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Found 338 results

  1. Peccary Humerus

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Top view of bone identified as Miocene Peccary (Dicotyles protervus) by the good folks at Calvert Marine Museum Found on Matoaka Beach, St. Leonard, MD Roughly 10 million years old Exact formation unknown
  2. Peccary Humerus

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Side view of bone identified as Miocene Peccary (Dicotyles protervus) by the good folks at Calvert Marine Museum Found on Matoaka Beach, St. Leonard, MD Roughly 10 million years old Exact formation unknown
  3. What mammal teeth are these

    These teeth come from outside Hays, Kansas (Ellis County)
  4. I found these in Colorado. Can anyone help me identify them? They are all from the same context.
  5. Here is another oddball mammal tooth I found in the Peace River (Florida, Bone Valley member, Hawthorn group). It is broken, but the root appears to be intact. I am having trouble ID'ing this one. Any ideas what it might be? Thanks in advance!
  6. congratulations,it's a ....

    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0137985#pone-0137985-g002 Messel is of course world famous for its exceptional preservation.
  7. I've been playing with my new focus stacking software from Helicon (Helicon Focus 6 & Helicon Remote). This easy-to-use (and not overly pricey) software allows me to take multiple macro photos of an object with the focal plane set to different points and then the software combines the sharpest parts of the stack of images to produce a final composite image with an incredible depth of field. I've been playing with it on some of my truly tiny micro-fossils (just a few millimeters) with good effect and so I decided to go rummage through my bowl of Peace River fossils for a few other objects to test out the software. I ended up selecting several mammal teeth that I've found in the Peace River over the years--horse, camel, peccary, bison. These fossils had enough details and were wide enough that focus stacking seemed like a good way to show off the teeth. This post is more to show off the results of the Helicon focus-stacking software than the fossils themselves but maybe this eye candy will also motivate others to go hunt the Peace (which is finally almost reaching the proper water level to go fossil hunting). Cheers. -Ken
  8. I found these fossils on N. Fla. beaches & need help with ID's please: 1. Margay or Jaguar tooth??? 2. Jaguar??? I'm still learning, so all help is appreciated!
  9. Unknown rhino(?) tooth from China

    Hi- I bought many years ago this tooth (I've attached two pics) from a chinese seller, who didn't know anything about it (only its chinese origin)- I guess it's a some kind of a rhino tooth (maybe Chilotherium?) but I'm not expert at all in that field- Can anyone help me to ID the exact species of it?- Thanks in advance, Fabio
  10. Came across these ridiculous fakes this morning. Disturbing how many people are bidding on them. "Mammal Fossil" "Chimera fish fossil" "Butterfly fossil" "Dragonfly Fossil" "Scorpion fossil" on the same slab as "dragonfly" and "fish fossil" on the backside of same slab... Continued...
  11. Found this fossil in Comal County, along the Guadalupe River. 12 inches long completely petrified...heavy! 5 pounds or so No idea what it is...vertebra of some sort? please help! i will do my best to answer questions!
  12. Hello everyone, hope you all had a great Christmas! Here is what I got for Christmas Here's what they are in order: Cave Bear Ursus spelaeus canine tooth (4"), Cave Bear finger bone, Ohio Native American knife/arrowhead, Native American arrowhead from Logan Creek, Iowa, small Mosasaur tooth, bag of Hell Creek micro matrix, a nice sized chunk of meteorite, and a beautiful piece of Labradorite
  13. I was going through a bucket of "scrap" material that I was thinking about donating to a local fossil club for kids' digs, and found this. I am unsure of where in the river this was found, but I am now curious as to what type of animal it came from. My personal thought is that it may be from a Shasta Ground sloth, but would like some more opinions on it. I know that it is incomplete, but am still very hopeful to get a positive ID. Thank you in advance for your help. -Bill I have two more views... I will add them in a comment.
  14. Possible coprolite?

    I believe I got this from Roger Pabian (family member) either before or after he passed away a few years ago. I have been wondering what this thing is, and hoped to maybe get some input here. It is dark brown, round, somewhat smooth (kinda bumpy), and completely round and hard as a rock. I have a picture of it here... It reminds me of deer feces, since it is too big for a rabbit.
  15. Dinosaur or Mammal Tooth

    I'm assuming this is a mammal tooth. It was found in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana. It is 15 mm long. Anybody know what it may be? Thank you
  16. I'm fairly certain this is a humerus, but to what? I am a herpetologist and spend a lot of time along rivers. I came across this today as I was searching for frogs, and I decided to hang on to it to ID it. So far, I have been unsuccessful and I assume you guys are way better at this than me. The bone/fossil doesn't feel as heavy as most fossils I have come across, but it is definitely heavier than bone. It is completely black underneath the crispy tan layer shown in the photographs. It was found in an area along the river bank that had recently been washed out due to recent rains. So I'm not certain if it originated high above the bank or in the wet sand. Thank you, Buddy
  17. Unknown Tooth

    I know that this is a tooth... But from what? I have absolutely no information on this tooth. Once again, I hope someone can ID this, but I am not holding my breath. -Bill
  18. Bone Fragment? Need Help With Possible Id.

    I was looking among the river rock that surrounds our pond, when I noticed this specimen. It is NOT a rock, I can tell by the density and the spongy texture. It reminds me of the end of bone in either the arm or leg. It is less than 2 inches and weighs approx. 0.5 oz (according to my food scale). The spongy look of the specimen highly suggests some sort of bone fragment. I'm not looking for a full-on identification of the animal it came from. i'm just curious to know if it is a bone fragment. I washed the specimen to make sure that it is an older fossil/bone, and not just a bone covered in dirt. NONE of the dark coloring washed away; it all stayed. So it is an older specimen, and not a young bone covered in dirt. Unfortunately I do not know the origin of this specimen, since it was among the river rock we got to put around the pond.
  19. Astragalus Bone

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Dicotyles protervus (?) Found in the water off of Flag Ponds Nature Park, this was an exciting and strange discovery. I brought it home expecting it to be some cetacean bone that I could not identify, but had no luck searching for a match at home. After digging on my own, and with the help of forum members, the staff at Flag Ponds, and the paleontological curatorial staff at Calvert Marine Museum, it was finally identified as a peccary astragalus bone (approximately rear knee joint) matching one in the museum's collection. Although it is a land animal found in an area that was a sea during the miocene, from which era most of the fossils came, the museum expects that it is, indeed from the miocene era. You can see more about Maryland Miocene Peccaries here.

    © Heather J M Siple

  20. Partial Whale Vertabra

    From the album Calvert Cliffs

    Found at Flag Ponds Nature Park Miocene era

    © Heather J M Siple

  21. Recently bought a couple of Grallator dinosaur footprints. A Podokesaurus South Hadley, MA in the Connecticut River Valley. and one from La Grand-Combe, the Mont Lozère, France. Curious to see what others have.
  22. Small Phalanx

    Could this be from a predator? It's right at 1.5 inches. I plan on removing the matrix and I will post more pics at that time.
  23. Tooth Id

    I had a killer day out on the Brazos...I'll be posting more, but wanted to start with this tooth. I got really excited when I picked it up thinking it was bison. Then I saw no stylid and got even more excited thinking it may be camel. Then I started looking at pictures and considering horse lower cheek tooth. The first picture shows one side that I think has sheered off. Now I am just not sure at all.
  24. I just saw this listed on Amazon. It could be a must-have for anyone who has wandered Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, or the Dakotas (or got an oreodont jaw for Christmas). http://www.amazon.com/White-River-Badlands-Geology-Paleontology/dp/0253016061/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424401637&sr=1-1&keywords=white+river+paleontology