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  1. Clathrodrillia emmonsi

    Kittle, B. Alex, Roger W. Portell, Harry G. Lee and Sean Roberts. 2013. Mollusca Nashua Formation (Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene). Florida Fossil Invertebrates Part 15, 40pp.
  2. Vexillum willcoxi

    Not reported from the Nashua by Kittle, Portell, Lee and Roberts (2013)
  3. 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
  4. I found this bone 10 days ago , recognized a toe bone, eliminated tapir, but thought it might be Peccary because I had found a peccary molar previous time out. A bad assumption. I sent the 92.7 mm bone into University of Florida fossil Identification service, which usually means Richard Hulbert. He helps me a lot with fossil questions and identifications. I like to return the favor but in most cases, Richard has seen my fossil clones hundreds or thousands of times. YES !!!! YES !!! Found a bone that Richard needs. Time to make a donation... 4th Metatarsals of Castoroides are HARD to find... Photo's of them on the Internet are hard to find... At 3.65 inches, this specimen may be smaller , earlier giant beavers like Castoroides leiseyorum or Castoroides ohioensis dilophidus. Enjoy, I am... Jack
  5. Hi all, So this little bone piece was found at the beach of Wassenaar, Netherlands; it’s from the late Pleistocene, 40’000 years old. I got two questions on this one: Is it possible to say anything more about this bone fragment (eg what animal/what part of the skeleton)? In the last picture, are those predation marks? I can take better pictures if needed. Thanks in advance for your help! Max
  6. Rough cockle

    This is a nice rough cockle from the Zandmotor. Quite a common species.
  7. Small Mammal teeth, Shark vert

    I was hunting in a lot of smaller gravel (almost Pea gravel) and thus found many smaller fossils.. Here are 3 of the one I was unsure of the identity. All suggestions and comments appreciated. Jack Fossil #1 Mammal tooth Fossil #2 Mammal Incisor Finally #3 a shark vert...
  8. Sunset shell

    This very nice and rare sunset shell was found in an extension of the Rotterdam airport, known as the Maasvlakte 2. One of the favorite bivalves of my collection Another name of this species is Psammobia fervensis, but this name is no longer accepted.
  9. Mactra clam

    This extinct species of clam is incredibly common in the Eemian North Sea sediments (and other late Pleistocene sediments from the Netherlands) but found nearly nowhere else. In fact, the species name, M. plistoneerlandica, refers to the fact that it's a Dutch Pleistocene species. Note: Some people regard this species as a subspecies of Mactra stultorum: "Mactra stultorum plistoneerlandica".
  10. Anomia bivalve

    An Anomia ephippium, found in a sandbank in the city of The Hague. This is technically an ex-situ find, because the city itself isn't really a location for finding fossils. The real location would be the Zandmotor or the North Sea; the bivalve here was brought with sands imported from the North Sea. This species is recognizable from the three muscle scars, the pearly shine and the weird little white thing in the hinge area (3rd picture).
  11. Fish bone?

    Hi all, Found this (I think) fish bone at Wassenaar, Netherlands. From the late Pleistocene, some 40’000 years old. Is it indeed a fossil fish bone? If so, what kind of fish? And what part of the animal would it be? Looking forward to your suggestions! Max
  12. Hello! These a few Australian mammals from Pleistocene cave deposits from near Kempsey in NSW. I have many more and I will post them when I figure out how to use my camera. Also, sorry about the writing in the background, it is unrelated. The paddle pop stick is for size comparison. And I'm aware I've already posted these on other posts, but this is the "official" sub-forum that i will post them on 1. Macroderma gigas (ghost bat) right lower jaw and upper canine Continued... 2. Other smaller bats - partial skull, lower jaw and lower molars. Oh thats a terrible picture... oops Continued...
  13. long mammal bone

    This may be a long shot but I have faith in the mammal experts here. This bone is about 17 inches long and 5 inches wide at it's longest and widest measurements. I found it on the Brazos River in SE Texas. Unfortunately both ends are broken off leaving little diagnostic material, but I'm hoping based on size and morphology of what's left someone can offer an id. It's heavily mineralized. Thanks!
  14. Arcinella cornuta

    Self collected at a sand pit in Columbus County N.C. Most of the time these are found as single valves with the "spines" completely broken off.
  15. How VR Helped Archaeologists Excavate a Fossil-Rich Submerged Cave NOVA, Evan Hadingham, Feb 8, 2018 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/tech/how-vr-helped-archaeologists-excavate-a-fossil-rich-submerged-cave/ A apper is: Collins, S.V., Reinhardt, E.G., Rissolo, D., Chatters, J.C., Blank, A.N. and Erreguerena, P.L., 2015. Reconstructing water level in Hoyo , Quintana Roo, Mexico, implications for early Paleoamerican and faunal access. Quaternary Science Reviews, 124, pp. 68-83. http://www.academia.edu/19358907/Reconstructing_water_level_in_Hoyo_Negro_Quintana_Roo_Mexico_implications_for_early_Paleoamerican_and_faunal_access https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277379115300330 Yours, Paul H.
  16. Bark Mammoth Ivory

    Out hunting today... found lots of interesting stuff, but this thread is about one find. I have found lots of small pieces of ivory, and a section of Mammoth tusk, and a small Mastodon tusk (I have been lucky but I give my luck lots of hard work and opportunity). Today I found a large chunk of Ivory and my hunting buddy said it was "Bark Ivory" and they make knife handles out of it, but be careful because it might break... So this is just a discussion and set of questions when I find something and want more details. What is Bark Ivory? It does not seem to have Schreger lines.. these lines are straight in one direction. Does not ALL ivory have Schreger lines? What is the pock_marked rough exterior? Is it natural pre-mortem or some sort of boring worms? If this stuff is fragile, how do I stabilize and/or polish to make those knife handles.. Inquiring minds want to know. and I am thinking that some fossil hunters may have answers. Thanks.
  17. Hi! I found a skull online, and think it looks great. But I'm not sure if it is a skull from a modern horse, or if it is a fossil skull. Can you see if it looks modern or very old? Cause I can't decide of my own if it is a "to good to be truth" skull.
  18. Mastodon Bones Found in SE Virginia Swamp

    Article from last Friday's Daily Press newspaper in southeast Virginia (Hampton Roads), about mastodon bones being found in a local swamp and being curated by the Virginia Living Museum. Interestingly, this discovery was made only 2 miles from where General George Washington and the Continental Army (aided by the French) politely requested Lord General Cornwallis to leave the American Colonies in 1781. http://www.dailypress.com/news/science/dp-nws-mastodon-bones-exhibit-20180123-story.html Cheers, SA2
  19. Another vertebra ID: is it bison?

    This is from China. Any thoughts on the species? It looks like bison to me, but I'm no expert. Could be equine. Heck, could be a wooly rhino for all I know. Any thoughts from those who know more than I?
  20. mammal femur

    I've browsed the gallery of @Harry Pristis without success. This femur measures 9 inches long. The proximal end is about 2.25 inches along the longest line and the distal is at 2.5 inches. Found on the Brazos River in Texas. My guess is deer. Thanks for looking!
  21. Rare collection of fossils found in Southern Nevada will soon be on display, News3LV http://news3lv.com/news/local/rare-collection-of-fossils-found-in-southern-nevada-will-soon-be-on-display http://news3lv.com/news/local/gallery/rare-collection-of-fossils-found-in-southern-nevada-will-soon-be-on-display Yours, Paul H.
  22. Equus Metatarsal?

    I believe this to be a horse metatarsal, most likely Equus. But am wondering since it was found in mixed Pleistocene / Pliocene sediments if it could be a Pliocene species. That is saying it is horse of course, you know Mr. Edd. It was found in a quarry in eastern NC that contains Pliocene Yorktown formation and a Pleistocene pebble lag. It was protruding from a sloped area that extended down into a shallow pit. The sediments pushed down were mixed Yorktown and the pebble lag. Mammal fossils are uncommon in North Carolina and they are usually teeth. Bones, especially complete are almost unheard of.
  23. Hi all, It's a little late, but then again I have been kinda busy lately and am very tired... So writing this took me some time Anyways, so on the 26th of December (2017), the day after X-Mas, my family and I met up with @Cris Cris & Kyle from Fossil Voyages (or here), for a long-awaited hunt together. We got the small motorboat and a canoe ready to go to the spot where we would hunt. After having discussed a few things, we set off on the Santa Fe River, and after a short row past many turtle families (these red-eared sliders are apparently very common; but what an exotic sight for me!) we attached our boats to tree stumps on the river bank.
  24. A very curious bone

    I went to the Peace RIver today and will do a trip report in another thread. I found a very curious bone. Curious because it seems to be complete. Curious because it has 3 connection points to other bones. Curious because I have never in 10 years of hunting the Peace River, I can not recall seeing anything similar. The bone measures 1.7x2.0x3.25 inches. Hope someone recognizes.
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