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  1. Shellseeker

    An interesting Bone

    With the River and creeks WAAAAY over my head, I have started to sort, review, reduce my collections from the last 3-4 months, starting from the most recent. I have a couple of interesting bones. The 1st I think in a cannon bone from a small pre_equus horse. Why small pre_equus horse? I find 1 Equus fossil at this location for every 100 pre_Equus horse fossils, plus this bone is too small to be an Equus cannon bone. Why Cannon bone ? Because it seems very similar to a photo of Equus Cannon bone created by @Harry Pristis. Harry identified as left leg, Mine seems to be the opposite ori
  2. Shellseeker

    Peace River oddity

    I was out today with a friend hunting the Peace River. You might ask how. 90% of the river is way too deep and dangerous to hunt. I have a temperamental back which does not allow me to hunt areas that are less than knee deep. During season, there are many isolated areas like that, and for likely places we dig probe holes to determine if the area contains fossils. We identify areas which might be hunt-able when the river is 4 feet above normal. So a lot of small shark, ray teeth, mostly broken and a few finds that make the trip worthwhile.. On this day, a posterior Meg, a chunk of an
  3. I’ve made several trips to Greens Mill Run recently, lots of shark teeth and belemnites, large intact scallops and clams, large whale ribs and jaw bones and ear bones. However I have 3 fossils I cannot identify. Some pics are below: The top tooth is either mosasaur or crocodile, not sure which. The other two, I’m clueless. Any help would be appreciated!
  4. Shellseeker

    A Very odd bone

    I have this bone that I found 4-5 weeks ago. I have not had any new insights, but I think it strongly suggests marine mammal and because of the foramena, mandible. All suggestions and comments welcome. Jack
  5. Adie_uk

    unknown Pliocene jaw, indonesia?

    Hi Guys and gals, does anyone know what jaw bone and teeth this belongs too? its upto or around 2million years old and is from java indonesia, found in the same deposits as stegodon, hippo rhino, bison and so on.. i just can't place it, some better photos of the teeth would help but i don't have them yet... many thanks
  6. Shellseeker

    Toe Bone, Phalanx

    An Interesting bone, It does not seem to be predator, so I am thinking something like Tapir, Peccary, etc. My biggest concern is that I have found pre_Equus horses, Gomphothere at this location and very little Pleistocene mammal material. But we will see. It seems to be the size of and resemble Tapir toe bones. I have copied one of @Harry Pristis excellent charts from another thread... Does it not look like a tapir phalanx? Comments greatly appreciated. Jack
  7. Shellseeker

    Another day in paradise

    Hunting trip to the Peace River. This is my day "job". The weather is very hot... mid-90s Fahrenheit, little breeze. It is very nice to be standing in a river. With the sun bearing down, I frequently submerge to my chin to cool off. We anticipate afternoon thunderstorms to roll in and soak us. Sometime thunder and lightening add to the experience. Usually there is insufficient time to reach cover before getting drenched. Sooner or later we'll get enough days with thunderstorms that will refill the river from its current low levels. Today is a sorting and photo taking day, wh
  8. Shellseeker

    Back to a favorite location

    Went out again yesterday (It's easy because I am retired,and planned to prioritize fossil hunting). It has been a while since I hunted here, and my friend and I commented that there had been intensive hunting since we were here last. While he was doing pretty well on Megs, Makos, and Hemis, I was having trouble finding a productive spot. -- it happens. The day was overcast and hot, but I am standing in water feeding the swarms of mosquitoes and an occasional horse fly. Did someone ever tell you that "Deep woods Off" would keep these varmints from pestering you? I have a not so secret st
  9. Sallaf Banks

    Whale? Crocodile? Bear?

    Hello! I found one yesterday that's stumped me. I've used the NC fossil club book and the Google and I've not seen anything like this. The smoothness of the upper part is throwing me off as the other whale teeth I have are textured. Same with the crocodile. This was found in NC where the Pliocene Yorktown and Miocene Eastover are exposed. I can take measurements later if needed. Thanks in advance!
  10. JoseR_Carrillo

    Hello from Peru

    Hi, Mi names is José. I from Piura, a city in the northwestern cost of peru. Together with my friend we find this shark teeth fossil in marine terreins of upper miocene - pliocene in Sechura basin, very similar to Pisco Basin (that may be better known to you). We need help to identify this teeth and others too ( https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1F6O3ql4zvtRnShPd0ZoOVWJ6tPbOimgr?usp=sharing ) Y1_50 3 --> Isistius triangulus ¿? Y2_328 --> Carcharocles Megalodon ¿? Y1_305 --> Carcharhinus sp ¿? Thanks and sorry for my bad inglish grammar.
  11. Shellseeker

    Predator molar

    I was out hunting today.. Gorgeous. Sun shining, middle 90s, cooled by the Peace River. I need to investigate a small vertebra and what seems to be a fish tooth before asking for IDs. But for this thread, a slightly broken molar that seems like it came from a predator. I do not have accurate size measurements, but judging by the size of my fingers, the length of the chewing surface and the crown height are both approximately 1 inch.
  12. Wentletrapper

    Florida Shell ID Help

    Hello All, A friend of mine recently sent me some fossils he found near his home in Florida. It was suggested to us that they were from the Tamiami Formation, from the Pinecrest Beds. I’m relatively new to the paleontology of Florida so I have no idea if this is correct. I’m hoping that the community might be able to help identify some fossils. I apologize in advance for the quality of some of these photos. Because of the coloration, getting clear shots was sometimes difficult. I’d be truly appreciative if, along with the name of the fossil, you could include the citation from wher
  13. Shellseeker

    Seal Canine

    I went out hunting today in the Peace River and found some very nice fossils, which were unusual for the Peace River. then this... A 54 mm Canine. I showed it to a couple of people, who both responded "likely seal". I searched the internet for fossil seal canines. Take a look at the enamel tip. It is distinctive! However, all the fossils identified as Seal Canines have tips not remotely similar to the one I found. What am I missing ? Also , I thought about the age of this fossil. Just by sea level measurements over the last 20 million years, we know that ther
  14. ziggycardon

    Penguin beak (Pliocene of Chile)

    I just ordered this piece which I was watching for quite a while as I wanted to add some more bird material to my collection. It's a penguin beak found in the Bahia Inglesa Formation, Atacama Desert, Copiapo, Chile (Pliocene, around 4 mya). It was listed as "Pelecyornis sp." but since that is a genus terror bird I don't think that ID is correct. After doing some google research I am more leaning towards perhaps Spheniscus urbinai or Spheniscus megaramphus or another species. But I am far from an expert on bird material let alone fossil penguins so I was hoping on some imput from
  15. A couple of weeks ago I was in Southern Florida with my wife and my sons family for 8 days. My wife, my 7 year old grandson and your’s truly. During this time I was able to get out and collect fossil Pliocene-Pleistocene shells from the Caloosahatchee Formation. Collecting fossil shells is one of my favorite fossils to collect and I love it when I find complete examples. I have been to the Peace River a couple times, and even stopped there on the way home to take a look at it, it was very shallow, there was a group of people sifting, but I did not partake.
  16. hemipristis

    One more Odontocete? tooth, Pliocene

    One more. What throws me off about this one is the oval root base, when all several dozen other Odontocete teeth have a circular root base, and the wear pattern on the tip. Thoughts?
  17. hemipristis

    odontocete teeth ID, Pliocene

    hello everyone, I am looking for some assistance in identifying two odontocete teeth from the Pliocene Yorktown Fm, Lee Creek Mine. The first photo shows the two teeth in question on the left vs a Kogiopsis sp. tooth on the right Are the teeth in question just Kogiopsis with the crunchy outer coating intact? Marine mammal ID isn't my forte. There are 3 photos each. Interesting that the second of these teeth almost has an opaline filling of the basal cavity. Any help is greatly appreciated! TOOTH #1 TO
  18. WAStatePugetLobe

    PNW beach find, curved vertebrae, unknown

    This was found between glacial and non glacial quaternary sediment. Slightly north of Ocean shores, WA. NOT on the beach, but where the forest meets the beach and erosion is occuring. I brought this to the only fossil shop local to me and all they recommended bringing it to another shop hours away so trying my luck here! You can see the vertebrae which after taking a soft brush to curves around in the shape of a I, the clearly visible vertebrae at top are the largest in with, however the length of each remains the same as the width lessens. There are at least 9 verte
  19. penutpls

    Paleobotany: Identification help

    Hello everyone! I am looking for help to identify this macrofossil sample of a leaf. It shouldn't be older than pliocene. Really struggling to identify it. Thought of it as Nothofagus or maybe Populus. Was looking for it in Zelkova, but nothing quite matches it. Does anyone know or have a suggestions, what it could be? Thanks in advance! Philipp
  20. Ludwigia

    Glycymeris glycymeris (Linnaeus 1758)

    From the album: Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

    ø 4.5cm. Pliocene. Found at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, UK.
  21. Ludwigia

    Neptunea contraria (Linnaeus 1771)

    From the album: Gastropods and Bivalves Worldwide

    6cm. long. Pliocene. Found at Red Crag, Suffolk, UK
  22. I tipi di alcuni gasteropodi terziari di Stefano Borson 1976
  23. After a 3 month dedicated search (coughSisyphean) to figure this out on my own, I still can’t find anything that remotely looks like this. I’m a longtime SE LA/SW MS creek gravel rockhounder and I’ve never come across this before. I’ve shown it to some other area collectors-no luck. This was found in a creek running through the upper terraces of the (pre-loess) La Citronelle formation not far from the Amite County, MS border. *I should also mention that Louisiana gravels within the (Plio) Citronelle contain much older rocks/fossils that are believed to have been transported by glac
  24. Shellseeker

    Small Mandibular symphysis

    Many things on the plate. I went back to sort finds from a trip last week and found this fossil that is confusing me. It was late in the day and I was hurrying to empty this sieve and load another one. I thought it might be a mandible section and noting no teeth, tossed it into my collection bag. Now , I am at the point of trying to figure out what is it. It is a Mandibular symphysis, exciting by itself and small .. 16 mm length, 10 mm wide, and 7 mm high. Seems to have 4 or 5 Alveoli pointing straight ahead. like incisors of a tayassuid. I have looked at the Internet but
  25. Shellseeker

    Cetacean jaw

    I have been hunting fossils for 15 years. On Thursday, I found my 2nd ever section of detailed Cetacean jaw material. These are exceedingly rare. It is 2.8 inches in length and has 3 alveoli. It would seem to be more Dolphin size than whale sized. The patina would indicate that the top and 2 sides are relatively complete, and it is broken at the underside. Position wise, this section might be lower right, posterior half of Jaw. Please let me know if you agree this is Dolphin, and what are the possibilities. Here is a photo of Kentriodontae Dolphin with a jaw segment of simila
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