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2019 Vertebrate Find Of The Year Poll!

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2019 Vertebrate Find Of The Year Poll!  

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    • 1. Bison sp. (likely Bison bison) - Pleistocene (2.6-.01 Ma) - Collin County, TX, USA
      3
    • 2. Holmesina sp. giant armadillo jaw section - Late Pliocene-Pleistocene - Sarasota County, FL
      0
    • 3. Capybara skull - Pleistocene - Brazos River, Texas
      8
    • 4. Lepidotes mantelli fish - Valanginian, Early Cretaceous - Sussex, UK
      7
    • 5. Ground sloth claw core (exact species unknown) - Pleistocene - Santander, Colombia
      2
    • 6. Ptychodus marginalis hybodontiform shark tooth - Cretaceous, Turonian (Eagle Ford South Bosque Member) - Travis County, Texas
      4
    • 7. Pseudemys floridana or P. williamsi turtle carapace with predation marks - Miocene-Holocene, Bone Valley Formation - Peace River, Florida
      14
    • 8. Articulated ichthyosaur vertebrae with rib, paddle bone and belemnites - Jurassic - Yorkshire Coast, UK
      1
    • 9. Ichthyosaurus sp. (possibly I. communis) - Jurassic (Hettangian) - circa 190 Ma - Preplanobis Beds, Lavernock Point, UK
      15
    • 10. Upper and lower peccary jaw section - Miocene, opal bearing bentonite clay layer - Royal Peacock Opal Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada
      2
    • 11. Mammuthus primigenius, woolly mammoth molar - Weichselian, late Pleistocene (40 Ka) - Zandmotor, Netherlands (dredged from North Sea)
      1
    • 12. Small Fish jaw with teeth (unknown species) - Jet Rock or Alum Shale Series, Upper Lias, Jurassic - Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast, England
      0
    • 13. Palorchestes sp. (P. azael?) marsupial - Pleistocene - Queensland, Australia
      11

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Here we are with our 2019 VFOTY contest entries. These are all 12 (13, a baker's dozen!) of our VFOTM winners from 2019, listed in the order of the month they won. Carefully review these entries and vote for the one you think deserves the title of 2019 Vertebrate Fossil Of The Year!

 

Poll closes on the 25th of January just before midnight. You can also vote for the 2019 Invertebrate / Plant Fossil Of The Year contest HERE.

 

1. Bison sp. (likely Bison bison) - Pleistocene (2.6-.01 Ma) - Collin County, TX, USA

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2. Holmesina sp. giant armadillo jaw section - Late Pliocene-Pleistocene - Sarasota County, FL

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3. Capybara skull - Pleistocene - Brazos River, Texas

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4. Lepidotes mantelli fish - Valanginian, Early Cretaceous - Sussex, UK

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5. Ground sloth claw core (exact species unknown) - Pleistocene - Santander, Colombia

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6. Ptychodus marginalis hybodontiform shark tooth - Cretaceous, Turonian (Eagle Ford South Bosque Member) - Travis County, Texas

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7. Pseudemys floridana or P. williamsi turtle carapace with predation marks - Miocene-Holocene, Bone Valley Formation - Peace River, Florida

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8. Articulated ichthyosaur vertebrae with rib, paddle bone and belemnites - Jurassic - Yorkshire Coast, UK

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9. Ichthyosaurus sp. (possibly I. communis) - Jurassic (Hettangian) - circa 190 Ma - Preplanobis Beds, Lavernock Point, UK

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10. Upper and lower peccary jaw section - Miocene, opal bearing bentonite clay layer - Royal Peacock Opal Mine, Humboldt County, Nevada

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11. Mammuthus primigenius, woolly mammoth molar - Weichselian, late Pleistocene (40 Ka) - Zandmotor, Netherlands (dredged from North Sea)

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12. Small Fish jaw with teeth (unknown species) - Jet Rock or Alum Shale Series, Upper Lias, Jurassic - Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast, England

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13. Palorchestes sp. (P. azael?) marsupial - Pleistocene - Queensland, Australia

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KingSepron

All wonderful finds, so hard to choose!

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Jesuslover340

We need a nail-biting emoji! They are all great finds! But it always seems to be split into two 'camps'-the most visually appealing (which is also difficult to find complete) or the most rare. It'll be interesting to see which one wins out in a few more days.

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