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Found 540 results

  1. Palm Seed?

    I've had this little round fossil for 2 years now and hadn't posted it on the forum. However when I saw a post where someone asked about a possible fossil seed they found in some Aguja matrix, I immediately recognized a similar pattern and shape that was displayed on one of the references shared by another member (a graphic displaying various fossilized palm seeds). I want to know what you all think. It's about 6 mm in diameter.
  2. Tooth ID

  3. Bone ID

  4. Middle phalanx?

  5. Phalanx?

  6. Sponge?

    Anybody? Ideas?
  7. Formations in Peace River

    Hey everyone, I was recently looking through some of my older fossils and found the shark teeth I had found in the Peace River around 2 years ago on a trip kindly organized by @Sacha. I noticed I hadn't included a Formation tag on my labels, so I went to do some research. I googled 'Peace River formation' and found a formation carrying the name of the river; I also remembered that some of my shark teeth had Bone Valley-like coloration, and if I remember correctly the Bone Valley and the Peace River essentially represent the same fauna. According to Wikipedia, the Peace River Formation covers this age range: But Wikipedia also says that it's "a Late Oligocene to Early Miocene geologic formation in the west-central Florida peninsula." If you then take a look at the entry for the Bone Valley Member/Formation, this is what you get: They also say that "The Bone Valley Formation includes a diverse assemblage of vertebrate fossils. These include remains of sea turtles, equines, felines, peccaries, and others." However I'm looking for the info for my shark teeth, not land animals. Overall, I'm a bit confused as to what information I need to take into account. Wikipedia is generally good in my opinion for scientific stuff, but in this case it didn't help me much. So essentially, my question is this: from what formation do my Peace River shark teeth come from and exactly how old are they? And what exactly is the stratigraphy of the Peace River like? I can post a picture of the shark teeth in question if necessary (or if you just wanna look at them ). Hopefully someone has a clear answer to this Best regards, Max
  8. Last weekend was my first trip to the Peace River. And now that the rain is coming in I am in a rush to get as many trips in as I can. Today was my second trip. Went to the same spot. It went great, I'm estimating over 1000 teeth about twice the amount as my first trip. On and off showers, the river is up about a foot since the weekend. Top finds: Broken Meg Large Sand Shark Large Tiger 1" Alligator Broken Hemi (would have been awesome if it was complete)
  9. Hello, Novice here. I found these in the Peace River recently, would like assistance with their ID. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  10. First time to the peace river, after reading everything on here I was dying to get out there. I rented a canoe and stopped about a 1/4 mile from the launch on a gravel pit. Ended up staying in that spot all day. We maybe found 1000 teeth in total. We weren't sure if finding small teeth was a good sign for finding larger teeth or if it is irrelevant. I think I found a few baby megalodons and broken 2 Broken Makos. Not completely sure however. And 3 alligator/crocodile teeth. Nothing larger than about an inch. I plan on going back this week to look for larger teeth before this weeks rain brings the water up to high.
  11. Hi All! I hope everyone is healthy and safe. I am on the West Coast of Florida with my family & the kayaks. We were on the Peace River the other day and it’s the happiest I’ve seen my 2 teens in many moons. It reaffirms my belief that fossil hunting is the ultimate hobby. Doing your homework of geology and geography before the trip, discussing climate, weather, property rights, geology and paleontology on the hunt, getting exercise, less screen time all good stuff. Plus it’s a social distancing approved activity. Score! We are staying in Punta Gorda tonight and I’m looking at the Peace River empty into Charlotte Harbor. We are looking for somewhere close by to put in tomorrow for a day trip. I’ve read Shell Creek is a great fossiling spot. Has anyone tried it? If so, any recommendations on where to put in? We went to Arcadia the other day and passed over Joshua Creek. It seemed very high but was wondering if it could be a viable hunting spot. A word about Arcadia for those of you considering a trip- we put in at the public boat ramp and went right. We went less than a mile before we got so fossil crazy we all flew into the water. Almost every shovel full of material had lots of glass. We also pulled up a bunch of sharp tin cans. We keep extra garbage bags in our boats for situations such as this and came back with a good half bag of river trash. If you go, make sure your shoes are sturdy and you wear gloves. I would hate to think of anyone out for a fun day getting hurt. Thanks for any suggestions for tomorrow. Take care and see you on the hunt! jen
  12. Cetacean?

    I found this tooth in the Peace River about three weeks ago and have been tagging stabs at IDing it ever since. First thought was dolphin or whale. Then started looking at possible mammal canines. At this point I am uncertain which is the better line of pursuit to find an ID. If anyone has a suggestion on what it may be I would appreciate any input. Tooth is approx 7/8" L x 1/8" W.
  13. 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.
  14. Peace river toe bone and vert

    I have found some unique items from my last trip I would like to share. But first I would like to say that i'm sad to see how people are treating the rivers lately. I have noticed a large influx of hunters and thats fine but the people digging huge holes in the sides of the river walls and bringing teams out to excavate large portions of riverbed make me sad. Gainesville has already stopped shovel digging in the rivers. Peace river is next if people don't start respecting the rivers more. So anyway I found what I think is a toe bone on my last trip. It was in a very over hunted area but there were fossils left out everywhere. People are only hunting for megs and literally leaving the other goodies behind. This bone was actually just laying in the stream next to a large pile of rocks someone had dug. The second fossil I need help identifying is this vert that I found on top of another pile. However this pile was not man dug it was just a natural river deposit. Thank you in advance for your help.
  15. Peace River unknowns

  16. Item# 1 - This seems to be a horse toe bone, but not sure. It’s very cylindrical in shape. Item #2 - This looks very odd. Like a ray dermal spike, but not like any I’ve ever seen. item #3 - No clue. It has a pattern on it and looked very curious. ↓↓↓↓ Photos are further down ↓↓↓↓
  17. About a months worth of finds that I just finally need to ask for some help. Any ideas are helpful! Also if anyone would like me to take an individual video of all the angles of anything, I would be more than happy to. side note, #7 is a vertebra but I would like some help or tips on how to identify the difference between fish vertebrae and snake vertebrae. I love reptiles and I want to make a little collection of the snake vertebrae I find. I’m just not sure how to tell the difference right away
  18. Dolphin or Mammal?

    Hi everyone. Found this in the Peace River, Fl member of the Bone Vally formation. I think its Dolphin or could me mammal. Nice condition but the very tip is missing. Please have a look tell me your thoughts, this is a first find like this for me. Its small, 1.25" (31mm) from tip to where the root ends total length. The tooth itself is 1/2 inch (12mm) long and 3/8" (9mm) wide at the base of the enamel Thank You
  19. Been a while - please help ID

    First 'fossil" - not even sure if it is - is hollow. I think it is a claw. Second I think a tooth from noncarnivore something. Found in the Peace River in Florida TIA
  20. 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!
  21. Hi all, Found this in the gravel during my sifting. Very curious about this as the circular hole in it is perfectly circular... Any ideas?
  22. Peace river Florida Shark teeth

    Hello! Ok I am posting pics from my day of collecting (the nicer ones) and The tooth I am curious about is the top left one. The rest I am just sharing for fun. I notice this one has a wide cutting blade below the root before it tapers to a point. I have collected a lot of teeth but this one looks unusual. Could just be how it is and just the usual bone vally bullshark/Dusky tooth? Tiny little Meg maybe? Trying to put a chart of my own togther (I know there are lots out there but I want to make my own) These are all around a inch long (25mm) Thoughts? Thank you!
  23. Fossil ID

    I am not sure what this is. It is hollow but heavy.
  24. Toe Bone?

    I think I found a toe bone same time I found the teeth from my last post and also where I found the sloth tibia in a previous post of mine. Peace river, Florida Bone Vally formation. I included a very short video so you can get a better look at it, my pictures do not really capture it well but I am getting better at taking pictures as I go. Take a look interested in what you think, thank you! I really appreciate you guys that help identify. My first year out collecting and I hope to be able to help others here some day. https://drive.google.com/file/d/17XeRmKHvC2duACTqJ1ma2DFikGPHF14R/view?usp=drivesdk
  25. 4 mammal teeth ID

    Hello again everyone! 4 teeth in 2 hours out of my spot in the Peace river, Florida. part of the Bone Vally formation. The first one (far left I am pretty sure its a nice horse tooth. The second (curved) could also be a horse toothbut has these 3 "ribs" (second pic) I guess you would call them that make me think it could be something else. The 3rd from the left I think another horse tooth just broken and the far right, I have no idea. Thought maybe a dolphin but I looked at pictures and the ones I seen dont have 2 roots like this one. Perhaps a mammal of some kind. Excited as always to hear what you think, thank you! The far left tooth is approximately 2" (50mm) this should be good reference for the others.
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