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  1. Lisalynn

    Can you help ID this

    Found in Indiana - it is very heavy. Looks like a femoral head of something. Has what appear to be the femoral condyls (broken off) in front, spongy bone in back and medial ligament attachments on the side.
  2. Brandy Cole

    Proboscidean Tusk?

    When I first decided to picked this piece up I thought it was just an interesting looking chunk of petrified wood, but when I grabbed it, it felt and looked weirdly light and fragile. I pulled it out of the bag for cleanup today and noticed what looked like faint schreger lines. Pictures in the daylight made the lines look clearer, though it's hard for me to make out exactly how they run.
  3. jbenn57

    Mammalian Tooth fragment?

    Greetings all, I found this bone Fragment on Jones Island, South Carolina. I was thinking/hoping it may be a fragment of the base of a mastodon tooth. Does anyone have any thoughts on this piece?
  4. Brandy Cole

    Large Pleistocene Vertebra

    My husband found this really large vertebra today in a south Texas gravel bar. Looks a lot larger than the one bison thoracic vertebra I have, and the extra dorsal processes fused together are confusing to me. I thought maybe it could be a sacral vertebra that has broken off from the others, but I don't see the large foramen that I would expect it to have. Also it looks smaller than some of the measurements for mammoth that @JohnJ has posted for reference before in a post by @fossilus. I also don't think it resembles the possible sloth in the post above.
  5. Hi everyone! I'm back with another Florida Mammal bone that has me stumped. The size rules out most things. I figure it's either sloth or proboscidean but I'm having a hard time figuring out which one as I can't seem to find a good match. Any thoughts? measurements are: 10.6 cm (4.17 inches) long 6.2 cm (2.44 inches) tall 4.5 and 3 cm (1.77 and 1.18 inches) wide
  6. jikohr

    Mammoth or Mastodon bones?

    Hi everyone! I've been going through some Florida bones I acquired recently and these two stood out to me. I think they're both Mammoth/Mastodon, the first being a phalange and the second being a carpal or tarsal but I'm not sure and was hoping for a second opinion. Measurements are: 1.85 inches long, 1.5 inches tall, and 1.1 inches wide (4.7 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm) for the first piece aka "the phalange" 3.03 inches long, 1.57 inches tall, and 2.08 inches wide (7.7 x 4 x 5.3) for the second piece aka "the carpal" Any insight is greatly appreciated as always!
  7. Hi Everyone! I recently acquired a bunch of Mammal bones from Florida and I've been going through them hoping to hone my id skills. But I'm still new to this area and would greatly appreciate some confirmation. I think this piece is a carpal/tarsal from a Mammoth or Mastodon. It measures about 3.25 x 2.75 x 1.5 inches and was found in North Florida. What do ya'll think?
  8. So my husband found this heavily mineralized bone while we were hunting in southeast Texas with @Lorne Ledger. Mostly Pleistocene age material in the area. It was too dirty to identify then. I've cleaned it up, and I've been struggling to ID it. It has a large, thick base but dramatically thins toward the outside (similar to how a scapula would, but I'm not sure it's the right shape for one.) So far my best guess has been a partial ilium to a large quadraped since there aren't many bones that flatten out like a fan in that way. I've included a picture of
  9. Brandy Cole

    Very Large Metapodial?

    Hi guys. I found this large and pretty complete bone in a sandy gravel bar, Southeast Texas. Mostly Pleistocene here with less common Miocene-Pliocene. The size and odd shape made me lean toward proboscidean metapodial, but I looked in my Olsen book and had a hard time figuring out a match. Maybe mastodon astragalus? Or am I barking up the wrong tree entirely? Not much I can think of that would be asymmetrical and this robust. @JohnJ @garyc @darrow @Lorne Ledger @Harry Pristis @Shellseeker
  10. NevadaHunter

    Interesting tooth enamel cusp

    Hi all, I found these interesting fragments of tooth enamel by themselves and they both appear to have a cusp like shape and the one has a rounded top that didn’t fully break off. The larger piece has some very pronounced horizontal striations, Im not sure if that’s helpful it not. Could these be pieces of mastodon tooth? I know several Pacific Mastodons were found in this area.

    Proboscidean Mandible?

    Got back out on the river this past Sunday. The water level had dropped a little and the flow had slowed a bit. This allowed me to get a little farther into the river at my favorite big bone hunting spot. The day was pretty much uneventful until I heard the telltale "clink" of the shovel on something that seemed bigger than a chunk of dugong. After a little probing and adjusting for the water flow I was able to pull up the targeted object. It turned out to be a reasonably large bone about 4"x6", it wasn't obvious what exactly it could be. I was hoping it was another piece of proboscidean

    Unknown Partial Bones

    On my last visit to the Peace River I found several partial bones in the area where I found a piece of a mammoth/mastodon metatarsal. This is also the spot where I recovered a piece of jaw bone, carpal bone and teeth of mammoth and mastodon. The bones I am posting now are ones I am not sure are even enough to hope for an ID. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them. BONE #1: BONE #2: BONE#3: Thanks for loo

    Proboscidian Metatarsal?

    Made it back to the Peace River today. I went back to a prior area where I have not seen many people in the past, trying to still avoid others. Came up with many pieces of bone. The one I am seeking input on is the only one that I think has a chance of being identified. Best I can come up with after research is a partial mammoth or mastodon metatarsal. This was found right where I discovered a proboscidian carpal bone and a partial jaw bone last year. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Tooth Root?? ID Help

    Posted the below a few weeks ago with some other finds hoping to get some assistance with an ID. I think this could be the root of a mastodon or mammoth tooth. I am hoping for input from anyone who has an idea or experience with a similar find. Thanks for taking a look.
  15. I posted the below pic's previously and apologize if I am overstepping by posting them again. Am hoping for some input on whether or not this partial tooth could be Gomphotherium as opposed to Mastodon. In viewing numerous online images I felt it may be Gomph. Any feedback would be appreciated . Thanks!
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