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  1. Crikey! Massive prehistoric croc emerges from South East Queensland University of Queensland, Science Daily, December 21, 2021 The open access paper is: Ristevski, J., Yates, A.M., Price, G.J., Molnar, R.E., Weisbecker, V. and Salisbury, S.W., 2020. Australia’s prehistoric ‘swamp king’: revision of the Plio-Pleistocene crocodylian genus Pallimnarchus de Vis, 1886. PeerJ, 8, p.e10466 Yours, Paul H.
  2. Kikokuryu

    Ursus spelaeus

    Stabilized with Paraloid.
  3. old bones

    Petrosal for ID

    I found this petrosal on a South Carolina beach near Charleston. I would love to know the animal it belonged to. Is it cetacean @Boesse by any chance? Thanks for looking. Scale is CM.
  4. pinkus

    Monmouth Brooks Bone Pieces

    I have more old finds to put out there today. All of these were found in the early 2000s in the various Monmouth County brooks (Big Brook, Manasquan River, Ramanessin, etc). Unfortunately, I have no more detail on locality. All of these were specimens that I showed to Dave Parris a long time ago but I didn't take very detailed notes. Along with suggestions for identifying these, I would also love to know which might be special enough that a museum or researcher might want to add them to their institution. I'm not interested in donating to a private collector but if any of these are significant
  5. Fossil shells from Florida loaded (natural) with more fossil shells. Many collectors like to clean out the fossil shells they find so they look like a shell found on the beach (recent). I like to keep them as natural as possible and preserve their history. Some of these fossil shells have other smaller shells that are cemented inside and would harm the shell if removed. Hours of careful cleaning is the only way to preserve and expose what's inside. I love them! The largest shell was entered in fossil of the month for Novembers and was a thread named My Fossil Cornucopia http://www.thefos
  6. ozajko

    Pleistocene phalanx bones

    Hello. I have found 3 phalanx bones. Iv found them in river where i have already found bones of mammals like rhino or mammoth, in middle Europe. Thank You for any help in identifying Found in Central Poland.
  7. Bradley Flynn

    Thoughts on cave bones?

    Hi all I have been looking through some of my cave finds and want your thoughts on two specimens that look much older than the other bones. All these bones where found in one cave that could have possibly been inhabited by humans as recently as 370 years ago, before colonialism. I have found some ostrich egg fragments as well as sea shells in the upper soil layer, this might be an indication of human activity, I have also found evidence that the site was occupied by scavengers and predators like the lynx and leopard at some points. The site is approximately 1.5km from the nearest coast an
  8. darrow

    Coprolite or crawfish burrow?

    Galveston Bay Texas, Beaumont Formation late Pleistocene I've got a couple of these I'd like opinions on. Here's the first...
  9. RescueMJ

    Unknown Vertebrae Pleistocene

    I found this partial vertebrae today that is sliced almost in half. Inland Venice, FL. It was located 100 feet from where I recovered an Early Pleistocene Equus tooth this week. This vert is 61mm high and 60mm at widest diameter. The ends are very flat and smooth. There are two circular areas where there are breaks. Assistance in ID is welcomed. I’m not sure how to proceed. Images are taken at 1x. Regards -Michael
  10. thelivingdead531

    A few micro shark teeth

    Hey everyone! Back in June I got a huge bag of matrix from Florida that was abundant in tiny shark teeth. I've been struggling to identify them since they are so small, but for Christmas I received a digital microscope so I took a few shots to see if you could help me identify them. I'm sorry if the shots are too blurry, I'm still learning how to use the microscope. The matrix is either Pleistocene or Miocene, I'm not sure which. The squares are 5x5 mm.
  11. Another Woolly Rhino with amazing preservation was unearthed in Siberia. It was found near the site where 'Sasha' was discovered on the Tirekhtyakh river. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/dec/30/siberia-permafrost-yields-well-preserved-ice-age-woolly-rhino This video showcases some of the internal organ preservation better than the pictures.
  12. austinswamp

    Beaumont clay bones

    Hello I found these fossilized bones in Buffalo Bayou in Harris county, Texas. Hoping to get an ID, thanks
  13. RescueMJ

    Unknown Claw Fossil

    These fossils have been found within 500 yards of each other on surface soil in Venice, Florida. Other early pleistocene dated fossils in immediate area. When I found the first one, I thought it was a nail from a dog. Several others found in the last few months. I appreciate any input on these identifications. Happy New Year -Michael
  14. RescueMJ

    Venice, FL Horse Teeth ?

    Hello all. I found two different teeth this week that I think are horse. This sample was found on surface in location where I have found Meg teeth and dugong ribs, inland Venice, FL. I have attached photo showing occlusal view of cheekteeth. I cannot find a matching pattern in Dr. Hulbert's textbook or his 1988 Bulletin. I appreciate your feedback.
  15. darrow

    Felid metacarpal?

    I picked this up today in Galveston Bay dredge spoils, late Pleistocene Beaumont Formation. I've tentatively identified it as Felid, 3rd right metacarpal. I'd like to identify it to at least the subfamily, Pantherinae or Machairodontinae but I'm not that familiar Felid material and my online search hasn't been much help. Hoping someone can point me to a source where I might find data on size and morphology of carpals and tarsals of these two the subfamilies.
  16. FossilsandScience

    Is This a Fossil?

    Hey everyone! I was recently fossil hunting at Bolinas in California, which is known for its fossilized sand dollars. While hunting, I found this strange piece and I'm not sure if it's a fossil or not. It's from the Merced Formation, which is from the Late Pliocene to the Pleistocene in California. I have no clue what it is, but I am looking forward to hearing if anyone on the forum does. Thanks!
  17. GPayton

    Pleistocene Rib Head

    I've found many rib fragments on the Brazos River in the past, but they've never been substantial enough to attempt an ID. Yesterday my luck seemed to change. About all I know about this piece is that it's heavily mineralized and definitely the proximal "head" of a rib bone that would have articulated with the corresponding vertebra in life. I've found some pictures of horse and deer ribs online but they don't quite match. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much, but the most similar bone I was able to find was from a Florida panther - so maybe carnivoran of some sort? As always, any
  18. GPayton

    Mammoth Radius?

    Found on the Brazos River several months ago. Although worn and incomplete, it seems like there's enough diagnostic features to make an identifcation possible, at least in my mind. After searching the forum and the Internet for anything comparable, the closest match I was able to find was the proximal end of a mammoth radius - mostly because of the shape of the articular facet and the areas surrounding it. Obviously mammoth bones are huge, but from the pictures I've seen it looks like even though the radius itself is very long, it only broadens towards the distal end. Any help would be appreci
  19. GPayton

    Mammoth/Mastodon Toe Bone?

    Found on the Brazos River just southwest of Houston. When I first picked this up, judging by the extreme river damage it had suffered being tossed around in the water for so many years, I simply assumed it was just another unidentifiable piece of Pleistocene bone to get thrown in the box with the others back at home. But since I've been going through the galleries of some of the members here to help identify the other bones I collected, this one seems to bear a resemblance to a mammoth metacarpal. Maybe the smallest one, although the damage on several spots is significant - the outer bony surf
  20. Picked this up yesterday in Galveston Bay dredge spoils. Beaumont formation, late Pleistocene age. I typically resist the urge to being home any more shells but this one it unlike any I've seen over the years from this site or others I've visited alone the upper Texas Gulf Coast. I've not been able to identify it and hoping someone can point me in the right direction. The only shells of this form listed in online references for the Texas coast are very small around 1" or so in comparison to the 5-6" length of this one if it were complete. Darrow
  21. A complete mummified wold cub aged 56,000-57,000 years was discovered in Northern Canada. "Scientists now say the cub, of which the hide, hair and teeth are intact, is "the most complete wolf mummy known". https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55409689 https://www.newscientist.com/article/57000-57000-year-old-mummified-wolf-pup-discovered-in-canadian-permafrost/
  22. Lorne Ledger

    Texas Cave Find Claw

    Hello everyone, hope someone can help ID this claw for me to at least genus. This came from Burnet County, TX cave on the river. It is well fossilized and solid, from an older layer in the cave where I have found two turtle species - Apalone and an unidentified leg hole fragment of turtle/tortoise the material is Late Pleistocene. I am figuring this claw probably belongs to my unidentified turtle shell piece but the shell fragment is pretty beat up.
  23. Max-fossils

    Fish bone from the Zandmotor

    Hey everyone, Found this bone yesterday on the Zandmotor, Netherlands (most likely Eemian in age, late Pleistocene, around 120'000 years old). Judging by the structure I'm fairly confident it's from a fish, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what bone it could be. My best guess so far is that it's a parietal bone, but I'm not yet convinced. I'm not finding much comparison material online; although I may be using the wrong search words. I'm also curious if you maybe know if it's possible to identify this bone further than Teleostei indet. It's quite big (scale in centimete
  24. Bradley Flynn

    Tibia identification

    This is a cave find I can't place. I think its a partial tibia, but from what family? The identification of this bone could help me with the time-line of the cave. Thanks
  25. Shellseeker

    Sharing some interesting finds

    All about the same size,and maybe all marine. A tip or a root. See the following thread for clues... maybe A bone.
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