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  1. Bone Fossil SW Montana

    I recently found this specimen near a river in SW Montana. It was partially buried in an area that was know to be a popular area for Native Americans to hunt/camp. It looks to be the bulbus end of a bone or epicondyle, but I am no expert. A smooth gray inner layer is surrounded by a brown porous outer layer that is smooth in spots but rough & eroded in others. It could be just a strange rock formation, but it was found in an area that had mostly old river rock and this stood out like a sore thumb. Its location also made it a very odd find. Anyone have any insights? Thanks!
  2. Mammal or Avian fossil?

    Hello, I was out near central alberta the other day and I found two different specimens (I'll post the other one in a different thread). I doubt you'll be able to tell me what animal it came from but I was hoping the type of bone could be identified? Its heavy- so I'm pretty sure its fossilized. Its dark brown in color (pictures dont show this) and it appears to be hollow or possibly the marrow has fallen out but the inside looks quite smooth.
  3. Pleistocene bones, UK

    Found these bone fragments at Stutton Ness in the U.K. a few of days ago. They were right at the base of the Pleistocene ‘cliff’ deposits and have orange staining like the matrix in the cliffs. I’ve read that these deposits are 210,000 year old interglacial. Apparently lion, straight-tusked elephant, horse, giant deer and bison have been found here in the past. I have no experience of these type of finds and wondered if anyone had any thoughts on what species they may be or is that impossible with these small fragments? Also, should I try to conserve them, paraloid maybe? Thanks in advance for any help. P.s. I know the two white bones on the left are modern
  4. Hi, I've just got back from one of my collecting trips to Bouldnor Cliff and picked up an odd mammal tooth crown that I was hoping I may be able to get some help with. The specimen constitutes part of the crown and the roots of an as of yet unidentified tooth (possibly molar?). What struck me about it upon picking it up is that the morphology of the tooth and it's roots do not resemble the usual (and common) dental material from Bothriodont anthracotheres which constitute the vast majority of mammal finds from the upper Hamstead Mbr. I've compared it to the Bothriodon teeth and jaws in my collection and can't find a match with either upper, lower or anterior dentition. The specimen (although partial) is also considerably bigger than the anthracothere teeth, so all in all I feel fairly secure in eliminating them as a possibility. I was wondering if it's possible this may be a piece of entelodont tooth. The Entelodontidae are represented in the upper Hamstead Mbr. by Entelodon magnum, although the material is restricted to isolated teeth and very rare. Unfortunately the occlusal surface is missing which makes it impossible to determine whether the tooth was bunodont or not, however the crown does seem to be quite "bulbous" at it's boundary with the roots, which is a feature I've seen in some entelodont teeth before. That said I don't want to rush to conclusions. If anyone has an experience with entelodont teeth or material and is able to help it would be much appreciated, as this would be a particularly exciting find! Thank you, Theo 1. Lateral view showing contact between crown and roots 2. Lateral view showing the surface where the tooth has been broken revealing inner dentine 3. Occlusal view 4. View of the partial roots on the underside of the specimen 4.
  5. Lee creek mammal tooth???

    This one has a funny story. I found this tooth in a bag of Lee creek matrix.....which was surprising because all I was finding were dolphin, shark, and coral pieces. After finding the tooth I wanted to research the ID, but my butterfingers let the tooth slip away from my hands and it crashed against a concrete floor, splitting into four pieces. Thankfully @Bobby Rico and @Fruitbat guided me in how I should repair the tooth, and now its fixed Im stumped in my research of this tooth, so my question is can anyone help me with the ID? I'd think the locality won't help, because somehow I found this in Lee creek matrix, and I've never seen a tooth like this found from this kind of material. Its the herbivorous grinding surface on top that confuses me, and rest of the tooth looks carnivorous, like a wolf tooth. Maybe it belonged to some kind of omnivore? Like a pig? It's .5 inch long and 3/4 inch wide.
  6. Unknown Vertebra

    I found this vertebra while diving off Venice, Florida and I'm having trouble identifying it. I was initially told it may be cetacean. Any help would be appreciated! Bottom: Top: Side: Back: Front:
  7. Mammal tooth repair

    So I found a cool mammal tooth in some matrix. As I was walking over to my computer to research the ID for the tooth I dropped it and it broke into 4 pieces fortunately I can fit the pieces back together, but one piece is just a sliver. What kind of glue should i use I use to fix this?
  8. Elk Teeth

    I know this isn't technically a fossil so I hope it is allowed here but I'm looking for confirmation. Can anyone confirm that these are elk teeth? Thanks!
  9. Pine Cliff NC Trip #2

    Hey guys I went to Pine Cliff NC again.(I went Sunday aswell ) This time was a bit more interesting, though not as big teeth some other stuff. I found a fired .22 bullet which is just great. Found some bear poop, even better. I found some cool shells and what apears to be a fossilized tiny mammal jaw fragment. I also found a ray mouth plate which I haven't found before. Does anything stand out to you? anyone know what these are? Possible jaw fragment anyone know what this could be? anyone know the species?
  10. prep of a great find

    Here some pictures of my FOTM prep. Unfortunely, I have no pictures of the skull prep. Only the mandible
  11. Anyone know what this jaw is from? Apparently collected back in the 90's in Tampa Bay Florida, I'm not sure on the geography of the area, but it also says allegedly it's from the pleistocene. The description of it is specific enough to say it was collected in a river deposit, but i'm not sure which. I agree that it's a carnivorous mammal, but beyond that I have no idea, any clue what it is?
  12. Greetings! Before I mess this thing up, I wanted to ask what I should do with this piece from Calvert Cliffs, MD (Miocene). It is about 13 by 9 inches and is pretty thick, about 22 pounds so I have no idea how much bone is actualy in there. When I found it, it only had about 1/3rd of the bone showing. Once I started picking away with my dental picks, more and more bone started showing up (I didn't get to the end the bone in any particular direction) but unfortunately the material is getting tougher to pick away. So my questions are, does anyone know what it is right now, should I continue prepping and if so, would my dental picks and other small tools be okay to use? If we think it will end up being unidentifiable material, I may end up keeping it in the matrix - I actually think it looks pretty cool with the shells and ray tooth. Thanks!
  13. Distal femur

    This distal femur measures about 6 1/4” x 4 1/2”. I think it’s from a bison. Any other thoughts? Found on the Brazos River in Southeast Texas.This distal femur measures about 6 1/4” x 4 1/2”. I think it’s from a bison. Any other thoughts? Found on the Brazos River in Southeast Texas.
  14. Marine? and mammal? fossils from a collection

    I recently acquired a large collection of fossils and I need help identifying them. #1 This was found along Charmouth beach in the pebbles so I don't know the geological age. #2 These are from Petersfield from a stream. Again, no idea of the age of it. #3 and #4 I don't know where these were found but I'm pretty sure they belonged to some sort of mammal.
  15. Hi all, can anyone tell if this is a dolphin tooth, and what species it is? It's a gift from @JBMugu It comes from Sharktooth Hill of Bakerfield, California. Round Mountain Silt Member of the Temblor Formation. It measures 1.7 inches long. Could it be Kentriodon?
  16. Mammal Tooth/Jaw ID help needed!

    Hello! This is my first post so I hope I am following all of the protocol:) . My family and I are amateur surface hunters. Mostly along the beaches searching for shark's teeth, mouth plates, and various other fossils. My father found this on Edisto Beach, South Carolina this past weekend. It was partially buried in the sand, but he could see the outline under the sand and pulled it up. He discovered what appears to be a partially fossilized mammal jaw. It looks to be a horse or other hooved animal jaw. I was unable to find a similar looking tooth online. These are just the photos I snapped on the beach. I can post better ones if needed. Would love any help or pointing in the right direction! Thank you for your time!
  17. Partial Tooth ID

    Found this partial tooth while hunting in N. Central Texas. Clearly mammal but not sure if there is enough to get an ID.
  18. Whose jaw is this?

    hi All, Saw this for sale from China. No additional info. Based upon other items that the buy has for sale, I'd say Miocene or Pleistocene. It's clearly mammal. Looks camel-y to me, but I'm no mammal expert. Any thoughts? thanks!
  19. Dear Fellow Fossil Fanatics, I just had a great day at Big Brook, found some shark teeth but also 3 specimens that I am not sure at all what to make of. Any insights would be awesome! Best, Huttner
  20. mammal vertebra

    This vertebra is different the typical ones I find. I found it in pleistocene gravels of the Brazos River in SE Texas. Any ideas? The neural canal is so small....
  21. Hey everyone. I found these four yesterday. I believe I have a bison tooth, 2 horse teeth and a scute ?
  22. Unknown mammal bones ID help

    Hi I have had in my collection for sometime now some unidentified mammal bones . They was part of an old museum collection I think going by the markings on the cave hyena specimens. All the fossil found in Tor Newton (Tornewton) cave in South Devon UK. In the collection was cave hyena teeth and foot bones, a tip of a Straight Tusted elephant and there unknown mammal bones. Collecting from these sites is strictly prohibited today. So was probably collected from these sites during the 18th/19th century up until as late as the 1950s. There are three pictures of each bone if you can please help with an ID that would been fantastic. I will also include some pictures of the rest of the collection and as taster some images of the Pleistocene animals they came from. Pleistocene in the UK must have looked very similar to Africa in terms of the fauna.
  23. Bison or Camel molar?

    Found this years ago in Myrtle beach South Carolina, I thought it was a bison molar but I've seen some fossilized camel teeth recently that looked possibly closer to my tooth, any ideas are welcome!
  24. Help with a few IDs?

    Hi guys I was wondering if you could help me out on a few of these? I'll have to post in multiple messages.
  25. LARGE Mammal Earbone

    I was out today, These are interesting times and interesting finds. Many, many goodies, a couple of large gator scutes, a jaw with no teeth that would be an ID candidate, capybara incisor, 5 or 6 Megs including a perfect baby meg, 2 plates of a juve Mammoth tooth, a small canine, and lots more goodies, but I was most excited as soon as I spotted this... I have found llama, horse, porpoise, whale (both toothed and Baleen), and this is bigger by a lot compared to 1st 3 and equal in size to the whales. It is not Toothed, but maybe Baleen. 3x3x1 inches. BIG animal. @Boesse @Harry Pristis
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