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  1. gturner333

    Possibly a scute?

    I found this small flat, disk shaped fossil in some matrix from Richard Spur (the Dolese quarry) in Oklahoma, which is Permian material. It kind of looks like a small scute to me, but not real sure. It also does look somewhat like some Pennsylvanian echinoid plates I have found. Any thoughts. The hash marks are 1mm. Thanks.
  2. Conner8484

    Peace river scute of some kind

    I found this yesterday in the Peace River and only really looked at it now, I think it’s an armadillo scute but I’m not %100 sure. Help is appreciated!
  3. I’ve wanted a croc scute for quite a while, reptile especially croc remains are rare on the yorkshire coast so i’m pleased to find one today. I found it wearing out of a slab, it’s a partial but not complaining! Possibly Steneosaurus
  4. offthescale Histology of ganoid scales from the early Late Cretaceous of the Kem Kem beds, SE Morocco: systematic and evolutionary implications François J. Meunier, René-Paul Eustache , Didier Dutheil & Lionel Cavin Cybium,2016/40(2) "Lepidotes" pankowskii is renamed Note: fig 1 is the only figure dedicated to the macroscopic(naked eye) aspect of the scales. The "histology" in the tags is a dead giveaway where the emphasis lies..
  5. PaleoNoel

    Crocodile Osteoderm

    From the album: Judith River fm. Fossil Finds

    This osteoderm may belong to Leidyosuchus.
  6. Fishinfossil

    NJ Cretaceous Stream Oddity

    I have no idea what this can be, possibly from turtle? Any suggestions?
  7. Finally managed to get out for a few hours when I visited Florida earlier this month. Walked in to a Peace river tributary where I got to spend a few hours shifting gravel while keeping an eye on the local wildlife. Was interesting how different the finds were when compared to the previous site which was about 25 miles further north. Nothing overly special, but was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Found a lot of bone fragments this trip, but no dugong which surprised me after my first experience. There were also fewer shark teeth this time around. Not sure what the big b
  8. Hunter0811

    judith river fossil, scute?

    A weird looking fossil I found last summer in the Judith River Formation.
  9. I found a couple pieces of what I think to be Dinosaur Bones and possibly a scute from my Uncle's property a while back in Canon City, CO. Canon City is known for Late Jurassic dinosaurs. I'm definitely not an expert, but it looks like I possibly found an Ankylosaurus scute? Can someone tell me anything about these bones? One of the bones even looks like it has bite marks or claw marks. Not sure....I could be wrong. Any info would help, thanks!
  10. Colleagues, I was collecting on the shoreline of Purse park in Maryland, a beautiful site along the Potomac river. I'm hoping you can help me with your thoughts as to the identification of a few small fossils. The ruler is in centimeters. 1. The first photo appears to be a scute. Is this from a crocodile? 2-4. The next three photos are of a very small fossil which appears to be a double crowned tooth. The base is flat and the crowns are cuboid in shape and flat on top without any ridges. ideas? 5. The final photo is a tiny bone. I'm comfortable that it is fossil
  11. fossilsonwheels

    Ankylosaur or Nodosaur Scute ?

    One of my goals is to bring a very tactile element to our education programs. I think adding a piece of dino armor is going to be a real hit with the kids. I have been trying to brush up on ankylosaur and nodosaur scutes in preparation of getting one at some point in the near future. I am not to the level of being able to recognize them yet but I did see one in our price range. I am not sure about this one. The seller lists it as being from Hell Creek. It is 2.5"x1.5" and is 1/2 inch thick. Anybody have any thoughts about this one ?
  12. I found this worn bone fragment on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. It's about 2 3/8" x 1 1/4". After looking at it, it has a home plate shape similar to armadillo and turtle scutes. It appears to have a plate on the front and back, possibly the plastron and carapace of a turtle? (I have 6 views)
  13. Was going through a box of material from Holmdel, Monmouth County, New Jersey (Upper Cretaceous) and came across these two pieces that I can't identify. My best guess is that they are both concretions, but I wanted to ask the hive mind before I discard them. In full disclosure, I am offloading all of my Cretaceous material so if either of these is something significant, I will either be selling or donating them. Thanks Dave
  14. Hello! I'm brand new as a member of the forum but have been looking on here for awhile. I caught the fossil bug while on a vacation to Texas in June. I just got back from a Peace River trip and wondered if anyone could help me identify what I got. I believe I have scutes... but don't know what variety - Armadillo? Alligator? Turtle? The first two photos are of the same specimens but both sides. The third pic I think might be alligator. The last two pics are of two teeth, different angles - I think I have llama, but don't know the other? I'm so excited about starting foss
  15. RobJ

    Venice, Fl Turtle or Gator?

    I found an interesting fossil on the beach in Venice, FL. Believe it is either a Turtle scute or an alligator osteoderm. Can anyone help confirm and tell me anything interesting about it? Thanks for the help! Rob Convex side Concave Side Edge view
  16. dwr1973

    Need to identify this fossil

    Bought this fossil online about 2 years ago and it is supposed to be a Glyptodont scute. The seller said it was found in the Withlachoochee River, Madison County, Florida. It weighs 3-1/2 lbs. and measures 5" across by 3-1/2" from top to bottom. Fine, light colored sand in the crevices.
  17. Hi, I was going through my shark teeth and found this fossil that looks like a thick puzzle piece. It has thick spongy edges. It's about 1 5/8" in length and 7/8" at widest point. I Found it on a beach, SW Florida Beach. Looking at google images it appears to to a turtle scute. What do you think it is? Thanks, Lynn
  18. Still_human

    Croc scute and shark tooth

    Is there any way to narrow this croc scute down to a species? Or at least narrow it down? also, what kind of shark is this tooth from? these are from the phosphate mines in Khouribga, Morocco.
  19. Still_human

    What is this? Croc scute?

    Can anyone identify this for me? I would think it was a crocodile scute, except Ive never seen that shape before.
  20. Hello everyone, had a super quick trip to the cretaceous creeks of new jersey and found this particularly interesting large bone fragment, likely it is a chunk of miscellaneous bone material but it reminds me alot of a scute like ankylosaurus or some sort of other bone scute especially the edge, or from maybe something like a large turtle but I am entirely not sure if it's dinosaur, marine reptile, etc or if there is anyway to tell, looks super suspicious to me anyways so if anyone has any ideas I'd definitely love to hear them. (If more pictures are needed I will definitely be able to get som
  21. Petebeh

    Scute IDs

    Hi everyone, I am once again seeking advice from this wonderful community! I am learning a lot from a lot of the resources provided here, so I hope to contribute more in the near future. What I have in question are--- Four scutes found in the brooks of Monmouth county NJ. The first and third (from left to right) appear to be crocodilian, being dimpled on one side and smooth and boney on the other. The second has feature consistent with a ray scute with one smooth side and a ridge on the opposite side. The scute I am most perplexed over is furthest to the r
  22. karenilm

    Possible Glyptodon Scute?

    Hi! I came across this the other day at the beach in North Carolina. I've been researching and think possibly a Glyptodon Scute? Thank you!!!!
  23. Hey everyone. I found these four yesterday. I believe I have a bison tooth, 2 horse teeth and a scute ?
  24. if anyone can help share some info on the following.this is a cretaceous stream but I'm assuming maybe glacier brought in the coral and any info on it and age and any info on the others...thanks
  25. More from Sacha's Merritt Island micro matrix...anyone out there know what this is? Thanks much!
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