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Found 10 results

  1. Dugong manatee dilemma

    During my field works at Central Hispaniola I have been finding what appear to be manatees/dugongs ribs. As a rookie in the field of paleontology, which I am passionate about, could you help me determine if these dozens of pieces collected, in an elongated form and that are pinching at the end, as ribs of manatee/dugongs correspond or not to these vertebrates? ? They are dense and have small blackish dots like some mollusk fossils that I have also collected. Thanks, infinite thanks for helping me with this dilemma that fascinates me at the same time !!
  2. It kinda looks like an ear bone?

    Found this today, something struck me as odd so I stuck it in my pocket. It’s from the peace river. I’m looking at it, and it kinda looks like an ear bone from a dolphin or manatee, but I don’t know...it’s something, just can’t wrap my head around it. Any ideas?
  3. Little Manatee River?

    Has anyone ever fossil hunted on the Little Manatee River? If so, is it worthwhile? I spoke to a ranger who works at LMR SP, and he had no idea. It was like I was speaking in Greek or something. I did some looking around on the web, but can't find much about LMR.
  4. Bone

    My father had found this bone about 2 years back, we think it is a dugong or manatee bone. It was found in Venice, Florida. Thanks to anyone who can identify.
  5. I have been found relatively abundant fossil remains of what I think can be dugong (manatee) ribs and other related bones (?), in the Caribbean. Mostly end on pointed-ends. I have heard about the burial social preferences of manatees also. They are relatively common but any skull has been found yet. Can you help me to ID these bone-like fossils?? How to differenciate it even from fossil whales. Thanks deeply for all your help adorable Community !!
  6. What do you guys think of these manatee teeth? I've looked around online at different pictures and the first one seems a little too perfect.
  7. New Ear Bone

    Hello I'm not sure if it belongs to a cetacea or a manatee, could someone help me, thanks.
  8. Curiosity Killed The Newbie...

    I would love input as to what this tooth may be. Found in the St. John's river (actually my toes found it). The folds and whatnot just piqued my curiosity as I have never seen a tooth like this. It's small and flat and I can only guess it came from a mammal. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  9. The Looper Collection

    A family of fossil hunters collects specimens from the Mississippi River in northwest Louisiana, northeast Mississippi, and southeast Arkansas. They've displayed their finds on the below linked website. Among the most exciting fossils in my opinion are of manatee and stag-moose. The latter is very rare in southeastern fossil sites and must date to a cold stadial . The manatee must date to a warm interglacial or interstadial. http://www.cwreplicas.com/index1.html
  10. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since December 1, 2017. Order Sirenia Sirenia - Africa/Middle East Abbassi, N., et al. (2016). Sirenia fossils from QOM Formation (Burdigalian) of the Kabudar Ahang Area, Northwest Iran. Revista Italiana di Paleontologia y Stratigrafia, Vol.122(1). Benoit, J., et al. (2013). Cranial Remain from Tunisia Provides New Clues for the Origin and Evolution of Sirenia (Mammalia, Afrotheria) in Africa. PLoS ONE, 8(1). Clementz, M.T., S. Sorbi and D.P. Domning (2009). Evidence of Cenozoic environmental and ecological change from stable isotope analysis of sirenian remains from the Tethys-Mediterranean region. Geology, Vol.37, Number 4. Domning, D.P, and P.D. Gingerich (1994). Protosiren smithae, New Species (Mammalia, Sirenia) from the Late Middle Eocene of Wadi Hitan, Egypt. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.29, Number 3. Domning, D.P., I.S. Zalmout and P.D. Gingerich (2010). Chapter 14. Sirenia. In: Cenozoic Mammals of Africa. Werdelin, L. and W.J. Sanders (eds.), University of California Press. Domning, D.P., et al. (1994). A New Early Oligocene Dungongid (Mammalia, Sirenia) from Fayum Province, Egypt. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.29, Number 4. Gingerich, P.D. (1992). Marine Mammals (Cetacea and Sirenia) from the Eocene of Gebel Mokattam and Fayum, Egypt: Stratigraphy, Age and Paleoenvironments. Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Papers on Paleontology, 30. Gingerich, P.D., et al. (1994). Cranial Morphology of Protosiren fraasi (Mammalia, Sirenia) from the Middle Eocene of Egypt: A New Study Using Computed Tomography. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.29, Number 2. Prista, G., et al. (2014). Euro-North African Sirenia biodiversity as a response to climate variations. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 410. Prista, G., et al. (2013). The disappearance of the European/North African Sirenia (Mammalia). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 387. Samonds, K.E., et al. (2009). Eotheroides lambondrano, New Middle Eocene Seacow (Mammalia, Sirenia) from the Mahajanga Basin, Northwestern Madagascar. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 29(4). Zalmout, I.S. (2008). Late Eocene Sea Cows (Mammalia, Sirenia) from Wadi Al Hitan in the Fayum Basin, Egypt. Ph.D. Disseration - The University of Michigan. Sirenia - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Bajpai, S., M.P. Singh and R. Singh (1987). A New Sirenian from the Miocene of Kachchh, Western India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India, Vol.32. Bajpai, S., et al. (2009). A new middle Eocene sirenian (Mammalia, Protosirenidae) from India. N.Jb.Geol.Palaont.Abh., Vol.252/3. Bajpai, S., et al. (2006). Eocene and Oligocene Sirenians (Mammalia) from Kachchh, India. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 26(2). Gingerich, P.D., et al. (1995). Protosiren and Babiacetus (Mammalia, Sirenia and Cetacea) from the Middle Eocene Drazinda Formation, Sulaiman Range, Punjab (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.29, Number 12. Sahni, A. and K. Kumar (1980). Lower Eocene Sirenia, Ishatherium subathuensis, Gen. et Sp.Nov. from the Type Area, Subathu Formation, Subathu, Simla Himalayas, H.P. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India, Vols. 23&24. Shikama, T. and D.P. Domning (1970). 573. Pliocene Sirenia in Japan. Trans.Proc.Palaeont.Soc. Japan, N.S., Number 80. Takahashi, S., D.P. Domning and T. Saito (1986). 809. Dusisiren dewana, N.Sp. (Mammalia: Sirenia), A New Ancestor of Steller's Sea Cow from the Upper Miocene of Yamagata Prefecture, Northeastern Japan. Trans.Proc.Palaeont.Soc. Japan, N.S., Number 141. Thewissen, J.G.M. and S. Bajpai (2009). A new Miocene sirenian from Kutch, India. Acta Paleontologica Polonica, 54(1). Zalmout, I.S., M. Ul-Haq, and P.D. Gingerich (2003). New Species of Protosiren (Mammalia, Sirenia) from the Early Middle Eocene of Balochistan (Pakistan). Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.31, Number 3. Sirenia - Europe (including Greenland and Siberia) Abel, O. (1904). The Sirenia of the Mediterranean Tertiary Formations of Austria. Abhandlungen Geologische Reichsanstalt Wien, 19. (Plates not included) Astibia, H., et al. New fossils of Sirenia from the Middle Eocene of Navarre (Western Pyrenees): the oldest West European sea cow record. Astre, G. (1954). The easternmost strata containing Halitherium in the marine Stampien of Bordelais. Bulletin de la Societe d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse, 89. (Plates not included) Bianucci, G. and W. Landini (2003). Metaxytherium medium (Mammalia: Sirenia) from Upper Miocene Sediments of the Arenaria di Ponsano Formation (Tuscany, Italy). Revista Italiana di Paleontolgia e Stratigrafia, Vol.109, Number 3. Bianucci, G., W. Landini and A. Varola (2003). New records of Metaxytherium (Mammalia: Sirenia) from the late Miocene of Cisterna quarry (Apulia, southern Italy). Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana, 42(1-2). Bianucci, G., et al. (2008). Pre-Messinian Dwarfing in Mediterranean Metaxytherium (Mammalia: Sirenia): Evidence of Habitat Degradation Related to the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Garyounis Scientific Bulletin, Special Issue, Number 5. Clementz, M.T., S. Sorbi and D.P. Domning (2009). Evidence of Cenozoic environmental and ecological change from stable isotope analysis of sirenian remains from the Tethys-Mediterranean region. Geology, Vol.37, Number 4. Carone, G. and D.P. Domning (2007). Metaxytherium serresii (Mammaia: Sirenia): new Pre-Pliocene record, and implications for Mediterranean paleoecology before and after the Messinian salinity crisis. Bolletino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana, 46(1). Carone, G., A.C. Marra and C. Mesiano (2016). First record of Dugongidae (Mammalia: Sirenia) from the Floresta Calcarenites (Late Burgundalian-Early Langhian, Reggio Calabria, Southern Italy). Revista Italiana di Paleontologia y Stratigrafia, Vol.122(1). Carone, G., D.P. Domning and A.C. Marra (2013). New finds of Metaxytherium serresii (Gervais, 1847)(Mammalia: Sirenia) from the Upper Miocene of Monte Poro (Calabria, Italy). Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana, 52(3). de Buffrenil,V., H. Astibia, and N. Bardet (2008). Variation in bone histology of middle Eocene sirenians from western Europe. Geodiversitas, 30(2). Diedrich, C.G. (2013). The most northerly record of the sirenian Protosiren and the possible polyphyletic evolution of manatees and dugongs. Natural Science, Vol.5, Number 11. Domning, D.P. and P. Pervesler (2012). The sirenian Metaxytherium (Mammalia: Dugongidae) in the Badenian (Middle Miocene) of Central Europe. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol.105/3. Freudenthal, M. (1970). Fossil Seacows in the Eocene of Taulanne. Experimenteel Geologisch Onderwijs, 1969/70. (Plates not included) Hooijer, D.A. (1977). A sirenian skeleton from the Miocene of Eibergen, Province of Gelderland, The Netherlands: Metaxytherium cf. medium (Desmarest). Scripta Geol., 41. Kordos, L. (1981). Some complements to the knowledge of a Middle Miocene Sirenia, Sirenavus hungaricus Kretzoi, 1941. Fragmenta Mineralogica et Palaeontologica, Vol. 10. Pilleri, G. (1990). Endocranial cast of Metaxytherium (Mammalia: Sirenia) from the Miocene of Cerro Gordo, Almeria, Spain. Treb.Mus.Geol. Barcelona, 1. Prista, G., et al. (2014). Euro-North African Sirenia biodiversity as a response to climate variations. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 410. Prista, G., et al. (2013). The disappearance of the European/North African Sirenia (Mammalia). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 387. Rutten, L. (1907). On fossil Trichechids from Zealand and Belgium. Huygens Institute - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Proceedings, 10 I. Sorbi, S. (2008). New record of Metaxytherium (Mammalia, Sirenia) from the lower Miocene of Manosque (Provence, France). Geodiversitas, 30(2). Sorbi, S. and S.C. Vaiani (2007). New Sirenian Record from Lower Pliocene Sediments of Tuscany (Italy). Revista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia, Vol.113, Number 2. Svana, K., G. Iliopoulos and C. Fassoulas (2010). New Sirenian Findings from Crete Island. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, 43. Tinelli, C., et al. (2012). Ground penetrating radar and palaeontology: The detection of sirenian fossil bones under a sunflower field in Tuscany (Italy). C.R. Palevol, 11. Voss, M. (2014) On the invalidity of Halitherium schinzii Kaup, 1838 (Mammalia, Sirenia), with comments on systematic consequences. Zoosyst.Evol., 90(1). Voss, M. (2013). Revision of the Halitherium-species complex (Mammalia, Sirenia) from the late Eocene to early Miocene of Central Europe and North America. Ph.D. Dissertation - Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin. Voss, M. (2008). New finds of Halitherium (Sirenia, Mammalia) from the lower Oligocene of the Rhine area, Germany. N.Jb.Geol.Palaont.Abh., Vol.249/3. Voss, M., S. Sorbi and D.P. Domning (2017). Morphological and systematic re-assessment of the late Oligocene "Halitherium" bellunense reveals a new crown group genus of Sirenia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 62(1). Voss, M., B. Berning and E. Reiter (2016). A taxonomic and morphological re-evaluation of "Halitherium" cristolii Fitzinger, 1842 (Mammalia, Sirenia) from the late Oligocene of Austria, with the description of a new genus. European Journal of Taxonomy, 256. Sirenia - North America Cope, E.D. (1883). On a New Extinct Genus of Sirenia, from South Carolina. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Vol.35. Domning, D.P. and F.L. Frye (1975). Pathology of two fossil sea cows (Mammalia: Sirenia). PaleoBios, Number 18. Domning, D.P. and O.A. Aguilera (2008). Fossil Sirenia of the West Atlantic and Caribbean Region. VIII. Nanosiren garciae, Gen. et Sp.Nov. and Nanosiren sanchezi Sp.Nov. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28(2). Domning, D.P., G.S. Morgan, and C.E. Ray (1982). North American Eocene Sea Cows (Mammalia: Sirenia). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, Number 52. Gard, L.M., G.E. Lewis and F.C. Whitmore (1972). 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