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  1. NSR is dry and footprints everywhere but I still had a great day. The Mosasaur Angular with shark feeding marks & possible shark tooth embedded is my favorite.
  2. I found this claw, toe bones and other bones and teeth on the Brazos River, Texas.
  3. Hello everyone, I found this thing back in my collection. At first I thought it was a piece of wood, therefore I did a flame test (as you can maybe see from the black at the tip), but it revealed to be a fossil. Therefore I started thinking more, trying to figure out what it could be. Then I remembered that I only knew one thing so delicate from the Zandmotor: a piece of bird bone. I'm pretty convinced now that it's that, because I don't know what else it could be. The structure feels right for bone too. Do you agree with my guess as bird bone? Found on the Zandmotor (NL) --> Pleistocene. Thanks, Max
  4. Hey everyone, So today, after my second day of exams, which is why I finished earlier, I had to take the tram home instead of the schoolbus (that I usually take). On my way to the tram station, I noticed that there was some sand on the sidewalk. I looked closer, and saw that there were quite some shells all along the sidewalk. My passion for conchology (which I also have, though it's less strong than my love of fossils) took over and I began hunting for seashells. I only found bivalves, but was still quite surprised with what I got. When I got home, I looked more closely at the shells, and realized some of them were fossils!!! Here is my (unexpected, I should say) haul: 1) Mactra plistoneerlandica (fossil and modern) 2) Cerastoderma edule (fossil) 3) Limecola balthica (fossil and modern) --> I'm really happy that I found some more fossil ones of those, because nearly all of mine were already gone in trades! 4) Donax vittatus (modern) The fossils, found in the streets of The Hague (NL), are probably from the Pleistocene period (they are identical to those that I find on the Zandmotor, which is very closeby). It's really surprising how much you can find, even when you're not looking for fossils. Sometimes you find them in the most unexpected places, and you always get a very weird feeling of surprise and happiness when you do. It's often fun to try and figure out how those fossils got there, and I know the answer to this one: --> Sand is one of the most used resources in the world, and therefore often sought after for (even if it's extremely common). It's useful to build a support for things, such as sidewalks, or to make glass, and many other things. And where is the most sand found? On the bottom of the sea. And in that sand (especially the sand of the North Sea) lie many fossils. So when that sand is pumped upon land, the fossils are brought with it. This is how the fossils came here onto the sidewalk of a street of The Hague. In fact, it's that same sand that composes the Zandmotor, which was built as a natural dam against the floods (which have a bad history with the NL) from the sand of the sea, which is why it is so rich in fossils. I hope that this little report has pleased you, and that you've learned things! Therefore remember to always keep your eyes open for fossils, even if you're in normally non-fossil places! Best regards, Max
  5. Just a strange pattern on this likely bone -- looking for TFF members to comment. I look for it being ivory but did not see the schreger lines. Thanks for all comments
  6. Well folks, I took a day off from the grinds of the job and made a rare Monday trip into the Waccamaw Formation of Southeastern North Carolina. I met up with a few old friends and made a couple of new ones. The new friends have been doing a traveling fossil trip and were kind enough to share a few of their finds with us new friends. Mine was this beautiful (at least to me) large Texas ammonite; anyone have an idea on the species? Anyways, we met early and took of for the site. Some of our forum members I know are familiar with this particular pit, but it was my first time there. It is well known for it's very rich molluscan fauna, the occasional great white tooth and the odd surprise. Upon arriving, I dug right in; no pun intended. This was my total take home for the day. I could have brought out lots and lots more, but many of the bivalves, I already had through gifts and others bringing me buckets of matrix. I also left countless cone and olive shells for the next person. I did find this rather nice great white, no root but very very few of the great whites from this site has roots. But it has great serrations and measures in at 1 3/8" I also found this very cool crab claw, quite a surprise. It measures at 1 3/8", the same as the great white so it must have been a large crab. I know it is hard to ID crabs from just a claw, but if you have any thoughts .............. I am in the process now of trying to ID these finds, something I am still learning how to do with bivalves and gastropods. I am going to start with 6 gastropods and 2 bivalves, some I am fairly confident of ID, others not so. Please feel free to correct any ID I may give. I will add others as I have the time to photograph and put up. So, lets get on with it. First what I believe is Fusinus (Heilprinia) caloosaensis, 1 7/8 inch a my favorite of the day. A real beauty. Euspiria sayana, 1 1/16" ......... Terebra dislocata, 1 11/16" ...... then this cool little thing. a Argopecten vicenarius cemented inside of a Anomia simplex by matrix ........... Trachycardium emmonsi; 1 3/8 long by 1 3/4 wide .......
  7. I found this mystery un-erupted tooth a few weeks ago while snorkeling the Sante fe river. The site is came from is Pliocene -Pleistocene. Roughly the size of a golf ball.
  8. Unfortunately, I did not find this fossil. My hunting buddy did!. Right now I have just this photo. Making the assumption that this is going to be Bear or Jaguar. Would like the Identification help all understand how to differentiate, The tip has been broken, most likely pre-mortem. Thanks Jack
  9. I found this tooth last Fall in the Onslow Quarry in southeastern, North Carolina, The quarry is mostly Eocene limestone with only a small amount of fossil bearing Pleistocene exposure. Please correct me if I am wrong on that, I have a lot to learn. I was told the tooth was probably a transitional tooth. How should I label it? The tooth is about 2 cm. long.
  10. This turned up in my screen. It has an unusual look to it so I don't want to toss it until I can get a better idea of what it might be. The inside looks like dentin instead of bone. It's 2" long.
  11. Any help or hints on these two teeth? Thanks!
  12. From a Columbus County N.C. shell pit. A great specimen.
  13. Found in a shell pit in Columbus County, N.C. an very nice example of this species.
  14. I like all fossils but I have a special affinity for Sloth. I find a lot of it and once again, in my last sieve of the day, up pops a broken sloth tooth. Many of my hunting friends like Megs a lot better, but for me Sloths are rare but come to me somewhat frequently. If a tooth must be broken, I get the best part -- the chewing surface. So we all know this is a sloth tooth but I have more detailed questions. 1) Which specific species? Paramylodon Harlani? Megalonyx Jeffersonii? leptostomus? 2) Is this specific tooth a caniform? 3) Why is this tooth concave? Is the tooth above it convex? I know that only a few may have the expertise to specify Sloth tooth details, but posting here helps me share the rare find and share this tooth with those TFF members who are also addicted to Sloth material. Also, it may make me more sloth knowledgeable. UPDATED to add a link to this thread from 2013 which also has a sloth caniform. Note the similarity of the occlusal surface except for the flat versus concave surface on this new one.
  15. We had some rain recently in Austin, so naturally I checked the creek. I found this protruding from the bank. ID suggestions?
  16. A very nice bivalve that grabbed my attention.
  17. I was out hunting yesterday. One of my frequent finds in the Peace River is horse teeth , usually Equus .sp. I found one yesterday. Typical Equus upper molar. EquusExample#1 I am very interested in horse fossil teeth but have focused on pre-Equus. To tell the truth I just do not know a lot or can tell differences between Equus variations like Equus Simplicidens or Equus Complicatus, etc but I am about to learn!! My education should focus on Florida because that is what I tend to find, but I am interested in but I am interested in any publications that can effectively differentiate Equus .sp. I will start by searching TFF and checking out Harry's gallary. A week ago a hunting friend gave me a box of horse teeth he had found all of which he believed to be Equus. Actually he wants the teeth back . I am just doing the identification & analysis. Lots of teeth!!!! My 1st separation was 1) large uppers 2) lowers, 3) not fully erupted 4) m3 lowers, 5) M3 uppers, and a few odd ones. While many teeth are worn or chipped, there are some fantastic teeth like this one below. EquusExample#2 Note what I refer to as the "squiggles". I generally have used these to differentiate pre-Equus horse species and I am wondering what variations I might see in equus.
  18. November is the closing month for shows here in northern Spain. Although I wasn't going to spend a lot of money, I see this group, and I couldn't say no... It came home with me... Ya know! Hehehe! Most of it pliocene stuff, except for the very well preserved Persististrombus latus, from middle pleistocene. All of it comes from an old collection. From pliocene/pleistocene layers of southern Spain
  19. Hi everyone! I hope you all are spending the summer finding some really neat fossils. I am currently working on a commissioned illustration for FossilClaw, and am shooting to have a sketch up soon. However, we would like your opinion on the landscape and fauna... We are definite that there will be both woolly mammoth(s) and woolly rhino(s) in the scene, but we are not sure what other animals may have shared the same territory on a regular basis with these creatures. Initially, we were shooting to have a Cave bear in the scene, but given the different habitats (and altitudes) it has proven a challenge. What other animals would plausibly fit in the scene we are trying to depict? Megaloceros? Sabertooth? Bison? Wild Horses? Any other predators or interesting animals? The landscape will be steppes. Really appreciate your input!! -Lauren
  20. Any ideas on this? Faint shadows of the ribs are visible even on the smooth side of this segment?/fragment Also, the shape of the fossil is fairly symmetrical - is this random or does that mean it is a segment of something? Thanks!
  21. any help or hints appreciated...
  22. Found today about 5 hours ago in Peace River. I am not positive on the ID but I have a pretty good guess. This tooth in un_erupted == no roots and no use wear on the chewing surface. Does that mean this tooth came from a juvenile (baby??) before the tooth could be used?
  23. From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    Some fish verts from the Zandmotor. Most are incomplete.
  24. From the album @Max-fossils 's Zandmotor Finds

    Me holding a perfect fish vert found on the Zandmtor, still a bit covered in wet sand.
  25. I find lots of verts. Most are horse, cow, deer. Some more mineralized than others. I don't bother posting most of them. This one seems different, but I can't describe why I think it's different. Just a gut feeling. Any thoughts? Found on the Brazos River, Texas, pleistocene.