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Ramanessin 2-18-17

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Took advantage of the mid-60's sunny forecast Saturday for a drive down to Ramanessin Brook in NJ.  Nothing special, seemed to be mostly fragments and there were lots of footprints along the banks, but it was still enjoyable to be outside enjoying the winter reprieve.

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Tiny sawfish (Ischyrhiza mira) rostral tooth, front looks good, but back is busted up (scale = quarter inch squares)

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Tiny ammo fragment (front & back)

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RandyB

Drum Anomoeodus phaseolus tooth (thanks Pete)

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crab claw pieces

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piece of crab arm

 

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Archaeolamna kopingensis, favorite tooth of the day

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burrow with lots of stones attached, initially thought it was metal, but not magnetic

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unknown little bead like piece

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RandyB

Steinkern

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Snake vert

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sixgill pete
54 minutes ago, RandyB said:

Drum tooth

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This tooth is not a drum tooth. It is a Pycnodonttiforme, a.k.a. pycnodont type fish. Anomoedus phaseolus.

 

EDIT: I should add, this is a very common misconception of this type of tooth. One that I also had before.

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Darktooth

Good to see you got out Randy. Nice Score of goodies!

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Trevor

Nice finds Randy, were you by the large gravel bar, the one where the group of us was that time?

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brad hinkelman

nice finds congrats

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RandyB

Trevor, I started upstream of the gravel bar we were at.  Most of the finds came from the downstream edge of a deep pool though I walked and sifted my way all the way back downstream.  I did try a few screens at the bar we were at, but didn't find much.  Many of the gravel beds have shifted significantly since we were there.  The gravel bed where I had the best luck last year was almost entirely gone.  

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The Jersey Devil

@RandyB    Is the snake vert fossilized?

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