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  2. South Carolina Stream Teeth ID

    I am seeing a pattern with many of your posts. Personally, I would not answer any of these questions. Do some research online, read scientific papers. Use google earth find places to explore and find spots like many of us. Spots are lost every day due to unethical hunting from people asking the same questions and getting answers. I am not saying you would do such things, but we don't know you.
  3. Hunting Locations and Land Sites

    @FranzBernhard you still have to present as a threat. @Kane exactly, so you’re left to public access locations—which have been over hunted. That’s why I’m asking if anyone has any spots they aren’t like “selfish” about, ya know? I’d trade my spots all day. It’s about the love of the hunt.
  4. You are trying too hard to convince yourself that what you are seeing is from a meteor impact when none of the evidence points that way. You need to ask yourself how could tiny metallic droplets get through the atmosphere without burning up, then penetrate the ocean water and in some cases the sediment to embed onto clams and snails on all sides? Also, why isn't the composition consistent with the composition of known meteorites? The more likely explanations have been pointed out to you. What you are looking at is normal mineral deposits that are frequently found on fossils. The simplest explanations are usually the correct ones.
  5. Thanks, Bobby! Two slabs of a belemnite concentration, "battlefield", which occurs at the top of the Serpentinum Zone, Falciferum Subzone on the north Yorkshire coast. They are from lenticular deposits. The same bed contains nodules with the ammonite Ovaticeras ovatum which is rare outside this bed and from other UK locations generally. It is caused largely by being a condensed deposit and possibly includes reptile regurgitate (the famous "Ichthyosaur vomit"), suggested by the concentration of arm hooks that also occur between the belemnites. It also marks the end of the Toarcian Ocean Anoxic Event. There are two species - Acrocoelites subtenuis (Simpson, 1855) (slender) and A. vulgaris (Young & Bird, 1822) (robust). These are both common above and below the bed as well. (Sometimes, Simpsonibelus dorsalis is found in this bed as well but I've not noticed any.) Acrocoelites subtenuis may have a bimodal distribution of length, suggesting sexual dimorphism. This was found by Doyle in his monograph based on analysis of external dimensions. Growth analysis by sectioning a lot of specimens might help to confirm this (I'm not doing it!). A long, slender form near the limit for this morphotype, base of Bifrons Zone, Commune Subzone, above the belemnite bed: Group of A. subtenuis including shorter, more robust forms. The other common species in the belemnite bed, Acrocoelites vulgaris. Highly variable, possibly dimorphic though these few don't demonstrate that. Top of Falciferum Subzone.
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  7. Dinosaur Vertebrae?

    whale vert. for sure
  8. Green Amber?

    Googling flame test now
  9. Green Amber?

    Welcome to TFF from Austria! Its glass. Try a flame test. Franz Bernhard
  10. July 2020 - Finds of the Month Entries

    ... congratulations! It's a great specimen and prep. job.
  11. Green Amber?

    I discovered a dark green crystal near a construction site in a neighborhood of Alabaster, Alabama which sits in the southern tip of the Pottsville formation of the Pennsylvanian epoch. At first glance I noticed circular air bubble inclusions and assumed it was just glass. But, upon further inspection with a secondary light source, it appears there’s small material that resembles pollen in other inclusions. There’s striations visible that almost make it look like a green jolly rancher under light. It does not really feel like glass in your hand when held and has a greasy appearance. Anyone familiar with green amber??
  12. Parotodus sp.

    Hi everyone, This is a tooth I'm looking to purchase from a merchant. They identify it as a Parotodus Sp. tooth - it's 1" long and was found in Morocco. My first question would be, is Parotodus Sp. the same thing as Parotodus Benedini or are they somehow different? Secondly, and because I'm purchasing it either way for my collection, I'd like to make sure this is in fact a Parotodus Sp. tooth. I'm suspicious because, from what I've seen of other Benedini teeth, the root is meant to make up a much larger part of the total tooth. Here, the root seems relatively small in comparison to the blade. Thank you!
  13. Hunting Locations and Land Sites

    @grahamguti: Don´t forget, there is also a chance to be shot while trespassing... Franz Bernhard
  14. Dolphin or Mammal?

    Along a lowcountry waterway!
  15. Photos came out just fine, thanks for sharing. I find it amazing that they were able to determine that these were disfigured by the shockwave, very cool. Can't say that I found anything like this but I did come across some things that sorta make you go, hmmmmm, I wonder. Take a look at this shell fragment below, looks like something very hot and very small impacted it at a very high velocity, took a while for my brain to process what it was seeing. Also came across a rock that may have suffered the same faith. Do seashell have a melting/boiling point?
  16. 2019 Hell Creek dig trip

    I took my daughter on hers and my first hunt when she had just turned 5. My littlest one started at just under 2 in mazon creek. Needless to say he was not very helpful lol. As nice as it sounds to hunt alone, I can't really imagine doing it much without the kids.
  17. Carcharodontosaurid Tooth Position

    Here is a picture of the back of the tooth. The tooth is obviously incomplete but I think this shows where the bend in the serrations would have been.
  18. My Tyrannosaur research

    And so far through my studies I’ve found out that the Dinosaur Park Formation and other Formations where probably a lot more diverse then previously thought as the Dinosaur Park Formation most likely having Alvarezsaurs like the later Horseshoe Canyon Formation, and Large Mega Hadrosaurs that where around 40 feet long! Though both haven’t been found but studying other Formations extremely similar, it is most definitely possible!
  19. Carcharodontosaurid Tooth Position

    Here is the third and last picture I took today.
  20. Carcharodontosaurid Tooth Position

    Can you include the other photos of the tooth or send the link to the gallery? Thanks.
  21. Carcharodontosaurid Tooth Position

    Here is another picture of the tooth. File was too big to include in the original post.
  22. Carcharodontosaurid Tooth Position

    I have had this carcharodontosaurid tooth from the Kem Kem Beds of Morocco since Christmas 2011 and it is still among my most prized fossils. I took a photo of the cross section today and noticed that it's a rather fat tooth. There are other old pictures of it in my Gallery but does anyone know what tooth position such a fat Carch tooth could be? Premax, maxilla, dentary? The tooth is 7 centimeters long. Thanks in advance.
  23. Share your Alberta Tyrannosaur fossils

    Just for my project
  24. Vertebra Process?

    Yeah! Possibly Stenonychosaurus!
  25. Let's see your latest mailbox score!

    Great collection!
  26. Vertebra Process?

    Sweet! Based on the shape, I’m thinking it might be maniraptoran of sorts. Would you agree?
  27. Vertebra Process?

    I would say this is a scapula!
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