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  1. I took a trip yesterday (Easter Sunday) morning to a few river sites in a neighboring county. The first spot I went to is a Pliocene exposure of zone 2 Yorktown Formation. While I found the normal culprits of teeth, mako's, hemi's and a small meg; it was the unexpected find that made this trip. While I have found fragments, I have not found anywhere near a complete echinoid there. Well Easter changed that, the Echinoid Bunny left me a good egg. I found a gorgeous complete Arbacia improcera. A rare Pliocene echinoid, my first. As found: after the first cleaning: second cleaning: third and final cleaning:
  2. Hi Guys My son found this neat little fossil on the beach at Charmouth, Dorset, U.K. We had no clue what it was until we had it looked at by an expert at a fossil roadshow. We are considering removing some of the limestone matrix that hides some of the teeth. Do you think we should attempt to remove some of the matrix or is it too risky. There are several Hybodus shark teeth in what appears to be part of the jaw bone. With what I think is a limestone, type matrix covering some of the fossil. None of the teeth can be seen in full. I have some experience using fine hand held electric carving tools. And it would be very interesting to see more of the teeth. What do you think ? Thank you for looking at this for us. Matt
  3. Shark tooth ID

    Hello! Help please to identify this tooth. Scale in mm (cm). Western Ukraine. Miocene. Thanks!
  4. Fossil ID Rex or Nano

    Hello everyone, On this edition of Rex or nano, we have this nice little mailbox score I got earlier this year. The seller and I are reasonably certain that it is a young adult rex. But I wanted to bring it to you folks to get your assessment. It matches the locality of Rex ( hell creek, from a microsite in Carter county) and based on my research from the forum and elsewhere it checks out as tyrannosaurid. (Ie: robustness and seemingly no pinch) Bonus question: I'm also curious on the placement of the tooth in the animals jaw. I have reason to believe it may be a right maxillary tooth.
  5. Two shark teeth for ID

    Is it possible to identify these two teeth? IMHO they could be from the same genus, but I am not sure. Scale in mm (cm). Western Ukraine. (Cretaceus-Neogene)
  6. No clue what this is, but it's got teeth!

    Hi everyone, just came across this site trying to figure out what I just found. Discovered in the salt water in Chatham, MA, US. I have no clue whether this is current or ancient, terrestrial or marine, etc. You can see the next set of teeth still in the bone. It's about 10 cm long, and the largest tooth is about 1 cm wide.
  7. Abelisaurus Teeth

    Found this lot of Abelisaurus Teeth What’s everyone think? Nice or not?
  8. Anyone have a good guess on these teeth?

    These two fossils I picked up a few years back from Breezy Point Beach MD. I have a good handful of toothed whale/dolphin teeth from that particular beach, but the main thing that sets these two apart from the others is how big they are. I was wondering if they might possibly be from something other than a porpoise. The left one has a clear sign of it being broken, I tried to get a better image of the split in the third image. I understand if they're too damaged to get any definite identifications considering how broken they are. but if anyone has a good hunch I'd absolutely appreciate it.
  9. I was back on the river yesterday. Got to the launch site by 7:30 am and before I could get out of the jeep another person pulled up. They were going fishing from the bank so no competition. Loaded the kayak and headed out with the water level down even further. You can see from the following photos the various levels of the banks being uncovered as the water level drops - In this next photo look at the "water mark" on the trees on the bank to get a sense of how deep the river is during the rainy season. The next photo is out of focus (partially caused by the drifting kayak) but I included it because I like the twisted trunk. I'll be surprised if the tree survives through the summer. I think it is going to wind up falling into the river. Those are the photos of the paddle trip to the dig site. I tried to capture a great blue heron that was leading me down the river. Every time I got just about close enough to take a picture it flew off and landed a few hundred yards ahead of me. I never got a reasonable shot of it. When I got to my spot it was obvious someone had been working the area since my last visit. With the number of partial meg teeth I had been finding I wanted to keep working the area thinking there must be a full one down there somewhere. I didn't have any luck with that and there were no really big finds for the day. I was happy to have a day on the river and did come up with several things that made the trip worth it. A nicely formed and complete giant tortoise spur was one of my favorites. Also found a nice tilly bone, partial dolphin periotic, possible claw, possible whale tooth, what I think is a glyptotherium osteoderm, eagle ray barb, a small partial horse tooth, unk fish vert and various other shark teeth. Picture of the best of the day - I will post additional photos of what I think are the claw and whale tooth in the ID section for help. I have a tough time with the small whale teeth IDs. I headed back earlier than usual as the old back muscles ain't what they used to be. I was digging deeper and bending over further to use the sifter with the water so low. Getting back I was surprised to find at least five other vehicles and several people at the spot I launched from. Never saw more than one other car there before. As I approached the area I saw slices of bread floating down the river, it looked like somebody dumped a whole loaf in. Don't know if this was accidental or an attempt to feed some of the wildlife. Anyway, there were three people fishing from one of the spots folks usually launch at. I got out at my regular spot and as I did I saw two young girls floating in an inner tube nearby. After getting out and preparing to leave a family of five emerged from a wooded area north of me carrying all their beach gear. I guess everyone who can is visiting the river in areas outside of state and county parks and beaches. Even with these folks there it was easy to keep a safe distance from all. I will head back in a few days, but haven't decided where I will launch from. I do want to avoid other people as much as I can.
  10. Physogaleus or Galeocerdo ?

    Hello! Help with identification if possible. Scale in cm (mm). Western Ukraine. (Cretaceus-Neogene) Thanks!
  11. I recently came across this very old paper (1899) that discusses an unconformity in the Silurian limestone of Illinois, in which a small lens of Devonian rock was found. The matrix was particularly packed with a variety of fish teeth, including two new species. I, along with the author, found this quite interesting as the nearest Devonian outcrop is 80 miles away in Milwaukee – the Devonian is just not well represented at all in Illinois. In fact, this is the first time I've heard of Devonian fossils coming from Illinois, although the paper indicates that there were outcrops in Illinois to the west, although by over 100 miles. The paper is not super specific on the location of the quarry in question, although it is within 30 minutes of my house. That said, this is a discovery over a century old, so the quarry is certainly filled in by now. Hope some Illinois residents find this interesting. Just goes to show that significant finds can occur in the most random of places. elmhurst_devonian.pdf
  12. Last Day on the Potomac River

    Hi everyone, My son and I were lucky enough to get out in the Potomac before Maryland and Virginia issued stay-at-home orders. Guess our hunting is on hold for the time being. It was a beautiful spring day. The wind kicked up late and kind of nullified low tide, but quite enjoyable anyway. I though I’d share a few pictures. I included a closer shot of 2 types of teeth we had not found there before. They look more like Miocene finds from the Calvert Cliffs area. I also included what I think is a vertebra and a few interesting teeth from a trip last week.
  13. Are these fossils?

    So...my daughter, budding paleontologist, purchased these via online as fossil tidbits and teeth. Have we been had?
  14. COVID Containment Collecting

    After spending a great deal of time in the house lately do to COVID and days and days of rain, I took the family on a nice leisurely walk to our favorite hunting spot on this beautiful North Texas day. While the kids wwere off collecting some beautiful Turitellas and oysters, I had only one thing on the mind, shark teeth. Cretalamna seems to dominate this site, however some large Cretodus semiplicatus have been found. A Ptychodus latissimus and 2 Plesiosaur teeth have also been found at the site, filling us with hope on each trip for an incredible find. The trip was a pretty good haul, 11 teeth found in 2 hours. Not bad for a nice family outing. The real highlight though were 2 shark verebrae (about the size of a bottle cap), not large, but still my first ones I've ever found which put me over the moon. They were found just a few feet away from each other, so odds are they belonged to the same critter which is even more incredible! And now it's time for everyone's favorite game, FIND THAT FOSSIL!
  15. Three shark teeth for ID

    Hello! Help, please, with identification. I think that one of them is part of Heterodontus tooth. Scale in mm. Western Ukraine. Age unknown (Cretaceus-Neogene). Thanks in advance!
  16. Late Cretaceous mammal fossils from North America

    Could someone help me find PDFs of scientific papers about mammal fossils from the Campanian-Maastrichtian of North America? I'm specifically interested in papers that deal with mammal faunas from the Hell Creek Formation, the Lance Formation and the Dinosaur Park Formation... Thanks for any help Christian
  17. Hello, I am currently re-sorting my collection and this brings up some questions about some modern shark teeth. For example, I found two teeth of this appearance. At first glance, I would suspect a Carcharhinus species (like C. falcifromis, but the teeth look different) , but I don't know which. Unfortunately, I don't find any comparable teeth in the Internet. Even if this isn't a fossil this time, I hope that you can help me again. The tooth is 1,3cm (0,51") in size and from the philippines. Best regards from Germany!
  18. Hello, in the Internet I saw an offer that was declared as "Gulper shark" for sale. After some research, this cannot be true and in my opinion it would be the jaw of a kitefin shark. I tried to put everything from the offer on one sheet so that it would be easier for you to help me. What do you think, which shark does this jaw belong to? The jaw is about 10cm wide and from Spain (Mediterranean Sea or Atlantic ocean) Thank you in advance and best regards from Germany. I hope, you can help me with this.
  19. More Horse of Course?

    Found by my buddy on a river gravel bar/bank in southern Minnesota. As I've stated in some previous posts the geology in our area is upper Cretaceous. However, the river where this specimen was found pulse floods and is like a giant gravel mixer. In the past and more recently Pleistocene fossils have been found in the river gravel deposits in my area (mammoth, bison, etc). It general it is very difficult to age by geology/context. I'm hoping ancient horse but more sets of eyes on it are better. What do you think and thanks!? Any thoughts on age? Ancient horse or not?
  20. Is this a fossil?

    Found this in my front garden today and it feels like flint but looks like a tooth of some sort
  21. Reading an ID topic today by none other than @Ruger9a I was realizing how little love the herbivore teeth get sometimes. Personally I love herbivore teeth, especially proboscideans (although I don't have many). So I thought I'd start a topic to show off your underappreciated plant eaters. Note: all herbivores are welcome, not just proboscideans, and not just mammals. Have fun with it!
  22. On my last trip to Gardner (Peace River, Bone Valley member, Hawthorn group, Hardee County, Florida), I found these small Pleistocene mammal/vertebrate teeth. Even when these are pristine, I have difficulty with them because they all look so similar. Some of these are pretty worn, so ID might be impossible. I tried to snap good photos of the crowns to show the distinctive "squiggles". Can anyone ID these? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I compared them against photos of previous teeth I have found, but I couldn't come up with anything. Three more, with one oddball on the end :
  23. I recently purchased a small lot of Bull Canyon Formation, New Mexico teeth, most of which were Phytosaurid. Then i noticed this tooth and how eerily similar it is too Pterosaur teeth from Morocco. From what i've read, there have been documented Eudimorphodon fossils collected from the Chinle Group, however i cannot find pictures for comparison. The closest teeth i can find from New Mexico are Preondactylus and Peteinosaurus teeth that have been put up for sale on multiple websites, though the information provided with them is unhelpful. I've included a photo of the "front", "back" and a side profile of the tooth. If clearer photos are needed to assist with identification, i can get some taken and uploaded.
  24. Hello, I've put teeth here for Id a couple of times and always received a satisfactory answer. I hope you can help me this time too. It is about this Ceratopsidae tooth from the Niobrara Formationn (Wyoming). Unfortunately no fossils of this group are known from this formation and I therefore wanted to ask you if you have any idea what species of dinosaurs the tooth could belong to. The tooth is 1,5cm in size. I hope if you can help me with this! Best regards from Germany!
  25. Big Brook

    Dear all, I would like to submit three artifacts from the Big Brook site that some of you know so well. 1) The first is most likely a concretion. however, on one side, there is a regular cut with a circular end section. I have no particular idea. 2) The second artifact could be a theropod tooth, with a elliptical cross-section. In this hypothesis we distinguish quite clearly the crown base at the cervix, with the dentine layer. On another image, we can see worn denticles in (presumed) mesial view, but the outermost enamel layer is very corroded and the dental layer is missing in some places. 3) Tooth fragment (?). If so, note the pulp cavity (?) Thank you all for your invaluable comments. I am of course at your disposal for other photographs. Best, Sancerre