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  1. gigantoraptor

    Togocetus whale teeth?

    Hello all I got these whale teeth from the phosphate mines of Kpogamé-Hahotoé in Togo. The only whale genus that seems to be described there is Togocetus, but I heard someone say Pappocetus is also known from there, but I'm not sure that's true. These fossils don't really fit in my collection, but they are still really interesting so I would like to know what they are. Thanks in advance
  2. Greetings, In Manatee County, Florida I recently found this very large piece of whale skull with the ear bone STILL ATTACHED!! The entire piece is about 1 foot long and 1 foot wide (30.48 cm) and the ear is 3” long or 7.62 cm. I did not know that was what it was when I brought it home as it was completely packed with material. (I just knew it was a very large and very heavy bone). I found out it was actually an amazing discovery about 20 minutes into cleaning it when the perfectly preserved ear bone started showing through the material. I have found countless whale bulla fossils but i
  3. r00t2400

    Cervical vertebra cookie?

    Found this in a creek in South Carolina. Looks to be part of a vertebra right?
  4. Tigereagle12345

    Trip to Westmoreland State Park, VA

    Last weekend I went on a camping trip to Westmoreland State Park in Virginia, somewhere I had fossil hunted previously and found some cool bones like a dolphin vert. This time, I found several bones that I believe might be able to be identified. If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated. Thanks! All of the finds: A piece of whale bone, id'd through size: Rey Teeth: Continued in the next post due to upload issues
  5. bosshog

    Whale vertebrae?

    Found in the Yorktown foundation area of Virginia . My best guess is some sort of vertebrae from a whale but I’m a newbie so fire away! A couple of the pics are the same specimen just from a different angle. The last pic is fossilized just not sure if it’s related to all the rest. Thanks
  6. val horn

    tympanic bulla?

    I was collecting at greenmill run in NC and found bits of bone, and teeth. Found this piece and can not decide if it is a large fragment of a bulla, or just a random broken rock. the bulla I have found have been hollow and this has sediment in it which might be removable but wanted others peoples opinion before I spent the time required to try to clean it,
  7. Ben Daniels

    Large Whale Jawbone

    Hi All, I've received this piece of baleen whale jawbone (measuring 57cm/22.4 inches) however upon purchase there wasn't information available on possible species or even the formation it was found. The only information provided was that this was a partial whale jaw from the Pliocene from Florida. when contacting the seller I've found that the individual who collected this specimen was out megalodon tooth hunting in a river system on the east side of Florida. I hope that is enough information to give a rough idea which formation this fossils is from as I know the megalodon tooth hunting c
  8. Skull-yRose

    Found Skull encased in rock!

    I' m a local photographer in Flagler Beach, FL. I frequent a local beach almost daily. I have come across quite an interesting find. Currently due to stormy weather causing rough waves and some higher than normal tides the rocks have been sliding down into the ocean and breaking apart. Well a wonderful treasure was exposed in one of the rocks. A skull. There is also a tooth and what looks to be bone vertebrate. I am in the process of excavating currently but would love to know who this skull belongs to. Any help is appreciated!!
  9. J.D.

    Skull piece?

    Any ideas what type of bone piece this is? I am inclined to say it is a skull piece from a whale. It is heavy - seems too heavy to be a vert fragment. Found it in the Potomac near Stratford Hall and the Horsehead Cliffs. (VA/MD)
  10. r00t2400

    Small odontocete tooth

    I found this tiny tooth in a creek in Summerville South Carolina. Help with an id would be greatly appreciated. I’ve seen a couple other posts with a similar tooth where the consensus was undetermined species. Is this the case with this tooth as well? Thanks in advance!
  11. SawTooth

    Dredge IDs

    Today we took a trip down to a dredge and had probably our second best trip, we came out with quite a few fossils that we could not identify, I was wondering if anyone could help? Ones a vert from a large fish, probably a drum, but I was wondering if someone could clarify that. Another is a bone that looks nearly complete, probably from a whale, but I am not certain and it looks distinct, and I was hoping someone would know the specifics. Also we got a price of what I am pretty sure is turtle plastron and a gator vert. And the best find was some sort of canine. I'm not sure what it is, I do no
  12. Hey All! Found in GMR, NC yesterday during a 1 hour quick dip in the mucky water... (cold).... I've found lot's of whale bones here before but this looks different from anything I have found before... almost looks like a patella bone. I'll take whatever thoughts anyone has! Thanks!!!
  13. lesofprimus

    Sperm Whale Tooth, help with Species?

    Just received this Sperm Whale tooth, which came from river diving in Georgia... no other information was provided to me. 8ve done my due diligence and have figured out what it isn't, but am no closer to what it actually is... I'm unsure how to label it. Approximately 4 9/16” long. Uncleaned as found.
  14. JorisVV

    Whale tooth from Chile

    Just got this 10,5 centimeter whale tooth (with Matrix) from Chile. What could the specimen ID be?
  15. outdoorsman555

    Whale vertebra - how to...

    A friend took me out to a spot on a creek he owns where you can find Miocene-era fossils. Found several whale bones, all black in color, except this large vertebra which is all white. My friend said I needed to stabilize the white ones, as they would crumble over time otherwise. Looking through the various posts on here I bought some butvar, but found a couple methods that people talked about for use. Completely submerge the fossil, paint brush on the solution, or use a turkey baster to squirt it on? Not sure how to proceed. After dissolving the butvar into acetone, w
  16. Just acquired this whale tooth, listed as an Odontocete from the Yorktown formation in Aurora North Carolina... trying to possibly narrow down the species, so I'm hoping there's someone who has some indepth experience with this formation and type of tooth...
  17. hemipristis

    Basilosaurus or Pakicetus?

    Greetings! I spotted this pair of Moroccan cetacean teeth for sale online. They are both labelled as being "Basilosaurus", which is likely the case for the thinner incisor , but I'm not so sure about the other, darker tooth. I'm thinking possibly Pakicetus due to the shape of the crown and the dual root. Probably a "cheek tooth" Thoughts? As for quality, the incisor looks probably frankensteined, Thoughts? Thanks for any assistance!
  18. John1234567

    Marine Bone

    Found on beach in outer banks. 10 inches by 12 inches Any help with id would be appreciated
  19. Shellseeker

    Very odd whale tooth

    We have company coming and I am forced !!!! to clean up a room full of bags full of fossils. The reckoning has arrived. It is slow because I slow down for interesting fossils. Over the summer, I obtained about 10 badly beaten whale teeth from the phosphate mines in Bone Valley. I did not think they would be worth the $25 I paid but the selleris a friend. In checking out that bag , I discovered a very odd tooth. I had another whale tooth about the same length (57 mm): Has anyone seen this type of whale tooth variation? Is it pathological? Thanks for
  20. Fossil whale rostrum in large concretion at oregon coast. Mid miocene in age.
  21. Hi all, I found this piece of bone in the Oligocene Chandler Bridge formation in an area just outside the town of Summerville South Carolina. Is this potentially one of the halves of a whale or large dolphin atlas vertebra?
  22. RescueMJ

    Whale or Mammal Tooth ID

    Fossil recovered inland Venice, FL. Located in Pleistocene material while digging pond. Equus, Camel, Tortoise, Alligator, and Whale teeth have been found in this material. This is the first time I have recovered this type of tooth. Other whale teeth I found nearby are 2x as long and 5x wider. Looking for some help with this ID. Thank you in advance. -Michael
  23. Hi! I found this bone on a remote, virgin beach in northern Iceland just the other day. I’m completely green when it gets to those topics and have thus no idea what it can have come from. Possibly a piece of a large fish or seal vertebra? Any ideas? Can anybody help me identify the bone?
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