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  1. My second time out to the Peace River, what a glorious peace of land. The air temp was mid 80s, dew points in the low 60s and water temp was perfect. My wife of 37 years accompanied me this trip, and yep, she found a complete Meg. Not huge, but near perfect. and one photo of the gulf, where we spent 4 fabulous nights last week .
  2. Kiros

    Help me with this jaw

    Can anyone help me identifying this jaw, unfortunately the selle can't send me a photo of the chewing surface. I can't understand if it is a boar jaw or a tapir jaw. I'd like to hear your opinion
  3. This was an epic trip. We found at least seven extinct species, including dire wolf!! This was quite honestly my favorite trip ever. Mastodon, giant armadillo, alligator, and so much more. Hope y'all like it! If you liked it, feel free to like and subscribe Best, FL Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbXFFMJ3t2w
  4. An article that talks about fossil remains dated 47mya in the former coalfield of Geiseltal in Saxony-Anhalt about how ancient horses shrank and how ancient tapirs showed the opposite in that they got bigger. https://www.technologynetworks.com/tn/news/exceptional-fossils-give-window-into-mammalian-evolution-332518 Ring et al. (2020) Divergent mammalian body size in a stable Eocene greenhouse climate. Scientific Reports. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-60379-7 (the article is open access)
  5. I have a Vero Tapir foot bone fossil. The fossil is in very good shape with very few cracks, being not terribly old since Vero Tapir's went extinct some 11,000 years ago, (11,000 years seems pretty old to me though!) I am pretty new to fossil hunting, so I was curious whether or not it is necessary to put some kind of preserving agent on it? Are there any advantages or disadvantages either way? I appreciate any help!
  6. Friends of ours had their daughter come to visit for the holidays. She likes to rockhound and collect crystals and pan for gold back in the Seattle area where she lives and was eager to try the experience of fossil hunting in the Peace River. The weather (and river level) was looking good till a few days back when that huge mass of unstable air over the southeastern US unleashed torrents of rain. In fact, we were kidding Kelly that it was her presence here that brought the Seattle weather. She had a red-eye flight into Fort Lauderdale airport a few days back and on the morning of her arrival,
  7. Since the weather is (finally) behaving and the Peace River water level has now stabilized at a depth where South Florida fossil hunters can get in and get their hunt on, Tammy and I found a free day in our busy schedule and planned a day trip to Arcadia to try our luck on the Peace River again. If we do not drive over and spend the night in a local hotel, hunting on the Peace River involves an early morning wake-up call at the painfully early hour of 3:00 AM. We're all packed up and leaving the house at just around 4:00 AM with a long quiet drive through mostly empty highways--up the Florida
  8. austinswamp

    Incisor

    Hello, I found this tooth today in a creek here in Austin, TX. Thanks in advance
  9. austinswamp

    Rockshelter tooth

    Good afternoon, I found this tooth today digging in a rockshelter near lake Travis. The tooth was found amongst other deer and bison bones about a foot deep. I've read Texas rockshelters in this area house animal remains from roughly 25,000 years ago.
  10. Tapiromorph Fossil, Green River Shale, Wyoming http://www.wsgs.wyo.gov/wyoming-geology/tapiromorph-fossil Researcher Prepares Largest Fossilized Mammal Found In Green River Formation For Science By Cooper Mckim, Wyoming Public Media, May 2, 2018 http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/researcher-prepares-largest-fossilized-mammal-found-green-river-formation-science Tapir-ing expectations: Researchers study largest ever Green River mammal fossil. By Jeff Victor, May 2, 2018 https://www.laramieboomerang.com/news/local_news/tapir-ing-expectat
  11. addicted2fossils

    Florida Pleistocene Fossil Hunt!

    Hey everyone! My girlfriend Ashley and I got out to hunt some Pleistocene sites a couple days ago. There are also Eocene sharks teeth mixed in. The rivers are all pretty high, so we went to some bank hunting sites I have found over the years. They definitely did not disappoint! We found a Tapir jaw section, horse tooth, some pretty big alligator teeth, and a variety of other fossils!
  12. I've been wanting to get back to the Peace River since I first ventured out this fossil hunting season back in early February. Back then the water was over a foot higher and much colder--the air temps were in the mid-60s and the water was a chilly 62F. I decided this was a good day to test my new chest-high waders. I ventured into a spot I like to visit when I'm on this section of the Peace as it has some pretty coarse gravel. While it doesn't produce a lot of finds they tend to me more interesting. I waded out to the small patch of gravel at the leading edge of a sandbar but before I could re
  13. Hi! Its been awhile since I posted so I've accumulated several new specimens. They are all from a beach in the Savannah River. Many are broken... A - Giant Beaver Tusk B - Elephant Ivory piece (note the schreger pattern) (Is there a way to know the species?) C - Capybara D - ??? E - Canis ??? F - Tapir ??? G - ??? H - ??? I'll post more in a second part... Any comments are greatly appreciated!!!
  14. 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 June 14
  15. Hello gang! So we are being mildly inconvenienced at the moment while hurricane Irma comes/goes by so I'll try to post a few photos from my phone while we still have backup power and lights. Sorry for the lack of scale on some shots..editing capabilities are limited. First up..a worn Sarasota cnty Fl plio'pleistocene whale bulla that really has that human ear look to it that called me. Edit....guess I have got a file size limit prob so this may be embarassing...uggh
  16. Awolartist

    Possibly tapir tooth?

    We found this tooth diving off Venice - the captain thought it might be from a carnivore like a direwolf. I thought perhaps it is a tapir tooth - the top looks right but the root is throwing me off. Thoughts?
  17. Stan Simpson

    Possibly 2 partial Jawbones With Teeth

    I have 2 more finds that look similar to a partial jaw with teeth I found previously but both are larger pieces. These two look like tapir teeth of a previous piece and I would like to confirm they are from a tapir. They were found in the same area near Houston Texas. Thanks you all for your help.
  18. doushantuo

    Must've been something I ate

    Nice paleobiological study(Gray Fossil Site) mcconntaphogutgastrointesmammalGRAYtenness Abdominal Fauna Articulated Tapir .pdf
  19. A beautiful Friday on the Peace River yielded a baby mammoth tooth! The photo is the top chewing surface, still sandy from the river. I also found my best river meg to date, 2" on the diagonal, and 2 tapir caps which, as a newbie fossiler, exactly doubles my collection of tapir caps. Thanks to the guidance of Shellseeker and another esteemed fossil friend who granted guidance and access to a more remote location.
  20. PrehistoricFlorida

    Colorful Tapir Jaw

    Sometimes when a fossil is found one side is exposed while there is still more buried beneath the sand, gravel, or clay. This can create very contrasting colors like those seen on this tapir mandible. The left jaw was exposed to the dark tannic water, while the right jaw was still buried in the blue clay. This specimen was found in North Florida.
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