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#1 esnoel

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:13 PM

I found this fossil on a beach on the Gulf Coast and I believe it is part of a crab. In relation to it's size (sorry for not including a comparison) it is slightly smaller than a penny.

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Anybody else have an idea?

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:08 AM

Hi,

It is a palatine teeth fish. I don't remember its name...

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:53 AM

Looks kind of like a puffer or parrot fish mouth plate, maybe.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:24 AM

I just looked up some images of puffer fish mouth plates and I think you are correct.


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Thanks for helping me identify this thing, I was totally wrong, but glad I know what it is now!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:05 AM

I just looked up some images of puffer fish mouth plates and I think you are correct.


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Thanks for helping me identify this thing, I was totally wrong, but glad I know what it is now!

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You have a nice one. I do alot of beach hunting and have not found one. :)
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:56 PM

Well thank you! I found it after debby came through. It seems our beach has a lot of small shards of turtle shell, but that mouth plate is the neatest think I found on the beach so far. I'll have to keep searching. The Peace has produced a lot of really interesting and unique fossils (at least for me).

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:07 AM

Well thank you! I found it after debby came through. It seems our beach has a lot of small shards of turtle shell, but that mouth plate is the neatest think I found on the beach so far. I'll have to keep searching. The Peace has produced a lot of really interesting and unique fossils (at least for me).


I wish I could have trolled the beach in Fl after the storm. Also, there are so awesome shell pits down your way. Share some of your fossils pics, we all like seeing finds. :)
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:16 AM

I just posted in the Fossil ID forum section with some finds I got in the Peace. Here is a picture with the unique fossils I found.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:01 PM

I just looked up some images of puffer fish mouth plates and I think you are correct.


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Thanks for helping me identify this thing, I was totally wrong, but glad I know what it is now!

Evan

Nice colors! B) B) B) :)
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