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  1. Help me identify these teeth

    We just got back from Florida and found a TON on teeth on Manasota Key beach. These are some of the interesting teeth we found that I can grab quickly. Any idea on what they are? I couldn't find a tape measure for scale but they are all roughly the size of a thumb nail. Thanks!!
  2. Hi so Iv'e posted a picture of this tooth before but I thought it was a great white but now after seeing other teeth on instagram I'm not sure. Is it a Great White or Carcharocles Angustidens and depending on which one it is than what does that mean for my hunting spot and what it has to offer in the future gravel I dig up?
  3. Earlier today on Little Gasparilla Island, we found this funky lil guy and are unsure what of what if is. Some sort of claw maybe? Hollow inside, has very pronounced nubs of some kind. Thanks for your input!
  4. North Florida River Report?

    The Santa Fe is currently running about 25 foot visibility. Any one been out on the Suwannee or Withlachoochee recently? How is the clarity? They're generally similar, but not necessarily. My friend and I are diving for 3 days this coming weekend if yall have any tips for these basins.
  5. ID 3 species in a Permian themed exhibit

    I just went to this traveling exhibit in a museum in a city where my brother lives that it is about the animals and life in the Permian period and I got pictures of 3 fossils, an ammonite, a trilobite and a crinoid but I don’t know what species and genus they are?
  6. Fossil sites

    I am retired military, my wife is a career school teacher, and my son wants to be a paleontologist when grows up. I'm looking for a location that we can turn into a weekend "working" vacation and find some fossils. Not looking to find anything huge or an unknown, just something like sharks teeth. Any help will be appreciated and thanks in advance.
  7. ID if you dare

    Found a lot of bones at a dry site today. These are the three I’m most curious about. Can anyone ID these?
  8. Has anyone tried Shell Creek?

    Just curious if anyone has tried hunting for fossils on Shell Creek in Punta Gorda! Not shell fossils It’s pretty close to me but I’ve heard mixed reviews on it.
  9. Exciting Phalanx

    If this is what I think it is... it's rare and exciting. This fossil is a phalanx (a toe bone at the end of the foot) . I have mis_identified very similar bones as predator in the past, so I ask for help . @Harry Pristis For anyone new to fossil toe bones, refer to the analysis and fantastic photos in this TFF thread: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/83952-toe-bone-possible-predator/
  10. It appears that people can find Plio‐Pleistocene microtektites associated with and inside closed clams of the Upper Tamiami Formation (Pinecrest beds) of Florida. Maybe enterprising fossil collectors and citizen scientists could look for and find microtektites in other outcrops of Pinecrest beds. The paper is: Meyer, M., Harries, P.J. and Portell, R.W., 2019. A first report of microtektites from the shell beds of southwestern Florida. Meteoritics & Planetary Science. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/maps.13299 Blog post about micrometeorites in your house gutter Can you Really Find Micrometeorites in Your Gutter? Well... Phil Plait, Bad Astronomy. May 16, 2019 https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/can-you-really-find-micrometeorites-in-your-gutter-well Flecks of Extraterrestrial Dust, All Over the Roof The New York Times, By By William J. Broad https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/science/space-dust-on-earth.html Genge, M.J., Larsen, J., Van Ginneken, M. and Suttle, M.D., 2017. An urban collection of modern-day large micrometeorites: Evidence for variations in the extraterrestrial dust flux through the Quaternary. Geology, 45(2), pp.119-122. Open access https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/45/2/119/195213/an-urban-collection-of-modern-day-large Yours, Paul H.
  11. Museum volunteers discover new species of extinct heron at North Florida fossil site by Halle Marchese , Florida Museum of Natural History, PhysOrg. https://phys.org/news/2019-05-museum-volunteers-species-extinct-heron.html the paper is: David W. Steadman and Oona M. Takano. A New Genus And Species Of Heron (Aves: Ardeidae) From The Late Miocene Of Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History.Published On-line: April 6, 2019. https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/files/3615/5456/8592/vol55no9archival.pdf Yours, Paul H.
  12. Hemipristis serra 07

    From the album Sharks and their prey ....

    Hemipristis serra North-Central Florida Hawthorne formation Miocene

    © Matthew Brett Rutland

  13. Creeks around Gainesville

    Hey guys. I’ve done a good bit of hunting in Gainesville and wanted to know if there were any creeks around/outside Gainesville you would suggest for fossil hunting. Seems like all the creeks in Gville are over hunted.
  14. Peace River, Florida Tooth?

    I found what looks like a tooth in the Peace River near Arcadia, Florida. Any idea what it came from?
  15. So I was recently going thru some Florida tooth material (Mio/Plio-Pleistocene) from years ago and realized I had lumped a bunch of this stuff in a packet without investigating them too thoroughly. I started to bug Jeff about several and thought I'd see what you all thought as well so I could learn something more from you all. So just 4 teeth for this thread. I was noticing #1's serrations were pretty coarse and well developed and unusual and I was asking about its possibilities and the meg possibility came up. I then found #2 tonight in another bag and it has some similarities to #1. Neither seem very thick/robust or show a bourlette but their serrations are definitely different than most I have seen. #3 has those finer serrations and shape I usually have put into the Carcharhinus ID bucket. Could they all be Carcharhinus? And lastly #4 may be pathological? What say you all? I know messing with single teeth ID's is pushing the envelope but appreciate any thoughts... Here's another view of just # 1 and #2. And lastly #4: Thanks for the help. Regards, Chris
  16. Larger Dolphin Tooth

    As many know, I have hunted the Peace River Florida for over a decade. I love finding whale teeth and have been fortunate in finding them. I also like dolphin teeth, but the ones I find range from tiny (half inch) to small (1.25 inch). Today I found my largest dolphin tooth at 1.6 inches. It is broken but I really like it. Interestingly , it is hollow from the break to the root. So, what do we know or can surmise about the dolphin that had this tooth? Kentriodontid ? For me, this tooth at this size is really rare in the Peace River.
  17. Hi so I have been hunting my favorite spot recently, and ever since I first came to this spot I have noticed a good amount of sand tiger teeth popping up, but only in this 10 foot radius. Is it possible that all of these teeth are from the same shark. They all range in similar size and I have only ever found them in this one spot. for every nice one i have pictured. I found 10 more broken ones just missing the roots.
  18. Gators?

    I'm about to go to Venice FL, hopefully will find some small shrimpers and maybe a few medium sized teeth I know there aren't any gators in the ocean, but if I were to plan a trip to the Peace River or other similar locations --- would gators be a huge problem? I'm not from Florida, and I would really appreciate any advice on how to ward them away or avoid them in general (like what time they are most active, where to look before diving, etc). Thanks!
  19. Hey fellow TFF Members! Accidentally posted this in the wrong section earlier.... Back again with another video and I'll get straight to it. I found one of the nicest megs I have found here in Florida! The way this thing was found is just amazing as well. Give it a watch when you get some time
  20. Hey fellow TFF Members! Back again with another video and I'll get straight to it. I found one of the nicest megs I have found here in Florida! The way this thing was found is just amazing as well. Give it a watch when you get some time
  21. I’ve read over and over again on some older threads that you cannot hunt within any of the state’s water management districts and wanted to clear up some misconceptions without replying to an old thread. I worked at SJRWMD for 2 years before I got tired of the low pay. 1) The entire state is in a WMD. From the sand dunes inwards, you are in their jurisdiction. But this just applies to water conservation, stormwater, taxes, etc. Nothing regarding fossil hunting, just the actions of landowners and business. 2) They do not own navigable waterways, and in no way regulate what you can do on them, as an individual. 3) They do own lots of land, you cannot dig on them as you cannot dig on ANY public land. The short and sweet. The WMD’s do not affect our fossil hunting in public waterway, regardless of what any power tripping FWC officer may believe.
  22. I will soon be attempting to recover a mammoth tusk in Florida. Is in a creek bank with an end exposed and appears to be like most Florida tusks... crumbly. I'm hoping maybe the buried portion will be sturdier than the exposed. I havent messed with it since finding it. Just wanting to pregame the recovery. It thoughts comments concerns and suggestions are welcome.
  23. A couple of oddities

    I always have stuff that could be IDed because I am always imagining that it is something that it is not... may be true here also: Whenever I see the multiple holes in a line , I think tooth sockets and thus Jaw. But here I am pretty sure that is not what I have. So, if not jaw, it must be turtle scute, but this is ODD for turtle.. Anyone come across something similar? That for all comments and suggestions. Jack Then a small incisor that should be horse, but might be camel or...
  24. Fl Bone ID

    Found this Sunday, thinking it a "cattle horn" but later realizing it is cortical bone. Now I need some help. I don't see any articular surface since both ends are gone, but the smaller end, as shown, is pretty much solid. Does not strike me as a rib texture or shape, despite the curve, and it's not keratinized tissue. I've never seen a sloth claw in hand, but I am starting to think it is from something very large like that. Strikes me as typical fossil bone, and it was very deep below the river bottom, if you are wondering why it is so light in color. I have numerous elephant toe bones, ribs, and long bones with the same look. above image: 8 inches total length, with an indentation along this surface, like there may have been another one beside it. (or it's just worn more) small end thru magnifier light to shown solid bone structure, NOT TUSK, NOT DUGONG RIB! 1 inch in Dia. large end showing cavity and thickness of bone edges. 2.6 inches across. Very massive to not be a weight bearing bone.
  25. While in Florida I have been doing some fossil shell collecting, I really do love collecting these shells, the diversity is great. I do like finding large and small shells, but the smallest are always my favorite as the quality is usually exceptional. In this post I will show a few pics after I found some of the “regular” size shells and then my haphazard attempt at trying to identify some. Please do not take my ID’s as truth- though I love collecting these shells, I am really bad at getting the ID’s correct. There are a lot of shells that I do not have any ID for and I did not attempt to guess like I did on the others. Some of the specimens that I took pictures of are not the greatest and I have since found better ones, but since I already took the pics, I did not update. I did not take any individual pictures of the smallest pieces, but believe me, some are really small. My favorite find so far- the colors are phenomenal and the glossiness is just crazy- because of this, I thought is might have been a Lindoliva spengleri, but I do not think it is large enough. I believe it is Oliva sayana, and again it is my favorite find. Here are a couple other pics after I picked some up. Now i will start with my attempt to ID some of my finds- this will take a few posts since there are a lot of different ones.