm x 35 mm.
  9. Canyon Lake odd balls - Texas Cretaceous

    thanks Erich! I definitely knew about the orbitolinas, but not the concretions. Thanks everyone!
  10. researching obscure dinosaurs

    Good replicas are a fantastic tool. I have worked in education for many years and things get damaged by kids accidentally or not. Replica in my book are a must have alongside some real specimens.
  11. Fossil ID

    Howdy neighbor! I'm in E'Burg as well!
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  13. Canyon Lake odd balls - Texas Cretaceous

    I agree with JohnJ they are mineral concretions. I think they may be a type of gypsum crystal with an originally pentagonal structure. I have been fooled by the shape as well. The little discs are Orbitolina texana forams (Foramnifera) and an index fossil for most of the Glen Rose. Forams are amazing in being single-celled organisms of "immense" size. Most of the Glen Rose was deposited in fairly shallow waters. imagine shallow salty lagoons. Salts grew forming, layers rich in anhydrite such as gypsum. Later ground water, over all those millions of years, flowed thru those layers disolving the salts and the resulting cavities collapsed. When you read the lithologic descriptions of these formations they call them solution collapse zones.
  14. i search woodbine and then i search the fossils found in that area - unnamed theropods was one of them - when i search that i look at all the different classifications of animals and i see this - Coelophysis bauri - with this description.... "numerous complete to disarticulated skeletons in reddish-colored fluvial siltstones" using this animal as an example of the colors in my rock....i cant help but put my fossil as part of the rear knees. any chance of that? unfortunately this animal comes from the new mexico area but i now have a colorful concept of how some of these fossils can look....other than brown. another animal - the protohadros - similar in body structure....and, again....im drawn to the rear legs. here is a tibia from the protohadros found about an hour from denton, in arlington - arlington archosaur site (AAS) in 2003.
  15. Trimerorhachis skull?

    Not a skull, unfortunately. This looks like it has some cross sectioned gastropods in it. Maybe limestone, with a bit of rudist or other sea fossils in it? Definitely not bone material, however.
  16. Fossil ID

    Welcome to the Forum. Looks like a quartz or quartzite pebble with some mineral inclusions, ... to me. Sorry, ... but I am not seeing a fossil. Keep looking though.
  17. Ray teeth?

  18. Trimerorhachis skull?

    I found this in west Texas, in the Red Bed area. I was wondering if it could be an amphibian skull fossil of some kind. Maybe a trimerorhachis? I'm still learning about the extinct amphibians and reptiles in my state. Any suggestions are welcome!
  19. Tiny theropod tooth ID

    OK, now that was a most informative thread. Thanks. And great score! What an interesting creature, the Dakotaraptor! Cheers.
  20. Penn Dixie 2019 Dig With the Experts

    Membership acquired! Dumped an extra $10 on the non-members weekend pass, but $30 is still very reasonable!!
  21. Fossil ID

    Welcome to the forum! Unfortunately, I am not seeing any sort of fossil here...sorry. Regards.
  22. Fossil ID

    Found this 20 years ago. have packed it around always wonder what it is ..found 20 miles due West of Ellensburg Wa ..I see the head of something looking from left to right . opposite in picture .the head is almost the size of the rock .the white mass is center of it's mouth and eye is located just above that ..there appears to be scales of some kind on the back of it and a patch of green on the bottom. It is all coiled up hope the pictures I have are good enough to ID it ...it is roughly the size of a good potatoe ..
  23. Tiny theropod tooth ID

    Do you think it is from a juvenile specimen?
  24. Tiny theropod tooth ID

    Absolutely awesome news! Thank you so much for all your help!!! Cheers!
  25. i will do just that - thank you very much !
  26. Just a short video of a quick trip to the beach last week to enjoy the spring sunshine!
  27. I'm fairly certain this is not an eroded mosasaur vertebra. I would research other vertebrates in the Woodbine Formation.
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