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  1. Several NJ Cretaceous Non-Shark pathologies

    Hello TFF, I got a couple items from the Late Cretaceous of NJ that seem to be pathological. The first one, an Anomoeodus phaseolus tooth, seems to be very wrinkly and so I deemed it a patho. That is more of a verification as I haven’t seen a pathological one before. The second is an Ischyrhiza mira rostral blade that has a third carina on one of its faces and a slight flattening (flattening better seen in person). This is also a verification as I just didn’t expect to see a patho rostral. The third one is a bit strange. It is definitely a fish tooth. There are prominent growth cracks on the surface & no striations, which supports Xiphactinus. However, the base doesn’t look exactly elliptical (Xiphactinus) or bulging like in Enchodus. But it does look more like X-fish than Enchodus; it just seems as if one side of the base got flattened out, leading me to think that it could be a pathological Xiphactinus. The base also seems to be somewhat hollow (other than the matrix infill). @non-remanié Thanks guys! Anomoeodus phaseolus:
  2. Finally managed to get out for a few hours when I visited Florida earlier this month. Walked in to a Peace river tributary where I got to spend a few hours shifting gravel while keeping an eye on the local wildlife. Was interesting how different the finds were when compared to the previous site which was about 25 miles further north. Nothing overly special, but was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Found a lot of bone fragments this trip, but no dugong which surprised me after my first experience. There were also fewer shark teeth this time around. Not sure what the big bone chunk in the upper left is from as there is very little of the surface left, but the fragment is 4 x 5 x 2.5 inches
  3. I had a fun hike at the North Sulphur River Texas yesterday. I figured it would be picked over but I found a pretty remote spot with my 4x4. The one sawfish tooth I found in a small creek a few days before. Everything else is from yesterday. It was a great day for Cretaceous coprolite (Poo). @GeschWhat The one coprolite is full of fish verts, bones and fins.
  4. A post by @ynot on STH teeth a while back peaked my interest in extant sawfish rostral teeth. The two extant sawfish genera are Pristis and Anoxypristis. There is only a single extant Anoxypristis species, Anoxypristis cuspidata (Knifetooth or Narrow Sawfish). There are 4 extant species of Pristis, Pristis clavata (Dwarf Sawfish), Pristis pectinata (Smalltooth Sawfish), Pristis pristis (Largetooth Sawfish), and Pristis zijsron (Green Sawfish) Last 2016. I borrowed a Pristis pectinata (Smalltooth Sawfish) rostrum from a friend so I could take pictures of it. This rostrum is from a sawfish caught off of the West coast of South Florida many years ago. If you would also like to see pictures of an Anoxypristis cuspidata rostrum check out my previous TFF post at the link below: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/83865-extant-anoxypristis-cuspidata-knifetooth-or-narrow-sawfish-rostrum/&tab=comments#comment-895466 A Pristis pectinata rostrum is 21-30 % of total sawfish length. Pristis pectinata reach a total length of at least 554 cm with reports of 760 cm total length likely exaggerations. Last 2016. This rostrum is 10” long so it is from a juvenile sawfish. Pristis pectinata rostrums have 20-30 rostral teeth per side. This rostrum has 25/27 rostral teeth (Note some are damaged and/or missing) and is shown below in dorsal and ventral views: The basal view of the rostrum (20 mm by 5 mm) shows placoid scales and a thin layer of skin on the dorsal side and on the ventral side above the cartilage of the rostrum. Dorsal side, placoid scales covering the rostrum surface: Ventral Side, placoid scales covering the rostrum surface: Edit: Note I should have stated that these rostral teeth are smooth without a posterior groove. That is a rostral tooth trait of young Pristis pectinata sawfish. I didn't notice this until I just looked at the rostral teeth again after reading that young Pristis pectinata sawfish rostral teeth don't have the posterior groove in Last, White, de Carvalho, Seret, Stehmann, Naylor 2016 Rays of the World. The below picture shows a first anterior rostral tooth (10 mm) that is smooth without a posterior groove. Below are pictures of 8 different rostral teeth (5 mm to 12 mm vertical height) 6 rostral teeth dorsal views: 2 rostral teeth ventral views: Fossil Pristis cf lathami rostral tooth (2.25”) from the Eocene of Virginia for comparison to the extant Pristis teeth: Unfortunately now Pristis pectinata is a critically endangered species. Over fishing has not only drastically reduced their numbers but it has also drastically reduced the size of the largest members of the species. Populations are now fragmented and this species is considered to be extinct through most of its original range. Marco Sr.
  5. A post by YNOT @ynot on STH teeth peaked my interest in extant sawfish rostral teeth. The two extant sawfish genera are Pristis and Anoxypristis. There is only a single extant Anoxypristis species, Anoxypristis cuspidata (Knifetooth or Narrow Sawfish). There are 4 extant species of Pristis, Pristis clavata (Dwarf Sawfish), Pristis pectinata (Smalltooth Sawfish), Pristis pristis (Largetooth Sawfish), and Pristis zijsron (Green Sawfish) Last 2016. I borrowed an Anoxypristis cuspidata rostrum from a friend so I could take pictures of it. The rostrum is 18” long and is shown below in dorsal and ventral views: The basal view of the rostrum (35 mm by 13 mm) shows a thin layer of grey skin on the dorsal side and a thin layer of yellow skin on the ventral side above the white cartilage of the rostrum. Below are pictures of 8 different rostral teeth (6 mm to 14 mm vertical height) 6 teeth dorsal views: 2 teeth ventral views: Continued in next reply Marco Sr.
  6. Sawfish teeth?

    Was going thru another bag of old stuff and found this tooth and was thinking it had different features than the last sawfish tooth I found, maybe its something else. Here's two sets of views of the newer find. It appears to have very tiny serrations and somewhat stockier and is not oval in cross section but appears more tear drop shaped. Is it a sawfish and is it the same as the earlier one I found? Are either of them Pristis or Anoxypristis? Here's a set of 3 views of the one I had found earlier. Sorry for the varying scales and orientations and angles...I need a permanent setup to make photos more standard and a process..... Regards, Chris .
  7. Sawfish teeth or Reptile teeth?

    I found this teeth in a marine sedimentary sandstone (Cretaceous.Palaeocene) and I don't know what is it.
  8. Sawshark Rostrral Tooth

    A rostral tooth of I. mirs. These are not uncommon, but always a pleasure to find. This one is nicely colored.
  9. big brook nj id please

    I'm assuming worn saw fish? thanks
  10. Cretaceous Sawfish

    This little I. mira oral tooth is a very uncommon find. It was found by fine sifting marl from the bottom of the formation. The rostral teeth of these Cretaceous saw sharks (fish) are common and verts are also occasionally found.
  11. Ramanessin 2-18-17

    Took advantage of the mid-60's sunny forecast Saturday for a drive down to Ramanessin Brook in NJ. Nothing special, seemed to be mostly fragments and there were lots of footprints along the banks, but it was still enjoyable to be outside enjoying the winter reprieve. Tiny sawfish (Ischyrhiza mira) rostral tooth, front looks good, but back is busted up (scale = quarter inch squares) Tiny ammo fragment (front & back)
  12. todays help from big brook nj

    Well today was nice up in the snow at the brook and even running into frank and shane forum members there..and then another couple as my wife and I were leaving.....among some decent shark teeth always find some other interesting things, I'm assuming that the first pic is a sawfish rostral tooth and with talking to shane and frank at the brook possibly coral on the next pics? anyone with info on it and time period.
  13. Onchopristis tooth

    Tooth of a sawfish.
  14. Onchopristis tooth

    Tooth of a sawfish.
  15. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since May 25, 2018. Class Chondrichthyes - The Cartilaginous Fishes Subclass Elasmobranchii Infraclass Euselachii (Sharks and Rays) Division Neoselachii Superorder Batoidea - Rays, Skates and Sawfishes Order Myliobatiformes - Rays Myliobatiformes - Africa/Middle East Cappetta, H. (1984). Discovery of the Genus Gymnura (Batomorphii, Myliobatiformes) in the Thanetian of the Ouled Abdoun, Morocco. Observations on the Dentition of some Modern Species. Geobios, 17. (Plates not included) Claeson, K.M., C.J. Underwood and D.J. Ward (2013). Ɨ Tingitanius tenuimandibulus, a New Platyrhinid Batoid from the Turonian (Cretaceous) of Morocco and the Cretaceous Radiation of the Platyrhinidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33(5). Claeson, K.M., et al. (2010). First Mesozoic record of the stingray Myliobatis wurnoensis from the late Cretaceous of Mali and a phylogenetic study of Myliobatidae (Batoidea) incorporating dental characters. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 55(4). Myliobatiformes - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Adnet, S., et al. (2008). First myliobatiform teeth (Elasmobranchii, Neoselachii) from the Pondaung Formation (late middle Eocene) of Central Myanmar. N.Jb.Geol.Palaont. Abh., Vol.247/3. Hatai, K. M. Murata and K. Masuda (1965). 485. Sting Ray and Eagle Ray from the Tatsunokuchi Formation (Pliocene) in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Trans.Proc.Palaeont.Soc. Japan, N.S., Number 57. Marrama, G., et al. (2018). Anatomy, relationships and palaeobiogeographic implications of the first Neogene holomorphic stingray (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) from the early Miocene of Sulawesi, Indonesia, SE Asia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, xx. Mishra, V.P. (1980). A New Species of Myliobatis and Some Shark Teeth from the Middle Eocene of Kutch, Western India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India, Vols. 23 & 24. Myliobatiformes - Australia/New Zealand Myliobatiformes - Europe (including Greenland and Siberia) Antunes, M.T. and A.C. Balbino (2006). Latest Miocene Myliobatids (Batoidea, Selachii) from the Alvalade Basin, Portugal. Cainozoic Research, 4(1-2). Bor, T.J. (1990). A New Species of Mobulid Ray (Elasmobranchii, Mobulidae) from the Oligocene of Belgium. Contr. Tert. Quatern. Geol., 27(2-3). Hovestadt, D. and M. Hovestadt-Euler (2010). Urobatis molleni Nov.Sp. (Chondrichthyes, Myliobatiformes, Urolophidae) in the Eocene of Belgium. Geominpal Belgica, 1(3). Myliobatiformes - North America Cicimurri, D.J. (2010). On the dentition of Meridiana convexa Case (Myliobatoidea), an extinct Early Eocene ray from the United States. Cainozoic Research, 7(1-2). Cicimurri, D.J. and J.A. Ebersole (2015). Two new species of Pseudaetobatus Capetta, 1986 (Batoidei, Myliobatidae) from the southeastern United States. Palaeontologia Electronica, 18.1.15A. Cook, T.D., et al. (2014). A New Genus and Species of Freshwater Stingray (Myliobatiformes, Dasyatoidea) from the Latest Middle Eocene of Utah, U.S.A. Journal of Paleontology, 88(3). De Carvalho, M.R., J.G. Maisey and L. Grande (2004). Freshwater Stingrays of the Green River Formation of Wyoming (Early Eocene), With the Description of a New Genus and Species and an Analysis of Its Phylogenetic Relationships (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Number 284. de Santana, F.R., D.J. Cicimurri and J.A. Barbosa (2011). New Material of Apocopodon sericeus Cope, 1886 (Myliobatiformes, Myliobatidae) from the Paraiba Basin (Northeastern Brazil) and South Carolina (USA) With a Reanalysis of the Species. PalArch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 8(6). McNulty, C.L. (1964). Hypolophid Teeth from the Woodbine Formation, Tarrant County, Texas. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, 57(2). Myliobatiformes - South America/Central America/Caribbean Adnet, S., R.S. Gismondi and P.-O. Antoine (2013). Comparisons of dental morphology in river stingrays (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae) with new fossils from the middle Eocene of Peruvian Amazonia rekindle debate on their evolution. Naturwissenschaften. Cione, A.L., M. Tejedor and F.J. Goin (2012). A new species of the rare batomorph genus Hypolophodon (? latest Cretaceous to earliest Paleocene, Argentina). N.Jb.Geol.Palaont. Abh., 267/1. de Santana, F.R., D.J. Cicimurri and J.A. Barbosa (2011). New Material of Apocopodon sericeus Cope, 1886 (Myliobatiformes, Myliobatidae) from the Paraiba Basin (Northeastern Brazil) and South Carolina (USA) With a Reanalysis of the Species. PalArch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 8(6). General Myliobatiformes Adnet, S., et al. (2018). Teeth, fossil record and evolutionary history of the cowtail stingray Pastinachus Ruppell, 1829. Historical Biology, 2018. Adnet, S., et al. (2012). Evolutionary history of the devilrays (Chondrichthyes: Myliobatiformes) from fossil and morphological inference. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 166. Bertozzi, T., M.S.Y. Lee and S.C. Donnellan (2016). Stingray diversification across the end-Cretaceous extinctions. Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 74. Order Rajiformes - Skates De Carvalho, M.R. (2004). A Late Cretaceous thornback ray from southern Italy, with a phylogenetic reappraisal of the Platyrhinidae (Chondrichthys: Batoidea).In: Mesozoic Fishes 3 - Systematics, Paleoenvironments and Biodiversity. Arratia, G. and A. Tintori, eds. Herman, J., et al. (1994). Part B: Batomorphii No.1A: Order Rajiformes - Suborder Rajoidei- Family: Rajidae. In: Contributions to the comparative morphology of teeth and other ichthyodorulites in living supra-specific taxa of Chondrichthyan fishes. Stehmann, M. (ed.), Bulletin De L'Institut Royal Des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Biologie 64. (Note: While this article deals with living types of rays, it contains excellent references to ray tooth morphology and has a large number of pictures of ray teeth for comparative purposes! Thanks to doushantuo for pointing this one out!) Long, D.J. (1994). Quaternary colonization of Paleogene persistence?: historical biogeography of skates (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae) in the Antarctic ichthyofauna. Paleobiology, 20(2). Siverson, M. and H. Cappetta (2001). A Skate in the Lowermost Maastrichtian of Southern Sweden. Palaeontology, Vol.44, Part 3. Vullo, R. and D. Néraudeau (2008). When the "primitive" shark Tribodus (Hybodontiformes) meets the "modern" ray Pseudohypolophus (Rajiformes): the unique co-occurrence of these two durophagous Cretaceous selachians in Charentes (SW France). Acta Geologica Polonica, Vol.58, Number 2. Order Rhinobatiformes - Guitarfishes Bor, T.J. (1983). A New Species of Rhinobatos (Elasmobranchii, Batomorphii) from the Upper Maastrichtian of the Netherlands and Belgium. Geologie en Mijnbouw. Brito, P.M., M.E.C. Leal and V. Gallo (2013). A New Lower Cretaceous Guitarfish (Chondrichthyes, Batoidea) from the Santana Formation, Northeastern Brazil. Boletim do Museo Nacional, Number 76. Claeson, K.M., D.J. Ward and C.J. Underwood (2010). 3-D digital imaging of a concretion-preserved batoid (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from the Turonian (Upper Cretaceous) of Morocco. C.R. Palevol, 9. Everhart, M.J. (2007). New stratigraphic records (Albian-Campanian) of Rhinobatos sp. (Chondrichthyes; Rajiformes) from the Cretaceous of Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, Vol.110, Numbers 3/4. Langston, W. (1970). A Fossil Ray, Possibly Myledaphus (Elasmobranchii: Batoidea) from the Late Cretaceous Oldman Formation of Western Canada. National Museums of Canada, Publications in Palaeontology, Number 6. Maisey, J.G. (1976). The Jurassic Selachian Fish Protospinax Woodward. Palaeontology, Vol.19, Part 4. Order Torpediniformes - Electric Rays Marrama, G., et al. (2018). Revision of Eocene electric rays (Torpediniformes, Batomorphii) from the Bolca Konservat-Lagerstätte, Italy, reveals the first fossil embryo in situ in marine batoids and provides new insights into the origin of trophic novelties in coral reef fishes. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Vol.16, Number 14. (Thanks to doushantuo for finding this one!) Ward, D.J. (1983). Additions to the fish fauna of the English Palaeogene. 4. A new batoid genus from the Bracklesham Group of Selsea, Sussex. Tertiary Research, 5(2). General Batoidea Ashliman, N.C., et al. (2012). Body plan convergence in the evolution of skates and rays (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63. Dean, M.N., J.J. Bizarro and A.P. Summers (2007). The evolution of cranial design, diet and feeding mechanisms in batoid fishes. Integrative and Comparative Biology, Vol.47, Number 1. Deynat, P.P. and P. Brito (1994). Revision of the Dermal Tubercles of Rays (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea) from the Parana Basin, Tertiary of South America. Annales de Paleontologie (Vert.-Invert.), 80(4). Guinot, G., et al. (2012). Batoids (Elasmobranchii: Batomorphii) from the British and French Late Cretaceous. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Vol.10, Issue 3. Hovestadt, D.C . and M. Hovestadt-Euler (1995). Additions to the fauna of the Boom Clay Formation of Belgium (Rupelian, Oligocene). Taxonomic adjustments on the Scyliorhinidae and Rajoidei, discovery of a dasyatid species (Pisces, Chondrichthyes) and of a cucrulionid species (Insecta, Coleoptera). Belgian Geological Survey, Professional Paper 278. Kachacha, G., et al. (2017). Revision of the fossil batomorphs from the Cretaceous of Lebanon, and their impact on our understanding of the early step of the evolution of the clade. Research & Knowledge, Vol.3, Number 2. Lowemark, L. (2015). 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  16. GMR Saw Fish Tooth (Ischyrhiza Mira)

    From the album GMR Finds

    Conservation Status: Extinct Scientific Classification: Family: Sclerorhynchidae Genus: Ischyrhiza Species: Mira Common Name: Saw Fish Fossil Period: Cretaceous Formation: Yorktown (within Greenville, NC) Formation Period: Late Miocene to Early Pliocene. Found: November of 2015 at GMR in Greenville, NC
  17. From the album Cretaceous

    Ischyrhiza mira (sawfish rostral spine) Upper Cretaceous Mount Laurel Formation Big Brook Colt's Neck, NJ.
  18. Sawfish "Tooth" Spine

    From the album Orange Creek - South Carolina

    Sawfish "Tooth" Spine Chandler Bridge Formation (?) Miocene Era Ladson, South Carolina Found on January 7, 2015

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  19. Onchopristis numidus tooth

    From the album Fish Fossils

    Onchopristis numidus Stromer, 1917 The tooth of a large sawfish. Location: Béchar, Kem Kem beds, Algeria Age: Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous

    © &copy Olof Moleman

  20. Onchopristis numidus tooth

    From the album Fish Fossils

    Onchopristis numidus Stromer, 1917 The tooth of a sawfish Location: Taouz, Kem Kem beds, Morocco Age: Cenomanian, Late Cretaceous

    © &copy Olof Moleman

  21. Hi FF, This was my best find from a day at the Peace River over spring break. I believe this to be a rostrum from a smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata), but I thought I would solicit others' opinions. The amazing thing is that this fish/ray still lives in the world although it is on the critical endangered species list - and has existed for nearly 56 million years. It is possible that this may be a modern specimen, but given the other material found in the same layer and how endangered the species is, I would suspect this to be a fossil. Any thoughts welcome. Evan
  22. 3/29- Ne Texas Finds

    Hit the Sulphur River Sat. Survived being threatened by locals, quicksand, and boars- found a few things. Thanks to the members for helping me ID most. Upper cretaceous, Ozan Formation 75-80 mya Turtle vertebra
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