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  1. Lorentzo Wisniowskhe

    Pleistocene mammals from Po Valley

    Bonjour all fellow collectors, my aut gave this bone to me years ago. They are pleistocene / early holocene specimens collected in Po valley in the '70. Do you have any ideas about what they might be? Thanks to all of you.
  2. Oxytropidoceras

    South America’s Missing Megafauna

    What Happened to South America’s Missing Mega-Mammals, Trilobites, New York Times. Related papers Marshall, L.G., 1988. Land mammals and the Great American interchange. American Scientist, 76(4), pp.380-388. MacFadden, B.J., Hulbert, R.C. and Baskin, J.A., 2007. Revised age of the late Neogene terror bird (Titanis) in North America during the Great American Interchange. Geology, 35(2), pp.123-126. Dr. Richard C. Hulbert - More papers Bruce J. MacFadden - More papers Baskin, J.A. and Thomas, R.G., 2
  3. News article: https://www.miragenews.com/fossil-discoveries-reveal-cause-of-megafauna-extinction/ Open access article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15785-w
  4. Jwfossils

    Possible Bison bones from a sandbar

    The kids and I were recently on a sandbar in the Kansas river and came across some bones. I believe there are bison bones, though some may be more modern. the first is appears to be a vertebrae.
  5. Hello, fellow Fossil Forum members. Last summer I found this bone fragment in Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, Texas. The fossils from the upper Texas coast are from the very late Pleistocene Beaumont formation. At first, I didn’t think anything of it, other than it just being a bone fragment. But now I’m thinking it might be a very worn down claw core from some animal. But I’m not sure, it could just be a plain old bone fragment. So let me know your thoughts on this specimen. Front view- Specimen measures 30 mm (1.2 inches) long side view back view- showin
  6. Did megafauna extinction lead to farming and civilization? https://theconversation.com/how-the-extinction-of-ice-age-mammals-may-have-forced-us-to-invent-civilisation-128799
  7. Wm.Spillman

    Provenance needed

    A collector/dealer recently donated to our museum a small collection of Pleistocene vertebrate fossils (mostly mammalian) from Florida. Only a few items were labelled, and he could not recall any provenance for some of the material. Even though the material was poorly provenanced, it will make a welcome addition to our comparative collection of Pleistocene vertebrates. Can anyone help me with the provenance for the llama/camel (cf. Hemiauchenia) calcaneum in this phone-camera snapshot? I thought the attached oyster shells might help in narrowing down the possibilities.
  8. Max-fossils

    Mammal vertebra from the ZM

    Hi all, I found this fossil vertebra near the Zandmotor (Netherlands) last weekend. It's from the last Ice Age, late Pleistocene (around 40'000 years old). There is the possibility that it is middle Pleistocene (around 600'000 years old), but that possibility is very slim. So it's (most likely) a fossil vertebra from one of the typical megafaunal Ice Age critters that roamed Europe alongside the mammoths, woolly rhino's, etc. For now, I am thinking it could be from some deer species, but I am really not sure. What are your thoughts? Thanks i
  9. Dad and I spent a day in a creek near Tambar Springs, NSW on Monday looking for Pleistocene fossils, and we found a few nice things. It isn't the most productive site, so not a bad haul considering our short time there. Some unidentified bone fragments: Macropus sp. calcaneum(?). Forgot to add a ruler, it is 8cm x 3.5cm
  10. ethos23

    Iowa mammal bone ID help

    Hi everyone, I found what I think are a lumbar vertebra and an astragalus bone. I'm not sure how old they are, but they both seem pretty weathered and possibly mineralized. Both appear to be from bovids(?). These were found on a river sandbar around Ames, IA after recent spring flooding. Does anyone know how to distinguish bison from cattle bones? The vertebra is 35 cm wide, 10 cm long, and 8 cm tall. The astragalus is 7.4 cm long, 5.5 cm wide, and 4 cm deep.
  11. Tidgy's Dad

    It Wasn't Us!

    We are all cute and cuddly! It wasn't us. (probably not entirely, anyway) https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46306622
  12. Hello i am offering three megafauna fossils to trade they are Megalania partial vert , Diprotodon tooth and Pallimarchus scute form Australia i am looking to trade for with some rare dinosaurs fossils. Please pm me with offers if interested thanks.
  13. What is this fossil tooth from Dakota? Found in the 1980's, the location is not know, perhaps from near Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota, USA.
  14. How VR Helped Archaeologists Excavate a Fossil-Rich Submerged Cave NOVA, Evan Hadingham, Feb 8, 2018 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/tech/how-vr-helped-archaeologists-excavate-a-fossil-rich-submerged-cave/ A apper is: Collins, S.V., Reinhardt, E.G., Rissolo, D., Chatters, J.C., Blank, A.N. and Erreguerena, P.L., 2015. Reconstructing water level in Hoyo , Quintana Roo, Mexico, implications for early Paleoamerican and faunal access. Quaternary Science Reviews, 124, pp. 68-83. http://www.academia.edu/19358907/Reconstructing_water_level_in_H
  15. Cthulhu2

    Megafauna part 2. Any ideas? FL

    This big guy has a massive hole in him.
  16. Klondike placer miner honoured for paleontological finds 'I always find it very special to find a really nice steppe bison skull in good shape,' says Stuart Schmidt CBC News, November 25, 2017 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/schmidt-placer-miner-award-paleontology-1.4418978 Klondike placer miner makes rare discovery of extinct muskox skull Stuart Schmidt discovered the helmeted muskox skull and horns during routine work on Monday, CBC News, September 14, 2017 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/klondike-muskox-schmidt-placer-skull-1.4290440
  17. Oxytropidoceras

    Did Ice Age Cause Mastodon Extinction?

    Did Ice Age Cause Mastodon Extinction? New Research Suggest Several Causes Central Washington University, Oct. 29, 2017 http://www.cwu.edu/did-ice-age-cause-mastodon-extinction-new-research-suggest-several-causes Emery-Wetherell, Meaghan M., Brianna K. McHorse, and Edward Byrd Davis. "Spatially explicit analysis sheds new light on the Pleistocene megafaunal extinction in North America." Paleobiology (2017): 1-14. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319333874_Spatially_explicit_analysis_sheds_new_light_on_the_Pleistocene_megafaunal_extinction_
  18. Foozil

    Australian mammal ID

    Hello! Dad and I recently went on a fossil trip to Tambar Springs in western NSW Australia with the fossil club and another forum member. This is some of the stuff that I wanted to get IDed(?). Also sorry about the horrible pictures and if you need better ones to identify them I will try. I took pictures with a potato. These were in creeks on flood planes. The sediments they were in had been reworked or in gravel beds. The bones are Pleistocene but I'm not sure of an exact time. And as I said, they werent in their original formation so I don't know what formation they
  19. Paleoworld-101

    Australian Pleistocene Bone for ID

    Collected in a creek bed near Gunnedah, NSW, Australia. The sediments date back to the late Pleistocene about 52 000 years ago and contain fossils of the Australian megafauna: kangaroos, diprotodontids, marsupial lions, crocodiles, birds and various others. The bone is 75 mm long and as you can see is almost dead straight! There is a circular cross section with thick bone walls at one end and a generally circular cross section with thinner bone walls at the other end. I first thought some kind of bird limb bone, but the thick bone wall at one end didn't make sense. Now i am thinki
  20. Find the source HERE. Additional Links: Discover Magazine.
  21. Hi everyone! I hope you all are spending the summer finding some really neat fossils. I am currently working on a commissioned illustration for FossilClaw, and am shooting to have a sketch up soon. However, we would like your opinion on the landscape and fauna... We are definite that there will be both woolly mammoth(s) and woolly rhino(s) in the scene, but we are not sure what other animals may have shared the same territory on a regular basis with these creatures. Initially, we were shooting to have a Cave bear in the scene, but given the different habitats (and altitudes) it has proven
  22. SheLovesFossils

    Pleistocene bones?

    Need help to identify these bones I pulled out of a cliff, if anyone can help that would be great! I have more photos if needed. I'm thinking bison, or some type of mega fauna.
  23. From the album: Aussie Megafauna

    A megafauna jaw I repatriated from the US. Its labeled "Sthenurus sp." but I'm currently doing a little detective work to determine the validity of this and pinpoint the species.
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