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Winner of the 2017 Vertebrate Find of the Year!

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The winner of the 2017 vertebrate fossil of the year goes to... @jcbshark's incredible Giant Tortoise (Hesperotestudo) Foot and Associated Osteoderms from the Pleistocene of Sarasota County, Florida! This was a hard fought contest with a lot of incredible fossils, but this emerged the clear winner after well over 100 members cast their votes.

Congratulations @jcbshark:yay-smiley-1:DD7EEABD-B648-4F10-801A-AC237BC8516D.jpeg

 

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Nimravis

Nice win @jcbshark - Congrats

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Coco

Congrats jcbshark ! It was to be funny to recompose the foot

 

Coco

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Ludwigia

I knew it from the start. Congratulations! Now I would just love to shake hands with that :)

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caterpillar

Congratulations. Nice find

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Ropterus

Congratulations!!!

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Darktooth

Congratulations! :yay-smiley-1:

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minnbuckeye

Well deserved !!! Was pulling for you. Hope I get a chance to see it when we get to Florida.

 

Mike

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WhodamanHD

Amazing and deserving find! Congrats!

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Spinosaurus

it's an amazing find!

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oldtimer

Congrats on the amazing find and win.

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ynot

Nice find and well deserved win!

Congratulations!

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old bones

Yes, Yes, Yes! Congratulations Jeff! :)  

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digit

Congrats, Jeff!

 

I guess it helped to have a leg up on the competition. :P

 

You'll remember this find for years to come.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Tidgy's Dad

Marvelous! 

Tidgy is beside herself with joy! :tort:

Tortoises rock! 

A wonderful find and congratulations on the win! :)

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MarcoSr

Congratulations Jeff.     :yay-smiley-1:       Well deserved.      :envy:

 

Marco Sr,

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Max-fossils

Congrats Jeff on this phenomenal find and well-deserved award! :ighappy::fistbump:

 

Max

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jcbshark
On 1/27/2018 at 12:39 AM, Nimravis said:

Nice win @jcbshark - Congrats

 

On 1/27/2018 at 2:35 AM, Coco said:

Congrats jcbshark ! It was to be funny to recompose the foot

 

Coco

 

On 1/27/2018 at 4:31 AM, caterpillar said:

Congratulations. Nice find

 

On 1/27/2018 at 4:57 AM, Ropterus said:

Congratulations!!!

 

On 1/27/2018 at 7:51 AM, Darktooth said:

Congratulations! :yay-smiley-1:

 

On 1/27/2018 at 7:56 AM, minnbuckeye said:

Well deserved !!! Was pulling for you. Hope I get a chance to see it when we get to Florida.

 

Mike

 

On 1/27/2018 at 8:39 AM, WhodamanHD said:

Amazing and deserving find! Congrats!

 

On 1/27/2018 at 9:11 AM, Spinosaurus said:

it's an amazing find!

 

23 hours ago, oldtimer said:

Congrats on the amazing find and win.

 

23 hours ago, ynot said:

Nice find and well deserved win!

Congratulations!

 

23 hours ago, old bones said:

Yes, Yes, Yes! Congratulations Jeff! :)  

 

23 hours ago, digit said:

Congrats, Jeff!

 

I guess it helped to have a leg up on the competition. :P

 

You'll remember this find for years to come.

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

 

20 hours ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Marvelous! 

Tidgy is beside herself with joy! :tort:

Tortoises rock! 

A wonderful find and congratulations on the win! :)

 

17 hours ago, MarcoSr said:

Congratulations Jeff.     :yay-smiley-1:       Well deserved.      :envy:

 

Marco Sr,

 

49 minutes ago, Max-fossils said:

Congrats Jeff on this phenomenal find and well-deserved award! :ighappy::fistbump:

 

Max

Thank you all On the congratulations. I’m ecstatic to have won this tough race for FOTY with so many awesome finds. I was truly shocked that it did so well in October’s contest being that turtle in general is a pretty common find here and in other place as well but other than some pieces of shell that would fit together I haven’t come across any other articulated pieces of them here. As a matter of fact this is only the 4 th example I’ve found here that I would say definitely goes to one animal. Thanks again to everyone who participated, it’s truly an honor :D

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Heteromorph

Congrats on the amazing find and great articulation! That must have been one huge turtle! 

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Ancient Bones

Jeff Congratulations on a truly great find and assembly !

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PFOOLEY

Superb find! Congratulations on this impressive fossil and award...so cool!

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jcbshark
On 1/28/2018 at 10:27 AM, Heteromorph said:

Congrats on the amazing find and great articulation! That must have been one huge turtle! 

 

On 1/28/2018 at 6:23 PM, Ancient Bones said:

Jeff Congratulations on a truly great find and assembly !

 

10 hours ago, PFOOLEY said:

Superb find! Congratulations on this impressive fossil and award...so cool!

Thank you all as well :)

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Macrophyseter

:yay-smiley-1:Congrats Jeff! That find was amazing! :yay-smiley-1:

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sixgill pete

Awesome Jeff. What an amazing find. The variety of what you find in your little part of Florida never ceases to amaze me.

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jcbshark
23 hours ago, Macrophyseter said:

:yay-smiley-1:Congrats Jeff! That find was amazing! :yay-smiley-1:

 

9 hours ago, sixgill pete said:

Awesome Jeff. What an amazing find. The variety of what you find in your little part of Florida never ceases to amaze me.

Thank you folks as well :)

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