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  1. diginupbones

    Tiny jaw with teeth

    My best guess is rodent. Hoping one of the experts can narrow down a bit.North central Nebraska. Miocene Thanks
  2. vietnamfossil

    Rodent bone from Niah caves need ID

    These bone from ex-collection of Tom Harrison which excavated in Niah from the 50s - 60s. The location is Lobang Hangus which layer 30” dated to 12500BP. I know those bone could be from rodent but I don’t know if it is squirrel or rat or any rodent. Please help me to get it identify! Thank you
  3. SawTooth

    Summer travels

    I went on a fossil hunting trip a few weeks ago but have not had the time to post it until now. It was a very successful trip, I got my first complete tapir teeth some nice deer teeth,and a few other strange fossils. Any ID help is appreciated. sorry about the picture quality, my camera is not the best.1. bobcat, maybe raccoon tooth, it looks predatory, but it's pretty small.2. other strange tooth and fragment that appears to be from a similar animal.3. predator, maybe worn Coyote, not much of an enamel pattern. 4. Rodent, any chance of a specific species?5. Weird thing that appears to ha
  4. SawTooth

    bone and rodent jaw

    Hello, I am new to the Fossil Forum but have been looking for fossils for about a year. Yesterday we went Fossil hunting and found these two fossils (along with many other Miocene age fossils) one is some sort of bone, and the other a rodent jaw but I was wandering if anyone knew the specifics? The jaw is from a creek, and the bone is from a land site. They were found in the same city, and are from the Miocene.
  5. TyrannosaurusRex

    Rodent Tooth?

    Hey all! I’ve got a really strange piece I’d love to get identified. It’s owned by my school, and I’m trying to help identify things that don’t have ids so they can be cataloged. Any help is appreciated! It’s out of Kleburg county which has a lot of Pleistocene Beaumont formation. Mammals are pretty far out of what I know. I didn’t have much time to take these photos, and didn’t see a chewing surface. (Granted I only had a couple seconds to take a photo, I had to run to my next class) Thank you!
  6. PaleoNoel

    Pocket Gopher Femur, SD

    Hi everyone, I was just browsing @PrehistoricFlorida's website and my eye was caught by what was labelled as a pocket gopher femur (trust me there were many more impressive fossils that caught my eye as well). Reason being, I found a very similar bone on a hunt in South Dakota's Hell Creek formation back in 2019. I kept it, hoping in my heart of hearts that it was fossilized, but keeping my expectations low. The rusty staining on the bone made me think there was a chance it was just a beautifully preserved Cretaceous limb bone, but I knew it was most likely recent. It's about 2.5 cm long and .
  7. ParkerPaleo

    White River Prep - Rodent

    I've been in the lab this fall/winter but preparation has taken a back seat to the plastics/replicas operations. As things start to wind down with plastics around this time of year, I'm embarking on my next prep project. This specimen is from the same Wyoming locality as the Herpetotherium I posted about recently but was found many years ago(~15?). It appears to just be an upper skull of a small rodent but there is some hope for lowers. I pulled this piece out of its field packaging in April but just now starting preparation in earnest. So far, all I've done is rough prep around the bound
  8. Brandy Cole

    Rodent teeth in matrix?

    So I picked up a small piece in the sandy, South Texas Pleistocene gravel the other day because it looked like there might have been some tooth enamel, but it was so covered in a sandstone matrix that I wasn't sure what it might be. The sandstone wouldn't come off with water, but when I dipped it in vinegar last night, it started to melt away. I pulled it out quickly and rinsed it with water and realized it looks like a set of top and bottom front teeth. Maybe rat? My problem is this: the matrix is hiding a lot of detail here, and I'd ideally like to clean it off comp
  9. Rubykicks

    Rodent jaw

    I found this mandible (I think) near Bloomington, Indiana over the weekend and was wondering if anyone could give me an ID on it. I believe it's the mandible of a rodent, but that's about as far as I get. Seems to large for a mouse or rat, but maybe a muskrat, shrew (if those are bigger?), or squirrel? And I'm guessing it's more recent rather than fossil?
  10. Good morning! Found this little interesting tooth in my Post Oak Creek matrix. Did a bit of online research and have concluded (tentatively) that it is a vole molar, possibly Pleistocene? I don't think it's modern because of the coloration. I have seen that fossil rodent teeth have been found in POC matrix. What do y'all think? Size 4mm
  11. With my last project wrapping up, this small skull was sitting on my desk and needs to get done. Way too much of my collection is in a half done state. Eumys is a cricetid, which includes modern voles, hamsters, mice and rats. When identifying one, the primary character I use is the shape of M1 and the fact it has no premolars. It's the only White River rodent I'm aware of with 3 teeth in the maxilla, most have 4 or 5 (I am prepared to be contradicted ) . M1 is very distinctive in that it has 5 cones. My plan is to remove the matrix from the side of t
  12. PaleoNoel

    Peace River Incisor?

    Found this on my 2018 trip to Florida, I believe it is a rodent incisor and I would like to confirm that. And if it is, does anyone have any indication as to what variety it belongs to? It's about 2 cm long.
  13. Found these little fragments when looking around in Post Oak Creek near Sherman, Texas. To me they resemble rodent teeth, and I've certainly found non-fossilized ones out there, but these are definitely fossilized. Any idea what they could be? Largest fragment is 16mm long and 4mm wide. Close up shot is the wider end of the fragment, which shows a really cool cross section of the piece.
  14. austinswamp

    Metatarsal bone found in cave

    I found this in a large shelter outside of Austin, Texas. The cave was scattered with Flint and various animal bones.
  15. TXV24

    Rodent Cheek Tooth

    Cheek tooth from the theridomyid rodent Isoptychus sp. Collected through screen washing of matrix from the 'White Band' a shallow freshwater lacustrine horizon.
  16. I am interested in a specific ID of this piece of rodent mandible. When I found it I immediately assumed it was mouse but then I decided maybe it is a bit too big for a mouse so I started studying small rodent dentition charts and was amazed at all the variations in the molars. Another hour in the internet rabbit hole (no pun intended). 7/8" in length (22mm), found in Florida's Peace River in a mix of Miocene and Pleistocene material.
  17. Rowboater

    squirrel tooth

    Found this in a creek off the Rappahannock River mixed in with Found this in a creek off the Rappahannock River, Virginia mixed in with shark teeth. Curved (semi-circular), chisel on one end (two tone color), hollow on other end. No idea what the stuff stuck to it is.
  18. Micah

    Rodent lower jawbone ID

    I found this in a creek leading to Grove Lake in Antelope county NE (near Ashfall fossil beds) I've found a lot of bone fragments and teeth there before, but this find was particularly interesting. Anyone know what type of rodent it is from and if it is from the same time period as the many mammal fossils at ashfalls?
  19. garyc

    rodent jaw?

    Here's another jaw I found on the Brazos River. Hope someone can help me id it. The total piece is 4 inches long and the length of the longest tooth is 3/8inch across the top of the crown.
  20. Found this little mandible today. Galveston Bay dredge spoils late Pleistocene. Unfortunately no teeth but does this look like Leporidae? If so rabbit or hare? Darrow
  21. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since July 23
  22. PA Fossil Finder

    Vole Tooth #1, Pic B (Microtus sp.?)

    From the album: Pleistocene Microfossils from Merritt Island, Florida

    Another pic of the vole tooth.
  23. PA Fossil Finder

    Vole Tooth #1, Pic A (Microtus sp.?)

    From the album: Pleistocene Microfossils from Merritt Island, Florida

    One of the vole teeth I've found in this matrix, from the Melbourne Bone Bed (10,000 - 20,000 years old). Found in microfossil matrix gathered from a dredge spoil island near Merritt Island, Florida.
  24. PA Fossil Finder

    Rodent Incisor #3, Pic B

    From the album: Pleistocene Microfossils from Merritt Island, Florida

    Another pic of the third rodent incisor. This is from the Melbourne Bone Bed (10,000 - 20,000 years old). Found in microfossil matrix gathered from a dredge spoil island near Merritt Island, Florida.
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