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My first go at fossil hunting in this miniature media. I got some fantastic   Micro matrix form Shark tooth Hill off the man himself @caldigger.   The matrix is from the famous fossil localiton at Sierra Nevada foothills outside Bakersfield, California. Full of tiny teeth at some unknown to me surprises. Any ideas of the missing IDs please let me know. 

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Bobby Rico

Desyatis ray , sorry if the photos are a little blurry but used my phone and a clip on Marco lens.

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Squalus (Dog Shark)

 

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Lemon shark

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Angal shark

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Cetorhinus (Basking shark)

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Ok I need IDs on the rest please and thank you.

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2+3

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4

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5

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6

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7

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8

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9 is my favourite so far.

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caldigger

I think #5 is actually your Angel shark.

The first one you have labeled as Angel is a Lemon shark and the rest I'm not sure of.

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6 minutes ago, caldigger said:

I think #5 is actually your Angel shark.

The first one you have labeled as Angel is a Lemon shark and the rest I'm not sure of.

Do you mean the 5 photos thanks pal

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Bobby Rico

I really want to get some more Micro matrix now. I am hooked.

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@Tidgy's Dad  Adam please have a look. Thank you

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Tidgy's Dad

Well done again, Doren! 

I got sent some micro matrix from here and from Rattlesnake Creek, Florida by the equally generous Ralph. 

But i haven't had a chance to go through it all yet. 

My bet is they are fishy bits, mainly gnashers. 

I think the sort of fan shaped ones are some sort of scute, i should know but I have forgotten. :(

Some lovely things, though, Bobby, I too think these micro-bits are fascinating, a whole new world. :)

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7 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Well done again, Doren! 

I got sent some micro matrix from here and from Rattlesnake Creek, Florida by the equally generous Ralph. 

But i haven't had a chance to go through it all yet. 

My bet is they are fishy bits, mainly gnashers. 

I think the sort of fan shaped ones are some sort of scute, i should know but I have forgotten. :(

Some lovely things, though, Bobby, I too think these micro-bits are fascinating, a whole new world. :)

Thanks Adam they are great. Mrs Rico and I enjoyed sorting them too. When  payday comes I am going to get some more.  You should have a go at yours great fun.:D

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GeschWhat

It is really hard to kick the habit once you start with the micros. I think #1-3 are ray tooth plates. #9 sure is pretty! :dinothumb:

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1 minute ago, GeschWhat said:

It is really hard to kick the habit once you start with the micros. I think #1-3 are ray tooth plates. #9 sure is pretty! :dinothumb:

Yeah you’re not wrong I have found some Lower Permian Richard's Spur from Oklahoma on our favourite auction site. Thank you for IDs. The last tooth is stunning  

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Troodon
4 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

Desyatis rayRestates ray, s

  Dasyatis...Stingray

 

 

Squalus (Dog Shark)

Carcharhinus..Grey shark

 

 

Lemon shark

Lower Carcharhinus.. Grey Sh...not lemon

 

 

Angal shark.. 

Tope Shark..(Galeorhinus)

 

 

First Group of pictures

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7 minutes ago, ynot said:

In the first close up all are Dasyatis spp - Stingray. 

In the second close up is not right. it is a Carcharhinus sp.

You do have a Squalus occidentalis (AGASSIZ, 1856) Dog Shark tooth. It is top center in the plastic display but not pictured in the close up pictures.

Agree with lemon.

Next one is a Galeorhinus sp - Tope shark.

The "Cetorhinus (Basking shark)" not sure on the left one, but the right is a fish tooth.

For the numbered pieces...

1 - 4 are eagle or cownose ray mouth plates.

5 is the roots of an angel shark tooth.

6 & 7 look like Carcharhinus  sp.

8 is a Galeorhinus sp - Tope shark.

9  Is a fish tooth.

 

This is a great site for identifying fauna from several locations....

http://elasmo.com/

Thank you my friend a great help indeed.

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5 minutes ago, Troodon said:

First Group of pictures

Thank you so much Frank I really appreciate your help. Cheers Bobby 

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8 hours ago, ynot said:

In the first close up all are Dasyatis spp - Stingray. 

 

This is a great site for identifying fauna from several locations....

http://elasmo.com/

Hi Tony I can’t open this link to you know is it correct. Thanks for your help again. Cheers Bobby 

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Troodon

http://www.elasmo.com/frameMe.html

 

This should work, best site out there on shark teeth.  Go to faunas and you will see STH

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Troodon said:

http://www.elasmo.com/frameMe.html

 

This should work, best site out there on shark teeth.  Go to faunas and you will see STH

 

 

Nice one Frank .

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Ludwigia

Looks like you've got your ids already, thanks to our proficient members. This is really a fun activity, isn't it? And you have no storage problems with it either :)

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Bobby Rico
9 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

Looks like you've got your ids already, thanks to our proficient members. This is really a fun activity, isn't it? And you have no storage problems with it either :)

Yeah the forum never fails.:)  ever since I  was a kid I loved tiny objects so o don’t know why I am so late to the Micro fossil party. I got some beauties too.

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Ludwigia
2 minutes ago, Bobby Rico said:

Yeah the forum never fails.:)  ever since I  was a kid I loved tiny objects so o don’t know why I am so late to the Micro fossil party. I got some beauties too.

Time to invest in a decent microscope, then, if you don't already have one.

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1 minute ago, Ludwigia said:

Time to invest in a decent microscope, then, if you don't already have one.

I don’t have one . What would be a good not too expensive secondhand modal . Thank you 

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Ludwigia
8 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

I don’t have one . What would be a good not too expensive secondhand modal . Thank you 

Sorry, your guess is as good as mine. Google for 2nd hand?

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2 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Sorry, your guess is as good as mine. Google for 2nd hand?

Thanks anyway. :)

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