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  1. Shellseeker

    Different ages, same site

    I was out hunting yesterday to a miocene_pliocene site that produces mostly small shark teeth with occasional surprises. In this instance there were three. 1st up... Upper molar Nannippus aztecus (11-5 mya) upper molar. Certainly Nannippus, likely aztecus based on size and location. Next , my unknown, a dolphin periotic earbone, 29 x 16 mm well worn and found in a miocene site. @Boesse And finally a Bison or Bos lower m3 unerupted enamel cap .. no roots. I was quite excited seeing the complete enamel in excellent unworn quality. But based on size
  2. Skull-yRose

    Found Skull encased in rock!

    I' m a local photographer in Flagler Beach, FL. I frequent a local beach almost daily. I have come across quite an interesting find. Currently due to stormy weather causing rough waves and some higher than normal tides the rocks have been sliding down into the ocean and breaking apart. Well a wonderful treasure was exposed in one of the rocks. A skull. There is also a tooth and what looks to be bone vertebrate. I am in the process of excavating currently but would love to know who this skull belongs to. Any help is appreciated!!
  3. r00t2400

    Small odontocete tooth

    I found this tiny tooth in a creek in Summerville South Carolina. Help with an id would be greatly appreciated. I’ve seen a couple other posts with a similar tooth where the consensus was undetermined species. Is this the case with this tooth as well? Thanks in advance!
  4. PODIGGER

    Peace River Visit X 2

    Out to the Peace River, FL twice this week, Tuesday & Saturday. Was busy tracking down an ID for what turned out be an eagle or large hawk toe bone. With that done and a trip out yesterday I thought I would combine the two visits into one trip report. The weather was perfect both days with temps in the mid 80*s. The water flow and level were excellent and visibility great. It was easy to see the bottom and anything laying there. A shot of the morning paddle to the dig site - Got there and started digging with the first good find being the phalanx or toe bone m
  5. John1234567

    Marine Bone

    Found on beach in outer banks. 10 inches by 12 inches Any help with id would be appreciated
  6. Got back to the Peace River Fl yesterday. When I set off in the kayak at 0820 am it was breezy and a chilly 53* F. The wetsuit was definitely needed if I was going to stand in the river all day. The water was crystal clear and with the sun out it made for a beautiful day. I took some photos after the sun had risen enough to clear the overhanging trees and light up the water. I got back to the gravel bed I have been working on my last few visits and found it undisturbed. Its not off the beaten path and with the water so clear I had feared others might have not
  7. I looked through the non-shark tooth finds and there was a lot I didn’t know. Hopefully some of this can be identified. 1. Dolphin teeth, can they be further identified? I’m not sure if all these are cetacean but at least some are. @Boesse I’d appreciate your input. 2. a large tooth, is it a big fish or something else? 3. An image of more fish teeth, all appear to be from the same type. 4. This variety of fish teeth is much more narrow. 5. the last fish tooth variety, flat and broad. 6. I have a fee
  8. lesofprimus

    Acquired Dolphin Jaw...

    Acquired this Miocene Dolphin Jaw section and have now had someone say is from a pinniped... I'm unsure on the mammal fossils, so some expert advice is needed... Item was purchased as follows: This Miocene fossilized dolphin jaw piece was found in eastern, North Carolina, USA. This fossil jaw piece measures approximately 3.39" from side to side. There is NO restoration or repair on this fossil.
  9. RescueMJ

    Whale or Mammal Tooth ID

    Fossil recovered inland Venice, FL. Located in Pleistocene material while digging pond. Equus, Camel, Tortoise, Alligator, and Whale teeth have been found in this material. This is the first time I have recovered this type of tooth. Other whale teeth I found nearby are 2x as long and 5x wider. Looking for some help with this ID. Thank you in advance. -Michael
  10. I found these for sale. Some Dolphin teeth from Caldera, Chile, Miocene. Are they real? And if so are they from the Bahia Inglesa Formation? Adriano
  11. Shellseeker

    A couple of unusual periotics

    Hunting this week, and the highlights of one trip were 2 ear bones, one small dolphin and one larger. The dolphin is smaller than any I have ever found, @Boesse and then another, somewhat similar to Equus but a lot bigger, somewhat similar to mastodon but smaller. A couple of years back, @PrehistoricFlorida put a 2 inch mastodon ear bone up on online. I now wish I had purchased it for comparison purposes. Mastodon on the left of 1st photo. My new find is L 39 H 46 W 28 mm. There is not a lot of material out there on fossil mammal ear bones. Let me know if you see
  12. Hi! I found this bone on a remote, virgin beach in northern Iceland just the other day. I’m completely green when it gets to those topics and have thus no idea what it can have come from. Possibly a piece of a large fish or seal vertebra? Any ideas? Can anybody help me identify the bone?
  13. Brondonh

    Whale tooth?

    Hey prob got a simple one, thinking it's a sperm whale tooth, but it is not hallow. I found it in in Sarasota FL in mostly a bunch of shell. I seen what looked like whale bone fragments, tiger shark teeth, Hastalis and great white teeth and randomly a rhino tooth, but not in the exact pile. It's 4.41"
  14. Founded at a land site in Sarasota. I think it's alligator, what kind of vertebrae are these
  15. PODIGGER

    Season Ending Hunt

    Yesterday I made one last trip to the Peace River to end this hunting season. When I checked the depth and flow gauges it showed both had increased as a result of recent rain but not enough to make a trip unsafe. The one caveat was the prediction of rain and possible thunder storms in my target area by 2 pm. It is really the threat of afternoon thunder storms almost everyday now that is the impetus to end the season. So, I got an early start and was on the river by 7:40 am with the intention of calling it a day by 2 pm. I headed back to the spot I have been digging in for the last four tr
  16. sseth

    Oligocene Dolphin

    I just finished up preparation on this amazing Oligocene dolphin. It is from the Ashley formation and is a real beauty. I made the decision not to completely remove it from the matrix, as I believe it is more aesthetic this way.. It was missing the last 3 inches of the pre-maxilla so that had to be restored but we did find a few other teeth in the matrix.
  17. PODIGGER

    Help ID Whale tooth+

    Had a beautiful day hunting the Peace River, FL yesterday and came away with some intriguing finds. From prior postings and photos I reviewed provided by @Harry Pristis and @Shellseeker I believe the first exciting find of the day was a small whale tooth and I am seeking confirmation on that here. The tooth measures 37 mm x 10 mm and I believe it shows the hint of the ring pattern referenced by Shellseeker as his tell tale sign of whale. This next tooth has me wondering if i
  18. Shellseeker

    Cetacean jaw

    I have been hunting fossils for 15 years. On Thursday, I found my 2nd ever section of detailed Cetacean jaw material. These are exceedingly rare. It is 2.8 inches in length and has 3 alveoli. It would seem to be more Dolphin size than whale sized. The patina would indicate that the top and 2 sides are relatively complete, and it is broken at the underside. Position wise, this section might be lower right, posterior half of Jaw. Please let me know if you agree this is Dolphin, and what are the possibilities. Here is a photo of Kentriodontae Dolphin with a jaw segment of simila
  19. Yan11

    Cetacean Skull Fragment?

    Hi guys, I found this bone cluster on the shore of the Black Sea, near the city of Balchik, Bulgaria. From the region there have been findings of Miocene cetaceans, seals and some ground megafauna. The more circular bone somewhat reminds me of an ear bone but comparing it with pictures of fossil dolphin ear bones I can't say if it really is one. So my question is if it is an ear bone and if it is, does that mean that´s a part of a skull? Any help on the identification of the fossil will be very much appreciated! Best regards!
  20. LynH

    Small carnivore tooth?

    Small, sharp curved point, groove along one side, cross section would be flattened, not round, tooth found in Peace River, Florida. Approximately 1 inch long, 5/16” wide at root, 3/16” thick at root. ID assistance appreciated.
  21. Fossil "D"

    Help with ID please.

    Found by a diver in SC. Was told it was possibly a genus Y dolphin lower jaw section. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  22. Hey all, Thought I would share this blog post that has a comprehensive review of all papers in marine mammal paleontology published in 2020. Enjoy! https://coastalpaleo.blogspot.com/2020/12/2020-in-review-advances-in-marine.html
  23. PODIGGER

    Peace River ID help

    Got out to the Peace River, FL yesterday for another hunt. The water level finally seemed low enough that I would be able to get to my target spot and have a productive day. The only problem was the fact that the sun never came out and I had to quit early due to getting wet and cold with no way to warm up. Luckily I had my emergency dry shirt to change into before I started shivering! I always keep one on board the kayak sealed in a plastic bag. Came up with several of the usual items, horse tooth, partial megs, couple of hemis, turtle and a nice gator tooth. Then I pulled up what I believ
  24. Yan11

    Weird sea mammal bone

    Hi guys, I found this bone on the Bulgarian shore of the Black sea, near Balchik. In the region there have been found the remains of cetotherium sp., dolphins, seals, flamingos and others. I am wondering though what exact bone it is and of course of what. I thought that it may be a part of a fin or something like that, but I failed to find a photo of a bone like this. Any help for the identification will be very much appreciated! And happy soon to be new year!!
  25. Hi All, I could use some help identifying what looks to be a tooth? I found it on Wrightsville Beach, NC. Is it a tooth? If so, what kind? Porpoise? Whale? I have been searching with no luck so I thought I would ask the kind people on this forum. Thanks, J
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