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  1. PODIGGER

    Peace River Find

    When I hunt the river I always try to do a walk around of the area where I plan on working for the day. I have found numerous nice fossils this way that are just sitting on the riverbed waiting to be picked up. About 4 weeks ago, as I did a morning walk around I spotted some very white looking bone material in very shallow water. Upon picking it up I believed I had two nice size pieces of modern turtle plastron. I didn't see anything else in the immediate area and went about my search for fossils. I decided to take the bone material home and later came to the conclusion they were turtle pl
  2. A few months ago Ken @digit, had a post looking for Florida turtle specimens for a Flmnh project. A week later I went to the Peace and found this Apalone softshell. I hoping Ken post requests for a carnivore project next. After the Tampa Club fossil show this guy's new home will be at FLMNH. I also have quite a few vertebrae to prep as soon as I find some time.
  3. Hello! I’m new here, but I was hoping someone would be able to help me identify this fossil I found a few months ago? I believe it is a turtle carapace or something similar. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  4. So I just finished piecing together the remains of a partial sea turtle carapace that I dug out of a lag deposit just outside the town of Summerville in South Carolina. Anyone potentially know any taxonomic information on it, such as what genus or species it might be from? Conversion from inches to cm: 10 inches = 25cm; 5 inches = 12.5cm; 1 inch = 2.5cm
  5. Just came back from an afternoon at the FLMNH vertebrate paleontology warehouse sorting through bone bags from the Montbrook site. Richard Hulbert, Collection Manager, was there as well working on cataloging specimens from the trays of catalogable specimens that I'd separated from the scrappy bones last month. He came over to show me a set of 3 neural bones from the carapace of the Trachemys slider turtle that is ubiquitous at the site. I remember seeing these 3 bones (neurals 3 through 5) that run along the midline of the turtle's upper shell (carapace) when I determined they were associated
  6. RescueMJ

    ID Fossil Turtle Shell ?

    Found this cool fossil today. Measures 6 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 inches high. Venice, FL construction site. Located 5 feet away from a nice Meg tooth. Pleistocene material recovered within 50 yards. My first thought was small tortoise shell fully intact. Located close by was another larger size tortoise shell that was not fully fossilized. Hoping someone can confirm this is a fossilized turtle shell. Regards, Michael
  7. Frank Eaton

    Don’t make me regret this...

    My best guess is turtle shell. The top layer of this specimen seems to be keratin... but beyond that I’m clueless. All layers are very crumbly. Specimen has no redeeming aesthetic value, beyond being mysterious and... weird. Found in a spoil pile near Aurora, NC.
  8. Terry Dactyll

    Jurassic oddity

    Hi.... Hope everyone is ok and finding some decent fossils.... I'm really struggling identifying what this could be found in lower Jurassic shales from the sinemurian Somerset coast.... It's such a distinct shape I would of thought it might ring a bell to someone.... I'm thinking a carapace segment or bony fish armour plates perhaps... Any help appreciated.... Thanks....
  9. Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you about the crab carapace which I found in 2012. I found it at the Rocky Point Quarry, Rocky Point, North Carolina, USA. This little crab carapace captivated me and I am so thankful to Alex Osso for responding to a trip post I made in 2012. I thought I had a regular little carapace, but with his help and then Don Clements and among several others, the carapace made it's way to George Phillips. Then the research began. I want to thank everyone whom has been a part of this adventure, timeless research, keeping me informed, answering my questions and just
  10. doushantuo

    What brought this on, pt 2

    hirasawanatuaeomms3107.pdf less than 3 Mb(obviously) The endoskeletal origin of the turtle carapace Tatsuya Hirasawa, Hiroshi Nagashima & Shigeru Kuratani NATURE COMMUNICATIONS | 4:2107 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3107 |www.nature.com/naturecommunications Amazing,if only(but not restricted to)for the link between neontology and paleontology. @Tidgy's Dad
  11. ThePhysicist

    NSR Turtle carapace

    These are two fragments of turtle carapace (shell) found in the north sulfur river in ladonia, tx.
  12. I have had these two pieces in my collection for a long time- I always have had a hard time tossing them when I come across them in their drawer because they remind me of a Eurypterid carapaces. What do you think? @RCFossils / @Rob Russell / @fossilized6s / @Peat Burns and any others that might have info.
  13. Hi, I've recently been sorting through my freshwater turtle pieces from the Bouldnor Fm. and have come across a couple of fragments that don't resemble the normal finds of Emys and Trionyx. I remember collecting them at the time and thinking how weird they looked but I presumed the markings were the result of damage etc. so didn't give them much thought. Interestingly I've found a reference in a paper from 1890 on the fossil chelonians of the Isle Of Wight that states: "There is a third species of chelonian, the remains of which are comparatively rare, and the outer surface of who
  14. sixgill pete

    Eocarpilius carolinensis

    This nice small carapace is one of the more common crabs from the Castle Hayne. This one has much of the original shell intact making it very special.
  15. From the album: Troyes - october 2016 - fossils from the albian clay

    partial Hoploparia longimana carapace, a shrimp from the albian clay of Troyes area (Aube - France)
  16. From the album: Troyes - october 2016 - fossils from the albian clay

    partial Hoploparia longimana carapace, a shrimp from the albian clay of Troyes area (Aube - France)
  17. From the album: Troyes - october 2016 - fossils from the albian clay

    partial Hoploparia longimana carapace, a shrimp from the albian clay of Troyes area (Aube - France)
  18. doushantuo

    trilobite exuviation

    HBW on this one,N.B:link won't be here forever http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/royptb/329/1252/27.full.pdf
  19. elcoincoin

    Sabellidromites scarabaea - view 4

    From the album: Troyes - nov 2015 - albian

    Sabellidromites scarabaea :an albian crab from the clay of Troyes
  20. elcoincoin

    Sabellidromites scarabaea - view 3

    From the album: Troyes - nov 2015 - albian

    Sabellidromites scarabaea :an albian crab from the clay of Troyes
  21. elcoincoin

    Sabellidromites scarabaea - view 2

    From the album: Troyes - nov 2015 - albian

    Sabellidromites scarabaea :an albian crab from the clay of Troyes
  22. elcoincoin

    Sabellidromites scarabaea - view 1

    From the album: Troyes - nov 2015 - albian

    Sabellidromites scarabaea :an albian crab from the clay of Troyes
  23. elcoincoin

    Notopocorystes stokesii - 5 - view 2

    From the album: Troyes - nov 2015 - albian

    Notopocorystes stokesii : an albian crab from the clay of Troyes
  24. elcoincoin

    Notopocorystes stokesii - 5 - view 1

    From the album: Troyes - nov 2015 - albian

    Notopocorystes stokesii : an albian crab from the clay of Troyes
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