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Found these fossils at a construction site in Venice Florida. Can I get some help identifying? It would be much appreciated. As a side note I found the huge Megalodon there as well. I think one is an alligator scale? One is a joint of some sort? And one is the tail bone of a dugong? And one is a jawbone with teeth ( feline )? What say all?

 

thanks in advance 

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Macrophyseter

Wow, what a score for a construction site :o

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ynot

I will take a shot.

First is an ankle bone, maybe bovid.

Second is a racoon jaw,

Alligator/crocodile scute (they do not have "scales").

 

No idea on the last piece, maybe non biologic concretion.

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matty34

@Macrophyseter  yeah. I was very impressed with the dig. The Megalodon was found about a week earlier in the same site after a rain. 

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matty34

@MacrophyseterI find a lot around here. I put most of the smaller sharks teeth and the broken ones in my fish tank. But lots of vertebrae all the time. 

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caldigger

Poor fish, you probably give them nightmares with those teeth!  :D

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matty34
14 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Poor fish, you probably give them nightmares with those teeth!  :D

 That’s really funny!

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matty34
1 hour ago, Macrophyseter said:

Wow, what a score for a construction site :o

You got that right. 

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matty34
10 hours ago, ynot said:

I will take a shot.

First is an ankle bone, maybe bovid.

Second is a racoon jaw,

Alligator/crocodile scute (they do not have "scales").

 

No idea on the last piece, maybe non biologic concretion.

Thanks. Hopefully get some confirmation and thanks for the clarification on “ scales “. Also, when you say raccoon I guess that not very old? 

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ynot
9 hours ago, matty34 said:

when you say raccoon I guess that not very old? :o0. 

Modern raccoons go back to mid or late miocene, so it could be an old piece.

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matty34
13 minutes ago, ynot said:

Modern raccoons go back to mid or late miocene, so it could be an old piece.

Wow!!! Who knew they had trash pandas that far back. I guess you did. Thanks once again. 

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abyssunder

The last item in question is very interesting, especially considering there are encrusters on the surface, like ? barnacles. If that's the case, the specimen comes from a marine environment.
Could you post higher resolution photos of the specimen?

 

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matty34
1 hour ago, abyssunder said:

The last item in question is very interesting, especially considering there are encrusters on the surface, like ? barnacles. If that's the case, the specimen comes from a marine environment.
Could you post higher resolution photos of the specimen?

 

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Unfortunately the site restricts the soze and resolution of the images but I got a little closer in on these 

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abyssunder

Thank you!

Good enough photos for say barnacle attachment scars. :)

That is bone.

 

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matty34
27 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

Thank you!

Good enough photos for say barnacle attachment scars. :)

That is bone.

 

Agreed. I think it’s bone as well. 

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jcbshark

I think your astragalus may be horse....Beautiful megs you found congrats :yay-smiley-1:

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PaleoNoel

Awesome finds! Looks like a great site!:envy:

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Shellseeker
3 hours ago, matty34 said:

Unfortunately the site restricts the soze and resolution of the images but I got a little closer in on these 

 

 

This thread: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/63327-finally-1st-since-jan-6th/ and also this  http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/89699-a-peace-river-bone/ Baleen Whale Jaw.  NICE find.  ,  this photo off of online.

 

 

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matty34
3 hours ago, jcbshark said:

I think your astragalus may be horse....Beautiful megs you found congrats :yay-smiley-1:

Thanks. We had a big rain today. Can’t wait to get back out there and see what washed away! Addicted. 

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matty34
1 hour ago, Shellseeker said:

 

 

This thread: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/63327-finally-1st-since-jan-6th/ and also this  http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/89699-a-peace-river-bone/ Baleen Whale Jaw.  NICE find.  ,  this photo off of online.

 

 

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I think you got it!!!! Thanks for all of your hard work and everyone’s hard work here. It’s amazing so many knowledgeable people in one forum!  

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matty34
3 hours ago, PaleoNoel said:

Awesome finds! Looks like a great site!:envy:

Thanks. We had a big rain today. Can’t wait to get back out there and see what washed away! Addicted

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