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Found 154 results

  1. Mammoth/mastodon? Ivory???

    Hi all, I found this in Polk county Florida on the peace river, and was wondering if it is ivory or part of a tooth? TIA
  2. Mastodon tooth fragment

    Hi, i was looking through bone fragments from my Florida in February, and found this in them. I’m wondering what it is? It’s 1 3/4 inches and from Polk county.
  3. Hey guys! I had a killer hunt this past week! I got a dire wolf molar, giant armadillo claw, massive gator tooth and even some mastodon tusk and skull (which you can see in the short video I took). Hope you enjoy!
  4. Mammoth or Mastodon?

    I am assuming this is a mammoth or mastodon vertebra. It is well mineralized weighing just over five pounds. I purchased it from an artifact collector in Nebraska but have no idea if it was found in that state. If mammoth or mastodon is it possible to tell which elephant species it belongs to?
  5. This was an epic trip. We found at least seven extinct species, including dire wolf!! This was quite honestly my favorite trip ever. Mastodon, giant armadillo, alligator, and so much more. Hope y'all like it! If you liked it, feel free to like and subscribe Best, FL Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbXFFMJ3t2w
  6. Dire Wolf canine?

    Hi everyone, I'm a long time fossil hunter here in Florida, but have only just joined the forum. I was hoping y'all could help me confirm some ID's that I found yesterday. Pics 1&2: Dire wolf canine? I always have trouble with big canines telling the difference. Pic 3: assorted canines, any ideas? Pic 4: marine mammal vert, any ideas? Pic 5: Mastodon/Mammoth toe bone? Pic 6&7: Peccary tusk? Pic 8-10: No idea Pic 9: tortoise claw core? Pic 10&11: dugong tooth? You can follow me on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwk2U0HOKFx8t_zKzftsoYw?view_as=subscriber I'll be uploading a video of the hunt in the next day or two. Thanks for the welcome guys!
  7. Mammal teeth

    From the album North Sulfur River

    What's neat about NSR is that you can find Pleistocene-aged remains right next to the bones of marine reptiles from the Late Cretaceous. The river flushes everything out of the walls and mixes it all together.
  8. Mastodon fossil?

    Any idea? Thanks.
  9. Today I was trying to learn more about Mammoths and Mastodons found in Southern Ontario because of my spearhead in my other topic that my grandpa gave me, and also I don’t really have much Cenozoic fossils in my collection. So when I was looking I found a page made by the University of Waterloo which is about 5 hours from my home town, and it had a page about Mammoths and Mastodons of southern Ontario, it also had a map out of all the finds from these animals in Southern Ontario. So I looked and surprisingly there where two sites just North of my hometown of Dunnville, which where both about 12 minutes from my house. I found the location odd because mostly every rock in my area is Devonian and Silurian, but that area is an exception. So in that area North of Dunnville in 1869 and 1911 two Mastodon skeletons where found, so sometime this Month I’m going to see what I can find in those places, as they haven’t been touched in for 100 years because of all the fossils hunting is done in the fossil filled Devonian and Silurian deposits of Dunnville. I will post what I find there, and below is a link to that website and a photo of a description of one of the specimens from 1869. The website https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/resources/ice-age-mammals/mastodons-and-mammoths The photo of the description of one of the specimens.
  10. Fossil ID please

    Found washed up on beach in Charleston County, South Carolina
  11. Proboscidean Calcaneum?

    Was back at the Peace River, FL yesterday and happy to find recent rains had not impacted the water level or flow by much at all. Went back to the area where I previously found Proboscidean carpal, patella, jaw and tibia bones. After several hours of digging in a grid pattern I came up with what I believe is a well preserved calcaneum from a mammoth or mastodon. I would appreciate any input on this being a correct ID or not. Thanks.
  12. Chased by a Gator!

    Made another trip to the Peace River today. Got on the water by 8 am and headed for a spot where I have previously found mammoth and mastodon teeth. Started digging and by 9 am I had a partial mastodon tooth! Came up with a nice complete deer proximal phalanx, a handful of tiger shark teeth and some mammoth and mastodon tooth chips. My pouch was getting full so I went back to the kayak to safely put the mastodon tooth and other finds in bags and stow them away. As soon as I got back to where I was digging I heard the shovel "clink" on something. Reached down and pulled up a nice vert about 4" across. My probe then bumped something and I came up with what I believe is a mammoth or mastodon patella! Kept digging and started pulling up large bones ranging from 8 " to 12" long and up to just over 4" wide. Ended up with four of them. I was wearing some new gloves recommended by @Shellseeker and was very glad I had them on. When getting up these large pieces I was doing a lot of hand digging trying not to damage the bones while pulling them up. I found an additional large bone that was quite rounded and took a good deal of hand work to free from the sandy bottom. When I finally pulled it up my first thought was - looks like a baboon's behind (lol). I have been through my fossil guide and done some searching on line but haven't found anything that compares to it yet. I had decided ahead of time to head home by 2pm and about 11:30 I began moving all the finds back to the kayak as I knew it would take several trips. When this was done I headed back to the dig spot and the first sifter gave up a nice 1 1/4" meg. This was followed by what I believe is a mammoth germ tooth. More searching on line will be needed verify it. A few more shovels of gravel went into the sifter when I turned around to see an alligator (4" to 5") swiftly heading right toward me! I dropped the shovel and splashed out of the river so suddenly the gator stopped and turned sideways as it kept watching me. It floated there looking at me as I caught my breath and started wondering if I was going to get back in the water to retrieve my shovel and metal probe. We had a bit of a standoff for about 5 minutes. I took the time to load my pouches with the remaining finds I had placed on the bank. Seeing that the gator was just holding in place I mad a quick grab for my equipment and then decided to climb the bank and return to my kayak on land. I had never encountered an alligator in this spot before. Being it is gator mating season they do get more aggressive and territorial. Which means I won't be back to this site for the rest of the season. Thanks to the aggressive gator I called it a day at 12:30. Some photos of the best and largest finds - The stuff in the pail are small pieces that I believe came off the large long bones. Looks like I have another puzzle - like the tusk pieces found previously. Two close ups -
  13. Reading an ID topic today by none other than @Ruger9a I was realizing how little love the herbivore teeth get sometimes. Personally I love herbivore teeth, especially proboscideans (although I don't have many). So I thought I'd start a topic to show off your underappreciated plant eaters. Note: all herbivores are welcome, not just proboscideans, and not just mammals. Have fun with it!
  14. Miomastodon revalidated

    A new paper on extinct elephants is available at this link: Shi-Qi Wang; Xiao-Xiao Zhang; Chun-Xiao Li, 2020. Reappraisal of Serridentinus gobiensis Osborn & Granger and Miomastodon tongxinensis Chen: the validity of Miomastodon. Vertebrata PalAsiatica in press. doi:10.19615/j.cnki.1000-3118.200310. It's quite interesting to see Miomastodon resurrected from synonymy with Zygolophodon because given that Zygolophodon aegyptensis is known from early Miocene deposits in Egypt, Miomastodon may have evolved from a population of Zygolophodon in central Asia that evolved bunodont cheek teeth, and then entered North America from East Asia in the middle Miocene.
  15. Mastodon or Gomphothere?

    Mastodon or Gomphothere? Northeast Texas North Sulphur River area find.
  16. Long cold hike.

    Long nine hour freezing hike in Northeast Texas. The partial mastodon tooth and tylosaur jaw section with replacement tooth were the highlights of my day. I dated the old soda bottle to the 1950's. The artifacts were a nice bonus.
  17. Mastodon?

    Recently found on the beach, upper Texas coast.
  18. ID Help Please

    Picked up the below partial tooth on the first trip to the Peace River for the new season on Friday. Was pretty sure it was a partial Mastodon tooth. After searching numerous images I am now thinking it could be Gomph. Any help with a positive ID would be greatly appreciated. Sorry the ruler became blurred as the focus was concentrated on the tooth. Size is 2" x 2" by 2.5" high.
  19. Is this a chunk of mastodon tooth?

    My wife found this yesterday at Myrtle Beach, SC. I'm thinking maybe a broken off piece of mastodon. What do folks think?
  20. Everyone said NSR was dry and picked over but I hiked 9 hrs and found some cool stuff. My favorites are the Protostega costal bone with partial rib head preserved, the mosasaur bone with bite mark and the artifacts. I walked in tracks all day but the river is too large for someone to get everything and people miss quite a bit.
  21. New fossil hunter here! I recently moved to Florida for graduate school and was quickly introduced to fossil hunting. I've been addicted ever since. Here are some images of the first fossils I've found here in North Florida. Mako for sure, but can anyone confirm what kind of bone I have? I'm thinking it *could* be mastodon rib, but that's just an amateur's guess. Anyways, I'm excited to continue showing my finds! Baby meg pictures to come...
  22. I found this today. Same sand bar all the others were found. I’m really not sure what this is but think I should be excited?...
  23. Need id please

    Hi all! Newbie to the forum. Found this item about 20-25 years ago. I’ve just reunited myself with it after re-discovering it at my fathers house, in his front yard. I found this in Agoura, California while hiking close to the 101 freeway. It was found on a hillside, elevation around 1200 feet (above sea level).Partially buried. Mastodon? Whale? Sloth? Rock? Hmmm. Hope the photos help. I apologize in advance for the lack of metric ruler. One of the photos is a magnified close up of the bottom side which shows what seems to be a cellular-like inner bone structure. Specimen also seems to have a tendon-looking impression or canal which leads me to believe it could be a lower leg joint? I also wet the specimen with de-ionized water to show more definition. I can only submit 1 or 2 photos due to size limit so maybe I’ll do several posts. Thanks for looking!
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