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  1. These toe bones were found in association with a ton of fragments. Quite a puzzle! Any idea from these tiny hooves what I might be working on?
  2. My wife and I found these small jaw fragments in W. Nebraska earlier this month. Not sure of the ID's. Each is about 3 cm long. Help is appreciated! Jaw 1 Jaw 2 Jaw 3 Jaw 4 Jaw 5
  3. Ashfall fossil beds

    Visit to Ashfall fossil beds in North East Nebraska recently. It's out of the way for about anyone, but worth a visit. I didn't get too many photos, but here are a few. The statues show the "rhino barn" in the background. A few shots inside, and the "first building" has some very cool stuff removed from the pit, and a nice section of a plesiosaur from a niobrara deposit nearby.
  4. Soon I will be taking the family on our annual vacation. We plan on leaving central ks, and going almost straight north to the Ashfall fossil beds in Nebraska. We will then head up to Big Sandy lake in Minnesota for a week of relaxation and fishing. I'm looking for any suggestions on rock/ fossil related things anybody here might suggest. Thanks in advance!
  5. Unidentified tibia from an old collection

    In an old collection I found this small tibia. It is missing the proximal end. I believe this fossil came from Lower Snake Creek making it Miocene. I have no idea what this would have been from. Ruler in pictures is in inches.
  6. Teeth from an old collection.

    This is my first endeavor into fossil identification and I find it fascinating! I am going through an old collection here at the nature center in Marshall County, Iowa. The collection all seems to have come from Lower Snake Creek in western Nebraska. Most of the fossils in the collection are various horse teeth but these three are different and I need some help figuring out what they are. #1 Length: 43mm Width: 23mm Height: 27mm #2 Length: 35mm Width: 20mm Height: 26mm #3 Length: 23mm Width: 13mm Height: 16mm
  7. Fossil Hunting in Nebraska

    Hi everyone, My father and I are going to be in the Crawford area at the end of May. We are already planning to visit the Norman Ranch and High Plains Homestead (the Semroska's Ranch?) but we could only get a few days at each due to them being booked otherwise. We would like to visit another ranch on the few days we couldn't schedule. Does anyone know another ranch that allows fossil hunting? We are just looking to go for 2-3 days. Thanks!
  8. Eumys (Myomorpha, Oligocene)

    Looking for second opinions, confirmation, or correction on this jaw from the White River Group, Oligocene, Nebraska. These last few posts represent my first "go around" with rodent teeth. I have this one as Myomorpha cf. Eumys elegans. Of the teeth listed in "The Mammalian Fauna of the White River Oligocene: Part II. Rodentia" by Scott et al. 1937, this seemed like the best match. An old publication, but I see that this taxon is still valid. I'm sure new species have been discovered. Here is the jaw. Scale in mm. Close up of occlusal surface not to scale.
  9. Palaeolagus? (Oligocene: Lagomorpha)

    Looking for confirmation or correction on this jaw fragment from the White River Group (Oligocene) of Nebraska. I have it as a Lagomorph cf. Palaeolagus. Scale is in mm. (Occlusal view on lower right is enlarged and not to scale).
  10. Ischyromys? (rodentia)

    I am looking for confirmation of the identity of this rodent jaw from the White River Group of NW Nebraska. I am thinking Ischyromys. Thoughts? Scale is mm. Occlusal view enlarged and not to scale. @jpc, @Fruitbat, @Nimravis
  11. Leptomeryx (Oligocene Mammalia)

    I'm looking for confirmation on this. I think it is Leptomeryx. The two occlusal views are the same but with different lighting. The other photos are labial and lingual views of the jaw. White River Group. Oligocene. Nebraska. Scale in cm/mm. Occlusal view not to scale. @Harry Pristis, @jpc, @Nimravis
  12. Pierre Shale Coprolite

    Here is another coprolite. Wondering if the class of organism that defecated it can be determined. I found it in a particularly desolate (in terms of fossils) exposure of Pierre Shale (late cretaceous) in NW Nebraska. It was the only fossil I found in 2 hours of hunting. Pic to left shows close-up with fish bone inclusions. @GeschWhat
  13. Niobrara Coprolite

    I am wondering if any more information can be gleaned from this specimen beyond "coprolite". Bony fish? Shark? Mosasaur? Niobrara fm., Cretaceous. NW Nebraska. @GeschWhat
  14. Turtle Caudal Vertebrae?

    Dear TFF members, I am seeking confirmation of the class and order of vertebrate to which these vertebrae belong. This is a ventral view. I am thinking turtle caudal vertebrae. White River Group. Nebraska. Oligocene. Scale in cm/mm
  15. Tortoise Display Stand

    After prepping the big Stylemys that I recovered in Nebraska this summer, it seemed a shame to have spent all that time on the plastron only to have it sitting on a shelf out of view. So today I welded together a stand for it. I wanted the part upon which the tortoise rests to have as small a footprint as possible, because my idea was to use a mirror or mirrors to make the plastron visible to observers. Of course the angle of the mirror will depend on the height of the shelf where the tortoise is displayed. At just below eye level, this set up works reasonably well. If positioned below eye-level, this set-up works well (showing even more of the plastron).
  16. "Bingo", Oreodont!

    I took a trip to Nebraska to collect the White River Formations for the very first time this past summer. I had two goals: recover a Stylemys and an Oreodont skull. I found both! I reported on the prep of the Stylemys in an earlier post on the prep sub-forum. When I saw the Oreodont, I yelled "Bingo, Oreodont!". So that's the name I gave the animal. This post will summarize the discovery, preparation, and reconstruction of the specimen. The skull was not complete, and only about 25-30% of the animal was present, so with apologies to the "Palaeo Police" , I decided that this specimen would have a greater contribution as a display piece than sitting in a drawer with other oreodont remains (which are common and numerous). Also, if any of these bones were later found to be of scientific importance, the procedures used in this reconstruction are reversible THE DISCOVERY Bingo was spotted on the side of a relatively steep butte. The first thing I saw was the partial skull. Here it is: After exclaiming (proclaiming) "Bingo!", I left the skull and immediately went to the base of the butte and started probing and digging in the two washouts that originated in the vicinity of the skull. These re-worked deposits were yielding lots of bone elements from the posterior to the anterior of the skeleton. I even managed to recover the brain cast and pieces of the skull that had washed down. Once the re-worked deposits had been thoroughly searched, I climbed up to the skull and began excavating. The top of the snout was crushed (predation?). The brain case area was also fragmented as well as the rear of the jaw. Some of this was pieced together later from elements found in the spoil at the base of the butte. I removed the skull via a "soft jacket". Here is what was recovered:
  17. The Mysterious Origin of Nebraska's "Devil's Corkscrew" Fossils Mental Floss Feb 1, 2018 http://mentalfloss.com/article/527706/mysterious-origin-nebraskas-devils-corkscrew-fossils Some papers are: Martin, L.D. and Bennett, D.K., 1977. The burrows of the Miocene beaver Palaeocastor, western Nebraska, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 22(3), pp. 173-193. Meyer, R.C., 1999. Helical burrows as a palaeoclimate response: Daimonelix by Palaeocastor. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 147(3-4), pp. 291-298. Smith, R.M., 1987. Helical burrow casts of therapsid origin from the Beaufort Group (Permian) of South Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 60, pp. 155-169. Doody, J.S., James, H., Colyvas, K., Mchenry, C.R. and Clulow, S., 2015. Deep nesting in a lizard, déjà vu devil's corkscrews: first helical reptile burrow and deepest vertebrate nest. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 116(1), pp. 13-26. https://www.academia.edu/20873080/Deep_nesting_in_a_lizard_déjà_vu_devils_corkscrews_first_helical_reptile_burrow_and_deepest_vertebrate_nest https://www.researchgate.net/publication/280559331_Deep_Nesting_in_a_Lizard_Deja_Vu_Devil's_Corkscrews_First_Helical_Reptile_Burrow_and_Deepest_Vertebrate_Nest https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simon_Clulow/publication/280940311_Deep_nesting_in_a_lizard_deja_vu_devil's_corkscrews_First_helical_reptile_burrow_and_deepest_vertebrate_nest/links/5a0ad68c0f7e9b0cc02355d0/Deep-nesting-in-a-lizard-deja-vu-devils-corkscrews-First-helical-reptile-burrow-and-deepest-vertebrate-nest.pdf Yours, Paul H.
  18. Hello! I've just swapped for some fossils, from eastern Nebraska, Cuming County. I suspect the shells are inoceramus - What do you think? There is also Petrified Wood - Any idea on age? It is agatized, it seems. These were from a dragline-type operation - Mammal fossils are also found.... I attach a photo of my Mammoth tooth, from the same area. I have searched for data to no avail! So, firstly, what are the shell fossils? I think perhaps inoceramus. But what era? Secondly - The petrified wood - a time period would be helpful if possible. Thirdly - The Mammoth Tooth - Is my ID correct? Mammoth Tooth - Mammuthus columbi 0.00 12/18/2017 Chris Stalp (trade) West Point, Cumings County, Nebraska Late Pleistocene - (About 25 thousand years old) The Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) is an extinct species of mammoth that inhabited North America as far north as the northern United States and as far south as Costa Rica during the Pleistocene epoch. It was one of the last in a line of mammoth species, beginning with M. subplanifrons in the early Pliocene. The Columbian mammoth evolved from the steppe mammoth, which entered North America from Asia about 1.5 million years ago. The pygmy mammoths of the Channel Islands of California evolved from Columbian mammoths. The closest extant relative of the Columbian and other mammoths is the Asian elephant. Columbian mammoths had four functional molar teeth at a time, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower. About 23 cm (9.1 in) of the crown was within the jaw, and 2.5 cm (1 in) was above. The crown was pushed forward and up as it wore down, comparable to a conveyor belt. The teeth had separated ridges of enamel, which were covered in "prisms" directed towards the chewing surface. Wear-resistant, they were held together with cementum and dentin. A mammoth's molars were replaced five times over the animal's lifetime. The first molars were about the size of those of a human, 1.3 cm (0.51 in); the third were 15 cm (5.9 in) long, and the sixth were about 30 cm (1 ft) long and weighed 1.8 kg (4 lb). With each replacement, the molars grew larger and gained more ridges; the number of plates varied between individuals. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Proboscidea Family: Elephantidae Tribe: Elephantini Genus: †Mammuthus Species: †columbi
  19. Bison Vertabra?

    Hey all, I found this in a creek in southeast Nebraska today while looking for geodes and although I wasn’t sure at first I’m fairly certain it is at least partially fossilized. (Waiting for it to dry out completely for a more definitive answer on that front). I was pretty sure it was bovid, but am having trouble matching it to a specific vertabra of either modern cow or bison. Since I believe it to be fossilized I thought maybe I should explore other possibilities, but haven’t had any luck. Any input would be appreciated.
  20. conularid?

    Hi all, I found this what I believe to be a conularid between Brownville and Peru Nebraska in what I believe is part of the Dakota Formation (nearshore Cretaceous) however to my knowledge no Conulariida have been described in Nebraska Cretaceous material. There are also outcrops of Permian limestone (part of the Stanton formation) present where I found this, but this is the wrong type of rock for that. I’ve never found a conularid before, so confirmation of that would be helpful! (Also ruler is in inches)
  21. From Butte to Beaut

    Thought I'd share a few photos of a tortoise prep I just completed. This is from the white river group of Chadron, NE (circa 33 mya). Here is a series of photos from discovery to excavation to restoration and preparation. The discovery: broken shell (As usual, I forgot to take a true "before photo". I've already probed a bit here). After some digging, it was discovered that this individual is upside-down. Here, the plastron is being revealed.
  22. Help identify fossil tooth

    Found along a river in southeast nebraska would like to know what it’s from
  23. Shark tooth nebraska

    Found in southeast nebraska along a river. Help identify what shark it’s from.
  24. Sharks teeth fossil

    Found along a river in southeast nebraska. Would like to know what shark the teeth are from.
  25. Help identify

    Found in southeast nebraska want to know what it is
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