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  1. Help with Teeth(?) ID

    Not being able to get out to the river I started going through some of my latest finds to research ID on some unknowns. I was successful with several horse teeth, deer and some others. I have been having difficulty with what I think are two partial teeth. The best I could come up with on the first is the tip of a capybara incisor. This was based on shape, size and color. The second tooth is similarly shaped and I think it is the same type tooth. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Item #1 : Photos of the second tooth(?): Thanks for taking a look.
  2. Dasypus Imbricating Band

    Hi everyone, I know I haven't posted any fossils in the ID section for a while, but one recent post caught my eye. I immediately recognized a fossil on that post to be similar, if not the same as one I found in the Peace River in Florida back in the February of 2018. I now believe it's the imbricating band of some type of armadillo (likely Dasypus). It's about 2 cm long by .6 cm wide. I'd be happy to hear your input! Here's my specimen Here's some images provided by @Harry Pristis
  3. Me and my fiance headed into Wauchula this afternoon to try to find some good gravel spots at the behest of @Shellseeker and his helpful advice given to me on my last post. I have been to the Peace a total of 4 times, all within the span of a month or two because these water conditions are just way too good to pass up. Every time I come back to the river I have a new game plan and every time I actually get TO the river the plan goes out the window. Today's adventure was no different. We pulled up to Wauchula Riverside Park (Crews Park?) and were pleasantly surprised with the condition of the park. I had read about some sketchy things happening in that area and while we were unloading our gear a police cruiser circled the lot twice, it made me feel safe about leaving my vehicle. The park seemed newly renovated so I was assuming these past cases of break ins and theft occurred before then. We walked over to the boat ramp and prepared to search for a gravel bed north of the park; that is until we came across a friendly kayaker and her son. She noted that down the river a little was an island that her fossil hunting friends liked to dig at but had to swim to get to it in higher water season since they didn't use kayaks. We were not prepared to swim but the thought of a glorious "fossil island" that my fiance can set her chair up on and watch me sift gravel for 8 hours was just too enticing and we abandoned our upriver plans and decided to head down towards the bends. We found a small sandy trail to take us as far as we could on dry land before we had to make any attempts into the river, there were many downed trees and root systems that would make walking the dry area pretty difficult. This trail lead us into some of the highest and thickest grass I have walked in. I felt like I was going to be attacked by a pokemon... or a snake... but we were lucky and did not have any issues. I think this is a trail in the Peace River Park. Anyhow, we found a nice spot to cross the deep part of the river and found ourselves on the opposite side of the bank, it only came up to our thighs but there was zero visibility in the water. Then suddenly, a dad and his kids make an appearance with their fishing poles... After a quick chat we learned he was heading to a similar spot around the bend to fish a hole... You should have seen the look my fiance gave me. How in the world would we be able to dig for fossils in the same area that this guy is fishing in deep holes?! WHERE IS FOSSIL ISLAND? My hopes were dashed, my fiance wanted to go back to gardner, and there was a huge downed tree in the middle of the river with no gravel in sight. TFF what would you have done?! I continued on. Luckily it paid off. We hopped up on the legal side of the bank and walked 20 feet further to the end of the first bend. It was there! Sticking out of the middle of the river like a huge zit ready to burst with meg teeth WE FOUND FOSSIL ISLAND! We hopped back into the river and crossed the deepest part to get to fossil island, it was about knee deep and the entire bottom sounded crunchy which my trusty fence post confirmed to be a pretty significant gravel layer. Fossil island was pocketed with holes from other diggers but I was more interested in the deepest part off the side of fossil island. I figured when the water level is up this deepest spot will get un-diggably high but since it is so low right now I can get 2 to 3 feet into the gravel before the water started getting too deep for my shovel. At this point the JoshRockz excavation project was in full swing. I was digging in this layer and in the first couple sifts we were already finding larger than our usual size teeth. We got about a foot down before my fiance decided to go surface collect and I was getting alot of clams in my shovel loads but not alot of teeth, I widened out my hole and noticed I was pulling out chunks of matrix as shown in IMG 6228. I will be displaying this piece, I have not encountered the hard rock matrix; I have only really encountered the thick clay in the deep areas of Gardner and I imagine this is how it weathers out of the walls of the peace. Around these pieces of matrix I started to pull up many megaladon frags and hemis along with smaller teeth of other variety and quality. These are the largest teeth we have found thus far and I am so happy with our first dig in this location! The only downside was that this area in general has alot of broken glass that fortunately did not harm me but definitely made me reconsider not wearing gloves in the river. I also pulled up about 15-20 iron nails that were at times in a pretty dangerous condition and large. Tetanus city. This was 2-3 feet down into the gravel I was pulling these nails out so I am a little intrigued as to where they came from. All in all I will be returning to Wauchula in the future and I cant thank Jack enough for his advice. Oh, Turns out the largest hemi (also) the largest intact tooth that we found (second left in 6226) was surface collected right on the top of fossil island by my fiance. Strange are the ways of the peace river... ps I am going to get a kayak because all of this could have been avoided and we could have been there in 5 minutes if we had one.
  4. ID Help Please with 2 items

    I know I have posted more than one specimen recently asking about it being a whale tooth or not. I have trouble with these small tooth ID's and apologize for the repeated questions. Tis latest one has me wondering between whale tooth or possibly an incisor of some type. Here are the photos of that one: Any in put is appreciated. The next item I think is a possible claw: Sorry for the blurriness on the last photo. I tried several times but couldn't get it to focus better. Hopefully the combined photos are sufficient. Thanks for any input!
  5. Help with ID

    Little Help? Came from the Peace River north of Arcadia. Water level very low, was able to pick this up literally off the bottom while walking thru the shallow water.
  6. Hi everyone! I am a long time lurker of this community, I browsed these forums endlessly on advice, pictures, and video from many members who made me feel really confident in going out and actually getting into rockhounding. Me and my fiance wanted to document our trip to the Peace River in Florida. So we did. This is our first upload to our channel, and hopefully we will be uploading more as we go on more adventures. My goal with this video was for people to be able to see what it would be like to pull up to a boat ramp and go look for sharks teeth. We found a really nice young whale or dugong vertebrae, its a beautiful peace . We have only been hunting these past couples weekends as the water level has been the lowest its been since we've start this hobby and we have been pleasantly surprised with the kindness of the people around us, but also the success we have had in the river. We found our first juvenile meg tooth on our first dig in the river near the brownville boat ramp. It was super fun and now im really hooked on this river! I have attached the video below, let me know what you think? Youtube Link!
  7. Hello all, I recently returned from Peace River with a few finds, including this 15 mm fossil. I believe it's a small herbivore tooth, but I'm new here so would greatly appreciate help on the ID. Thanks!
  8. Seeking ID for South Florida find

    Hi everyone, I’m looking for some help identifying this find from the Peace River in Florida. It’s about 3 cm, and relatively conical in shape, with a slight curve to it. I’m curious if this is some sort of tooth, possibly crocodilian? I’m pretty new to the hobby, so any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  9. Shark tooth 2"

    Hi to you , was wondering after I have done some research , I don't think this is megalodon ..flat cutting surfaces , no serrations at all . It's 50mm (2") found in peace river , Florida Thanks for any help!
  10. The attached photo shows material that seems to be fairly common in areas of the Peace River that have allot of deteriorated limestone and limestone slabs.I don't think it has any recognizable structure suggesting it is the result of some life form. Just generally a botryoidal shape. Does anyone know what it is or have any experience with it?
  11. Tiny Teeth need ID

    Back on the Peace River yesterday where there was no other human being in sight. Found a number of the usual shark teeth, couple of horse teeth, partial deer antler, deer astragulus, mammoth and mastodon frags, turtle scutes, along with two tiny teeth that I have yet to identify. Searched on the forum and on line for anything similar but had no luck. Hopefully, someone will recognize these. First up is what appears to be the crown of a tooth a little less than 1/2" square. The bite surface is made up of several "bumps" and the underside of the crown looks to me like it is a button with four holes. Next up is a thin tooth that looks like it is ,issuing one of two roots. Did the best I could with the photos. Hope they are sufficient. Thanks for any comments/input!
  12. Bite marked bone?

    I was wondering if this was a bite mark and if not, what is it? Pen for size reference.
  13. Pie Day on the Peace

    My mom is in town escaping the colder weather in Chicago and visiting the Boca house probably for the last time (we're moving to Gainesville, FL in a few months). We'd been talking about taking her out fossil hunting on the Peace River for some time but the last couple of years have been relatively short fossil hunting seasons with the water level on the Peace remaining too high for most of the normal "dry season". This year her visit corresponded well with perfect conditions for an outing on the Peace. The last time we were out was during the week between Christmas and New Year when our friends had their daughter in town. The river was about 2.5 feet higher then and we couldn't get to the deeper site that I wanted to visit which has chunkier gravel with lots of dugong rib bones and a chance of finding some larger fossils. I went walked into that site up to my shoulders and decided that spot was a no-go for that trip. Conditions this visit were much more conducive for hunting in the chunky gravel. Here's the trip report from our last visit: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/101024-peace-river-trip-before-the-new-year-decade/ We rented our canoes from Canoe Outpost as usual and put in at Brownville Park for our normal 8.5 mile run back down to Arcadia. We hoped to meet up with new forum member @Jen Morris but the timing didn't work out. We had a schedule to keep and had to move down from the big well-known gravel bed just downstream from Brownville to hit some other spots and still be able to get the canoes back before 5:00 p.m. (we were in with 5 minutes to spare). This trip we took our friend's granddaughter, Destiny, with us to fill out a small flotilla of two canoes. Destiny had been wanting to fossil hunt the Peace since moving back to Florida from the Pacific Northwest. After to abbreviated fossil hunting seasons in South Florida this season all the planets aligned and she was able to make the trip with us on her quest to find a meg tooth (a common goal for first time fossil hunters in Florida). We spent nearly 4 hours at the well-known and well-hunted gravel bed just down from the boat ramp at Brownville Park and it took us some time to prospect around and find some productive gravel. A couple months back on our previous visit we did pretty good here with a horse tooth and camelid tooth (but only tiny meg fragments). Though there were not the usual "bomb craters" and huge discard piles that we usually see at this site in the river indicating lots of recent hunting pressure, we had to prospect around quite a bit before we started finding more than just the common tiny shark teeth--even turtle shell and dugong bones were being elusive. Just before our planned lunch break around noon (cold leftover homemade pizza from the night before ) we hit paydirt with Destiny shouting out when a nearly complete meg showed up in her sifting screen. That was matched in kind pretty quickly when my mom joined the Meg Club a few minutes later. We decided that we had worked this site well enough for the day and decided to put a little more distance behind us and paddle for a while to get a bit closer to our destination in Arcadia. We made it down to the spot with the chunky gravel. This is a spot on a large sandbar. Previous to Hurricane Irma the top of this sandbar was just that--sand! The gravel area was limited to a small strip on the leading edge of this sandbar where the bottom rose up from much deeper water. It was a limited area but has delivered interesting fossils from time to time (like over 2 dozen cetacean tympanic bullae in a few hours). Post Irma we found the site deeper with the top couple of feet of sand peeled off and transported further downstream. While this makes the site more difficult to access during deeper water, it revealed that the gravel seam along the leading edge was just the margin of a much more extensive gravel bed that covers much of the top of this presently lowered sandbar. It is deeper on the upstream side and shallows as you walk downstream on it. Though the temps were very warm--near if not reaching 90F (32C)--the rest of our group didn't feel like venturing into water over waist deep and so I used my fiberglass probe to hunt around for some gravel in the shallower depths. It took me a bit of prospecting till I found the sort of very chunky gravel that this site is famous (to me) for. At this site it is not uncommon to dig up a chunk of matrix rock filling the entire shovel. These bowling ball boulders are shot-putted away from where we are digging a far enough distance that we are not soaked with the ensuing kerplunk of a splash. We turned up some additional nearly complete meg teeth and enough dugong rib bone pieces to pave a driveway. The finds here are less frequent with the smaller shark teeth being almost absent. The gravel is generally much larger here golf ball to softball size and so there are fewer but larger finds to be had. We scored a nice glyptodont osteoderm to go with the partial Holmesina osteoderm we found at the first stop. Destiny scored a really nice bison tooth and a very cool pharyngeal crushing plate covered with phyllodont enamel teeth from a wrasse or bonefish. It was getting toward the end of the day and the Earth's gravity had quite obviously undergone a recent local surge as the shovels of gravel and sand were getting noticeably heavier than they'd been at the start of the day. We had just about run out of time to be able to paddle our way down the last stretch back to Arcadia and our cars which awaited us with towels and a dry change of clothing. We were finishing up our last few screens and where I was digging the gravel was tapping out to just sand and the annoying sticky gray clay that makes digging and sifting a pain. I looked upstream and noticed that I had without realizing it worked my way about 20 feet from where I had left my probe to mark where I had first found this nice chunky gravel. I decided to return to where I had first found this nice chunky stuff and finish my last couple of screens there. While digging in this larger material you have to get the tip of your shovel down between the larger pieces of rock. This usually requires putting one foot on the edge of the shovel and leaning in some body weight while wiggling the top of the shovel around as the tip navigates down between the rocks so that you can scoop up a full load into the sifting screen. Quite often the bowling ball size chunks that pave the bottom here will fall off the shovel or become uncovered by digging around them and they will need to be pulled up and tossed away so digging can proceed. I could feel one loose piece that was located directly between my feet. I could detect a bit of the shape with one foot on either side and it seemed familiar (yes, I have feet that are trained to detect fossils ). The water was just shallow enough that I could bend down and grab hold of it with one hand. I told Tammy to pull out the camera. She gave me that look like "Really?" and I nodded my head. In hindsight, it would have been more funny as a video clip but we ended the day with a special find so my mom would remember this Pie Day (3/14) on the Peace River--a nearly 7 pound (3 kg) Colombian Mammoth tooth! Here are a couple of post-trip photos of some of the other interesting finds. A really sweet Glyptotherium and partial Holmesina osteoderm, a nice piece of softshell turtle carapace, and what appears to be part of the jaw of the Long-beaked Dolphin. Cheers. -Ken
  14. Peace river bones

    With the river low I decided to go to the peace river up in wauchula and try my luck, did alright and had fun but I have a few I can’t identify, help is appreciated ankle bone of some kind, not sure what animal digit? Appears to be a toe bone but again not sure odd shaped bone, cut pretty cleanly on some edges but appears to be fossilized
  15. Peace River fossil hunt

    We went fossil hunting on the Peace River and found 200+ shark teeth. Thankfully, we didn’t see any alligators or snakes!
  16. Horse tooth?

    Hi there- I found this in the Peace River yesterday and was wondering if had finally found a horse tooth. I’ve got a copy of Fossiling in Florida and Florida’s Fossils (revised) and it does seem to be it. Your input would be very much appreciated and the final word. Jen
  17. Unknown Florida fossils

    Hello, I’m new to TFF and have a couple of fossils I wanted to know if anyone could ID.
  18. Dolphin/whale - other?

    Posted some shots of these finds over a week ago. Some folks asked for better pictures and I finally have them. My first idea was dolphin on the first one, but the glossy surface had me doubting that ID. On the second, it is quite worn and I was guessing it could be a whale tooth. So, the question is, are they dolphin, whale, neither? Any input would be appreciated.
  19. I was hunting in a predominately marine fossil location, finding only small shark teeth. After a couple of hours, I suddenly found larger bones, (ribs, jaw??) and then a piece of coral, and then this non-rock... 9 by 12 inches !!! and either Atlas or Axis Vertebrae!!!! I had a feeling that it was whale !!! (thinking teeth) but not sure.. Any day with a great whale fossil is a great trip!!! I scrambled to dig 4-5 more sieves, but just found more small shark teeth... RATS !!!! On the way home, I managed to search images of Whale Atlas and Axis verts, and determined that this one is an Atlas vert from a baleen whale. I wondered about the size of a whale that has a 12 inch Atlas vert!!!! This is amazingly well preserved... Here are a couple more Atlas verts... one that is supposedly a juvenile sperm whale, and another from Aurora dolphins... I am surprised that dolphins (with teeth) have an atlas vert very similar to Baleen whales. Let's see what @Boesse thinks about similarities and differences in whale verts..
  20. A piece of coral

    I was out to a marine location today, and besides some nicely colored little shark teeth, there were 2 items that are trip makers. One is a small piece of coral, 2+ inches wide. I would love an Identification, but I have other simpler questions. This piece of coral looks "complete". Is it? What happened to whatever it was attached to? Because there are polyp remains in the "holes", does that mean the holes were original? There are about 200-300 polyps on top of the coral.. Did this coral "die" at that point or could it have grown larger? much larger. I am relatively new to coral fossils. Any insights unique to this fossil are greatly appreciated!!
  21. Bison or Bos? Whale tooth or other?

    Three finds from yesterday that I am hoping to get a bit of help on. The first is what I think is a bison metacarpel. Or is it Bos? Next up is what I believe to be a whale tooth: Last is what I first thought of as whale or dolphin, but it seems to have an extreme glossy and smooth finish. I then looked at a feline canine and thought this could also be a possible.
  22. A few more Peace River Unknowns

    I missed these few fossils when trying to ID some unknowns from the Peace River a few days ago. 1. This one really intrigues me. Hopefully not just coral . 2. Very pitted. 3. I am a little unsure of these teeth. They just had a different appearance from the other teeth I could ID with confidence. I will repost a few from an earlier try for identification. 4. Bone of some kind 5. Broken tooth? Of what? A ridge down the length of the tooth visible in the first picture. Break visible in the second pic.
  23. Florida Peace River Fossil unknowns

    Howdy all! Here are a few things I found on the Peace River in Florida that I am not sure what they are. Any help would be appreciated! 1. This may or may not be anything: But is so oddly symetrically shaped that I think it must be SOMETHING: 2. A knee cap of something? 3. I thought it was bone, but the striations are odd and there are rings on the end: 4. Is this an Alligator tooth? 5. I have no idea what the heck this is:
  24. Finally got photos of the fossils I found in Florida! I was invited back to Florida with a friend - a working trip to get her family house ready for sale. She was kind enough to let us take a little time to do some fossil hunting! Since I had done Caspersen and Venice Beach last time (finding the requisite shark teeth and ray teeth and some other fun stuff) I wanted to "dig a little deeper". I contacted a fossil guide and he just happened to have a group going out the day after we got there. So we drove an hour or so up to the little town of Wachula and met up with Fred Mazza. his canoes and 9 other fossil hunters. We proceeded to paddle a mile and half upstream (hadn't done any paddling in probably 10 years! So that was a workout - but nothing compared to what was to come!) We got to to "the spot" and Fred gives us all nail belts and a sifting box with pool noodles attached that we clipped onto our belts.....and a shovel. Standing hip deep in water, we shoveled gravel from the bottom of the river and sifted for FIVE HOURS!! Having no idea what to expect, I have to say, I did not expect that. hahhahahah! What Fun! It was exhausting but it was addicting...you never knew what treasure you were going to find in the next shovel full! I found over 100 Shark Teeth, including a broken megaladon "classic" tooth and i think some meg side teeth, lots of lovely ray teeth, and happily, some of the other things I REALLY wanted to find. a glyptodon scute! Plus I found a tapir tooth, a dolphin tooth, some beautiful turtle bits, and lots of other good stuff. Glpytodon Scute! Meg tooth: Tapir Tooth: Dophin Tooth: Burr fish mouthplate Turtle Shells: Ray Teeth: I also found a few nice Beach finds at Venice and Caspersen. A couple of nice Teeth (plus a bunch of well worn ones). A Camel Tooth: And a Snake Vertebrae (I think)
  25. Caspersen Beach

    Here are some others I found the same day.
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