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Found 453 results

  1. Bone Id help

    This is another bone I picked up last week in the Peace River. I have been trying to ID it but think maybe it will have to be put in the "chunkasaurus" pile. I was leaning toward a section of sloth or other mammal tibia. Any help would be appreciated. Bone is almost 6" long x 3" at the wide end tapering to 1.25" and 2.5" high. The curvature and tapering of the bone is what led me to think possibly a section of sloth tibia.
  2. Yes, I realize that mammalian fossils in Illinois are extremely rare, however, this appears to be a fossil, based on rock being present below the layer of red. This was found near the Illinois river in a dried area.
  3. Horse Tooth?

    Hi everyone! Found in the Peace River,Florida Bone vally The tooth on the left is obvious horse tooth. It is 1" (25mm) wide and 1/2 inch (12mm) tall. The tooth on the right is the one I am wondering if a horse tooth can get this big or is it something else. it is 1.5 inchs (38mm) wide and 1 inch tall (25mm) across the top at the widest point. What do you think? Thanks!
  4. Bison?

    First,I hope I’m not doing this wrong, but had trouble posting in Fossil ID for some reason. I hunt a several mile portion of the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Ok. I’ve previously gotten help with identification from the University of Oklahoma on a number of Bison bones, vertebrae and horns, as well as bones from smaller vertebrates. However, that’s a lengthy process, so I was hoping for suggestions on what this bone may have belonged to. It’s shiny because it’s been coated with clear enamel. I’ve had it for several years, but it just occurred to me that it’s dissimilar to my other Bison bones. Obviously, there was some deterioration before it began to mineralize, and one end is missing which makes it very hard to ID. Any help or suggestions is much appreciated! I can take and add more photos if anyone wants, just let me know what angles, etc. Thanks!
  5. West mersea Pleistocene fossils

    Hi guys, these teeth are most likely Pleistocene due to the presence of glacial deposits at the top of this beach, the teeth are also heavily mineralised so although teeth found here could be modern, these should be fossilised 1.partial horse? 2.massive horse no idea to species 3.?
  6. 'Crazy Beast' Fossil Discovered in Madagascar Reveals Bizarre Mammal From the Cretaceous Ryan F. Mandelbaum, Gizmodo, April 29, 2020 https://gizmodo.com/crazy-beast-fossil-discovered-in-madagascar-reveals-biz-1843143385 My, what big teeth and strange bones you have. Scientists discover a creature that roamed south of the equator 66 million years ago. By Ben Guarno, Washington Post, April 29, 2020 https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/04/29/mammal-skeleton-adalatherium-hui/ Marooned on Mesozoic Madagascar: Researchers discover 66-million-year-old 'crazy beast' by Stony Brook University, April 29, 2020 https://phys.org/news/2020-04-marooned-mesozoic-madagascar-million-year-old-crazy.html https://www.livescience.com/ancient-bizarre-mammal-madagascar.html The paper is: Krause, D.W., Hoffmann, S., Hu, Y. et al. Skeleton of a Cretaceous mammal from Madagascar reflects long-term insularity. Nature (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2234-8 Yours, Paul H.
  7. Fossil whale rostrum in large concretion at oregon coast. Mid miocene in age.
  8. Mystery mammal tooth?

    Found this tooth the other day at a miocene exposure along the Potomac River in Virginia (Westmoreland State Park). Hoping someone can help me identify Thanks in advance - Mitch
  9. Verts

    Unfortunately I have no information on location other then southern western US these were bought at auction. Any ideas if these are dino or mammal verts? There’s 2 sets of 7
  10. Deer Tooth perhaps?

    Hi Again! Found this over the weekend really nice shape with full intact root. I think its actually 2 teeth stuck together. I did alot of searching, wasnt able to really find anything similar. hipparion; 3-toed horse? tapir perhaps or maybe a deer? any one reconize this? Thank you as always to the community! size is 1.25 Ince (31mm) wide and same from top to root. The teeth themselves are fully intact and small about 3/4 inch (19mm) the tooth on the left in first picture and 1/2" (12mm) on the right Hawthorn Group, Peace River Formation, Bone Valley Member which ranges from Miocene to Pliocene.
  11. Indiana Mammal Tooth

    I found this tooth in my backyard creek along with several deer teeth and fossil bone fragments. This tooth was the odd one out and I just think it's not a deer.
  12. Potential bone fragment (?) fossil ID.

    Hello, everyone! Welcome to my first post! After lurking for a while I’ve finally created an account because I have what I think is a fossil but I’m unsure of the ID. i bought this particular specimen from a rock shop in South Dakota, USA about five years ago. The guy who sold it to me said it was a section of mastodon bone, but obviously I don’t fully trust what comes from a guy at a rock shop. I am about 95% confident this is actually a chunk of fossilized bone, however, as it’s weighty, passes the lick test, and the internal spongy structure of bone is visible on either end. I apologize in advance as the tape measure shown is in inches. I could not find a metric ruler or tape measure anywhere in my house. At its widest points the specimen is about 13.3 cm by 8.5 cm by 3.5 cm. I know most of this info is vague and I don’t have an exact location for the original collection. Any help with even a broad ID for type of bone (if it is one) or what animal it could belong to is appreciated. It may also be worth noting (as it is not totally clear from the pictures) the longest edge of the fossil is relatively flat and smooth, I mention this because I feel it may be an important diagnostic characteristic. Thanks!
  13. Mammal tooth

    Hi everyone, I recently found this tooth in some material i collected last month and I’m pretty sure it’s a tooth, maybe mammal. Can anyone ID it to a species or genus level? It was found in the bathonian forest marble formation of Dorset, UK. Thanks .
  14. Found fews monthes ago. Unfortunaly broken in many parts as usual in this outcrop If you don't see it some indications
  15. Hi, this tooth was found in my front yard in Wethersfield, CT while I was exploring whether there were any datable artifacts in a test pit just outside my house (supposedly oldest house in CT). I only found a few historical artifacts (wrought nail) and was mostly chasing charcoal (Native people were burning the area) and wanted to see if I could get to the clear glacial till when this tooth popped out of nowhere. This is definitely not my area of experience. Thanks for any help Paul
  16. While playing with my poo (the fossilized version), I noticed this imprint. It is adjacent to a bone fragment. I'm assuming it is the imprint of a piece that broke away from the bone inclusion. It looks a bit unusual/ornamental, but I am hoping it is recognizable to one of you brilliant bone folks. This is from the Oligocene, Brule Formation, South Dakota. @Carl
  17. These two mammal teeth were found in northern Florida, I dont know what formation they were found in, but they are probably from the Pleistocene. The first tooth is about 3/4 of an inch long, and about the same in width at the widest point. The second tooth is about 1/2 an inch long and about the same in width at its widest point. They appear to be herbivore but I could be wrong, I'm not good with mammal teeth yet. Thanks!
  18. Since I couldn't go out to dig for fossils, I decided to go on a micro dig. Today's dig was in a coprolite fragment from the Oligocene. Prior to excavation, the broken face of the coprolite looked like this. You can see a little bit of bone peeking through. After about an hour of excavation under 40X magnification, I uncovered what I think is a rodent tooth and possibly a toe bone and claw??? What do you think? Does anyone out there know their Rupelian rodents? Grinding Surface of the tooth: Side view showing roots: Small toe bone and claw or an fractured toe/foot bone? Is fossil poop cool or what???
  19. Carnivore Coprolites & Tracks

    Here are a few specimens that have been poo pooed by collectors. As I understand it carnivore coprolites like this need a "soft landing" They are produced in water and sink into the silt where protected as they fossilize. The holes are caused as the item surfaces and is exposed to the ocean tiny bivalves attach themselves to obtain minerals. Many have holes only on the side that was exposed. And others have no holes at all having never been in the ocean. The natural migration of barrier islands on the east coast is to move to the south west, this action is like a bulldozer track as the top moves west and south the contents sometimes appears on the beach surface. Most fit into a specific type and all are smaller than a big dog, more like a cat or small dog sized creature, but none bigger. if they were a type of Coquina there would be larger specimens, there are none. There are however all sizes and types from different periods of Coquina from tiny pieces to hundreds of pounds. There is evidence of shell fragments and often it appears the sample has landed on decaying vegetation or partially wrapped around a stick. I even have one that has fragments, a termination point, obvious vegetation impression on one side and a foot print on the other side. I have pressed a piece of clay in to each side as a reverse study. In the first picture he foot print is less obvious than the vegetation impression. But when the excess is removed it reveals a triangular webbed clawed print.
  20. Hi, Even in this hard times of corona virus outbreak I couldn't resist the urge to visit again a cave that I found a few weeks ago, but couldn't explore it fully. So I went again and this last time I went in the cave I found a great number of bones scattered around the cave. I think they are probably modern, but it is weird because the cave isn't very easily accessible for animals since it has a few big drops. I found this tooth in a small ,,room,, which was barely big enough to squeeze in to. In that same place there were a small broken skull and many bones, but this is just one of the many places with such bones. At first I even thought that some explorers ate a chicken or something like that in there, but the bones are just too many and THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A CHICKEN SLAUGHTER FEST. I would be glad to hear your opinions on what creature is this toot from and if it is modern or ancient. The color I guess would suggest modern but i am no expert on how are bones preserved in caves and sadly I have no information on the age of the cave. I hope you are all fine and the virus never gets to you!
  21. Florida Pleistocene Mammal Tooth Peace River

    I recently found this mammal tooth along Peace River in Florida. It is just the cap of the tooth with no root present. I'm having trouble identifying it and was hoping someone would recognize the tooth and what animal it may have come from.
  22. Large unknown chunk of mammal bone

    I found this chunk of bone while excavating the pile of overburden where i originally found the contact end of a large shoulder blade. This sight has also yielded a vertebrae that i will post in the comments. I am, as usual, stumped at trying to identify what kind of bone this used to be. My mom says it reminders her of the wings of a pelvic bone. unfortunately there are not a lot of great pictures of the pelvic bones of large mammals on the internet. What do you all think? [WinZip file deleted]
  23. Hello every one, does anyone can help me identifying this vert? It seems a thoracic vert, but I can't identify the animal, it was fished in the north sea so it's from pleistocene sediments. Maybe it's from a big cat? (that would be a Dream ahaha)
  24. Cetacean vertebra Update

    I found more parts of the, believed to be, cetacean vertebra. I found two of the coastal facets (i just call them wings) in the same sight, an so far im still having trouble finding and goo reference photos of vertebrae that have this feature, any ideas? [WinZip file deleted]
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