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  1. A fossil in my fossil?

    Hello, I recently found these two alligator scutes in Manatee County, FL. Upon close inspection they both seem to have a piece of something dark lodged in them. It appears almost in the same place on both scutes. One of the dark spots has a very interesting shape to it, like it could be a fossil or mineral. The scutes were discovered less than an inch apart at a land site. What are the dark spots on these scutes? Thank you for looking. Marie
  2. Greetings, I found this tooth last week at a land site in Manatee County, Florida. It measures 1/4” (6.35 mm) wide on the chewing surface and 1/2” (12.7 mm) tall. Many thanks
  3. Small Miocene Horse

    It has been a little while since I shared a pretty little horse tooth with the forum and this one qualifies. I would have put it on Fossil ID, but I know what it is... So, found in Bone Valley , Florida with great Black and Tan colors, an upper molar from a Miocene Horse. No isolated protocone to give those who love these teeth like I do, some difficulty in identifying. I'll be moving this one into my gallery of similar sized teeth after a couple of days. God, I the hobby that gives me the opportunity to find treasures like these... Jack
  4. These two teeth look similar to me, and I think are probably from the same type of animal, but I'm not sure. They were found close together on a central east coast Florida beach. Each is just over a quarter inch wide. The rule marks on the one picture are 1/8 inch. Thanks for all your help.
  5. River worn or digested?

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could help me with this tooth... first, I was wondering if anyone could I.D it, it appears to have a cusp, so I’d say no to megalodon, so I’d guess either an Angustidens or Auriculatus... second, I was wondering if you guys think this is just a worn tooth that was in the river for a while, or if it was digested, I saw one for sale that looked similar and said it was digested, so it got me wondering, and I figured it was worth it to at least check on the forum. TIA!
  6. Mastodon Tooth (Partials)?

    I have here 5 tooth partials on offer. They're up for sale and the provenance is Florida. Is there enough here to say that they're really Mastodon? These are 2-2.5".
  7. This was found on a Florida beach after a storm near Sebastian Florida. Pretty large bone in my estimation, but you can see the dimensions in the photos. About four inches long. I think it might be an astragalus, but I haven't able to match it with a particular animal. The grooves on the inside of the two lobes seem to be deep. (Just below inch three and four on each side of the center channel.) I didn't see anything like that on the various photos for the animals I found. Must be fairly large though. What do you think? Thanks much!
  8. Identifying fossil found in Florida

    Hello, I recently found a rock bearing what seems to be a fossil, but i am unable to identify it or the age. I would greatly appreciate anyones time that could help me to unravel this puzzle. I've included pictures of both sides of the rock. Iam not sure of all the black lines and dots on the other side of the rock as well. Thank you very much for your help in advance.
  9. Fossil found Ponte Vedra Beach

    Found this fossil on Ponte Vedra Beach. Looks like some sort of mammal tooth maybe but I’m really not sure. About 1 inch wide and tall and .5 inches width.
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  11. Claw, fish bone?

    Picked this up in Venice Florida. I thought it was a barracuda tooth when I grabbed it, but after cleaning it I feel it's something different. Any thoughts? Thank you
  12. Here is a tiny jaw with three teeth. It is small. The three teeth together measure about 5/8 inches wide. The marks on the rule are .25 inches. Thanks for your help. The item is from a beach near Jensen Florida.
  13. Stumped on Amelia Island, FL

    Longtime lurker, first time poster seeking ID assistance. I've collected for years and have hundreds of pieces from the Atlantic Ocean beaches of Northeastern Florida. I'll post a vertebra shortly that I'd love some help ID'ing, but I've never seen anything like the two pieces below that washed ashore post Hurricane this summer. If someone tells me they are geologic and not fossil, I wouldn't be shocked but they are stone, not shell, and have the same color and density as the other fossil bone shards I find on Cumberland Island in Georgia, Amelia Island in Florida and nearby. The larger piece is about 1.5 inches long, and the smaller is half that size.
  14. A broken Miocene Tooth2

    Not a lot of information here. The area we are hunting generally has small shark teeth, Megalodons, a very few Great Whites, plus marine mammal teeth, verts, etc. There is an occasional land mammal identification, such as Gomphothere. I generally think middle to late Miocene. This is not my find. I am trying to Identify for a friend. My immediate reaction was not whale because I can not detect any horizontal banding and I should see it... Also I have not seen enamel caps on whale like this. I thought Dolphin, but even now, I do not find that convincing. All comments appreciated.
  15. I dont know what this is. A shiny phosphate pebble or a piece of a fairly large size tooth Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated. As stated in the tags, found in the Peace River, Florida.
  16. Here is an odd shaped bone that I think could possibly be an inner ear bone. It is nearly .5 inches long and .25 inches wide. What do you think it is? Any guess on what size/type of animal? It was found on a beach near Jensen, Florida. Thanks much for all your help.
  17. Just found this very small, what looks to me like a dermal plate or scute. It is about 5/8 inches long and 3/8 inches wide. Width could have been reduced by chipping. It came from a Florida beach near Jensen Florida. Looks to me something like a gator scute, but not exactly. If gator, it must have been a baby, but I'm thinking maybe something else. Thanks much.
  18. Tthis item was found on a South Hutchinson Island beach. I named it Dumbo. I think you'll see why. From ear tip to ear tip, it measure about 1.7 cm. From the bottom to top of the head it also measure about 1.7 cm. The trunk is broken, but from tip of the current trunk to the back of the head is about 1 cm. Here are the photos. Thanks for all the help.
  19. A broken Miocene Tooth

    I was hunting in an area that might produce Miocene whale fossils and a little less likely Megalodons. I did find a dolphin or whale Vertebra. This type is very thin. and also a small Meg. So the location lived up to its reputation. But, I did not expect to find this broken mammal tooth: I almost tossed it, but got a glimpse of the inside enamel. Love that blue... Remember... Miocene... All suggestions and comments appreciated !!
  20. I picked up a nice chunk of conglomerate that had an obvious fossil tooth embedded in it, but became interested in what small micro fossils might be in it. I experimented with a small piece of fossil bearing rock and found that the acid destroyed the fossils amost as much as the rock, so as a result I turned to just doing surface scans. I eventually decided to remove one surface micro fossil that seemed to be pretty much on the surface of the conglomerate. The results were satsifactory, but I don't know what the micro fossil is. It is roughly one mm in diameter and maybe half a mm thick. It is small enough that it stretched my limits and the limits of my imaging system. I think it could be a fish tooth or scale, but have no idea. It definitely has some form and detail to it. I don't think it is just a broken piece. The first two photos show the item still attached to the conglomerate. One photo shows a bit of conglomerate still attached to one side. For size, the one line you see is .5 mm in thickness. I consider it a success simply because I was able to extricate one small fossil from conglomerate and get some photos. If it is actually something identifiable, I'd be doubly happy. Thanks to all.
  21. Here is a small tooth found on a beach near Jensen Florida. The crown length is about 7/16 inch or 1.2 cm. It is an isolated beach find. Thanks for your help.
  22. A Whale with no name

    My hunting days, during South Florida's rainy season are few and far between. I wait for and really appreciate the opportunities that come my way. I was out with a friend in the sunshine today. We were finding lots of small teeth, plus sand tigers, upper/lower hemis, a few small Makos, and I even picked up a Meg. There also were a number of sting ray teeth, denticles and broken spines. Then , in the 2nd last sieve of the day, I found one of my favorites -- a whale tooth, but not just any whale. I have found a number of Kogiopsis .sp teeth and somewhat fewer Scaldicetus teeth, both of which are know to exist in Florida. This one is neither Kogiopsis or Scaldicetus... Very odd. Is that enamel on the outside with flaking horizontal bands tradition or cementum? A little bit of a "bulb" at the root end, and one of the oddest root terminations I have ever seen on something I think to be whale. Last year I was fortunate to be "gifted" a number of Aulophyseter morrice teeth from a friend who hunts Shark Tooth Hill. I added a photo of this newly found tooth, just to indicate that there are other whales with teeth this size, even though they do not match other characteristics. I had a fantastic day. I found a high quality whale tooth that very likely can not be identified. and finding one gives me hope that I will find more like it.I decided to publish photos just in case others have found similar teeth... Jack
  23. Molar cap

    It is hard finding days to hunt in South Florida. 95% of my locations are 3-4 feet over my head. It is only by marking and remembering low water locations that I get to continue in these heavy rain months. Even now the available locations are limited, and thus the finds can also be limited, but not today. This location is a Mio_Pliocene that can produce very rare items. My hunting buddy found the 1st. A badly worn (old individual) molar cap.. Usually the caps I find are unused, pristine, making them far easier to identify. The measurements around the edges are 17x 17x x 15.5. This is very small for the mammals that traditionally have caps in my hunting areas (Mastodon, peccary, tapir, dugong, manatee, please add others you can think of in Florida). All comments and suggestions appreciated.
  24. Ice Age Animal Tooth?

    Found this in my back yard (Northwest Florida) last week but am stuck on what type animal tooth this could be. Would definitely appreciate any help on identification.
  25. Pictures appear in a reply below. --- This tooth was found on a beach near Jensen Florida. It is a little over .75 inches wide. You can see dimensions in the photos. Thanks for any help.