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  1. Flaffy

    Proboscidean tooth?

    Hi! I'm having trouble ID-ing this ~4.4cm long mammal tooth from China. It was labelled as Playbelodon, though the lack of cusps makes me doubt that assessment. I'm starting to wonder if it's a Proboscidean at all, and if it's an entirely different family of mammal alltogether. Does anyone have an idea on what this could potentially be?
  2. MrBones

    Stegotetrabelodon tooth?

    Hello, can anyone tell me if this is from a Stegotetrabelodon, or similar animal? It is around miocene age, found in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. It is about 12cm long, unfortunately it is very brittle, I will work on it a bit in the future. I googled "Stegotetrabelodon" since it was listed as a known species in the area, but the images aren't quite similar to my tooth. Hope you guys can clear this up for me.
  3. Hello all! my wife has ordered my early Xmas present. What should I be looking for, in authenticity? I watched the pawn stars episode with the elepahnt bird egg lol and it appears to have the elongated marks they talked about. 12" in height....here are a couple photos! Thanks for the input!
  4. Hello, I found this Elephant? tooth a few weeks ago. The sourounding area is very salty, so I assume that's part of the reason there are gypsum crystals on this fossil. I would like to expose more of the tooth, but I am afraid I will harm the fossil, since they dont come off easily. Should I use any specific techniques?
  5. Anteater, elephant fossils dating back 9 million years found in SW Turkey Anadolu Agency, Daily Sabah Geraads, D., 2017. Late Miocene large mammals Mahmutgazi, Denizli province, Western Turkey. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie- Abhandlungen, 284(3), pp.241-257. Abstract of Geraads (2017) Yours, Paul H.
  6. I acquired these through an estate sale I don't know much about this kinda thing but I'm fascinated with them now please help me determine if they are in fact dinosaur eggs they resemble pics I've seen online help please
  7. austinswamp

    Mammoth skull

    Good morning, I walked by this while servicing my truck at a dealership. I thought it didn’t look modern, but could be wrong. If it is an ice age fossil I was planning to purchase this to prevent anymore sun damage. Thanks
  8. Hello everyone! I found this elephant tusk in the desert a few months ago, everything I find here is very brittle, and this is no exeption. I have already set the small unstable fragments with a very small layer of super glue. Should I use paraloid? I haven't been able to find any in this country, is there any other more common substance I can use (I've heard bad things from wood glue). I still want to remove some of the matrix, but I am unable to do so because of the fragility of the fossil. Thanks in advance.
  9. Ezio Bonsignore

    Whose Tooth?

    Out of a quarry in the Pellenz area of Rhineland, Germany. The quarry (and many others) exploits the gigantic layer (30-50m) of sand and ashes left by the pyroclastic phase of the eruption/explosion of the Laacher volcano (the largest volcanic event known to ever having taken place in Europe), which killed and buried every form of life in a radius of at least 50km. This took place some 13,000 years ago, so this is a relatively recent fossil. Question: Mammuthus primigenius, or Palaeoloxodon (Elephas) antiquus? AFAIK they were both around to enjoy the fireworks.
  10. Blacksambellamy1

    Is this mammoth tooth real ?

    i saw this on online. Is it real ?
  11. I see clear differences between woolly rhino and today's rhinos but I am not sure it is as clear when looking at mammoth skulls vs modern elephant skulls? Maybe someone that is pretty experienced would help me spot the difference. I am looking at jaws & other bones for sale and I would not want to buy modern elephant bones. Thanks
  12. Click Here

    Tooth Identification Help

    Hi again fellow fossil-lovers! I was fortunate enough to come across this beauty at a yard sale so no known origin of course. Ok, here's the fun part... To me, in my amateurish-style expertise, it looks like a Mastadon tooth, however, it appears WAY too white & clean in my opinion to be as old as claimed by geologic history. Can someone help me out here? Do I have a Mastadon tooth? An "Old Asian" Elephant? It's certainly not a replica, that much I know for sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated & thank you to everyone who's helped me in my previous threads. You're all an awesome b
  13. TomWhite

    English Mammoth

    Headed up to Walcott in Norfolk Saturday just gone, got there nice and early to beat the crowds, luckily the cold weather had put a lot of people off! Anyway, walked off towards Happisburgh and headed down below the sea defences, was soon finding small pieces of bone but nothing of any major interest, when suddenly i spotted it, up against the sea wall, standing out like a sore thumb, a tooth fragment! I quickly grabbed my prize and gazed in awe at it. I have travelled many miles searching for one of these and now i held one in my hands.
  14. I bought these (in Solo Indonesia), what the seller told me, to be fossils of an elephant. Now I am wondering if this is fake or real? They are heavy, sound solid, more or less kinda stone. What do you think ?
  15. Soet

    Elephant tusk Indonesia

    I bought these (in Solo Indonesia), what the seller told me, to be fossils of an elephant. Now I am wondering if this is fake or real? They are heavy, sound solid, more or less kinda stone. What do you think?
  16. http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/fossil-hidden-by-farmer-for-fear-of-being-mobbed-turns-out-to-be-something-quite-incredible/all/
  17. Kasia

    Fossils from Iran

    http://iran-daily.com/News/216581.html
  18. https://phys.org/news/2018-04-macedonia-million-year-old-elephant-like.html
  19. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since April 1
  20. netosols

    Ivory / tip of tusk? Help ID

    Hi! I found this ivory piece I would like some help... Its has a rounded tip so I figure it might be a type of tusk tip? I know ivory grows on ring like formations but this piece is almost flat like more of a oval. And its so polish on the outer layer. I found it in a beach near Tybee Island in the Savannah River. Any help is apprecieated!!! Thanks in advance
  21. Bill R.

    Tooth ?

    Is this a toot, as I suspect. If it is, I would love opinions of what type. I found this, as well as several other specimens, in my yard after buying the house. I always thought they might have some importance, so I just kinda found a spot for them, and they stayed there until I got curious enough to look at them closely. This one photographs better than most of them. Can someone help me? It’s driving me crazy! LOL Thanks
  22. Hello everyone, I stumbled upon this beautiful piece in an antique shop in Germany. The seller was not really sure what it was (only whom it belonged to), but I thought it looks like a lot to a mammoth jaw section. We can see that a new molar is starting to push the old one. As the object was found in Asia, I wonder if it could not be from an elephant rather than a mammoth. I've read in this forum that the two can look very similar, and now I a not sure what it is. It has been imported in Europe quite some time ago, I guess before any regulation on elephant "products". The sec
  23. Cthulhu2

    Schreger lines

    Hey guys, silly question here. I was talking throughout the forum and wanted to know are Schreger lines only found in proboscidea?
  24. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since May 14, 201
  25. Reptilia

    Gomphothere Tusk?

    Hi forum, I recently acquired what is supposedly a tusk from a gomphothere collected in Bosnia. It does look to be same shape and relatively the same size as other tusks I've seen, but you be the judge. I've never seen a gomphothere tusk available anywhere before this one. Are they uncommon to find? Thanks! Lauren
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