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Fossil ID for Big Brook, NJ specimens

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Huttner

Dear Fellow Fossil Fanatics,

 

I just had a great day at Big Brook, found some shark teeth but also 3 specimens that I am not sure at all what to make of. 

 

Any insights would be awesome!

 

Best,

 

Huttner

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Huttner

More specimens here!

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Darktooth

The last object is a mammal tooth but I'm not sure which. May be beaver. Could you take more pics of each side. The first and second object I believe to be the ever wonderful concretions that fool fossil hunters time and time again!

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Shellseeker

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Only 1 mammal in the world that has little curly cues like these.... Horse.. the squiggles are called fossettes.

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The Jersey Devil

The first object is a concretion. The second is most likely a concretion as well. The third one looks interesting with the bumps on it, but still may be a strange concretion. The last one is a mammal or rodent tooth and definitely not Cretaceous; that tooth is either Pleistocene or modern. We'll need more pictures at different angles for a better assessment.

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old bones

Brightened...

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Al Dente

Looks like a beaver molar.

 

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Laditz

+1 for Castor

 

Shellseeker is right about the curly cue, often telling you if a tooth is coming from a horse.

It looks remarkably similar in this beaver tooth, just flipped the wrong way around. In horse (see below) the wide part of the cue is on the outside of the tooth.

 

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Shellseeker

I think it is likely the case that this is beaver rather than horse.  Leaping to horse is because sometimes I just do not "see" the curly cue or paraflexus in my fossil finds.

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I guess I need to find more beaver molars.. I do not have enough of these to understand characteristics of the bigger population..

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Plax

can we see other views of 1 and 4?

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Carl

This first two appear to be pesky ironstone lumps of some kind but other views might help. I agree that the 3rd is a beaver molar. But that 4th one has me scratching my head. I definitely don't get a bone vibe from it because of the preservation. Possibly some kind of invertebrate or maybe even a trace fossil.

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