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  1. From the album: Neutache Shoreline

    A decent sized section of C. ohioensis incisor- with absolutely stunning color! These are typically black. Would love to find a complete incisor with these colors. E Kansas, Glacial deposits. #VL55 6/30/24

    © CC BY-NC

  2. Brevicollis

    Might this be an ammonite fragment ?

    Hello, I was searching through my fossil storage in hopes of finding a mosasaur tooth in flint preservation (spoilers alert : I didnt ) and found this interesting piece instead, wich kinda reminded me of an ammonite fragment. But as flint has tricked more than once with all his possible shapes and shades and layering into thinking that I've found a fossil in it, I better should post it here for confirmation or whatever the opposite is called in english (my vocabulary is still learning new words). The grooves appear like if they all start from one middle point that isnt preserved anymore, and appear to be to "perfect" if they would be geological origin. So are my thoughts. Also, I might see something that kinda appears to be the bouyancy chamber steinkern and maybe some of the walls that seperated it into multiple rooms, but maybe my imagination is playing with me Anyway, @rocket, @Ludwigia, are you guys able to help here and end my whole dream, or be as amazed as me if it really is one !? I know about ONE ammonite in flint preservation from the german fossilforum, Steinkern, but that was mostly a cavaty left behind by one. But they are possible ! Sice : 6,5 cm the longest, around 3,5 the highest. I found it a few years ago on the beach of Marienleuchte on the german island of Fehmarn, on the giaaaaant pebble beach there. Space in between the grooves : consistantly 5 mm where I've measured on the same hight. I know, not many details are preserved, and even if there are any they would be even worse to see as this piece is nearly completly white, but lets hope there are some visible ones ! Here are the lines that I think might be these walls in the chamber (I know they have a name bit I dont know it ) And here the possible, very unlikely Steinkern of the main chamber. Saw some that might look similar in different ammonites. Anyway, have fun analyzing this ! Maybe I have luck, I found a four leaved clover leave today
  3. Hello all, I am still learning and have a few questions. 1.) If you're searching an area and are finding trilobite fragments, is it safe to assume there is also a possibility to find an intact trilobite? I know trilobites can be rare depending on a multitude of factors, but I am curious if this is a safe assumption to make overall. 2.) I have seen some post of fossil preparation where a trilobite in matrix is found and turns out to be an entire trilobite after preparation. How does one know what will be and won't be a whole fossil? I have pieces that are obviously just fragments and wouldn't yield an intact fossil, so I am trying to figure out what to look for. Again, thank you everyone for the help! I am continuing to learn and absolutely love this hobby.
  4. Hi all, came here by curiousity as i have found a probable fossil fragment that was inside river pebbles that i bought for foundation, what could the animal be and how old, its quiet heavy and has interresting white stripes going accross it, its definately as hard and heavy as the other river pebbles. thank you
  5. Collected this piece around Offerton, Manchester, UK. Site is known for yielding fossil plants from Upper Carboniferous, Silesian Westphalian, Langsettian, Pennines coal measures formation (318.0 - 319.0 Ma) age in Siltstones. Collected sigillaria, cyperties, and Neuropteris specimens. Picked this chunk of rock while cleaning hands at a stream right adjacent to the site and found this strange rock. Look like infilled by fine sandstone grains in cross section. Grooved and bumps slightly visible, mostly due to heavy erosion from the stream itself. I have looked up some specimens of stigmaria root fragments and shows slight resemblance. Would it be something else? Would be great to know. Thanks.
  6. Jaybot

    Mammuthus sp. calf molar fragment

    From the album: Neutache Shoreline

    A -very- river worn/polished fragment of a baby/calf mammoth tooth. Could be a Wooly mammoth, or Mammoth columbi- It was found in between both species known range(s). #VL19 5/3/24

    © CC BY-NC

  7. Brevicollis

    Spinosaurus bone

    Hello, i saw this Spinosaurus bone for sale today and wondered which bone it is, if its still identifyable. It kinda reminds me of a big vertebra fragment tho. It was found in the Kemkem beds, morocco. @Phos_01, because i know you as one of the Spino experts, migth you know the correct bone position and name ?
  8. 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.
  9. Jaybot

    Giant Beaver incisor fragment

    From the album: Neutache Shoreline

    Mid 2023

    © CC BY-NC

  10. SJollyKY

    About me and why I signed up

    OK, so I am from Kentucky. I don't know anything about paleontology but I love collecting geodes and other rocks. I like any that are unique. That said, I am here to show this rock that I don't think is really a rock. It feels different, kind of like a rock but not a rock, and is lighter than a rock would be. It did withstand 4 days in the tumbler though. so I am going to try to include a picture. Please let me know what you think!
  11. Hello everyone. May I know if this is the material of Spinosaurus? From KemKem Group The size is 29 centimeters. Thanks
  12. CabinetOfCuriosities

    Devonian Bone ID

    I recently purchased this fossil found in the Ketleri formation of Latvia. It had little information given with it and no label when it arrived, so all I know about it is that it comes from the Upper Fammenian of the Devonian and that the two fossils in the piece are not associated. The placoderm armor section is in all likeliness Bothriolepis, since about 70% of fossils from the formation are from that particular animal as far as I could find. The vertebrate bone is what I'm wondering about though, even though it is a fragment I am interested if it could be identified. It is about 2cm long, both ends are broken off but the break shows a pretty large internal cavity going straight through the bone. Would anyone know how to identify it, even if just to a broad group of animals?
  13. Hi all, any help with these two fragments is greatly appreciated! Both were found on ocean-facing barrier island beaches. The smaller object in Pic 1 was found in Beaufort Co., SC. I picked it up in a small handful of shell fragments and was about to toss it down when I noticed the symmetry and pattern; I'm not even sure where to start with an ID though. It measures approx. 1.5 x 1.7 cm; approx. 0.5 cm tall at the highest "bump". The bone fragment in Pic 2 was found in New Hanover Co., NC. My first thought was turtle bone, possibly a piece of a pelvic girdle? It measures approx. 5 x 3.5 cm, 1.75 cm thick on thickest side and 0.5 cm thick on the thinner, flatter side. Any insight into what may have caused the scratches(?) on the one side is also appreciated. Thank you in advance! Pic 1: Pic 2:
  14. I purchased this fossil bone fragment a while ago from a local shop. It's been sitting in a drawer for years, and I finally decided to try and figure out what it came from. I know that bone fragments are not nearly diagnostic enough to attribute to a particular genus or species, but a general grouping (e.g. sauropod) would be good enough for me. It comes from the Morrison formation, although any further information about where it was found was not provided to me when I bought the fossil. Is there any tips that I could use to help identify fragmentary fossils like this one?
  15. Found this for sale somewhere, they are advertising it as a gar scale, but I don't think it is, although I could definitely be wrong. My first thought was maybe a scute of a crocodile, but I think that is also not it. Any ideas/ Thank you so much everyone in advance!
  16. So last weekend picked this up from another collecto. About 51 pieces of partial Megalodon teeth from Antwerp & Borseek, Belgium. These are quite more rare than you see in the USA or Indonesia for example. Biggest one measures around 5 inch.
  17. Dino Dad 81

    Chunk of centrum?

    Hi all, This chunk is from the Lance of Weston county, WY. Is there enough here to conclude that this is a chunk of vertebra centrum? Is is spongy enough to conclude it's theropod? If so, is it big enough to conclude it's from T Rex?
  18. Jackmandu

    Fossilized / Petrified bone?

    Found this while rock hounding in southeast South Dakota. The color (when it was wet) caught my eye…but after getting it home and dried it out…you can see in the pictures what I believe to be bone? Thoughts?
  19. Alex BC

    Bone Fragment, Maybe Whale?

    Hello everyone! I found this (Possible) bone fragment on the beach in South Carolina and was wondering if there is any way to get a better idea as to what this belongs to? Just happened to see a few photos of whale bone shards that made me think, maybe whale bone? Any and all help is appreciated, thanks gang!
  20. Ben Daniels

    Spinosaurid bone?

    Hi All, I acquired this piece of fossilised bone fragment recently and was assured that the specimen was Spinosaurus and came from the Kem Kem group, unfortunately I was not able to gather which formation it was from within the group. Although this piece is fragmentary, its hour glass shape and the thin ridges along each side give me hope that someone would know where on the skeleton this bone is from. I've done some quick research and found that Spinosaurus vertebrae are of similar shape but I am not 100% confident that it is a vert. If anyone has any idea which bone it could be, that would be brilliant (apologies for quality of the side images, my camera had trouble focusing on the thin ridge)
  21. I found this in a rock bed. I'm in College Station, TX and was looking for petrified wood (which I found plenty of). I picked this up and the holes really make me think its bone. It's definitely a rock, it clinks when I hit it with metal and is dense like a rock. There's one side that is more smooth and not as holey, but I think that's where it got worn down. The grid below is 5mm x 5mm squares.
  22. NFLfinder

    Fragment of a Mammoth Tooth

    Found on Vilano Beach, Fl Prehistoric Florida believes that it is a fragment of a mammoth tooth
  23. J.D.

    Gomp maybe?

    Hi, All! My name is JD. I am from Pittsburgh, PA. Was visiting Edisto last year and found this weird fossil. Have been struggling to ID. This was my first fossil hunt since I was a kid living in Beaufort. P.S. I did properly report this to SC and was properly licensed Can anyone tell me what this is?
  24. Any ideas what this is? Found in Maryland. Has kind of a hex pattern on one side.
  25. ChristineR


    Micro fossils seem to provide a lot of opportunities to experience pareidolia. I find the need to temper my excitement. Though, this gastropod fragment provided more laughs than excitement. My granddaughter will keep this one, after all she once had her own pet baby dragon.
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