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Dugong or Proboscidean tooth ?
Done Drillin posted a topic in Fossil IDLooking for some help to try and id this tooth I found along the St. Marys River in southern Georgia/ Northern Florida yesterday. My initial thought was a proboscidean milk tooth but after reviewing similar specimens from previous posts I believe it could just as well be dugongid@Harry Pristis and @Shellseeker have both posted excellent photos of both, but I just can’t seem to decide. Are there any distinguishing characteristics in the photos I posted that will allow one to say with some degree of certainty which one it is ? The tooth measures 25mm X 15mm. The low ridge shown in the first pict
Peace River Visit & Side Trip
PODIGGER posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsWas back out at the Peace River yesterday for only my third visit this season. Water levels and flow are reasonable at this point, although pulling up a shovel of matrix in the middle of the river still has quite a bit washed off. This time I was on the water by 7:30 am and headed up stream to a spot I have hunted often in past years. I was curious as to what changes the hurricane might have caused. I was pleasantly surprised! Last year water flow in this area was significantly restricted because of debris and it had turned into a stagnant pool. It was frustrating because in prior years I
garyc posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsI was able to go on a short hunt with my son and his girlfriend on the Brazos river Easter Sunday. The water had dropped a few inches and exposed a little bit more gravel that I had not been able to hunt yet. The first find of the day was a very nice sloth phalanx. On the way back I waited through the water and almost tripped over the second find. I thought it could’ve been a log. It was in about a foot of water and hard to see. The only part visible was the curve which made me think it could be a bone. I reached into the water and dug around the perimeter of the piece and was finally able to
Partial Gomphothere Molar?
Brandy Cole posted a topic in Fossil IDHad some productive hunting and found this in a gravel bar. I'm hoping I've found my first gomphothere or mastodon tooth! Or at least a part of one. I've looked at several threads about differentiating them, but I still had a hard time identifying this for certain. Am I headed in the right direction or could it be something else? It does look smaller than I would have expected. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Brandy Cole posted a topic in Fossil IDFound in South Texas. I still have a hard time distinguishing between more rounded proboscidean bones, even after looking at the University of Michigan's excellent mastodon examples. I think this one best resembles a patella, but I'm unsure
Stegodon molar - How much is missing?
Witchdagger posted a topic in General Fossil Discussioni want to have an idea of how much tooth is missing from this partial one and if it's a fairly standard size in terms of width. normally the ridges look closer together in other stegodon teeth i've seen. are there any visual ways of getting an idea of how old it is? (wasnt sure where to put this question, sorry)
Strange Grab Bag of Bones
Caallison posted a topic in Fossil IDSo over the past couple of posts, i have focused on the individual bones that I have found in the overburden dig site at my plant. One spot in particular has continuously been a gold mine, and have lovingly called my Proboscidean site, after the Proboscidean scapula fragments I first found there. Over the course of 14 months (4 to 6 hours per month) I have dug up more and more fragments of different bones that eventually piece together, but now i have started to find bones of other animals. With all this I have started to wonder if there is some bigger picture I am missing trying to ID each bo
Show us Your Epic Herbivore Teeth!
Huntonia posted a topic in Member CollectionsReading an ID topic today by none other than @Ruger9a I was realizing how little love the herbivore teeth get sometimes. Personally I love herbivore teeth, especially proboscideans (although I don't have many). So I thought I'd start a topic to show off your underappreciated plant eaters. Note: all herbivores are welcome, not just proboscideans, and not just mammals. Have fun with it!
What large bone does this belong to?
garyc posted a topic in Fossil IDI’m fairly certain this is a piece off a large bone from a mammoth or mastodon. Can anyone recognize what bone it’s from? Pelvis??
kinda big bone
garyc posted a topic in Fossil IDI almost tripped over this log today while out on the Brazos River. So my question is...Is there a way to differentiate mammoth femur from mastodon femur. I can post more pics after I clean it up a bit. Right now all I know is that it weighs 52lbs, 17 inches wide and 30 inches long. It was fun carrying up the bank and back to my car. And wondering if I would dive in after it if I swamped the kayak on the trip back.....
large mammal bone
garyc posted a topic in Fossil IDI found this several months ago on the Brazos River, Texas. The articulating surface measures about 7 x 8 inches. I'm thinking it's a chunk of proboscidean pelvis. I also considered scapula, but leaning toward pelvis. Also, any way to differentiate between mammoth and mastodon? Thanks!
End Of Year Peace River Trip
digit posted a topic in Fossil Hunting TripsMy wife and I managed to make one last trip to the Peace River on the last weekend of 2013 to see if the river had any belated Christmas presents for us. We worked a bit further upstream from where we normally hunt and were rewarded with some nice finds for our efforts. It was overcast and the temps were in the upper 70s so the conditions were perfect for two long days of shoveling and sifting. I've been in the river in March when the (air) temps barely broke 50 and standing in the water all day took perseverance (and a smidgen of insanity). I've also been hunting toward the end of the dry sea