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  1. Sebassie

    Small phalanx found - ID help

    I found some sort of phalanx at a lake in the Netherlands. At this location fossils can be found from the pleistocene, but most of the finds are from the (early) holocene. I'm hoping someone can tell me whether this is a bird or mammal phalanx. Any additional information is most welcome, but I don't think it will be identified online. The matrix in the background is in centimeters, so the length is about 2 cm. Let me know what you think!
  2. jessica87

    ohio fossils

    These was found in ohio anyone know what kind of a bird it might be. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  3. ThePhysicist

    Crocodyliformes (juvenile)

    From the album: Hell Creek Formation Microsite

    Recently, many teeth previously considered to be avian are now recognized to likely belong to juvenile crocodyliforms. Below are two examples I found whose morphologies have previously been reported as avian.
  4. debivort

    tarsometatarsus from Bone Valley?

    This is from Bone Valley, Florida. Length: 4.36cm long, 1.2-1.5cm in diameter depending where you measure it. I think it is bird, and the best match I have been able to come up with is tarsometatarsus, based on the presence of that "keyhole" at the flaring end. Would appreciate any thoughts on the bone type and species!
  5. ccupp2323

    Is this a bird fossil

    I found this rock when moving a load of limestone I had delivered. I always keep an eye out for what don't belong and this caught my eye when it appeared. I grabbed it along with the other outta places rocks I saw and upon further inspection, this looks like a fossil not just a rock. The separation for the beak, as well as the beak itself, maybe even the tongue as well, the symmetrical eye sockets, the triangle head shape, the red area almost perfectly lined up with where a spinal cord would be located. Looks like it died laying on its right shoulder with the way the face is contouring and the position of the spinal cord. 20240515_230734.heic 20240515_230716.heic 20240515_230707.heic 20240515_230655.heic 20240515_230642.heic
  6. Daniel1990

    Bird bone?

    Hi Is that a bird bone? If so, which one? Best wishes Daniel
  7. Melodee G


    I came across this in Oregon, and it appears to look like a skull. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  8. Hi everyone, This is first time I create a topic, apologies in advance if any mistakes. I am a newbie into fossils And I have been searching for a long time trying to figure it out some ID for this unidentified fossil bone. I got it some time ago and I would like to know if thanks to the knowledgeable members of the forum it was possible to get a closer ID. I know that getting species on isolated pieces is impossible, but I would be happy to get a group, family or closer genus of the type of animal it could belong to. *Could it be a pterosaur (as it has very thin walls that was my first guess)? Or some other reptile or even a bird? How to differentiate? * Is a radius as per seller description? Or could be a metatarsal, phalanx... It is from the Phosphate mines of Khouribga, which seeing the bit of matrix attached looks true. Internally is completely crystallized with a thin bone wall around. I took some pictures of the section. The only information I got from the seller is the following: - Location: phosphate mines, Khouribga, Morocco. - Age: Late Cretaceous 96-66 MYO - Probably radius - Unidentified species Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts! #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
  9. chris-k

    Fossil id

  10. Fullux


    My buddy found this on the beach in Florida. The fact that it's hollow makes me think it's a bird bone. Any ideas?
  11. Riverrokk

    Wood or bill/ beak/nail?

    Hello! Found in NW Alabama, Franklin county, near creek. Not sure if these are fossils, but there is a perfect hole near wide edge of the larger "half". Yes, the photos are of 2 peices that appear similar/same, as with the upper and lower bills/beaks of birds..Red Color from lighter can b seen in photos. Could it/they be from Native American adornment, or even much further back in time?? thanks! Chris
  12. Fullux


    Howdy all, Just purchased this avian coracoid. The seller claimed it was of Ardea herodias, and after comparing it to actual heron coracoids (using images on the web) I find this to he the case. However, I would like a second opinion. Size: 3 inches North Florida
  13. Here is plate with a big fish (sturgeon?) and a bird (unknow species, look like a cormorant!) from Liaoning Province, China. The bird even has its feathers preserved (if not painted). What do you think? Are they genuine? And what species if genuine?
  14. bockryan

    Aepyornis sp.

    From the album: Fossil Collection: DC Area and Beyond

    Aepyornis sp. Unknown location, Madagascar Unknown Pleistocene
  15. BantyScranton

    Bird outline with beak in a rock

    I found a split rock and it has the faint outline of a bird, but there is a piece of beak inside the rock. I am curious. Would anyone be able to tell me what it is? Thank you.
  16. This is a green Honeycreeper, half male half female. I did not know this existed in nature, quite fascinating. Included link to full article and video. https://petapixel.com/2023/12/14/rare-half-male-half-female-bird-is-photographed-in-once-in-century-event/
  17. elementpiercer

    Help ID’ing

    Hi all! New here and I’ve already spent hours down the rabbit hole. I’m a body piercer and jewelry professional but I love rockhounding. I live in Arkansas and we are know for our quartz. I collect rocks literally everywhere I go so I can’t say for certain where I picked this up. I put it in my tumbler with a load and I check the rocks often during the process. This was in the tumbler with first stage grit for about 2 days. When I was doing my routine check, this rock really stuck out to me. I swear I see a bird embryo. Not only that but it feels 3 dimensionally like a bird body. I know the pareidolia is real with my brain but I’m kind of obsessing at this point so I need someone to bust my bubble.
  18. Laura111797

    Anyone know or have any ideas?

    Just wondered if anyone could tell me what they think of these pieces.
  19. I’m going through my collection of unknowns, and came across this little guy. It is a small, ornate vertebra collected from the Pliocene Yorktown Formation at the Lee Creek Mine in North Carolina,, USA. Scale in the photos for size. Bird? Snake? Other? thanks
  20. C2fossils


    From the album: My best finds (so far)

    Bird wing bone
  21. This came into my email inbox just now. This bird looks very familiar to many of us.... https://cowboystatedaily.com/2023/11/06/rare-first-of-its-kind-wyoming-fossil-bird-donated-to-chicago-museum/?utm_source=Klaviyo&utm_medium=campaign&_kx=FNPCgSCz7FplU90B8_ouKgYat5AOYRhTA2s_dLpzjqBx2CdT-fhicfAJbOddWJMi.UXPtrV
  22. Ridingwaves

    Prehistoric bird?

    Ancient bird like creature
  23. I've got a few bones that I've been scratching my head over for a couple days. They are from the Hell Creek Formation in Garfield County, Montana. They're extremely thin and hollow, and only one seems to have undergone some compression. I'm including measurements with the photos below. Curious to hear what you all think.
  24. Considering getting this guy, don’t have anything like it in my collection yet. Any red flags here? Sorry for not the greatest photos it’s behind a glass case.
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