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  1. Hello everyone, I am currently writing a little synthesis paper for the Linnean Society of Bordeaux about the enigmatic cetacea : Phococetus vasconum (Delfortrie, 1873), from the Burdigalian of Southwestern France. For this project, I would need two references not available online or in libraries around my home : - Whitmore, F.C., and J.A. Kaltenbach. 2008. Neogene Cetacea of the Lee Creek Phosphate Mine, North Carolina. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 14: 181–269. - Uhen, M.D. (2013). A review of North American Basilosauridae. Ala. Mus
  2. Cschwartz1

    Leaf fossils identification

    I'm looking for help in identifying some leaf fossils/impressions I found in the Fort Union formation in Montana. Most were found in S.E Montana. There are many different kinds. Can someone help me identify them? Can someone give me a good point of contact for someone? Here are several examples. Tia.
  3. Thomas Pageau

    Identification, mammal teeth

    Hello ! For my first post I want to show you some mammal teeth. I don't have a lot of informations about them, probably from North Africa. I don't know their age but all are mineralized so not that recent. I can add the sizes if it's very necessary. Some of them are very characteristics so I hope that an ID is possible. There are I think Rhinocerotidae, maybe Camelidae and others... I'm not good with mammal, all the infos are welcome ! Thanks for your help !
  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. BBC article here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-58340807 Academic article here (including co-authorship by our own @Boesse): https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2021.1368
  6. Found these at my ranch in the dirt pile, I appreciate your ideas
  7. Flaffy

    Proboscidean tooth?

    Hi! I'm having trouble ID-ing this ~4.4cm long mammal tooth from China. It was labelled as Playbelodon, though the lack of cusps makes me doubt that assessment. I'm starting to wonder if it's a Proboscidean at all, and if it's an entirely different family of mammal alltogether. Does anyone have an idea on what this could potentially be?
  8. I tend to buy a copy of every issue of Natural History magazine to encourage the local Barnes & Noble to continue carrying it. Sometimes, it's already gone when I get there, and last year, the magazine suspended publication for a few months due to COVID. In the current (May) issue, the cover story is "The Story of the Rose." It reviews the known fossil history of the flower against the background of paleogeographic and climatic changes across the Cenozoic Era. It also addresses how humans have valued roses going back as far as a few thousand years and how we have found uses
  9. I have some Gansu fossils from the Linxia Basin, but I wasn't 100% sure on ID. The teeth were sold as Entelodont molars, and my current assumption is that they belong to Paraentelodon macrognathus from the Oligocene deposits in the Linxia Basin. From what I've read, they are similar to Daeodon, at least size wise. I think the formation would be the Jiaozigou Formation? But I'm not entirely sure. The Chleuastochoerus jaw, i have no idea. I think there are 2 species present in the Linxia Basin, and I don't know if it's possible to ID them down to species leve
  10. WhodamanHD

    Fossil Tiger Shark Month?

    Fossil tiger sharks have been getting some more attention lately. Two pertinent papers were published this month. This morphometric analysis reduces Galeocerdo to six species: Galeocerdo aduncus, Galeocerdo capellini, Galeocerdo clarkensis, Galeocerdo cuvier, Galeocerdo eaglesomei , Galeocerdo mayumbensis. They agree with Physogaleus contortus being it's own species rather than a positional variant or sexual dimorphism of G. aduncus. They also contend G. cuvier back to at least 13.8 Ma. This report published today describes the partial skeleton of an immature dugong (
  11. Praefectus

    Otodus sokolovi

    L1: 7.6 cm L2: 6.2 cm W: 6.0 cm
  12. siteseer

    Fossillarry's Mammals

    As Larry familiarizes himself with how to attach photos to his posts, I will be posting for him. Larry is a humble collector of mammals but he is very experienced. He is one of the rare mammal collectors with knowledge of Eocene-Pleistocene groups. Most collectors specialize in Oligocene or Miocene-Pleistocene of North America but he knows a wide variety of forms specializing in ungulates (hoofed mammals of the Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla. He's hunted from California to Nebraska and South Dakota to Texas. The first specimen he'd like to share with the forum is a 2-tooth max
  13. I'm virtually certain this tooth is an upper intermediate tooth of Parotodus benedeni from the Middle Miocene Sharktooth Hill Bonebed, Bakersfield, Kern County, CA. It's about 1 1/4 inches high (32mm) and an inch wide (25mm). It could be a juvenile tooth but I think the less-expanded root lobes indicate a tooth position between larger teeth. It's too big to be a symphyseal and the root is wrong for that anyway. The root is too high to be a posterior. The pallial dentine is worn away but you can see the depression of the bourlette. It isn't serrated and not the shape of Carcharocles megal
  14. King Butler

    Books on Extinct Elephants

    I've taken a great intreast in the subject of extinct elephants and wondered if there were any interesting books on them? Books with other megafauna and the Cenozoic in general included are fine.
  15. What do you think about this Cave bear paw? The seller said that it's 100% genuine and authentic but i'm not sure.
  16. Neanderthal Shaman

    Anyone good with amber?

    I got this amber when I was a small kid. It used to have a tag with its source listed, but it's been lost for 12+ years, and I can't for the life of me remember what it said. Looking at it, does anyone know whether it's more likely to be Dominican, or Baltic? It is yellow, but has a slight gold tint, and is slightly translucent. There's a couple of small buggos in it.
  17. A revised Cenozoic global sea-level curve is discussed in an open access paper with associated numerical time series for plotting. the Cenozoic global sea-level curve. it is: Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Schmelz, W.J., Kopp, R.E., Mountain, G.S. and Wright, J.D., 2020. Cenozoic sea-level and cryospheric evolution from deep-sea geochemical and continental margin records. Science Advances, 6(20), p.eaaz1346. Open access PDF of paper Time series for plotting the Cenozoic sea-level curve Yours, Paul H.
  18. WyoProspector

    What is it?

    Hi all, I'm recently retired and I live in NW Wyoming and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on these specimens? Im particularly interested in the big rock/fossil? at the top of the picture. I found all of these on the surface in a sandstone, drab mudstone formation. Possibly Eocene, Paleocene time frame based on some quick geologic research. Looks like a foot to me but I suppose it could be about anything. The other items were found in the same area with the larger one. The area would have once been the near the edge or boundary of Lake Gosiute an/or the inland seaway I
  19. Hello all Up for trade is this set of South-American teeth. It includes 11 Chilean and 4 Peruvian teeth. The C. chubutensis, Isurus desori and Carcharhinus cf. brachyurus (the last three are on the right side) are from Peru. The others (Megachasma pelagios, C. hastalis, Carcharhinus cf. brachyurus, Isurus retroflexus and a fish tooth labelled as dog fish (not sure if correct) and some unidentified teeth. The C. hastalis is just over 2 inch. The Megachasma pelagios is around 2 cm. The C. chubutensis is just under 2 inch and has a crack in the root, but is broken. More precise locati
  20. Colorado Phanerozoic Stratigraphy https://www.coloradostratigraphy.org/strat-chart/main-strat-chart https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5b4d0939b0652926fd03628b/5c8199695979564cce8da9f5_Colorado Stratigraphy Chart.pdf Fossils - Colorado Phanerozoic Stratigraphy https://www.coloradostratigraphy.org/strat-chart/fossils Colorado Cretaceous Stratigraphy https://www.coloradostratigraphy.org/strat-chart/cretaceous-chart https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5b4d0939b0652926fd03628b/5c74604fb2a27c4217bd3f77_Colorado Cretaceous Chart.pdf Colorado Ceno
  21. I have been photographing my collection of Pliocene gastropods from the Southeastern US, but I realize that I will never be able to completely picture every specimen within my collection. On a Facebook page about fossil crabs, @MB has been showing individual drawers within his collection. I like what he is doing so I thought I would do something similar here with drawers within my collection of fossil gastropods. My display collection is organized chronologically, the first seven drawers being Pleistocene. Since many of the formations within the southeast share species and I hav
  22. 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 o
  23. Greetings! I spent my career as a research paleontologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (Menlo Park, California) and the California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco), specializing in Cenozoic marine mollusks of the North Pacific and Arctic oceans. My summer fieldwork for 34 years was in Alaska, Siberia and northern Canada up toward the North Pole. Several times I had the indescribable thrill of being the first collector, perhaps the first human being, to visit a remote fossil site, reached by bush plane or helicopter. I was often dropped off to spend the day alone at remote sit
  24. Hello everyone, I have decided a while ago that I would focus on collecting Paleozoic material, because of this there are quite a few fossils I have that I purchased a long time ago and do not have an interest in keeping, these guys are not that special and I am not looking for much of anyone even does want to trade with me, but I do prefer Paleozoic material. I will post what I have here. 1.Lebanese shrimp fossil Cretaceous GONE/TRADED 2. Geocoma carinata I believe from the Solnhofen 3. Chunkosaurus 4.some cretaceous teeth, spinosaurus, Squalicorax, scapano
  25. Hi my name is Elias and I am new to the Forum! About a week ago I found a large piece of what looked to be fossilized bone, on Folly Beach SC. Upon further examination I noticed that it seemed to have a solid light gray center surrounded by a ring of bone. Further research has led me to believe this may be a chunk of Mastadon tusk, however the specimen is so beaten up it is hard to identify any Schreger lines. I am much more experienced in Cambrian and Ordovician fossils, and have just recently begun exploring fossils of the Pleistocene Epoch. I would appreciate any help on identifying
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