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Fossil Identification Guide

Bones | Shells | Teeth

BONES

BASKING SHARK VERTEBRA
Cetorhinus
Shark Vertebrate
GRAY SHARK VERTEBRA
Carcharhinus
Shark Vertebrate
GIANT WHITE SHARK VERTEBRA
Carcharocles megalodon
(aka Carcharodon megalodon)
Shark Vertebrate
SHARK CARTILAGE
Shark Vertebrate
SKATE SCUTES DERMAL
(SKIN EMBEDDED) BONES
Ray Vertebrate
SHARK ENTEROSPIRAE
(FOSSILIZED PRE-VOIDED FECES)
Trace fossil
Vertebrate
COPROLITES
(POSSIBLY CROCODILE)
Trace fossil Vertebrate
CROCODILE JAW FRAGMENT
Crocodile Vertebrate
DERMAL
(SKIN EMBEDDED)
BONES
Crocodile scute
Crocodile Vertebrate
CROCODILE VERTEBRA
Gavialosuchus antiqua
Crocodile Vertebrate
LEATHERBACK TURTLE
CARAPACE PLATELETS
Psephophorus calvertensis
Turtle Vertebrate
SEA TURTLE CARAPACE PLATE
Procolpochelys grandaeva
Turtle Vertebrate
SEA TURTLE HUMERUS
Syllomus aegyptiacus
Turtle Vertebrate
BALEEN WHALE HUMERUS
(LEFT UPPER FLIPPER BONE)Whale Vertebrate
BALEEN WHALE PARTIAL
LOWER JAW
Whale Vertebrate
BALEEN WHALE PARTIAL RIB
Whale Vertebrate
BALEEN WHALE TYMPANIC BULLA (EAR BONE)
WhaleVertebrate
BALEEN WHALE TYMPANIC BULLA (EAR BONE)
Whale Vertebrate
BEAKED WHALE
PARTIAL LOWER JAW
Ninoziphius
Whale Vertebrate
DOLPHIN FLIPPER (HUMERUS,
RADIUS, AND ULNA)
DolphinVertebrate
DOLPHIN PARTIAL RIBS
(PATHOLOGICAL)
Dolphin Vertebrate
DOLPHIN PERIOTICS
(EAR BONE)
Dolphin Vertebrate
END OF WHALE VERTEBRA
Epiphysis
Whale Vertebrate
SEACOW RIB
Metaxytherium calvertense Seacow Vertebrate
SEACOW VERTEBRA
Metaxytherium calvertense
Seacow Vertebrate
SEAL FEMUR
Prophoca
Seal Vertebrate
SEAL PELVIS
Leptophoca lenis
Seal Vertebrate
DOG LOWER END OF FEMUR
Tomarctus marylandica
Dog Vertebrate
CAMEL FOOT BONE
Procamelus
Camel Vertebrate
AUK WRIST BONE
Miocepphus mcclungi
Bird Vertebrate
AUK HUMERUS
Miocepphus mcclungi
Bird Vertebrate
CHACHALACA BIRD HUMERUS
Ortalis
Bird Vertebrate
CHACHALACA BIRD
WRIST BONE
Ortalis
Bird Vertebrate
FALSE-TOOTHED BIRD
BEAK TIP
Pelagornis miocaenus
Bird Vertebrate
GANNET CORACOID
Morus loxostyla
Bird Vertebrate
SHEARWATER (BIRD) HUMERUS
Puffinus conradi
Bird Vertebrate
BONEFISH PHARYNGEAL
(THROAT)
TOOTH PLATE
Paralbula
Fish Vertebrate
COD PARTIAL UPPER JAW
Gadus
Fish Vertebrate
DRUMFISH TOOTHPLATE
Pogonias multidentatus
Fish Vertebrate
GAR PIKE SCALE
Lepisosteus
Fish Vertebrate
MARLIN VERTEBRA
Makaira
Fish Vertebrate
OCEAN SUNFISH BONE
Ranzania
Fish Vertebrate
OCEAN SUNFISH BEAK
Ranzania
Fish Vertebrate
OCEAN SUNFISH BONE Ranzania Fish Vertebrate
SAILFISH ROSTRUM
Istiophorus calvertensis
Fish Vertebrate
STURGEON OPERCULUM
(SKULL BONE)
Acipenser ornatus
Fish Vertebrate
TUNA VERTEBRA
Thunnus
Fish Vertebrate
WAHOO PARTIAL LOWER JAW
Acanthecybium
Fish Vertebrate

 

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