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  1. lavenia24

    Is this bone or rock

    How do I know if this is bone or rock
  2. These pieces were found at an Estate Sale in Florida, Treasure Coast area. The woman said she collected these over the years. I have no idea what they could be. Any help would be appreciated. thanks!!
  3. Edit* Title changed to say shark skeletal elements ( previously said bones). This is an interesting topic that was brought up by my mentor and vertebrate paleontology professor during a lecture about a year ago. He mentioned that for some reason there seems to be a higher occurrence of shark bones and relative scarcity of teeth in the Astoria formation. That is the verbage he used. I am willing to bet this is some kind of collection bias where people just aren't recognizing the teeth as often as skeletal elements for some reason. I haven't been able to find information on Google scholar or really anywhere else that has provided information on depositional environments that would favor the preservation of shark skeletal elements over teeth, especially where there are plentiful well preserved invertebrate shells. Most of the fossils are locked in concretions or embedded in concrete-hard sandstone. There is intermittent softer sandstone and siltstone, but seems like most of the vertebrate and invertebrate fossils occur in the harder layers. This is something that has interested me as a research topic, but I haven't been able to make it out in awhile to do any collecting of my own. It would be interesting to set up a transect say from Newport to Lincoln City, take a group out and just collect fossils over a period of time across the transect to get an idea of fossil type, frequency, etc. And see if there really is something lending itself to a higher frequency of shark skeletal elements. On a side note it does seem like there is an usually high occurrence of young vertebrates such as pinnipeds and whales in the sections of the formation I've collected. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on the matter as well as any additional insights you may be able to provide. What do you think?
  4. rhealadventures


    Does anybody else go to mines in the summertime because of the river levels are too high
  5. Nat006

    Bones fossil ID

    Hello all, I posted a tooth yesterday that you kindly identified for me, and I have a few more fossils that I found that I would really appreciate an identification on. All found on Zandmotor beach, The Netherlands. There are four specimens: 1 A bone with a hole in the middle, seems like a vertebrae(??). Any idea what fragment it really is and maybe what kind of animal it came from? Length: 2.5 cm 2 A bone that I would also like any information about, although it might be really hard to identify. - 4 cm 3 Small, flatter bone. - 4.5 cm 4 Are these petrified wood by any chance? They do feel like a rock and also sound like such when I gently hit them with another rock. There are 3 pieces in total that I have shared. - around 6 cm.
  6. Fermikante

    Bone fragments

    Hi, these are some of the bone fragments I found recently in Monmouth County, NJ (Big Brook and Ramanessin Brook). I know how hard it is to assign bone fragments to any species but some of these have some unique features that maybe someone with more knowledge than me has something to say. Number 1 (from left to right) is bent, maybe some part of a jaw? Number 2 is quite curious, very smooth at the top with a bulge and a triangular indent on one side. Piece of some turtle armor perhaps? Number 3 is flat and smooth on one side with a line running through it. Maybe a turtle also? Number 4 is super thick almost like a finger bone. But also smooth on one end with a line running through. The liner is slightly more irregular than that of Number 2. Number 5 is a lot bigger with an indent on one edge. But probably also quite stream-worn.
  7. Hello, everyone! Below are a few finds from the North Sulphur River and Post Oak Creek, and I’d love to get some help with identification. The ruler is in centimeters. 1. This first picture includes two mammal teeth (top two)(fossilized or no?), ???, and a small bone that appears to be fossilized. these were found at Post Oak Creek. 2. This bone was found at the North Sulphur River. 3. Nautilus found at NSR. Could anyone help with identifying the species? 4. Jaw fragment? Found at NSR. 5. Coprolite? It appears to have fragments of bone(?) in it. Found at NSR. 6. I found this tooth at NSR a while back, but someone recently IDed it as Latoplatecarpus (mosasaur). I can’t find too much literature on Latoplatecarpus; could anyone give me more information on this tooth and the animal it comes from? Thank you!
  8. Richard B.

    2 bones in a rock

    Hi! What species might these two bones belong to? The stones were found in Poland. In the area where there are mines extracting anthracite.
  9. PaulaE

    Need help please

    I really need yalls help please
  10. Could these have come from the same animal?
  11. Jessclusively

    Fossil identification please

    Hello, if anyone could give me a general idea of what these are, that would be super helpful. Thanks so much & these are from east tn near the smoky mountains or Appalachia
  12. New here, love fossils. My collection in attached images. Coral and others I can not identify. Beautiful pieces.
  13. Started going through some of my older finds and thought I’d try to identify some of them. These are all found in Gainesville, Florida creeks. First one is just a chunk of bone, not sure if it’s even identifiable. My guess is part of a scapula because it’s somewhat flat and curved. Second is a small bone, maybe a carpal of some sort? And third, I’m thinking is a partial alligator tooth. I can see a small bit of enamel left on it, but the enamel seems to have some ridges on it which is confusing.
  14. Rob47

    Is this a bone?

  15. Jessclusively

    Fossil Identification please

    Hi, I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place so please forgive me if I am. But I was wondering if anyone here is able to help me identify this fossil that was found on our property. Its about 12ft long & has ribs & honestly looks like a dinosaur. There are more than just 1. There are at least 5 or 6 & there are thousands of bones. Thanks so much! Oh and this is in East TN.
  16. Jessclusively


    Can anyone identify what these might be? The 1st one is 1 of hundreds found identical to it but of different sizes. There seems to be serrated teeth like a very fine saw blade on the edges of the spike shaped rock.. They are all exactly the same. And the other 1 looks like the head of like a turtle or something. You can actually see a tongue inside the mouth. It looks like it suffered an injury & its head was smashed in . Looks to have skin on the outside & a bone inside the neck. Also teeth inside the mouth. Its for sure some kind of creature. Just don't know what. Thanks in advance.
  17. Polybranchiaspidida

    What do you think its ID is? I need your help.

    It came from UK,Triassic period.But I don’t know its ID and formation.Please help me!
  18. Recently, I found some mammal fossils right next to a river. The bones were buried in clay but the water had removed some sediment so they were visible although they were broken in tens of pieces. Later, I cleaned the soft clay from the bones and placed the small pieces together using normal glue because I have found out that its results are nearly as good as fossil glue or at least it doesn't have visible differences. Although the bones are almost complete, there is still a lot hardened red clay that doesn't go away with water or brushes. What should I use to clean the fossils completely without damaging them? (with household items if it's possible) Here's a photo of my 2 favourite ones.
  19. PHFossilGuy

    Southern Maryland Miocene Bones

    On the last two trips my son and I have made down to one of our favorite spots near Saint Leonard, MD we found these specimens. I've some guesses about what they are but would appreciate some corroboration. All were found along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay in southern Maryland in the Choptank formation.
  20. Nytsirk

    Found at beach in Florida

    Was walking along the beach near Clearwater, Florida and came across these items. Seems as though they are bone or fossilized bone? Totally unsure. Any insight would be helpful and greatly appreciated. I was completely stumped.
  21. mpach033

    Fossil ID Help

    Does anyone know what fossil this is and if it is a fossil? Some people say it’s a crinoid fossil, Native American bead, or just a rock.
  22. Looking for pics and / or infos, Literatur e.g. about dinosaurbones with bitemarks and kallus Start to write a paper about a nice and unique bone and need more infos and pics to compare
  23. I found this rock hiking along side a small creek in northern Ohio in Erie county, only a few miles from Lake Erie. The brown piece is not magnetic. The rock seems to be limestone which this area has a lot. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks, Michael
  24. embl00

    Beach find in Florida, help

    I was on vacation in Florida and searched for shark teeth on a beach, could some one ID these fossil. Can not find anything like it on the web. thanks in advance:)
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