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Last summer I finished hunting another batch of Sacha's Peace River pebble matrix, one of my favorites. I found plenty of familiar specimens and a few rare surprises.

Here are a few photos to illustrate once again the nice variety of small fossils in the Peace River.

If you can further ID any of these, please let me know. I am here to learn. :)

Some fish teeth including Diodontidae

(or a Moon Pie)

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Sparidae >post-13648-0-62235600-1452390831_thumb.jpg Sparidae > post-13648-0-17447000-1452390852_thumb.jpg

This one is conical > post-13648-0-43212000-1452390894_thumb.jpg

pharyngeal teeth > post-13648-0-26724100-1452390932_thumb.jpg post-13648-0-05562500-1452390812_thumb.jpg

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some Shark Teeth including some nice Hemipristis

post-13648-0-01983800-1452391260_thumb.jpg post-13648-0-03432900-1452391267_thumb.jpg

Hemi left, Carcharhinus right > post-13648-0-30003200-1452391274_thumb.jpg

post-13648-0-39593800-1452391282_thumb.jpg post-13648-0-73648800-1452391287_thumb.jpg post-13648-0-60656900-1452391291_thumb.jpg

parasymphyseal Hemipristis >post-13648-0-67330900-1452391296_thumb.jpg

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a fish spine post-13648-0-90155000-1452391384_thumb.jpg a long bone post-13648-0-72047000-1452391387_thumb.jpg

phalange post-13648-0-11336000-1452391394_thumb.jpg Rodent-teeth post-13648-0-46702900-1452391399_thumb.jpg

Unkn tooth 1 post-13648-0-39403100-1452391404_thumb.jpg Unkn tooth 2 post-13648-0-82927400-1452391412_thumb.jpg

vertebra post-13648-0-82783400-1452391415_thumb.jpg

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a pair of unusual dermal denticles post-13648-0-53102700-1452391543_thumb.jpg post-13648-0-27445900-1452391549_thumb.jpg

the more usual dermal elements post-13648-0-01184400-1452391557_thumb.jpg gar scales post-13648-0-41819800-1452391565_thumb.jpg

beekite post-13648-0-84844300-1452391539_thumb.jpg

one of the largest ray teeth I have ever found,(Rhynchobatus), a Nurse shark tooth, and a dolphin tooth.

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I am not sure whose tooth this is... post-13648-0-43481000-1452391702_thumb.jpg

some interesting textures including bryozoans. post-13648-0-89985700-1452391709_thumb.jpg post-13648-0-44815900-1452391719_thumb.jpg

post-13648-0-36860700-1452391727_thumb.jpg post-13648-0-78490200-1452391731_thumb.jpg

the end. Thanks for looking. :)

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Ancient Bones

A really nice collection Julianna.... Love that big ray tooth!

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Foozil

I'm no expert, but #1 could maybe be a puffer fish tooth plate? https://www.google.com.au/search?q=puffer+fish+tooth+plate&biw=1366&bih=706&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPipGamJ7KAhUDMKYKHb0jApYQ_AUIBigB

And really nice finds by the way!

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sixgill pete

Juliana, very nice. I think the first tooth you have pictured is a Galeorhinus, not a Hemipristis. Also the third pic (under the first tooth) I think the one on the right is some type of Carcharhinus. the left could be a hemi, but need to see better pics.

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A really nice collection Julianna.... Love that big ray tooth!

Thanks Ancient Bones :)

I'm no expert, but #1 could maybe be a puffer fish tooth plate? https://www.google.com.au/search?q=puffer+fish+tooth+plate&biw=1366&bih=706&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPipGamJ7KAhUDMKYKHb0jApYQ_AUIBigB

And really nice finds by the way!

Thank you. I used the family name for the burrfish/porcupine fish Diodontidae. The Moon Pie reference is an American cookie/cake treat. ;)

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Juliana, very nice. I think the first tooth you have pictured is a Galeorhinus, not a Hemipristis. Also the third pic (under the first tooth) I think the one on the right is some type of Carcharhinus. the left could be a hemi, but need to see better pics.

Don, what else do you need? A side view? I am terrible at IDing shark teeth... I thought I was home safe with Hemis... lol. I am pleased to hear that I have some other species in the mix.

Julianna

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sixgill pete

a head on view of the root i think would help me

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a head on view of the root i think would help me

Ok, I will get those teeth out and take some more photos in the morning. Thanks :)

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Auspex

As far as I know, there is no place else on the internet to see stuff like this, and just a couple years ago you couldn't see it here, either!

That thought just gives me chills and warm fuzzies at the same time. Members like you are creating and popularizing new ground from old dirt. :)

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Absolutely great pics and finds Julianna! Some very unique pieces : )

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sixgill pete

Also, Julianna, I think the last shark tooth you posted is a parasymphyseal Hemipristis.

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As far as I know, there is no place else on the internet to see stuff like this, and just a couple years ago you couldn't see it here, either!

That thought just gives me chills and warm fuzzies at the same time. Members like you are creating and popularizing new ground from old dirt. :)

Isn't that cool! :)

Absolutely great pics and finds Julianna! Some very unique pieces : )

Thank, Jeff. Gotta love the Peace River goodies :)

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Also, Julianna, I think the last shark tooth you posted is a parasymphyseal Hemipristis.

Don, I was rather hoping that the last one was a parasymphyseal, and the little bump on the side had me thinking Hemipristis.

Here are the amended photos of the teeth in question and one that I had missed for some reason... They are rather river worn, so I don't know if the new pictures will help...Thank you for taking the time to straighten me out on these IDs.

Hemipristis >post-13648-0-60506400-1452449542_thumb.jpg Carcharhinus > post-13648-0-71886300-1452449550_thumb.jpg

Hemipristis >post-13648-0-40466400-1452449559_thumb.jpg Galeocerdo > post-13648-0-39165300-1452449564_thumb.jpg

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sixgill pete

top left and bottom left with these new pics, seeing the roots now, I think are river worm Hemipristis. So you had them correct. Top right is some type of Carcharhinus and bottom right is Galeocerdo.

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Thanks so much. :D

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Khyssa

You find some of the best things! I keep referencing your posts to compare to some of the things I've been finding.

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Julianna

Great post and pictures. Your large ray tooth looks like a Rhynchobatus. Fish tooth 3 looks like gar, Lepisosteidae. Fish teeth 4 and 5 look like porgies, Sparidae.

Marco Sr.

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Carl

Exquisite fossils and exquisite photography! Well done!

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You find some of the best things! I keep referencing your posts to compare to some of the things I've been finding.

Thanks... no with some help, I've got them properly labeled... :)

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Julianna

Great post and pictures. Your large ray tooth looks like a Rhynchobatus. Fish tooth 3 looks like gar, Lepisosteidae. Fish teeth 4 and 5 look like porgies, Sparidae.

Marco Sr.

Marco Sr., thanks you for the help on these.

Exquisite fossils and exquisite photography! Well done!

Wow, Thank you Carl. :D

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Al Dente

This might be a tooth from a very young crocodile or alligator. I find similar ones in the Cretaceous.

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Here is a close up of modern crocodile teeth that have a somewhat similar shape. Very young modern alligator teeth are similar.

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