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Woopaul5

Been going to the brooks of NJ for over a year now so once I go through my phone I’ll post some more pics on top of my better finds from there.

 

Today I was fortunate to meet @Trevor and do a little hunting with him. Thanks for showing me some new spots and techniques.

 

Didn't have the best of days but went home with quite a few.

 

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Not quite sure what this is. I think it might be a part of a ghost shrimp but could be a concretion.

 

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Hopefully @Trevor will post his finds from today in here. All are more than welcome to share experiences and their trips in here also. Thanks for looking - Paul

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Heteromorph
8 minutes ago, Woopaul5 said:

Not quite sure what this is. I think it might be a part of a ghost shrimp but could be a concretion.

 

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The pictures are a bit blurry so it is hard to tell, but this looks like a phosphatized gastropod steinkern to me.

 

Sounds like a good time with some great finds! 

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Woopaul5

Actually, I think you’re right! It does have a twisty shape to it 

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Trevor

The hunting was overall pretty decent. I had the fortune of meeting Paul and we did some sifting together and talked a bit. Hopefully we can go hunting again Paul. Here are my finds.

 

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Woopaul5

Here are some of the better finds of mine over the years

 

Gem Scapanorynchus texanus lateral. Must of just fell out of the marl 

 

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Some Squalicorax Pristodonus 

 

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Some tertiary manual material and a scute and vertebrae (unsure what species)

 

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Unknown mammal tooth and some sawfish 

 

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Mosasaur vertebrae 

 

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Stream worn mosasaur tooth and Squalicorax Kaupi

 

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Display worthy teeth 

 

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More Squalicorax sp.

 

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Finds from my first ever trip

 

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Woopaul5
18 hours ago, Trevor said:

The hunting was overall pretty decent. I had the fortune of meeting Paul and we did some sifting together and talked a bit. Hopefully we can go hunting again Paul. Here are my finds.

 

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Nice finds. Is that your mosasaur tooth upper right?

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Darktooth

So,  you didn't have the best of days? It certainly doesn't look like the worst of days! :)

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Trevor

@Woopaul5 Those are some excellent finds. I remember you telling me about the cartilage and large enchodus tooth too. You should post these in the Member's Collection area and also I think you need to collect some more ratfish teeth, if you know what I mean ;). That is a mosasaur tooth in the picture I took.

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Woopaul5
1 hour ago, Darktooth said:

So,  you didn't have the best of days? It certainly doesn't look like the worst of days! :)

Guess I’ve been spoiled some days... I’ve grown to expect one of my fav teeth ever which is a large Squalicorax Pristodonus every trip. Lol

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Woopaul5
44 minutes ago, Trevor said:

@Woopaul5 Those are some excellent finds. I remember you telling me about the cartilage and large enchodus tooth too. You should post these in the Member's Collection area and also I think you need to collect some more ratfish teeth, if you know what I mean ;). That is a mosasaur tooth in the picture I took.

 Yea... as you can see I displayed a small piece of ratfish in one of my pics. I think it’s one of 2-3 pieces I’ve ever kept. 

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The Jersey Devil

Nice finds. In the second pic, the top tooth looks more like Squalicorax lindstromi. In the second pic the top 2 look modern and the bottom left one is a Croc osteoderm and the bottom right one is a partial shark vert. Those look Cretaceous. The bottom fossil in the sixth pic is a partial Ischyrhiza mira rostral, not a Mosasaur tooth.

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Darktooth
41 minutes ago, Woopaul5 said:

Guess I’ve been spoiled some days... I’ve grown to expect one of my fav teeth ever which is a large Squalicorax Pristodonus every trip. Lol

Just as I suspected,  a simple case of spoiled rotten!:P

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Woopaul5

Thanks!!!

 

All are Cretaceous. I’m fairly certain it’s a tooth vs a rostral. It has a cutting edge to it.

 

Also on the vert its a part of a disc like on young cetaceans. 

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The Jersey Devil
4 minutes ago, Woopaul5 said:

Thanks!!!

 

All are Cretaceous. I’m fairly certain it’s a tooth vs a rostral. It has a cutting edge to it.

 

Also on the vert its a part of a disc like on young cetaceans. 

 

Sawfish rostrals usually have carinae. Cetaceans aren't found in the Cretaceous. That item is one face of a shark vertebra with the rest worn away.

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I’m just stating it’s like a juvenile cetacean vert disc.

 

Here’s the reverse side.

 

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not saying it’s not a shark vert but if it is it’s a fairly large one then.

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The Jersey Devil
1 minute ago, Woopaul5 said:

I’m just stating it’s like a juvenile cetacean vert disc.

 

Here’s the reverse side.

 

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not saying it’s not a shark vert but if it is it’s a fairly large one then.

 

Oh, sorry. It does resemble one of those cetacean "cookies" though, especially the back side.

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Woopaul5
5 minutes ago, josephstrizhak said:

 

Oh, sorry. It does resemble one of those cetacean "cookies" though, especially the back side.

Honestly I have 0 clue to what this could be. I doubt it’s a reworked formation piece. Maybe one day I’ll take it to the museum  to get ID’d

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Woopaul5

Found a few more things going through the flat file.

 

drum fish jaw partial, Devonian coral, and some random shark verts 

 

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Woopaul5

@josephstrizhak

 

heres a few more pics of what what I think is a mosasaur tooth next to a rostral.

 

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at one time I thought it was a croc tooth but it has a extremely weak cutting edge that’s been worn and over all shape is rounded unlike most rostral I’ve seen. I could be wrong but I’m still thinking it’s reptilian tooth of some sort. 

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Carl

The one you're seeing a cetacean cookie in as not too far off. It's a fragment of a shark vertebra. 

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The Jersey Devil
On 7/19/2018 at 7:53 PM, Woopaul5 said:

Found a few more things going through the flat file.

 

drum fish jaw partial, Devonian coral, and some random shark verts 

 

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Those do look like devonian corals. The vertebrae are best identified as Chondrichthyan, but are likely from batids. The "drum" fish jaw is actually an Anomoeodus phaseolus jaw section.

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The Jersey Devil

The "reptile tooth" is a worn down sawfish rostral for sure.

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Woopaul5
10 hours ago, The Jersey Devil said:

The "reptile tooth" is a worn down sawfish rostral for sure.

Appreciate it. Then I have a couple of these then 

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Jeffrey P

Your collection represents a lot of the really interesting Upper Cretaceous marine fossils that can be found in Monmouth County streams. Congratulations and good luck finding more.

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Woopaul5

Went out the other day. 

 

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Below are the better finds a few Scapanorynchus Texanus, Arcaeolamna Koigenisis, and a drum fish section

 

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Nice little curve below on this fresh fall

 

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