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Found 14 results

  1. Bone

    This is one out of 2 bones. Just want to know how old. Seems like dog bone. It makes y thin rock sound when flicking on it or gently hiting the concrete with it. Maybe that’s normal but I don’t know! Lol it doesn’t let me load more due to pic size. I will add the other pictures as replies. It’s 3” long
  2. I'm not sure this is what it seems, but the idea of a bone hunting dog is very appealing https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/super-sniffing-beagle-discovers-bone-14241458.amp
  3. Rockhound Finds Fossil Rhino Bone

    Pooch sniffs out prehistoric prize: Canine discovers 250,000-year-old woolly rhino bone By Today, Today news, April 5, 2019 https://www.todaychan.com/2019/04/05/pooch-sniffs-out-prehistoric-prize-dog-discovers-250000-year-old-woolly-rhino-bone-2/ Yours, Paul H.
  4. Dog Finds Mammoth Fossil

    https://www.inquisitr.com/5189382/a-puppy-has-dug-up-a-13000-year-old-bone-belonging-to-an-ice-age-woolly-mammoth/ This isn't really important fossil news but still worth noting( especially if you are a dog owner.)
  5. 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.
  6. not a fossil but you guys know your stuff

    I'm trying to identify bones ive found at an indian site in Kansas, without the teeth this one is tricky ive googled coyote, opossum, raccoon, bobcat, and without teeth they all look a lot alike, maybe you guys see something i dont
  7. Here we go again! Even with my eyes closed tight and hallucinating, I would never be able to come up with this description. Of course, found while cruising "The Auction Site", I found this diddy. Described as a fossil "dog skull", this winner can be had for a mere $999. + shipping. Now let's not all go scrambling for the bid button at once. I am sure there are plenty more to be had in the sellers construction rock pile out back. This one should be filed under the title "Seriously?!!!".
  8. domestic dog or coyote?

    This is not a fossil, but I brought it home any way from a river hunt. Is it domestic dog or coyote? I have looked at several images on line and cannot see a difference.
  9. Sharks tooth, or dogs nail?

    Grandmother found this while on vacation. The people she was with said it's a sharks tooth, but is suspiciously looks like a dogs nail. It was found in the water, on the bottom, not like it was floating. Any one want to clarify the object? Never seen a sharks tooth that looks like that.
  10. amateur curious of what these are

    From New Brunswick Canada. I saw these. One appears to be bamboo looking. The other was big rock on ground with what appeared to be footprints of different size. The larger one was no bigger than palm of hand. Besides footprint, something almost look like dog or pig head. Was just curious to know if they were actually fossils. the bamboo pic didn't load. I will have to add new topic. sorry am new
  11. Wolf Jaw Bone Id

    Greetings, I need help identifying this jaw bone. It looks to me like any wolf jaw bone I have seen. However, wolves only recently returned to the region it was found and it appears old.. at least to me. I would like to identify it and to learn how to posatively identify differences between wolf jaw bones and dogs. I'm also interested in any good reference on the subject I might aquire. Thank you for any help!!
  12. Fossil-Sniffing Dog?

    For your entertainment, I offer this article from the website for the “Institute for Creation Research”. That’s those folks who don’t believe in what most of us here believe and prefer to think that: “Each of the major kinds of plants and animals was created functionally complete from the beginning and did not evolve from some other kind of organism.” http://www.icr.org/article/7558/ The article postulates that this “fossil-sniffing pooch” is evidence that fossils aren’t millions of years old as we palaeontologists believe and provide further proof of creationist idealism. It isn’t my intent to start a religious argument (so please restrain yourselves). People can believe whatever they want as far I am concerned. But the question that crossed my mind as I was reading it was this. Do any of you have any experience of taking your pooch with you when fossil-hunting and has your dog ever sniffed out anything you might not have otherwise found? I would be prepared to believe that a dog could be trained to sniff out almost anything with a chemical signature (sulphur dioxide, hydrogen sulphide, ammonia, whatever) and that the ability doesn’t depend on there being residual organic tissue in the way the article suggests. I often note that split nodules which prove to contain a fossil have a distinct odour that empty nodules do not and I'm a smoker with probably rather disadvantaged olfactory abilities. I can't smell the difference from the outside, but I wonder if a dog might be able to? I haven’t had a dog for years, but when I did and took her beachcombing, she would often find a Pleistocene bone before I did – but I think she was using her eyes rather than her sense of smell.
  13. Whale And Porpoise Teeth?

    I have two teeth shown below. The long skinny ones I have been told are whale teeth and the other I was told is a porpoise tooth. I found images in a book showing it may be a wolf sized dog, a seal or or possible a whale shark. Anyone have any opinions? I have a few of both in a display shot in the last image. Thanks in advanced for the input!
  14. 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. Family Canidae - The Dogs and Their Allies. Subfamily incertae sedis Tomiya, S. (2011). A New Basal Caniform (Mammalia: Carnivora) from the Middle Eocene of North America and Remarks on the Phylogeny of Early Carnivorans. PLoS ONE, Vol.6, Issue 9. Subfamily Hesperocyoninae (†) Wang, X. (2003). New material of Osbornodon from the Early Hemingfordian of Nebraska and Florida.Bulletin American Museum of Natural History, Number 279. Wang, X. (1994). Phylogenetic Systematics of the Hesperocyoninae (Carnivora:Canidae).Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Number 221. (212 pages) Wang, X. (1993). Transformation from Plantigrady to Digitigrady: Functional Morphology of Locomotion in Hesperocyon (Canidae: Carnivora). American Museum Novitates, Number 3069. Wang, X. and B.M. Rothschild (1992). Multiple Hereditary Osteochondroma in Oligocene Hesperocyon (Carnivora: Canidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 12(3). Welsh, E. (2014). The First Record of Osbornodon (Carnivora: Canidae) from the Orellan of South Dakota. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, Vol.93. Wilson, J.A. (1939). A New Species of Dog from the Miocene of Colorado. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.V, Number 12. Subfamily Borophaginae (†) - 'Bone-Crushing' Dogs Tribe Borophagini Barbour, E.H. and H.J. Cook (1914). Two New Fossil Dogs of the Genus Cynarctus from Nebraska. Nebraska Geological Survey, Vol.4, Part 15. Baskin, J.A. (1998). Evolutionary Trends in the Late Miocene Hyena-Like Dog Epicyon (Carnivora, Canidae). In: Advances in Vertebrate Paleontology and Geochronology, Tomida, Y, et al. (eds.). Berry, C.T. (1938). A Miocene Dog from Maryland. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol.85, Number 3035. Dalquest, W.W. (1969). The Bone-Eating Dog, Borophagus diversidens Cope. Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences, 31. Hall, E.R. and W.W. Dalquest (1969). A New Doglike Carnivore, Genus Cynarctus, from the Clarendonian, Pliocene, of Texas. University of Kansas Publications, Museum of Natural History, Vol.14, Number 10. Jasinski, S.E. and S.C. Wallace (2015). A Borophagine canid (Carnivora: Canidae: Borophaginae) from the middle Miocene Chesapeake Group of eastern North America. Journal of Paleontology, 89(6). McGrew, P.O. (1944). The Aelurodon saevus Group. Geological Series of Field Museum of Natural History, University of Illinois, Vol.8, Number 13. McGrew, P.O. (1944). An Osteoborus from Honduras. Geological Series of Field Museum of Natural History, University of Illinois, Vol.8, Number 12. Richey, K.A. (1979). Variation and Evolution in the Premolar Teeth of Osteoborus and Borophagus (Canidae). Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Vol.VII, 1979. Tseng, Z.J. and X. Wang (2010). Cranial Functional Morphology of Fossil Dogs and Adaptation for Durophagy in Borophagus and Epicyon (Carnivora, Mammalia). Journal of Morphology, 271. Van Valkenburgh, B., T. Sacco and X. Wang (2003). Pack Hunting in Miocene Borophagine Dogs: Evidence from Craniodental Morphology and Body Size. In: Vertebrate Fossils and Their Context: Contributions in Honor of Richard H. Tedford. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Number 279. Wang, X. (2004). A New Species of Aelurodon (Carnivora:Canidae) from the Barstovian of Montana. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 24(2). Tribe Phlaocyonini McGrew, P.O. (1941). A New Procyonid from the Miocene of Nebraska. Geological Series of Field Museum of Natural History, Vol.8, Number 5. Wang, X. and R.H. Tedford (2008). Fossil dogs (Carnivora:Canidae) from the Sespe and Vaqueros formations in Southern California, with comments on the relationships of Phlaocyon taylori. In: Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology of Western and Southern North America - Contributions in Honor of David P. Whistler. (X.Wang and L.G. Barnes eds). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. General Borophaginae Martin-Serra, A., B. Figueirido and P. Palmqvist (2016). In the Pursuit of the Predatory Behavior of Borophagines (Mammalia, Carnivora, Canidae): Inferences from Forelimb Morphology. J.Mammal.Evol., 23. Tseng, Z.J. and X. Wang (2011). Do convergent ecomorphs evolve through convergent morphological pathways? Cranial shape evolution in fossil hyaenids and borophagine canids (Carnivora, Mammalia). Paleobiology, 37(3). Van Valkenberg, B., et al. (2003). Pack Hunting in Miocene Borophagine Dogs: Evidence from Craniodental Morphology and Body Size.Bulletin American Museum of Natural History, Number 279, Chapter 7. Wang, X., et al. (1999). Phylogenetic Systematics of the Borophaginae (Carnivora: Canidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Number 243. (195 pages) Subfamily Caninae Basal and Early Caninae Asahara, M., et al. (2015). Re-examination of the fossil raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) from the Penghu channel, Taiwan, and an age estimation of the Penghu fauna. Anthropological Science, Vol.123(3). Dermitzakis, M.D., A.A.E. Van der Geer and G.A. Lyras (2004). The phylogenetic position of raccoon dogs: Implications of their neuroanatomy. 5th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology, Thessaloniki, Greece. García, N. (2008). New Eucyon remains from the Pliocene Aramis Member (Sagantole Formation), Middle Awash Valley (Ethiopia). Comptes Rendus Palevol, Vol.7, Number 8. Geraads, D., et al. (2010). Nyctereutes lockwoodi, n.sp., a new canid (Carnivora: Mammalia) from the middle Pliocene of Dikika (Lower Awash, Ethiopia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30(3). Ivanoff, D.V., M. Wolsan and A Marciszak (2014). Brainy stuff of long-gone dogs: a reappraisal of the supposed Canis endocranial cast from the Pliocene of Poland. Naturwissenschaften, 101. Kim, S.-I., et al. (2015). Evolutionary and biogeographical implications of variations in skull morphology of raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides, Mammalia: Carnivora). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 116. Lucenti, S.B. (2017). Nyctereutes megamastoides (Canidae, Mammalia) from the Early and Middle Villafranchian (Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene) of the Lower Valdarno (Firenze and Pisa, Tuscany, Italy). 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