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  1. Tyrannosaurus-wreck

    Calvert County Fossils

    Hi everyone! I went to Flagponds in Calvert County MD a few weeks ago and came back with my biggest *actual* fossil haul so far (I posted here my first time with about 50 barnacle pieces)! I know there are a few ray plate fragments in here, and I've included what I think are bone pieces although I'm not entirely sure. Anyway, I'm having a lot of trouble identifying my shark's teeth, so any help with this would be greatly appreciated! I'll post numbered photos of my finds with this. If anyone needs a zoomed in, clearer or different angle pic I'm happy to provide more. (Advance apologies for the
  2. Karam

    Fossils in Lebanon

    Greetings! I've been collecting marine fossils ever since I could remember. However, only recently have I started reading and researching about these fossils. I started researching for the correct rocks to break open in hope of finding new fossils (ammonites, fish fossils, etc..) instead of my usual findings (gastropods, clams, rarely urchins). I took some advice from you guys and began looking for a good book that might help on which rocks to look for (keepings in mind Lebanon is mostly early-middle cretaceous and Jurassic) I've used this map to find my way to Jurassic
  3. FossilDog

    Help with identification please?

    Hello! New member needing help identifying the fossils in these rocks found in Central NY. The rocks were underneath a shed that we demolished, so we don't know for sure where they originated. We live on the Oswego River, and it's possible the rocks were sourced from the shore or river bottom. Thank you for your help!
  4. Harry Pristis

    Ray Dermal Denticles

    From the album: TEETH & JAWS

    This is a variety of dermal denticles (literally, "skin teeth") typically from the back and tail of Late Miocene skates (Rajidae) and stingrays (Dasyatidae) from Florida. Dermal denticles have the same embryological origin as the teeth in the ray mouth. These are teeth that have "migrated" to the skin.

    © Harry Pristis 2010

  5. Hi all, I didn't see anything about number of photos in each post so I have a few different IDs I am asking for help with, I've read the guidelines and will try to ensure I cover everythnig. These fossils are from North Cowichan on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. I believe this is the Maple Bay Formation in the Nanaimo Group and is from the Cretaceous period. The rock was very friable/fractured and may fossils were not collectible but I did collect a few and get pics of some in the field. 1. Bactulite? 2. Bryozoan? 3. Ammonite? (8 x 5.5 cm) - I can't quite get a good p
  6. So for some time, I've had an interesting idea of displaying multiple types of fossils from the same area together in the same display case. I ended coming up with this quick and easy idea, though it was many months in the making. I found the box itself on Amazon. LINK It's nice because it has a soft velvet lining with the grid itself being removable and customizable, so you can display things how you want. A lot of my finds here in Missouri are smaller marine invertebrates, so this box worked well. I'm rather proud of myself on how this turned out. Brachiopods, bryozoans, blastoids, ga
  7. Dawson Williams

    Bone bed of Cephalopods

    I found this conglomeration of fossils in between a layer of sedimentary rock and a crystalline layer of what I can only assume is calcite. I can identify a few shapes in the upper part of the fossil that lead me to believe I had found a bed of young baculites. It took me a good hour to dig up all of my finds, which included an array of brachiopods and or bivalves, ammonites, and cute little scorpion who was very much alive. (I almost crushed the little guy with my gigantic human hand) Needless to say, I was very happy with my new collection of marine fossils. I will be returning to the site s
  8. I have been an avid collector of Astoria Formation fossils from the Oregon coast for a number of years, and plan on putting up a web page that shows every known invertebrate species from the Newportian stage of the Astoria formation (plus as many vertebrate and plant species as possible). In my collection I am still short by a dozen or so invertebrate species out of the nearly-100 described in the literature, although I have also found a dozen or so that AREN'T in the literature, and plan on describing and naming them if they are indeed "new" species. So I was wondering if there were any fel
  9. Hello, I was trying to find the identity of some marine fossils I found, and found this great forum! I am from Montana, but have been wintering in Yuma, Arizona. I have been finding all sorts of neat rocks and marine fossils in the desert outside of Yuma where the Colorado river had once flowed into a large ocean. I have found several roundish rocks that seem to have fossilized marine life in them? I was told by a Coprolite collector that is a characteristic of Coprolite found in this area? I would appreciate an ID on the specimens, or speculations as to what they are? Below is one s
  10. Peeps86

    South Mississippi fossils

    I was wondering if anyone could help me and my daughter ID these fossils we found in a South Mississippi River.. one appears to be shell or coral. The other appears to be a shell.
  11. Was wondering about this for some time.. I doubt bioluminescence only appeared in modern-day organisms. I imagine it would be quite a sight to see, for instance, a school of bioluminescent Baculites...
  12. A few weeks ago, I posted here some pictures of fossils I took with a digital microscope - here are a few more Pyritized ammonites from the Early Jurassic of Charmouth (south England) This one measures approx. ~1cm diameter Indet. partial plesiosaur tooth from the Cretaceous of northern France. ~1cm tall And since you seemed to like the squid arm hooks, here are some more (from the Jurassic Belemnotheutis antiquus) All those hooks are from the specimen NHMUK 88603, in the invertebrate
  13. Yan11

    Is it a fossil??

    Hi guys, Today I was going trough some old boxes of not very well preserved fossils and I stumbled upon this rock which i found before a few years in a limestone deposit on a fossil beach here in Bulgaria. (Echinoids and ammonites are common for this site). When I found it I thought it really resembled a fish spine, so I took it just in case it really was a fish spine (although I doubted it). So can anybody tell me if this is really a fossil of some sort or is it just some natural rock markings. Best regards to everybody!!
  14. Every time we go fossil hunting - we live on the coast of South Carolina - I find these little bowl shaped fossils with imprints of shells or other marine life inside the depression. Can someone tell me more about them? I always bring them home because I think they are neat but don't really know how they are formed!
  15. DINOMAN91

    My collection

    This is part of my collection I have acquired over the past year new to TFF just wanted to say hello to everyone. Many of other fossils packed away as I build more cases
  16. I’m looking for any input I can get on this one found in the Mogollon Rim area near Pine, AZ. Area is known for huge numbers of brachiopods, bryozoans, and other marine fossils. Brand newbie here, so please pardon any lack of proper vernacular. A friend pointed out that it almost looks like a large tooth though I’ve read how often looks can be deceiving. I can almost see a distinguishable line around the object from most angles that makes the appear somewhat symmetrical. I’ve got no clue what all the red stuff is either, but though some of the pics look like raw meat
  17. Pinelands Mike

    Teeth at Big Brook and Ramanessin NJ

    I found this tooth in Ramanessin Brook near Big Brook. The guy leading the group said it was a broken shark tooth but he was in a hurry and barely looked at it. I don’t think it looks like a shark tooth. The first picture shows the sharp edge on the front of the tooth.
  18. LSturz

    Help with Fossil ID

    I’m hoping I could get ID help with a couple of fossils that were found in the Mogollon Rim area near Payson, AZ.
  19. I visited Etobicoke Creek, and, as usual, the place was packed with fossils. Then I went to Credit River...a park near "The Riverwood Conservancy". At first I was disappointed, but in one place I found 3 little corals that had been packed into a mud path by hiker's boots. Here they are; all approximately 4 cm across.
  20. These 2 little cones (Centre right and Lower left...~1cm long each) were in some quarried rock in Burlington Ontario. Presumably transported from elsewhere in Ontario. There were scattered crinoid stems on the same rock (All little donuts...oriented in the same direction) I can't figure out what the cones are. Any suggestions?
  21. Ok guys! Have taken your advice, stopped looking for bones and focused on sea related shapes, found this guy yesterday, looks like it might be animal rather than plant? Help please! Have a SMALL Bic lighter for scale.
  22. There were lots of fossils at a municipal promenade in Oakville Ontario. I couldn't identify many of them. Attached are images of a stalk-like critter and of some peculiar 9cm long colony with segments linear features.
  23. A walk on the shore west of Toronto turned out to be another fossil day. Some photos of as yet unevaluated things attached.
  24. Today was gorgeous west of Toronto. But there was shopping to do, so I drove but nipped away for "bored husband" fossil hunt in parking lots, etc. Didn't have a ruler or my brushes. Photographed fossils at a flooded yacht club parking area, a lakeside promenade, a garden nursery, and at 2 stones guarding an exotic tree business parking area. Some images are attached.
  25. Shimmeron

    Marine Fossil Id Needed

    I found these fossils about a week ago next to Settlement Canyon Reservoir (Tooele County, Ut). I found them about 6600 feet up in elevation at about 1/5 mile away from the reservoir. The images are of the same rock but taken at different angles and sides, all except the last picture.
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