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  1. Crikey! Massive prehistoric croc emerges from South East Queensland University of Queensland, Science Daily, December 21, 2021 The open access paper is: Ristevski, J., Yates, A.M., Price, G.J., Molnar, R.E., Weisbecker, V. and Salisbury, S.W., 2020. Australia’s prehistoric ‘swamp king’: revision of the Plio-Pleistocene crocodylian genus Pallimnarchus de Vis, 1886. PeerJ, 8, p.e10466 Yours, Paul H.
  2. I collected these presumed plant parts at a late Pleistocene site in Roosevelt Co., NM. They are mineralized, and came out of the same layer of sediment as Mammoth, Equus, Ground Sloth, etc. The triangular "stem" parts remind me of Sedge, but I'm not sure.
  3. Monmouth Brooks Bone Pieces

    I have more old finds to put out there today. All of these were found in the early 2000s in the various Monmouth County brooks (Big Brook, Manasquan River, Ramanessin, etc). Unfortunately, I have no more detail on locality. All of these were specimens that I showed to Dave Parris a long time ago but I didn't take very detailed notes. Along with suggestions for identifying these, I would also love to know which might be special enough that a museum or researcher might want to add them to their institution. I'm not interested in donating to a private collector but if any of these are significant, I would like them to be available to researchers. Below are the notes that I have from showing these to Dave P. More images in the replies. A - Jaw Section from a carnivore. Gray fox is a possibility B - Wood Turtle Plate - Glyptemys insculpta? - Xiphiplastron? C - Deer Like Tooth - Left Lower 3rd - premolar - recent to sub-recent D - Small Beaver Tooth - right lower 2nd molar E - Metatarsal I - Beaver or Dog radial or clavical (I'm not sure that this note is actually for this specimen) J - looks like a cetacean vertebra to me L - looks like a piece of a Shark River Fm coral or bivalve
  4. Pleistocene phalanx bones

    Hello. I have found 3 phalanx bones. Iv found them in river where i have already found bones of mammals like rhino or mammoth, in middle Europe. Thank You for any help in identifying Found in Central Poland.
  5. Coprolite or crawfish burrow?

    Galveston Bay Texas, Beaumont Formation late Pleistocene I've got a couple of these I'd like opinions on. Here's the first...
  6. Unknown Vertebrae Pleistocene

    I found this partial vertebrae today that is sliced almost in half. Inland Venice, FL. It was located 100 feet from where I recovered an Early Pleistocene Equus tooth this week. This vert is 61mm high and 60mm at widest diameter. The ends are very flat and smooth. There are two circular areas where there are breaks. Assistance in ID is welcomed. I’m not sure how to proceed. Images are taken at 1x. Regards -Michael
  7. A few micro shark teeth

    Hey everyone! Back in June I got a huge bag of matrix from Florida that was abundant in tiny shark teeth. I've been struggling to identify them since they are so small, but for Christmas I received a digital microscope so I took a few shots to see if you could help me identify them. I'm sorry if the shots are too blurry, I'm still learning how to use the microscope. The matrix is either Pleistocene or Miocene, I'm not sure which. The squares are 5x5 mm.
  8. Beaumont clay bones

    Hello I found these fossilized bones in Buffalo Bayou in Harris county, Texas. Hoping to get an ID, thanks
  9. Unknown Claw Fossil

    These fossils have been found within 500 yards of each other on surface soil in Venice, Florida. Other early pleistocene dated fossils in immediate area. When I found the first one, I thought it was a nail from a dog. Several others found in the last few months. I appreciate any input on these identifications. Happy New Year -Michael
  10. Venice, FL Horse Teeth ?

    Hello all. I found two different teeth this week that I think are horse. This sample was found on surface in location where I have found Meg teeth and dugong ribs, inland Venice, FL. I have attached photo showing occlusal view of cheekteeth. I cannot find a matching pattern in Dr. Hulbert's textbook or his 1988 Bulletin. I appreciate your feedback.
  11. Woolly Rhino Permafrost Find From Siberia

    Another Woolly Rhino with amazing preservation was unearthed in Siberia. It was found near the site where 'Sasha' was discovered on the Tirekhtyakh river. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/dec/30/siberia-permafrost-yields-well-preserved-ice-age-woolly-rhino This video showcases some of the internal organ preservation better than the pictures.
  12. Felid metacarpal?

    I picked this up today in Galveston Bay dredge spoils, late Pleistocene Beaumont Formation. I've tentatively identified it as Felid, 3rd right metacarpal. I'd like to identify it to at least the subfamily, Pantherinae or Machairodontinae but I'm not that familiar Felid material and my online search hasn't been much help. Hoping someone can point me to a source where I might find data on size and morphology of carpals and tarsals of these two the subfamilies.
  13. Pleistocene Rib Head

    I've found many rib fragments on the Brazos River in the past, but they've never been substantial enough to attempt an ID. Yesterday my luck seemed to change. About all I know about this piece is that it's heavily mineralized and definitely the proximal "head" of a rib bone that would have articulated with the corresponding vertebra in life. I've found some pictures of horse and deer ribs online but they don't quite match. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much, but the most similar bone I was able to find was from a Florida panther - so maybe carnivoran of some sort? As always, any help from the Texas and Florida fossil hunting veterans would be appreciated!
  14. Picked this up yesterday in Galveston Bay dredge spoils. Beaumont formation, late Pleistocene age. I typically resist the urge to being home any more shells but this one it unlike any I've seen over the years from this site or others I've visited alone the upper Texas Gulf Coast. I've not been able to identify it and hoping someone can point me in the right direction. The only shells of this form listed in online references for the Texas coast are very small around 1" or so in comparison to the 5-6" length of this one if it were complete. Darrow
  15. A complete mummified wold cub aged 56,000-57,000 years was discovered in Northern Canada. "Scientists now say the cub, of which the hide, hair and teeth are intact, is "the most complete wolf mummy known". https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55409689 https://www.newscientist.com/article/57000-57000-year-old-mummified-wolf-pup-discovered-in-canadian-permafrost/
  16. Fish bone from the Zandmotor

    Hey everyone, Found this bone yesterday on the Zandmotor, Netherlands (most likely Eemian in age, late Pleistocene, around 120'000 years old). Judging by the structure I'm fairly confident it's from a fish, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what bone it could be. My best guess so far is that it's a parietal bone, but I'm not yet convinced. I'm not finding much comparison material online; although I may be using the wrong search words. I'm also curious if you maybe know if it's possible to identify this bone further than Teleostei indet. It's quite big (scale in centimeters), so maybe something like an Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)? What do you guys think? Thanks in advance, Max
  17. Texas Cave Find Claw

    Hello everyone, hope someone can help ID this claw for me to at least genus. This came from Burnet County, TX cave on the river. It is well fossilized and solid, from an older layer in the cave where I have found two turtle species - Apalone and an unidentified leg hole fragment of turtle/tortoise the material is Late Pleistocene. I am figuring this claw probably belongs to my unidentified turtle shell piece but the shell fragment is pretty beat up.
  18. Tibia identification

    This is a cave find I can't place. I think its a partial tibia, but from what family? The identification of this bone could help me with the time-line of the cave. Thanks
  19. Teeth Pleistocene

    Two teeth here. I think both are from the beach in Jacksonville Florida. Although, the first might have been from a phosphate mine. I can’t remember. They look like they might be canines?
  20. groovy bivalve?

    It's been awhile since I have posted here. Found on beach in San Francisco. Area has Merced deposit fossils, mostly marine sediments Pliocene-Pleistocene. I am assuming it's a bivalve of some sort. I have found similar fossils at this location. The unusual thing about this one is it has symmetrical grooves on both sides on one end. I will first post pictures to give an overview of the fossil and in the comments will post the area with the "grooves". I am having trouble attaching files. will try attaching in comments.
  21. Thoughts on cave bones?

    Hi all I have been looking through some of my cave finds and want your thoughts on two specimens that look much older than the other bones. All these bones where found in one cave that could have possibly been inhabited by humans as recently as 370 years ago, before colonialism. I have found some ostrich egg fragments as well as sea shells in the upper soil layer, this might be an indication of human activity, I have also found evidence that the site was occupied by scavengers and predators like the lynx and leopard at some points. The site is approximately 1.5km from the nearest coast and around 200m above sea level (could be higher) cave fossils, including hominid fossils dated at 35,000 years old have been found in the surrounding mountains. (made an edit on age from 80,000 changed to 35,000, this could change again as I was just reading some conflicting reports on the area, varies from middle to late pleistocene with some early to middle holocene in the mix) These jaw bones where found in a compact layer at around 300mm below the looser 100mm of topsoil. Jaw specimen 1 is probably a juvenile Papio ursinus (chacma baboon) jaw 2 is from a Cape fur seal, they feel much denser than the bones from the top soil layer, but are not permineralized (like stone) I would like some thoughts on the idea of these being pleistocene material?
  22. From the album Pisces

    Parrotfish pharyngeal tooth plates max. 33mm. wide Late Pleistocene subfossil From Calle Majanicho, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands Thanks to Al Dente for the id.
  23. Are these ray teeth/jawbones?

    Hi. I just acquired these fish teeth on our favorite (by default) online auction house. The seller gave the information that they are sub-fossil, Pleistocene in age 17,000 years old and from Calle Majanicho on Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands. Unfortunately he couldn't identify them for me. I'm thinking they come from some kind of ray. Any ideas as to genus or species?
  24. Sharing some interesting finds

    All about the same size,and maybe all marine. A tip or a root. See the following thread for clues... maybe A bone.