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  1. Just got back from the Orlando Fossil Fair 2018, I bought some nice fossils but many were not identified and I want to confirm ID's for ones that were. There's a lot of fossils so I'll label each one with information and my own opinon on them. All the fossils shown are allegedly carnivores and found in the Suwannee River in Florida (excluding two of them). The furthest on the left will be #1, and the furthest on the right will be #4. I'm not convinced that 1 is a carnivore but besides that I don't have any hypothesis on what the others could be. The left one in this picture is 5, the one on the right is 6. Five reminds me of a bear, and I don't have any idea what 6 is or if it's even a carnivore. The tooth will be 7 the jaw will be 8, both are allegedly dire wolves (they're not associated) from 'Northern Florida', I don't have an exact locality unfortunately. I suspect these both belong to dire wolves. The furthest left will be 9, and the furthest right is 11. I suspect 9 and 10 to be racoon teeth, but I'm not sure if racoons are found in the Suwannee river. At first I thought 11 was a canid, but after looking at it for awhile it looks more like a feline. This last specimen will be 12, right now I'm stuck between a primitive canid (possibly leptocyon) a feline, or some sort of fox. This specimen was also found in the Suwannee, like the rest except the dire wolves. If you need more pictures I can take some and post them within the hour. Thanks in advance!
  2. Jaw bone?

    I found this at a local beach today on the east coast of Florida. Can you tell me what it might be? I was thinking a jaw bone perhaps? Thank you.
  3. Spino jaw section ?

    Hello all would this be a spino jaw section or a croc jaw section ? And the tooth has been put on the jaw.
  4. piece of jaw?

    Hello everyone. I tried to find some shark teeth in the Korkynskiy coal waste heap. I found this in the sand . I hope u will understand me
  5. Any idea what this is?

    Found this in a dried pond in southern TN. Any idea what it could be?
  6. Partial Xiphactinus Jaw

    From the album North Sulphur River

  7. Mammal Jaw Fragment

    I obtained this mammal jaw at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Garage Sale a couple of years ago in a box of rocks that had been detached from their labels and so lost much of their scientific value. That made the box of rocks cheap, but it means that I am on my own to figure out what all of it is and have no location information at all. I am hoping that someone on here will maybe recognize it enough to steer me in the right direction for even a higher taxonomic level identification. I am more than happy to provide photographs from any additional angles that would be helpful so please just ask! Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!
  8. Kem Kem Jawbone

    Recently I posted this fossil in the fossil preparations forum in order to get some assistance in cleaning the fossil. The bone comes from the Kem Kem Beds, so the sandy matrix was fairly easy to pick off with a pin vice and a DRY toothbrush I believe this is Carcharodontosaur because of the amount of space between tooth sockets and the presence of labial foramina (both of these features outlined in photographs) but I'm not 100% sure. The size of the fossil is 6x3x1 inches. I've been driving myself nuts trying to figure out what this thing is, so I've decided to post it here because I'm all out of ideas
  9. Spinosaurus or Crocodilian jaw?

    Hi, wanted to ask for opinions about the identification of this partial jaw, offered to me as a Spinosaurus jaw (or Spinosaurid), but unsure on how to tell the difference between a spinosaurid jaw and a crocodilian jaw. Thanks.
  10. I bought this at a garage sale in Tucson the other day. They told me they think they bought it at a museum gift shop.
  11. Looks like a complete fabrication, barring the crowns? @Tidgy's Dad @-Andy- @Troodon
  12. Elasmosaur jaw?

    Could this be a plesiosaur(elasmosaurus) jaw? I tried comparing but it's hard to see the picture of jaws in ideal positions and angles and such. Also, with so many extreme teeth it can be hard to see perfectly in a lot of pictures. (Location-wise and all, it could be, this is just about the physical jaw itself)
  13. Edestus teeth

    From the album Sharks and fish

    The shark relative is genus of eugenodontia holocephalid from the Carboniferous-Pennsylvanian age Anna shale formation, Carbondale group, found in different Illinois coal mines. I dont know(yet)which mine these were found in. This unidentified species is of the "vorax-serratus- crenulatus-heinrichi" or "E. heinrichi group", with the teeth being more of a standard triangular shape, as opposed to being thinner and pointed at a forward angle as in the "E. minor" group http://www.thefossilforum.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=501751
  14. Mosasaur premaxillary bones

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    2 unidentified mosasaur species' anterior end of premaxillary bones. One with teeth broken off just beyond the skull, and the other has 2 remaining teeth, with the rest broken off at the level of the skull. the larger fossil was found in the phosphate mines of Khouribga, Morocco. ive since lost the information for the smaller fossil, sadly.
  15. Dunkleosteus armor/possible jaws

    From the album Sharks and fish

    Front side of armor which I believe could be the edge of the jaws! It comes to what would have been the razor sharp shearing edge, greatly worn down now, though. I also believe it could be the jaw because of the clear vertical wear lines on the surface, from being sheared against the inner surface of the other jaw, which is how they kept the edges razor sharp like scissors. I have seen similar wear lines on placoderm shearing jaws, so what I believe to be reasonable observations point to the possibility(maybe even likely?)of being from the cutting edge of the jaws.
  16. Ichthyosaur

    Hello, A recent find of ours. I've been told by someone knowledgeable in this area that it's a Disarticulated lower Ichthyosaur jaw ( the long bones on the back) It's been scavenged after death so everything is scattered. On the otherside are other bones, shells and what look to be 5 teeth. Other Side with Teeth Close up of what look to be teeth, I've circled them in red.
  17. Vertebrate Fossil in WI?

    Please help me identify this fossil found yesterday on a hike Door County. It was found among very common fossils like corals.
  18. Cretaceous crocodile; likely Dyrosaurus

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Unidentified Cretaceous crocodile species, suggested by multiple people, to appear to be a Dyrosaurus, came from the second phosphatic layer of a phosphate mine(what a shocker!)around the suburbs of Khouribga, Morocco. Original teeth, not replacements. Have gone through and cleaned up the base of some of the ones that had some sand around them.
  19. Basilosaurus molar still attached

    From the album Marine reptiles and mammals

    Basilosaurus isis molar(one side serrated, the other side smooth)still embedded in a small piece of jaw bone. sadly I don't have any information about the fossil other than it is B.isis, and was found in Egypt.
  20. Kritosaurus Jaw

    A fragment of a left jaw dentary bone from a Kritosaurus.
  21. I've been offered this partial jaw. It's not the best example in the whole world, but it does have some in-situ teeth. Does anyone have any thoughts on it? I believe that is actually Plesi and not some obscure Moroccan crocodile, but let me know if it's something else! I assume Elasmosaurus of some kind? The teeth look OK to me, I can't see any obvious sign of tampering, although I am always suspicious that one or two could have been added. No actual signs of it though. Any thoughts would be welcomed. My understanding is that these are extremely rare. But still, rarity's not everything. Apologies for the less-than-great pictures.
  22. Mosasaur skull/jaw elements question

    I have been offered this mosasaur jaw section, and am looking for some information on what parts may actually be here. There are two sections of jaw (the one on top very thin, which makes me wonder if it may be a pterygoid jaw?), although the bones on the right confuse me - are they part of the back of the skull? I'm not sure quite what to make of it, since it's not what you normally see. Based on this picture (the only one I have) I would say that the teeth have been butchered, but this blurry photo is all I have to go on. Any comments on the piece would be welcomes. I shall tag @LordTrilobite since he is very good at these things!
  23. Crocodile jaw

    i don't know much at all about Cretaceous crocodiles other than there were a ton of them. From what I hear, so many it's difficult to ID even if you have a good amount of an animals fossils, unless it's one of the number of very unique looking species that have a clear signiture. Sadly I'm guessing this fits into the former;difficult/near impossible to ID from just this. *Its a Cretaceous species, from the second phosphatic layer of the phosphate mines in the suburb of Khouribga, Morocco.
  24. Beaumaris jaw ID

    G'day everyone! Today I was able to go down to Beaumaris and have a hunt. I found some nice fossils but one find stood out. As I was about to leave the site I found this small jaw amongst the shingle. I am not sure what animal it is from but I am thinking fish. It could be mammal but terrestrial mammal material is very rare to find at this site. Thanks, Daniel
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