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  1. ThePhysicist

    Holostean fish scales

    From the album: Hell Creek Formation Microsite

    Cartoon illustrating differences between lepisosteid and other holostean ganoid scales.
  2. Isotelus2883

    A Fish Scale From Granton Quarry

    I found this fish scale in the lighter grey layers of Granton Quarry. It is about 1 cm in length, and seems to be rather characteristic, so I am hopeful of a ID. Lockatong Fm Granton Quarry, North Bergen, New Jersey Upper Triassic Thanks.
  3. Bought these in a lot of online auction site, guy said he found them in New York. Any help identifying them is greatly appreciated, thank you!
  4. Hello, is this a fish scale? It is about 1 cm wide at the widest point. It is complete and very nice looking. Any help will be appreciated! Found in the JRF with crocodile, fish verts/teeth, turtles, and some dinosaur related fossils. It is very thin with the enamel (correct term for this?) present on the one side. Thx!
  5. Hi! I’m still trying to identify one fossil from a particular unit of Pleistocene/Early Holocene lacustrine silt from my hometown of Saskatoon, but I figured I would look away from it for a bit to try and identify another fossil from the same unit I’ve been unable to classify. I have two specimens, both apparently of the same species. They are both approximately 0.5 millimetres across. They are perfectly circular, with lines radiating from the centre and rings of alternating colours (possibly representing growth lines). One specimen is photographed dorsally, showing its circular shape, the other in profile, showing its umbrella-like, protruding outline. All photos are taken through a microscope with my best camera currently available, an iPhone! My main areas of middling expertise are arthropod and vertebrate fossils, so I have no idea what this is! I have briefly studied fossil foraminifera and diatoms in the past, but it looks like nothing I’ve seen in those areas as well. It reminded me of a small limpet, some type of seed or spore, or perhaps even a strange fish scale, but I have no formal suggestions. I’d highly appreciate any help! I will try to supply any additional information you may need. Thank you!
  6. I have just found this microfossil. It is unfortunately incomplete, but the general shape is still discernible. I have two ideas for this specimen, a fish scale or an inarticulate brachiopod. Of these possibilities, I think that inarticulate brachiopod is more probable. The shape, "growth rings", and slight depression in the top lead me to this conclusion. On the other hand, its size, color, and the absence of such brachiopods from this formation, lead me towards fish scale. I am uncertain on both, and could use some help with this one. The specimen is the from the Leighton Formation, Maine; it is Pridoli, Silurian. Thanks everyone for your time!
  7. Earendil

    Florissant unknown (fish scale?)

    Hello everybody! I have another U.F.O here (Unidentified Florissant Object) and to be honest, this one has really stumped me! It isn't a carbon stain, it isn't one of those pumice chunks 'fireballs' that are common at Florissant, and it has a strange texture and shape. Weirdly preserved petrified wood? That is my best guess as of now... @piranha @Top Trilo @Tetradium The fossil is 1/2 an inch long. The first 2 pictures are the fossil by itself and the third I circled it. The rest are microscope pics of the texture. Pics 5,6, and 9 show the edges. 7 shows the top.
  8. Rayminazzi

    Pecan gap shark teeth

    A couple hours searching a new to me exposure of pecan gap chalk turned up some pretty nice stuff. First a couple of shark teeth, I don't know the identification. Actually this one might be a fish tooth: I love the color on this one. Also got a lot of fish scales and a small fish vertebra. Vertebra: Scales: A good sized ammonite. And a UFO. An unidentified fossilized object, if you know what this let me know.
  9. From the album: Muncie Creek Shale Phosphatic Nodules

    I previously posted this onto fossil Id and unfortunately no one could come up with a good identification but I was told there were some skull fragments in this piece from the user Jdp Any Ids are Very much welcomed I suspect this is fish coprolite or fish regurgitation
  10. Volksburgs

    Scale found at Green River WY

    New member here. Just got back from a trip to Green River Quarry in WY. My daughter found a sting ray the second day! She also found this large scale. Wanted to see if anyone could identify what it came off of? Thanks!
  11. GeoDancer

    Fish Scale in Shale?

    Hello fellow rock hounds, I recently found what looks to me like fish scales in this shale from Contra Costa County, CA. The shale is from the Kreyenhagen Formation of middle Eocene age. Can anyone confirm this is indeed a fish scale? Thanks! Then first picture is actual size while the second is taken from 30x magnification under the microscope.
  12. Fishinfossil

    Nj Cretaceous Fish Scale?

    Found a few of these over the years in Big Brook area, not exactly sure what they are? They are concave as well.
  13. belemniten

    Unidentified fish scale.

    From the album: Holzmaden

    This 3 cm long unidentified fish scale comes from the lower Jurassic in Holzmaden.
  14. njfossilhunter

    Wenonah Formation Fish Scale

    From the album: New Jersey Fossils From The Brooks of Monmouth County

    Two ctenoid fish scales found in a concretionary layer of the Wenonah formation in Big Brook in Marlboro, NJ. Very rare.
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