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  2. I am aware of Grana, but it hadn't occurred to me that it may be a good resource. Duh. I also was going to check out Palynology from the AASP. It looks like I can access Punt and Hoen's glossary no problem. Thanks for the pointers! It seems I'm in luck for this book, as apparently my school's geology library has a copy. Otherwise, it's really expensive to purchase. I suspect it must be out of print if it's that pricey.
  3. After some prep I seem to have uncovered the extent of this piece. This seems to be a non-descript piece of fish bone or perhaps part of a tooth root?
  4. Big Jaw Bone with Teeth

    Hi, So if you’re American you don’t know, my observations and my question were justified ! Coco
  5. id help

    I have a couple of creek finds from around Arcadia, FL. I believe the one on the right is equine, but I have no idea about the one on the left. Thanks,
  6. Any Ideas for ID

    You mean the internal fill? - in which case, yes.
  7. Kelowna Fish Fossil

    Hi all, Found this fish fossil in some slate in Kelowna. Not sure of the rock member yet, as I'm unfamiliar with Okanagan geology (besides the White Lake member). The fossil is close to a foot long, and was found along side fossils of Metasequoia occidentalis leaves as well as an unidentified deciduous branch. I imagine this is probably a fossil of Eosalmo driftwoodensis. The fossil has preserved a somewhat squished 3d rendering of the spinal/head material that is extremely fragile. Is it valuable to maintain, and if so how?
  8. Any Ideas for ID

    Yea, but it's already spread to the matrix in this view hasn't it ?
  9. Penn Dixie Coming Up

    I’m wondering if this is just one very long horn coral or is it two?
  10. Penn Dixie Coming Up

    Here are a couple more of my finds from Penn Dixie:
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  12. Possible Paleocene Montana Aquatic plant help needed

    Thanks for this update! We have many of these labeled with Brown's combination: Trapa angulata Manchester also shuffled numerous species and confirms Hickey 2001: Manchester, S.R. 2014 Revisions to Roland Brown's North American Paleocene flora. Sborník Národního muzea v Praze - Řada B, 70(3-4):153-210 PDF LINK
  13. Any Ideas for ID

    I think it may be showing thin minor septa in places (i.e. the second order septa, between the major ones). I'll stop looking now, pending a better pic if possible. As in this Caninia:
  14. I had some time to do a little prep last night, so here is the Peripristis mostly cleaned:
  15. New Fossil hunter

    Thanks alot. I really appreciate the help.
  16. Any Ideas for ID

    Kind of you to say so! - though I'm not at all certain that it is one. Better photo needed.
  17. New Fossil hunter

    Yes .. the one on the left looks the part ... one on the right is definitely an Angustidens with the cusps broken off. I have many juuust like this. When in doubt you are usually holding an Angustidens. Cheers, Brett
  18. New Fossil hunter

    Thankyou very much brett.i found these 2 today...i think 1 might be a meg...i hope so
  19. Any Ideas for ID

    The low-res photo is an optical illusion. I was focused on pointed 'rib' terminations but I trust your expertise on anything coral.
  20. Smithsonian's New Fossil Hall Sends Message About Climate

    Nice article Thanks for sharing it! We all have to do our part in tackling the climate crisis. -Christian
  21. Peace River, Heard Bridge History (?)

    Well, that’s certainly a tall tale of Ive ever heard one! Interesting find though.
  22. New Fossil hunter

    Hi There, @caldigger was saying a numbered sheet works better ... Looks like you have a promising spot ... because of the meg chunk you probably have found a mixed location where the Wando is running over the top nearby. It is a re-worked Pleistocene layer that has a bunch of older sediments/fossils that got tumbled about. So the fossils are -usually- quite worked over. Creeks like that can cut right down to the much older Chandler bridge fm and usually stop down at the Ashley marl. Tough stuff. 1) Hemipristis serra (Snaggletooth shark) 2) Carcharhinus sp. (Requiem shark) 3) Could be a Isurus desori (short-fin mako) .. but it is quite worn .. we have them in that area. Also could be C. hastalis 4) Physogaleus contortus (Tiger-like shark) If the blade has a slight twist towards the pointy end. Pretty sure all three of these fits that bill. 5) Could also be Isurus sp. but Sand Tiger is also a possibility. 6) Megalodon tooth chunk Cheers, Brett
  23. Possible Paleocene Montana Aquatic plant help needed

    alternatively: Kodrul, Krassilov 2009 - Reproductive structures associated with Cobbania.pdf Acta Palaeobotanica 49(2): 233–251, 2009 Reproductive structures associated with Cobbania, a fl oating monocot from the Late Cretaceous of the Amur Region, Russian Far East VALENTIN KRASSILOV and TATYANA KODRUL or: ajb.94.4.609.pdf as posted in Fruitbat's Library(Stockey et al)
  24. Possible Paleocene Montana Aquatic plant help needed

    some of you may find this enlightening: 2000Aquatic_communities_r.pdf Acta Palaeobot. 40(2): 139-151, 2000 Aquatic plant communities at the Cretaceous-Palaeogene boundary in north-eastern Russia LENA B. GOLOVNEVA
  25. Possible Paleocene Montana Aquatic plant help needed

    It's so rewarding when you can pin an ID on a find! Nice work, and very nice fossil, Chris.
  26. Mystery Jaw

    Just to confirm what others have said and add a bit of reasoning. It does appear to be a raccoon and the difference between a cat and a raccoon in the lower jaw is several teeth. The lower jaw dental formula for a cat is 3-1-2-1 and a raccoon is 3-1-4-2 so the raccoon has two more premolars and one more molar per side. See the picture I have attached of a cat skull and a raccoon lower jaw just under it for comparison. @Plantguy you are correct that sometimes the premolars seem to hang in there better. I have seen on several animals that the root of the tooth is curved or hooked so that even in a dried skull, the tooth will be loose, but will not come easily out of the socket. I am am not well versed as to how far back in time the raccoon has been found, so I would not go too far out on a limb as to the age of it. Could be modern, could be somewhat older, either way, I always enjoy a nice skull or piece thereof.
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