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Found 25 results

  1. Carnivore/omnivore canines from Florida

    Hey, I purchased these in two groups as raccoon, river otter, and possum canines, but I wanted to make sure they’re what I got them as. Biggest of them all is 1 3/16 @Harry Pristis @Shellseeker @Bone Daddy. TIA!
  2. Santa Fe carnivore canine

    Hey guys, Here's a partial canine that I got from Cris & Kyle around 2 and a half years ago. It's from the Santa Fe River in Florida, so Pleistocene in age. I've compared it to several canines online, and my best guess right now is spectacled bear (Tremarctos floridanus), but I feel like it could also be a lower canine from a dire wolf (Canis dirus). It doesn't seem cat-like to me. What do you think? I can provide more angles if necessary. Thanks in advance, Max
  3. Another strange large molar

    I almost didn’t realize this was a tooth until I polished it with a magic eraser because the algae was so think. I found it in Florida. Any thoughts?
  4. Hello everyone I’ve been wondering for a while now about some pieces in my collection and whether they are genuine. Here are the three: Piece of Mammoth Tusk (pretty sure it’s fake) Cave Bear bone Spinosaurus Tooth
  5. Hi, Even in this hard times of corona virus outbreak I couldn't resist the urge to visit again a cave that I found a few weeks ago, but couldn't explore it fully. So I went again and this last time I went in the cave I found a great number of bones scattered around the cave. I think they are probably modern, but it is weird because the cave isn't very easily accessible for animals since it has a few big drops. I found this tooth in a small ,,room,, which was barely big enough to squeeze in to. In that same place there were a small broken skull and many bones, but this is just one of the many places with such bones. At first I even thought that some explorers ate a chicken or something like that in there, but the bones are just too many and THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A CHICKEN SLAUGHTER FEST. I would be glad to hear your opinions on what creature is this toot from and if it is modern or ancient. The color I guess would suggest modern but i am no expert on how are bones preserved in caves and sadly I have no information on the age of the cave. I hope you are all fine and the virus never gets to you!
  6. Hi there I recently purchased a cave bear paw and arm. It unfortunately cracked almost clean thru along a pin at the end of the humerus and a few piece broke off the head of the humerus. The seller said to use super glue for the repair. I am a total amateur. Is this the best thing to use? Any recommendations on how repair or what to use. If you recommend something other that super glue please let me know if it's something I can buy online Thanks!
  7. Cave bear teeth and shark spine?

    Hi guys unfortunately I have no info on these but I was hoping you guys could give some generic info on these pieces (also cave bear toe bone?)
  8. Interesting article. This cave seems to be loaded with history making fossils. https://www.foxnews.com/science/ice-age-bear-and-wolf-like-creature-found-in-underwater-mexican-cave
  9. cave lion or cave bear?

    hello majoriti of the tooth found in this cave are form cave bear but this canine looks to me a bit different can you tell me is thi another U. spelaeus or something else?
  10. Dog, Wolf, Bear Tooth?

    We found this tooth today in a gravel bed of a creek while looking for shark teeth. Can anyone help me determine what it is? I would appreciate any feedback.
  11. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/230575/20180619/22-000-year-old-jaw-fossil-reveals-ancient-breed-of-giant-panda.htm
  12. What do you guys think? Don't mind the line across the top, the piece unfortunately snapped in half and was repaired.
  13. Always assumed this was small bear tooth

    This was found in the peace river last season, it’s been kinda just in my scraps. I always assumed this was a bear tooth, but I’ve never found anything else like this. Ideas?
  14. For trade. 1.75 x 1 inch Urus spelaeus tooth. Pleistocene, Romainia.
  15. Ursus spelaeus astragalus

    Astragalus of a cave bear.
  16. Ursus spelaeus ulna

    From the album Ursus spelaeus (Cave Bear) collection.

    An ulna bone from an Ursus spelaeus (Cave Bear). Found in the "Drachenhöhle", Mixnitz, Austria.
  17. Ursus spelaeus mandible.

    From the album Ursus spelaeus (Cave Bear) collection.

    Huge Ursus spelaeus (Cave Bear) left mandible. From Mixnitz, Steiermark, Austria. The "Drachenhöhle", or " Dragons Cave".
  18. Ursus spelaeus mandible.

    From the album Ursus spelaeus (Cave Bear) collection.

    Huge Ursus spelaeus (Cave Bear) left mandible. From Mixnitz, Steiermark, Austria. The "Drachenhöhle", or " Dragons Cave".
  19. Hello everyone, hope you all had a great Christmas! Here is what I got for Christmas Here's what they are in order: Cave Bear Ursus spelaeus canine tooth (4"), Cave Bear finger bone, Ohio Native American knife/arrowhead, Native American arrowhead from Logan Creek, Iowa, small Mosasaur tooth, bag of Hell Creek micro matrix, a nice sized chunk of meteorite, and a beautiful piece of Labradorite
  20. My Own Cave Bear

    Just wanted to share a new fossil I bought some days ago. It's the right side of a mandible from a cave bear (Ursus spelaeus). It's about 40,000 years old, 30 cm (12 in.) long, and was found in Romania. I find ice age mammals really interesting, so I'm happy I got this!
  21. Dire Wolf? Bear?

    I just found this tooth in Florida's Peace River. It looks like a canine. Shell Seeker suggested either bear or dire wolf, and as always, he suggested I turn to the experts on the Fossil Forum for help. I appreciate all input.
  22. Large Tooth Id?

    Hello, this fossil was given to me and I was wondering if anyone would know what it might be. It is approximately 4" in length and I am assuming it is a tooth of some kind. Unfortunately I am not sure of its origins. Also, is there a way to determine if it is real or a reproduction? Thank you in advance! -Circuit
  23. Ursus spelaeus astragalus

    From the album Mammal Fossils

    Ursus spelaeus Rosenmüller, 1794 An astragalus from a cave bear. Location: Zoölithenhöhle, Germany Age: Late Pleistocene

    © &copy Olof Moleman

  24. Ursus spelaeus hand bone

    From the album Mammal Fossils

    Ursus spelaeus Rosenmüller, 1794 A hand bone from a cave bear. Location: Zoölithenhöhle, Germany Age: Late Pleistocene

    © &copy Olof Moleman

  25. 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 12, 2018. Order Carnivora Superfamily Ursoidea Family Amphicyonidae (†) - 'Bear Dogs' Amphicyonidae - Africa/Middle East Gurbuz, M. (1974). Amphicyon major Blainville Discovered in the Middle Miocene Beds of Candir. Mineral Research and Exploration Institute of Turkey. Morales, J., M. Pickford and A. Valenciano (2016). Systematics of African Amphicyonidae, with descriptions of new material from Napak (Uganda) and Grillental (Namibia). Journal of Iberian Geology, 42(2). Morales, J., P. Brewer and M. Pickford (2010). Carnivores (Creodonta and Carnivora) from the Basal Middle Miocene of Gebel Zelten, Libya, With a Note on a Large Amphicyonid from the Middle Miocene of Ngorora, Kenya. Bulletin of the Tethys Geological Society, Cairo, Vol.5. Werdelin, L. and S.W. Simpson (2009). The last amphicyonid (Mammalia, Carnivora) in Africa. Geodiversitas, 31(4). Amphicyonidae - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Peigne, S., et al. (2006). A new amphicyonid (Mammalia, Carnivora, Amphicyonidae) from the late middle Miocene of northern Thailand and a review of the amphicyonine record in Asia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 26. Kohno, N. (1997). The first record of an amphicyonid (Mammalia: Carnivora) from Japan, and its implications for amphicyonid paleobiogeography. Paleontological Research, Vol.1, Number 4. Viranta, S., S. Taseer Hussain and R.L Bernor (2004). The Anatomical Characteristics of Giant Miocene Amphicyonid (Carnivora) Humerus from Pakistan. Pakistan J.Zool., Vol. 36(1). Wang, X.-M., J.-H. Wang and Q.-G. Jiangzuo (2016). New record of a haplocyonine amphicyonid in Early Miocene of Nei Mongol fills a long-suspected geographic hiatus. Vertebrata PalAsiatica, 54(1). Zhai, R., et al. (2003). An aberrant amphicyonid mammal from the latest Eocene of the Bose Basin, Guangxi, China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 48(2). Amphicyonidae - Europe (including Greenland and Siberia) De Bonis, L. (2015). Revival of a Species of the Rare European Oligocene Amphicyonid Goupilictis Ginsburg, 1969 (Mammalia, Carnivora, Amphicyonidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, e969401. Pairó, M.C. and B. Kurtén (1976). Bears and Bear-Dogs from the Vallesian of of the Vallés-Penedés Basin, Spain. Acta Zoologica Fennica, 144. Peigne, S. and E.P.J. Heizmann (2003). The Amphicyonidae (Mammalia: Carnivora) from Ulm-Westtangente (MN2, Early Miocene), Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany - Systematics and ecomorphology. Stuttgarter Beitr.Naturk., Ser.B, Number 343. Peigne, S., et al. (2008). A New Amphicyonine (Carnivora: Amphicyonidae) from the Upper Miocene of Batallones-1, Madrid, Spain. Palaeontology, Vol.54, Part 4. Siliceo, G., et al. (2014). Comparative Anatomy of the Shoulder Region in the Late Miocene Amphicyonid Magericyon anceps (Carnivora): Functional and Paleoecological Inferences. J.Mammal.Evol. Viranta, S. (1996). European Miocene Amphicyonidae - taxonomy, systematics and ecology. Acta Zoologica Fennica, Number 204. Amphicyonidae - North America Berta, A. and H. Galiano (1984). A Miocene Amphicyonid (Mammalia: Carnivora) from the Bone Valley Formation of Florida. Journal of Vertebrate Paleongology, 41(1). Boardman, G.S. and R.M. Hunt (2015). New material and evaluation of the chronostratigraphic position of Daphoenictis tedfordi (Mammalia, Carnivora, Amphicyonidae), a cat-like carnivoran from the latest Eocene of northwestern Nebraska, USA. Palaeontologia Electronica, 18.2.25A. Boyd, C.A. and E. Welsh (2018). Biochronology and biogeography of Paradaphoenus (Carnivora: Amphicyonidae) within the Great Plains Region of North America. PeerJ Preprints. (Not peer reviewed) Cook, H.J. A New Gigantic Fossil Dog from Colorado. Hunt, R.M. (2011). Evolution of Large Carnivores During the Mid-Cenozoic of North America: the Temnocyonine Radiation (Mammalia, Amphicyonidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Number 358. (54 MB download). Hunt, R.M. (2009). Long-legged pursuit carnivorans (Amphicyonidae, Daphoeninae) from the early Miocene of North America. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Number 318. (Note: This is a 20MB download) Hunt, R.M. (2003). Intercontinental Migration of Large Mammalian Carnivores: Earliest Occurrence of the Old World Beardog Amphicyon (Carnivora, Amphicyonidae) in North America. Bulletin American Museum of Natural History, Number 279, Chapter 4. Hunt, R.M. (2002). New Amphicyonid Carnivorans (Mammalia, Daphoeninae) from the Early Miocene of Southeastern Wyoming. American Museum Novitates, Number 3385. Hunt, R.M. (2002). Intercontinental Migration of Neogene Amphicyonids (Mammalia, Carnivora): Appearance of the Eurasian Beardog Ysengrinia in North America. American Museum Novitates, Number 3384. Hunt, R.M. (2001). Small Oligocene Amphicyonids from North America (Paradaphoenus, Mammalia, Carnivora). American Museum Novitates, Number 3331. Hunt, R.M. (1972). Miocene Amphicyonids (Mammalia, Carnivora) from the Agate Spring Quarries, Sioux County, Nebraska. American Museum Novitates, Number 2506. McGrew, P.O. (1939). A New Amphicyon from the Deep River Miocene. Geological Series of Field Museum of Natural History, Vol.VI, Number 23. Tomiya, S. and Z.J. Tseng (2016). Whence the beardogs? Reappraisal of the Middle to Late Eocene 'Miacis' from Texas, USA, and the origin of Amphicyonidae (Mammalia, Carnivora). R.Soc. open sci., 3. General Amphicyonidae Figueirido, B., et al. (2011). Body mass estimation in amphicyonid carnivoran mammals: A multiple regression approach from the skull and skeleton. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 56(2). Radinsky, L. (1980) Endocasts of Amphicyonid Carnivorans.American Museum Novitates, Number 2694. Sorkin, B. (2006). Ecomorphology of the giant bear-dogs Amphicyon and Ischyrocyon. Historical Geology, 18(4). Family Ursidae - The Bears and Their Allies. Subfamily Agriotheriinae (†) Hendey, Q.B. (1977). Fossil Bear from South Africa. South African Journal of Science, Vol.73. Martin, J.E. (2013). A Late Occurrence of the Bear Agriotherium from the Blancan Ringold Formation of Southeastern Washington. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, Vol.92. Miller, W.E. and O. Carranza-Castaneda (1996). Agriotherium schneideri from the Hemphillian of Central Mexico. Journal of Mammalogy, 77(2). Ogino, S., et al. (2011). New species of Agriotherium (Mammalia, Carnivora) from the late Miocene to early Pliocene of central Myanmar. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 42. Oldfield, C.C., et al. (2012). Finite element analysis of ursid cranial mechanics and the prediction of feeding behaviour in the extinct giant Agriotherium africanum. Journal of Zoology, 286. Samuels, J.X., J.A. Meachen-Samuels and P.A. Gensler (2009). The First Mid-Blancan Occurrence of Agriotherium (Ursidae) in North America: A Record from Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Idaho. J.Paleont., 83(4). Sorkin, B. (2006). Ecomorphology of the giant short-faced bears Agriotherium and Arctodus. Historical Biology, 8(1). Stach, J. (1957). Agriotherium intermedium N.Sp. from the Pliocene Bone Breccia of Weze. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Vol.II, Number 1. Subfamily Amphicynodontinae (†) Clark, J. and T.E. Guensburg (1972). Arctoid Genetic Characters as Related to the Genus Parictis. Fieldiana Geology, Vol.26, Number 1. Subfamily Ailuropodinae - Giant Pandas and their relatives Abella, J., P. Montoya and J. Morales (2011). A New species of Agriarctos (Ailuropodinae, Ursidae, Carnivora) in the locality of Nombrevilla 2 (Zaragoza, Spain). Estudios Geológicos, 67(2). Abella, J., et al. (2012). Kretzoiarctos gen.nov., the Oldest Member of the Giant Panda Clade. PLoS ONE, 7(11). Baryshnikov, G.F. and P.A. Tleuberdina (2017). Late Miocene Indarctos (Carnivora: Ursidae) from the Karabulak Formation of the Kalmakpai River (Zaisan Depression, Eastern Kazakhstan). Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS, Vol.321, Number 1. Beninda-Emonds, O.R.P. (2004). Phylogenetic Position of the Giant Panda. In: Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation. Lindburg, D.G. and K. 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