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hi all, I got these as part of a collection. The ID card simply said "bird bone" from the Rancho LaBrea Fm, McKittrick. Honestly, birds are not my forte, but I'm trying, given all the bird material that I have collected from Lee Creek. But I digress... I could use some help with the ID of 4 bones. The two here are long limb bones, approximately 3.5in to 4in in length. As for an ID, that's all I can guess. Help! thanks!
Hi TFF I have never done a wanted post before and I don’t know if this is the right category. I have wanted for years a Tar pit beetle not bothered about what type of beetle . I can find something nice to trade or I can purchase one if you know of a good website deliver to the UK if you do please pm me. Thank you for your time Bobby
These two claws were collected from tar seeps in Kern County, California by the late George Lee back in the 70's. I have seen bird claws identified to species before and would like to know if these two can be as well. A friend has a variety of fossils from there and asked me about these today. The larger claw is 31 mm from tip to most distant part of the back of it. The other is 27 mm. Thanks, Jess
I purchased a coyote skull (missing lower jaw) from a fossil dealer in Tucson a few years back. It was advertised as coming from an older collection, collected somewhere in the San Joaquin Valley (possibly McKittrick?). When I purchased it, I didn't think twice about authenticity. The dealer is reputable and has been around for a long time. However, as time has gone on, I've considered the idea that anyone could take a modern coyote skull, dip it in tar, and do some things to make it look aged. I don't think that's the case, but not being an expert in tar pit stuff, I'm wondering if anyone on the list has knowledge in this area. Is there anyway to verify authenticity on a piece like this? Anything to look for? If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to post more pics. Would love to hear from anyone out there who has knowledge of tar pit fossils. Here's a pic on FB: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=55154789416&set=a.55152679416.50144.540139416&type=3&theater