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  1. Found this odd fossil on Myrtle Beach 2-18-2020. Never found one like this. Personal opinion it resembles a crocodile tooth that broke, and point recessed into the larger portion. However it is very solid, and there seem to be no seams to confirm this (and it was a wild guess on my part anyway). Hopefully one of you has a more educated opinion. I'd love to hear from you if so. Thanks for looking and happy hunting.
  2. I noticed the fossils of more 'modern' reptiles are not commonly shown/displayed (partly because I think they are fairly common in the U.S. and not viewed as too spectacular), so I thought we might do so here. I'd love to see your croc/alligator and turtle material, especially from various locations!
  3. Need help

    so i went to Orlando Science Center today for the Dino Digs exhibition but in Jurassic Ridge dig pit area i know that there is a Camptosaurus, Camarasaurus, Ceratosaurus and a Stegosaurus, but there is some species and genus of dinosaurs and other animals that i dont know what there like take for example the turtle shell, the alligator crocodile like animal fossil, the ankylosaur like fossil and that bone that i dont know what species does it belong to and that nest that i don't know which dinosaur does it belong to.
  4. Not sure if this is a tooth? Looking for help. Thanks in advance!
  5. Crocodilian tooth

    From the album Macro Florida Fossils

  6. Fossil Armor

    From the album Macro Florida Fossils

    I think this is crocodilian
  7. What type of animal bone

    Discovered this past weekend, very unsure of what creature it used to make move??
  8. Alligator tooth fossil??

    Hi! I found this on the beach off the coast of South Carolina! I think it is an alligator tooth or at least some kind of tooth and would like some help identifying it please!
  9. Been hunting teeth for some time now and I ran across these two things on my last trip that has me scratching my head. Any help in identifying would be appreciated! The items are #1 and #2. The last pic is of all the teeth me and the family dug. Thanks
  10. Found these fossils at a construction site in Venice Florida. Can I get some help identifying? It would be much appreciated. As a side note I found the huge Megalodon there as well. I think one is an alligator scale? One is a joint of some sort? And one is the tail bone of a dugong? And one is a jawbone with teeth ( feline )? What say all? thanks in advance
  11. Leidyosuchus tooth

    From the album Judith River fm. Fossil Finds

    This little tooth likely comes from the alligatoroid Leidyosuchus. However I could be wrong and I'm basing that idea off of it being the only crocodilian other than deinosuchus described from the formation.
  12. Hi. I wanted help identifying a fossil tooth found in Florida. My son and I found it on the Peace River North of Wachula. We were sifting gravel from the middle of the river last week. I thought it to be alligator, but someone noted the ridge was distinctive enough that they didn't believe the tooth to be as such. It is slightly larger than an inch long. I can provide other pictures. Thank you Ken
  13. Alligator "Molar" Tooth

    From the album Lance fm. Microsite Finds

    Brachychampsa montana Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian~ 66 mya) Lance formation These teeth were found in the rear of the animal's mouth and aided it in crushing the hard shells of its prey.
  14. Alligator Tooth

    From the album Lance fm. Microsite Finds

    Brachychampsa montana Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian~ 66 mya) Lance formation
  15. Alligator Tooth

    From the album Lance fm. Microsite Finds

    cf. Brachychampsa montana Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian~ 66 mya) Lance formation
  16. Venice, Fl Turtle or Gator?

    I found an interesting fossil on the beach in Venice, FL. Believe it is either a Turtle scute or an alligator osteoderm. Can anyone help confirm and tell me anything interesting about it? Thanks for the help! Rob Convex side Concave Side Edge view
  17. Hello, I found what appears to be a split tooth on Casey Key, Florida. It's about 5/8 x 3/8" with a nice wood grain color and shine. I have attached 5 photos, front and back. Can you ID it from what is left of the tooth? Thanks in advance!
  18. Alligator Tooth

    Location according to seller Tampa Bay FL. Item showed up on popular auction site. Curious as to what you make of the ID? Thanks! Age: Pleistocene Species: Alligator Formation: phosphate Mind
  19. A Jaw Fragment

    I was hunting with a couple of TFF friends doing a ground search in an area that produces 90% marine fossils, Megs, Makos, but no GWs, Whale /Dolphin earbones and vertebrate, ray teeth, fish verts, dugong rib bones with a few mammal bones and teeth, primarily horse. I found this jaw section: My initial take was whale, but then too small for whale and I switched to gator. I have seen no alligator teeth and lots of whale material. Is there anything besides size that would confirm or eliminate one or the other ?. Thanks for comments, suggestions, IDs.
  20. Florida Pleistocene Fossil Hunt!

    Hey everyone! My girlfriend Ashley and I got out to hunt some Pleistocene sites a couple days ago. There are also Eocene sharks teeth mixed in. The rivers are all pretty high, so we went to some bank hunting sites I have found over the years. They definitely did not disappoint! We found a Tapir jaw section, horse tooth, some pretty big alligator teeth, and a variety of other fossils!
  21. Hi all, I have a mysterious croc tooth that needs identifying. It measures 7cm in a straight line, with a crown length of 3cm. It was found in a backwater near Savannah, Georgia. It came out of an old stream bed eroding out. The area is normally a Miocene deposit where there are Gavialosuchus americanus but the original owner (who is a fossil croc expert) sincerely believes it's something else as there are supposedly earlier deposits there as well. He thinks it is from the lineage of Deinosuchus. Has anyone seen such croc/alligator teeth in Georgia? Has anyone heard of late Cretaceous deposits near Savannah? Thank you.
  22. Fernie area fossil

    Would anyone be able to help with identification of this fossil? They always called in an alligator, but I'd like to try and figure out what it actually was. It was found in the corner of Southeast BC. We were under the sea for a little while, and also a little marshy peninsula type thing after the western interior started to retreat. Where it was found was near where we find ammonites and corals, so im assuming it would have been when we were underwater, or near the shore where the body washed up. However about half an hour from here dinosaur prints have been found as well. I can't manage to figure out what it could be! Thank you for any help.
  23. I've written trip reports before about volunteering with the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH) at their various dig sites in Florida. The currently (very) active site is called Montbrook for a small town that used to be in the area (but is no more). Here are a few links from FLMNH which provide some contextual information about the site: https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/museum-voices/montbrook/ https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/florida-vertebrate-fossils/sites/mont/ https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/museum-voices/montbrook/2016/09/07/why-montbrook/ The site has yielded an impressive number of specimens and is very important scientifically as it provides the best view of Florida fauna from the late Hemphillian (Hh4) North American Land Mammal Age (NALMA) from approximately 5.5-5.0 mya. The other significant locality for this age is the Palmetto Fauna a couple hundred miles south of the Montbrook site. More info here for those interested in the stratigraphy: https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/florida-vertebrate-fossils/land-mammal-ages/hemphillian/ https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/florida-vertebrate-fossils/sites/palmetto-fauna/ Here is a link to my Montbrook posting from 2016 showing the couple of times I managed to get out there--the last time with TFF members Daniel @calhounensis and John-Michael @Brown Bear: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/63056-volunteer-dig-with-the-flmnh/ Now, enough of the links and time for a few pictures! The Montbrook site has changed quite a bit over the last year since I've been able to get out there. We had plans to return to Montbrook last October but Hurricane Matthew was an uninvited guest to Florida that week and the dig site was tarped down and the dig cancelled. Thankfully, the hurricane left my house untouched (didn't really even get rain or wind of note) and didn't mess-up the Montbrook site but we did miss an opportunity for one last trip to Montbrook in 2016. When we returned in February 2017 it took some time to get my bearings. The deeper pit to the east where several gomphothere skulls, tusks and long bones had been removed did not weather the rainy season well. This section has been backfilled with about 5 feet of sand and clay from the higher levels during the summer rain storms. For now they will concentrate digging on the main pit to the west and hope to get back to the lower "elephant" layer some time in the future--though the prep work to remove the overburden and get back to the original level will be significant. So much material has been moved from the upper western dig area that it was hard to picture exactly where we had dug nearly a year ago. I'm still not quite sure where we were in 2016 as the site has evolved greatly since our last visit. On Thursday and Friday there were mostly just a few volunteers who could make it to the site on weekdays--mainly retired folks or those with flexible schedules like us who could volunteer during the week. On Saturday there were a lot more volunteers and the dig site became a bit more crowded so you had to be aware of others digging sometimes in the grid square adjacent to yours. Here are some overall site photos I took on Saturday and you can see the line-up of cars that brought a full capacity of volunteers.
  24. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues . Articles with author names in RED are new additions since March 23, 2018. Superorder Crocodylomorpha - The Alligators, Crocodiles and Their Allies. Triassic Benton, M.J. and A.D. Walker (2002). Erpetosuchus, a crocodile-like basal archosaur from the Late Triassic of Elgin, Scotland. In: Archosaurian anatomy and palaeontology. Essays in memory of Alick D. Walker . Norman, D.B. and D.J. Gower (eds.), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 136. Busbey, A.B. and C. Gow (1984). A New Protosuchian Crocodile from the Upper Triassic Elliot Formation of South Africa. Palaeont.afr., 25. Clark, J.M., H.-D. Sues and D.S. Berman (2000). A New Specimen of Hesperosuchus agilis from the Upper Triassic of New Mexico and the Interrelationships of Basal Crocodylomorph Archosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 20(4). Colbert, E.H. (1952). A Pseudosuchian Reptile from Arizona.Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol.99, Article 10. Crush, P.J. (1984). A Late Upper Triassic Sphenosuchid Crocodilian from Wales. Palaeontology, Vol.27, Part 1. Gauthier, J.A., et al. (2011). The Bipedal Stem Crocodilian Poposaurus gracilis: Inferring Function in Fossils and Innovation in Archosaur Locomotion. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 50(1). Sues, H.-D., et al. (2003). A New Crocodylomorph from the Upper Triassic of North Carolina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 23(2). Jurassic Jurassic Crocodylomorphs - Africa/Middle East Dal Sasso, C., et al. (2017). Razanandrongobe sakalavae, a gigantic mesoeucrocodylian from the Middle Jurassic of Madagascar, is the oldest known notosuchian. PeerJ, 5:e3481. Hadri, M., et al. (2015). Crocodyliform footprints from "les couches rouges" of the Middle Jurassic of Msemrir, High Atlas, Morocco. Geogaceta, 58. Jurassic Crocodylomorphs - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Buffetaut, E. and R. Ingavat (1984). The Lower Jaw of Sunosuchus thailandicus, A Mesosuchian Crocodilian from the Jurassic of Thailand. Palaeontology, Vol.27, Part 1. Clark, J.M., et al. (2004). A Middle Jurassic 'sphenosuchian' from China and the origin of the crocodylian skull. Nature, Vol.430. Gao, Y. (2001). A new species of Hsisosuchus (Mesoeucrocodylia) from Dashanpu, Zigong Municipality, Sichuan Province. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, Vol.39, Number 3. Harris, J.D., et al. (2000). A new and unusual sphenosuchian (Archosauria: Crocodylomorpha) from the Lower Jurassic Lufeng Formation, People's Republic of China. N.Jb.Geol.Palaont. 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First Remains of the Head of Steneosaurus (Crocodylomorpha: Teleosauridae) from the Late Jurassic of Oker (Lower Saxony, Germany). Studia Geologica Salmanticensia, 44(2). Karl, H.-V., et al. (2006). The Late Jurassic crocodiles of the Langenberg near Oker, Lower Saxony (Germany), and description of related materials (with remarks on the history of quarrying the "Langenberg Limestone" and "Obernkirchen Sandstone"). Clausthaler Geowissenschaften, 5. Kuzmin, I.T., et al. (2013). Goniopholidid Crocodylomorph from the Middle Jurassic Berezovsk Quarry Locality (Western Siberia, Russia). Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS, Vol.317, Number 4. Mook, C.C. (1942). Anglosuchus, a New Genus of Teleosauroid Crocodilians. American Museum Novitates, Number 1217. Russo, J., et al. (2014). Crocodylomorph eggs and eggshells from the Lourinhã Fm. (Upper Jurassic), Portugal. Comunicaҫões Geológicas, 101, Especial 1. Schwarz, D., M. Raddatz and O. Wings (2017). 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