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Found 852 results

  1. Mammal pleistocene fossil

    cześć, Jakie zwierzę to kość? Hello, What animal is this bone?
  2. Conifer cone or catkin

    I found these lignified plant parts that sort of look like conifer cones from the Pliocene/Pleistocene Merced Formation along the Coast just south of San Francisco. Douglas Fir and Monterey Pine cones occur in the same formation. What are they? Could they be alder catkins? Top photo: cone is 1.5 cm high. Bottom photo: longest cone is 4 cm. Thanks, John @paleoflor
  3. Bone? Or raw jet?

    Hello again! Can any of you lovely people help me with this one? Could be a chunk of raw jet, but hoping it's a pliestocene bone. This was collected on a beach in the North East of England. I know there are large deposits of pliestocene stuff just out to sea. But there are also large deposits of raw Jet too! Whitby is about 70 miles North and is famed for the stuff. Can you eagle eyed lovelies help me? Also - what should I look for in future? This is super interesting! Thank you
  4. Cave Lion??

    Hello. First I wanted to thank everyone who responded to me regarding the "bear-dog-Hyena" pictures. I have since identified the specimen as Pachycrocuta brevirostris. So for those of you said "Hyena", you were correct. At first I though it might be a Dinocrocuta, however, areas of the skull simply did not match up. Anyways, I have attached pictures of what I am sure to be a Eurasian Cave Lion. I would like to know if these specimens are common since I may be in the position to purchase it. Any opinions are greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
  5. Fossil Horse Tooth?

    This is the first larger mammal tooth I came across while fossil hunting for megalodon teeth in South Carolina. Tooth was found in a stream in the general area between Charleston and Summerville along with some Meg teeth. What do you suppose this came from? Camel, horse, giant ground sloth?
  6. Pleistocene mammal bone ID please

    Hello. I went down to local creek today and found some interesting mammal bones. These bones were found in 5 to 8 feet below the surface layer, but just above limestone gravel layer. I'm thinking this maybe some large animal, but does't think this is a cow bone since buried too deep.
  7. I’m fairly certain this is a piece off a large bone from a mammoth or mastodon. Can anyone recognize what bone it’s from? Pelvis??
  8. Woolly Rhino Toe Bone

    Hi everyone, this will be the first of several ID requests this week as I'm getting around to sorting through and packing away my fossils from my trip out west and there are plenty of oddities. However, the first piece I'll post does not come from the dry American west, rather from the bottom of the North Sea in the Brown Banks area. I got this "coelodonta toe bone" yesterday at the East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and wanted to make sure it was a correct identification and not something like bison, aurochs or horse. It's just under 3 inches long and over an inch wide.
  9. Found this partial tooth a few years ago in some Holo-Pleistocene marine sediments on Oahu, Hawaii. There is also the chance that it is more recent, as there had been some dredging in the area, though I haven't seen any evidence at this location. Approximately half of this tooth is missing. What remains is half of the crown and one root lobe. It is 17 mm in maximum dimension. My guess is carnassial. Seal? Canid? Appreciate any and all input.
  10. https://sputniknews.com/russia/201908101076516629-first-ever-ancient-male-rhinoceros-skull-found-russian-peninsula/ https://www.rt.com/news/466233-ancient-rhino-skull-discovered-russia/
  11. Road trip, I’m coming your way!

    Hey everyone, I just moved to Ft. Collins and the wife and I are heading out on a month long sight seeing/fossil hunting extravaganza. We leave on Sunday-here is our trip. Let me know if any of you guys can meet up and show me some fossil spots! I’ll bring plenty of Pleistocene peace river fossils as payment. Cheers -j
  12. Hi Fossil Friends, I have some big bone chunks that were recovered from the Peace River (Bone Valley Formation, Hawthorn Group, Florida). There a couple of partial bones here that can possibly be ID'ed. There are also 3 "bone balls" - I am guessing these are the broken-off ends of larger bones, but can they be ID'ed? We hung on to these in the hopes they might be something interesting or unusual. But given their condition, it might be difficult or impossible to ID them. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! MikeG
  13. My Growing Collection!

    My man cave is coming along nicely. Most are personal finds from Northeast Texas. A few were gifts or purchases.
  14. Pleistocene (Ice Age) fossils ID

    Hi all, Planning to better organize my small fossil collection in a single showcase, so with emphasis on Mezozoic finds I'll probably be able to devote max one shelf to the Quarternary. Would be good to clean up and recheck the ID (I know just a half anyway). So a bit of help will be appreciated:) The items: 1. Woolly mammoth tooth?
  15. Fossils found in Fairmead landfill in Madera County, California https://abc30.com/science/fossils-found-in-madera-county-landfill/5431221/ Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County, in partnership with the San Joaquin Valley Paleontology Foundation https://www.maderamammoths.org/about.html McDonald, H.G., Dundas, R.G. and Chatters, J.C., 2013. Taxonomy, paleoecology and taphonomy of ground sloths (Xenarthra) from the Fairmead Landfill locality (Pleistocene: Irvingtonian) of Madera County, California. Quaternary Research, 79(2), pp.215-227. PDF file at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235921980_Taxonomy_paleoecology_and_taphonomy_of_ground_sloths_Xenarthra_from_the_Fairmead_Landfill_locality_Pleistocene_Irvingtonian_of_Madera_County_California https://www.researchgate.net/profile/H_McDonald Yours, Paul H.
  16. Ice Age bone ID. North Texas

    Hey guys can anyone recognize what this piece of bone is from? It matches the look of Pleistocene material from my area, far north central Texas. Thanks!
  17. Bison or horse scapula

    Can anyone here differentiate a scapula from horse or bison? I’ve seen countless images on line, but I’m still stumped by what I have here.
  18. Horse tooth??

    Hello, This tooth must be horse, right? It's just smaller than most and I'm just not used to seeing the pattern on the occlusal surface so simple. Made me think maybe it could be something else (or maybe a different kind of horse). Any thoughts? Thank you
  19. Hi guys! I haven't been on TFF for AGES but am getting back in the groove. My question for y'all today is regarding these fossils. They are Pleistocene cave bear fossils from Romania. I bought these as juvenile intervertebral disks. Is that what these are? They are much lighter and led dense than verts. I'm curious.
  20. Fun morning Northeast Texas hike with a heat index of almost 110 degs by the time I left after lunch. The Tylosaur vert is worn but huge and weighs close to 2 lbs. The Tylosaur jaw section was almost buried as you can tell from the in situ pic. The artifacts were a nice little bonus. I waked in tracks for over half the day so I would love to see what the first guy found.
  21. Mammoth tusk fragment

    From the album Macro Florida Fossils

  22. Toe bone ID

    This little bone is a little bit worn but I think there’s enough of the shape here to get an ID. It looks a lot like the proximal phalanx from Equus. It measures 1 5/8 inches long x 3/4 inch wide. Could it be the proximal phalanx from a three toed horse?
  23. Bison jaw?

    I’m pretty sure this is a bison mandible. Is there anyway to tell which bison it came from?
  24. A news story about the description of fossil hyena teeth from Yukon Territory in Canada is available online: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190618070804.htm The discovery of fossil hyena teeth in Canada fills a gap in understanding the presence of fossil hyenas in the Midwest, showing that extinct hyenas entered North America from Mongolia via Beringia.
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