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Fossil Identification Sheets

"Celebrating the richness of paleontology through fossil hunting" A resource for fossil collectors in and around the mid-Atlantic region. Including virtual tours of fossil hunting sites and fossil identification.

The Purpose of this Fossil Website is to:
  • Answer questions such as what are fossils? Where to find fossils? What is a megalodon shark? What are trilobites?

  • Provide information about paleontology, fossils, fossil collecting, and fossil hunting sites.

  • Help fellow collectors identify their fossil finds.

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November 2014
T. rex gallery Complete Guide to T. rex:

New info has been added to this T-rex page. This is based on the new Tyrannosaur trackway discovered in British Columbia. Added is information about this dinosaurs speed and social behaviour based on measurements from this trackway of 3 Tyrannosaurs. An image of the trackway was also added.

August 2014
Shark Week 2014 Shark Facts Gallery

Shark Week 2014 Shark Facts

Shark Week 2014 came and went:

Discovery has literally gone off the deep end and filled Shark Week with fictional documentaries, dramatizations, and mokumentaries such as:
Monster Hammerhead
Shark of Darkness: The Wrath of Submarine
Megalodon: The New Evidence
Since these misleading specials seem to have left science in the dust, here are a few articles that are actually cited by scientific journals that will help you sort out the real facts!
The Shark Gallery - Browse 10 Genera of Sharks

Real Hammerhead Facts
Real Megalodon Facts
Real Great White Shark Facts
Why Megalodon is not Alive

July 2014
Dinosuar and Supercroc Fossil Hunting Trip Dino and Supercroc Trip:

I went on my first fossil hunt for Dinosaurs and Supercrocs. This was on the East Coast, where dinosaur material is very fragmentary. Although everything that could have gone wrong went wrong, including the loss of the Jet Ski, we all ended up with some dino teeth and some supercroc (Deinosuchus) teeth! Check it out!

Venice Beach, Florida Fossil Site New Collecting Site: Venice Beach, Florida:

I just got back from a couple fossil trips. One of them was to the "Shark Tooth Capital of the World" which is Venice, Florida. I did some Megalodon shark tooth diving, and just created the Venice page. It has everything you wanted to know about fossil hunting in Venice, Florida, including tons of pictures and a video. Check it out!

June 2014
Red Hill fossil collecting trip Fossil Trip:

We took a trip to the famous Red Hill Fossil site in Central PA in May to look for Devonian Fish Fossils. Check it out! A cool early fish fin spine and a nice Hyneria tooth with feeding damage was found.

May 2014
Hammerhead Shark Gallery Hammerhead Shark Gallery:

I just revamped the Hammerhead Shark Gallery. I've been meaning to do this since the recent discovery of the Carolina hammerhead species. The page is updated with current hammerhead shark information, more images, and a video.

Aurora Fossil Festival

The Aurora Fossil Festival in Aurora, NC is fast approaching! Date: May 23-25th. The main day is Saturday the 24th. There will be a parade, a fossil auction, tours of the PCS mine, live music, and more!

There is also a great museum, learning center, and loads of sediment where you can find all kinds of Fossils from the PCS mine

For more information, visit the Aurora Fossil Museum.

April 2014
mahantango fossil collecting trip Fossil Trip:

We just took a quick trip into Central PA with the DVPS to the Mahantango formation. This is a middle Devonian formation that has Dipleura trilobites!

phacops trilobite gallery Eldredgeops aka Phacops Trilobite Gallery:

I just added a new trilobite to the trilobite gallery, Eldredgeops (formerly called Phacops). This page contains everything you wanted to know about this interesting trilobite including fossil collecting locations and examples.


The Fossil Gallery

Here you can browse through a sample inventory of prehistoric animals and learn about each one.
When possible, the specific fossils are linked to additional information, articles, fossil collecting sites, and collecting trips.

And yes, for those of you looking for information on the megalodon shark and fossil megalodon shark teeth, the megalodon shark gallery is here.

Fossil Collecting and Fossil Sites around the mid-Atlantic

Take virtual fossil tours to collecting sites!
This link includes fossils found at specific locations, collecting info, tips, site photos, etc...
If you want to know where to find fossils, or need help identifying a fossil, this is your place.

Fossil Collecting trips

Read about our latest fossil collecting trips to various fossil locations and see what fossils we found.

Printable Fossil Identification Sheets

These are printable fossil identification sheets for a few fossil sites. The sheets are in PDF format for easy printing. These sheets include common shark fossil identifications for the mid-atlantic U.S.

Articles and Topics

Articles and Topics on featured collecting sites, fossil digs, paleontology excavations, and Prehistoric Animals.

Fossilguy Shop

Right now we are selling: "Calvert Cliffs Coffee Club" Coffee Mugs, and Megalodon Megamugs, as well as a few fossils

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FOSSILGUY.COM has been up and running since March of 2000
Questions, Suggestions, Answers? Contanct / Email me at:
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Please don't send emails asking for the monetary value of a fossil, for that check out the fossils on, or other commercial web sites.

All of the fossils we found are identified to the best of my ability. In many cases publications, books, and the help of very knowledgeable people were used to identify them.
If you think any fossils are miss-identified, please email me so I can change them.
On the same note, if you know that info on a collecting area featured here is wrong, or has been changed, please let me know.

Thank you!
Also, I would like to thank everyone who has corrected any information and/or helped identify any fossil found on these pages, via email or in person. Thank you very much for making this web site a better place!

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