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May 20, 2021 Peace River Sloth Core


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I lucked into this beauty while excavating a limestone pit in the Peace river bed looking for Miocene invertebrates. Is there any chance of identifying it's species from the location found and the size? @Harry Pristis ?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Sacha said:

I lucked into this beauty

Persistence generates luck!

 

Beauty is right. This is one of those top-shelf fossils that Florida hunters dream about finding. It looks complete enough and we have size information so hopefully we'll get an answer on this soon.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Shellseeker

Fantastic,  John  !!!:yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1::yay-smiley-1:  Well deserved !!!!  You have been so close so many times.  The quality is super and a sheath !!!!! I am jealous:thumbsu:

 

My vote is for Megalonyx Jeffersoni...

 

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Thanks Jack! Yes this is definitely a bucket list item for me.

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Harry Pristis

Great find!  Can't say which species it is.

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Absolutely gorgeous John, congrats!:yay-smiley-1:

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10 hours ago, Sacha said:

I lucked into this beauty while excavating a limestone pit in the Peace river bed looking for Miocene invertebrates. Is there any chance of identifying it's species from the location found and the size? @Harry Pristis ?

 

 

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 I vote for Megalonyx . Looks like one of mine

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5 minutes ago, Joe_17 said:

 I vote for Megalonyx . Looks like one of mine

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Where did you get that stand???? I need one badly!

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57 minutes ago, garyc said:

Where did you get that stand???? I need one badly!

It was custom made by a friend of mine. I couldn't find anything like it so I had to work with him to design it .

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fossilcrazee

Beautiful find, John!  Congrats on your bucker-list fossil - worthy reward for your efforts and persistence!

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14 hours ago, Sacha said:

I lucked into this beauty while excavating a limestone pit in the Peace river bed looking for Miocene invertebrates.

 

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That’s one of the nicest Sloth Claws I’ve seen!!! I’d go with Megalonyx sp. 

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thelivingdead531

Enter into the May VFOTM! It’s beautiful! :wub:

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Oh my, John! Just stunning! congrats!

Regards, Chis 

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