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CharlotteG

Rare find, Antwerp, Belgium

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Tidgy's Dad

That is stunning! 

What a splendid thing! 

Thanks for sharing. :envy:

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abyssunder

That's a pretty nice find! :)

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Fossildude19

Very nice find!

Thanks for showing us. :) 

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Vieira

Amazing find :fistbump:

 

Congratulations

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ynot

Nice find!

Maybe @Boesse can give some help with an ID.

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FossilDAWG

What an incredible find! :drool: :wub:

@Boesse should see this one.

 

Don

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Carl

FOSSIL OF THE MONTH!

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jcbshark

 Beautiful piece congrats, teeth in the jaw are one of my absolute favorite things to find:fistbump:

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Ludwigia

Fantastic!!

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sixgill pete

Fantastic find. That is definitely the find of a year for most anyone!!

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jpc

ohooh... that is very nice.  Great find.

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WhodamanHD

Nice Delphinodon! Quite a rare find!

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Trevor

Awesome find! 

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RJB

Just Wow!!   I love the insitu pic too!

 

RB

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doushantuo

Most(maybe ALL) of Othenio Abel's classic work on Belgian (odonto)cetacea is freely available online*,but a quick perusal showed more postcranial material than

teeth

*in French

farbuchsnariistlanthc.jpg

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CharlotteG
1 hour ago, Boesse said:

This really, really looks like Delphinodon dividum from the Calvert Formation - probably worth scientific study.

I’ve already contacted the Belgian Museum of Natural History. They agree it’s  delphinodon dividum and a rare find. But due to the fact that it’s an ex-situ find and it’s only a fragment they can’t publish about it or use it in their studies. 

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doushantuo

It's een fantastische vondst,certainly

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WhodamanHD
5 hours ago, CharlotteG said:

I’ve already contacted the Belgian Museum of Natural History. They agree it’s  delphinodon dividum and a rare find. But due to the fact that it’s an ex-situ find and it’s only a fragment they can’t publish about it or use it in their studies. 

Thats a shame, whole species are based on fragments. Guess you’ll just have enjoy it yourself!

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siteseer

What a great find!  I have seen small whale jaw sections from various sites before.  In almost all cases the teeth were gone - probably fell out before final burial.

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old bones

Terrific find! And I agree that it is FOTM worthy for sure. :)

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sharko69

Great find!! Amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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Manticocerasman

Great find Charlotte, indeed very rare for Antwerpen. I have seen a  few yaw pieces before of them, but it is the first I see with the teeth preserved.

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