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  1. Fitch

    Glyptodont Osteoderm

    From the album: Fossils I've Purchased

  2. karik

    Fossils from SC coast

    Everything was found in Edisto, SC. 1. Turtle carapace? Is there any way to ID the kind of turtle? 2. Alligator or croc scute? Possible to tell what kind of scute and whether it is gator or croc? 3. Is this a fossil? It is not dark/shiny black like the others, but it is heavy and hard. 4. Cetacean vertebrae... also not black, but heavy. Is this just much younger than the others? 5. random cetacean bone fragments? 6. ? 7. crazy rock with lots of black, very heavy, strange round thing in the middle, imprint fossils. To crack or not to crack [it open]?? Any help is greatly appreciated! Novice as it gets.
  3. mpach033

    Giant Armadillo Scute?

    Hey guys, is this a giant armadillo scute or osteoderm? Found on the beach near Manasota Key, Florida on the Gulf Coast.
  4. diggumdave

    fossil or suggestively shaped rock?

    This was on a gravel bank in east Texas. There’s a lot of fossilized bone in this location. It has a scute-like shape, but i couldn’t find any good matches on my googler. Crazy guesses welcome!
  5. J.D.

    Coprolite and Maybe Scute

    Hey folks! What we have here - subject to your thoughts - seems to be a piece of coprolite and maybe a scute from a gator or croc. The latter is the one I am most unsure about… any thoughts? Found in the waters of the Potomac near Fossil Beach, Westmoreland State Park (Virginia).
  6. I’m trying to get better at identification so I labeled the pieces with what I think they are but some I can’t figure out. I would love some guidance if anyone has any input! Thanks Fernandina Beach Amelia Island Florida USA
  7. Shellseeker


    From the album: FOTM - Bone Valley Formation, Florida, USA

    A lateral scute from Acipenser. These roundish scutes come from the sides of the Sturgeon
  8. svcgoat

    Ankylosaur scute/osteoderm

    Hello does this look like ankylosaur armor? Seller says it's from Hell Creek @jpc @Dino Dad 81 @hadrosauridae
  9. Sisco Kid

    Ankylosaur Osteoderm

    Discovered in 2023 in northwestern New Mexico, I found what is believed to be an ankylosaur-type osteoderm. Compared to many other fossils of that type, it is rather small and thin, with a diameter of 88mm X 75mm, and measures 21mm thick from the flat basal surface to its peak on the opposite side. The thickness of the edge is 8mm. The basal surface is remarkable in that it is essentially intact, and displays an intricate web of structural fibers. These photos were referred to a prominent paleontologist in Switzerland who believed the osteoderm may be from an ankylosaurus in the family Ankylosauridae. A local paleontologist was also notified of the find. Any observations or additional information on this osteoderm is invited.
  10. Maxaurus

    Ankylosaurid scute ID

    Hello there, Today an ankylosaurid scute was in my mail Information from seller: Euoplocephalos tutus Cretaceous Judith river formation Alberta, Canada One question about this: is Judith River fm the correct name if it is from Alberta? Isn't it Oldman Fm, or Dinosaur Park Fm then (territories of the Judith River group in Canada)? Based on the information I found online.. in these two formations in Canada the following ankylosaurids were found: Oldman fm: Scolosaurus Dinosaur Park fm: Anodontosaurus, Dyoplosaurus, Edmontonia, Euoplocephalus, Panoplosaurus, Platypelta, Scolosaurus I will ask the seller again for the exact location but I also wanted to ask some experts here.. Thank you in advance. Best regards Max
  11. svcgoat

    Ankylosaurus scute/partial club?

    Sell says this is either a scute or partial club of Ankylosaurus. It's from the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota. Seller says it was found with other scutes. Any way to ID this?
  12. Hello everyone, this specimen has been advertised as a phytosaur scute from the Triassic of Northeastern Arizona. I'm curious if this piece is genuine and unmodified as it is relatively cheap. I'm also wondering if it isn't metoposaur scute as I've not seen a phytosaur scute like this. As always, any help is appreciate, thank you.
  13. Bought these in a lot of online auction site, guy said he found them in New York. Any help identifying them is greatly appreciated, thank you!
  14. Thanks in advance for your help! Post Oak Creek, Sherman, Texas. Turtle scute or part of vertebra?
  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. FF7_Yuffie

    Ankylosaur scute -- Wealden

    Hello, I am quite interested in this scute from Wealden. I would like to check if it is as described and is a dinosaur scute. Thank -- it is from Wealden Clay Formation
  17. Sonickmonx

    3 Crocodilian/Borealsuchus Scute ID

    I collected these 3 crocodilian scutes from the bank of the Pee Dee river recently. They come from a lag deposit at the base of the PeeDee formation that immediately overlies the Donoho Creek formation. This lag deposit would be in the range of 65-75 mya, towards the end of the Cretaceous. I am curious about the noticeable differences in the 3 scutes and wonder what they came from. Borealsuchus and other crocodilians are known from this locality, and in my opinion the 2 with the larger holes look like borealsuchus more than anything else I've seen. Would love any input from people more knowledgable than me!
  18. Amarykah

    ID help, please and thanks!

    Almost everything was found yesterday at Peace River (FL). I’m still new to fossil hunting. I do my research but still need help - there’s a lot to learn. TIA for anyone who takes the time to let me know what I’ve got here! In order, I think I have: -Deer ankle bone -Scapula? Turtle shell? -Glyptodont scutes -Horse/camel incisor? -Manatee/dugong tooth? -Shells (I know nothing about these but love these two-wanted to share) -Gator/plant? Pattern is only on one side -Deer tooth? -Camel/deer tooth? -Stumped - too many teeth look too similar…tapir? -Recent shark tooth finds (contents of the final picture were found on land in Sarasota county and not at the river) I think that’s more than enough for now I have quite a few horse/bison/camel/llama/etc teeth that I also need help differentiating, but I want to try a little more before asking for help. Any good charts/info that help point out differences in these would be greatly appreciated! Adding some pics of recent shark tooth finds just for the fun of sharing. If you see anything special (rare/pathos/etc) that I need to know about, please let me know! Again, thanks in advance for all the help! Any ideas appreciated - if better pics/measurements are needed, just ask
  19. Thomas1982

    Venice Beach, Florida Fossil ID

    Hi all, I found this possible osteoderm on Venice Beach last month. What do you guys think?
  20. Hi! I've recently collected a number of osteoderm fragments and I'm trying to identify what organism (s) they came from. These were all collected from Holden Beach, NC USA. Holden has recently had the beach "renourished" which stirred up a lot of specimens from the Peedee formation. I think the majority of these are from a soft shelled turtle, but I'm very novice
  21. Hello everyone I went on a commercial dino dig tour Summer 2022 of the Hell Creek formation in the Butte County, South Dakota area and found lots of bones and spitter teeth and had a great time. These two were in my unknown/unidentifiable pile and I've recently done some cleaning/prep to them and was requesting some help with possible IDs. The first item (on the left in most of the images) looks like a broken rooted ceratopsian/triceratops tooth to me with ridges and enamel showing. The second item (on the right in most of the images) looks a little like a scute with a raised round/circular area in the center and a lot of what looks like scratch marks on the opposite surface. I'm a newbie to the Hell Creek and these guesses may be off. Let me know if you would like any additional angles or detail for help with the ID. Thanks a bunch for looking
  22. PSchleis

    Need Scute identification

    Found on Myrtle Beach, January 2023. I haven't found many scutes and I can't find anything on the Internet to help with this one. Any idea what this one comes from? Thanks! Paula
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