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  1. Bradley Flynn

    Pliocene marines and a tooth.

    My family and I went away for the weekend to the coast. This specific coastal area is known for its pleistocene mammal fossils as well as msa artifacts and hominid fossils. The pictures below are of the beach scape, outcrops fossil roots and shells in situ. The other shell and sponge fossils where found in another location thats roughly 100m above sea level. The fossil tooth is from a cape porcupine.
  2. Shellseeker

    Molar cap

    It is hard finding days to hunt in South Florida. 95% of my locations are 3-4 feet over my head. It is only by marking and remembering low water locations that I get to continue in these heavy rain months. Even now the available locations are limited, and thus the finds can also be limited, but not today. This location is a Mio_Pliocene that can produce very rare items. My hunting buddy found the 1st. A badly worn (old individual) molar cap.. Usually the caps I find are unused, pristine, making them far easier to identify. The measurements around the edges are 17x 17x x 15.5. This is
  3. Found this in the Yorktown formation in Virginia. Not sure which bone this is from a Baleen Whale. Any ideas?
  4. Shellseeker

    Stingray Mouthplate

    Found today. Any fossil with multiple ray teeth is rare for me. I have previously found a complete mouthplate about the size of a quarter. Then, 3/4 of a much larger mouthplate and it was oval in shape. This one seems to be square or rectangular. Please identify the species and if possible, give me a photo of a single tooth. Thanks....
  5. AugieFL

    Leaf Fossils

    I purchased these 2 fossils a few years back at a show in California. I am trying to identify them......Thanks, Augie
  6. A new paper is available online: Bisconti M, Bosselaers MEJ. 2020. A new balaenopterid species from the Southern North Sea Basin informs about phylogeny and taxonomy of Burtinopsis and Protororqualus (Cetacea, Mysticeti, Balaenopteridae) PeerJ 8:e9570 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9570 The description of a new Protororqualus species from the Zanclean of the southern North Sea basin as well as North Carolina comes months after the publication of the PeerJ paper describing a new Archaebalaenoptera species from the southern North Sea, furthering making clear that the geogr
  7. Shellseeker

    Large Vert

    At first I thought dugong, but now I am unsure. I am still thinking marine mammal. @Boesse That would also make sense from where it was found. Un_fused epiphysis means juvenile.
  8. Shaneyadav

    Fossil identification

    I found this fossil in Santa Cruz and don’t know what part of whale this is. Thank you all so much. The photos are the one I’m not so sure about.
  9. Dereynes

    Iowa River find vertebra

    Anyone? I’ve never seen one like this before?... 5.5”-6” long 2.25 high, obviously broken.
  10. There are blocks of marl in the river and you have to go up and break them to find the fossils There are a lot of shells
  11. Wayt Gibbs

    19cm long tooth?

    I inherited my grandfather's modest fossil collection, and in it was this 8 cm wide by 19cm long fossil that I need help identifying. It is pointed at one end, has external ridges and an internal hollow at the other--features that look tooth-like to me, but I'm a newbie at this. Unfortunately I have no information on location of discovery or likely age. My hope is that fossils like this are common enough that one of the more educated and experienced here will recognize it right away. I'd be grateful even for best guesses that help me direct further research.
  12. hemipristis

    Seal or Walrus?

    hello all, it's been a while since I've been on. I hope you are all doing well in these trying times. I recently purchased a series of large mammal phalanges from Lee Creek. They're clearly Yorktown (Pliocene). While they seem to resemble seal phalanges, they're awfully large (14-15 cm). I'm wondering if they are walrus instead? Does anyone know if the last Smithsonian Lee Creek volume (Vol 4) is available online as a pdf? Alternately, are there easy "tolls" that I can use to distinguish, or does anyone feel comfortable making a distinction? Thanks!
  13. Madman

    Old bison bones

    Found these bones about 8 foot down in a cut bank along a river. Suspect bison.. any help appreciated. Have more pics if needed. I included the cut bank. Believe whole skeleton to be there, did not find head yet. Thanks
  14. Dereynes

    Iowa River Fossil finds

    Found this today, not quite sure of the animal this toe bone belonged to?... As big as my fist. Help I’d’ if would be greatly appreciated...
  15. Dereynes

    Iowa River Fossil Finds

    Some of my collection...
  16. Dereynes

    Stag moose drawing

    A quick sketch I did.
  17. Dereynes

    Iowa River find 2 unsure

    This is one I’m not really sure about this vertebra, or this leg bone?... both are very heavy for their size!
  18. Dereynes

    Bison

    I know what this is, but wanted to share. Really obvious tool marks!
  19. Dereynes

    Iowa river finds

    To me this skull looks canine, but not quite sure. Please have a look and let me know what you think?
  20. Hey everyone! I've been offline for a very long time (too long ), but I'm finally back in the fossil game! I celebrated the start of the summer vacation the right way with quite a few hunts in Antwerp, and those hunts didn't disappoint When in Antwerp I especially look for shark teeth, but we find other stuff as well (bones and teeth of mammals), which I might make another post about We've also been on a mini vacation to the Belgian Ardennes so stay tuned for more photo spam One of the first finds was this beautiful C. hastalis (bonus points if you spot the
  21. I found this Hemipristis serra tooth a couple of years back. Looking at the left photo, I noted the bite marks, and the fact that the distance between each bite mark was approximately the same as the distance between this tooth's serrations!! So I make up a possible story. This shark was in a feeding frenzy, and under the feeding pressure, this tooth (like other shark teeth) fell out, but before it could clear the mouth area, the shark bit down again, leaving these telltale marks. There are likely other "possibles", but I prefer this one. Now more recently, I have another
  22. Only example of this king Penguin Skull from this location. Thought to be Pliocene period with everything else we are finding here. Progress is coming along nicely even with a bad break through the top of the cranium. More progress to follow and will have an international scale by next time (small town problems) any my more information on this or similar species would be much appreciated as I have limited knowledge on this particular Penguin. thanks community!
  23. Good evening everyone, I recently did some fossil hunting in the Green Mill Run river in Greenville, NC. The water was pretty low - ankle/shin deep most of the time. I'm pretty new to fossil identification so figured you guys could help me out. Location: Green Mill Run, NC Date: July 2020 Excavation process: Shovel to river bed The first looks like a jaw with teeth indentations. It's about 1.9" (50mm) with brownish coloration. Additional photos below.
  24. Heres a fun thread for those to show off their widest and fattest looking megalodon teeth fossils in thier collections. I'll set the tone with the widest fat boy in my collection, I don't have digital calipers but it measure roughly 5.4 inches wide by 6.1 inches long. When I close my hand together it looks even more monstrous. Share yours and join the wide boyclub Got the idea while thinking about what the widest megalodon tooth ever found measures, if anyone does know do share in this thread!
  25. Shellseeker

    A 2nd look

    Fossils with questions are tossed in a special bucket for thinking about when hunting opportunities start drying up. That time has come. Here a couple: The question: Mastodon or Gomph; I have found Gomph fragments in this location. Another 2 inch fossil, that I almost threw away!! Laying in the sieve, I thought it was unidentifiable bone, but then noted the odd ends. So Bone or Tooth .... If you decided tooth for this 2nd one, you might check out the fossils in this old thread!!! Thanks for all responses.
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