Found a fossil? We probably can figure out what it is!
For the paleontology lover that needs help with identification. Brachiopods, dinosaurs, mysteries; they're all welcome here!
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Submit pics of fossils you have found, and would like to know more about!
Users are encouraged to include a scale reference! (A coin, ruler, etc!)
Please tell us where you found a particular fossil (does not need to be the precise location). This will aid in the identification process. If you happen to know what age or rock formation it came from, please include this information! For users in the USA, you can find a geologic map for your state here, in Google Earth format (KML / KMZ). This is used to find out what rock formations are in the immediate area where your fossil was found.
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Friends of Fossil ID
Hello all, Any idea what fossil this is? Found on drum island, Charleston, SC, USA. It's a little over 1.5cm.
Can you please tell me what kind of tree this was?
My brother found in TN, not clear if it was from the wild or someone else (may have travelled)
the White board is maybe 6" across.
Hey just trying to get an idea on if this is authentic or a cast. Please help me out! I'm suspecting fake based on my very little knowledge
Hello Found this flint nodule on Wimbledon Common. I think that's a fossil shell in the middle but I've never really equated flint with fossils before. Any thoughts?
I have hundreds of fossils , don’t know any of them are
From Harvard Museum of Natural History.