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Found 41 results

  1. Family Fun Bakersfield

    First time on the forum. Went to Bakersfield with my family and my sister’s family for 2 days. Found a bunch of shark teeth including a Benedini.
  2. Galeocerdo aduncus (Agassiz 1843)

    From the album Pisces

    Up to 21mm. From the Miocene at Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield, California. Trade with Fossil-Hound.
  3. Bakersfield display

    For your viewing pleasure I present one hundred cleaned and placed shark, pinniped, Cetacean, and ray teeth from Bakersfield. Tomorrow I’ll glue them to the back board with epoxy and have a label created at the very bottom. FYI @digit @Malcolmt @caldigger @Kurt Komoda @SailingAlongToo @WhodamanHD
  4. Puzzler

    Here is a tooth I have had for several years, not really knowing how to label. Found in Ernst East Quarry, Bakersfield, California ( mid. Miocene, approx. 15mya) I have read some topics on Physogaleus contortus symphseal mistaken for the Megachasma teeth, but this one doesn't seem to fall into that category. As you can see it has a huge root compared to the crown, zero serrations and in fact doesn't even have what you may call a "cutting blade" at all ( crown is oblong). 20mm from base of root to tip of crown. Crown is 8mm wide, 13mm long. I would like to finally label thus guy and am seeking your expertise on the matter. Thank you in advance for any enlightenment you may offer. @MarcoSr @Al Dente @siteseer
  5. Tiny Meg or wishful thinking?

    Hi everyone, I was going through some tiny teeth from a recent trip to Ernst quarries (Bakersfield; round mountain silt; ~ 15 mya) and came across this intriguing little tooth. It is ~11 mm and serrated on both sides. Is this a tiny meg or just wishful thinking?
  6. Tooth from Bakersfield ID Needed

    Last week I had the opportunity to go on a Bakersfield dig for Miocene shark and mammal fossils with @caldigger @Kurt Komoda and @MrR We had a good time. While there I found a tooth that I'm not exactly sure of. I believe it's a toothed cetacean (whale) and am leaning towards a Sperm Whale but am not sure. Any ideas? The tip of the crown is busted but most of the tooth is intact. Please help me identify this one.
  7. Ernst Quarries Question

    Hello. I'm going to be driving out to the west coast this week and I've really been wanting to visit the Ernst Quarries for the first time. On the website, apparently you need to reserve a spot, so I'm looking at October 18th and 19th, which show as available on the calendar. I submitted a request, but my firewall tried to block the the next page that occurred after submitting it. I'm pretty sure it went through, but I was paranoid, so I also texted the number on the site asking about the reservation. That was on Monday, October 8th. I haven't heard anything back. Is this normal? There's an email address, but I don't want to be a pest. It's just that I'm booking a hotel in Bakersfield for those days, so I'm kind of nervous that I'll find out too late that I can't get in. Also, if I do get in, I've never done this kind of digging for fossils. I did watch a couple Youtube vids, though!
  8. Hi all, can anyone tell if this is a dolphin tooth, and what species it is? It's a gift from @JBMugu It comes from Sharktooth Hill of Bakerfield, California. Round Mountain Silt Member of the Temblor Formation. It measures 1.7 inches long. Could it be Kentriodon?
  9. STH Micro-Tooth ID

    Hi everybody, I found this small tooth, I thought it looked like an interesting Squalus but then I looked on Elasmo and didnt see anything like it. What do you think? Location: round mountain silt, bakersfield CA. The scale is in 10ths of an inch
  10. Small Jaw ID needed

    I found this jaw section (?) while digging in Bakersfield. Anyone have any ideas about its origin? I am thinking fish but what do I know, I have never found a jaw before. Thank you.
  11. Hello, Found this interesting tooth in Bakersfield, in the Round Mountain Silt formation on Dec 24, 2017. To me it looks like a pathological upper tooth from a cow shark (hexanchus). There seems to be a very small inclusion on the side of the tooth (second photo), but hard to say if it was there when the shark lost it. The tooth is about the size of an American penny coin. Any validating comments or ideas are appreciated.
  12. From the album Pisces

    4.5cm. A gift from Cheney. Miocene. Probably from Shark Tooth Hill, Bakersfield, CA.
  13. Isurus planus (Agassiz 1856)

    From the album Pisces

    3cm. Hooked-tooth Mako. Found in the Miocene sands at Shark Tooth Hill in Bakersfield California. Obtained on a trade with mattbsharks.
  14. Bakersfield Fish Teeth?

    Hi Everybody, I found this interesting little piece the other day. It is from the round mountain silt formation in Bakersfield CA. I think it is part of a fish mouth but I am not sure, I cant believe I found such a small piece in all the silt. Sorry for the lack of scale, its about the size of half a dime. I thought I would let the experts weigh in and help educate me. Thanks for the help! Jesse
  15. Work has me in CA for the weekend so I struck off to Bakersfield to hunt for some teeth. Ernst Quarries was open this time so I signed up there, my first trip to this site. Strangely enough I was the only person to show up so I had the entire site to myself. (Strange that no one else would want to chisel compacted dirt all day long in the sun on a barren hill in Southern CA at the end of September but me?) Ernst Quarries supplies some hand tools (hand sledge and a point chisel) and has a f ew screens. Eight and a half hours later of pretty solid chiseling/ digging my results are below. No Meg for me but I understand 20 some Megs where pulled from this hunting ground over the last year. Bones & Matrix. Not sure what the bones are, probably whale, the vert wasn't complete but interesting, not sure what vert it is but it seems too "short" for whale & it has several divots in the sides.
  16. Hello, These two teeth were found at the Ernst Quarries Slow Curve Quarry in Bakersfield. These two are quite distinct and unlike anything else in my collection so far. I think they may be megamouth teeth, but I know those are quite rare. The roots look similar also to a lower snaggletooth or a tiger shark with a fairly pronounced lingual protuberance. Any help would be appreciated. Another photo.
  17. Interesting Tooth From STH

    Hi Everybody, I found this tooth the other day and it looks different from all the other teeth I have found in the STH area. The tooth resembles (to me) a Isurus lower but it has clear cusps on both sides of the tooth. I looked on elasmo and I don't see anything that looks quite like it listed for Bakersfield. The only thing I saw that looked like it had cusps was a catshark but the root doesn't seem to match. Maybe a Isurus Retroflexus? I'm stumped please weigh in with ideas. (I will try for better pictures tonight) Thank! Jesse
  18. Bakersfield Shark Tooth ID Needed

    Went fossil collecting in Bakersfield Round mountain silt formation this weekend and found an unusual tooth. I think it belongs to a mako shark (isurus planus), but it is unlike any other shark tooth I have ever found from the locality. The root is damaged, but it is more than twice as thick as any other hook mako I have ever found. Never seen a shark tooth this thick. Any ideas on the identity of this tooth? Thanks in advance for the help.
  19. Bakersfield bone and teeth ID part 2

    Here are some bones and teeth from Ernst Quarry in Bakersfield that I can't figure out what they are. They are unusual and stand out from everything else I have collected there. The longer bone I suspect is fish or bird. The one on matrix with a fish and sea mammal vert I thought was a whale ear bone at first but I am not sure because of the weird shape. It almost seems like some sort of tooth. There is another included that is very similar it but not on matrix.
  20. Bakersfield Teeth and Bone ID needed

    Anyone know what these various teeth are from? I think the big one is Allodesmus but the rest I'm not sure about. Collected over the last few years at Ernst Quarries in Bakersfield.
  21. My wife and I both took a day off work to dig another hole in Bakersfield. Our best day yet. Felt like we did not spend more than 5 minutes without finding a tooth, big or small. Found over 200 teeth and hunted for a solid 6-7 hours. These are photos of some of the best ones we found. Front and Back: Large front seal tooth (I think), and other smaller seal teeth. Most likely from the same animal since I found them in very close proximity.
  22. Shark Tooth Hill Micros

    First off, I want to thank Doren for sending me a small flat rate box full of STH matrix for me to try sifting through. I still have quite a bit of fine matrix to sort through but already I've managed to find hundreds of specimens. I've found quite a few Carcharhinus, Cetorhinus, Galeorhinus, Squalus, and tons of ray teeth. When I'm finished with all the matrix, I think I'll write a follow-up post with all the nice specimens I found. I'm having a little trouble identifying various species of rays - maybe someone has a literature suggestion to help me get familiar with different tooth characteristics? From what I can tell from other posts, the features that differentiate some ray species are quite subtle and to my untrained eye, very difficult to distinguish. I wouldn't mind some ID help with these teeth in particular. Scale to the right is in mm. If you could also comment on how common/uncommon these species are and what position they are in the jaw that would be immensely helpful as well. Also, maybe someone wouldn't mind making a list of the species found at STH and rank how common they are? Also, does anyone have suggestions for removing the last bit of silt/sand from the crevices in the teeth? I've tried water and gently stirring but that does not have much of an effect. Thanks for your help!
  23. Mako?

    Hi, I found this nice shark tooth at the Ernst Quarries in the Slow Curve. Not really sure about the identification, but it looks like a mako to me. The tooth is 2 inches long. Thanks.
  24. STH micro Bakersfield tooth

    hey guys, found this interesting little tooth while sorting some STH matrix. Any clue who it belongs to? Or what tooth it is?
  25. Find from STH

    Picture is of my find of teeth from STH area of Bakersfield CA. All found with a few hours of digging. Not a bad day!
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