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22 minutes ago, Meganeura said:

Well it’s the Peace River like all the other fossils I find! I’ll have to check to see if that meshes with Pleistocene or not!

 

Wouldn't need to be Pleistocene. Just from a time snakes were already around, so roughly Cenomanian and younger ;)

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Harry Pristis

Snake vertebrae are covered with thin bone processes . . . I would be reluctant to apply a flame to one I valued.  But, why do you think these are Crotalus sp. bones?

 

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On 6/15/2022 at 10:16 PM, Paleorunner said:

And finally this little gem arrived.
A Cyphaspis cf. Khraidedensis of 3 centimeters. Devovic

 

And the bell a day later... :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

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Nice !

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Rock Hound

No doubt, my most beautiful fossil arrived today.  U.S. Quarter is 24.46 mm.

 

 

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On 6/23/2022 at 7:55 PM, Harry Pristis said:

But, why do you think these are Crotalus sp. bones?

 

No good reason, to be honest, as I've got little experience with snake vertebrae, let alone enough to determine species. The determination was provided by the seller and, since these fossils came from an old collection, likely from the original collector. If you have a better suggestion, I'm all ears :)

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2 hours ago, pachy-pleuro-whatnot-odon said:

 

No good reason, to be honest, as I've got little experience with snake vertebrae, let alone enough to determine species. The determination was provided by the seller and, since these fossils came from an old collection, likely from the original collector. If you have a better suggestion, I'm all ears :)

Nerodia sp. might be worth considering.

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My latest Stromatolite addition 

 

 

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Araucaria cone from Patagonia

 

 

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I took the plunge, and ordered 50 fossil shark teeth from southern Florida [price redacted as per forum rules].  One of the bulk fossil shark teeth offerings, on an unmentioned very popular website.  The sample photo pictured with the listing, showed 50 complete small shark teeth.  I don't remember seeing any broken pieces pictured?  Anyway, I took the plunge......

 

I believe the large tooth missing its root, to be a Great White tooth.  it has large serrations present.

 

 

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The relatively large serrations would seem to confirm this ID. GW teeth tend to be a bit flatter and not as chucky as similar sized megs. It seems that the roots of GW teeth are less dense than many shark teeth as I've seen a higher percentage of GW teeth with badly eroded roots. This GW is certainly the pick of the litter as they are even more rare than megs in South Florida. The rest are a mixture of relatively common Florida fossil teeth (some Hemipristis "snaggletooth", a few Carcharias taurus, a few Negaprion brevirostris and a mixture of Carcharhinus sp. teeth. Some nicely complete but others rather worn or broken. IMHO, if a seller is going to pick out a selection of teeth like this for sale I'd hope they'd have adequate numbers to high grade the selection to include all complete teeth. I see that these seem to have been collected in Venice, FL and these look to be better than the teeth collected on the beach so you've done well there. A nice start to Florida fossil teeth.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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4 hours ago, digit said:

The relatively large serrations would seem to confirm this ID. GW teeth tend to be a bit flatter and not as chucky as similar sized megs. It seems that the roots of GW teeth are less dense than many shark teeth as I've seen a higher percentage of GW teeth with badly eroded roots. This GW is certainly the pick of the litter as they are even more rare than megs in South Florida. The rest are a mixture of relatively common Florida fossil teeth (some Hemipristis "snaggletooth", a few Carcharias taurus, a few Negaprion brevirostris and a mixture of Carcharhinus sp. teeth. Some nicely complete but others rather worn or broken. IMHO, if a seller is going to pick out a selection of teeth like this for sale I'd hope they'd have adequate numbers to high grade the selection to include all complete teeth. I see that these seem to have been collected in Venice, FL and these look to be better than the teeth collected on the beach so you've done well there. A nice start to Florida fossil teeth.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

Thank you for your insight.  The card that came with these teeth, said they were collected while scuba diving.  I thought it would be helpful; to show what a random lot of teeth, can end up looking like.  There are many different ways, to get teeth.

 

I was glad to add a couple of nice Snaggletooth, a Tiger, and a partial Great White, to my collection.  The Great White, was a welcome surprise.

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musicnfossils

Haven’t posted in a while but picked up a couple new things recently. Here’s my new keich and my rooted albertosaurus tooth from the Drumheller area 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Rock Hound said:

The card that came with these teeth, said they were collected while scuba diving. ...  The Great White, was a welcome surprise.

One of the 2 GW teeth I have from Florida came from diving off Venice, FL. It's a nice bonus.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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1 hour ago, musicnfossils said:

Haven’t posted in a while but picked up a couple new things recently. Here’s my new keich and my rooted albertosaurus tooth from the Drumheller area 

 

 

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Nice fossils there!!!

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12 hours ago, musicnfossils said:

Haven’t posted in a while but picked up a couple new things recently. Here’s my new keich and my rooted albertosaurus tooth from the Drumheller area

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That's an awesome tooth! I just love the etched patterning on there. And from the Drumheller area too! Wow! :notworthy:

 

On 6/27/2022 at 9:11 PM, Pixpaleosky said:

Araucaria cone from Patagonia

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They had some real nice ones, didn't they? That;s just beautiful! :default_clap2:

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Yes I wanted them all ahah. The ones on matrix are very beautiful too but above budget.

We should plan a trip to Patagonia ;)

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Frightmares

Diplodocus tooth and Acheroraptor tooth are my latest mailbox scores. I will have something new again after today!

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A bucket-list item for me from the Jorf locality. This lovely little lichid has undergone some taxonomic changes. What was once known as Basseiarges mellishae is now considered a junior synonym of Akantharges mellishae as per Allart van Viersen's relatively recent work. 

 

These trilobites from the Jorf locality are partly metamorphosed, resulting in a kind of plasticized look. 

 

See: 

Van Viersen, A. P. Systematics of Devonian trochurine trilobites (Lichidae). N. Jb. Geol. Paläont. Abh. 300/2 (2021), 175–187.

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It was like fossil xmas today when a large, microwave oven sized box came to my door. 

 

Much of the contents were fossils I found during my Quebec trip, but couldn't bring with me on the train. Of all the pieces, I think these two show the most promise -- a Ceraurus and a Flexicalymene. The Ceraurus is small and mostly buried, which is actually a good thing since it has been protected from weathering. 

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A prep-it-myself Cyphaspis

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This plate is a real gem, and I'll be finishing up the prep on this. 

 

More than a nice multi-plate, there are also two starfish(!) on this one. 

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Paleorunner

It's fantastic !!! This dish promises a lot... :wub: :popcorn::popcorn:

 

2 hours ago, Kane said:

This plate is a real gem, and I'll be finishing up the prep on this. 

 

More than a nice multi-plate, there are also two starfish(!) on this one. 

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 :popcorn::popcorn:

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Welsh Wizard

Just bought this great book.

 

Tabular View of the Characteristics of British Fossils. 1853. Containing all four engraved plates by J W Lowrey. 

 

series of four fold-out canvas-backed plates, illustrating British fossils from the Palaeozoic (or Primary) to the Cainozoic (or Tertiary) periods. Each panel is dissected and mounted on canvas to fold, each panel with hand-coloured stratigraphic column at left side. Published by the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge 

 

The book is very rare in this condition as it is all intact and a first edition.

 

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13 minutes ago, Welsh Wizard said:

Just bought this great book.

 

Tabular View of the Characteristics of British Fossils. 1853. Containing all four engraved plates by J W Lowrey. 

 

series of four fold-out canvas-backed plates, illustrating British fossils from the Palaeozoic (or Primary) to the Cainozoic (or Tertiary) periods. Each panel is dissected and mounted on canvas to fold, each panel with hand-coloured stratigraphic column at left side. Published by the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge 

 

The book is very rare in this condition as it is all intact and a first edition.

 

Now that's an impressive volume! Just think how few of them there'd have been to start of, being hand-coloured. You've just got to love those hand-made details... the love and care that went into producing such volumes...! Fantastic acquisition! :o

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5 hours ago, Kane said:

This plate is a real gem, and I'll be finishing up the prep on this. 

 

More than a nice multi-plate, there are also two starfish(!) on this one. 

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Great finds!

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