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My kids and I sorted through some gravel that had been given to us by a friend, from a creek that is south of the North Sulphur on private land.

 

Here is a video of some of the finds:

 

And here are some photos, verts first:

 

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Rhombodus teeth:

 

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Help on ID, please. 

It is a small squarish piece from a plate or something. (Skull, turtle shell, tooth??) it is like a puzzle piece, and clearly fit into other pieces or sections on all four sides.

it could be modern. 

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Uncle Siphuncle

The latter looks armadillo-ish to me...Daspyus novemcinctus, perchance?

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A 'reptile' tooth,

shark tooth,

bryozoan fragments,

triggerfish tooth

ischyrhiza mira oral tooth crown:

 

.....And I've maxed out on allowed upload allowance. I'll try screenshots of last couple photos:

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And last but not least, MY VERY FIRST :-D ptychotrygon triangularis tooth - sting ray:

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ynot

Nice finds!

 

Tony

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17 minutes ago, Uncle Siphuncle said:

The latter looks armadillo-ish to me...Daspyus novemcinctus, perchance?

And not a glyptodont right? I have found a few of those armor sections, they are much larger.

 

you may be right about an armadillo, but doing a search, I can't find anything that comes close to showing me the bone segments up close. I'll look again tonight or tomorrow to see if I can put in the right search terms.

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Darktooth

Micro matrix is a lot of fun to look through. Got some cool finds there.

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3 hours ago, Uncle Siphuncle said:

The latter looks armadillo-ish to me...Daspyus novemcinctus, perchance?

 

I'd agree. It looks a lot like the Dasypus bellus osteoderms we occasionally find in the Peace River. This Pleistocene species was just a little larger than the extant Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus). I'd agree with Uncle in that the ossified dermal scute does appear to be modern and so D. novemcinctus would be a reasonably certain guess at the ID. Cool find.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Haha! Hey, the image is here on the site: (click on to see the image)

 

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And this image from web.  Sorry its blurry, that's how I found it. 

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sixgill pete

Very nice, I especially like the triggerfish tooth. Thanks for sharing these with us.

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Cool! Anytime!

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DinoMike

Awesome finds! Micro work is so much fun... you never know what you're going to run across!  If you're ever in the area of Post Oak Creek in Sherman, check it out. I got LOADS of Ptychotrygon teeth in micro-matrix there.

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