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  1. Work on Hell Creek Display Begins

    It has taken 10 and a half months but I can finally start putting together our large display of the Hell Creek Fauna. I am really quite excited to start putting it together. We have a pretty good cross section of critters and I think it will be an excellent display to show the diversity of the formation. I also think this will be a great display to use as we explain how different animals share an ecosystem which is a science standard we want to get into more with the 2nd and 3rd grade students. I delayed starting this until we had tracked won three key fossils we were missing, Leptoceratops, Pachycephalosaurus, and Denversaurus. Those three have all gotten crossed off the list in the last month or so with the final domino being Denversaurus. We are still missing a Pectinodon tooth but we can add that down the road. I think now is the time to put it together so we can use this display for our presentation in Paradise which comes shortly after the year anniversary of the Camp Fire which burned the city down. It is a special program at the newly rebuild elementary school I will add some pictures of all the fossils in their individual displays later and once it is all living in one display. I am really proud of this one and I want to give a huge thanks to @Troodon who helped us immensely with this formation. Here is the Denversaurus tooth that I just picked up. A pretty nice tooth and a decent price at that. Today has been a good day for us as this is the one we needed to finish this up right !
  2. Sand Tiger Shark Tooth from Calvert Cliffs

    From the album Tertiary

    Carcharias sp. Sand Tiger Shark Tooth Miocene Calvert Formation Calvert Cliffs Bayfront Park Chesapeake Beach, MD.
  3. Otodus from the Aquia Formation, Maryland

    From the album Tertiary

    Otodus obliquus Mackerel Shark Tooth Paleocene Aquia Formation Douglas Point Charles Co., MD.
  4. From the album Tertiary

    Shark Vertebra Paleocene Aquia Formation Douglas Point Charles Co., MD.
  5. From the album Cretaceous

    Ischyodus bifurcatus Ratfish Jaw Piece (2.75 inches long) Upper Cretaceous Wenonah Formation Matawan Group Willow Brook Holmdel, N.J.
  6. Hey guys I’m driving back from Panama City to Orlando Florida on Tuesday for work and wanted to ask if anyone has any suggestions for a spot I could stop off at on my drive home to go look for teeth or other fossils. Need to scratch that fossil itch. Land sites are probably my best bet for the hour I’ll have but I could stop by a river. Any suggestions would help. I’m obviously not asking for major spots as I also keep mine secret. Love to here from you guys.
  7. It is becoming to Fossils on Wheels tradition to do a program way ahead of schedule lol I just booked our first marine mammal themed program This is about 5 months before I thought we would be ready but we do not turn down opportunities to do our thing in a classroom. The program is a look at the Miocene featuring marine mammal and shark fossils. We have just enough fossil material to touch on the West and East Coasts of the United States during this time. In fact, we have just enough material to do the program at all but we did this with dinosaurs last year and it worked out just fine. I am really quite excited to talk about marine mammals. This is something I wanted to do last spring but we figured Dinosaurs would be the program that got us attention. Now we can have a little fun and expand on what we can already do quite well. Carter and I can follow the same formula of scientific information enhanced with touch fossils. We have some cool material from STH including some nice touch fossils, a couple of decent Cetacean pieces from the East Coast and shark fossils. We may not have all the fossils that I would want to do this with but I think we have enough to give the kiddos a really great hands-on experience. We can explore some interesting Cetacean adaptations such as echolocation, intelligence, communication, and migration. We can discuss the different feeding styles of whales and why they super-sized themselves. We can balance these adaptations with shark adaptations and fun facts about evolution and theories regarding the extinction of Megalodon. This also gives a chance to really get into the fauna of Sharktooth Hill. I grew up a few hours from STH and it remains the only formation I have collected in personally. We use a number of sharks from STH in the shark program but this is different. We will focus on it while touching on the East Coast of the US. I am pretty excited to get into detail about a really cool part of the natural history of California with our local kiddos. It is going to be fun and I feel pretty confident that we can pull this one off. I have three weeks to work on the presentation plus the kids will get free fossils which helps. I will be nervous like I was when we debuted the dinos but that is not a bad thing. It drove me to make sure we did our absolute best in every presentation. I am excited and will update TFF on the how well this one is received since there are so many STH collectors on the here !!
  8. After spending the summer being more of a collector than an educator, it is time to get into educator mode. We had a good run in the spring and surpassed our own expectations. Carter and I set a big goal for this year. We want to triple the 700+ students we provided fossil education for last year. 2100 students is the goal for this year. It is going to take a lot of work but we are up to the challenge. We are already booking programs in Chico and we are starting to get some interest from schools in Fresno, Sacramento and Redding. We may end up traveling quite a bit more than anticipated this year. All of the programs we have on the schedule right now are from schools we did not get to last year too which seems a good omen. We are going to do 5th and possibly 6th grade programs this year in addition to the 2nd-4th programs. We added an Intro to Fossils program for the 2nd graders and the 5th grade program will feature some Miocene marine mammal material which I am super excited about. I think the bulk of the programs will be Dinosaurs but I am going to really push sharks this year too. We got our new displays done and added some really cool fossils to show the kids. I think the science is stronger this year as I really studied pretty hard. I even did some work on the Facebook page which I totally neglected last year lol I can not say we will give away fossils to all of the kids this year but we did restart the fossil give away program this year too. Right now we have about 200 shark teeth to give away so we know the first few programs will be covered. I should be able to pick up 100 or so more shark teeth in early October. We will do our best to get fossils to as many kids as we can and I hope surpass the 700 mark again this year however we made sure to tell teachers it is a first come first serve part of the program. The best part of the season will be working with my son all the time. He is out of high school and ready to work. The art is coming along and we will be razor sharp with the presentation material. I will not be around on TFF much so no more bad shark identifications lol but I will get updating our progress throughout the year including pictures ( we will have release forms !). I will not be adding more fossils except for give away stuff until December at the earliest so the collector in me is going to be sitting on the sidelines. That is okay because it is time to work We want to once again thank all of our friends on the forum who have contributed to Fossils on Wheels. You have all made this a much better organization and we would not be doing this again without the support we have gotten.
  9. I finally got to do some hunting in the Peace River area of bone valley and just want some help with identifying these teeth.
  10. Fossil finds from 7/20/19

    My finds from 7/20/19. My location had lots of people on it, but surprisingly I did good. I found a corner of a meg, a nice bull shark tooth, A nice sand tiger tooth, And lots of bone. All of these where found near Beaufort SC.
  11. Not sure where this belongs, but for those of you that are shark fanciers I recently found that the definitive guide, "Sharks of the World: a fully illustrated guide" by David A Ebert, Leonard Compagno and Sarah L Fowler with illustrations by Marc Dando is being published with 80 additional pages in October. If you have been looking for a copy you may be aware that the 2013 edition currently sells for a ridiculous $600 to well over $1000. (Best I can find right now is $591) You can preorder a copy of the new expanded version now
  12. Just thought I'd share this post from our Facebook Group. Had a blast sharing some of my shark fossils with visitors this last Saturday. If you can contribute and give back to your community and society in general I promise that you'll find the experience rewarding and enriching. Pass on your knowledge to the next generation and get them exited about the sciences and paleontology.
  13. Modern Shark tooth identification

    Hello, I´m not sure about the ID. For me the tooth looks like a Hemipristis or a bull shark tooth. The tooth is from the Indo-Pacific (Phillippines) and 1/2" (1,5cm) in lenght. I want to be sure with the ID because I do not want to buy a tooth of a protected species. I don´t know, if the question is correctly ask in the Fossilforum, but I hope, that you can help me. Kind regards from Germany
  14. Calvert Cliffs Fossil IDs

    Hi! I'm new to fossil hunting and I went to the Calvert Cliffs formation in Maryland this week. I collected these fossil looking pieces, but I'm having trouble identifying them and whether or not any are actual teeth (shark or other animal) or teeth fossilized in something. Any help would be appreciated!
  15. Hi I'm going to be making the 2 hour drive out to the Paynes creek area of the peace river to look for sharks teeth. It's a long drive and I am dieing to find my first big Meg. I could really use some advice on where to look. I'm not asking for exact spots but. If i'm going to spend the whole day out there on one of my very few free days then I really don't want to come home empty handed. Please any help will be amazing.
  16. Fossil finds from today

    Here are my finds from todays shark tooth hunt. I found a lot of teeth today but nothing amazing. I did find a nice dolphin tooth. Sorry for the bad quality photo.
  17. Wikipedia's Cretolamna

    Hi everyone, I am seeking more information about the spectacular Cretolamna fossil featured in the respective wikipedia article. Aside from being a great fossil it has some interesting features, such as a large second dorsal fin. However, there doesn't seem to be anything else online about this specimen. Does anyone know anything about this - is it in a private collection? Can it actually be referred to Cretolamna?
  18. Squalicorax pristodontus

    From the album Sharks

    Very nice S. pristodontus teeth from Morocco. Notice the serrations are even on the tip of the blade.
  19. Scapanorhynchus texanus

    From the album Sharks

    A nice S. texanus tooth. (extinct goblin shark)
  20. Shark presentation

    Today was time for me to give my Shark presentation at the Onandaga County Free Library, in Syracuse, New York. Originally I was to do a presentation on sharks, for the kids in the morning, and a second presentation on New York trilobites, for adults, in the afternoon. Due to the death of a friend, I had to cancel the trilobite presentation to attend to funeral services. But I gave the presentation on sharks as I did not want to cancel that, and let the kids down, who had registered for this event with the library, in advance. I really enjoyed giving this presentation today. While I never claim to anyone about being an expert, I do enjoy sharing the knowledge that I do have, with others. There were about 16, of the 23 kids, who had signed up for this, as well as their parents. Not a large group, but that's ok. I talked a bit about sharks of the past, modern sharks, shark fossils, and how and where to find them. I only had an hour to talk, and the time seemed to fly by, but the smiles on the children's and parents faces made it rewarding. At the end of the discussion I gave each kid 2 sharkteeth and 2 stingray plates to take home.They all seemed very pleased with that. The teeth I gave away were all from my recent hunt from Cookie Cutter Creek, as I had plenty. The highlight was when one of the children approached me after the talk. She looked at me and whispered " You know, you talked just a little too much". I had to chuckle. I told her how much a appreciate constructive criticism.
  21. Big Brook Treats

    I wanted to post a couple pics from this weekend. I found a few teeth and things I am happy with. I could use a verification on the identities though. Thanks for looking!! Andy I think these 2 teeth are both Cretolamna Appendiculata. A very nice fish vertabra? And finally my favorite bivalve to find in the brook. I can't identify it for you though. It reminds me of the giant clam that tried to eat Batman and Robin back in the 60's.
  22. Hey everyone. I’m new to this forum and pretty new to hunting anywhere other than the beach, but I’ve been venturing out to Summerville and a few creeks in the West Ashley area. I’ve found pretty much nothing except for a broken meg tooth in a well known creek in Summerville. I’m not asking for anyone’s specific hunting spot, but does anyone have some insight on other areas besides the Sawmill Branch creek?
  23. Finally another fossil hunt!

    I’m quite busy these days, so it’s been a few months but I finally found a few hours to dart out and get a hunt in at brownies on Saturday. There had obviously been a myriad of collectors who braved the cold prior to me, so I wasn’t expecting much. However, I did end up with a few decent specimens. It feels good to get out into nature and climb over some trees once in a while. Despite my muted expression, I had a blast!
  24. Scapanorhynchus

    I want to tap into all of the expertise that is on this site again! I am doing research on a faunal assemblage of the Coniacian age from north central New Mexico. It is quite a large grouping, with over 12,000 teeth from over 25 species. I am currently working on scapanorhynchus, and am looking for some guidance. Some of the teeth have labial plications, and Cicimurri et. al. argues that this is most likely due to ontogenetic reasons. However, this paper is the only one I can find that even mentions labial plications on Western Interior Seaway scapanorhynchids. Do you have any thoughts about this? Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!
  25. much to my shagreen

    HERE Diversity of dermal denticle structure in sharks: Skin surface roughness and three-dimensional morphology Madeleine V. Ankhelyi , Dylan K. Wainwright , George V. Lauder Journal of Morphology. 2018-00;1–23 recommended,and then some size: about 7,1 Mb
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