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  1. Costal vs. Scute vs. Osteoderm IDs

    Location: Brazos River, near Brookshire, TX Found: Gravel, sand, low water Estimated time: Pleistocene I've been searching through info on scutes, osteoderms, reptile fossils, and types of turtle shell and plastron parts because we seem to have a lot of those in our area, but I'm having a hard time telling the difference. These are my best guesses, and I'm hoping someone can educate me on the differences. FRAG 1--I think this is a large turtle/tortoise scute fragment, but I'm not sure how to tell the difference between neural, costal, central, etc. FRAG 2--I believe this is an osteoderm (because it looks like skin instead of part of a shell?), but I'm not sure the type. Maybe alligator? FRAG 3--My husband thought this may just be a rock, but I thought it looked like a fossilized shell plate of a turtle. It's relatively thin. We see a lot of these on the river. FRAG 4--This looked like another osteoderm to me because it has a similar texture on top to Frag2. But it's much thinner and the edges are more defined. Any info would be a big help! Thank you. --Brandy
  2. Crocodile or Alligator?

    Here's a 1" tooth found in Florida. It looks narrower than I'd expect for an alligator, and there are also striations which I believe are prominent in crocodiles. Would it be a crocodile?
  3. Hello all Up for trade I offer this nice set of Shark tooth Hill teeth from Kern County California. In return for this set, or individual teeth I would like to get crocodile or crocodile-like (alligator, Phytosaurs...) teeth from as many various locations/species as possible. This group of animals is a bit underappreciated I think, but last time I lend some fossils to the local school, there were some crocodile teeth among them and the kids really loved them and that surprised me a bit. Anyway, I hope I can expand my crocodile collection a bit. These teeth are available for trading: Upper row: Allodesmus tooth, two unknown whale teeth, Desmostylus tooth, Allodesmus canine (glued) Lower row: Dolphin ear bone?, Rooted Allodesmus tooth, Rooted whale tooth. I already got: Still undetermined species from the Hell Creek Formation, USA Phytosaur teeth from the Chinle formation, USA Geosaurine Metriorhynchid, from Painten, Germany Unknown species from Unknown formation or location in Argentina Multiple species from the Kem Kem beds in Morocco Sarcosuchus imperator from the Elrhaz formation in NIger. Machimosaurus sp. from Portugal. Yet unidentified tooth from France (Self found). Might be crocodile, might be other reptile. Alligator teeth from Florida USA. What I really want: Big croc tooth from Java, Indonesia Pallimnarchus tooth or jaw piece from Australia Razanandrongobe tooth from Madagascar Kaprosuchus tooth from Niger Deinosuchus tooth from the USA Croc crowns (+6cm) or rooted croc teeth from Kem Kem. Crocodile teeth from Dinosaur bearing formations throughout the USA Canadian croc tooth. I'm also interested in other crocodile teeth, depending on country, or condition.. Size isn't really important. So far, on a map, these are the countries I got crocodile teeth from: Who, oh who could help me to paint this map more red.
  4. Alligator/Crocodile Tooth Fossil?

    I have here a 25mm long tooth from Bone Valley, Polk County, Florida. It is from the Miocene. The seller advertises this as a crocodile tooth. To me, it looks alligator. I could be wrong; how might one differentiate?
  5. Scute? Texas

    From North of San Antonio in Cretaceous Zone. Could be a leverite but this one looked a bit weird. Pretty small.
  6. Good morning, please take a look at this artifact I discovered a few weeks ago and help me identify if this is something other than a rock with unique features and patterns. I have spent FAR too much time closely inspecting it and I'm convienced that it is something other than a naturally forming rock. Altough I'm not an expert in geology, I have collected thousands upon thousands of artifacts which is one of the reasons this one clearly stood out to me. The color, shape, pattern, and texture is very distinct. Please note that this artifact is not whole and has been broken in half. The photos are top down. What I see is a fossilized creature curled up in what could be an egg or borrow. It looks to be reptillian based off the patten of what could be the underbelly on one side of the fossil and the shape of the what I believe woud be the snout of the head (again it has been partially broken off). Also, there seems to be a long tail that wraps around the circumfrence of the unit and centered in the middle is the snout/head. When carefully observing the interior of where the break occurred, there apprears to be the spinal column (color differentation) originating from the head that may have lead to the torso as well as part of the torso. Lastly, there appears to be some digits to a claw (encircled). If anybody want to contact me for additional details, please don't hesitate.
  7. I'm seeking feedback on what exactly is this bone-looking structure. It seems to closely resemble the tip of an alligator's toes. Do you think this is something that could happen to naturally forming rock? I cropped in closely to the image so it can be clearly seen. It measures 8mm from top to tip. I would sincerely appreicate any expert insight into what this could be.
  8. Florida - Peace River

    Hi everyone, I have some stuff that was found in the Peace River, Florida. I think I have an idea what these are, but confirmation would be great! First off, a horse tooth? Could anything more specific be identified? It's 2" Then there's this, and I think it's alligator scute. 1 inch Lastly, alligator tooth partial? 1 inch long
  9. Hey guys, here's a fossil hunt I did with my Dad. We absolutely crushed it with a fossilized dire wolf tooth, a huge bison vertebra, two extinct Florida camel vertebras, a gorgeous extinct peccary tooth, some Giant Armadillo scutes and a few other things to boot. Hope you enjoy!
  10. Hi all, this is my first time posting so please be gentle. I found this in my back yard and I am just looking for help with an ID. In Katy Texas, just west of Houston. It's small, less than 2" total but the fragment is around 1 inch. It's in a sandstone matrix (a couple of geologists told me it is "young" sandstone, whatever that means). I am new to Texas and not familiar with the history here. Based on Googling, it looks to me like maybe a Pleistocene-era alligator claw or possibly snapping turtle claw. It does not look like a tooth, alligator or otherwise. it has a groove running down the side (probably down both sides) and isn't really conical. the only ridge is on the outer/top part (the curved edge). Just curious about what it might be and hoping someone with more expertise can assist. Thanks in advance for any insights you may have!
  11. Here is the link to an open source book published by the Calvert Marine Museum. Skeletal Anatomy of Alligator and Comparison with Thecachampsa, by George F. Klein. 2016, 75 pp. Annotated photographic atlas. (Print copy is also available for purchase.) During the Miocene epoch, large predatory crocodilians lived in a warmer southern Maryland. Their fossilized remains are now found along Calvert Cliffs. By providing a detailed annotated photographic atlas of the skeleton of the living Alligator, this work will help identify the fossilized bony remains of Thecachampsa - the marine crocodilian that shared its habitat with the likes of megalodon. http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/276/CMM-Publications. Also, here's the link to the museum's fossil club newsletter archive: http://calvertmarinemuseum.com/204/The-Ecphora-Newsletter. I am not affiliated with this institution, but am simply sharing some links I have on file. Enjoy.
  12. Found this odd fossil on Myrtle Beach 2-18-2020. Never found one like this. Personal opinion it resembles a crocodile tooth that broke, and point recessed into the larger portion. However it is very solid, and there seem to be no seams to confirm this (and it was a wild guess on my part anyway). Hopefully one of you has a more educated opinion. I'd love to hear from you if so. Thanks for looking and happy hunting.
  13. Need help

    so i went to Orlando Science Center today for the Dino Digs exhibition but in Jurassic Ridge dig pit area i know that there is a Camptosaurus, Camarasaurus, Ceratosaurus and a Stegosaurus, but there is some species and genus of dinosaurs and other animals that i dont know what there like take for example the turtle shell, the alligator crocodile like animal fossil, the ankylosaur like fossil and that bone that i dont know what species does it belong to and that nest that i don't know which dinosaur does it belong to.
  14. Crocodilian tooth

    From the album Macro Florida Fossils

  15. Fossil Armor

    From the album Macro Florida Fossils

    I think this is crocodilian
  16. Not sure if this is a tooth? Looking for help. Thanks in advance!
  17. What type of animal bone

    Discovered this past weekend, very unsure of what creature it used to make move??
  18. Alligator tooth fossil??

    Hi! I found this on the beach off the coast of South Carolina! I think it is an alligator tooth or at least some kind of tooth and would like some help identifying it please!
  19. Been hunting teeth for some time now and I ran across these two things on my last trip that has me scratching my head. Any help in identifying would be appreciated! The items are #1 and #2. The last pic is of all the teeth me and the family dug. Thanks
  20. Found these fossils at a construction site in Venice Florida. Can I get some help identifying? It would be much appreciated. As a side note I found the huge Megalodon there as well. I think one is an alligator scale? One is a joint of some sort? And one is the tail bone of a dugong? And one is a jawbone with teeth ( feline )? What say all? thanks in advance
  21. Leidyosuchus tooth

    From the album Judith River fm. Fossil Finds

    This little tooth likely comes from the alligatoroid Leidyosuchus. However I could be wrong and I'm basing that idea off of it being the only crocodilian other than deinosuchus described from the formation.
  22. Hi. I wanted help identifying a fossil tooth found in Florida. My son and I found it on the Peace River North of Wachula. We were sifting gravel from the middle of the river last week. I thought it to be alligator, but someone noted the ridge was distinctive enough that they didn't believe the tooth to be as such. It is slightly larger than an inch long. I can provide other pictures. Thank you Ken
  23. Alligator "Molar" Tooth

    From the album Lance fm. Microsite Finds

    Brachychampsa montana Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian~ 66 mya) Lance formation These teeth were found in the rear of the animal's mouth and aided it in crushing the hard shells of its prey.
  24. Alligator Tooth

    From the album Lance fm. Microsite Finds

    Brachychampsa montana Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian~ 66 mya) Lance formation
  25. Alligator Tooth

    From the album Lance fm. Microsite Finds

    cf. Brachychampsa montana Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian~ 66 mya) Lance formation
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