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On 8/30/2017 at 6:35 AM, Fossildude19 said:

 

According to this 2007 Redescription of Dastilbe crandalli, (2007 Dietze), "Dastilbe elongatus is synonymous with the type species."

 

Regards, 

Thank you!

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Darko
20 hours ago, Max-fossils said:

Some awesome fossils in other people's mailboxes! 

 

Here is what arrived in my mailbox today: 

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A beautiful assortment of fossils from the Popovac marlstone mine in Serbia. Those fossils are from the Miocene (approx 14 mya). 

Includes:

• top left: pos/neg of a willow leaf

• top right: oyster mortality plate 

• bottom right: seashell (this side) and plant (other side)

• far left: two pieces of plant

• bottom middle: fish pieces (fins/ribs)

 

I got those beauties from @Darko in exchange for shark teeth and seashells. Thanks a lot Darko!

 

Those fossils are maybe not as impressive as a big 6-inch meg, but in my opinion are a lot more interesting (and a lot more uncommon). This is because the marl stone where they come from is very little documented, and not at all well known. According to Darko, he is the only hunter at the mine (which is good because he then has all the fossils to himself :)). So basically they are inaccessible on the market, which makes them a lot more uncommon than any meg tooth!

 

So if you want to get some fossils of this unique location yourself, I highly recommend trading with Darko! 

 

Once again, thanks a lot Darko for this awesome trade!

 

Max

No problem bro! It has been pleasure to trade with you! I'm looking forward to trade again with you! :)  Yeah,that is true about rarity of the fossils that i can find there! That"s a unique place where has been miocene lake so the fossils are very unique and very rare! Endemic species of shells are found only here and nowhere else,so you are lucky to have that in your collection! :D

Thanks for the trade again! And i highly recommend trading with Max!  The shark teeth and the seashells are in excellent condition! Beauties!

 

Thanks Max for this amazing trade!:fistbump:

 

Darko 

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Max-fossils
4 minutes ago, Darko said:

No problem bro! It has been pleasure to trade with you! I'm looking forward to trade again with you! :)  Yeah,that is true about rarity of the fossils that i can find there! That"s a unique place where has been miocene lake so the fossils are very unique and very rare! Endemic species of shells are found only here and nowhere else,so you are lucky to have that in your collection! :D

Thanks for the trade again! And i highly recommend trading with @Max-fossils  The shark teeth and the seashells are in excellent condition! Beauties!

 

Thanks Max for this amazing trade!:fistbump:

 

Darko 

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britishcanuk
15 hours ago, Coco said:

Please put the genus name with the species name. A species without its genus seems nothing... The foreigners haven't necessarily your species with them ! ;)

 

Coco

Palaeocarcharodon is the genus and only has a single species, shouldn't be any confusion there. The others I don't bother with, they change so often I can't keep up. Would you call them Isurus, Carcharodon or Cosmopolitodus?

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Max-fossils
7 hours ago, britishcanuk said:

Palaeocarcharodon is the genus and only has a single species, shouldn't be any confusion there. The others I don't bother with, they change so often I can't keep up. Would you call them Isurus, Carcharodon or Cosmopolitodus?

If you're talking about hastalis (aka "mako"), then the correct genus right now is Carcharodon hastalis. This is the most recent name, and it "translates" to: Broad-tooth white. Isurus hastalis (the most popular one) is the broad-tooth mako, but this genus is no longer considered correct. That's why people that call them mako are now wrong, but at the same time, you're right, those names change so often that it can be hard to keep up with. Plus, mako is a lot more catchier and easier to remember than broad-tooth white.

 

Et @Coco, Palaeocarcharodon n'a qu'une seule espèce: P. orientalis.

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Coco

Hi,

 

23 hours ago, Coco said:

Please put the genus name with the species name. A species without its genus seems nothing... The foreigners haven't necessarily your species with them ! ;)

 

Coco

 

 

On 30/08/2017 at 4:50 AM, britishcanuk said:

I recently got these two nice transitional teeth. One is a Moroccan Palaeocarcharodon and the other is a South African hubbelli or escheri, not sure which.

 

 

Also got this lower hubbelli from Chile recently :)

 

 

I didn't speak about Palaeocarcharodon, but about "hubbelli" and "escheri" ! Now I know it is Isurus/Cosmopolitodus/Carcharodon, as you I don't know which one it is but I see the species ! It is an important difference and information...

 

Sorry but everybody isn't a specialists in shark teeth, especially when we aren't familiar with american species !

 

Coco

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Coco

Thanks Max ! ;)

 

Coco

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WhodamanHD

Yesterday I found these beautiful fossils in my Mailbox, from @Max-fossils as well. This is his picture due to bad photo shooting conditions. I definitely recommend trading with Max if you have the chance. He is fair, fast, and has specimens you couldn't get pretty much anywhere else. I got a porbeagle tooth (Eocene, from Belgium. never seen one for sale) tiger shark tooth, dusky/bull shark teeth, grey shark tooth, porcupine fish tooth, two pyritized Ammos, a stienkern, and some beautiful Pleistocene shells from the Pleistocene of Zandmotor! A good lot of these are from closed locations. Definitely a great trade!

 

P.s. Just found this thread, wish I knew about it before, had some great trades since finding this forum.

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Max-fossils
On 9/6/2017 at 10:02 PM, WhodamanHD said:

Yesterday I found these beautiful fossils in my Mailbox, from @Max-fossils as well.

Was more than happy to trade!

I had the great pleasure to find this one from Mason on Wednesday (forgot to post the picture here...)

Contents include:

From Douglas Point, Maryland, USA; From the Paleocene:

• Ray teeth

• Shark teeth

• Oyster (Ostrea sinuosa) (very similar to the Dutch Ostrea edulis, but a lot thicker)

• Turitella steinkerns 

 

From Matoaka Beach, Maryland; from the Miocene:

• Turitellas

 

And some awesome Devonian mortality plates!

 

Thanks a lot for the trade!

 

Max

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Bobby Rico

Postman all ways knocks twice and then shouts through the letterbox. I got two parcel today one  off the postman / ebay and one off some friends. No labels on anything so I will have some fun identifying them over the next week. 

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WhodamanHD
1 hour ago, Bobby Rico said:

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Nice Paleocarcharodon (orientilis, AKA Pygmy great white)! You also got yourself a cluster of graphea oysters (devils toenails)

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Bobby Rico

Thanks Whodaman I don't know much about shark fossils or sharks in general. I  only have a couple of different teeth and a vintage taxidermy head (I don't know what sharks head I do have) . I suppose if you have an animal's head you are serpose too know it's name.  Yes I really like the devil toenails fossil great preparation on it. Thanks for your info Bobby 

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LordTrilobite

I got some more Kem Kem fossils.

 

A really weird bone that was sold as premaxilla. I'm thinking it's fish but the weird thing is that it has a beak.

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And I also got a set of 4 bones that includes two shoulderblades. The largest piece seems to be from a limb, but I still have to research that more. The white bone seems to be a skull bone and it also has some bite marks.

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Max-fossils

@Bobby Rico

The oysters are Gryphaea sp, maybe G. arcuata. Nice clutch!

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Bobby Rico

Thanks max-fossil for info and they do have a nice look to them. Bobby 

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JohnBrewer
6 hours ago, LordTrilobite said:

I got some more Kem Kem fossils.

 

A really weird bone that was sold as premaxilla. I'm thinking it's fish but the weird thing is that it has a beak.

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And I also got a set of 4 bones that includes two shoulderblades. The largest piece seems to be from a limb, but I still have to research that more. The white bone seems to be a skull bone and it also has some bite marks.

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I'd be interested in your ID on the 4 bones as I have a few very similar. 

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WhodamanHD
7 hours ago, LordTrilobite said:

A really weird bone that was sold as premaxilla. I'm thinking it's fish but the weird thing is that it has a beak.

Some wrasses (parrot fish in particular, which I think only evolved in the Eocene) have beaks.

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LordTrilobite
7 hours ago, JohnBrewer said:

I'd be interested in your ID on the 4 bones as I have a few very similar. 

Well the shoulderblades don't look like croc. Otherwise I don't know yet. But I will definitely put some more effort into finding out what they could be.

 

6 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

Some wrasses (parrot fish in particular, which I think only evolved in the Eocene) have beaks.

The one thing I'm sure of is that it has a beak on it. It doesn't seem to fit with any dinosaurs, turtles or pterosaurs so I figured some kind of weird fish might be an idea.

 

Edit: Though come to think of it... a turtle maxilla might fit. I need to do some research.

 

Edit: Then again, turtles have a closed palate, so that doesn't quite fit either.

 

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Nimravis

My latest mailbox score arrived today from the Netherlands- a 19" rib bone of a mammoth.

 

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JohnBrewer
17 hours ago, LordTrilobite said:

Well the shoulderblades don't look like croc. Otherwise I don't know yet. But I will definitely put some more effort into finding out what they could be.

 

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WhodamanHD
18 hours ago, LordTrilobite said:

The one thing I'm sure of is that it has a beak on it. It doesn't seem to fit with any dinosaurs, turtles or pterosaurs so I figured some kind of weird fish might be an idea.

 

Edit: Though come to think of it... a turtle maxilla might fit. I need to do some research.

 

Edit: Then again, turtles have a closed palate, so that doesn't quite fit either.

It does look like a fish more than anything else to me, hope you get a proper ID!

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Max-fossils

 

Today, in the Netherlands, it's the 3rd Tuesday of September. This means it's Prinsjesdag, a national holiday. The king usually then goes around in his "koets" (coach) waving at the crowd. I usually don't do much on Prinsjesdag, except for enjoying the day off. But this year, Prinsjesdag was a very special day for me! Seems like I got particularly lucky: I got this incredible package from @Nimravis Ralph!!!

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This is one of the awesomest packages I ever got, and I simply cannot thank him enough for it!

 

A wide range of different brachiopods, as well as some amazing Mazon Creek fossils! All new additions to my collection!

 

So, once again, thank you so much Ralph!

 

Max

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Max-fossils

Got lucky again today: second package!!!

 

This one is from @Darko Darko, and it has fossils from the Miocene, that he found in  Popovac, a local marl stone mine. This time, I got petrified wood, larval tubes and a magnificent insect!!! 

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Shame though that some of the fossils got a bit broken during shipping... at least the actual insect didn't get damaged. 

 

Anyways, thanks a lot Darko for this awesome trade! I hope my package arrives soon!

 

Max

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