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  1. Hello, found these today after spending a few hours at a river in northern Puerto Rico, middle to upper Oligocene Limestone, looking for fossilized shells and cobalt blue glass... found lots of both! Also found these teeth and bones, they were all found relatively close together My guess is modern horse teeth. I have no clue on the bones. Could there be a way to tell how old they are? Pretty sure the teeth can't be too old, since the first cattle and horses were introduced into Puerto Rico from Spain in 1509. Thank you!
  2. Hi, A few weeks back I posted in the ID section about a fragment of mammal molar I had found whilst collecting at Hamstead. The Hamstead to Bouldnor coast is an Eocene/Oligocene locality and one the best sites in the UK for tertiary vertebrate remains from crocodiles, turtles, fish, and quite frequently mammals too, and was deposited in a paludal environment in the Hampshire Basin. I was aware it was a fragment of a rhinoceros tooth but couldn't be sure if it was from a more modern Pleistocene type like Stephanorhinus or a much more older rhinocerotid like Ronzotherium, an early hornless rhinoceros which is a a very rare part of the post Grande Coupre mammal fauna found in the Bouldnor Fm. Only 6 finds attributed to Ronzotherium have been discovered here since the late-19th century, the last record I can find is from 1999, all have been referred to the species romani. After the suggestions of some users on this forum and further research online I excitingly noticed some similarities to the molars of Ronzotherium. Straight away I contacted Dr Martin Munt, the curator at the Isle Of Wight's paleontological museum 'Dinosaur Isle' to bring the find to his attention in case it was from Ronzotherium. He passed the images on to colleagues at the Natural History Museum in London, who confirmed the molar as being from Ronzotherium. This was really exciting news to hear considering the rarity of material like this in the Bouldnor fm. The museum staff were really excited too and asked if it would be possible for me to bring the specimen in for them to borrow for a period and look at it in further detail. Suffice to say the molar is on it's way to the museum tomorrow afternoon to be dropped off and spend some time the laboratories there, and if needs be I'm more than happy to make a permanent donation to help learn more about the species and the UK's tertiary past. It's a really exciting find that I feel really lucky to have discovered, and definitely makes 6am starts and Saturday mornings scrambling through fallen trees and mudslides worth it! (I've attached a picture of the specimen below along with a reconstruction of the species, the proto and metaloph are present and so is an intact lingual valley, the enamel is also really well preserved)
  3. Found this tooth a few months ago in a Texas creek. Any ideas? Thank you.
  4. Hi, I thought I'd share some of my best finds from my trip to Hamstead earlier today. Today was my first collecting trip there in almost a month due to the living hell most British 18 year olds have to endure, commonly called, A level exams. As my exams are starting to wind down and finish next week, along with my entire school career (I'm nearly free!) I thought I'd head up there and do some collecting to get back into the swing of things for the summer. We've had a long period of very hot, calm, and still weather here in southern England, and that coupled with the recent influx of eager tourists during the early June school holidays, has meant that on many parts of the Hamstead - Bouldnor coast decent finds other than turtle carapace and plastron fragments are pretty thin on the ground. Nevertheless I hit the beach at about 8am this morning and over the course of the morning/early afternoon found some fairly nice specimens, although the reduced productivity was quite noticeable. The best find of the day was a large section of Diplocynodon s.p jaw, seemingly from the left mandible, lying out on the Bembridge Marls on the foreshore (although it's most likely from the Lower Hamstead Mbr). Another really interesting and nice find was a fragment of mammal mandible, with a molar still in situ within it's alveolus. Unfortunately the tooth itself has been heavily worn so the crown is missing, although the roots can be seen within the mandible. Based off of the shape of the alveoli and the size it's likely its from an Anthracothere such as Elomeryx or Bothriodon although without the crown it'll be difficult to properly ID it. Other finds included a small section of mammal rib, a worn proximal end of a femur, various fish vertebrae from Amia s.p (Bowfin) and from unidentified teleosts, a worn crocodilian vertebral centrum, and about 50-60 small to medium sized fragments of turtle carapace (from Emys and Trionyx) and crocodilian scutes, including posterior marginal, marginal, and neural plates. I'll attach images below. Thanks, Theo 1. Large section of Diplocynodon s.p mandible. 2. A section of mammalian rib 3. Mammalian mandible fragment with molar roots in situ.
  5. Recently, I prepared ambers from Indonesia and I found something looks like a mammal hair. I want to sure what is this. Thanks to your help Other picture 1 Other picture 2
  6. A few more from central Florida that I am unsure about and would appreciate some help with identifying them. The ruler is cm on the red side and inches on the black. At some point I flipped it. # 1. I believe these are canine teeth possibly from a camelid or Equus but they seem too small for either to me. I am unsure if the two are even from the same species and suspect they are not: # 2. These incisors I think may be camelid but I really am not sure. Again, not sure they are from the same species: These last two are a couple unknown partial vertebrae. #3. #4.
  7. My son found an interesting fossil tooth when searching just outside the badlands in South Dakota. I've taken it to two people who have a varied range of mammal it could be. Was hoping to nail it down here. So far I have
  8. Hi all, I was looking through my bones from the Zandmotor today, when I saw this one. It seems to have quite a weird shape, so maybe it is a complete bone? I'm not that good with mammal anatomy, you out there are probably better than me. Found on the Zandmotor, Netherlands, aged from the Pleistocene, most probably from a mammal. So my question is, is there anything else to say about this fossil, or is it just a worn piece of bone? Thanks, Max
  9. Hi all, Need a little help with this one. This partial jaw was found in north central Florida and I have been puzzling over it for awhile now. I believe it is a cervid but can't find a good match. I compared it to a modern whitetail deer but the teeth seem different to me. The bone is about the same size as the deer I compared it with but the teeth are much smaller than the modern jaw. Note that there is a partial tooth on what I believe to be the anterior end.
  10. Found this mammal tooth in Hogtown Creek in Gainesville. Any ideas? Could it be a horse tooth? It doesn't quite look like one...
  11. I work in a small museum and occasionally have people stop by to ask what kind of fossil they've found. About half the time I know or can find out with a little research- the other half I am clueless. So, I've decided to start leaning on people who are vastly smarter than I on this topic (i.e. you people). A guy came in with these photos and said he came across this lower jaw while hiking in an area known for middle to late Eocene fossils in SW Wyoming. He estimated it was maybe 7 inches in length and was just a couple of feet above some fossil turtle scutes. I don't really know much about the area or much about vertebrate fossils. I am guessing it is some sort of Creodonta or Carnivora, but I am way out of my element (I just learned what Creodonta are). Some known Creodonta from the area (1992): Sinopa, Limnocyon, Thinocyon, Partiofelis Some known Carnivora from the area (1992): Miacis, Viverravus, Vulpavus Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  12. JiLucastoroca06)shortSCIENCE.pdf Remarkable slip by the editors: "brand-and-bound" search. Dentition,ecology,cladistics
  13. I recently went hiking in the mountains of Kapchorwa District, Uganda. I went inside a cave and found what could be the leg bone of an animal in the ceiling of the cave, about 2-3.5 metres above the cave floor. I'm not currently sure what animal it is but I have a feeling it's a hippo's leg bone or the leg bone of a genus of proboscid such as Palaeoloxodon, Loxodonta, Deinotherium, Gomphotherium or Anancus. I want to dig it out, but I'm wondering how I can do it safely. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, FossilsOfKenya PS: Sorry for the poor quality of the image. I only had my phone when I found it so I had to digitally enhance it.
  14. Greetings to all. I found this little mammal jaw fragment last week and I have yet to identify it. I have done some research and haven't found anything that matches it, thus far. Small mammals are definitely not my area of experience (assuming I have any at all). So, I decided opt for the lazier option and let those with more knowledge do the work for me Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me say that the pics might not be the greatest, so I apologize beforehand. The camera on my phone can only do so much with the little stuff. Needless to say, it was found in a local creek in Southwest Florida close to where I live and the dime was added for scale. Thanks!
  15. Some of my finds from Hogtown Creek today in Gainesville. Any idea what the mammal tooth is? Horse??
  16. Hi all, Found this tooth in Eastern NC. I haven't explored this particular site much yet but so far it has produced Miocene-Pleistocene. I can't seem to find a good match for this one. I'm thinking camelid or cervid but I haven't found anything quite like this tooth in NC. Scale is in inches and the crown measures 1.36" in length. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  17. I have a few pieces of what looks like teeth to me. wondering if a differential ID can be proposed
  18. Hi fossil collectors, now I finding nice mammal skull or bone fossils. I interested in oreodont, mammoth, deer, rhino...all kinds of mammal fossils. If you have extra mammal fossils for trade, please PM to me. Thanks. Cheney416
  19. Hi all, I found these (modern) bones on one of the beaches of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). All three bones were found about 3-5 m apart, so there is a chance that they come from the same animal. We have a rib, a vertebrae, and a jaw (missing the teeth). Anyone have a clue on the ID? Thanks in advance, Max
  20. Found this in a creek off the Rappahannock River mixed in with Found this in a creek off the Rappahannock River, Virginia mixed in with shark teeth. Curved (semi-circular), chisel on one end (two tone color), hollow on other end. No idea what the stuff stuck to it is.
  21. Would love help identifying which species this bone belongs to- I think its a cuneiform bone but of what mammal?
  22. Greetings, Would appreciate a little input on what these might be. Unfortunately I have NO information on where they were found and in which formation. I only know that they came out of an old collection of a fossil guy in California. They were given over to a secondhand shop as part of a huge assemblage of specimens, many of which weren't labeled, but they were told they were from a dinosaur. I realize that narrowing things down too far will be impossible due to provenance, but if I could confirm whether a.) these came from a dinosaur, and b.) Which general type (small sauropod? Theropod? etc.). If they turn out not to be dinosaur material, that's fine. I paid very little for them and kind of jumped on them on a whim, on the off-chance that they turn out to be something dinosaur that I could use in my upcoming 'Dinosaur Discovery' lesson plans for work. Here are attached photos below. I tried to snap shots from all angles. Pardon the crappy quality of my phone camera. And thank you in advance for your time and expertise.
  23. Hi, Haven't been on here for a while as I've been quite busy lately but I managed to get out collecting yesterday at my usual spot along the coast at Hamstead. Whilst I was collecting I came across this fragment of a fossil molar washed up on the beach. From the look of it I'd tentatively say that it's from the Pleistocene gravels (which can be found along most of the cliff tops and offshore), however a lot of the Eocene/Oligocene material can also appear to be quite young and in good condition. To me it resembles a fragment of rhinoceros or elephant tooth, but at the same time it also looks similar to Paleotherium molars I have seen, whose remains have been found in the tertiary clays here. The enamel has been worn down to the dentine and the growth pattern can also be seen in the enamel. Any opinions or help as to what it could be would be greatly appreciated.
  24. Can't quite tell what kind of "dog" tooth this belongs to. I went for a trip on the Peace River and found a lot of mammal bits, but this is one that's still giving me trouble to ID. Would love to hear any thoughts. Thanks!
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