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  1. NancyPiper

    Scale tree?

    I found this in a spoils area of a strip area. Someone said it's from a scale tree. Can anyone confirm this. I clear coated it, that's why it's shiny.
  2. Steak_Knife86

    What about this one?

    Found this in my back yard under a pile of rocks. I see scales, a skull with 2 horns, a mouth, the fossilized brain stem, and even a hole where the spinal chord would be.
  3. Vyrago

    Unidentified online fossil

    Got this off online, because I thought it was pretty cool looking. Seller didn't know what it was and described it as a reptile. I don't think it's an alligator. I am fairly certain it is some sort of fish, and that the bottom of the fish is exposed. There was no locale given, I only know it shipped from Minnesota.
  4. From the album: Muncie Creek Shale Phosphatic Nodules

    Total length of the material was roughly 8mm and for those who wish to know, this beautiful scale is roughly 4mm and Is unidentified. other half of the nodule
  5. Hello! I was recently opening my Muncie Creek Shale nodules and this beautiful collection of scales and bone fragments came out! I believe it is fish regurgitation. Location: Missouri Time period: Pennsylvanian Formation: Muncie Creek Shale the middle scale is roughly 9mm long! other half of the concretion Outer view of the Concretion and size reference Images in their natural size (not compressed) https://imgur.com/a/pWKw9Vk
  6. Hello! I found these beautiful scales inside a calcium phosphate nodule from Muncie Creek Shale. I believe this fish regurgitation might have some identifiable scales and I would love to know if anyone can nail down an exact species! Location: Missouri Time period: Pennsylvanian Formation: Muncie Creek Shale The center scale is roughly 9mm long! Concretion with Size reference other half of the concretion other half rotated More images and in their natural size (Not compressed) https://imgur.com/a
  7. Gotti1978

    Identification please

    Please help identify what I have here?
  8. Still_human

    Fish scales?

    What are these? Are these fish scales? Some look like denticles to me, but way too big. I really just don’t know. They may be from Kem Kem. I believe these entire pieces are just like a couple inches at the most, which should give you an idea of the size of the “scales”. If anyone can ID the actual species, that’d be awesome, but I’m actually asking more what they ARE, than what they’re FROM. As always, thank you so much for any help!
  9. Looking to have growths id present on late cretaceous wood. The growths are the scales present on the wood. They appear to have been growing between wood layers. Wood is partly carbonized and not fully mineralized. Wood was drift wood mixed in with baculites and scaphites. Fossil taken in situ from upper part of Kevin mb of Marias Fm in Montana.
  10. I cover 5 counties in SW Mo for my job, and always go fossil hunting. Always crinoinds and their bedmates, unilt this. Low water crossing washed out, so I went hunting. I found this unique fossilation of something. The rock I drug home is 2' x 18". No other fossils except those pictured, anywhere else on the rock. There is another grouping of this same still in the creek, except still attached to creek bottom, that I cannot remove. This was found in Bryant Creek, east of Ava, Missouri in Douglas County. My thinking is possibly some type of foliage? There are
  11. Hi everyone , Since we’re on lockdown, I’ve been processing the little amount of micro matrix I had and a few interesting things have shown up. I’m mainly on the hunt for teeth but they are rather scarce and most of the matrix is composed of shell fragments. Some of the stuff I’ve been finding is crinoid stars, Bryozoans and fish scales. Most of this stuff is tiny and I actually can't tell what it is until I put it under the microscope. I’d be very grateful if you could ID some of the pieces as well. Here’s some of what I’ve found. I have more pictures but will post tomorrow. He
  12. Hi Everyone, I’ve been living down in Texas with my family instead of my usual location in Missouri, and had a free day to go to the North Sulfur River (NSR). I had no idea my family lived so close to such a fun location to fossil hunt. I had a great time and have been trying to find the identity of a few of the fossils I found. I know identification posts are generally individually done, but since they were all found at the same location I decided to group them into one post. Hope that's not too against forum rules. Anyway, I’d love y'alls thoughts on what they might be! All
  13. Abhhhhhi

    Bird skull/ femur head

    Please help me with the identification You can ask me for more photos
  14. ErinS

    Looks like something

    Hello all. I am no expert, just curious. I visited Greenbrier County West Virginia last July and picked up a few rocks along the banks of the Greenbrier River. After inspecting this one, I found what appears to be scales along its surface and a foot (arrow pointing). I have a lepidodendron root my uncle gave me the 1980s and it made me interested in fossils, just wondering if anyone can tell me what I’m looking at. Either way it’s a pretty neat find for me. If I should post more pictures, let me know. Thanks for any and all help!
  15. ricardo

    Enchodus scales

    Hello, Anyone have some Enchodus spp. scales to show please? Regards, Ricardo
  16. Rockbyter

    Looks reptilian to me

    1.5” X 1.0” tapers to blunt point. Structures up close with microscope are fantastic. the fractals And repetition scream complex multi cell but I have been duped many times by rock before. I don’t see how this couldn’t be flesh fossilized but hey. Found in southern Indiana, but in commercial river rock.
  17. Kimberly RM

    Scaley

    I will try to get the front and back pics attached. Does anyone know what this is?
  18. Fella

    A little help please

    I found this last week Pretty cool kinda looks like a squished dinosaur haha what is it
  19. L.S., Since animal fossils are definitely not my strongsuit, I would like to call upon the incredible collective knowledge here at TFF and ask your help with the identification of the fish remains shown below. This specimen comes from the Westphalian D (Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous) of the Piesberg quarry near Wallenhorst, Germany. The shape of the scales reminds me of images of rhizodont (?) fish scales, but this could very well be a superficial resemblance only... Penny for your thoughts? Kind regards, Tim
  20. I found this fossil around 4 years ago in a creek in West Virginia. I'm curious to know if it is possible to determine the time period when this fossil might have formed, the possible creature it might have been, and just more about it in general. The fossil is composed of a very deeply embedded scale pattern that is about 2.5 inches in diameter. Only about 1/2 of the fossil is very visible, and the fossil is in a layered black rock. The fossil appears as though it is long, like a snake would have been, but unfortunately I only have a small portion of the original fossil, so it's hard to
  21. Hello forum, Recently I went to Walton on the Naze and I found a nodule on the beach that contained many fossil, some quite remarkable containing a shark tooth, scales, bones, fossilized wood and many more things to excavated. At first I was not going to pick it up ,as it was heavy (20lb to be exact). But I was upset to find out that I walked past a large megalodon tooth that someone else picked up. So here I am and now have this lump of rock, I have soak it for some time, to hopefully stop or slowdown pyritization. Now in the next few days I will be starting my prepp
  22. Kevofossilhntr

    Help identify fossil pattern

    Found this interesting fossil over the weekend, can’t identify the pattern on it. Any thoughts?
  23. Fossildude19

    Partial coelacanth body

    From the album: Fossildude's Late Triassic Lockatong Formation Fossils

    Partial coelacanth, Diplurus newarki. Scale is in CM. Late Triassic, Newark Supergroup, Newark Basin, Lockatong Formation, North Bergen, New Jersey. Old Granton Quarry.

    © © 2019 T. Jones

  24. Still_human

    Awesome Coprolite

    I just got an awesome coprolite. I generally hate those things, and would never pay money for one, but I came across this one and it has so many visible identifiable remains, I couldn't help being really impressed. Ive always wanted to see a coprolite that had clear remains in it. Sadly they're much smaller and harder to see in person than in these pictures, so I can only use these display pictures for the time being, until I take a magnified look. There's clearly fish scales, seemingly from different types of fish, and apparently squid hooks and such. I'm excited to find a good illuminated ma
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