|My first fossil find, identified only as a bony fossil but an unknown part of vertebrate anatomy.|
I sent these pictures to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History several years ago and received no response.
|I found this rock that greatly resembles a fossil egg on the same day I found my first vertebrate fossil.|
|I began finding specimen after specimen on a particular beach in Santa Barbara. Every walk on the beach seemed to reveal a new find.|
|This is me in front of a particularly rich fossil bed|
My educational background is in human anatomy, anthropology, medicine with geology and paleontology as hobbies. I don't have a lot of experience with comparative anatomy so I am having a hard time figuring out if these are mammalian, reptilian or ichtheoid (bony fish) fossils.
If you, my future reader, have any insights, please comment.