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Found 403 results

  1. New, Tiny Discovery

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to post my find of the day! I was working through some of the Lance fm. channel deposit conglomerate from this summer's trip out west and when I was taking a closer look a bone fragment I noticed what appeared to be the glint of enamel just below it. I proceeded to uncover more of it and realized it was a tiny mammal tooth. It ended up coming loose from the matrix and I had to set it lightly on a piece of white paper as to avoid losing the minute fossil. Through closer inspection with my loupe I found that it had a morphology similar to a multituberculate tooth (cimolodon or mesodma) that I had found in South Dakota's Hell Creek during my trip. I am very pleased to have found this as there are little opportunities for me to find new fossils in November. Additionally, this may be the smallest tooth of any animal in my collection, and I'm proud I spotted it instead of overlooking it. Some perspective with a U.S. Penny (yes I know, not a valid unit of measurement, but it was the closest thing I had at that moment).
  2. Pleistocene bone Id

    I found this bone years ago on the Brazos River and never got around to asking for help with an I’d. Could this be from a bird? It seems hollow, but well mineralized.
  3. Mammal microfossils

    Hi guys I’ve posted this in a separate thread as I am hoping to get an ID on them in time for fossil of the month, any ideas? (Second one might not be a mammal just checking) also is the bone avian? from abbey wood paleogene blackheath member Thanet formation
  4. Primitive mammal?

    This clutch is said to be found in Beipiu of Liaoning, China. It is said to be the primitive mammal of Triconodontidae. You can see the presence of individuals of different sizes. Any idea which species is that?
  5. Tooth or hoof

    Found In southern Indiana in river rock. Object is about 2” wide at bottom and about 2.5” tall. Seems as though this rock is loaded with interesting finds. Is it a tooth or hoof? Maybe. A primitive claw?
  6. Small jaw bone with tooth

    Hi there! Found this tiny piece of jawbone at a land site in Venice, FL. It looks like it has at least one whole tooth left in it. The jaw is 1.5” long and the tooth itself is about .5” wide. I’m not sure of the formation or period unfortunately. I did find meg teeth next to it so leads me to believe I’m possibly digging in Miocene- Pliocene? Is this a correct assumption, or not always? Thank you for any ideas and/or info. I LOVE this site! A world wide community of folks who inspire passion and continuous learning. How incredible! Marie
  7. Mammal Jaw? (Location unknown)

    Hi all, First time using the forum. I got this from a local rock and mineral show years back, but they gave me no information other than that it was a “prehistoric deer.” Using this, I did some research, and highly suspect that it could be the jaw of a Leptomeryx species (which would put it somewhere in N. America?). It definitely resembles the pictures I’ve seen. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
  8. Good day everyone, I'm looking into these two partial mammal skulls: An oreodont Merycoidodon and a Camel Poebrotherium. I'd like some help to find out if these are all real or have been partially fabricated, enhanced, composited, total fakes. Photos 1-4: Merycoidodon culbertsoni Oligocene Nebraska Photos 5-8: Camel Poebrotherium labiatum Brule Formation Oligocene-Whiteriverian Converse County, Wyoming
  9. Pliocene bone river find in Iowa

    To me this seems to be a toe or foot bone of some sort but from what? Found in an area where bison, mammoth have been found. thanks for looking and any educated guesses!
  10. Heavy fossilized mammal bone ID help

    Nebraska, Miocene. Very heavy hard as stone.
  11. Mammal bone need ID Nebraska

    Found in North Central Nebraska. Miocene. Not even sure what part of the body this would be from. Thanks
  12. Hello! Need help. This unusual vertebra was found on the Oka River in the Moscow region. Related findings - mammoth fauna and other animals; up to 12 ... 15 million years. Fossilization is uneven. In my opinion, the age of the animal is from 30 to 150 thousand years. The vertebra is like a horse; smaller, but the canal of the spinal cord and the lateral canals of the same size are large. Cranial bulge (bump-hinge) - triple; the two protrusions may have been functional. There is a hole - shown by red arrows. Part of the vertebra is destroyed due to the hit, in my opinion, of the spear of an ancient hunter - the “stone tip” stuck in the bones and partially in one of the small lateral canals. I still have poor understanding of the vertebrae. My interests are the Stone Age, human activities. I suppose it's a cervical vertebra; relatively long. Perhaps these are ancient horses or giraffes. The functionality of these two protrusions is incomprehensible; what are they for?
  13. Hi all, This limb bone was found along the River Crouch in Essex, UK. Pleistocene and Eocene deposits in the area. Any ideas where it could have come from? Thanks. Jay
  14. Mammal tooth from Essex UK

    Hello, This tooth was found along Mayland Creek in Essex, UK. Generally Eocene (London Clay) and some relatively modern Pliocene/Pliestocene deposits in the area. Is it likely to be a fossil, and what animal could it be from? Thanks in advance. Jay
  15. Teeth and mandibles-Bos or Bison?

    Found a tooth walking along the gravel/sandbars of a creek in central Iowa (Des Moines lobe) and came across the tooth on the right. I was surprised to find both these jaws about 1,000 ft apart and a mile downstream. I assumed they were the source, but looks like the loose tooth may be an upper (it's larger) and both these jaws seem to be full. The teeth don't seem to match up symmetrically either, making me think it might be different individuals. Modern and ancient bison remains are pretty commonly found here (the former being extirpated ~100 years ago), but I figure cows are just common enough to confound things. They seem to have the stylids I read about, but I can't tell if they are strong/prominent enough to be Bison. Any help would be appreciated!
  16. Unknown mammal vertebra

    This was a creek find in Central Illinois. We don't know how old or really anything about it. Bison remains turn up somewhat frequently but it looks like maybe horse? probably modern? I apologize for the difficult to read scale. It is a six inch scale, that's all I have at work unfortunately. Thank you for any help.
  17. I collected this piece washed up onto my beach where I have previously found anything from Miocene fossil shark teeth, acheulean period stone tools to Pleistocene horse teeth. It has an interesting symmetrical shape and reminds me of a wolf's face. Not that easy to photograph. Photos below are of all 'sides'. Any help with ID would be fantastic. Thanking you in advance.
  18. Dinosaur or Mammal bone ID help

    I found this on the bank of the Red Deer River in Alberta Canada. I have no idea what it's from. I have never found a fossilized bone before. Does anyone have any ideas? Not sure if it could be from a Dinosaur or a mammal like a young mammoth or something. I would love to get some ideas on this one. I am willing to answer any questions or take new photos if needed.
  19. Found near Hogtown Creek in Gainesville
  20. I was going to post this in the fossil of the month for July, until I looked at the date it was collected...mid-June. My, how time flies. Last Spring I found a nice Eocene mammal tooth site west of home. In a few hours I collected a few teeth and made a note to return soon. I did so in June and spent another few hours there (as well as exploring other nearby sites). I collected about 20 complete isolated mammal teeth and two jaws. Here is the better of the two. I am pretty tickled with not only this specimen, but this site as well. It will be a lot of fun to keep going back to. That is my fingerprint for scale. The front of the jaw is facing left; the missing jaw joint is on the right. Notice that the first tooth on the left (third premolar) is taller than the others, and that the third molar (right-most tooth) is quite long. As far as I know, these make it a primate. Not a monkey, mind you, but something along the lines of more primitive primates, such as tarsiers. (Then again, the current classification of these things is quite complicated and it may not be a primate at all). There was quite a collection of these things and similar beasts here during the Eocene, mostly quite small and only known from teeth and jaws. so in FOTM format: Date of Discovery... 15 June 2019 Scientific and/or Common Name... Primate Geologic Age or Geologic Formation... Wind River Fm., early Eocene State, Province, or Region Found... Wyoming Photos of Find (Please limit to 4 clear, cropped, and well-lit images.) see below. (If prepped, before and after photos are required, please.)
  21. Bone ID

    his was found in a creek in the twin city area in Minnesota. Looks old to me but maybe just discolored from being in the water? Thanks in advance T
  22. Mammal teeth GMR

    Hi all! I'm hoping for some insight. I found two mammal teeth at GMR today and I am not 100% sure what they are. I was thinking peccary or deer. Assistance is appreciated.
  23. Mystery Skull

    I bought this skull at a bones and brews event. I was told it was a 35 million year old camel skull. However, i noticed thats probably not true. Do any of you guys know what this is?
  24. Hi guys! I haven't been on TFF for AGES but am getting back in the groove. My question for y'all today is regarding these fossils. They are Pleistocene cave bear fossils from Romania. I bought these as juvenile intervertebral disks. Is that what these are? They are much lighter and led dense than verts. I'm curious.
  25. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-science-mammal/gulp-jurassic-mammal-was-the-first-one-able-to-eat-politely-idUKKCN1UD2MS https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/microdocodon-gracilis/ https://phys.org/news/2019-07-jurassic-fossil-early-mammals-swallow.html
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