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  1. Thought I would add a few pics of a nice ric I found Friday. From an eastern North Carolina quarry. Eocene Castle Hayne Formation, Spring Garden Member. Whether you call it Otodus or Carcharocles auriculatus, they are always a pleasure to find. 2.58 inches
  2. Dear TFF Members, I would like to ask, if anyone has some specimens of Chama calcarata (punctata) and Chama lamellosa he/ she could trade? Please PM me if you want to discuss such trade. Thanks.
  3. Eocene ? fish tooth

    Hi friends ,can you help me with this ,I went to Khrase city, Eocene area , to the east of Riyadh and found ++ tooth like fossils it was a surface find , it is 15 mm long ,10 mm high and 2 mm thick , the edge is sharp shiny . so what could it be ,
  4. I usually don’t post a single tooth, but the rarity and colors of this Palaeorhincodon tooth make it worthwhile to post. The tooth came from Eocene matrix from Virginia that I collected a few weeks ago from what I call a “funky” layer. This layer is very hard and contains lots of minerals. The minerals were probably introduced by groundwater seepage eons ago. Most teeth in this layer can have really funky enamel but a few have decent enamel and great colors like this tooth. I usually don’t take this layer because of the funky teeth but a little of it got mixed in with the good layer that I normally take. This tooth is blue, white and black with golden pyrite (fool’s gold) on the root. I believe the tooth is a Palaeorhincodon daouii. Pictures of a 53 million year old tooth (3.5 mm): For comparison below are pictures of an extant Rhincodon typus (Whale Shark) (4 mm) tooth: Although there are a number of differences in the features of the two teeth, the most obvious is the strong cusplets on the Palaeorhincodon. Marco Sr.
  5. Eocene ? tooth

    Hi friends ,can you help me with this ,I went to Khrase city, Eocene area , to the east of Riyadh and found ++ tooth like fossils it was a surface find , it is 21 mm long ,9mm high and 2 mm thick , the edge is sharp shiny and serrated . so what could it be ,
  6. Eocene time ??? fish jaw

    Hi friends ,can you help me with this ,I went to Khrase city, Eocene area , to the east of Riyadh and found a jaw like fossils it was a surface find , it is 13 mm long , 2 mm thick with 4 tooth like coming from one side , so what could it be , is it a fish jaw or other sp.
  7. Hello everyone, I have been getting very interested in collecting amber, mainly Baltic amber and am planning to expand the collection I already have, but I would like to know how I could protect/ preserve it as I feared that with time it will oxidize, craze or be damaged from other processes I may not know of. So does anyone know of what I could do to protect my amber? Any insight is appreciated, Thank you.
  8. Hi friends ,can you help me with this ,I went to Khrase city, Eocene area , to the east of Riyadh and found spine like fossils it was a surface find i thought it was sting ray barb but a friend told me it could be sea urchin spins?????? , so what it is
  9. A really busy week

    Last Friday , I drove to Tallahassee to participate in the Florida Paleontology Society Spring meeting. Some of my fossil hunting friends but NOT my wife, questioned my Sanity. But I thoroughly enjoyed hunting an Eocene quarry in South Georgia on Saturday. I even found a few shark teeth, hemipristis upper and lower, a colorful Mako and a Shrimp burrow, a Chesapecten, and a druzy oyster. It was a lot of fun but I definitely got my exercise. The shell stayed where it was attached to a 100 plus pound rock. Returned home on Sunday... The trip is about 7 hours for me. and then went to the Peace River Monday and Tuesday because my wife is traveling for the next week and I can not go hunting until she returns. But I did get a present yesterday!!!! This is my 4th complete mastodon tooth in 11 years.. A great feeling. It shows how rare finding one is, when compared to the intensive hunting that I do.. I always feel blessed, this time included. I research every key find: http://floridapaleosociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Fossil-Species-of-Florida-1-2002-Mammut-Americanum.pdf By size, this fossil tooth is a M1 molar, and an upper cheek tooth based on the axis alignment at right angles to the Lopfs. Like I said, it was a busy week.
  10. Spanish Fork Canyon

    Has anyone been to the Spanish Fork Canyon near mill creek for collecting Eocene shells recently. Is this area still accessible off skyline drive?
  11. I just sent the below Eocene lignitized seeds/nuts from Virginia to a paleo botanist at the Smithsonian Institution, who will use a new CT scanner that makes this material vastly more interpretable than before, to study them. Since these seeds/nuts are not mineralized like petrified wood they should have been stored in Glycerin with a bit of thymol, which is an anti fungal agent, rather than in gem jar cups. You can see the discoloration of some of the foam from deterioration of the seeds/nuts over the 15 to 20 years that most of them were stored. I hope that they are still useful. I wish I knew about the proper storage years ago. Some of the specimens show very little deterioration which makes me believe that they are modern contaminants. Marco Sr.
  12. Eocene Tooth?

    This was found in Washington State around the Seattle Area. This formation has been dated at 40 million years old and considered Near Shore sediments. I have found a fish tooth and a shark tooth in this same spot, however the tooth I found today seems to have traits of both. It also has more detail so I hope that could help in identification. The tooth is about half an inch long or 1.27 centimeters long. or 12 MM It takes on a blueish hue and has no serrations. I can upload more pictures but request if anyone wants to see another angle or different lighting.
  13. This is a some kind of tooth from the Eocene. I found it a few feet from this shark tooth I also found but couldn't figure what this is. I was imagining fish? Microscope images included and also showing it is transparent in the light where the tooth gets thinner. No serrations. People didn't like that I used American currency so here is Ancient Rome, , Canadian, Belgian and wheat cents for any time travelers or old timers. I lost my snarge ruler unfortunately.
  14. Vertebrate bones or lookalikes?

    I took the kids down to the beach at low tide today, and the strong winds earlier today at high tide had shifted the gravel beds pretty significantly, exposing a stretch of the Blakeley formation that's usually covered up. These immediately caught my eye as a possible vertebrate skeleton, but I don't really have any experience identifying fossil bones. I don't want to call this one in to the local paleontologist authorities unless that's what it is. I'll attach what I can here and a few more photos in thread.
  15. Whale Bone Trade

    I've been trying to put together a collection of state fossils. Two states claim Basilosaurus and Vermont claims Delphinapterus . I have Miocene whale bones from VA and MD - broken vertebrae, ribs, and skull fragments and a complete dolphin periodic I'm willing to part with. Still working on the more complete vert pictures, but PM me if you want to see them. Don't need anything in perfect condition, fragments are fine. Anyone have anything to spare?
  16. I bought this fish skull a while ago. It is Eocene aged, from the London clay of the Isle of Sheppey, UK. Although this is perhaps one of the rarest fossils in my collection, I don’t collect in the London clay often and I much more frequently collect in the Coal Measures. I have therefore decided to trade this skull for something from the Upper Carboniferous. As far as I can tell, this skull is from Rhinocephalus planiceps and everything looks 100% genuine. I bought it from a very well known fossil dealer, who I will provide the name of to whoever I trade it with. If you have anything to trade, please let me know. I am most interested in Arthropods and fish from the British Coal Measures and Mazon Creek fossils, but I would consider any fossils from the upper Carboniferous. Thanks, Daniel
  17. A new paper is available online: Lambert, Olivier; Bianucci, Giovanni; Salas-Gismondi, Rodolfo; Di Celma, Claudio; Steurbaut, Etienne; Urbina, Mario; de Muizon, Christian, 2019. An amphibious whale from the Middle Eocene of Peru reveals early South Pacific dispersal of quadrupedal cetaceans. Current Biology doi:10.1016/j.cub.2019.02.050. The discovery of Peregocetus in the Pisco Basin of Peru constitutes the first record of a quadrupedal cetacean from the eastern Pacific Ocean, showing that quadrupedal cetaceans inhabited part of the Pacific Ocean. Literally, the basilosaurid Supayacetus and the early mysticete Mystacodon have illuminated early cetacean evolution in the Pacific Ocean, and Peregocetus extends the range of non-pelagicete cetaceans to the eastern Pacific realm, showing that terrestrially suited quadrupedal cetaceans spread quickly throughout the New World during the Eocene.
  18. Serratolamna aschersoni (Stromer 1905)

    From the album Pisces

    Cusp 32m. Upper. From the phosphate plateau at Kouribga, Morocco Paleogene, Eocene
  19. Eocene seed pod?

    I recently found this on the foreshore of warden point, an Eocene, London clay deposit on the isle of sheppey, it has a woody internal structure that the pics don’t really show and it is kind of symmetrical, is it a seed pod, thanks
  20. Extinct cetacean papers

    Does anyone have copies of the following papers: Matthew L. Gibson, John Mnieckowski & Jonathan H. Geisler (2019) Tupelocetus palmeri, a new species of protocetid whale (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the middle Eocene of South Carolina, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2018.1555165 (describes Tupelocetus) Toshiyuki Kimura & Yoshikazu Hasegawa (2019) A new species of Kentriodon (Cetacea, Odontoceti, Kentriodontidae) from the Miocene of Japan, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2019.1566739 (describes Kentriodon nakajimai) If anyone has copies of these papers, I'd greatly appreciate it!
  21. Mystery Tree, Bark and Leaves!

    Hi, I found these in the Carbonado Formation Washington State. 42 - 47 million years ago. Eocene under a coal seam. I found this bark of some mysterious looking tree. Around the same rock were tons of leaves, all similar to one species (except one leaf which I will also include). I am hoping people can identify the family of tree for me. I also am posting some strange "cattail" / "horsetail" like stem / leaf because this could possibly be a branch from this tree. disclaimer: I am still trying to figure out my phone. The last photo is more clear, larger and detailed. The only difference was, I held my phone sideways. Maybe this is what I will do in the future. First I will post the bark
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