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  2. Vertebrae? Waipara, New Zealand

    Forgive any inaccuracies, I haven’t hunted for fossils since childhood on the South coast of England so very much a novice. I found this whilst scouting out a new vineyard site in Waipara Gorge, New Zealand which is a pretty rich area for fossils (mostly Paleogene, and Cretaceous from what I’ve read). It was at the very top of an escarpment rather than the river banks where most are found and definitely in limestone, though I couldn’t tell you the exact type. There’s not much structure left to it (close up picture gives a better idea) but are these vertebrae and any idea what from? About 2cm diameter and 30cm in length. If anyone has any experience with this area I’d love to know more!
  3. Possible Fossil?

    Hi All! I found this interesting piece of rock near my house in Alpine, Wyoming. I was at approximately 7000ft elevation in the Snake River Range when I found it. I don't know what era the rock here is from. Fossil Butte National Monument is about 100 miles south of here with fossils from the Eocene if that helps. Thanks for looking, Steve.
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  5. Unplanned hunt

    For a tiny dot on the radar, not bad! Also, is Fairfield in Ordovician territory?
  6. Is it a raptor claw?

    Is it a raptor claw?
  7. Shark Tooth Changing Color?

    The chemical composition making up the tooth could be reacting with some chemical in the air (oxidizing?) and changing color as a result. Was the tooth found completely buried before, and do you hold any sort of gaseous chemicals in the house?
  8. Pliosaur teeth? or Polycotylid teeth?

    The larger tooth certainly seems quite pliosaurine imo, seeing how it's quite robust for a plesiosaur tooth. It looks awfully similar to some Brachauchenius lucasi teeth from Kansas (Since they're also found in Morocco, I guess that works), especially the one below. Doing some research, it turns out that Brachauchenius lucasi is the only true pliosaur described in Morocco (the others are polycotylids). Here's a map of every cretaceous pliosaur/polycotylid described so far according to Angst & Bardet (2015) Here's a comparison between your jaw and MNHN GOU 11 (The Moroccan jaw). I scaled the sizes to be proportional based on tooth hole counts (16 tooth holes) The odd thing is that your jaw seems to show a slight bulge by the snout, which the Brachauchenius lucasi jaw clearly lacks. The bulge resembles most like that of from Simolestes vorax. And here's the jaw in question compared to a Manemergus anguirostris mandible. Notice how the there is an extra tooth socket in the jaw in question, and how the posterior sockets clearly are similar in diameter with the laterals, opposed to the Manemergus posterior teeth being much smaller than the laterals. Also the latter's tooth sockets are more spread out rather than compact. Infact, it seems that every polycotylid has tooth sockets that are spaced out. The Thililua jaws you posted above clearly has some spacing between each socket. Here is a comparison of some of the pliosaur mandibles. The Goulmima specimen is MNHN GOU 11. The seller told me that you can actually attach the teeth into the sockets, although I'm not sure how. Is it possible for you to try that and send a picture of the with the teeth in situ the jaw? I guess that it is most likely that the jaw is that of a true pliosaur, but one that may be undescribed or some weird variation of Brachauchenius.
  9. Nanotyrannus tooth?

    I would agree, either a Nano or very small Rex, depending on if you consider Nano valid. The tooth as a whole is narrow with a very pronounced curvature and looks to have broken near where the root would be making it rather small overall in size.
  10. Thanks they keep coming Checked it out Got a chuckle with the comment in the listing "nice condition considering the age" well yes considering it not that old. Seller is clueless on fossils looks like they sell antiques
  11. Possible plant like fossil?

    I found this little rock among the river rock that's used as decoration at work. Just over 1.5" long by 1" tall & 3/8" at its thickest. The rocks are from a local quarry here in Central Washington State. It seems familiar, but I cant quite place it. The 3rd picture (bottom) show's it growing through the rock. Any idea's?
  12. Ammonite

    Not seeing any blatant red flags.
  13. Shark Tooth Changing Color?

    Hey guys, not really sure about this because I've never seen it happen, and I cant find anything online about it. One of my recent Great White tooth finds has started changing color. I haven't tried cleaning it whatsoever either. When it was found, it was a grayish black. Now it has some very prominent light brown colors coming out in it. Is there a good reason for why this might happen? Not sure if its normal or not. Just do not want it to become damaged. Here's a photo showing the coloration that is becoming more and more visible.
  14. The only evidence of a possible impression is what I have circled. Might be an outside piece from a larger section. Cannot compulsively say one way or another.
  15. Don’t forget this one
  16. Nanotyrannus tooth?

    Agree I would lean more toward Nano than Rex.
  17. Nanotyrannus tooth?

    The curve and serrations look like nano to me. The tip also doesn’t seem to be as robust as a Rex tooth. I’d say it’s highly likely to be a nano tooth.
  18. Hey guys found this ammonite on our favorite auction site was wondering if it’s real. Thanks Details below Found In Duck Creek formation in Texas 7 inches wide 6 inches tall
  19. Unplanned hunt

    Lucky (and nice) find!
  20. Montague New Jersey Devonian

    Loves the trilos and the Orthocone! You are right; Orthoceras is only found in Northern Europe to my knowledge. Gotta love the trilobite ridge, found my first trilo-bit there.
  21. A few more megs

    Looks like Y'all did real good for such a short time hunting.
  22. Montague New Jersey Devonian

    Nice finds! It is always fun to hunt different ages.
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