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  1. Hello, I am considering adding a French egg, but would like a look to see that it isn't composited and seems ago. This is labelled as Cairanoolithus, from Herault. Now, most French eggs I see are scrambled like this one. Would calling it an egg be accurate--or is it more, partial eggshell? Given the fact it's broke, I assume this is the remains of a hatched egg? Or is the damage on these done pre-fossilisation? Also--just to confirm that a smooshed egg like this, it's the remains of ONE single egg, and not the shattered remains of two or multiple eggs that are all mashed together
  2. I went also into a quarry with nice Bajocian fossils
  3. A very nice week holidays in soutwest France this week one of my biggest find and a nice mortality plate
  4. Un Autre Monde

    Teeth?

    Hi there, Whilst clearing a pile of rocks from an excavation for a septic tank at our house in Burgundy we came across what appear to be several large teeth. They are smooth and conical in section and the largest is around 8 inches or 200mm long. We regularly find Ammonites and Belemnites as well as other marine creatures but have never seen anything like this before. In the same pile of rocks there also appear to be some small bones which are, for us, also unusual. Grateful for any ideas as to what they might be from….
  5. oilshale

    Plagiolophus annectens (OWEN, 1848)

    Taxonomy according to Fossilworks.org. Diagnosis for the genera by Remy, 2004, p. 32): “Diagnose générique émendée, (d'après Depéret 1917, Viret 1958, Hooker 1986, Franzen et Haubold 1986, modifiée et complétée): Palaeotheriidae de taille moyenne à grande; longueur du crâne, 170 à 400 mm, longueur des rangées dentaires de P2-M3 de 60 à 121 mm, poids estimé de moins de 10 kg à plus de 150 kg. Dentition hétérodonte avec des prémolaires courtes et incomplètement molarisées et des molaires augmentant de taille vers l'arrière. Séries des prémolaires complètes chez les formes anciennes,
  6. Found this years ago in the Loire Valley in France. Any information about age/species would be great to have. Thanks!
  7. The day began with a Calamites trunk But two steps from this fossil where not usual finds Granatwerfer ('Priest Mortar') Granate 1914-1918 The Gr.W.16s proved to be popular and very effective weapons for the Germans. They had a high rate of fire, useful range, and reasonable effective detonation. They could be used in either direct or indirect fire applications – direct fire was used to fire at things like sentry posts, gun loopholes, and the like. When fired this way, the grenade fragments would fill an area roughly 5m wide and 50m long, while a round fired in a high a
  8. pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon

    Marine reptile teeth from Nancy

    Hi everyone, I got offered this pair of marine reptile teeth as those of ichthyosaurs, but am having a hard time making my mind up about their identification. I'd therefore like to ask for your opinions. The teeth were found during works around Nancy back in 2004, and, based on other ichthyosaur finds from the region, likely dates the Toarcian stage of the Early Jurassic (though, from what I can tell, Oxfordian marine deposits are also accessible in the area). This makes them roughly the same age as material from the Posidonia Shale/Holzmaden and Whitby, bu
  9. I purchased this beautiful pile of poo pellets, and the matrix contained this little hitchhiker. Since I know next to nothing about trilobites, I was hoping for an assist. He dates from the Middle Ordivician (Llandeilian), and was found in the Traveusot Group (Angers), in La Meignanne, Maine-et-Loire, France. I don't know if the second photo is more of Jaques or just another trilo-bit. Thanks for indulging me. Yeah, I'm digressing.....
  10. Hello people of the internet! This summer, I am heading to south France, to the Provence. I was wondering if anyone had some tips for finding fossils here. The first location where I'm going to settle is Montjay, in the natural park of les Baronnies, near la Charce, which seems to be the centre of fossil locations in this region. Secondly, I'll be heading to Saint-Didier, an hour away from Carniol. I've already found some articles about La Charce, but they're from the eighties, so they may be outdated. What I'm really eager to know about is how exactly to find the fossils there, what's the bes
  11. Hey everyone, So this summer, like most summers, my family went to my grandpa's holiday house in southern France. Seeing that we had many days with nothing planned, I managed to convince them to go fossil hunting one day. At first, I wanted to go to Lacoste, a place known for its echinoids and gorgeous white scallops, but it turns out these quarries are no longer accessible. So instead we went to Carniol, which was a little further away. After only a few hours in the car we arrived at the village of Carniol. "Village" would still be considered being generous: there are no more tha
  12. Dear Fossilforum members, I was wondering if the echinoid on this piece of matrix is indeed a Gauthieria radiata and if so, does that appoint this fossil to the lower, middle or upper Turonian? The shark tooth is a Squalicorax falcatus and the piece was found in the Ardennes departement of France. I know the age of a few locations nearby, but the age of the location where this piece is from is nowhere to be found in literature. I also am not sure if I may say where it was (it took a lot of questioning to find out where it can from haha). Therefore I hope that the echinoid perh
  13. Hi there, I'm looking at possibly buying another saurpod egg. The seller identified it as a hypselosaurus priscus egg, Provence basin france. From the last post I did not on eggs I understand eggs are specifically attributed to hypselosaurus anymore? I'm looking for a museum quality piece as my other egg examples are just decent. Please give me your thoughts and let me know if you require more photos Thank you!
  14. Lorney

    France Fossil ID

    A guy that I work with in France brought some fossils to work one day that his grandfather had passed down. He was wondering what they are. I told him I could post them on here and try find out. He said they were probably all found in the area northwest of Bordeaux by his grandfather many years ago. Some where around Royan. #1 #2 #3 #4
  15. Who want to help me ? I would be happy to offer brachiopods from France ,but also various nice Echinoids or carboniferous plants in exchange of new species i still not have .
  16. I found this thing as a 10 year old in France. It is definitely one of my better findings on the flint coast there. I think it's an urchin but I don't have much knowledge about urchin and like fossils. Could anyone help me specifically what it is?
  17. Hello guys... the three dolls here come from a Miocene (Langhien) site in France. First identification was "Trivia Coccinella" (but I onestly haven't found it anywhere). Could they be Trivia Dimitiatoaffinis? I'm using this website for a help (http://www.nmr-pics.nl/).. it looks that Trivia (or Niveria) Dimitiatoaffinis could be the most plausible choice (considering period and location). I found an evenience also here (https://www.paleontica.org/id_system/fossil_id_search.php?zoek=47-0765): it looks quite similar... what do you think?:) thank you all G
  18. DD1991

    Steneosaurus revised

    A new fossil crocodylomorph-related paper is now available online: Johnson, M. M., Young, M. T., and Brusatte, S. L. (2020). Emptying the wastebasket: a historical and taxonomic revision of the Jurassic crocodylomorph Steneosaurus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 189 (2): 428–448. https://doi.org/10.1093%2Fzoolinnean%2Fzlaa027 Michela Johnson and colleagues restrict Steneosaurus to the type species S. rostromajor, and make the teleosauroid snout MNHN 8900 the S. rostromajor lectotype (the skull fragment MNHN 8753 was later recognized as belonging to the metrio
  19. LeviBess

    What is this?

    Hi, i have this worn rock that i found in Calvados, Cretaceous or jurassic sediments. I was thinking it was a weathered echinoid at first but it does not really look like it. Any idea?
  20. Hello everyone, these three sea snails fossils come from Laas (Landes - France). Could these be Crommium Angustatum? Thanks:) S1 S2 S3
  21. Hi everybody, with @caterpillarwe went fossil hunting in several sites those past weeks. At the end of March he showed me two quarries in the Maestritchian. So here we went, in the beautiful country of Comminges (photos from the net). A land occupied by during the Romans time. Here, the ruins of the therms of Lugdunum covenarum. Behind you can see the little village of Saint-Bertrand de Comminges houses a Cathedral that make the village looking even smallest. A country with typical traditions, dances and costumes Here is the
  22. For the last week before confinement contrainsts, I decide to go to the southwest coast of Atlantic Ocean to find fossils I begin to the coast near Biarritz and eocene level. But it's difficult to dig here because there is a lot of constructions I've just found a level with fossil wood. But I think it's pliocene level I go to the south by the beach. The sea is high and I prospect on isolated blocks. I see a rarety. A bit of Cidaris. The first I see in this eocene level I continue and arrive at a geological point. T
  23. sjaak

    Humerus or femur seareptile

    Hello everyone. I am sorting out some old finds in this lockdown period. This one was found in the Boulonnais area, North of France. Upper Jurassic, mainly marine sediments. I have always assumed this is a humerus or femur of a sea reptile with missing joints. Plio- or plesiosaurus. There is a big muscle attachment. Can anyone confirm or not? Regards, Niels
  24. I made today a new hunt in the Carboniferous of Northern France before the new lockdown . Nice Eusphenopteris Cordaites seeds Neuropteris Calamites stem A nice Pecopteris I Found also a Devonian Rock with a lot of Pelecypods But my target was Carboniferous plants ,a big Lepidodendron Nice Sigillaria NICE EUSPHENOPTERIS
  25. L.S., Hope someone here may have seen something similar before. The photographs below (apologies for the poor quality, made with phone) show about 18 mm-long structures, roughly oblong in outline and with a "dent" (in lieu of a better description). Their surface is quite shiny. The specimens come from the Pennsylvanian (probably Westphalian B or C) of Northern France. Anyone an idea what these might be? I have looked in the literature for similar seeds or cone bracts perhaps, but without success. Kind regards, Tim
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