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  1. Claw or Tooth for ID Florida

    I don't know if this is a claw or tooth or even something else. It is about 7/8 inch long. From a central East Coast Florida beach. Thanks for all the help.
  2. An Earbone.. I think

    I was fortunate to go hunting with friends ( including a couple of TFF members ) today. Most of my friends know me as a fossil enthusiast, interested in mammal ear-bones. I am extremely good at identifying horse ear-bones. My TFF friends brought me this fossil find, which I did identify as an ear-bone , and they donated it to me, If I would attempt to get a specific ID on TFF. Because I am thinking marine, let me ask Bobby @Boesse to look at it. It "looks" broken, but I am not sure. The only thing I am sure of i that this find is a fossil. All comments appreciated.
  3. Hi, I acquired this tooth a couple days ago and was wondering if anyone could confirm that it is fully authentic, I don’t really have reason to believe it’s faked, or restored, the root just looks odd... I’m thinking it’s just odd preservation, because 1. I’ve never seen a restored bear canine that’s not museum quality, and 2. I’d think it would be completely restored too museum or near museum quality. @Harry Pristis @Shellseeker @Bone Daddy@PODIGGER. TIA, I appreciate all thoughts!
  4. Here is a jaw with two teeth. The entire length of the jaw is about 6.25 inches. The teeth are about 11/16 and 12/16 long and the largest about 9/16 wide at the widest place. They were found on a Florida beach near Fort Pierce. Don't know what the animal would be. Thanks for all the great help.
  5. From Myrtle, to Charleston and then from Amelia around to Venice. It was truly a blessed summer strolling the beaches with family, and sometimes by myself. Of the hundreds found, these are my favorites.
  6. Reptile Vertebra

    Here is a small vertebra I found while at my Proboscidean dig spot. I was able to find that i closely matches a reptile vertebra, but i do not know what kind of reptile based off of size and that is only has 2 wings on the sides and not 4. What do you all think?
  7. Canine Tooth?

    Here is a tooth that I unknowingly found while digging up possible Proboscidean fossils. From what I was able to research, I believe it belongs to a canine ancestry, but the root growth makes me lean towards there bear side of the canine ancestry. Overall the flattened ridges on top do not match any of my theories. What do you all think?
  8. Large Mammal Vertebra Possibly?

    Here are some more vertebra that i had dug up where i have been piecing together a large shoulder blade. From what I could research, I think it is a sacral vertebra in the Proboscidean family. What do you all think?
  9. Fossil Jaw FL ?

    Found this suspect item inland Venice, FL. Mostly Pleistocene material within 100 yards: sloth, megs, dugong...Lots of clay and limestone in this site. Some material not totally mineralized. When cleaning item, fiberous material revealed. Unsure if it is a fossil or not. Jaw shaped?
  10. I know there are worn or broken but would like any information on them. They are fairly large. I think the two white ones might be from the same animal or age, while the black one is very dense and was possibly much bigger than the remaining piece, but I don't know. They came from a beach near Fort Pierce Florida. You can see the rule for scale. Thanks for any thoughts.
  11. Pectinidae ID Resources?

    Hello there, I'm a newbie, but already very excited to see the wealth of info on this forum. I am new to collecting fossils; we moved to Amelia Island in 2018 and I started finding pectens (is it correct to call them pectens when referring to them generally?) and got hooked. I've found several hundred on the beach at Fernandina Beach, Florida. I've attached a few samples and hope that someone (MikeR?) can point me to resources which help distinguish pectens in order to ID them. The books I've found don't go deeply enough, or only list a couple. Although there are some great PDFs out there, I just haven't found any straight forward guides/resources that would help me definitively ID these fossil bivalves. Any information or help would be greatly appreciated. And if anyone is kind enough to ID them from pictures, I can take more images from the side etc so more details are clear. Thank you very much! Cheryl
  12. 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?
  13. I found this in Venice florida. I was wondering if anyone knew the species. I believe it's a scallop. Thank you.
  14. I found this 1/2" by 1/2" jaw section while screen sifting in the Santa Fe this week. The tiny teeth along the jaw are fish or insectivore like (pin like with no grinding surface), but the hooked canine looks totally out of place. Can anyone hazard a guess as to animal type? It is most likely pleistocene to modern.
  15. Fun to see the difference

    This is a photo showing two different locations on the same waterway, two days in a row. It’s incredible to see the difference in color! Nothing found was too unusual, some modern. But I always love finding alligator teeth, especially having some now that are this crazy orange color. Not the best photo quality, but you can still see the difference!
  16. Bone fossil found on beach

    This is my first post to this site and I thank you beforehand for any help you can give me with the ID of this piece of bone. I have been vacationing on Little Gasparilla Island for the last years. I am fascinated with the shark's teeth and other things that wash up. I am a surgical PA having both worked in Neurosurgery and now spine with orthopedics. I found this on my most recent trip and recognized it as bone immediately. It is about 3x2x2". The top and bottom appear to be cortical bone and the middle cancellous bone. I ran it by a few surgeon friends and we came up with nada.
  17. Bear-Dog Fossils

    I just acquired these fossils from the fossil fair at the sanford civic center in central florida, these are all allegedly from the Cynelos genus of bear-dogs. The tag on these specimens reads: "Cyenlos carnoiavorus fossil bear-dog tibia, femur, cervical vertebrae early miocene epoch thomas farm site chilchrist co. florida." Here's the tibia. (measurements in cm) I have another bear-dog specimen ready for an ID, but it is a different genus and comes from a different area, so I will just show the specimens I purchased from the suwanee river. Femur: Cervical Vertebrae:
  18. Coyote canine?

    Hi, i purchased this canine today as a coyote canine, but it’s 1 3/4 inches long which seems big to me, I’m torn between red wolf and coyote. @Shellseeker @Bone Daddy @PODIGGER @Harry Pristis. TIA
  19. Shark teeth Hunting in Venice, Florida

    Two Venice businesses turn searching for fossils and sharks' teeth into lasting memories Earle Kimel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Oct 12, 2020 Yours, Paul H.
  20. Partial Jaw For ID Florida

    I wonder what type of jaw this is. Found on a Florida beach near Jensen Florida. Maybe gator? It is about four inches long. Thanks for all your help.
  21. Echinofulgur helenae

    From the album Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Echinofulguridae Echinofulgur helenae (Olsson, 1967) Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: APAC Pit Bed 4, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: More variable that E. echinatum, E. helenae is the common Echinofulgur in the lower beds of the Pinecrest. Ranges from tall straight individuals similar to E. echinatum to short stubby forms reminiscent of Tropochasca petiti. A row of spines on the siphonal canal distinguishes it from E. echinatum.
  22. Echinofulgur echinatum

    From the album Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Echinofulguridae Echinofulgur echinatum (Dall, 1890) Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: APAC Pit Bed 4, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: This species is much more common in the Florida Pleistocene than the Pliocene. It lacks the row of spines on the siphonal canal which is indicative of E. helenae.
  23. Tropochasca petiti

    From the album Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Melongenidae Tropochasca petiti Olsson, 1967 Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: SMR Phase 10 Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: Resembles a Echinofulgur but with a more compact body, shorter spire and twisted siphonal canal suggesting Melongenidae. An extinct genera with no modern analog to compare with.
  24. Melongena consors

    From the album Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Melongenidae Melongena consors (G.B. Sowerby II, 1850) Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: SMR Phase 10 Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: Large and highly variable which has led to taxonomic splitting. Inflated body whorl with variable rows of spines. Ranges from the Lower Miocene/Pliocene Caribbean and the Upper Pliocene Florida deposits.
  25. Melongena consors

    From the album Gastropods of the Tamiami Formation

    Order Neogastropoda Family Melongenidae Melongena consors (G.B. Sowerby II, 1850) Statigraphy: Pinecrest Sand Member of the Tamiami Formation Location: SMR Phase 8 Pit, Sarasota County, Florida USA. Status: Extinct Notes: Shown is a smaller individual with three rows of shoulder spines to compare with the large adult specimen MR 9473-1017.
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