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  1. hemipristis

    Pleistocene Mammal Jaw, ID requested

    hello everyone, I saw this on our favorite website. It is a mammal jaw dredged up off of Newfoundland, Canada. It is likely Pleistocene in age. The piece is approximately 12 cm in length. It is clearly an herbivore, but doesn't look like bison, horse, camel, tapir or deer to me; however, I am still learning to ID my Pleistocene mammals. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  2. During one of my hikes exploring the badlands in Central Alberta Canada (Scollard formation) near the Red Deer river I found this strange flat & thin piece of what appears to be fossilized bone. As you can see from the pictures it fans outward and it's quite thin, to me it almost looks similar to a aquatic flipper although I obviously am not sure at all what this could be. My instinct wants to say turtle piece possibly? Any help to ID this cool fossil would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
  3. Hello everyone, while I was getting some exercise exploring the badlands here in central Alberta (Red Deer river valley Scollard formation I believe) I found a piece of fossilized bone that must have been recently exposed due to spring thaw. I am no guru however it appears to have some predation marks on it (third picture left side) & to me looks like it could be a leg bone? I'm looking for some help confirm these are in fact predation marks & also to ID the bone itself if possible. I know its difficult due to it being just a small fragment but any help or additional info would be gr
  4. I have been collecting fossils for many years, but this fossil is without a doubt the strangest and most mysterious of the fossils I’ve ever found- I would really appreciate your help in helping solve this mystery of what it is and how old it is! It was found on the rocky shores of Lake Huron in Southampton, Ontario. I initially was interested in it because it looked like a boot and I thought it was a native carving, but realized it must be a fossil of something I’ve never seen before. It’s very interesting to me because it almost seems to be coiled like a spine of an animal, but could also be
  5. Dimitar

    Jellyfish strobila fossil

    Hi guys! Please assist to identify if this is a Jellyfish strobila fossil . I was expecting it to be a plant, but the shape of the disks is so different. N.1 N.2 N.3 N.4
  6. Dimitar

    Tribrachidium - Precambrian

    Hello again guys. Today I walked again on my places, and I payed more attention ot pre-ordovician layer.. Ordovician - as we can see it - it is full of life. But just 1-2 layers below , there is almost nothing. Except Tribrachidium . This seems to be the main finding that I have, the rest is pretty much mud and nothing else. So Tribrachidium: this look like snail , the snail without andy shell.. And it has 3 brachidiums - 3 internal structures that seems to be symetrical between each other. N.1
  7. snolly50

    Ammolite Jumble

    Here is an aggregation of rough ammolite. It rests on the vanity of the guest suite's bath in Palatial snolly Manor. The chunks were obtained from a Canadian jewelry producer, specializing in ammolite items. My hypothesis is that the ammolite layer on these pieces was judged too thin or fractured to warrant cutting as stones for jewelry. The ammolite remains backed by thick ironstone and the pieces have been heavily consolidated. Given the varied angles of their faces, they make an ever shifting display as one moves about the room.
  8. Hello everyone, first time poster here. While enjoying a day hike through the badlands of central Alberta near the Red Deer river (North of Drumheller) my girlfriend & I came across multiple oval shaped fossils (I hope) that look quite unusual. As you can see all of them are very similar in shape & size. They all seem to have what appear to be two lobes on each side & crease down the center. The one on the far right is quite shiny & has a gloss to it almost. The sizes range from 4.5cm x 2.5cm to 5.5cm x 3.5cm. I was hoping to get some help to ID these strange looking objects a
  9. 500 million-year-old fossil is the granddaddy of all cephalopods By Laura Geggel, Live Science, March 29, 2021 Cephalopods: Older Than was thought? Press Release No. 24/2021, Heidelberg University, March 23, 2021 The open access paper is: Hildenbrand, A., Austermann, G., Fuchs, D., Bengtson, P. and Stinnesbeck, W., 2021. A potential cephalopod from the early Cambrian of eastern Newfoundland, Canada. Communications Biology, 4(1), pp.1-11. open access Yours, Paul H.
  10. Hello everyone, my first post here. Am I correct in calling this a cretaceous trace fossil? Found by me probably 50yrs ago, in a local sandpit, I think, or on Lake Ontario shoreline. Looks to me like images of cobbles from Faringdon, England. (I've got an odd assortment of interesting rocks, artifacts and fossils from my childhood explorations, but only now trying to learn more about them. ) All help very much appreciated! Hope to learn a lot here. Thank you.
  11. Hello all, Here are a few Diplichnites incertipies specimens that I found on a 2019 expedition in Nova Scotia. It is illegal to collect fossils in NS without a permit, however all the fossils found at this site (see large arthropluera tracks and tetrapod footprints in prior posts) have been brought to the local museums attention. Stay tuned for more! I hope you enjoy, FossilsNS
  12. Hey guys! My first scientific publication has just been released online by the journal Geological Magazine in association with Cambridge University Press (see link below). My study describes the first probable deinonychosaur tracks from Canada, which my colleagues and I found and documented at a large dinosaur tracksite (about 72.5 million years old) near the city of Grande Prairie in Alberta, Canada. Four traces occur in possible trackway association, while another isolated track that is in exactly the same direction is located nearby on the same bedding plane, suggestive of at least tw
  13. Owen Ridgen

    A few Fossils from recently

    Hello everyone, thanks for letting me join the site! I'm an amateur fossil hunter from Toronto who has made a few expeditions in the past months. I've found a few fossils of interest that I'd like some help identifying. Below are links to photos of the fossils in question on my iNaturalist page, along with some additional details. Thanks all in advance! The following were all found along the Don River in Toronto. 1. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68570190 2. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68573964 3. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/685701
  14. badeend

    Possible Acer leaf

    Hello, I bought this leaf from the internet from someone who told be it might be from Canada. I googled is it but I could nt find a great simularity in Cananda. So I showed it a friend and he said it could be a leaf from the Green River Formation. Can anyone confirm this? Or tell me where it could come from? Thanks in advance!
  15. Joeman1978

    fossil id

    found in Ottawa Ontario it looks like it has scales and and front fins 2 inches long so i am guessing a fish maybe
  16. The Amateur Paleontologist

    Late Cretaceous chalk in North America

    Hey everyone I know I've been lately rather inactive on TFF; I was held back by fieldwork and other reasons (though do expect some posts about the fieldwork next weekend ). But anyway, onto what I came to talk about... Would anyone know of some good exposures of Late Cretaceous chalk in Canada or USA? I'm thinking specifically about Campanian chalk or, even better, Maastrichtian chalk.. It would be great if the exposed chalk is very fossiliferous, of course. Thanks for any help! -Christian
  17. deadface

    Novis Trilobite ID

    Hi All I was directed tp this forum after asking one of the online stores to help with more information. My father had some fossils that he obtained while on a trip to Banff, Canada. I believe these were found while hiking long ago and, sadly, I never paid much attention to them. One is a coral looking structure which I will post later. The coral was from a place he called Fossil Ridge. However, the one the looks the "nicest" is shown below and I do know that it is a Trilobite. Is there a specific type of Trilobite or any kind of information. As a subjective fol
  18. paleo.nath

    Eurypterid ID help

    I was given this Eurypterid fossil a while back and I was looking to see if anyone had any ideas towards a species, i’ve got no idea where it came from other than somewhere in the New England/Canada area. Someone has told me it looks like an Adelophthalamus but id like some more opinions. Thank you
  19. Bob Saunders

    Fossil sponge?

    Phylum Porifera (sponge) M. Odovician Bobcaygeon Formation Kirkfield, Ontario. Cananda 4.5 cm long This is another from an old collection as found. Wrapped with a number tag to match a hand writ-in entry. The sponges I have shows some formation. I will put it in the ultrasonic cleaner. What do you think, do the come smooth? Bob
  20. Hi, I found 2 large fossils on th e shores of Lake Erie Ontario and I do not have a clue what they are. Both of these fossils are approximately 24" in diameter. Can someone identify them?
  21. Bob Saunders

    unknown crinoid?

    Unknown possibly collected in the 1960's. Looks crinoid related. M. Odovician Verulam Fm. Gamebridge, ON Canada 4 cm w x 4 cm
  22. Bob Saunders

    Mesotrypa prolifica  

    Bryozoan Mesotrypa prolifica Lindsay Formation Bowmanville, On.Canada Reference comment below date, Posted March 24, 2010
  23. I found it in a gravel near the road. Please help me identify it.
  24. dinosaur man

    My Tyrannosaur research

    Hi I decided to make a post about my main research project right now on Campanian Tyrannosaurs specifically Daspletosaurus. Today I have found something to tell teeth from the Judith River Formation and Dinosaur Park Formation. This could also do with the Tyrannosaurs prey or locality. I found out that Judith River Formation Tyrannosaur teeth serrations are more circular and more round compared to the same time Dinosaur Park Formation Tyrannosaur teeth serrations. The Dinosaur Park Formation Tyrannosaur teeth serrations are more longer skinner and more chiseled like but not like other Tyrannos
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