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One of my friends gave me this fossil. He said it came from south africa.

Any idea as to whom it belongs?20190128_161857.thumb.jpg.4215a3238d190c4fce01d70f171b7b0d.jpg

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Fossildude19

We would need to see the chewing surfaces of the teeth, for proper ID.  :unsure: 

 

 

OOps!. Posted while I was posting.  :blush:

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MrBones

Well.....very quick response

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Fossildude19

Where is this fossil located? 

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MrBones
46 minutes ago, Harry Pristis said:

 

This appears to be a selenodont artiodactyl, but there are many of these around the world.

 

Thanks for the id.

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Max-fossils
19 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Where is this fossil located? 

 

18 hours ago, Harry Pristis said:

 

This appears to be a selenodont artiodactyl, but there are many of these around the world.

 

 

The OPer said this:

On 1/28/2019 at 3:22 PM, MrBones said:

it came from south africa.

 

(Agreed, it's not a very precise location, but it should help to narrow it down a bit)

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Fossildude19
18 minutes ago, Max-fossils said:

 

 

The OPer said this:

 

(Agreed, it's not a very precise location, but it should help to narrow it down a bit)

I know he said that.  ;) 

Just trying to determine if the fossil is indeed in Saudi Arabia, or in South Africa. This is one of the members showing South African fossils. 


We want to make sure that people know about the Fossil Restrictions in place  in South Africa, and that the fossils may have been illegally collected and exported. 

We do not condone illegal or unethical behavior. :( 

 

"Synopsis; South Africa has one of the most restrictive and well defined fossil laws of any country. All fossils including and not limited to; micro fossils, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates must be collected under an approved permit and become property of the state. Application for export must be made through the SAHRA and customs, and only fossils exported for study or display in a museum or university will be granted export forms. Any South African fossil material available for sale on eBay or other internet sites, or offered for sale to dealers and collectors should be questioned and avoided.

 

The legislation protecting fossils is embodied in the National Heritage Resources Act (Act No.25 of 1999) which came into effect on 1 April 2000. The Act states that no person may destroy, damage, alter, deface, disturb, excavate, remove from its original position, collect or own, trade in or sell, export or attempt to export from South Africa, any fossil without a permit from the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA). A person found guilty of breaking the law is liable for a fine and several years imprisonment, or both. Customs officials are aware of the law and have confiscated fossils when attempts have been made to export them without permission in the past." 

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MrBones

The fossil is still in South Africa with my friend.

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Max-fossils

@Fossildude19 oh right, I get it now. I thought you meant "where was it found". My bad :) 

 

Then again, this one doesn't look very fossilized to me... Just worn. 

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MrBones

My friend sais he's sure it's a fossil. It has some spots were the stone is still on.

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