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  1. MeggieKat

    Found in Southern Louisiana

    While riding four wheelers along the creek, my friends found this. To my completely untrained eye it looks like some sort of phalanx, but I have no idea. Several fossils have been found in the area from the pleistocene, pluocene, and miocene epochs. If you have any ideas, let us know!
  2. Shellseeker

    4th (and last) bone

    Another toe bone, this one seems like a phalanx... Pretty large animal. longer than an Equus phalanx. I will go checking tapir.. There is a fair amount of other tapir fossils at this location.
  3. I found this large bone at the Kansas river today. I believe it's permineralized phalanx and it is about 4 inches long. If anyone can help me out I'd be very appreciative. If you need more photos let me know. Thanks in advance (Apologies for not using centimeters, I couldn't find my tape measure so I used a yard stick. )
  4. garyc

    Mammal phalanx

    I think I know what this is, but will hold off until other input is given..... found on the Brazos River in Texas, Pleistocene @Harry Pristis @Lorne Ledger @fossilus
  5. Shellseeker

    Foot bones

    Whenever I get one of these toe bones,, I go thru... it is not horse, it is not deer, it is not... Armadillo toe bones look something like this but not really, and predator phalanx (except for medial) are similar .... 1st photo shows it leans to left, thus a right foot toe bone... A couple of different views. Then a bigger bone that I believe to be 60% of a Calcaneum... Lets see if there is enough to identify:
  6. Brandy Cole

    Giant Sloth Phalanx?

    Since the river has been going down, I've been wanting to go out for a long while to check the newly exposed gravel. Finally got a chance and felt up to it a little while before dark yesterday and found a few things. Sandy gravel matrix with Pleistocene and possible Miocene in southeast Texas. I'm thinking this is a medial phalanx from a giant Sloth. Can anyone confirm?
  7. Shellseeker

    1 ungual, 2 proximals

    This was an interesting day. I do not find many hoof cores, especially with 2 proximal phalanx, one of which seems to "fit" pretty well. The pieces I connected came up in back to back sieves. I wonder a number of things. Is the combined Ungual/Proximal set od toebones, small, average or large when compared to other Equus fossils. Later in the day, another toe bone dropped into my sieve (just before the thunderstorm started). The width of this last phalanx is 19.75 mm. All comments and identifications appreciated. Jack
  8. OssifiedConscript

    Mystery Phalanx with a Hole- Elk?

    Hello all, this bone has given me a fair amount of trouble. Several identification attempts have come up relatively fruitless- my running idea is likely an elk. Again, where I found this cuts through early Miocene exposures up to modern day- this bone is mineralized enough to be late Miocene, but I could be very mistaken. What puzzles me is the hole in the middle, which appears to be an invertebrate burrow? I’m unsure of any invert that would possess the ability or desire to burrow into the severed toe of this animal, as it offers not much at all. Let me know your thou
  9. Hi I am currently preparing a bunch of associated bones from Morisson Formation. The fossils have been found near the town Shell. The finder identified the bones as Camptosaurus and I agree with the ID. The jacket contains two femuri, ribs, parts of hip bones as well as a phalanx. It seems that all bones belong to the same animal. However, I am not convinced regarding the phalanx. I think it may not belong to this individual (or Camptosaurus). The campto digits I saw so far looked quite a bit different. If it is not Campto what is it then? Below please find some pi
  10. Shellseeker

    Toe Bone, Phalanx

    An Interesting bone, It does not seem to be predator, so I am thinking something like Tapir, Peccary, etc. My biggest concern is that I have found pre_Equus horses, Gomphothere at this location and very little Pleistocene mammal material. But we will see. It seems to be the size of and resemble Tapir toe bones. I have copied one of @Harry Pristis excellent charts from another thread... Does it not look like a tapir phalanx? Comments greatly appreciated. Jack
  11. These came from creek with mix of QAL and QT, first set I'm thinking the bigger one is deer phalange, not sure about the smaller one. Next one I'm going with croc vert, threw in the antler wondering how to tell if it's fossil, does the burn test work with it as well? I'm not very good with bones so might be wrong, appreciate the help!
  12. FossilizedJello

    Big Brook, NJ Toe bone (Phalanx) ID

    Here are all my finds from big brook. WHAT A DAY ...arrowheads,toe bones, big shark teeth, misc I just need the toe bone ID
  13. Spinodude

    Morrison Formation toe ID

    Got a bit of a potential challenge here today! I recently bought this little toe bone (phalanx or metatarsal I guess) online. It was cheap, I guess because it doesn't have anything in terms of location/age other than Morrison Formation. It is about 6 cm long, 6-ish on its widest point and about 5 high at the highest point. It is quite heavy and stubby. Slightly distorted at the front and the circular parts at the front are partially worn off. Has a piece knocked out of it. Which is kind of neat because you can see the internal bone structure in that part. But the main question of c
  14. ozajko

    Pleistocene phalanx bones

    Hello. I have found 3 phalanx bones. Iv found them in river where i have already found bones of mammals like rhino or mammoth, in middle Europe. Thank You for any help in identifying Found in Central Poland.
  15. Shellseeker

    Sm Medial Phalanx

    aa Could be small horse, camel, tapir, but not Equus which would be much larger. See Harry's picture in this thread. http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/76550-middle-phalanx-fossil-id/&page=2 or his Tapir bones in this one.. http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/79479-medial-phalanx/ Thanks for all responses.
  16. ajgus

    Hadrosaur Phalanx?

    I'm wondering what this is. My best (non-expert) guess is that it is a toe bone of some sort. It's about a couple inches (appx. 5cm) in length & equally wide. It resembles some smaller Hadrosaur phalanges I've come across, but that is just a guess. To the best of my knowledge, it hails from Hell Creek. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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