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  2. Sharktooth Hill Tooth

    Marco, Sr., I didn't think "sheepshead fish" right away either. I just had a nagging feeling that it was something other than Desmostylus. As you can see in the photo you provided, they have teeth in the roof (and "floor") of the mouth which are more rounded. I first saw fossil sheepshead teeth from the Lower Santa Margarita Formation (late Miocene). Groups of teeth found there have been said to be sheepshead and I've seen anterior teeth that look like small whale tooth crowns but they're worn to the point that a positive ID might not be possible. I would say that sheepshead teeth are at least uncommon , if not rare, in the STH Bonebed. I'm not sure I have one from there (would have to go through my STH fish stuff). Another friend hasd so many Desmostylus tooth pieces that he got creative and experimented with making different "artworks" with them, gluing some together in the form of a human figure. He brought one to Tucson once and everybody got a kick out of it. Jess
  3. My Eastern USA (mostly New Jersey) finds

    Wow incredible collection!
  4. Strange Composita subtilita brachiopod

    Sometimes the silicified broken Naco Fm. brachiopods hold other treasures.
  5. Squalodon tooth from Brownies Beach?

    Thank you guys for the ID confirmation.
  6. Strange Composita subtilita brachiopod

    I'm going to use my aquarium fish disease philosophy: "cure it or kill it" and use whatever acid strength necessary to get results
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  8. Strange Composita subtilita brachiopod

    Look for the broken reddish silicified Compositas that occur in the Naco Fm. near Payson. When cleaned in HCl the brachidium are incredible.
  9. Shark Teeth Hunting at the Museum

    so you get it ready to put fossils in or what?
  10. Caldecott Tunnel fossils

    Some partial ichthyosaur remains were said to have been found around Tracy, CA decades ago (article in a Californai Geology issue?) but that's outside of the SF Bay Area. I think the Caldecott Tunnel material was Miocene age but don't recall any details. In the late 80's/early 90's a friend who was a paleo student at UC Berkeley scouted all the sites that were noted in a guide from the 60's. Nearly all of them were either built-on, paved over, off-limits or otherwise not open to collecting. I think the one or two sites left were not productive.
  11. I need your assistance to roam the Plains once more. Have this bison rear leg assemblage coming but it is missing the left side medial phalange bone. If anyone has a spare, I would love to trade for Bakersfield shark teeth or some absolutely loaded micro matrix from the same location, or ? Please PM me for trade possibilities and your wants. I need this bone but for the other side.
  12. My Eastern USA (mostly New Jersey) finds

    Some of the Plesiosaur and Pachyrhizodus teeth are Xiphactinus
  13. The Tully Plushie

    Buying a plushie may be the only way I ever get a Tully. The Field Museum has always been my favorite. I visited a couple times a month with my grandfather when I was a kid. There was a time when I knew every exhibit and read every display. I could tell when anything changed in the entire museum and probably knew it better than the curators. Cheers. -Ken
  14. Show us your fossils though a macro lens.

    A couple of ammonites from Carniol, France I received a while back from a fellow TFF member.
  15. Fossil in stone work?

    Yup. I agree with the identification. Pretty cool to have in a really old barn. The barn itself sounds pretty cool. Any chance at an overall photo of be barn which contains this really nice split belemnite? Cheers. -Ken
  16. Strange Composita subtilita brachiopod

    This took about 4 hours in vinegar. And I do take back that these are silicified, I don't think they are.
  17. Show us your plastic dinosaur

    That's a nice looking Iguanodon model. Looking at that vertebra, you might get the pieces to fit tighter together if you take it apart, clean the contacts, and then glue it back together. I do some fossil prep sometimes and that looks like a project I have received many times before.
  18. Strange Composita subtilita brachiopod

    Okay I tried it and nothing happened, oh well. Before- After-
  19. That stinks. Access is such a tight rope sometimes. Love the first few batches of plant photos in particular. They look 3D!
  20. Hey All, I don't know if there is even enough of a fossil here to identify. I am nowhere near good enough to give a real good guess. First thought was either a small piece of a cephlapod or chiton. If it is a gastropod, it is a type that I have never found before. It was found on the side of a dry creek bed near Willow Springs, Missouri, USA in an Ordovician Formation. The remnant that remains measures 13mm wide by 15mm long. The bed the fossil remnant is laying is measures 24mm long. There is an indented type of division going horizontally across the fossil. It does not go all the way through to make the remnant two separates segments though (just an indentation type of division line). Other fossils in the same rock include gastropods, a brachiopod and what looks like a very worn rugose coral. If anyone can give me a probably identification, I would appreciate it.
  21. I know some of you have awesome Lycopsid scars you could show and I would love to see them. Here is the best I have been able to find. Pennsylvanian. I can't tell if there is a cordaite leave overlaying the pattern here..am guessing this would be normal texture due to decomposition before permineralization.
  22. Your welcome @Darktooth it’s exiting!! Never made a contribution like this before!!
  23. Silicified xylem from a Pennsylvanian Lycopsid
  24. I don't have quite the zoomability as @FossilNerd, but here is some Pennsylvanian Carboniferous material with the appearance of very termite-like bores and some type of infill material that is also permineralized. I have both pieces of this section of material that fit together with possible insect bore holes in each piece. Area of interest is white banding with tan infill. Successively closer in shots. I need to try the above shot again. The lighting outside made it difficult to focus for my cellphone + macro lense attachment to stay focused. Ah, well, still better than my aging eyes can see in real life!
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