Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'nebraska'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
    Tags should be keywords or key phrases. e.g. otodus, megalodon, shark tooth, miocene, bone valley formation, usa, florida.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Community News
    • Member Introductions
    • Member of the Month
    • Members' News & Diversions
  • Fossil Discussion
    • General Fossil Discussion
    • Questions & Answers
    • Fossil Hunting Trips
    • Fossil ID
    • Partners in Paleontology - Member Contributions to Science
    • Fossil of the Month
    • Member Collections
    • A Trip to the Museum
    • Paleo Re-creations
    • Collecting Gear
    • Fossil Preparation
    • Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications
    • Member-to-Member Fossil Trades
    • Fossil News
  • General Category
    • Rocks & Minerals
    • Geology


  • Annelids
  • Arthropods
    • Crustaceans
    • Insects
    • Trilobites
    • Other Arthropods
  • Brachiopods
  • Cnidarians (Corals, Jellyfish, Conulariids )
    • Corals
    • Jellyfish, Conulariids, etc.
  • Echinoderms
    • Crinoids & Blastoids
    • Echinoids
    • Other Echinoderms
    • Starfish and Brittlestars
  • Forams
  • Graptolites
  • Molluscs
    • Bivalves
    • Cephalopods (Ammonites, Belemnites, Nautiloids)
    • Gastropods
    • Other Molluscs
  • Sponges
  • Bryozoans
  • Other Invertebrates
  • Ichnofossils
  • Plants
  • Chordata
    • Amphibians & Reptiles
    • Birds
    • Dinosaurs
    • Fishes
    • Mammals
    • Sharks & Rays
    • Other Chordates
  • *Pseudofossils ( Inorganic objects , markings, or impressions that resemble fossils.)


  • Anson's Blog
  • Mudding Around
  • Nicholas' Blog
  • dinosaur50's Blog
  • Traviscounty's Blog
  • Seldom's Blog
  • tracer's tidbits
  • Sacredsin's Blog
  • fossilfacetheprospector's Blog
  • jax world
  • echinoman's Blog
  • Ammonoidea
  • Traviscounty's Blog
  • brsr0131's Blog
  • brsr0131's Blog
  • Adventures with a Paddle
  • Caveat emptor
  • -------
  • Fig Rocks' Blog
  • placoderms
  • mosasaurs
  • ozzyrules244's Blog
  • Terry Dactyll's Blog
  • Sir Knightia's Blog
  • MaHa's Blog
  • shakinchevy2008's Blog
  • Stratio's Blog
  • Phoenixflood's Blog
  • Brett Breakin' Rocks' Blog
  • Seattleguy's Blog
  • jkfoam's Blog
  • Erwan's Blog
  • Erwan's Blog
  • marksfossils' Blog
  • ibanda89's Blog
  • Liberty's Blog
  • Liberty's Blog
  • Lindsey's Blog
  • Back of Beyond
  • Ameenah's Blog
  • St. Johns River Shark Teeth/Florida
  • gordon's Blog
  • West4me's Blog
  • West4me's Blog
  • Pennsylvania Perspectives
  • michigantim's Blog
  • michigantim's Blog
  • lauraharp's Blog
  • lauraharp's Blog
  • micropterus101's Blog
  • micropterus101's Blog
  • GPeach129's Blog
  • Olenellus' Blog
  • nicciann's Blog
  • nicciann's Blog
  • Deep-Thinker's Blog
  • Deep-Thinker's Blog
  • bear-dog's Blog
  • javidal's Blog
  • Digging America
  • John Sun's Blog
  • John Sun's Blog
  • Ravsiden's Blog
  • Jurassic park
  • The Hunt for Fossils
  • The Fury's Grand Blog
  • julie's ??
  • Hunt'n 'odonts!
  • falcondob's Blog
  • Monkeyfuss' Blog
  • cyndy's Blog
  • pattyf's Blog
  • pattyf's Blog
  • chrisf's Blog
  • chrisf's Blog
  • nola's Blog
  • mercyrcfans88's Blog
  • Emily's PRI Adventure
  • trilobite guy's Blog
  • barnes' Blog
  • xenacanthus' Blog
  • myfossiltrips.blogspot.com
  • HeritageFossils' Blog
  • Fossilefinder's Blog
  • Fossilefinder's Blog
  • maybe a nest fossil?
  • farfarawy's Blog
  • Microfossil Mania!
  • blogs_blog_99
  • Southern Comfort
  • Emily's MotE Adventure
  • Eli's Blog
  • andreas' Blog
  • Recent Collecting Trips
  • retired blog
  • andreas' Blog test
  • fossilman7's Blog
  • Piranha Blog
  • xonenine's blog
  • xonenine's Blog
  • Fossil collecting and SAFETY
  • Detrius
  • pangeaman's Blog
  • pangeaman's Blog
  • pangeaman's Blog
  • Jocky's Blog
  • Jocky's Blog
  • Kehbe's Kwips
  • RomanK's Blog
  • Prehistoric Planet Trilogy
  • mikeymig's Blog
  • Western NY Explorer's Blog
  • Regg Cato's Blog
  • VisionXray23's Blog
  • Carcharodontosaurus' Blog
  • What is the largest dragonfly fossil? What are the top contenders?
  • Test Blog
  • jsnrice's blog
  • Lise MacFadden's Poetry Blog
  • BluffCountryFossils Adventure Blog
  • meadow's Blog
  • Makeing The Unlikley Happen
  • KansasFossilHunter's Blog
  • DarrenElliot's Blog
  • Hihimanu Hale
  • jesus' Blog
  • A Mesozoic Mosaic
  • Dinosaur comic
  • Zookeeperfossils
  • Cameronballislife31's Blog
  • My Blog
  • TomKoss' Blog
  • A guide to calcanea and astragali
  • Group Blog Test
  • Paleo Rantings of a Blockhead
  • Dead Dino is Art
  • The Amber Blog
  • Stocksdale's Blog
  • PaleoWilliam's Blog
  • TyrannosaurusRex's Facts
  • The Community Post
  • The Paleo-Tourist
  • Lyndon D Agate Johnson's Blog
  • BRobinson7's Blog
  • Eastern NC Trip Reports
  • Toofuntahh's Blog
  • Pterodactyl's Blog
  • A Beginner's Foray into Fossiling
  • Micropaleontology blog
  • Pondering on Dinosaurs
  • Fossil Preparation Blog
  • On Dinosaurs and Media
  • cheney416's fossil story
  • jpc
  • A Novice Geologist
  • Red-Headed Red-Neck Rock-Hound w/ My Trusty HellHound Cerberus
  • Red Headed
  • Paleo-Profiles
  • Walt's Blog
  • Between A Rock And A Hard Place
  • Rudist digging at "Point 25", St. Bartholomä, Styria, Austria (Campanian, Gosau-group)
  • Prognathodon saturator 101
  • Books I have enjoyed
  • Ladonia Texas Fossil Park
  • Trip Reports
  • Glendive Montana dinosaur bone Hell’s Creek
  • Test
  • Stratigraphic Succession of Chesapecten

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...

  1. I just finished the initial prep of a cute little Peobrotherium camel skull we found this summer in the panhandle of Nebraska. It was found upside down with the bottom of the mandibles exposed and in pretty crumbly matrix. It was pretty fractured. It's a beautiful skull and I will do some final restoration at a later date. Thought I'd share with the group. In-progress photos:
  2. diginupbones

    Small artiodactyl molar

    I figured this was probably a long shot but thought I would check anyway. Is there anything distinctive about this tooth that would help narrow it down? miocene North Central Nebraska.
  3. MarcoSr

    M&M Ranch in Nebraska

    My younger son Mel just led his first fossil trip of the year on our Eocene/Oligocene M&M Ranch in Nebraska last week. My sons, Mel and Marco Jr., are starting to get back from their prepper some of the fossils that they found on our ranch in 2018. Not all fossils go to the prepper. Mel preps some of the specimens himself. Below is a picture of the specimens Mel found in 2018 that he will prep. Here are a few pictures of 2018 specimens just back from the prepper. Mel found another saber cat in 2018 that is in prep. Below are a saber cat skull found by Mel and saber cat skeleton found by Marco Jr. in previous years on the ranch. They have found seven or eight so far on the ranch. I'll probably be going out to the ranch a couple of times this year. However, I spend most of my time at the ranch taking matrix that contains micro squamate, bird, amphibian, and mammal specimens. I'm currently working with seven researchers on this micro material. Marco Sr.
  4. diginupbones

    Interesting little tooth

    First one of these I have found. Need a little help with ID please. L-23 W-12 H-20.
  5. Curious on the identification of this. Found in a gravel pile with other odd and end bone pieces with multiple mammoth teeth found at the same site. Just curious as to what it could possibly be as I’m thinking it is a possible fragment of bone from one!
  6. diginupbones

    Possible skull?

    I found this a while back and figured it was just a piece of pelvis or some other unidentifiable bone. Once I started cleaning it up I noticed what looked like a couple of teeth sticking out. I started cleaning out all the nooks and crannies and discovered that these holes passed all the way from one into the other and you could push a pipe cleaner all the way through them. I don’t know which way is up or down on this thing or what kind of animal it could’ve possibly come from. It is solid all the way through and heavy. Found in North Central Nebraska. @jpc
  7. NEFossils

    More gravel pit finds

    Found these in a gravel pit pile -NE Nebraska wanting some help on identification. Are the teeth bison? I’m thinking the horn core is also bison, unsure on the metapodial (maybe deer?) and other small piece! Any help on the big fragmented piece would be awesome, seems to be mineralized about 2cm thick or so. TIA!
  8. I am thinking this is a weird shaped rock, however the top part is throwing me off with the pattern. Hopefully I am wrong?
  9. diginupbones

    Need help with ID odd shaped bone

    Not sure where to even start looking for info on this one. Almost looks like the end of a humerus but I’ve never seen one quite like this. North central Nebraska. Most likely miocene
  10. Barb dunker

    Found in Noth central Nebraska

    Found this on a trail down to a creek. Northern Nebraska.
  11. diginupbones

    Claw or horn core?

    I really have no clue on this one. My best guess is some kind of Core of something. Seems to have bone structure inside. It is fossilized and heavy. Found in North Central Nebraska Miocene.
  12. Hello everyone! I'll start with etiquette questions. To be honest, I like to collect things that I think look interesting. I was at an estate sale and bought a small collection of fossils, arrowheads, stone tools, bones, and other things that I cant even begin to speculate as to what they are. I am definitely now addicted to this and plan on dedicating several hours a day for my new found love. With that said, here are my questions and another item for identification. 1. How many postings are appropriate per day for identification without becoming annoying? 2. Is there an app anyone is aware of that I can simply upload an image and get accurate results? 3. What would be the best way to share multiple, dozens of pictures in one large group, if possible to share with all the members? And finally, another set of pictures for identification. To me, this looks like a finger from gorilla. There are markings on the bag it was in that I can make out that says Nebraska and Reptile. I don't know if that is accurate, but please enjoy the photos and any identification would be much appreciated. Thanks! Dan
  13. I found this large chunk of antler in a river just like you see it. I’m wondering if I should knock the soft clay off or leave it displayed as it is. I think there is probably a brow tine buried in there and also I see some bone on the opposite side. Really dying to see what it looks like but it looks pretty cool like it is. I’m also a little afraid that it might fall apart if I remove it. I see some pretty good cracks in it. Thanks
  14. diginupbones

    Odd shaped astragalus

    This one looks quite a bit different than the rest of my astragali. Any ideas what critter it came from? Found in North Central Nebraska. @Harry Pristis
  15. diginupbones

    Pet wood ID

    Found this chunk of petrified wood and was just curious if anything can be learned from the growth rings as far as type of tree etc. @Rockwood
  16. Please help! Did I find some Dinosaurs? Here are pictures
  17. Jimbone

    Help IDing this toe fossil

    Hello all, Looking for help in identification of this fossil, looks like a toe, but from what. Was found in south central Nebraska loose on a river bank. There is some 4x4 traffic through the area so I suspect driven over and freshly broken. Sucks but it in interesting to see the interior of the fossil. TX, Jim
  18. Hi everyone. Found this forum and gotta say - I LOVE IT! I just started learning how to hunt last summer. Anyways, I was gonna be in northwestern nebraska this weekend, and have been looking for places to fossil hunt. One place I saw was the badlands go into the northern part of nebraska near ashfall (which I guess you CANNOT collect it). I've been looking for a publically accesssible place to go to where it is allowed. Does anyone know a place they can recommend? I'm thinking just that general quadrant of the state or so for some mammal fossils. Thanks
  19. diginupbones

    Need help with a Mammal bone ID

    Not only do I not know which critter this came from but I also I don’t know which bone it is. Getting a proboscidean or rhino feel. Any help appreciated. Most likely Miocene, found in North Central Nebraska.
  20. diginupbones

    Strange tiny tooth

    Pretty sure this is a tooth. What do you guys think? North Central Nebraska, Miocene. @Harry Pristis @Shellseeker
  21. diginupbones

    Pisiform bones?

    I think these are all pisiform bones but I’m not 100% sure. @Harry Pristis, I looked at some of your older posts about these bones but the shapes didn’t seem to match these. first one measures 68 mm x 54 mm. Second one measures 52 mm x 43 mm. The last one is 44 mm x 34 mm
  22. diginupbones

    Very small leg bone

    Any ideas on this one? Should be Miocene like the rest of the stuff in my area. Nice little well preserved bone. Found in North Central Nebraska.
  23. diginupbones

    Tiny astragalus

    This is the smallest one of these I have ever seen. Any ideas of what critter it may have belonged to? Found in North Central Nebraska Measures 20mm X 12mm.
  24. It was along a fence line 6inches down. Previous owner had coral rocks up front. It is pretty solid and heavier than it looks. It's not magnetic nor does muriatic acid effect it. I don't want to use a sledgehammer. Any opinions? THANKS
  25. Hi all, seeking some identification help from those familiar with marine vertebrates from the Pennsylvanian black shales (Nebraska, Missouri, etc.) I recently obtained a few ex. Ted White and Bill Rushlau specimens of Romerodus orodontus and a few very nice Iniopteryx rushlaui and one unidentified specimen was included. Just for context for some reading this, W.D. "Ted" White and Bill Rashlau were very prolific collectors of the Pennsylvanian black shales, primarily the states of Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. The specimens that they collected and cataloged are in many museum collections. The Iniopterygiformes were named as a new order by Zangrel and Case, 1973, with the type species Iniopteryx rushlaui named after Bill Rushlau. Ted White was a recipient of the The Paleontological Societies Harrell L. Strimple Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in paleontology by an amateur. Gerard Case also received this award in 1992. Location: Hansen Quarry, Papillion, Nebraska. Stark Shale, Pennsylvanian T. White collection notes: Sat., April 5th 1947. Spec. # 8284. "Shark - unknown sp. A 20 x 40 cm. mass of rough textured tissue. up to 7 mm thick in one area. No shagreen observed. General features this is a probable anterior fragment suggesting an individual approx. 1.5 meters in length. 50 or more distinctive teeth unlike any previously found in these shales. These teeth range in length from 5 to 10 mm. unlike the fairly common Cladodus tooth, these have a roughly triangular shape and have only 1 crown or cusp. About 40 of the teeth are partially separated from the mass and are more or less in a normal orientation. A circular 2.5 cm in diameter defined by some more calcified parts may be an orbit or the symphysial whorl." I do not see any features that point to elasmobranch, but the remains do more resemble some of the "blown out" shark remains I have seen from the Penn. black shales. The teeth, which are pretty distinctive, do not resemble anything I can turn up. I also considered that they may be dermal denticles, but the arrangement does not make sense nor can not find any Pennsylvanian aged denticles that match. The "teeth" indeed measure up to 10mm in length, as described in White's collection notes. I am hoping some of the forum members familiar with marine vertebrates from the Penn. black shales can help. Pic of full specimen (teeth circled in red), pic of area with teeth, and a close up of some of the more complete teeth.
  • Create New...