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  1. Michael1

    Peace river mammal teeth ID

    I found both of these in a creek near the peace river just wondering what they were? Find 1 I think is a camel tooth, or cow but im not entirely sure especially since its some what white near the top. Find two im hoping is a sloth tooth but i don’t have enough experience to be sure. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Jwarringtonh

    Claw, tooth, or poop?

    New member and first post! I Found this in a pit being dug for a retention pond in West, central Florida. Anyone know what it is?
  3. Steve D.

    Tooth Identification Assistance

    Hey all, Looking for input from all the wonderful people I've called upon in the past! I found this tooth in 2022 sifting at GMR. Upon first glance I thought it to be a small dolphin tooth but after digging it out of my collection recently I put it under a higher power magnifier and actually looked at it with attention. I'm starting to believe this maybe a mammal tooth or canine specifically. I've been to GMR many times and have found a distal bone of a mammoth and a hoof bone of an ancient peccary which was identified by the curator of prehistoric animals at the Indianapolis State Museum. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated so I can try to file and put away for safe keeping! Thanks all! Steve
  4. Michael1

    Florida mammal ID

    Found this tooth on my last trip in a creek super small find but still curious on what it is. Found it near the peace river. My thoughts are that its mammal maybe tapir or deer.
  5. ChurrO

    South Jetty Finds

    Hey, Over the weekend, I took a little beach vacation to Port Aransas and I found some cool stuff. From what I know, the South Jetty is known for its pleistocene era fossils so I'm hoping that's what some of these are. 1. This one is probably a long shot but it kind of reminds me of a bone. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't though. 2. Now I do know that these are ray teeth, but I was wondering if these are modern or actual fossils. 3. I'm not too sure if this is a fossil either. It reminds me of a fish spine though. 4. Originally, this was complete, but sadly, on my way back the top broke off and got lost. Like the last one, this also reminds me of a fish spine. 5. Probably the find I'm most excited about. This reminds me a lot of a mammal tooth from the pleistocene era. Now I could be 100% percent wrong and it could all be high hopes but if it is, that's pretty cool. Thanks for the help!
  6. I recently discovered an opalized fossil from Lightning Ridge, Australia, available for sale online. The seller asserts that it is either a mammal or primate tooth fossil. As I'm unfamiliar with fossils from the Lightning Ridge region, identifying it is beyond my capability. Can anyone help me in determining whether it is a mammal or primate tooth fossil?
  7. MelanieD

    Fossilized bone?

    This piece is completely petrified (if it’s bone). It appears worn, as well. I’m assuming it’s a partial since the narrow end (picture #2) shows what might be a marrow chamber. Picture # 1: Broad end…5.5 in wide x 2.75 in high. Picture # 2: Narrow end…3.75 in wide x 2.5 in high Picture # 3: entire piece from the narrow end…it’s about 4.5 inches long Picture # 4: entire piece from the broad end I realize it’s equivocal. I have other pieces I’m positive about, but I can’t make up my mind bout this one. Don’t worry, I won’t be disappointed if this one’s just a rock. Thanks! Melanie
  8. michaelJC

    Marine fossil vertebrae

    Hi I am new here. I am using the dating of mostly marine shell material to establish rates of tectonic uplift of marine terraces. The age is likely to be < 2 Ka We came across the attached bone which appears to part of a vertebrae. Can anyone identify what creature this is likely to be? A marine mammal? Thanks - it looks like an interesting forum . Michael C Patikirau vertibrae .pdf
  9. Looking for help identifying these 4 fossils. I have received multiple suggestions so I am turning to the experts. Thought is the first is 1. Vertebrae (2”), 2. Sperm whale tooth, 3. Ankle bone but from what? (2”) 4. Marine due to porous nature.
  10. PODIGGER

    Claw? Talon? Tooth?

    Out on the river yesterday and had a few interesting finds (nothing as big as @Meganeura!). This one I first thought was a tooth as when I spotted it in the sifter I thought it had a bit of enamel near the tip. Once I picked it up I thought it was too thin and curved to be a tooth. That left me with claw or talon as options I think are possible. Several searches on line failed to provide anything I thought was a good match. The only thing that seems a possibility was a photo created by @Harry Pristis of a Titanis walleri claw. Dare I think this is what it could be? It seems too wide and thin to be an eagle talon and I could not match it up with various mammal claws. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Jack, @Shellseeker, have you come across anything similar? The specimen measures: 1 3/4" long x 5/8" wide x 3/8" thick or 43mm long x 17mm wide x 8mm thick
  11. PODIGGER

    Seeking Help With ID

    Finally able to get back out on the Peace River, FL after the flooding has started to subside. Hunting with a friend earlier in the week and he came up with what I think is a caudal vertebra. Looking at numerous photos on line and in reference materials that is the closest I can come to an ID. Based on size I am thinking large mammal or whale. I'm not sure there is even enough of it left to allow for an ID. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The specimen measures 3 3/8th" wide x 3 1/2" long x 1 7/8th" tall.
  12. Calvin Stroup

    Who does this belong to?

    I found this tooth sticking out of the ground of an eroded bank that washed away the side of a hill. I couldn't find anything else that might have been gone with it ,via , other teeth or bones that it would have been a part of. That being said , it was between Sundance and Upton on the edges of the black hills in the far north eastern part Wyoming . The ground it's self is mostly made up of clay. The tooth it's self actually fell apart while running water over it to remove the clay but in a way that you can see the make up and form of the tooth and roots of it from the inside. Any feedback on this would really help me out .
  13. Hi everyone, So. I am not from California but received this as a gift. I do have a background in Paleoecology (with a focus in the Pleistocene trophic ecology) but I am a bit out of practice as I have been working with extant systems for the past 10 years. In addition, my focus primarily involved East and Southern Africa. In any event, I am not quite sure yet. It is highly mineralized and I see what looks like algae. From what I gather, it looks like it was in the ocean for some time. the shape (especially in the first image) along with the highly mineralized cross section (enamel?) reminds me of a proboscidean...but I am not quite sure. I have been trying to look into the geology and paleontology of the area, but haven't found much for mammals outside of cetaceans...which I know little about. Any input would be greatly appreciated! thank you
  14. Rexofspades

    Flag Ponds Weirdys

    Got some weird stuff from the Cliffs, been meaning to get them checked out. first one up i think is a bone fragment of some kind. it passes the tongue test. but someone on the FB group suggested it might be a fragment of a Gomp tooth perhaps? this is a bone fragment, but the porous nature of the middle has me thinking bird perhaps? also, the top edge is rounded and smooth so it looks to be a small diameter long bone. lastly is this piece, Im sure its probably a beaten up snaggletooth, but the cross section has me thinking mammal possibly?
  15. PODIGGER

    Tooth or Claw?

    Found this small interesting specimen on the Peace River, FL almost two weeks ago. I gave been working on an ID since and have jumped between a tooth and claw and back again. My first thought was a mammal canine or incisor. I couldn't find a match and then started thinking cetacean. The curve to the tooth and the "chisel"shape of the tip didn't support this idea. Then I started to think maybe it's a claw. This possibility seemed supported by the crenulated area that circles the specimen near the thicker end. Either way I am stuck at this point and hope for some help in furthering my I effort. @Harry Pristis, @Shellseeker, @Bone Daddy anyone recognize what this is? Specimen measures 22mm Long x 10mm Wide at its thickest. It tapers to 5mm at the tip.
  16. Found in the hell creek formation in a tiny gully. Any help with ID would be awesome. Also generally, how does one tell if a bone is old/ not just a recently dead animal that washed into the lower strata?
  17. Hi everyone! I have no idea what this is. I looked up various scapulas and hip bones from various things (mostly reptiles) and could not find a match. It gets weirder though, while this one is from North Florida I have another almost identical one from the Moroccan Kem Kem! This piece measures 7.5 cm/2.95 inches long. The "fan" is 5.2 cm/ 2.05 inches wide. The base is 2.6 x 2 cm/ 1.02 x .79 inches. I'll try and get some pics of the Moroccan one but it broke and I have to fix it. What do ya'll think?
  18. jikohr

    Kem Kem Phalanges id help

    Hi everyone! I've gotten ahold of some kem kem phalanges and while I think most are Theropod I still could really use a second opinion to make sure (and potentially a further id like Spinosaur). I say most because while I'm fairly certain the first three are Theropod the last one looks off to me. Kinda reminding me mammal phalanges from deer or something I've seen from Florida. Any insight is greatly appreciated as always!
  19. Hi everyone, I recently acquired this piece which I'm fairly certain is a piece of the brain case. The issue is I don't know what animal it's from. I've looked at pictures of skulls of cetaceans, deer, bear, camel, everything I could think of. The closest I saw is a fossil peccary skull that was for sale on etsy but I couldn't find any other examples to compare it to. What do you all think? measurements are 2.25 inches wide 2 inches tall, 2.5 inches long.
  20. Brandy Cole

    Large Bone End

    Had a good trip down to the river this weekend. Found several pleistocene things. I've been identifying things, and I'm going to try to post them in a trip post later this week. But very unsure about this one. Right now I don't even have a good guess.
  21. Fossilheim

    Unidentified Fossil Bone

    Purchased at Lancaster Pa flea market. I don’t know the real location of the find.
  22. Klajdi

    Mammal teeth ID

    Hi, I found these teeth washed up on the beach and i'm curious to know more about them. They are covered in what looks like tar. Hopefully someone can identify the kind of animal they belong to, but any kind of information would be great. :-) As far as i can tell, they're some mammal teeth... right?
  23. Fossilartist

    Fossil tooth id

    I found this tooth at abbey wood and can't find its I'd online, I've ruled out shark, leaving the possibility of mammal, reptile and fish. Any help is appreciated. It's about 5mm long.
  24. PODIGGER

    Mammal Bone?

    This one really has me stumped. Picked it up a couple of weeks ago on a Peace River hunt. I have searched mammal bone, fossil ear bone and other variations on search criteria and can't come up with anything that looks similar. Maybe because it is just a partial of something that is not a common find in the river? If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them. The specimen is just over 1" square with several holes/channels. Thanks for any help.
  25. PrehistoricWonders

    Fossil? Vert

    Hi all, I found this bone on the beach today and wanted your guys thoughts. I really didn’t think it was fossilized, but I did the burn test anyway to be sure, and there is no burning hair smell. What are your guys thoughts? It was found in New Jersey, on a beach where I have found a couple shark teeth(4 or 5) including a Great White and a couple sand tigers. I think it’s a worn vertebrae, but I don’t know beyond that. When I get home I can get measurements, but I’d guess ~1-1.5” by ~1”. @Praefectus @Al Dente @MarcoSr @Darktooth @hokietech96 @Trevor @frankh8147
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