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Found 130 results

  1. Shark Teeth ID Help

    Hi. I found these two teeth in the Lee Creek matrix yesterday. I have my thoughts on what they are but I wanted to see if my thoughts are correct on them. Thanks in advance for any feedback. @Al Dente 1. I believe this tooth is a Paragaleus pectoralis - 3MM 2.I thought this was Squantina but now after posting the pictures I not sure. 2MM
  2. Odd Little Lee Creek Tooth

    I found this tooth in a bucket of matrix yesterday. It has the hint of cusplets on each shoulder and this kind of throws me. I have my own impression of the I.D. of this tooth but am looking for other opinions. I have thousands of Lee Creek teeth in my collection and have gone through countless gallons of matrix, but this tooth just looks odd to me. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
  3. Hope everyones week is going well. Over the past week I found a couple teeth and something that looks like a fried egg. I just wanted to get some confirmation regarding the teeth and I have no idea what the 3rd item is. Thanks for all the help. 1. I think this is symphyseal tooth but not sure. 2-3 MM 2. Thresher shark 3MM; not sure because the root seems to fat. 3. Fried Egg looking thing; It is the same on both sides 2.5MM
  4. Shark Tooth ID Help

    Hi. Hope everyone had a great week. I found this tooth this morning as I continue to go through more of the Lee Creek Matrix. I am somewhat confident that this is a Finetooth shark - Carcharhinus Isodon. I wondering if someone can confirm if I am correct on this one. Thank you so much for any feedback.
  5. pharyngeal plate

    From the album Aurora spoil pile fossils

    pharyngeal plate
  6. Galeocerdo contortus

    From the album Aurora spoil pile fossils

    Galeocerdo contortus
  7. What Kind Of Tooth Is Fish or Ray?

    Hi. I found this and at first I thought it was a ray tooth but I can not find any examples of it. Maybe because it is worn. This leads me to believe that maybe it is fish rather than ray. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Seal or Walrus?

    hello all, it's been a while since I've been on. I hope you are all doing well in these trying times. I recently purchased a series of large mammal phalanges from Lee Creek. They're clearly Yorktown (Pliocene). While they seem to resemble seal phalanges, they're awfully large (14-15 cm). I'm wondering if they are walrus instead? Does anyone know if the last Smithsonian Lee Creek volume (Vol 4) is available online as a pdf? Alternately, are there easy "tolls" that I can use to distinguish, or does anyone feel comfortable making a distinction? Thanks!
  9. Micro Matrix

    I have been spending the past covid months going through Lee Creek matix. I dont know what I would have done without it. I have found hundreds of things and still have a ton to go through. Since I post pictures last I took the advice given and purchased an aultrasonic cleaner. WOW, what a difference it makes. Thanks for the input on that @MarcoSr @Al Dente @ClearLake @CocoAnyway here are 10 unique finds that I need some guidence on. I appreciate any feedback! 1. Is this a fish tooth? To me it looks more reptilian. Dare I say Croc tooth. I know its not but I am still searching for my first. Plus I have heard they are super rare for Lee Creek. 2. The only thing that slightly looks close to this tooth is a Bramble Shark. But I think this is going to end up as some type of symphyseal tooth. 3. Smooth Hound Shark 4. Never saw anything like this before. I am assuming its fish 5. Alien tooth or another Symphyseal tooth 6. Just cool looking and small 1-2mm 7. Fish Jaw but what kind? about 2-3mm 8. Next two pictures are NOT the same tooth. I found two that look very similar. Pinfish? 9. 10. Fish tooth?
  10. Weird Neogene/Pleistocene Tooth

    I found this the other day in a bag of Aurora micro matrix. It's only about 3 mm long. Could be Miocene, Pliocene or Pleistocene as all three run through the mine and the matrix is thoroughly sifted together during mining operations. There appears to be a root and possibly two tips broken off?
  11. Fish/Skate Teeth ID Help

    Hi. Found some neat stuff in the Lee Creek Matrix today. I believe most of it is fish/skate teeth. If anyone get help with ID it would be much appreciated. Everything is 1 - 2mm. Also, Can somone explain how to get of the dirt on these teeth? I soaked them in hot water and some of it came off. They are so tiny to scrub. What would be safe to soak them in? Thank you for any feedback! I believe these two teeth are Rhynchobatus Teeth #1 #2 #3 I think this is some type of skate tooth but not sure what type #4 absolutely no clue #5 I believe this is a fish tooth
  12. AB LC 2020 Coral.jpg

  13. Shell?

    Hi. I have no idea where to even begin with this one. Just found this in the Lee Creek matrix that I have been working through the past month. This one is 1MM. My uneducated guess is..... nevermind I have absolutely no clue! Anyone's guess would be better than mine. Thanks for any feedback. Mark
  14. Fish or Shark Tooth?

    I found these two teeth that are somewhat similiar. I was thinking more of shark tooth than fish but I am not sure. It is just over 1MM. Thanks for any feedback. Tooth#1 Tooth#2
  15. Lee Creek finds for ID

    I found these fossils in matrix from the Aurora spoil pile. What kind of shark teeth are these two specimens, please. Can the coral be ID'd? Thanks for looking.
  16. Unique Shark Tooth

    Hi. Found this crazy shaped tooth this morning going through Lee Creek matrix under a micrscope. Never saw anything like it before. Hopefully someone has seen this before. Looks to be slightly over 2MM. Thank you in advance for any feedback.
  17. Lee Creek Unknown

    Don't think I've ever seen a claw (other than crab) attributed to Lee Creek matrix, but could this be one? In person, it doesn't look like fish tooth or crab, so wondering what others think it might be. Not sure how well it shows in the photos, but It has a very prominent ridge running along its inner curve -- shown in last several pics. Scale is 1mm
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