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  1. So had a couple VERY productive diving days towards the end of last month, and I’m finally getting around to posting. Went out with a couple of off-forum friends. So I’ll post the finds, and then a little story at the end with the best find. Starting off with teeth - Paramylodon harlani M2, dire wolf canine tip, beaver molar, 2 capybara molar chunks, a partial tapir tooth, 2 raccoon jaws, one with a tooth: Bison premolar, camelid premolar, tapir incisor, partial Dugong tooth, dolphin tooth, and a modern (ish) pig symphysis with an unerupted canine:
  2. So found a sloth tooth today - dunno which sloth though! Also found 2 toe bones that I’m quite sure are ALSO sloth and associated to the tooth too. @Harry Pristis @Shellseeker Sloth Tooth: Toe 1) Toe 2)
  3. Shellseeker

    Peace River February 19th

    Went out Monday, going back out tomorrow. My last find of the day was a bear premolar. I have posted a thread http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/130052-maybe-bear/&tab=comments#comment-1405238 But needed more time to sort, take photos, etc We had gone to a spot on the Peace River that we had hunted numerous times before, knew every curve and straightaway, where we found gravel and how deep.. Sometimes it pays to go home again. We had a hurricane that moved LOTS of sand and gravel , and some of that came from the banks, and rearranged it down the riverbe
  4. Amarykah


    This may be wishful thinking, but is this a chunk of sloth tooth? TIA!
  5. Shellseeker

    Capybara, maybe sloth

    Last August, I found a broken bone. The unbroken part reminded me of a Rhino astragalus. I posted a Fossil_ID thread but not much feedback, The following week I did some internet searching for fossil astragali... and found this one for sale by @PrehistoricFlorida. I thought that I found an ID match !!! This Capybara astragalus has many characteristics of Rhino , also Cutting to the chase, a member PMed me on some of my Capybara finds Friday and I started searching the internet . I found another fossil on @prehistoricflorida 's website.. This
  6. Shellseeker

    A day in the Sunshine

    Yesterday, I returned to a hunting location that I had not been in a couple years. It is difficult to get to... lack of paved road and miles of kayaking, I always have great anticipation, and I did find lots of fossils, lot of bones, some teeth, but curiously few that I did not recognize. Might be E. eomigrans based on other fauna found here... Found a number of Horse teeth, uppers and lowers, too large for tridactyl and then this slightly damaged one... I think it is N. eurystyle, but curious on what others think. Then a
  7. Hi all! I am relatively new to the forum as well as to collecting but I have put together a small collection of various specimens over the last year. This collection will keep growing and I will continue to post when I get new specimens. I have some more small specimens but for now I am only posting a selection of my collection. Enjoy! -Ben
  8. Shellseeker

    Some curious bones

    Out hunting Monday. 1st time in a while. Low expectations. This is a challenging location to reach. In the 1st sieve , found a connected turtle osteoderm. That was nice... A number of items that could be teeth, but too beat up to identify. Shark teeth were Bull, Dusky, Tiger This request is about these 3 fossils: 1) I know the tympanic bulla Identification because of a great previous posting by @Harry Pristis.which I saved to my local disk. The find is fragile ans thin... likely in development pre_birth. Just wanted to confirm the identification..
  9. fossilus

    Huge vertebra I found last week

    So last week in the heat of SE Texas I decided to go on a kayak trip (It was 102 F). I didn't find too much but did find this giant thoracic vertebra. It's about 25cm, 9.75 in to the top of the processes, 24 cm (9.25 in) wide across the processes. It looks different than most of my proboscidian vertebrae that I've found, it has a very round neural channel, like I've often seen in sloth thoracic vertebra. It's also stretched vertically. The front articular process extends farther out than what I see in my elephant vertebrae (could it be a xenarthra type process?). It
  10. Most of the fossil hunting in Jacksonville is limited to dredge spoil sites from the St. John’s River. The majority are off limits or severely overgrown by vegetation so when I saw bulldozers turning over one of my favorite sites along the river I knew it was only going to take a few showers to wash it down and the tropical rains from last week did the trick ! Made it out there 2 days in a row and was quickly reminded how good it can be here with my first find a beautiful great white tooth partially encased in matrix. You find alot of fossils here with matrix on them and found several sharks t
  11. West Virginia Turkey Hunter Discovers Giant Sloth Skull https://www.outdoorlife.com/hunting/hunter-finds-ground-sloth-skull/
  12. I am getting out to hunt about twice a week. I have interesting places to look. It turned out that @PODIGGER and I chose the same launch point, and returned at the exact same time. It was hectic stripping the kayaks , storing the gear for the drive home in time for dinner. We did have a few minutes to exchange pleasantries and discuss finds. Here are most of mine sorted for their photo. I am more interested in the fossils you don't recognize than those you do. This for example is a druzy cave inside a silicified banged up oyster. I had not se
  13. Mahnmut


    From the album: Skeleton models

    Thalassocnus, swimming sloth, Mio-Pliocene of Chile Model modified from the commercially bought Geoworld Megatherium

    © Jan Frost

  14. Shellseeker

    An Easter Fossil Hunt

    I usually do not hunt Sundays and never on a Sunday Holiday. However, I usually hunt with Steve and Dave on the Peace River, Dave was returning North soon, so Steve called last night and twisted my arm to go hunting today to a location where we had found lots of larger Tiger and Hemipristis shark teeth 3 or 4 years ago. You can never go home again, but sometimes lightening strikes. None of us found large Tigers and Hemis, The location had been heavily dug since we were there last. For 3 hours the three of us were finding only 6-7 small shark teeth per sieve, which is not particularly pro
  15. vietnamfossil

    Florida sloth tooth need help for ID

    Hi everyone! Recently I have purchased these tooth but they just write as sloth. The location is North Florida. Pleistocene period. I know there are some sloth species there so could you help me to get a science name for these tooth? Thanks guys!
  16. Shellseeker

    A fantastic Christmas present

    Sharing the joy. I went hunting with friends on the Peace River today. It has been a while since the last time and we decided to check out a location that had significant fossils 10 years ago and was remote. We were prospecting... stopping frequently to probe for rock, I had found a small calcaneum, a couple of tapir caps, and then we moved on to the site none of us had hunted in 10 years. In my 1st sieve, it is 79 mm long. Over the last 10 years I have found a lot of Sloth fossils, most commonly Megalonyx jeffersoni, Paramylodon harlani, and once Megalonyx lepto
  17. Joe_17

    Tooth I.D confirmation???

    I was sold this juvenile Megalonyx leptostomus Tooth. Just wanted to get a confirmation If that's what this is. Any help is much appreciated.
  18. I was out goofing around in the Texas Pleistocene recently and bumped into this Paramylodon claw. The tip was missing, but still a rare find. Rare enough to warrant an attempt at restoration, although I don't have much experience in creating faux bone.
  19. garyc

    Sloth tooth?

    Hello all! The Brazos has finally started coming down and I was able to get out for a short trip today. I think this is a sloth tooth, but I’m looking for confirmation from the experts. The picture of a paramylodon mandible I’m comparing to is from Kocsis’ Vertebrate Fossils: A Neophyte’s Guide. @Harry Pristis @fossilus @Lorne Ledger
  20. Joe_17

    Sloth vert I.D ?

    Just wondering what species of sloth this vert belongs to . Its from the peace river , Florida .
  21. I found this vertebra in Bartow county Florida along with some other mammal Pleistocene fossils. It was found in close proximity to some deer antler pieces and Mastodon incisor pieces. I found an almost identical vertebra online that said that it was a giant ground sloth vertebrae. The piece is heavily mineralized. Any opinions on this vertebra would be greatly appreciated. It has a diameter of 2 1/2 inches and a width of 1 1/2 inches.
  22. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had any of these fossils they’d trade? - Eremotherium, I’m mainly looking for partial teeth, but I’d be open to more complete ones also. - Megalonyx. I’m looking for colorful teeth from this species, larger teeth (2 1/2”+), or Caniniform. - Paramylodon. Would love some larger (2 1/2”+) and/or colorful teeth of this species. I would also be interested in claws or the rarer species of sloth (I.e; Glossotherium, Megatherium, etc.), but I don’t know I could give enough value to get one of those. It highly depends on what you’d w
  23. Shellseeker

    Blue Jefferson

    Just sharing the joy. My friend Steve found this Sloth Canine yesterday. Close to maximum size, bluish tint, beautiful. Enjoy. A photo from the internet with tooth in jaw.
  24. Mahnmut

    Paramylodon claw, which one?

    Hello dear forum members, Here I have a damaged sloth ungual supposedly from Paramylodon (see description in the last pic) Is it possible (for some of you) to determine which finger or toe it belonged to? That would be great. Thanks J
  25. jamhill

    A few things I’m not sure on

    All found on the beach in Jacksonville Beach FL like twenty years ago. Area known to produce Pleistocene mammals. 1. Thinking sloth phalanx. Note proximal epiphysis is missing/unfused. If it is sloth, does anyone known what kind? Is it medial? 2. Guess is bison first lower premolar 3. Equus sesamoids? Any help is appreciated.
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