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20170128_112315.thumb.jpg.f78a612619b65d03bcfc694b68a8cb78.jpgI found this Megalonyx Giant ground sloth jawbone on christmas day, December 25, 2016.  Found on a sandbar in the Niahnabotna River, just south of Avoca, Iowa.

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Welcome to the Forum. :) 

Nice specimen. 

Regards,

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Very nice. I hunted the Nishnabotna with friends about 25 years ago.

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Awesome find!

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Welcome to the forum! THat jaw is COOL!

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Exceptional specimen!

 

-Joe

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Fantastic find !!! I can imagine the feeling of discovery. :yay-smiley-1:I have a broken Paramylodon Jaw (below) from the Peace River Florida found a year ago. I am amazed at the pristine condition. There are rocks in most rivers and water erosion over thousands of years will remove layers of fossil. In finds from this area, how often do you see fossils of this quality?

If Megalonyx, do you think this is Jefferson's Ground Sloth or are there other Megalonyx possibilities in your area?

 

Thanks for sharing.  SS

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Pretty sweet sloth jaw--and from an area I've not heard cool stuff like that coming from before. Iowa has just snuck onto my fossil radar with that find.

 

Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to whatever else you can find in your area.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Compare to:

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wow.. very cool Nishnabotna find.

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Welcome to :tff:!!!

That jawbone is really amazing! :wub::envy:

 

Best regards,

 

Max

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Quite a spectacular find.  And to think I'm happy with a lowly deer jaw in that condition.  Well done.

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really cool jaw! Congrats on the find

 

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Harry,

I am reading Bullitan 44 New Mexico MNH 2008, indicating that Nothrothiriops are exceeding rare in North America (excepting Shasta ground sloth) and I see no references for a find in Iowa. just Florida, Texas, Mexico

Just how rare are these? Am I just looking at the wrong book?

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Compare to:

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I would be really happy with that find! Super nice find!:drool:

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So, Spinster -- Just consider.  I agree with Harry that your find strongly resembles a Nothrotheriops, which has not been recorded as found in Iowa previously AND it is about as pristine as one can get.

 

You might have a very uncommon fossil for your neck of the woods.  WoW..

 

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Vety interesting indeed.  Thanks for the new perspective!  

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That is an amazing find.

:envy:

Sloths are my favourite!

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Don't know how I missed this as it's one of my faves too but congrats on a great find:fistbump:

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