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  1. I took a trip yesterday (Easter Sunday) morning to a few river sites in a neighboring county. The first spot I went to is a Pliocene exposure of zone 2 Yorktown Formation. While I found the normal culprits of teeth, mako's, hemi's and a small meg; it was the unexpected find that made this trip. While I have found fragments, I have not found anywhere near a complete echinoid there. Well Easter changed that, the Echinoid Bunny left me a good egg. I found a gorgeous complete Arbacia improcera. A rare Pliocene echinoid, my first. As found: after the first cle
  2. The Dude

    Mastodon or Mammoth toe bone?

    Hi again , I found this in the peace river in Nocatee , FL Looks like I found leg bone to something , It's approximately 8" (200mm) one end is 5" (127mm) wide and the other is 4" (100mm) wide in the middle it's diameter is the size of a large male wrist . Weighs 1050 grams . What you think ?
  3. Fossil plants provide clues to changing environments in Tennessee’s past. The Erwin record, April 11, 2020 https://www.erwinrecord.net/community-news/fossil-plants-provide-clues-to-changing-environments-in-tennessees-past/ Some random papers. Gong, F., Karsai, I. and Liu, Y.S.C., 2010. Vitis seeds (Vitaceae) from the late Neogene Gray fossil site, northeastern Tennessee, USA. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 162(1), pp.71-83. https://dc.etsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C19
  4. MikeR

    Vokesinotus lamellosus

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Vokesinotus lamellosus (Emmons, 1858) Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: SMR Phase 10 Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: Emmons (1958) first described Fusus lamellosus from the Miocene (now Pliocene) of North Carolina and Dall (1890) described Coralliophaga lepidotus from the Pliocene (now Lower Pleistocene) of Florida. Olsson & Harbinson (1953) figured Trophon lepidotus from the Caloosahatchee Formation, however Campbell (1993) listed Urosalpinx
  5. MikeR

    Vokesinotus lepidotus

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Vokesinotus lepidotus (Dall, 1890) Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: SMR Phase 10 Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: Similar to V. perrugata except ribs flare out forming winged varices.
  6. MikeR

    Vokesinotus perrugatus

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Vokesinotus perrugatus (Conrad, 1837) Statigraphy: Golden Gate Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: Spoil, Collier County, Florida USA. Status: Extant Notes: No varices but ribs with delicate scale structure on spirals and interspaces.
  7. MikeR

    Trossulasalpinx  hertwecki

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Trossulasalpinx hertwecki (Petuch, 1991) Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: Quality Aggregates Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: T. hertwecki is common in the Pinecrest. It has a similar texture to T. subsidus, but with sharp angular ribs.
  8. MikeR

    Trossulasalpinx subsidus

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Trossulasalpinx subsidus (Dall, 1890) Statigraphy: Golden Gate Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: Bonita Grande Pit, Lee County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: T. subsidus is rare in the Tamiami. Well preserved specimens have spirals with a granular texture.
  9. MikeR

    Trossulasalpinx curtus

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Trossulasalpinx curtus (Dall, 1890) Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: APAC Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: T. curtus is not noted in many museum databases. This shell fits most closely to Dall's original description.
  10. MikeR

    Eupleura brevispira

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Eupleura brevispira Mansfield, 1930 Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: APAC Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: The most distinguishing characteristic is the upwards pointing varicies.
  11. MikeR

    Eupleura metae

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Eupleura metae Petuch, 1994 Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: Quality Aggregates Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: Taller in profile than some of the other Pliocene Eupleura species. A flaring varix surrounds the aperture rim.
  12. MikeR

    Eupleura calusa

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Eupleura calusa Petuch, 1994 Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: Quality Aggregates Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: Similar profile to E. intermedia, however with two flaring varicies and a recurved siphonal canal.
  13. MikeR

    Eupleura intermedia

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Eupleura intermedia Dall, 1890 Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: SMR Phase 10 Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: Low varicies, short profile and straight siphonal canal.
  14. MikeR

    Eupleura sulcidentata

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Eupleura sulcidentata Dall, 1890 Statigraphy: Golden Gate Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: Spoil, Collier County, Florida USA. Status: Extant Notes: Long recurved siphonal canal. Two strong varices opposite of each other gives this shell a flattened profile.
  15. MikeR

    Eupelura tampaensis

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Eupleura tampaensis (Conrad, 1846) Statigraphy: Golden Gate Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: Bonita Grande Pit, Lee County, Florida USA. Status: Extant Notes: Strong spiral cords give this shell a reticulated appearance.
  16. MikeR

    Pterorytis roxanae

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Pterorytis roxanae Petuch, 1994 Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: SMR Phase 10 Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: High shoulder triangular in shape. P. roxanae lacks the labrial tooth that is found in the other two species within this genus.
  17. MikeR

    Pterorytis fluviana

    From the album: Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Muricidae Pterorytis fluviana (Dall, 1903) Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: SMR Phase 10 Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: Geographically widespread species in the Upper Pliocene and Lower Pleistocene of the Southeastern US, ranging from Virginia to Florida. Pterorytis conradi from the Lee Creek Mine, Aurora, North Carolina is a junior synonym of this species.
  18. Hi all, I had a fairly productive first outing to Westmoreland State Park but I have no idea what any of the fossils I found are. I am happy to provide close-ups of any of the individual fossils, and in addition to the photos here, I posted some to imgur to get around the size restriction here. https://imgur.com/gallery/2uIedQS Thanks for your help!
  19. Simple livin CA

    Pliocene Gastropod fossils

    Found these in a large deposit near road cutaway.
  20. Hello all, I recently returned from Peace River with a few finds, including this 15 mm fossil. I believe it's a small herbivore tooth, but I'm new here so would greatly appreciate help on the ID. Thanks!
  21. dbrake40

    More Horse of Course?

    Found by my buddy on a river gravel bar/bank in southern Minnesota. As I've stated in some previous posts the geology in our area is upper Cretaceous. However, the river where this specimen was found pulse floods and is like a giant gravel mixer. In the past and more recently Pleistocene fossils have been found in the river gravel deposits in my area (mammoth, bison, etc). It general it is very difficult to age by geology/context. I'm hoping ancient horse but more sets of eyes on it are better. What do you think and thanks!? Any thoughts on age? Ancient horse or not?
  22. Hey everyone! This will be my first attempt at a trade in the TFF. Im offering a variety of fossils from the Price Creek Formation of Humboldt County, Northern California. This formation has been dated to late Miocene early Pliocene. As far as to what I’m looking for in this trade, I love all things Mollusca! Gastropods, Bivalves, Ammonites, Belemnites or Brachiopods, I’ll take them all. Invertebrates of any kind will strike my fancy though. The weirder the better. I’ve seen some Ram’s Horn Oysters that are awesome! I have no qualms about trading for
  23. Hello all Up for trade is this Chilean Carcharodon carcharias. It was found in the Huarra formation, near Antofagasta. The tooth is just over 2 inch measured on the longest side. I want to trade this for trilobites, dinosaur, Crocodile or other reptile stuff, Kem Kem material, insects, fossil fish or something surprising. Unfortunately, I will not be able to send this piece untill the quarantine in my country is lifted.
  24. Last one from the Peace River! There’s three ridges where my finger is pointing.
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