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I can't travel far at the moment so all my hunting for the past couple of months has been in a local Lower Carboniferous, Asbian aged freshwater lacustrine deposit, the Burdiehouse Limestone. This is one of the most laterally extensive beds in the Midland Valley of Scotland and luckily theres a few good eposures of it nearby where past quarrying has left some nice productive spoil heaps. I'm always hoping for complete fish when hunting in this bed but none have turned up so far in the recent hunts. I have been lucky on the tooth front though and came across my first lungfish tooth plate from this bed which I was really happy with :D  

 

The petalodont tooth Ageleodus pectinatus has been the most common find. These were some of my favourites, they range from 3mm to 6mm.

 

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I've also doubled my collection of these little Xenacathid teeth but I'm still not sure exactly what genus they belong to. They're pretty tiny little things, the larger of these two is 4mm and the smaller only 2mm.

 

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Holocephalan teeth are really rare in this formation so was very pleased with this one, its the largest Ive found so far at 6mm. Not sure of the ID but thinking some sort of Helodontid.

 

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The lungfish tooth plate, its still attached to the mandible and the whole thing is only 5mm long! Think its probably a Ctenodus sp. but not sure.

 

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Fossildude19

Fantastic finds, Sam!

Just look at all those toofs! :) 

You make this look easy, my friend. 

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FossilDAWG

These are amazing!  :wub:  Thanks for showing us.

 

Don

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That  lungfish mandible is impressive

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deutscheben

Wowza, what a great set of finds! I love the variety. 

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FossilNerd

Great finds! I really like seeing your reports. Scotland isn’t a place that we have showcased very often. :thumbsu:

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minnbuckeye

Nice collection of teeth! I would stay around home even after you can travel afar. 

 

 Mike

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Great finds! And one wonderful thing about them is that they don't take up all that much space.

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Lovely finds, Sam. Great to have that stuff near home!

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Those are beautiful teeth - I love their colours against the grey rock!  Simply stunning :envy:

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sharkdoctor

Stunning finds!  Love the petalodonts!

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Thanks everyone! :) 

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Bobby Rico

Wow fantastic finds congrats 

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