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  1. A beautiful Friday on the Peace River yielded a baby mammoth tooth! The photo is the top chewing surface, still sandy from the river. I also found my best river meg to date, 2" on the diagonal, and 2 tapir caps which, as a newbie fossiler, exactly doubles my collection of tapir caps. Thanks to the guidance of Shellseeker and another esteemed fossil friend who granted guidance and access to a more remote location.
  2. Is This A Fish Skull?

    I'm a newbie who needs help ID'ing this little fossil. I have found several of these on both Fernandina and Jacksonville, Florida beaches. They are about an inch in width and length, and you can clearly see two holes that appear to be eye sockets. There are also four holes in the back of the fossil. I haven't been able to find anything on the internet that looks like this, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Robin
  3. Claw Or Tooth

    I found this in rural Manatee County (southwest) Florida. It is approx. 6 cm from the tip to base. 3.5 cm wide and 3cm tall. The inside has a groove that appears may be from the upper teeth rubbing against it???
  4. Finds From Rattlesnake Creek

    Here are some of my first finds from the matrix sent to me by member Sacha. It is pebble matrix from the Rattlesnake Creek in Gainesville, Florida. Mostly Miocene. The colours of the teeth are really nice, and the preservation is excellent. I have attempted to ID what I can, but please correct me if I am wrong. First, here are some shark teeth. I think that 'A' and 'D' are Carcharhinus. not sure about the rest... Again, I think 'A', 'D', 'E', and 'I' are Carcharhinus. I had to add this one just to show the great colours! I realize that these are probably too worn to ID, but 'C' looks like a Hemi. Some of these teeth are almost translucent. I already know 'E', and 'F' are Lagodon, as I have found one of those before. And the crushing teeth are 'A', 'C', and 'D'. 'B' and 'G' are new to me tho.
  5. mosaic

    From the album mosaic ft meade

  6. Hey everyone, this is from the Hawthorn formation florida, which is miocene. Any ideas? Thanks!
  7. I have in my posession, two fossilized giant salamander vertibrae. I found them in the Peace River, and was wondering about the scarcity of the material. Any help would be appreciated. I will post pictures of them if requested. -Bill H.
  8. Caloosahatchee Micro Gastropods

    Hi, Just thought I would show some examples of the micro gastropds that are found in the Caloosahatchee fm of Florida. They all come from sieving the contents of larger shells and are between 2 and 8mm. Caecum coronellum Caecum floridanum Caecum imbricatum Cyclostremiscus dartschi Cyclostemiscus sp. Solariorbis funiculus Mioceras sp Kurtziella limonitella margaritifera Cadulus quadridentatus
  9. Peace River Finds- What Are These?

    These were found in the peace river last year. I split them into 2 groups. The right are clearly fossils and one is a small turtle shell I presume. The largest piece is the brown piece on the left which is about one inch. I included a few images of each including the side view on a few on the left. What is interesting is that the inside of the left grouping is black. It looks like a rock I guess? For the fossils, can these be identified. I know that many are fragments but your expert opinions would be appreciated for both groupings. Thanks
  10. Hey Ya'll, I've been to the Peace River again and found a few more things I can't identify. Sure would appreciate a bit of help here. #1
  11. Here are some pieces I found at the Peace River this past weekend that I need help ID'ing. #1 An incisor just over 2 inches. #2 A funky little tooth. (porpoise?) #3 I have absolutely no idea. It's pretty small. Around half an inch. Surprised my old eyes even saw it. #4 A broken bone end. I'm hoping it's an identifiable end.
  12. Human Tooth From Peace River?

    I just found this tooth in Florida's Peace River. Unfortunately it is damaged but it looks similar to a human tooth. I have attached a photo of the top, showing the wear, and then photos of the sides of the tooth, including the side that is missing as it shows the interior of the tooth. I've also attached a photo of a human tooth for comparison.
  13. I actually accomplished something on my "to do" list on Monday, so I took a day for myself on the river. Nice Day weather wise. The water level is still a little higher than I like, but the ride downstream is allot easier as a result. In a previous post discussing destinations for spring fossil hunters, the comment was made that the Peace is pretty much cleaned out and could be disappointing to a first time hunter. It's true that everyone has a pretty disappointing day once in a while (my last one was a washout), but for anyone that may be considering a Peace River trip, the following finds I would say could result from a somewhat better than average day. Nothing museum quality and nothing new got added to my collection, but good stuff none the less. Six different types of shark teeth, but with only Meg fragments: Alligator, camel, deer, horse, bison, tortoise, glyptodont, giant armadillo, and to be identified joint bones make for a neat range of finds any day. All in all a decent day. I also collected about 70 lbs. of micro matrix. A reminder to those of us that use a kayak to get to our sites. Check the weight limitation on your kayak before you fill that 3rd bag of matrix. Especially if yours leaks like mine.
  14. Florida Or Texas?

    Hey everyone. So, I am planning on taking a paleontological trip this spring. But what I can't decide is whether I should go to Florida or Texas. Pliocene fossils sounds good, but so do ammonites. And input? Thanks!
  15. Help With Bone Id

    Well, I thought I was digging a big tooth out of the sand this morning and this is what I found. Any thoughts?
  16. Mako Arrowhead/point?

    Hello, I wanted to get fellow fossilers thoughts on a mako tooth I found in the Venice boneyard back in 2009 while doing a dive with Florida West Scuba. The mako tooth was broken and encrusted in coralline algae (see 1st pic below). It was my first tooth dive and at the time I was not familiar with coralline algae and did not realize it was a shark tooth. I grabbed it thinking it looked like an arrowhead. When I got back to the boat, Captain Steve asked what I found, and I told him I think I found an arrowhead. He gave me a funny look and asked to see it. He told me it was a mako tooth (Note: the tooth is broken/altered and still measures 2/12 inches), and seemed fairly certain it was manmade into an arrowhead. I even overheard him telling Marie (diving guide on the boat) he really wanted the tooth and she commented that he must have something in the shop he could trade for it. I posted a couple "no so good" pics on a scuba forum, but got some mixed reviews. So I decided to take a couple new pics to see what people here thought about the tooth possibly being made into an arrowhead or maybe a point. Thank you for your thoughts! F.Y.I. I wish I would of left the coralline algae on the tooth, it looked much "cooler" to me.
  17. A Few Peace River Bones

    So, I was going through some of my old bones this weekend and decided I should revisit the forum, since I have been lurking for too long. I was checking how I had labelled some of my fossils and looking at some that I had not IDed yet and I found these four interesting bones. I think I know, in general, what each is, just not specifically what or what from. All were found in the Peace River making them between Miocene and Pleistocene in age. 1. I think this is an osteoderm. The odd curved groove that leads into one "edge" of the piece got me curious and it looks nothing like my armadillo or glyptodon pieces. Any ideas are welcome. It appears broken along two edges and I drew in the direction I suspect the breakage would lead. Also, the top has two concentric ridges that follow the same path as the large groove. Approximately 1.5 inch x 1.25 inch 2.This one I'm almost certain is an osteoderm and I believe it is a xenarthran. I was wondering if anyone had experience with this particular style and could give further information (placement, species, etc). For those with the reference, it looks very much like the line drawings of osteoderms said to be from the limbs of Holmesina septentrionalis from A. Gordon Edmund's, "The Armor of Fossil Giant Armadillos." But without a comparative piece and only one line drawing I wanted a second opinion. Approximately 1 inch x 3/4 inch 3. This is a carpal or tarsal. It reminds me a lot of the horse magnum or ectocuneiform, however it seems much thicker, proportionally, than those bones. I know these ones can be hard, but it is rather distinctive. Approximately 1 inch x 1.25 inch 4. Here is an ear bone. I recall researching this piece and thinking it was very similar to some pig or peccary ear bones, however I have lost those references and cannot seem to find them again. Approximately 1 inch by 1/2 inch Thanks for looking! Roddy
  18. Not Sure On Again Florida Fossil

    Not sure pretty beat up.
  19. Peace River Unknown

    I posted these pics in another string but thought this might get better vis. Pretty well worn, but retains the basic phalanx structure. The apparent "twist" is what is confusing me. This is lighter colored than most river finds, but still appears to have a high degree of mineralization. Not a hyperostotic bone and clearly is not bilaterally symmetric. Appreciate the time.
  20. Went to the Peace River for the first time since the rains stopped. I found the usual assortment of goodies along with two pieses I've never found before. I think I know what they are, but as it says at the bottom of all my posts, I'm no expert. Any help with confirmation, or proper identification, would be appreciated. #1 I'm thinking Glyptodon. A piece of osteoderm from the tail?
  21. Why are we aloud to keep fossils but not artifacts?
  22. Good Creeks In Desoto County?

    Hasn't been too much rain in the the last few weeks so I thought I'd go down to Arcadia where I hear is rich in fossils. Does anyone know of any shallow creeks down there that are good to search in? Still waiting for the peace river to go down some more.
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