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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. West Virginia Turkey Hunter Discovers Giant Sloth Skull https://www.outdoorlife.com/hunting/hunter-finds-ground-sloth-skull/
  4. 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
  5. Mahnmut


    From the album: Skeleton models

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

    © Jan Frost

  6. 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
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Joe_17

    Sloth vert I.D ?

    Just wondering what species of sloth this vert belongs to . Its from the peace river , Florida .
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. Joe_17

    Fossil I.D

    I recently came into possession of some fossil fragments of sloths and Mastodons found in Florida. But I'm having trouble figuring out what parts of the animals the fragments are from. I know the lower left is a Mastodon forvea capitus and the upper left is a sloth vertabrea i need to repair . What are the other two Sloth or Mastodon ? And if so what part of the body ?
  19. timhigg

    Florida Sloth Tooth maybe

    I think this might be a sloth tooth from what I've seen in some books. I'm assuming they are the same things, but am focusing on the larger of the two. They were found on the beach near Jensen Florida. Just over 1.5 inches high. Thanks for any help. Are they big enough for giant ground sloth if they are sloth?
  20. Is this a Megatherium claw ? Just want to be sure before I make a purchase. It claims to have been found im Florida.
  21. RescueMJ

    ID Florida Vertebrate Fossil

    Hello, East Venice, FL vertebrate mystery fossil. Unique indentation in V shape. Found in Pleistocene material. Cracked by tractor. Recent material identified in same location as: Sloth, Equus, Meg teeth. I realize it is not the best specimen but the V shape on one side is unique. Thanks in advance for your suggestions/identification. I didn't see an example in the gallery or textbook. Height is 5cm
  22. mcclarnonjeff0


    Sloth vertebra im pretty sure
  23. Kayak-IA

    Sloth Jaw?

    My wife found this jaw bone on a river sand bar in central Iowa last fall. I think it is a sloth jaw but not certain. The smallish size is what gives me a little bit of doubt. I have not found anything else other than a sloth that fits. Am I missing something? Thank you!
  24. fossilus

    Sloth Astragalus, Eremotherium?

    I, my son and grandson went canoeing yesterday on a river in SE Texas. My son spotted this from about 50 yards away on a gravel bar. I'm pretty sure it is Eremotherium but wanted confirmation as it would be a scarce find here. It weighs about 11 lbs and is about 8 1/2 inches wide maybe 9 inches tall. Any input? @garyc @ harry_pristis @ shellseeker @uncle siphuncle @PrehistoricFlorida
  25. Scylla

    Look Under The Footprints

    New radar method looks under"ghost" footprints to gain more behavioral information. https://phys.org/news/2019-11-ghost-footprints-pleistocene-era-revealed.html
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