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Found 9 results

  1. Whale Ear Bone

    I found this in a creek in the Charleston, South Carolina area where I often find sharks teeth and whale bones. I believe the site is Oligocene/Pliocene. If found anywhere else, I would have assumed it was a piece of gravel and tossed it, but it does look a little strange. Perhaps someone with more experience in the Cenozoic can help with the ID. The item is about 3 inches at its longest dimension. Like I said, I am thinking tumbled gravel on this one, but figured that I would check before throwing it in the garden.
  2. My friend found a couple of interesting bone pieces while digging at Ernst Quarries last weekend. In the same hole, she found what may be two small cetacean periotic bones, as well as a small dolphin tooth. All three are included included in associated images. She wasn't digging a particularly large hole, so I can't help but wonder if they are all from the same animal. While there may be no way to tell, the possibility is intriguing to this newbie's mind. Of course, I may even be wrong about my ID of the bones. Any input regarding the donor species, etc., is greatly appreciated. Cheers.
  3. Fla "Creek" Find

    Need some help with this one. I really don't have any idea what it might be -- other than possibly some skeletal bone or maybe even some kind of periotic ear bone??? The only age and location info I can supply is that I found it in a bag of Fla "cookie cutter creek" matrix that I got from @jcbshark -- maybe he'll chime in with an ID. Hope the pics are adequate; and please note they were taken without regard for the positional indicators on the metric cube. (This is my 1st attempt at resizing and posting pics, so please be gentle.) Thanks for looking...... and helping.
  4. Whale Ear Bone

    The guy I got this from said that this is a whale ear bone. Is that true?
  5. What is this ? Ear Bone (Newbie)

    Hello, I found these today walking along the beach along with about 200 teeth. I found a lot of bone fragments but wasn't sure what type of fossils are in the attached pictures. The one looks like an ear bone or something. Any help would be much appreciated... Thanks !!!
  6. inner ear bone

    Does anyone know what type of ear bone these might be?
  7. Porpoise or dolphin

    Does my ID look correct? This came from Miocene spoil piles at the Museum in Aurora, NC. -greel
  8. Is This A Whale Ear Bone?

    It is similar to bones I have seen that have been identified as dolphin ear bones. So, I thought this larger one may be to a whale? In truth, its a wild guess.
  9. Is This A Whale Ear Bone?

    Ear bones have never been my favorite thing. And, that's a good thing 'cause - except for mysticete whale bullae in some locations - ear bones are hard to find. Here's one I've had for a long time. I have always thought of this as an ear bone of Zygorhiza, an archaeocete whale; but, I have no confirmation of that. The bone is in three pieces, broken along old cracks judging by the stains. It may have broken in my collecting bag - I don't remember. The broken surfaces reveals a dense, white, glassy material. Anyway, the interior is so surprising, and the cross-section of the bone is so interesting, that I have never glued it back together. I thought I'd share some images, and maybe someone here will recognize the bone.
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